|“||My unremitting love for you is strong enough to cross the bounds of sanity!||”|
— Johan, on Larcei/Radney
Johan (Japanese: ヨハン Johan) is the middle son of Duke Danan of Dozel. Along with his younger brother Johalva, he served his father in the Grannvale occupation of Isaach, presiding over Isaach Castle. He came into conflict with his family over the rise of Seliph's liberation army in Isaach, or rather over Larcei/Radney, one of its warriors.
- 1 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- 2 Personality and character
- 3 Love growths and events
- 4 Quotes
- 5 Other appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Etymology and other languages
- 8 Gallery
- 9 References
When Seliph commenced his fight to liberate Isaach, at first Johan and his axe cavalry unit remained stationed as a defensive perimeter surrounding Isaach Castle; once Ganeishire fell to Seliph, the order came through from Danan for both him and Johalva to attack, to which Johan agreed despite his misgivings about fighting Larcei/Radney. Upon encountering Larcei/Radney, he was swayed to side with Seliph's army, provoking Johalva; otherwise, when Johalva was recruited to Seliph's side, Johan was provoked by him getting to Larcei/Radney first, and died in battle with Seliph's army.
Starting stats and growth rates
Before recruitment, Johan is the boss of Isaach Castle. He starts the chapter as a neutral unit who doesn't move, and becomes an enemy and launches an attack once Ganeishire Castle has been seized. The player has a choice of recruiting either him or Johalva; the brother not recruited remains a boss and must still be fought. If recruited, Isaach Castle becomes a partner castle, and any surviving members of the Isaach Castle army become partner units.
Promotion stat gains
Personality and character
Johan presented himself as something of a romantic, constantly speaking in floral prose, especially when talking to or about Larcei/Radney, an ongoing object of affection for him. He believed that constantly hovering her them was a way to express his love and to protect them, even though it actually greatly frustrated her. A decent person unlike his father, he refused to follow through on performing the more heinous activities of the Grannvale occupation such as the child hunts. For much of his life, Johan held a rivalry with Johalva and the two constantly quarreled, fuelled partially by their mutual interest in Larcei/Radney; their rivalry ultimately resulted in the two going head to head as enemies.
Love growths and events
|“||Heheheh... Nobody can defeat me. To die by my hand, you should feel flattered.||”|
— Johan, as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||W-wait, Larcei/Radney. Please! It's not possible for me to fight you!||”|
— Johan, when fighting Larcei/Radney as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Sigh... Johalva... It makes me sad to have a little brother as foolish as you. [...] As you wish!||”|
— Johan, when fighting Johalva in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Sigh... I pledged my life for her love. Forgive me, father...||”|
— Johan, when fighting Danan in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Don't worry, big brother. I'm doing a wonderful job restoring Dozel's good name. Time for you to step aside.
— Johan, when fighting Burian in the Endgame of Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Ahh... You may rob Johan of life... But never shall love... Nngh...||”|
— Johan, in Genealogy of the Holy War.
|“||Ahh... The virtuous rebel army has defeated me... Larcei/Radney, our love is eternal...||”|
— Johan, as an enemy in Chapter 6 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Johan was featured on three TCG cards.
|Fire Emblem Trading Card Game data for Johan|
|Class: Axe Knight||Level 1 Cavalry||Direct Attack|
|Energy: 5||Atk.: 2 / Counter: 1||WLv.: A|
|Equip: Iron Axe||Skills: Canto • Vantage|
|Card #050 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Mayumi Hirota|
|Class: Axe Knight||Level 10 Cavalry||Direct Attack|
|Energy: 7||Atk.: 3 / Counter: 1||WLv.: A|
|Equip: Steel Axe||Skills: Canto • Vantage|
|Card #2-027 • Rarity: ★ • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi|
|Class: Great Knight||Level 20 Cavalry||Direct Attack|
|Energy: 8||Atk.: 3 / Counter: 2||WLv.: A|
|Equip: Steel Axe||Skills: Class Change • Canto • Training • Vantage|
|Card #3-021 • Rarity: -- • Artist: Koya Katsuyoshi|
|Card scans and information translation provided by Aquantis.|
Fire Emblem Cipher
Johan is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- The below card's quote is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Johan|
|Axe Knight who Lives for Love, Johan|
|Attack: 50||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Axe Knight||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Love Rival Brothers: [Special] This unit cannot be deployed in the same area as "Johalva".|
"Oh my love!": [Activate]  Until the end of this turn, allied "Larcei" gains +10 attack.
|Card #B08-072N • Artist: Nekohayashi|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Johan .
- Johan was initially listed as Luchar on the Fire Emblem Heroes Choose Your Legends poll. This was corrected to Iuchar a few days in.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|Johan||Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.|
|Japanese||ヨハン||Officially romanized as Johan. In addition to Johan itself being a given name of Hebrew origin, he is likely named in reference to Iuchar, a figure in Irish mythology of the Tuatha Dé Danann the whose siblings were Iucharba and Brian. Romanized instead as Yohan in the Super Tactics Book.|
Artwork of Johan from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.
Artwork of Johan from Treasure.
Johan's portrait from Genealogy of the Holy War.
- "Johan: Larcei/Radney... My beloved, how I've yearned for this day to come.
Larcei/Radney: Johan, what in the world are you talking about? Did you whack your head or something?
Johan: Your words soothe like a bird's song... You eyes sparkle like stars in the sky... The thought of being without you I cannot bear." — Johan and Larcei/Radney, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Don't say such heartless things! This is an expression of my love! I'll always watch over you! Please don't forget that!" — Johan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Isaach is better off than most places. It sounds like Danan's two sons didn't go through with any of the child hunts." — Lewyn, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "Johan is the lord at Isaach Castle, and Johalva is the lord at Sophara. They both have a thing for Larcei/Radney of your army. Always quarreling those two...But they're both basically good boys. I bet they'd even join up with you all." — An Isaach villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
- "You're the foolish one, but that's irrelevant. I knew that this day would come sometime! Now let's finish this!" — Johalva, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|