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Istvan's portrait in Radiant Dawn.







General of the Royal Army of Seliora

Starting class


Get up, comrades! We cannot let other army take reward! Crush enemy and gain glory for Lord Seliora!
— Istvan

Istvan (Japanese: イトッツ Itots) is a Begnion commander and the general of the personal army of the duke of Seliora, who fought in the war between the Laguz Alliance and Begnion. He led Lord Seliora's army in battle with the Greil Mercenaries, who targeted him while Ranulf led the Laguz Alliance army elsewhere to fight a different noble's army at the same time.[1]

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Istvan is the boss of Part 3 Chapter 2. The chapter's objective is to defeat him.


Small portrait istvan fe10.png
Level 11
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Constitution 13
Max HP 46 Speed 20
Strength 26 Luck 6
Magic 3 Defense 24
Skill 23 Resistance 9
Movement 9 Weight 43
Inventory Skills
Short Axe
Weapon Levels
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WiiRankFire.png -- WiiRankThunder.png -- WiiRankWind.png -- WiiRankLight.png -- WiiRankDark.png -- WiiRankStaff.png --

Personality and character

Istvan was motivated by a greed to claim the reward for stopping the Laguz Alliance on behalf of his master, as a result of the fierce competition between the nobles for the rewards and status,[2] and was disappointed to learn that he fought only beorc, which would fetch a lesser reward. According to Soren, he was a poor commander who effectively wasted his soldiers' abilities.[3] He spoke in a very simplistic way which mostly omitted articles.


Battle quotes

What luck! Enemy comes in tiny numbers. Get up, comrades! We cannot let other army take reward! Crush enemy and gain glory for Lord Seliora!
— Istvan, as the boss of Part 3 Chapter 2 in Radiant Dawn.

Against Ike in Part 3 Chapter 2

Istvan: I am Istvan, general of Lord Seliora’s royal army! You, leader of sub-human filth! State your name!
Ike: I’m Ike of the Greil Mercenaries.
Istvan: Greil Mercenaries? Hm. Never heard of them! You are just small-time bandits, yes? Argh! If we had left behind dead bodies of sub-humans, our reward would have been bigger! My lord is not pleased with heads of bandits!
Ike: Oh, I wouldn’t worry about our heads. You have no chance to win this fight. Leave while you can.

Death quotes

W-wait...! This cannot be! Our...reward...
— Istvan, as the boss of Part 3 Chapter 2 in Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Istvan Alternate form of István, hungarian form of Stephen.[4]
Japanese イトッツ Romanized as ITOTS in his internal file name.
Spanish Istvan As above.
French Istvan As above.
German Istvan As above.
Italian Istvan As above.



  1. "Ranulf: We'll leave the troops on the left to you beorc. Sound good?
    Ike: Fine by me. We'll teach these nobles a thing or two.
    " — Ranulf and Ike, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  2. "It was no use. No one would even listen to me. It makes my heart heavy. The nobles are too busy competing with one another for rewards and status to realize the danger to their lands." — Levail, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  3. "Their soldiers were well equipped and well trained, but their commanders were terrible." — Soren, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAltinaAmyAshuneraDanielElenaGreilJorgeLanvegaLargoLilliaLoraziehMustonNicoRajaionRamonSoanYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffBalberithBaselardCaladbolgCreiddyladCymbelineDouble BowEttardFloreteLughnasadhMatronaRagnellRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameTarvosThaniUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters Part I P: Under Gray Skies • 1: Maiden of Miracles • 2: The Dispossessed • 3: A Faint Light • 4: A Distant Voice • 5: The Lost Heir • 6: Raise the Standard (part 1part 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One Survives • E: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's Charge • E: Elincia's Gambit
Part III P: The Great Advance • 1: Laguz and Beorc • 2: Stormclouds • 3: River Crossing • 4: The General's Hand • 5: Retreat! • 6: A Reason to Fight • 7: Rivals Collide • 8: Incandescent Glow • 9: Marauders • 10: The Heart of Crimea • 11: Just Cause • 12: The Price • 13: Blood Contract • E: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable Sin • E: Rebirth (part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5)
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaeinDesert of DeathGalliaGoldoaGrann DesertHatariKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageBlood pactDawn BrigadeDisciples of OrderGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLaguz AllianceLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguzZunanma) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
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