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Portrait nikalaf fe05.png
Nikalaf's portrait from Thracia 776





Starting class



Thracia 776

We have my armored infantry and Bishop Moore's magicians defending the castle gate. Reinhardt's Gelb Ritter will be attacking the enemy from the rear. We have also called for Silesse's Pegasus Knights for extra backup. With all these forces, we will able to defend against anything.
— Nikalaf reassuring Gustaf that they have many forces present to defend Leonster

Nikalaf (Japanese: ニカラフ Nikalaf) is a boss appearing in Chapter 17A of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. He is in the service of Gustaf and is charged with guarding the main entrance to Leonster castle.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776


Nikalaf is the primary boss of Chapter 17A; he is directly situated on the entrance to Leonster castle. Assisting him are Misha, a Silesseian Pegasus Knight and Moore, a Loptrian Dark Bishop.

Before Leonster commences their full assault Nikalaf tells Gustaf that their troops and incoming reinforcements will be enough to wipe out the enemy. If Saias arrives while Nikalaf is still alive, Nikalaf is very happy to see him; Saias's presence provides a huge morale boost to the troops present.

Despite Nikalaf's reinforcements and preparations he is defeated by Leif's forces.


See also: The Gates of Leonster
Portrait nikalaf fe05.png
Ma snes03 general enemy.gif General
Level 20
Action --
Authority ★★★★★
Max HP 54 Speed 8
Strength 15 Luck 13
Magic 4 Defense 15
Skill 12 Constitution 20
Movement 6 FCM 0
Inventory Skills
Master Axe
Killer Axe
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances A Axes A Bows A Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE5RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --


While Nikalaf has little dialogue he appears to be loyal to Gustaf. He was very confident, not seeming to be to the point of arrogance, in his ability to defeat Leif's forces but lost anyway.


Battle quotes

You're not strong enough to defeat me! Come on!
— Nikalaf

Death quotes

Guh... You're...better...than I...thought...
— Nikalaf when killed
Why... Why are you letting me go...
— Nikalaf when captured and released; this is unused as he cannot be captured due to his high constitution.

Etymology and other languages

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

• Nicarf
• Nicolov

• Used in Shaya's fan translation patch.
• Used in the Lil' Manster fan translation patch.






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Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsbelBrightonCainCarrionCedConomorDagdarDalsinDeenDiarmuidEdaEyvelFergusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerIliosKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPerneRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelphinaShannamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTroudeXavier
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Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Coastal Village • 2x: The Corsair Isles • 3: Kelbeth's Gate • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Daughter • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mount Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Manor • 9: The Banner of Njörun • 10: Nowell Valley • 11: Fort Dandrum • 11x: Murder Holes • 12: The Bandits of Dacia • 12x: The Dandelion • 13: The Walled City • 14: The Onslaught • 14x: Yearning to Breathe Free • 15: Two Paths • 16A: Norden Line • 17A: The Gates of Leonster • 16B: Dark Forest • 17B: The Gathering Storm • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Wrath • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The War of Liberation • 21x: The Prison Camp • 22: Across the River • 23: The Fiend's Lair • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Loptrian AltarE: Sworn Upon a Sword
Locations JugdralMunster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • Thracia (FianaTarrah)
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