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Portrait kotaro fe14.png
Kotaro's portrait used in Fates.

Daimyo of Mokushu. Has ambitious plans to expand his holdings.






Hoshidan (Mokushu)

Starting class

Master Ninja

Voiced by

Hidemitsu Shimizu[1]
(Japanese, Fates)
Walden James[2]
(English, Fates)


Fire Emblem Fates

Ha, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've decided to ally with King Garon. I've been waiting for this for a long time, honestly. Once Hoshido has been defeated, Mokushu will rise up to replace it. I'll finally become a true king!
— Kotaro, to Kagero, in Revelation

Kotaro (Japanese: コタロウ Kotaro) is a recurring boss character in all three routes of Fire Emblem Fates. Kotaro is the daimyo of Mokushu, famed for its ninja, and schemes to expand his holdings, resulting in his siding with Garon of Nohr.

Fire Emblem Fates


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Enemy - Birthright Chapter 10

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait kotaro fe14.png
Master Ninja
Level 2
Movement --
Max HP 36 Speed 14+2
Strength 10 Luck 8
Magic 1 Defense 10
Skill 13 Resistance 10
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Dual Shuriken
Is 3ds02 katana.png KodachiThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png E FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png C Dragonstone --

Enemy - Conquest Chapter 17

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait kotaro fe14.png
Master Ninja
Level 3
Movement --
Max HP 38 Speed 23+2
Strength 18 Luck 10
Magic 15 Defense 13
Skill 21 Resistance 21
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Flame Shuriken Is 3ds02 trample.png Trample
Is 3ds01 locktouch.png Locktouch
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png C FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png B Dragonstone --

Enemy - Revelation Chapter 11

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait kotaro fe14.png
Master Ninja
Level 2
Movement --
Max HP 36 Speed 14+2
Strength 12 Luck 8
Magic 1 Defense 10
Skill 13 Resistance 10
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 shuriken.png Steel ShurikenThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Is 3ds02 katana.png Steel Katana
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png C FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png -- FE14RankStaff.png -- FE14RankDagger.png C Dragonstone --

Personality and character

Kotaro is a cunning and ambitious opportunist, allying himself and the Mokushujin to Nohr so that King Garon can grant them considerable Hoshidan territory. He is not above using underhanded tactics. During Conquest Chapter 17, he took Kagero as a hostage in order to make the Hoshidan army surrender and tricked Corrin and the Nohrian army into a deadly trap under the pretext of his army being depleted fighting the Hoshidans.

Despite his underhanded nature, Kotaro is an extremely skilled fighter, allegedly killing Saizo's father with ease and taking on the whole of Kohga's ninja.


Battle quotes

Thank you SO much for walking right into my domain. Perhaps I'll name one of the latrines in my new castle in your honor.
— Kotaro, in Birthright Chapter 10.
The new kingdom of Mokushu will be built on your graves! Not even King Garon can stop me now, bwaaahahaha!!
— Kotaro, in Conquest Chapter 17.
You stand in my way to becoming king of Mokushu! I'll prove my right to rule by wiping you out!
— Kotaro, in Revelation Chapter 11.
Saizo: Kotaro of will now answer to me.
Kotaro: I answer to no one. Who are you to suggest otherwise?
Saizo: I am Saizo the Fifth, servant to the Hoshidan royal family.
Kotaro: Saizo...that's familiar. I believe I've murdered others of your pitiful lineage.
Saizo: You—! How dare you! My father was an honorable man.
Kotaro: Honorable? Maybe. Weak? Definitely. That balding old fool had the audacity to lecture ME! So naturally...I put an end to his life.
Saizo: I knew you were the one responsible for his death. Coward!
Kotaro: Bwahaha! Isn't this a stroke of luck? To fell both father and son with the same blade... How poetic!
Saizo: I'm about to rewrite your poem...
Kotaro: Please. If you're anything like your father, you won't land a single blow!

— Kotaro, when fighting Saizo in any of his appearances.
Shura: Heh... So you're the daimyo of Mokushu, eh? We finally meet.
Kotaro: Who are you? I don't know any generic pirates.
Shura: I am Shura, of Kohga. And you will pay for destroying my people!
Kotaro: Aw, so you came here to get revenge? That's precious. I've killed dozens of men like you. Lowly drifters without a home. Don't even bother. Like your pathetic kingdom, you don't stand a chance.
Shura: Killing you will be no bother at all. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. And one day I will rebuild Kohga and undo the damage you caused!
Kotaro: HA! That's rich. I killed all your people. Burned your village to the ground. All of your ninja combined weren't enough to stop me. Yet you think you alone can kill me?! HAHAHAHA!
Shura: We'll see how funny it is when you're begging for mercy. You took everything from me. Before I rebuild, allow me to return the favor.
Kotaro: Ah, a lovely dream. Let that dream comfort you in your last moments. The last remnant of Kohga ends here!
Shura: For my friends and family...for my honor and vengeance...FOR KOHGA!

— Kotaro, when fighting Shura in Conquest Chapter 17.

Death quote

No! Mokushu must not fall!
— Kotaro, in Birthright chapter 10.
Saizo: How's that? Did I land a single blow?
Kotaro: Ugh... *cough* *cough* *gurgle*
Saizo: Fitting. Father, you are avenged.

— Kotaro, if defeated by Saizo in Birthright Chapter 10 or Revelation Chapter 11.
No! My ambition... Mokushu's...future...
— Kotaro, in Conquest Chapter 17.
Saizo: How's that for not landing a single blow?
Kotaro: Ugh... My dreams... My Kingdom!! *cough* *cough* How could I lose...?! *sputter* ...
Saizo: A fitting end. have been avenged. May you rest in peace now.

— Kotaro, if defeated by Saizo in Conquest Chapter 17.
This...this can't be! I'm going to be king...of Mokushu...
— Kotaro, in Revelation chapter 11.


  • Despite being a Master Ninja, Kotaro uses the critical hit and kill animations for a standard Ninja.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Kotaro From Fūma Kotarō, the leader of the ninja Fūma clan during the Sengoku era of feudal Japan.
Japanese コタロウ Kotaro, as above.
Spanish Kotaro As above.
French Kotaro As above.
German Kotaro As above.
Italian Kotaro As above.



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Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
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