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Loptous (tome)

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Loptous

FESK Loptous.png
Artwork of Loptous from Genealogy of the Holy War.


Cuts foe's Atk.

Type

Dark

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Loptous (Japanese: ロプトウス Loputousu) is a dark tome which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the unholy weapon which channels the power of the sinister earth dragon Loptous and is wielded by those who carry his bloodline. The tome bestows upon its wielder protection from the full effect of damage against them, only able to be subverted by the power of Naga.

History

This tome was created as part of the blood pact between the bishop Gair and the earth dragon Loptous, in the former's quest for power. It provides its wielder with immense power in exchange for being possessed by Loptous himself. It was the property of the successive seventeen Emperors of the Loptrian Empire across its two hundred years of existence, the first being Gair himself, all used as Loptous's vessels. The last Emperor, Gair XVII, did not reproduce before his death and the fall of the Empire at the hands of the Twelve Crusaders, when the dark protection of the tome was pierced by the power of the Book of Naga wielded by Saint Heim, the only weapon able to pierce Loptous's power.[1]

Over a century later, Manfroy of the Loptr Church took advantage of this to successfully breed Arvis and Deirdre, the two current bearers of the bloodline, spawning the full-blooded Julius as the prince of the continent-spanning Grannvale Empire. At some point in Julius's childhood eleven years after the Battle of Belhalla, Manfroy gave Julius the Loptous tome as his inheritance; Loptous's influence through it instantly corrupted him, prompting him to attempt to kill his sister Julia, a bearer of full Naga blood. From there, he seized control of Grannvale from his father, and as the spirit of Loptous slowly took full possession him over the years he perverted the empire's course slowly into a reconstruction of the Loptrian Empire. By the time Seliph's liberation army came to confront him at Belhalla, Loptous had finally achieved full possession of Julius, with the tome's power proving near-impossible to fight until Julia found the Book of Naga and used it against him.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 loptous.png Dark magic * 30 12 80 -- 1–2 50 65,535 -- +5 resistance when equipped.
Reduces the target's attack power by 50% for the duration of the round of combat.
Thracia 776 Is snes02 loptous.png Dark magic * 0 15 60 0 1–2 3 Cannot be sold -- Unused.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(refine: Unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Red tomes 14 2 400 -- Fenrir -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 attack to foe during combat.
Heroes
(refine: +Effect)
Is feh wpn loptous refined.png Red tomes 14 2 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat, and if user's resistance > foe's resistance, user takes −⁠([user's resistance − foe's resistance] × 4; maximum: 40)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
At start of turn, if any foe's resistance < user's resistance and that foe is adjacent to another enemy, inflicts −5 each to attack and resistance to those foes through their next actions.
If user's HP ≥ 25% at start of combat, inflicts −5 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat.
Heroes
(refine: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Red tomes 15 2 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat, and if user's resistance > foe's resistance, user takes −⁠([user's resistance − foe's resistance] × 4; maximum: 40)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
Grants +2 HP.
Heroes
(refine: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Red tomes 14 2 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat, and if user's resistance > foe's resistance, user takes −⁠([user's resistance − foe's resistance] × 4; maximum: 40)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
Grants +2 HP and +2 speed.
Heroes
(refine: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Red tomes 14 2 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat, and if user's resistance > foe's resistance, user takes −⁠([user's resistance − foe's resistance] × 4; maximum: 40)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
Grants +2 HP and +3 defense.
Heroes
(refine: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Red tomes 14 2 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- Grants +3 resistance.
User is considered a dragon unit for the purpose of bonus damage.
If foe does not deal bonus damage to user, inflicts −6 each to attack and resistance to foe during combat, and if user's resistance > foe's resistance, user takes −⁠([user's resistance − foe's resistance] × 4; maximum: 40)% damage (except from Røkkr specials).
Grants +2 HP and +3 resistance.

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Julius. No playable unit can have major Loptous blood, and as such it is unusuable by the player.

Thracia 776

Unused If hacked into the game, it is character-locked but not assigned to a character, and cannot be used at all.

Heroes

Method Data
Unit (★★★★★) Julius: Scion of Darkness

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Loptous is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B08-097SR Shadow-Bearing Imperial Prince, Julius. It is a manual-activation skill which allows the player to, for the cost of flipping one bond card face-down, choose one of their opponent's bond cards and flip it face-down as well. This can contribute to activating Julius's other skill, "Seal of Darkness", which increases his attack power when all bond cards belonging to the opponent are face-down.

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Genealogy of the Holy War
Cuts foe's
Atk.*
??
Thracia 776
(Unused)
Halves enemy's attack power.*
あいての攻撃力
はんげん
Heroes
(Unrefined)
Grants Res+3. Skills with "effective against
dragons" are effective against unit. If foe has
no skills with "effective against dragons,"
inflicts Atk-6 on foe during combat.
魔防+3 自身は竜特効を受ける
敵が竜特効スキルを装備していない時、
戦闘中、敵の攻撃-6
Heroes
(Refined)
Grants Res+3. Skills with "effective against
dragons" are effective against unit. If foe has
no skills with "effective against dragons,"
inflicts Atk/Res-6 on foe during combat, and
also, if unit's Res > foe's Res, reduces damage
from attacks during combat and from area-of-
effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect
Specials) by percentage = difference between
stats × 4 (max 40%).
魔防+3 自身は竜特効を受ける

敵が竜特効スキルを装備していない時、
戦闘中、敵の攻撃、魔防-6、かつ
魔防が敵より高い時、受けた範囲奥義のダメージと、
戦闘中に攻撃を受けた時のダメージを
魔防の差×4%軽減(最大40%)
(巨影の範囲奥義を除く)
Heroes
(Refined: +effect)
At start of turn, if any foe's Res < unit's Res
and that foe is adjacent to another foe, inflicts
Atk/Res-5 on that foe through its next
action. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%,
inflicts Atk/Res-5 on foe during combat.
ターン開始時、敵同士が隣接していて、かつ、
魔防が自分より1以上低い敵の
攻撃、魔防-5(敵の次回行動終了まで)

戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら
戦闘中、敵の攻撃、魔防-5

Etymology and other languages

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

Loptous

Derived from Loptr, an alternate name for the Norse jötunn and trickster god Loki.

English
(unofficial)

• Loputousu
• Lopt

Widely known by both these names prior to the English release of Awakening, used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation;[clarification needed] the latter is a compression of the name to fit into the item name spaces of the Genealogy fan translation, whereas the former is used to refer to it by name in dialogue.

Japanese

ロプトウス

Officially romanized as Loputousu on Genealogy of the Holy War's Holy Blood interface, and as Loptous in material from Treasure onward.

Spanish

Loptous

--

French

Loptous

--

German

Loptous

--

Italian

Loptous

--

Portuguese

Loptous

--

Traditional Chinese

羅普托烏斯

Loptous

Gallery

References

  1. "Lewyn: Now, Loptous himself is actually from a dragon clan whose fell power is amongst the mightiest of all the dragonkin. The great dragon Naga, strongest of them all, bestowed their own blood upon the leader of the liberation army, the priest Heim. Naga knew only their power could possibly hope to stand against that of Loptous.
    Seliph: So nobody else among the dragonkin would be able to prevail against Loptous?
    Lewyn: It certainly wouldn't be easy, I think. Even if you had every last dragon fighting together, they'd still need Naga's power.
    " — Lewyn and Seliph, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧDeath ΓEclipseFenrirMirePetrifyPoison
Tomes with secondary effects Aversa's NightBanshee ΘDark Spikes ΤEclipseHelJormungandLunaNosferatuQuake ΣSwarm ΖWaste
Regalia and personal tomes ApocalypseBalberithEreshkigalGespenstGleipnirGrima's TruthLoptousNaglfar
Monster attacks Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEvil EyeShadowshotStone
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
Background characters BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarGairHeimHoðrForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaNálNjörunOdSalamanderThrudUllr
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptousMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Holy Knight • 1: Lady of the Forest • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan, the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Doorway to Destiny
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and DarkE: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden map eventsItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Swords ArmorslayerBalmungBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordFlame SwordIron SwordIron BladeLands SwordLight BrandLightning SwordMiracle SwordMystletainnSafeguardSilver BladeSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordThief's SwordTyrfingWind SwordWing Clipper
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceGáe BolgGungnirIron LanceJavelinRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Brave AxeBroken AxeHand AxeHelswathIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Brave BowBroken BowIron BowKiller BowSilver BowSteel BowYewfelle
Fire BolganoneDrained TomeElfireFireMeteorValflame
Thunder BoltingDrained TomeElthunderMjölnirThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeElwindForsetiTornadoWind
Light AuraDrained TomeLightningNagaNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelLoptous
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves Broken StaffFortifyHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreReturnSilenceSleepValkyrieWarp
Unused Weapons CharmGreat BallistaSilence SwordThief
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLands SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragon LanceGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPetrifyPoison
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch
Red tome skills in Heroes
Basic red tome skills BolganoneElfireFenrirFireFluxRuin
Red tome skills with secondary effects Arcane EclipseBridal OrchidCandelabraConch BouquetDevoted BasketLoyal WreathLuminous GracePeachy ParfaitPumpkin StemRauðrbladeRauðrdeerRauðrfoxRauðrlanternRauðrlionRauðrowlRauðrrabbitRauðrravenRauðrserpentRauðrvultureRauðrwolfRing of AffianceTomato TomeUmbra BurstUnity Blooms
Regalia and personal red tome skills Agnea's ArrowAncient CodexAversa's NightBanshee ΘBook of DreamsBrynhildrCelestial GlobeChild's CompassCorvus TomeCymbelineDark ScriptureDark Spikes ΤDawn SuzuDragon BouquetEnclosing DarkEternal TomeFell CandelabraFell War TomeFiery BolganoneFlower of PlentyFlowery ScrollForblazeFruit of IðunnGilt GobletGinnungagapGleipnirGrima's TruthGrimleal TextGrimoireGullinkambi EggHades ΩHermit's TomeIago's TomeImhulluIncipit KvasirKvasirLoptousMirage RodMögþrasirMúspell FireposyNabata BeaconNaglfarPackleader TomePetrifyPupil's TomeRadiant ScrollsRagnarokReese's TomeRetainer's ReportScarlet BreidablikSell-Spell TomeSevenfold GiftsSky-Hopper EggSoothing ScentSparking TomeSun's PercussorsTharja's HexÞjálfiTome of DespairValflame