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Hilda (Genealogy of the Holy War)

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Hilda

FESK Hilda 01.png
Artwork of Hilda from Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gender

Female

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Grannvalean (Velthomer)

Title(s)
Starting class

Queen

Appearance(s)
Few folk livin' today are as vile as that Queen Hilda of Chronos. She's real cozy with them dark cultists. She goes 'round stealin' kids, then if they so much as cry, she kills the mams so calm-like, you'd think she was just swattin' flies! There's no way that woman's human! It's a fiend that's rulin' us now...
— A Miletos villager

(Japanese: ヒルダ Hilda) was the wife of Duke Bloom of Friege, a relative of the Velthomer nobility of Grannvale, and the mother of Ishtar and Ishtore. She was responsible for the relentless abuse of Tailtiu/Ethnia while in Bloom's captivity, resulting in her death, and as the appointed Queen of Miletos in the Grannvale occupation of the region, personally participated in the Loptyrian child hunts in the country.

Biography

At some point during the era of the Grannvale Empire, Hilda's father - a Velthomer nobleman - was killed by revolutionaries against the Grannvalean rule of Jugdral.[1] When Bloom abducted Tailtiu/Ethnia and her daughter Teeny/Linda from their hiding in Silesse and imprisoned them, Hilda took to viciously abusing the two, both physically and verbally, for years on end until her actions ultimately caused Tailtiu/Ethnia's death.[2]

With the occupied Miletos territory placed under the rule of House Friege, Hilda was appointed the "Queen of Miletos" while Bloom governed the Manster District. Ruling Miletos from Chronos Castle, she was a prominent architect of the massacres and child abductions in the region, until the arrival of Seliph's liberation army in Miletos. She was defeated at Chronos, but survived the battle and retreated to Grannvale. At Grannvale, in the final confrontation with Seliph's army, Hilda was entrusted with the defense of Friege Castle, the last obstacle between Seliph and Julius himself at Belhalla, and died in the battle.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Role

Hilda is the first boss of Chapter 10, fought at Chronos Castle. While she is the first the player will pass, she can be ignored for a while and the player can go fight Morrigan at Rados Castle instead if they choose, but both must be defeated and seized to progress to Miletos Castle.

Hilda later re-appears as the third boss of the Endgame, fighting outside Friege Castle with the Gelb Ritter.

Stats

Boss, Chapter 10 Boss, Endgame

Portrait hilda fe04.png
Queen
Level 27
Holy Blood SNESHolyBloodFjalar.png
Movement 6
Authority ★★★★
Stats
Max HP 70 Speed 24
Strength 12 Luck 5
Magic 30 Defense 19
Skill 21 Resistance 30
Inventory Skills
Is snes02 bolganone.png BolganoneThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is snes02 speed ring.png Speed Ring
6,000 Gold
Is snes02 follow-up.png Follow-Up
Is snes02 charm.png Charm
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png -- SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png A
SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Personality and character

Hilda was violent and bloodthirsty, delighting in the suffering of the people of Miletos under the rule of Grannvale and the Loptyrians, regularly participating in the massacres herself, and considering the murders of escaped children to be a perfectly normal "lesson" to the people of Miletos.[3] In particular, she had an intense hatred for Tailtiu/Ethnia as a result of their status as traitors to Grannvale;[2] while she freely and gleefully admitted to her abuse of Tailtiu/Ethnia, she nonetheless claimed that they were "ungrateful" toward her, as if she expected gratitude from them for her actions.[4] She appeared to have an interest in her family scaling the social order, as evidenced by her insistence on Ishtar's pursuit of her relationship with Julius.[5] At the same time as her heinous deeds, she nonetheless claimed that the demise of Ishtore and Bloom at the hands of Seliph's army was itself a vicious crime on Seliph's part worthy of eternal emnity from House Friege.[6]

Quotes

Battle quotes

I will avenge my father, my husband, and my son. ...Feel my wrath!!
— Hilda, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Hilda:Ohoho! Well, if it isn't Teeny/Linda. I knew you'd come crawling back to me. You really are every bit the ingrate you dear mama was!
Teeny/Linda: Hilda! You... What did you do to Mother...
Hilda: Ahh, that takes me back! It's been so long since I had as much fun as tormenting that eyesore you call "mama"... Ahahaha!
Teeny/Linda: No! You... I won't forgive you...
Hilda: Why, if I didn't know better, that's the smart mouth of someone all grown up! What could a brat like you ever hope to do? Good thing you miss your mama. You're about to go join her in hell!

— Hilda, when fighting Teeny/Linda, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Hmph... I won't fall anywhere near as easily as those other worms!
— Hilda, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Heheheh... So you've come, Teeny/Linda. I've been waiting for you. I've decided that I want to kill you personally.
— Hilda, when fighting Teeny/Linda, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Hilda: Ohohohoho... You're Tailtiu's other brat, aren't you? Am I to presume you've come to seek my head for your mommy's pathetic demise?
Arthur: Oh, yeah. I figured that Teeny/Linda shouldn't dirty her hands this time around...
Hilda: Oh, did you, now? In that case, I'll drag you straight to hell with me!

— Hilda, when fighting Arthur, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Gah... This can't be happening! I can't stay here... I must retreat...
— Hilda, in Chapter 10 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Gaah! This is a travesty... Ishtar...avenge me... You must avenge me...
— Hilda, in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game

Hilda was featured on one card in the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Hilda
No image available.
Class: Queen Level 1 Infantry Magic Attack
Energy: 5 Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2 WLv.: SNESRankStaff.png A SNESRankFire.png A SNESRankThunder.png A SNESRankWind.png A
Equip: Elthunder Skills: Follow-Up
Card #2-059Rarity: ★ • Artist: Katsuyoshi Koya
Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Hilda Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese ヒルダ Officially romanized as Hilda.

Gallery

References

  1. "I will avenge my father, my husband, and my son. ...Feel my wrath!!" — Hilda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Teeny: No, I'm fine with it. Queen Hilda was an evil, evil person.
    Lewyn: What, did she treat you bad or something?
    Teeny: Yeah. She always used to beat me and call me names, and she said my mother a traitor.
    Lewyn: That would've been Tailtiu...
    Teeny: Yes. She and Arthur escaped to Silesse after the Battle of Belhalla. Then she had me. But I was told my father passed away...
    Lewyn: Is that right... So you came to the Alster Kingdom after all that?
    Teeny: Well, we didn't go there willingly. We were taken by force by King Bloom's men. And then that's where my mother died.
    Lewyn: You sure haven't had it easy, have you...
    Teeny: Yeah... Anyway, Hilda really had it in for my mum. My mum put up with so much to keep me safe. A day didn't go by that she wasn't crying...
    " — Teeny and Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "I don't believe it... Well, I'll have them all killed as a lesson to the others." — Hilda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  4. "You're just as ungrateful as she was. [...] Ah, she was an eyesore. I made her life a living hell! Hahaha, I had so much fun back then..." — Hilda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  5. "Ishtar, you listen up! We Frieges are of noble rank within Grannvale. And I'm originally from Velthomer, just as the Imperial family is. Who could possibly make a more worthy partner for His Highness than yourself!?" — Hilda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  6. "Now, on to these rebels... the ones responsible for killing my husband and my dear Ishtore. They stole Alster from us, as well. Seliph and his family shall forever remain the Friege's bitter enemy!" — Hilda, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline