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Artwork of Izuka from Radiant Dawn.







Starting class

Summoner (Radiant Dawn)


...Dare not speak to me that way again... My work is humanity's greatest triumph... Depraved? Ha!
— Izuka

Izuka (Japanese: イズカ Izca) is a citizen of Daein and an advisor to Pelleas in Radiant Dawn.

Izuka created the drug for the Feral Ones.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance


Izuka is a minor character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He is the scientist who invented the formula that turns Laguz into Feral Ones. He is briefly seen in Chapter 28, where he releases several Feral Ones to defend the Tower of Gritnea and flees.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn


Izuka ascends to become a major antagonist in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He has discovered the late King Ashnard's orphan son Pelleas and helped him raise the Daein Liberation Army to take the Daein throne and remove the corrupt Begnion occupation from the country. Izuka is initially suspicious of Micaiah when she arrives to join the Liberation Army, coming to the hasty conclusion that she intends to usurp the throne from Pelleas. However, after learning that she is the folk hero known as the Silver-Haired Maiden, he immediately demands she join them, hoping for her to serve as a figurehead for the revolution. During the war, he proves to be terribly incompetent in his role as a tactician; his plans show poor tactical judgement at best and flagrant disregard for ethical standards at worst. Micaiah soon ends up serving in his role for the remainder of the uprising.

After the Daein victory, Izuka, who is secretly allied with the corrupt Begnion senate, tricks Pelleas into signing a blood pact to keep Daein under Begnion's thumb. When Ashera petrifies the world, Izuka sides with her and is confronted by Tibarn and his group, potentially including Pelleas. He reveals that he lied to Pelleas all along; Pelleas was a random blue-haired orphan he found that he could claim to be Ashnard's child and use as a figurehead. Izuka summons several Feral Ones to attack, but Tibarn and his party overwhelm his forces and kill him.


See also: Unforgivable Sin
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Level 13
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Constitution 9
Max HP 46 Speed 25
Strength 15+3 Luck 19
Magic 38 Defense 18
Skill 29 Resistance 37
Movement 6 Weight 9
Inventory Skills
BalberithThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.This item or skill is locked to this unit.
RewarpThis item or skill is locked to this unit.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Knives -- Strike weapons --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- Wind magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic SS Staves S


Izuka is a cruel person who has little regard for anyone besides himself. He is willing to let his allies die for the sake of achieving his goals, and holds a particular disdain for the Laguz, who he believes are less then sentient. Izuka also thinks of himself as a genius despite the repeated mistakes he makes that could result in the loss of many lives on his own side if it wasn't for Micaiah's aid. When he is fought as an enemy, he is also revealed to be very calculating, using even a mother's care for her lost son for the sake of his own benefit.


Battle quotes

Don't you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!
— Izuka in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Ah... You must be the hawk king! Understand that my work was never intended to harm the laguz, specifically!
Tibarn: No power on Tellius will protect you from me. With your death, I can finally lay my brothers' souls to rest.

— Izuka when fighting Tibarn in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Elincia, the Crimean queen! Are you here to seek revenge?
Elincia: Revenge? On whose account? What are you talking about? I am arresting a dangerous fugitive.

— Izuka when fighting Elincia in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Don't you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!
Lucia: I don't know what atrocities caused Bastian to hold you prisoner, but I know what you did to the laguz, and that's reason enough for me to kill you!
Izuka: Don't be too rash! If you kill me, Crimea will surely suffer!
Lucia: I will silence your lying tongue, degenerate!

— Izuka when fighting Lucia in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Ranulf: I saw the results of your experiments at Gritnea Tower. The mutilated bodies... the rotting flesh... It was the most horrifying experience of my life. I wonder if my nightmares will pass when I kill you?
Izuka: How could you not see the importance of my beloved research? That was my life's work!
Ranulf: Then it is appropriate that you will pay for those terrible crimes with your life. My long-suffering kinsmen, watch as I destroy your tormentor!

— Izuka when fighting Ranulf in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: They've broken through my Feral Ones! I must create more!
Geoffrey: After the war against the Mad King, I always regretted not capturing you. Prepare yourself for justice!

— Izuka when fighting Geoffrey in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Have a care, Crimean count! If my knowledge dies, so does your only hope of saving that man!
Bastian:'s true that your knowledge is a valuable asset.
Izuka: Ah, my noble count! You are most merciful!
Bastian: I have some knowledge of anatomy. Once you are dead, perhaps I will dissect your brain and see if I can identify the root of your intelligence.
Izuka: Y-you monster! What you suggest is unconscionable!
Bastian: Exactly, yet you had no hesitation before doing worse to the laguz. I will speed you now to the afterlife, where you may contemplate your life's egregious mistakes.

— Izuka when fighting Bastian in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Pelleas: Izuka!
Izuka: Ah, my dear prince Pelleas! Excuse me, King Pelleas! I'd assumed that you had been turned to stone. How nice to see you again! But I am saddened to see that you would betray me and fight alongside these shortsighted fools! I found you and set you on the path to royalty! I served you well, did I not?
Pelleas: I know that you've been working for the senate, Izuka.
Izuka: So you found out. Very well. At least I don't need to pretend anymore. It isn't like you will spare my life, anyway.
Pelleas: With most of Daein turned to stone, the blood pact can no longer harm anyone. But that doesn't change the fact that you tricked me into risking the life of every citizen of my kingdom. Why would you betray me, Izuka? Were you ever loyal to Daein?
Izuka: Betrayal? What of your betrayal of me? I remember well how you valued one worthless laguz life over mine! It was your betrayal that forced me to abandon my work! You were supposed to be my puppet, a weakling boy-king that I could control, giving me free reign!
Pelleas: What? How could that be...
Izuka: Oh, princeling boy, how completely I've fooled you... You are not King Ashnard's son. All I did was look for a boy that could pass for the king's son.
Pelleas: But... Mother said... She said she was certain that I was her child!
Izuka: Ah yes, Lady Almedha, paragon of sanity! She is certainly fit to identify a boy she hasn't seen in fifteen years. She was so desperate to have her son again that she would have believed anything I told her.
Pelleas: No... No! Stop it! Stop talking!

— Izuka when fighting Pelleas in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Zihark: Izuka the Cruel... You are the author of this atrocity against nature? What gives you the right to perform your vile works on the laguz!
Izuka: The sub-humans are perfect subjects! What could be wrong with using them?
Zihark: ...She always told me not to let anger and hatred get the best of me, not the let them guide my blade... This will be my only exception.

— Izuka when fighting Zihark in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: You! You're...
Volke: ...under a new contract. Good-bye, Izuka.
Izuka: Feral Ones! Kill him! Do it now!

— Izuka when fighting Volke in Part IV, Chapter 5 Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Hm, a heron. I was disappointed with the results of my heron trials. Your frail bodies succumb to the poisons too quickly.
Reyson: Despicable butcher! This forsaken place will be your tomb, and it won't be soon enough.

— Izuka, when fighting Reyson in Part IV, Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.

Death quote

Aaaargh! But my still...incomplete...
— Izuka in Radiant Dawn.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Izuka is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Izuka
TCGCipher B20-092HN.png 邪知賢才なる召喚士, Izuka


"Don’t you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!"
Attack: 60 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Summoner Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 3
"Come, my half-breeds!": [Activate] [Tap this unit] [Flip two bond cards] Choose up to 2 cards that are both Tellius and Fang and have a Deployment Cost of 3 or lower from your Retreat Area, and deploy them.
Feral One Drug: [Always] All allies who are both Tellius and Fang and have a Deployment Cost of 3 or lower gain +20 attack.

[Always] All allies who are both Tellius and Fang and have a Deployment Cost of 3 or lower are unable to evade, and lose all of their skills.

Card #B20-092HN • Artist: Daisuke Izuka
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Izuka .

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
One of Pelleas's closest advisors.
He formerly served under King
Ashnard as a court naturalist.
His speech and mannerisms
are eccentric in the extreme. He
tends to belittle those around him.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 164


  • Izuka's name is likely taken from Daisuke Izuka, who is a graphic designer for the Fire Emblem series, including Radiant Dawn. Notably Izuka is one of the few characters in the game with a name from modern day Japan.
  • In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, when Izuka gets attacked while he has the Rewarp staff equipped, his battle animation will show the staff floating and moving around on its own. This trait is similar to how the Druid class wields staves in the Game Boy Advance trilogy.
  • Izuka's battle conversation with Pelleas is the longest boss conversation in a Fire Emblem game.
  • Izuka is the only Summoner in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, and is the only default Summoner in the entire series.
  • According to Tellius Recollection, Izuka was designed with an apparent age of 63 in Radiant Dawn.[1]

Etymology and other languages

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




Officially romanized as Izca.
















Traditional Chinese


Izca; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.



  1. FE RD: Izuka Character Profile (P. 55) Translation | kantopia,, Retrieved: 2 March 2022
  2. "Arrgh... Corpo... Em chamas. Maldito seja, Izuka! O que eu bebi? Arghh..." — Muarim: Raw Instinct at the home castle, Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Playable characters AstridBastianBoydBromCalillDevdanElinciaEnaGatrieGiffcaGeoffreyHaarIkeIlyanaJanaffJillKieranLargoLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMiaMistMordecaiMuarimNaesalaNasirNepheneeOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSorenSotheStefanTanithTauroneoTibarnTitaniaTormodUlkiVolkeZihark
Trial Map characters AshnardBryceOliverPetrineShiharam
Non-playable characters AimeeCaineghisDanielDeghinseaGarethGreilHetzelIzukaJorgeKurthnagaLeanneLekainLotzMustonNealuchiRajaionSanakiSephiranSigrunZelgius
Bosses AshnardBalmerBertramBlack KnightBoydBryceDakovaDanomillEmilEnaGashilamaGreilGromellHafeddHavettiHeddwynHomasaIkanauKamuraKasataiKayacheyKimaarsiKotaffMackoyaMaijinMuarimNaesalaNedataNorrisOliverPetrineRikardSchaefferSeekerShiharamTomenamiZawana
Background characters AltinaAsheraElenaLilliaLoraziehRamonRenning
Regalia and personal weapons AlonditeAmitiAshera StaffDouble BowGurgurantRagnellRegal SwordRexauraRexboltRexcaliburRexflameRolf's BowUrvanVague KattiWishblade
Chapters P: Mercenaries • 1: The Battle Begins • 2: Rescue • 3: Pirates Aground • 4: Roadside Battle • 5: Flight! • 6: A Brief Diversion • 7: Shades of Evil • 8: Despair and Hope • 9: Gallia • 10: Prisoner Release • 11: Blood Runs Red • 12: A Strange Land • 13: A Guiding Wind • 14: Training • 15: The Feral Frontier • 16: The Atonement • 17: Day Breaks (stage 1stage 2stage 3stage 4) • 18: Crimea Marches • 19: Entrusted • 20: Defending Talrega • 21: Without a King • 22: Solo • 23: The Great Bridge • 24: Battle Reunion • 25: Strange Lands • 26: Clash! • 27: Moment of Fate (stage 1stage 2) • 28: Twisted TowerE: Repatriation
Trial Maps Hillside BattleLonely IsleStrange TurnDesperationEscapeTrapped
Locations TelliusBegnion (SienneTower of Guidance) • CrimeaDaein (NevassaTalrega) • GalliaGoldoaGrann DesertGritnea TowerKilvasPhoenicisSerenes Forest
Groups, objects and events Ancient languageGreat FloodGreil MercenariesLehran's MedallionMad King's War • Races (BeorcBrandedLaguz) • Serenes MassacreWarp Powder
Lists Base conversationsChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Data transferList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Radiant Dawn) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Playable characters Part I AranBlack KnightEdwardFionaIlyanaJillLauraLeonardoMegMicaiahMuarimNailahNolanRafielSotheTauroneoTormodVikaVolugZihark
Part II AstridBromCalillDanvedElinciaGeoffreyHaarHeatherKieranLeanneLetheLuciaMakalovMarciaMordecaiNealuchiNephenee
Part III BoydGatrieIkeJanaffKyzaLyreMiaMistOscarRanulfReysonRhysRolfShinonSigrunSorenTanithTitaniaUlki
Part IV BastianCaineghisEnaGarethGiffcaKurthnagaLehranNaesalaNasirOliverPelleasRenningSanakiSkrimirStefanTibarnVolke
Non-playable characters AimeeAlderAlmedhaAmyAshuneraDanielJorgeLargoMustonNicoYuneZelgius
Bosses Part I AgonyBurtonDjurIsaiyaJarodLavertonPainPugoRadminWystanZaitan
Part II LudveckMarajTashoriaYeardleyZeffren
Part III CallumGoranIkeIstvanLethe/KezhdaLombrosoMicaiahRoarkRommitSeptimusSergeiSigrunSilvanoVeyona
Part IV AsheraBlack KnightCatalenaDheginseaHetzelIzukaLekainLevailNumidaOliverSephiranValtomeYuma
Background characters AltinaElenaGreilLanvegaLilliaLoraziehMisahaRajaionRamonSoan
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 (stage 1stage 2) • 7: A Gathering Hope • 8: Glory Unwanted • 9: One SurvivesE: Daein, Arise!
Part II P: On Drifting Clouds • 1: Winds of Rebellion • 2: Tides of Intrigue • 3: Geoffrey's ChargeE: 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 ContractE: From Pain, Awakening
Part IV P: Chaos Named • 1: Road to the Empire • 2: Silent World • 3: Distortions • 4: Revelations • 5: Unforgivable SinE: Rebirth (1)E: Rebirth (2)E: Rebirth (3)E: Rebirth (4)E: Rebirth (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
Lists Base conversationsChaptersCharacters (Availability chart) • Classes (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics Data transferList of version differences (Name chart) • Other games (Path of Radiance) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline