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Portrait iago fe14.png
Portrait of Iago from Fates.






Starting class


Voiced by
Drat! So our false prince/princess made it through that battle in one piece... And after I went through all that trouble to summon a Faceless army! This is Prince Xander's fault, the traitor. Though King Garon is not without blame... I don't see why he would allow that child to live after being tainted by the Hoshidans. It is truly beyond my understanding. Luckily he has me to set things right. That's right, Corrin. Enjoy this brief respite, heh heh heh. Hell is waiting for you as soon as you leave this forest. Prepare to suffer and die!
— Iago, in Conquest chapter 7.

Iago (Japanese: マクベス Makubex) is a recurring boss character in Fire Emblem Fates. He is the secondary antagonist in Birthright and Conquest route and a minor antagonist in the Revelation route. Fightable on all three routes of the game, Iago is one of Garon's loyal retainers.

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Enemy - Birthright Chapter 16

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait iago fe14.png
Level 7
Movement -
Max HP 40 Speed 16
Strength 0 Luck 14
Magic 20 Defense 15
Skill 14 Resistance 20
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 tome.png Ginnungagap Is 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png A FE14RankStaff.png E FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --

Enemy - Birthright Chapter 25

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait iago fe14.png
Level 15
Movement -
Max HP 50 Speed 22
Strength 2 Luck 21
Magic 26 Defense 19
Skill 24 Resistance 28
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 tome.png Ginnungagap
Is 3ds02 katana.png Hagakure BladeThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds01 bowbreaker.png Bowbreaker
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png A FE14RankStaff.png E FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --

Enemy - Conquest Chapter 26

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait iago fe14.png
Level 20
Movement -
Max HP 45 Speed 23
Strength 0 Luck 13
Magic 31 Defense 23-5
Skill 22 Resistance 28-5
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 tome.png ExcaliburThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 staff.png Enfeeble
Is 3ds02 staff.png Freeze
Is 3ds02 rod.png Silence
Is 3ds02 good fortune.png Good Fortune
Is 3ds02 staff savant.png Staff Savant
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png S FE14RankStaff.png B FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --

Enemy - Revelation Chapter 17

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait iago fe14.png
Level 7
Movement -
Max HP 38 Speed 16
Strength 0 Luck 14
Magic 22 Defense 12
Skill 14 Resistance 20
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 tome.png FimbulvetrThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Is 3ds02 heartseeker.png Heartseeker
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png B FE14RankStaff.png E FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --

Personality and character

Iago is a cruel, dishonorable, uncomplimentary and manipulative schemer, showing no hesitation to employ any method he deems necessary to achieve his goals, even if they are lacking in sound morals. He is also known to be an individual of sadistic tendencies, reveling in the agony of others, especially if their suffering happens to be the result of his plans. Arrogant and egoistic to a fault, Iago believes his intelligence to be unrivaled, although this belief of his is ironically contrasted by the stark failure of the vast majority of the plans that he crafts. Iago is, ultimately, a deceitful coward who abuses power for his selfish gain.

When fighting against Hoshido, he arrogantly mocks and taunts them whenever he faces off with them, mocking Corrin's feelings and trust in hopes of turning them against one another. He also had no problem using Takumi against them, when its revealed he used him as a spy to know his enemies location each time, and nearly succeeded killing them, but failed when the Hoshidans siblings outsmarted him and foiling his plans.

He is also greatly disliked by the Nohrians siblings, (mainly Leo and Xander) as they show discontent against him for showing disgrace to Nohr and attempting to have Corrin killed many times. They even defend Corrin against him when he attempts to kill Corrin for sparing Hinoka.

His own selfish and arrogance ego would eventually lead to his downfalls in all three paths, when his plans and schemes fail and backed into a corner by his enemies, (Hoshido or Nohr) Iago will beg, whine and plea for his life to be spared with not even a shred of shame, regret or dignity, but his pleas falls deaf on their ears and gets killed for his cruel actions, dying the pathetic, cowardly and disgraceful person he always was.

Battle quotes

Pfft. What do you think you're doing, minion? Bring on Corrin!
— Iago, as the boss in Birthright Chapter 16.
Iago: And here we are, at last. I've been waiting for you.
Corrin: I'm done talking. It's time to finish this.
Iago: Oh, I agree. HAH!

— Iago, when fighting Corrin in Birthright Chapter 16.
You poor fool. Doing Corrin's dirty work for him/her...
— Iago, as the boss in Birthright Chapter 25.
Iago: You're like a rather pesky cockroach, you know that? Just when I think I've got you under my foot, you scamper away.
Corrin: Sure. Just keep talking. It's what you do best. I'm through talking.
Iago: Well, then! I'll save the rest of my clever analogies for another time... And kill you right now. HAAH!

— Iago, when fighting Corrin in Birthright Chapter 25.
Takumi: Yes! I was hoping I'd get a chance to kill you myself. This is for everything you've put me through!
Iago: *yawn* You know I chose you because you were the weakest, right? You should never have come out of that spell - now you're going to suffer!
Takumi: Wrong! Now that my head is clear, my aim is truer than ever. I'm going to turn your face into my own personal bull's-eye.

— Iago, when fighting Takumi in Birthright Chapter 25.
You impertinent traitor! Your ragtag group is no match for my army! Let your death serve as an example to all those who dare oppose King Garon!
— Iago, as the boss in Conquest Chapter 26.
Iago: Are you ready to pay for your betrayal, Lord/Lady Corrin?
Corrin: No, Iago, I am ready to kill you.
Iago: Oh my, how very frightening. I'm trembling! I am the highest-ranking general in the Nohrian army, you fool. Do you really think I'll be so easy to kill? But before you die, I have something to tell you. A parting gift, if you will. It was I who sent the Faceless who killed that flying rat, Lilith.
Corrin: What?!
Iago: Oh, and that's not all. It was I who suggested to King Garon that you be forced to kill Prince Ryoma. And I who told the enemy about your journey to Macarath. Did you enjoy my little gifts of sorrow? I put ever so much thought into them!
Corrin: I will never forgive you for all that, Iago. Prepare to die!
Iago: Ha! So the imprisoned little prince/princess fancies <himself/herself> all grown up. The king ordered me to make you suffer without killing you... But I can no longer comply. In order to see my plans to fruition, you must die! Say your prayers, Lord/Lady Corrin!

— Iago, when fighting Corrin in Conquest Chapter 26.
I must congratulate you for making it as far as you have. However, it is now your time to die. With you out of the way, the world will be King Garon's for the taking. Enjoy reflecting on all your the afterlife!
— Iago, as the boss in Revelation Chapter 17.

Death quote

You think... you've won...
— Iago's defeat voice clip.
This is nothing...compared to what King Garon will do...
— Iago's defeat quote in Birthright Chapter 16.
Save me...King Garon...
— Iago's death quote in Birthright Chapter 25.
GAAAAH!! This can' happening! How could I lose?! King Garon,
— Iago's death quote in Conquest Chapter 26.
This...this can't be happening... My plan...was perfect... I... King Garon...
— Iago's death quote in Revelation Chapter 17.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Warriors

Iago appears as a boss in chapter 13 in Story Mode.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Iago is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Iago
TCGCipher B10-085N.png Nohrian Tactician, Iago



"Well, then! I’ll save the rest of my clever analogies for another time… And kill you right now. HAAH!”"
Attack: 50 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Sorcerer Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Underhanded Sacrifice: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip two bond cards] [Destroy another ally] Your opponent must choose one of their units besides the Main Character. Destroy the chosen unit.
Nohrian Tactics: [Trigger] When this unit's 'Underhanded Sacrifice' destroys an enemy, you may move this unit.
Card #B10-085NArtist: Yoneko
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Iago .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iago Direct reference to the antagonist of the Shakespearian play Othello.[2]
Japanese マクベス Romanized in internal data as Makubex. A reference to MakubeX, an antagonistic character from GetBackers, a work of Shin Kibayashi, the writer of Fates's basic story, done under one of his numerous pen names.
Spanish Iago As above
French Iago As above
German Iago As above
Italian Iago As above



  1. Voice Of Iago - Fire Emblem | Behind The Voice Actors,, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
  2. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Iago,, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
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