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Portrait macbeth fe04.png
Macbeth's portrait in Genealogy of the Holy War.







Starting class



Genealogy of the Holy War

I-it can't be! Grannvale's here already? Damn it all! What are those useless mercenaries doing out there?! Ugh... Fine, I'll fight them myself!
— Macbeth

Macbeth (Japanese: マクベス Macbeth) is an noble from Agustria appearing as a boss in Chapter 2, guarding Infini Castle.


As Sigurd's army entered Agustrian territory and Eldigan was sent in prison by Chagall, Macbeth was ordered by the latter to seize Infini Castle. As Sigurd's army arrived at Heirhein Castle, he sent Waltz and Beowolf against them.[1] He then tried to fight them back but he ultimately died in the process.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Macbeth is a boss appearing in Chapter 2 defending Infini Castle.

Ma snes02 general enemy.gif General
Level 22
Holy Blood --
Movement 5
Max HP 62 Speed 11
Strength 16 Luck 0
Magic 2 Defense 18+5
Skill 12 Resistance 5
Inventory Skills
Steel Lance
Shield RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances A Axes B Bows B Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --

Personality and character

Macbeth is depicted as a very greedy man,[2] showing no qualms about pillaging nearby villages in Chagall's back.[3]


Battle quotes

I-it can't be! Grannvale's here already? Damn it all! What are those useless mercenaries doing out there?! Ugh... Fine, I'll fight them myself!
— Macbeth, in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
H-huh? Who are you?
— Macbeth, when fighting Lewyn in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Ugh... why me...?
— Macbeth, in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.


Macbeth is one of only three minor bosses in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War to have a unique portrait, the others being Lamia and Ovo.

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.






  1. "Chagall: You imbecile! You turned your back on this crisis to line your own pockets, and now we've lost Heirhein! There had better be a good explanation for your behavior, Macbeth!
    Macbeth: Er, um... My humblest apologies, Your Majesty! Forgive me, I beg of you! I've already sent out the order for Waltz's sellsword unit to move in at once.
    " — Chagall and Macbeth, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Man: Infini's Lord Macbeth is the foulest, most gold-obsessed man there it. He does nothin' but torment us for his own profit. I wish I could kill em' with my bare hands!" — Villager, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  3. "Macbeth: So, Heirhein's finally made their move... Perfect. Release the brigands on the villages, as we arranged! Under the old king, you couldn't even dare to meddle in any of his property... Yet it is the easiest thing to cheat Chagall! Strip everything of worth you find and bring it back here. Leave no stone unturned!" — Macbeth, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
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
Other GairForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamander
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The 12 crusaders BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarHeimHoðrNálNjörunOdThrudUllr
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 Dark • Endgame: 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
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline