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|“||Yeah, sorry to say, but it's nothing that exotic. Well, there was one fellow who fit that description, but... Now the commander's sons... Lloyd and Linus? Watching them work was like watching master artisans. The two of them may have done some of those risky stunts. But for an old leftover like me, that stuff's all but impossible.||”|
— Legault to Isadora in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Legault (pronounced /ləˈɡɔlt/[key]; Japanese: ラガルト Lagarto) is a recruitable thief and potential assassin from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Initially a devoted member of the antagonistic Black Fang, with the nickname "The Hurricane", Legault ultimately defects to the player's army after becoming disillusioned with the group.
- 1 Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
- 2 Fire Emblem Heroes
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Supports
- 5 Endings
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 References
Much of Legault's early life is unknown, including his nation of origin; owing to being a veteran Black Fang member and potentially joining Bern's army in one of his endings, it is considered likely that he hails from Bern.
Regardless of his origins, it is made clear that Legault was among the first members of the Black Fang; in his special boss conversation with former comrade Linus, Legault references how the Fang was originally made up of "Your father, old Jan, Uhai, you, and me and your brother". Support conversations with Matthew also state that Legault entered the group because of his nimble agility, leading to his nickname of "The Hurricane". While referenced as being second in ability to only the Four Fangs, Legault's role was mostly kept to "cleaning house" in the group; that is, he executed any members who attempted to betray the group, leading to him becoming unpopular with other members of the Fang, though he still enjoyed his employers.
Legault began to question his own faith to the Black Fang after Sonia and "that skulking shadow Nergal" mysteriously entered the group. Despite enjoying the presence of Sonia's supposed daughter, Nino, Legault grew wary of the group as his objectives began to change due to her demands, which included murdering innocent civilians instead of corrupt members of governments, and killing any members of the Fang that could not provide input for the group. Legault started off begrudgingly agreeing to take part in this change, but he ended up giving up on the Fang upon being forced to kill a female assassin of the group named Aesha; as she was injured in a mission that cost her assassination abilities, Legault was forced to kill her according to Sonia's orders.
After being forced to realise that the Fang was "as good as finished", Legault chose to abandon the Fang, but not before stealing a few treasures from the organisation. In a freak coincidence, however, the day he chose to flee also happened to be the day where Eliwood and his army raided the Dragon's Gate in an attempt to save Elbert; in the ensuing battle, Legault is approached by either Eliwood, Hector, or Lyn, and upon initially clearing his name as a "former" Black Fang member and trying to leave the conversation, he chooses to join their cause, admiring the courage that the lords display.
Legault makes an appearance later in both versions of chapter 23 (24 Hector); prior to the start of the battle in the chapter, Legault informs the lords about how the Black Fang headquarters are nearby, which later brings the group to the Fire Emblem of the game. In addition, he can potentially reunite with his adopted niece Nino and with former comrade Jaffar, as well as get into a final fight with either Linus or Lloyd after the two refuse to listen to his words; in the game's final chapter, Legault is forced to kill constructs of many of his former comrades, including his own commander.
Legault's ultimate fate after the war varies. While he outlines his plans to Nino to travel alone, he does not give many details about this plan, and despite her insistence, refuses to allow her to tag along for her own safety. As such, after the final battle, Legault chooses to travel the lands in order to find fellow Black Fang refugees, as a way to cope with his own statelessness. In a paired ending with Isadora, the two develop some degree of understanding, but they end up splitting ways, with Isadora choosing to remain in employ of Pherae and Legault joining with Bern's army. Ten years after they split, they end up seeing each other again on opposite sides of a battle during The Binding Blade's war between Bern and Lycia.
Starting stats and growth rates
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Promotion stat gains
True to being a thief, Legault boasts a very high speed in favour of attacking prowess, and he will likely cap speed in his starting class. As a thief, Legault's main purpose should not be for directly attacking enemy units; rather, the player should try and keep him covered from enemy attacks as he picks chests or steals items, though Legault's high speed and luck growths can lead him to being able to avoid many attacks. Legault, however, is not a complete waste as a combat unit; despite having a low strength growth and a low starting strength, Legault has a rather high constitution of 9, giving him the highest constitution in the game for an unmounted sword user. As such, Legault has the potential to wield heavier and more powerful swords without too much of a reduction in speed. Making Legault an assassin also makes him a formidable frontline unit; his high luck and speed will likely prevent him from getting hit by many attacks, and he gains access to the Silencer skill, allowing for potential one-hit KOs; this, however, also removes his ability to steal from enemies, and as such, it should be carefully considered whether this is a worthy trade-off.
Comparison to Matthew
Compared to Matthew, Legault has a higher growth in luck, skill, and resistance, while having worse HP, strength, and speed growths. In addition, Legault has a two more points of constitution compared to Matthew, allowing him to wield heavier swords without losing attack speed. The primary point of difference between the two, however, comes with their recruitment times: while Matthew has availability in Lyn's tale, most chapters in Eliwood's tale and all chapters for Hector's tale, Legault does not show up until the halfway point of the game. Owing to this, it is possible for Matthew to already be at a higher level or have higher stats than Legault upon the latter's recruitment, though Legault's stats may be more well rounded than Matthew's; as such, Legault's usefulness comes down to whether or not Matthew ended up viable in the player's game at that point.
The decision on who to make an assassin comes down to personal preference, owing to the fact that only one Fell Contract can feasibly be attained in one playthrough. Whereas Matthew is more likely to deal higher raw damage due to his slightly higher strength growth and higher potential strength than Legault, Legault's higher skill and luck make him more likely to use the Silencer skill, effectively bypassing his low strength.
Legault is one of the characters added to the game in the The King's Demise update, and became available for summoning by players on June 8, 2018. Only one variation of Legault is currently available in Heroes, based on his The Blazing Blade incarnation.
★★★ ★★★★ ★★★★★
|The Cleaner||★★★||200 SP|
|The Cleaner+||★★★★★||300 SP|
|Night Sky||★★★||100 SP|
|A||Darting Blow 1||★★★||50 SP|
|A||Swift Strike 1||★★★★||120 SP|
|A||Swift Strike 2||★★★★★||240 SP|
|C||Atk Tactic 1||★★★||60 SP|
|C||Atk Tactic 2||★★★||120 SP|
|C||Atk Tactic 3||★★★★||240 SP|
Personality and character
Similar to Matthew, Legault has a strong sense of humor, though his humor tends to be more cynical compared to Matthew's more cheerful humor; for instance, when others prod into his life prior to joining the main army, he often rebuffs their advances with snappy comebacks. In addition to this, Legault quips that he is "not a popular fellow" when Matthew angrily walks away from him for being a member of the Black Fang, and he also calmly admits he is "useless" in battle to Isadora while simultaneously also introducing himself to her. Part of Legault's reason for being indirect, however, is attributed to how people perceive him; as noted in his B support with Isadora, he states that contrary to rumors, assassins are not powerful fighters, and that they rely on backhanded tactics to win (as noted when Isadora suddenly finds she cannot draw her sword).
Despite this, Legault is not without having a softer side to him; it is demonstrated that he has a good relationship with Nino, and in supports with her, he shows actual emotion when Nino remarks that his eyes "look...sad" after they speak about how they had to abandon the Black Fang. Legault can also warm up to Isadora and Heath, forming a long-term relationship with the former, and planning on helping the latter in his attempts to avoid getting captured by Bern forces. Most notable of these comes with his A support with Matthew; when discussing the fate of Aesha, Legault sadly tells the tale of how she could have lived peacefully after the Black Fang instead of having to get murdered by it, with Matthew himself noting that "Everyone's got a place in their hearts they don't want to touch", owing to the parallels between Matthew's own former love, Leila. Special boss conversations with members of the Black Fang also show that Legault dislikes the concept of having to go against his former comrades, and when he encounters their morphs, he shows shock upon seeing them, claiming he doesn't want "to see [them] like this".
Although never explicitly stated, it is suggested that Legault may enjoy the company of men as much as women; in addition to giving sly and sarcastic romantic jabs to Matthew when asked to give more information about his life ("So now I’m your new hobby, is that it? You falling for me?"), Legault makes more obvious remarks to Heath, such as claiming that the two "were made for each other" when learning that Heath is a fugitive. Among the most notable of these quotes is when Heath asks why Legault would be willing to travel with him as he flees Bern; Legault facetiously says it "must be this thing called 'love'", though he immediately retracts this statement when Heath attempts to walk away. When fighting the morph of Lloyd in the final chapter as well, Legault also notes that Lloyd was always "a handsome one" before fighting him for the last time.
- Main article: Legault/Supports
Legault, The Hurricane
After the battle, Legault traveled the lands looking for Black Fang refugees. He helped them to ease the pain of his own loss.
Isadora, Escort of Pherae, and Legault, the Hurricane
After the war, Isadora went to Pherae, and Legault went to Bern. Though they traveled different paths, they stayed in each other's hearts. They met again ten years later, on the battlefield as enemies.
|“||I guess it's time... to meet...||”|
Final Chapter: Light quote
|“||My oh my...Fools aplenty. That includes me, too.||”|
Battle History quotes
|“||What a surprise. Are you a genius?||”|
— Legault, with S or A rank
|“||You tacticians are handy to have around!||”|
— Legault, with B or C rank
|“||Do better? It's easy enough to say, but...||”|
— Legault, with D or E rank
|“||...... Who? Oh, it's you, is it, Mark? You caught me unawares and looking stupid. It's just that I AM a former Black Fang member. And I was a bit wrapped up in some silly emotions. Nothing for you to worry about. Direct me as you will.||”|
— Legault in Hector's tale, Chapter 23
|“||Legault: Hey... Long time, no see.
Lloyd: The Hurricane... I heard you you'd quit the Fang, but... seeing you with them is...
Legault: Unexpected? It shouldn't be. As soon as that skulking shadow Nergal showed up... I knew that the Fang was as good as finished.
Legault: You know... You're the one thing that I can't figure out. Lloyd, what are you doing here? Why this?
Lloyd: Who knows... But my brother's dead. And at the hands of your newfound friends...
Legault: We're not responsible for Linus's death.
Lloyd: It does not matter. I believe you are, and that is enough.
Legault: ....... All right. I see. Nothing's going to change. I knew that, and yet... I had to try. It's a bad habit of mine.
Lloyd: Farewell, Legault. My old friend.
Legault: I'll see you again, Lloyd. With Linus... and Uhai... Even if it won't be in this world.
— Legault against Lloyd in Chapter 29
|“||Legault: Hello... Linus.
Linus: Legault!? You... You disloyal filth! You of all people...siding with them!?
Legault: Calm down. Your brother's murder... It wasn't by our hands... Hey!!
Linus: Draw your sword. I won't miss again.
Legault: Remember how good the old days were? Your father, old Jan, Uhai, you, and me and your brother. When did the Black Fang lose its honor?
Linus: Be quiet!!! Stop your pathetic whimpering and fight!!
Legault: I knew this would happen. Nothing's going to change. I knew it, and yet here I am. I couldn't leave well enough alone... I'm a fool.
— Legault against Linus in Chapter 20
Legault: ...Huh, even as a monster, you are a handsome one, Lloyd. But you know something? I can't let this continue!!
— Legault against Lloyd's morph in Final Chapter: Light
Legault: Oh... We meet again. ...Linus... This stinks!!
— Legault against Linus' morph in Final Chapter: Light
Legault: ...Uhai...why did this blasphemy occur? ...I'll put an end to it right away!
— Legault against Uhai's morph in Final Chapter: Light
Legault: ...Commander... I really didn't want to see you like this. ...All I can give you is one last act of rebellion.
— Legault against Brendan's morph in Final Chapter: Light
Fire Emblem Heroes
- Main article: Legault/Quotes (Heroes)
Outside of an appearance in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance's art gallery, Legault has not made any other appearances in official media.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Legault is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Legault|
|Hurricane Enforcer, Legault|
||"I'm Legault. I'm a thief, formerly with the Black Fang."|
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Assassin||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Deathbringing Trickery: [Activate] [Once per turn] Reveal the top card of your opponent's deck. You may send that card to the Retreat Area.|
Shadowslaying Shadow: [Always] If this unit is the Back Line, this unit can attack your opponent's lord regardless of range.
|Card #B13-026HN • Artist: Tatsuro Iwamoto|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Legault .
- Due to an oversight, Legault will always appear in Four-Fanged Offense, even if he was not recruited or otherwise killed, rendering the version of the cutscene without him unused. This only happens in western releases of the game.
- Canonically, Legault's left eye is supposed to be covered in scars, in accordance to his official art and mug on his character information screen; due to the spritework of the game, however, it is possible for his right eye to appear scarred as well.
- Legault's thief sprite is unique for the Game Boy Advance series; instead of the short hair seen with characters like Chad and Colm, Legault's sprite has his long hair and headband seen in his mug.
- While his assassin sprite includes both of the above features and lacks the hood all other assassins have, the boss Jerme has a similar sprite.
- Legault is not the only character in the game referred to as "Hurricane"; Eubans also has this nickname, though the latter is a translation error and Eubans nickname in japanese was "Fierce Eagle".
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Legault||Surname that means "one who was a stranger, a foreigner" |
|Japanese||ラガルト||Officially romanized as Lagarto; word that means "lizard" in Spanish and Portuguese.|
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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