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|“||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.
- 1 Fire Emblem Fates
- 2 Personality and character
- 3 Battle quotes
- 4 Death quote
- 5 Other appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Etymology and other languages
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
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Enemy - Birthright Chapter 16
Normal Hard Lunatic
Enemy - Birthright Chapter 25
Enemy - Conquest Chapter 26
Normal Hard Lunatic
Enemy - Revelation Chapter 17
Normal Hard Lunatic
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 personal gain.
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 fail and backed into a corner by his enemies, Iago will beg, whine and plea for his life to be spared with not even a shred of shame, regret or dignity, but is ignored and is killed for his actions, dying the pathetic, coward and disgraceful person he always was.
|“||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.
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 mistakes...in the afterlife!||”|
— Iago, as the boss in Revelation Chapter 17.
|“||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't...be happening! How could I lose?! King Garon, please...save...me...||”|
— Iago's death quote in Conquest Chapter 26.
|“||This...this can't be happening... My plan...was perfect... I... King Garon... H-help...me...||”|
— Iago's death quote in Revelation Chapter 17.
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|
|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]  [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 #B10-085N • Artist: Yoneko|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Iago .
- Unlike the rest of the game's Sorcerers, Iago has the capability of wielding staves, more in line with the class's portrayal in Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem.
- Iago's Japanese name, マクベス, is shared with Macbeth, a boss from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War.
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.|
|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.|
Iago's portrait in Fire Emblem Fates.
- Voice Of Iago - Fire Emblem | Behind The Voice Actors, www.behindthevoiceactors.com, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Iago, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 25 January, 2018
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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