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Portrait of Maurice, the Wandering Beast, from Three Houses.




Human (transformed into a monster by the Blutgang)


Marianne (descendant)


Wandering Beast

Starting class

Wandering Beast


Three Houses

Hero... There is a word that takes me back.
— The Wandering Beast

Maurice (pronounced /⁠moɹˈis⁠/[key][1]; Japanese: モーリス Maurice) is a character who appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Historically, Maurice was one of the 10 Elites who fought in the War of Heroes. By the time of Three Houses, he has been erased from history due to transforming into a demonic beast. His monstrous form is known to mankind as the Wandering Beast (Japanese: 彷徨えし獣 Wandering beast).


Maurice was one of the Elites who aided Nemesis during the War of Heroes. Like the other Elites, he had received the blood of a Nabatean from Nemesis, which manifested as a Crest; as well, he had received his own Hero's Relic, the magical sword Blutgang. At some point, he started a family in the land that would later become Leicester, which led to his bloodline and Crest to continue persisting through Fódlan's history. During the War of Heroes, he fought alongside Nemesis against Seiros and her army, but lost.

At some point, the power of his relic transformed him into a hideous monster, and he began attacking and eating innocent people. As the Church of Seiros feared these incidents would reveal the true nature of Crests to Fódlan, they erased nearly all traces of Maurice and his life from historical texts, leading to Maurice being forgotten. Maurice's Crest, however, still persisted through his bloodline, and would become known as the "Crest of the Beast", a cursed Crest that would transform its bearers into demonic beasts.

By Imperial Year 1185, Maurice, now known as the "Wandering Beast", would continue stalking Edmund territory to slaughter innocent people during the night. One Crest scholar would soon theorize that the identity of this monster is Marianne, though Byleth quickly drives him off. Later on, the two would venture into Edmund territory to find Maurice himself, and they subsequently kill him. Thanking them for putting an end to his suffering, he then relinquishes Blutgang to Marianne before finally passing on.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses


Maurice is the boss of Marianne's paralogue, Forgotten Hero.


Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range. The figures to the left of the ~ are taken from a chapter 15 playthrough, the earliest possible point where this chapter may be undertaken; the figures to the right of the ~ are taken from a chapter 18 playthrough, the point where this boss hits level 40 and stops scaling from there.

Normal Hard Maddening

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Ma ns01 wandering beast enemy.gif Wandering Beast
Level 31
Movement 4
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Max HP 52/52/78/105 Luck 12
Strength 29 Defense 19
Magic 4 Resistance 9
Dexterity 13 Charm 11
Speed 11
Inventory Abilities
Crest Stone (Beast) Renewal
Magic Bind
Vital Defense
Anti-Magic Armor
Armored Blow Latent; active starting from health bar 2
Death Blow Latent; active starting from health bar 3
Defiant Str Latent; active starting from health bar 4
Staggering Blow Spells Battalion
Heavy Strike -- --
Skill Levels
Swords Lances Axes Bows Brawling Reason Faith Authority Heavy Armor Riding Flying Class mastery
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Maurice seems to have little control of his monster's bloodthirsty instincts, and holds a great disdain for the form, describing it as a "nightmare of a thousand years", and wishing to be liberated from it.


Battle quotes

My beastly blood is roused... You will not be able to stop me!
— The Wandering Beast, as the boss of Forgotten Hero
That sword... It's the sword of the king! Are you the one who can liberate me?!
— The Wandering Beast against Byleth in The Sleeping Sand Legend
Claude: That looks just like Miklan's Black Beast... Could a Hero's Relic be at fault?
Wandering Beast: Hero... There is a word that takes me back.
Claude: Takes you back? You... Are you...
Wandering Beast: After so long, I cannot speak of it.

— The Wandering Beast against Claude in Forgotten Hero
Wandering Beast: Nothing will stop me...from feasting upon your flesh and blood!
Marianne: No! I won't let you!

— The Wandering Beast against Marianne in Forgotten Hero

Death quote

Well done... Finally, this nightmare of a thousand years is at its end. Oh, inheritor of my Crest...if this body is to decay, then the sword... I leave it to you...
— Maurice, as the boss of Forgotten Hero

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Heroes

While Maurice has yet to make a physical appearance in Fire Emblem Heroes, he appears as a manifestation of Marianne's Phantasm Tome in his Wandering Beast form, blasting the opponent with dark power in his attacking animation.

Etymology and other languages

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


From the roman name "Maurus".[2]



















Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese





  1. Marianne in Three Houses
  2. Meaning, origin and history of name Maurice - Behind the Name, Behind the Name, Retrieved: February 29, 2020
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