Lorenz (Three Houses)
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Lorenz Hellman Gloucester (pronounced /ˈlɔɹənts ˈhɛlmən ˈɡlɒstɚ/[key]; Japanese: ローレンツ＝ヘルマン＝グロスタール Lorenz Hermann Gloucester) is a playable character appearing in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is a member of the Golden Deer house at the Officers Academy.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- 3 Personality and character
- 4 Supports
- 5 Endings
- 6 Quotes
- 7 Other appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Etymology and other languages
- 10 Gallery
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Lorenz is the eldest son of Duke Gloucester, head of House Gloucester in the Leicester Alliance. In 1180, he enrolls in the Officers Academy at the Garreg Mach Monastery and joins the Golden Deer, studying and fighting alongside them.
After the timeskip, on the Verdant Wind route and if recruited on the Crimson Flower route, he returns to Garreg Mach Monastery on the day of the millennium festival and accompanies Byleth throughout the war. On the Silver Snow and Azure Moon routes, Lorenz remains with House Gloucester after it pledges loyalty to the Adrestian Empire. As a result, he eventually defends the Great Bridge of Myrddin from Byleth's chosen faction alongside Ferdinand (on Azure Moon), Ladislava and Acheron. If he was recruited to Byleth's class during Part I, he can be spared and convinced to defect to the Resistance/Kingdom forces; otherwise, he is slain in battle. Lorenz makes no appearances in the story if not recruited on the Crimson Flower route, likely due to House Gloucester canonically supporting the Empire in all routes.
Lorenz is a starting playable character for the Golden Deer route, a recruitable unit on the Black Eagles and Blue Lions routes and a recurring enemy should he not be poached during Part I. On the Silver Snow and Azure Moon routes, he will always desert your party after Chapter 12 and can be re-recruited in Chapter 16 after defeating him in combat should he have been recruited in Part I.
Starting stats and growth rates
- Main article: Lorenz (Three Houses)/Stats
Enemy - Chapter 1
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Chapter 7
Normal Hard Maddening
Enemy - Silver Snow/Azure Moon Chapter 16
Normal Hard Maddening
Growth rates when reclassed
- Main article: Lorenz (Three Houses)/Stats#Growth rates when reclassed
|Distinguished House||Personal ability, innate and unremovable|
|Sword Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Sword Crit +10||S|
|Lance Prowess||Innate; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Lance Crit +10||S|
|Axe Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Axe Crit +10||S|
|Bow Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Bow Crit +10||S|
|Brawling Prowess||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Brawl Crit +10||S|
|Reason||Innate; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Black Magic Range +1||S|
|Faith||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|White Magic Range +1||S|
|Authority||E+; replaced with higher levels at D+, C+, B+, and A+|
|Armored Effect Null||S+|
|Cavalry Effect Null||S+|
|Flying Effect Null||S+|
|The above ability list does not include class abilities, or abilities and combat arts that are granted by items.|
Lorenz has a balanced stat-line and straddles the line between magic and physical affinity more closely than probably any other unit in the game. His Strength and Magic growths are both decent enough to work with once class modifiers take effect, and the same can be said for his other growths as well. Add in his respectable Charm growth and his gambit-boosting personal skill and Lorenz can be built in a variety of directions. However, he will rarely excel in any one area more than other units, with the exception of Authority.
As a Cavalier-Paladin, Lorenz will make use of his strengths in lances and riding and become a front-line fighter, while essentially giving up on his Speed stat. He should make very good use of the Frozen Lance Combat Art, which will enable him to deal magic damage based on his strong Dexterity stat (made stronger by class modifiers) to make up for his middling strength. Lorenz can also make use of the increased mobility to perform hit-and-run tactics with ranged weapons and gambits. His physical durability will be lower than the likes of Ferdinand and Sylvain, but his higher Resistance can make Lorenz a halfway decent magical tank.
Lorenz can also function well as a mage. The 10% increase to his Magic growth gives him a 50% total to work with. His decent Magic and low Speed are conducive to his spell list, which contains mostly heavy, high-might spells that enable Lorenz to do a lot of single-attack damage. He can also still make use of gambits from a distance as a spell-caster.
The Cavalier and Mage lines most easily converge on the Dark Knight class. Paladin Lorenz might prefer to remain in that class to hold onto Lancefaire and the superior movement. Mage Lorenz will mostly gain a direct upgrade from Warlock or Dark Bishop that he can easily attain thanks to his strengths in lances and riding.
With his high Charm, Lorenz is also a valid candidate for the Dancer class. However, outside of the Verdant Wind or Crimson Flower routes players will likely want to avoid this choice as Lorenz does not rejoin immediately like most units.
Recruiting for Other Routes
When recruited outside of the Golden Deer route, Lorenz will come with training in Reason and lances. Additionally, recruiting Lorenz grants access to his paralogue which grants the player Thyrsus, relic which grants +2 range to the equipping unit's maximum magic range, upon completion. This boon alone makes Lorenz one of the most desirable recruits for Black Eagles and Blue Lions players and makes Lorenz worth the effort of recruitment as the Thyrsus is a very desirable staff for all magical units. Moreover, Lorenz's recruitment requirements of a B in Reason and twenty charm can easily be lowered to a D+ in Reason and eight charm by achieving a B support between him and Byleth. As for his performance post-recruitment, he comes with sufficient training to immediately reclass into a Mage and is already on the path for Dark Knight. Alternatively, if you so desire, you can bench Lorenz for the rest of the game after clearing his paralogue at no additional cost.
Personality and character
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Lorenz's snobby demeanor belies a serious man aware of his responsibilities as a noble. He has been approaching the women at the Officers Academy, with little success.
- Main article: Lorenz (Three Houses)/Supports
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose (Silver Snow, Verdant Wind, Azure Moon)
Soon after the war, Lorenz assumed leadership over House Gloucester and helped govern Fódlan as a representative of the old Alliance lords. His political talent yielded revolutionary policy changes, many of which were of particular benefit to the commonfolk.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose (Crimson Flower)
Soon after the war, Lorenz assumed leadership over House Gloucester and joined the realm of Imperial politics as a representative of the old Alliance lords. His political talent yielded revolutionary policy changes, many of which were particularly beneficial to the commonfolk.
Byleth, Ruler of Dawn & Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose (Verdant Wind)
Byleth announced her marriage to Lorenz shortly after becoming leader of the United Kingdom of Fódlan. Lorenz took equally well to his dual roles as the queen’s husband and as the leader of House Gloucester, working simultaneously to restore his own territory and to advance the development of Fódlan at large. Because his policies were of particular benefit to the commonfolk, he was well loved, and came to be called the Lord of Roses. After many years of peace, Lorenz grew ill and withdrew from the public eye. The queen followed, entrusting the throne to the prince. It is said that he was the spitting image of his father.
Claude, King of Unification & Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose
Claude disappeared from Fódlan after the war, leaving the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz, to support the new United Kingdom of Fódlan in his stead. He proposed revolutionary policies to restore the war-torn region at a rapid rate. When the rebuilding effort was complete, Lorenz turned his eye toward diplomacy, seeking to establish treaties of friendship with foreign nations. Almyra was no exception, and when the two parties met for a summit at Fódlan's Locket, it was none other than Claude, the new king of Almyra, who arrived to negotiate. Some speculated that this meeting had been Claude's scheme all along, but Lorenz and Claude both denied it.
Mercedes, Benevolent Soul & Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose
After the war, Mercedes accompanied Lorenz back to his homeland. There, the young heir petitioned his father, Count Gloucester, to permit the couple to marry. Though the count initially disapproved of Mercedes's status as a commoner, he was persuaded by her virtues as a person to change his mind. In fact, he praised Lorenz for having a taste in character superior to his own. After Lorenz succeeded his father as lord of the territory, the couple finally wed. With Lorenz's stern approach to governance, and Mercedes's open mind, House Gloucester flourished under their rule.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Marianne, Survivor of the Curse
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all of Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage to Marianne. Prior to the wedding, she received extensive tutelage from her adoptive father, Margrave Edmund, so that by the time they were wed she was fully prepared to govern. The pair was particularly successful in providing new innovations in dairy farming, and came to be known as the mother and father of horses and cattle in the region. It is said that Lorenz was rather vexed by the title.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Lysithea, Scholar of Misfortune
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage to Lysithea. Though the only daughter of Count Ordelia had already renounced all claim to nobility, the people happily accepted their union. She rarely appeared in public, due to health concerns, but it is said that a great many policies credited to Lorenz were actually her ideas.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Hilda, Free Spirit
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage to Hilda, the only daughter of Duke Goneril. After the recovery effort, at Hilda's behest, the pair established artisan academies all over Fódlan. The schools quickly flourished, invigorating interest in the arts as well as trade with foreign lands. After many years of success and prosperity, the students of the first of these academies crafted a bronze statue of the founding couple to honor their achievement. The statue stands to this day.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Manuela, Divine Songstress
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage to Manuela, who had established a new school for children in a small town. Seeing the beauty in Manuela's dream, Lorenz put all his resources toward building schools like Manuela's all over Fódlan, providing education to scores of children who had been left helpless by the war. After many years of success and prosperity, a bronze statue of the couple was erected at the original school to honor their achievement. It stands to this day.
Lorenz, Noble of the Red Rose & Catherine, Free Knight
As the new head of House Gloucester, Lorenz first worked to restore his own territory, and then expanded his vision to include reforms for all Fódlan. At the height of his storied political career, he announced his marriage Catherine, the former Knight of Seiros. Catherine had left Garreg Mach behind for a life of freedom, but was eventually persuaded to accept Lorenz's passionate marriage proposal. Even after joining House Gloucester and returning to life among the nobility, however, it is said that Catherine much preferred relaxing in a tavern to dressing up for court.
|“||Lorenz: Acheron! What a pleasant surprise! I was concerned I might have to kill someone decent.
Acheron: Ha! House Gloucester is already finished. I've already taken control of your land!
Lorenz: That's quite enough of your spinning, Weathervane. Time for you to die.
— Lorenz, fighting Acheron in Crimson Flower Chapter 13.
|“||To oppose the Empire at a time like this would be entirely too reckless.||”|
— Lorenz, as an enemy in Silver Snow/Azure Moon Chapter 16.
|“||It's been a while, Professor. If this were anywhere but a battlefield, I would offer you tea. I've no choice but to follow the Empire, if I wish to live. I hope you will not think ill of me.||”|
— Lorenz as an enemy, when fighting Byleth in Silver Snow/Azure Moon Chapter 16.
|“||Lorenz: Give it up, Acheron! We are in the right. If you try to remain here any longer...
Acheron: What, you'll kill me? A tiny kid like you kill someone like me? Oh, that's too funny.
Lorenz: An animal like you cannot be allowed to run amok. We will settle this here and now!
Acheron: If you think you're up to the task, then by all means. But it's not my fault if it ends badly for you.
— Lorenz fighting Acheron in Land of the Golden Deer.
|“||An offensive sight.||”|
— Lorenz in Part I & II
|“||Don't you know who I am?||”|
— Lorenz in Part I & II
|“||Enough of this nonsense!||”|
— Lorenz in Part I
|“||Out of my way!||”|
— Lorenz in Part I
|“||In a hurry to die are you?||”|
— Lorenz in Part II
|“||Begone with you!||”|
— Lorenz in Part II
|“||Impossible... How could I lose?||”|
— Lorenz's retreat quote as a playable character in Part I.
|“||To think I'd meet my end...in a place like this.||”|
— Lorenz's death quote in classic mode as a playable character in Part II.
|“||Impressive... I must retreat.||”|
— Lorenz's retreat quote in casual mode as a playable character in Part II.
|“||I've lost?! Oh! Unthinkable!||”|
— Lorenz as an enemy in Chapter 1
|“||I yield. Though I will not beg for my life. That would be unbecoming, wouldn't it?||”|
— Lorenz's defeat quote as an enemy in Silver Snow Chapter 16.
- Main article: Lorenz (Three Houses)/Quotes
Fire Emblem Cipher
Lorenz is currently featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Lorenz|
|Man Who Carries the Alliance's Future, Lorenz|
||"If there is any way I can be of help, to you or your house, I hope that you won't hesitate to ask. After all, as I'm sure you know, the future of the Alliance is my responsibility!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Mage||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Selecting a Suitable Partner: [Trigger] Each time you deploy a ally, until the end of the turn, this unit gains +10 attack.|
"Let us discuss the future.": [Activate] [Once per turn]  Draw 1 card. This skill is only usable if this unit has 70 or higher attack.
|Card #B19-031HN • Artist: Kotetsu Kinoshita|
|Scion of House Gloucester, Lorenz|
|"My name is Lorenz Hellman Gloucester. You will want to remember it."|
|Attack: 30||Support: 20||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Noble||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|"Might I interest you in a cup of tea?": [Trigger] [Once per turn] [Send 1 card from your hand to the Retreat Area] When you deploy a ally, you may pay the cost and if you do: Draw 1 card.|
Magic Emblem: [Support] Draw 1 card. Choose 1 card from your hand, and send it to the Retreat Area.
|Card #B19-032N • Artist: Kotetsu Kinoshita|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Lorenz_(Fódlan) .
- As an enemy, Lorenz has access to the Seal Strength and Black Magic Avoid +20 abilities, which he can't learn as a playable unit.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Lorenz Hellman Gloucester||Full name, known by just Lorenz in most menus. Lorenz is a name derived from the Roman surname Laurentius, meaning "from Laurentum". Gloucester is a city in England; its use as Lorenz's surname is likely derived from the character of the Earl of Gloucester from William Shakespeare's play King Lear, similar to other characters from Leicester having surnames derived from the names of King Lear characters.|
|Japanese||ローレンツ＝ヘルマン＝グロスタール||Lorenz Hermann Gloucester|
|Spanish||Lorenz Hellman Gloucester||As above.|
|French||Lorenz Hellman Gloucester||As above.|
|German||Lorenz Hellman Gloucester||As above.|
|Italian||Lorenz Hellman Gloucester||As above.|
|Korean||로렌츠 헤르만 글로스터||Lorenz Hermann Gloucester|
|Simplified Chinese||洛廉兹·海尔曼·古罗斯塔尔||Lorenz Hermann Gloucester|
|Traditional Chinese||洛廉茲·海爾曼·古羅斯塔爾||Lorenz Hermann Gloucester|
High quality portrait artwork of Lorenz from Three Houses.
Portrait of Lorenz from Three Houses.
Concept art of Lorenz from Three Houses.
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|