|Hubert von Vestra
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Artwork of Hubert in Part I, from Three Houses.
Heir to House Vestra, servant to the Imperial princess
||My only wish is to see Lady Edelgard fulfill her ambitions. All other matters pale in comparison.
— Hubert, to Dorothea.
Hubert von Vestra (pronounced /'hjubɝt vɒn 'vɛstɹə/[key]; Japanese: ヒューベルト＝フォン＝べストラ Hubert von Vestra) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is the tactician of the Black Eagles house at the Officers Academy.
Hubert was born as the eldest son of Marquess Vestra, the head of House Vestra of the Adrestian Empire. He began serving Edelgard early in his youth and was taught to be faithfully loyal to her, which in due time made Hubert develop feelings towards Edelgard. In the Insurrection of the Seven, Hubert's father allied with Duke Aegir and spearheaded the capture of Emperor Ionius IX and his scions, making Lord Arundel take Edelgard and flee to Faerghus, which made Hubert develop hatred towards his father for betraying House Vestra's legacy. Hubert then escaped the empire and tried reaching Fhirdiad where Edelgard resided during three days before he was captured. When Edelgard and Arundel eventually came back, she and her siblings were isolated and experimented upon by "those who slither in the dark", preventing Hubert from helping her. Only Edelgard survived; she swore to destroy both those who slither in the dark and the Church of Seiros, who she blamed for propagating the Crest-worship that led to the deaths of her loved ones. To this end, she took up the secret identity of the Flame Emperor and began orchestrating attacks on the Church, and Hubert was one of the only ones who knew the truth of her actions.
In 1180, Hubert and Edelgard enrolled in the Officers Academy at Garreg Mach Monastery and became members of the Black Eagles house. Throughout 1180, he studies and fights alongside the Black Eagles, all while silently preparing Edelgard's ascension to the imperial throne, disposing of the corrupt imperial nobility, his father included, and concealing his knowledge of the Flame Emperor's true identity and their collaboration with "those who slither in the dark". When Edelgard declares war on the Church of Seiros, he claims his father's title as Marquess Vestra and fights on the Empire's side, potentially abandoning Byleth should they be teaching the Black Eagles and choose to side with the Church, and achieves victory. Afterwards, he and Edelgard return to Adrestia and spend the next five years battling Faerghus and Leicester while researching "those who slither in the dark".
In non-Crimson Flower routes, Hubert fights in the Battle at Gronder on Adrestia's side, and in two optional missions in both Brigid and Arianrhod, but is forced to retreat in the end. On the Azure Moon route, Hubert communicates to Edelgard the death of her uncle once he is killed in Derdriu, and warns her of the negative consequences her trump card against the Kingdom army may have for her health and future. Hubert later defends Enbarr alongside the Adrestian army before ultimately meeting his demise. On the Silver Snow and Verdant Wind routes, once Edelgard is slain, it is revealed Hubert left a letter revealing the location of Shambhala, the headquarters of "those who slither in the dark" so the victorious army can wipe them out on his and Edelgard's behalf should both be slain in the previous struggle, as they had planned to deal with them once Adrestia had conquered all of Fódlan.
In the Crimson Flower route, Hubert sincerely thanks Byleth for choosing to side with Edelgard right before she declares war on the Church, and fights alongside them and his fellow Black Eagles in the ensuing imperial invasion of Garreg Mach Monastery. After Byleth's return, Hubert and Edelgard officially co-found the Black Eagle Strike Force. Afterwards, he explains to Byleth the empire's temporary alliance with "those who slither in the dark" before proceeding to fight alongside them and Edelgard for the rest of the war. When Arianrhod is destroyed during Adrestia's conquest of Fódlan by "those who slither in the dark" as payback for Cornelia's death, Hubert reveals it was a "javelin of light" the weapon they employed to commit such act, and that it's likely they have already used them in the past in order to destroy Aileil.
Hubert is a starting playable character exclusive for the Crimson Flower route and a temporary playable character on the Silver Snow route. He is also a recurrent enemy and boss on every other route.
Starting stats and growth rates
Enemy - Chapter 1
Enemy - Chapter 7
Enemy - Blue Lions/Golden Deer/Church of Seiros Chapter 12
Enemy - Silver Snow/Azure Moon/Verdant Wind, Foreign Land and Sky
- Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a chapter 15 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a chapter 18 playthrough, the latest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken.
Enemy - Azure Moon/Verdant Wind Chapter 17
Enemy - Azure Moon, The Silver Maiden
- Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken during Chapter 19, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from Chapter 20, the point where this boss gains two levels and stops scaling.
Enemy - Silver Snow Chapter 18/Verdant Wind Chapter 19
Enemy - Azure Moon Chapter 21