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Loptous (tome)

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Artwork of Loptous from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Cuts foe's Atk.



First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Loptous (Japanese: ロプトウス Loputousu) is a regalia 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 it, only able to be subverted by the power of the divine dragon Naga.


This tome was created as part of the blood bond between the bishop Galle 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 Loptyr himself. It was the property of the successive seventeen Emperors of the Lopt Empire across its two hundred years of existence, the first being Galle himself, all used as Loptyr's vessels. The last Emperor, Galle 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 Loptyr's power.[1]

Over a century later, Manfroy of the Loptyrians 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; Loptyr'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 Loptyr slowly took full possession him over the years he perverted the empire's course slowly into a reconstruction of the Lopt Empire. By the time Seliph's liberation army came to confront him at Belhalla, Loptyr 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.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 loptous.png SNESRankDark.png * 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 SNESRankDark.png * 0 15 60 0 1-2 3 Cannot be sold -- Unused.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh red tome.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 2 Infinite 400 SP -- Boosts user's Resistance by +3.
User takes bonus damage to weapon skills that deal bonus damage against Is feh red breath.pngIs feh blue breath.pngIs feh green breath.pngIs feh colorless breath.pngdragon units. If target does not possess a weapon skill dealing bonus damage against dragon units, reduces target's Attack by -6 during combat.


Genealogy of the Holy War

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Julius. No playable unit can have major Loptyr 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.


Units 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.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Loptous As of Fire Emblem Heroes. Derived from Loptr, an alternate name for the Norse jötunn and trickster god Loki.
• 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; 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 two ways: Loputousu on Genealogy of the Holy War's Holy Blood interface, and Loptous in material from Treasure onward. Both are derived from Loptr, as above.
Spanish Loptous As above.
French Loptous As above.
German Loptous As above.
Italian Loptous As above.



  1. "Lewyn: Now, Loptyr 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 Loptyr?
    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 ΧEclipseFenrirMirePoisonStone
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. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Red tome skills in Heroes
Basic red tome skills BolganoneElfireFenrirFireFluxRuin
Red tome skills with secondary effects CandelabraLoyal WreathRauðrbladeRauðrfoxRauðrowlRauðrravenRauðrwolfTomato Tome
Regalia and personal red tome skills Aversa's NightBook of DreamsBrynhildrCymbelineDawn SuzuEternal TomeForblazeFruit of IðunnGleipnirGrima's TruthGrimoireHermit's TomeLoptousMúspell FireposyNaglfarRagnarokReese's TomeTharja's HexValflame
Other red tome skills Umbra Burst