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Not to be confused with Jan, a human member of the Black Fang from The Blazing Blade.

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Artwork of Jahn from The Binding Blade.

The final surviving true dragon of the Dragon Sanctuary.




Dragon (Manakete)

Starting class



You humans are incomprehensible to us at times. Do you expect your will alone to win you victory?
— Jahn, to Brunnya

Jahn (Japanese: ヤアン Jahn) was a dragon who fought in The Scouring, the last remaining natural dragon in Elibe. Shortly after being forced to become a Manakete in response to the effects of the Ending Winter, he was gravely wounded by one of the Eight Legends and retreated to the Dragon Sanctuary, where he spent the next millennium in hiding, slowly healing his injuries. When King Zephiel of Bern unsealed the imprisoned Idunn at the end of the thousand years, Jahn sought him out, confirmed his intentions to surrender Elibe back to dragonkind, and entered an uneasy alliance with him, working to eliminate mankind in the Disturbance of Bern.

The Binding Blade


Following the downfall of Bern, Brunnya arrived at the Dragon Sanctuary to entrust Idunn to the care of Jahn, while she attempted to defend the Sanctuary from the outside. Jahn noted that he couldn't understand what it was which drove Brunnya and her army to be so determined to fight an inevitably losing battle, but nonetheless complied.

When Roy and a small group of his warriors entered the Sanctuary after defeat Brunnya's army, Jahn appeared before them in illusion form and introduced himself as the last natural dragon, explaining the nature of the War Dragons so far exclusively fought by Roy's forces and Idunn's status as an "object" and not a leader. As Roy asked to learn more, Jahn offered Roy a challenge: to storm the Dragon Sanctuary and defeat its War Dragons, in exchange for Jahn slowly telling him more. As Roy progressed through the Sanctuary and seized certain points, Jahn slowly told him the story of Idunn's transformation into the Demon Dragon, the origins of the War Dragons, the creation of the Divine Weapons and the formation of the Eight Legends, the true nature of the Ending Winter and its cause, the transformation of dragons into manaketes, Hartmut's confrontation and sealing of Idunn, and how he himself came into alliance with Zephiel. In turn, he learned of the existence of Arcadia, but dismissed the idea of peaceful coexistence of the two races as nonsense; this opinion and Idunn's origin would soon prove to be troubling news to Fae. Near the sanctuary's peak, he challenged Roy's group, confident of his abilities in the face of his regeneration, but failed and was killed, clearing the way to Idunn herself.


See also: Legends and Lies
Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.[1]

Normal Hard

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Level 18
Max HP 80 Luck 14
Strength 15+10 Defense 15+20
Skill 10+10 Resistance 16+5
Speed 12 Constitution 7
Movement 5 Aid 6
Weapon Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows
Anima magic Light magic Dark magic Staves

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade

Jahn projects an illusion to visit Zephiel


Fifteen years after Nergal's defeat, following Zephiel unsealing Idunn, Jahn became aware of the action as his power started returning; once it fully recovered, from within the Dragon Sanctuary, he began projecting an illusion out into Elibe to search for Idunn's liberator. Eventually, he identified the man as Zephiel, and projected himself into Bern Keep late at night. He asked Zephiel why he had awakened Idunn and identified himself as a dragon, and Zephiel informed Jahn of his intentions to surrender the world to dragonkind.[2]


Jahn seems devoted to the idea that dragons and humans cannot live together and that one race must be driven out of Elibe for the other to survive. When Roy mentions the existence of Arcadia, a place where dragons and humans live together in harmony, he refused to believe Roy, calling such a place absurd.[3]


Battle quotes

I have waited a millennium... My strength has recovered, and it is greater than ever. I can feel it...
— Jahn, in The Binding Blade.

Death quotes

I fall... Humans are truly unpredictable...
— Jahn, in The Binding Blade.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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Jahn's official artwork from The Binding Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Binding Blade is connected to a Japanese copy of Path of Radiance. This illustration, along with all other The Binding Blade-related artwork, is inaccessible in the international versions of the game, owing to the fact that The Binding Blade was not released in those regions.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
The final surviving true dragon
of the Dragon Sanctuary.*

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. 544

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the "Far from Arcadia" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.



Used in the DTN fan translation patch; gringe's patch uses the official NoJ name.



Officially romanized as Jahn.
















Simplified Chinese


Jahn; used in the unreleased Chinese localization of The Binding Blade.

Traditional Chinese




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  1. Legends and Lies,, Retrieved: December 24, 2020
  2. "Jahn: After I recovered, I sought the person who had broken the seal. I used my illusions to seek him out and ask his intentions. With you humans ruling the world, I couldn't go in my true form.
    Roy: Wait... I thought that dragons lose most of their power in human form. How do you have the power to create illusions like this?
    Jahn: This sanctuary is the only place that dragons maintain some power in human form. I am also a relatively powerful dragon. Even in human form, as long as I am in this sanctuary, illusions are a simple task. I lack the power to create war dragons like the demon dragon can, however.
    Roy: Your search led you to Zephiel?
    Jahn: Yes. I located Zephiel by following the energy emitted by the demon dragon. I remember the exact words in the conversation we had. "For what reason have you awakened a demon dragon?" I asked him. He was a strange one. With a bored look on his face, he simply asked, "Who are you?" to which I answered, "Dragon." To that, a smile crept onto his face. It was then he told me that he wanted to give the world to the dragons."
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "Jahn: Allow me to tell you one more thing. No matter how you may want it, dragons and humans will never be able to live in harmony. The difference between our two species are simply too great.
    Roy: That's not true! I know of a village where dragons and humans live in peace! I know a greater peace is possible with effort!
    Jahn: Humans and dragons living together? Stop your lies. I will not humor such an obvious falsehood.
    " — Jahn and Roy, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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