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Hoðr

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Hoðr

FESK Hoðr.png
Artwork of Hoðr from Treasure.

Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family

Eldigan, Lachesis, Chagall, Ares, Diarmuid, Nanna (descendants)

Title(s)

Appearance(s)

Genealogy of the Holy War

King Eldigan of Nordion draws lineage from Hoðr the Brave, one of the legendary Twelve Crusaders.
— An Agustria villager

Hoðr (Japanese: ヘズル Hezul), dubbed the "Black Knight" (Japanese: 黒騎士), was a member of the Twelve Crusaders, the original wielder of Mystletainn and the founder of the Kingdom of Agustria.

Biography

As with the other Crusaders, Hoðr was a warrior fighting in a revolution against the tyranny of the Loptrian Empire, and was one of the survivors barricaded in Dahna Fortress when the tide turned against their movement. It was at this fortress that the Miracle of Dahna occurred, changing the tide of the war: Hoðr was chosen by an unidentified member of the twelve dragon "gods" who descended upon the fortress, to undergo a blood-bond with said dragon, transforming him into one of the Crusaders. He was granted Mystletainn, sealed to his new holy lineage, by this dragon.

With the other Crusaders, Hoðr fought in the rest of the Holy War and contributed to the downfall of the Loptrian Empire. At the war's conclusion, Hoðr founded Agustria and reigned as its first king. Of his numerous children, only his youngest daughter inherited his Brand and major Holy Blood; this daughter was married off to the Nordion nobility of Agustria, inadvertently permanently transferring his Holy Blood to House Nordion. As a result, following Hoðr's death, none of his direct descendants - the future monarchs of Agustria - possessed his Holy Blood.[1] This was eventually rectified in Grann 778, where after the extermination of the Agusti royal family two decades earlier, the Agustrian throne was succeeded by the major-blooded Ares of Nordion following the liberation of Agustria from the Grannvale Empire.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Hoðr

Mentioned on Fire Emblem Heroes's "Meet some of the Heroes" page of the official site.[2] Derived from Höðr, a Norse deity and the brother of Baldr, who was tricked by Loki into killing Baldr with an arrow of mistletoe.

English
(unofficial)

Hezul

Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.

Japanese

ヘズル

Officially romanized as Hezul. From Höðr.

Spanish

Hoðr

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French

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German

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Italian

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Portuguese

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Traditional Chinese

赫哲爾

Hezul

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References

  1. "Black Knight Hoðr founded the Agusti Royal Family. He had many children and one of them, his youngest daughter who possessed the Brand, was married off to the Nordion family. From then on, the successor of the Brand appeared within the Nordion Royal Family and they were allowed to take the Demon Sword Mystletainn if they swore an oath of loyalty to the Agusti Royal Family. In terms of bloodline, the rulers of Agusti were Hoðr's direct descendants."Designers' notes from a Genealogy of the Holy War playing guide, translated by Serenes Forest, Retrieved: July 7, 2013
  2. "Ares is the son of Eldigan, the king of Nordion. Also called the Black Knight, he’s a descendant of the crusader Hoðr, which allows him to wield Mystletainn, the Demon Sword!"Ares's "Meet some of the Heroes" page, Fire Emblem Heroes official site, Retrieved: August 30, 2012
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Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
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 Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConoteLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Aed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessenceTwelve Crusaders
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline