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Rajaion (Japanese: ラジャイオン Rajaion) is a key non-playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. Rajaion is a dragon laguz who was twisted and used by the Mad King of Daein, his brother-in-law Ashnard, and made to serve as his "wyvern" mount.
Nineteen years before the Mad King's War (after Almedha, Rajaion's younger sister, gave birth to Ashnard's son Soren), Rajaion left Goldoa to rescue Almedha and Soren. Unfortunately, when Rajaion arrived in Daein, he was captured by Ashnard and transformed into a Feral One, corrupting his mind and locking him into draconic state.
Ena then left Goldoa, and found Rajaion warped and serving Ashnard in Daein. After discovering this, she asked her grandfather Nasir to help her save, or at least be near, Rajaion. Nasir left Goldoa at his granddaughter's request. Ena's devotion to this task was single-minded, as she wished to be with her lover Rajaion, or to be dead.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Rajaion appears in the final battle, as mentioned above, serving as Ashnard's mount. After Ashnard is killed in battle Rajaion regained his sanity in the aftermath and had the galdr of rebirth chanted to him, but still died peacefully in Ena's arms.
Due to ambiguities in the translation for the English release of Path of Radiance, it was initially unclear if Rajaion actually survived the events of the game. It wasn't until clarification in the sequel, Radiant Dawn, particularly as told by his brother Kurthnaga in chapter 1 of part 4, as well as the game's relationship chart, was it clearly known that Rajaion did in fact die at the end of Path of Radiance.
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Rajaion, being deceased during the events of Radiant Dawn, makes no appearances; he is mentioned by some characters and appears in the game's glossary.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Rajaion is featured on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Rajaion|
|Prince Who Degenerated into a Mad Dragon, Rajaion|
|Attack: 70||Support: 20||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Feral One||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Twisted Body: [Always] If you have no allied "Ashnard", this unit cannot evade.|
Black Roar: [Always] Your allied "Ashnard" in the same Area as this unit gains +20 attack.
Mad King's Wyrm Steed: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move your allied "Ashnard". Once you do, move this unit to the same Area as your allied "Ashnard".
|Card #B12-045HN • Artist: Cherokee|
|Eldest Child of Goldoa, Rajaion|
|"Ena... We'll always be together, from this day forth."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 20||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Dragon Tribe||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
| Black Dragon Prince: [Always] This unit gains +20 attack. ( comes into effect if a total of 2 or more cards are stacked with this unit.)|
Oath to a Fiancée: [Always] If you have an allied "Ena", this unit gains +10 attack.
Fate Emblem: [Support] If the attacking unit is , draw 1 card, then choose 1 card from your hand and place it on top of your deck.
|Card #B12-046N • Artist: Cherokee|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Rajaion .
|Radiant Dawn||A dragon laguz from Goldoa. His reason and his very identity were stolen by King Ashnard, who then used him as a personal steed.||ゴルドア王国の竜鱗族。|
- According to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Memorial Book Tellius Recollection: The First Volume, Rajaion's affinity is dark. Rajaion's affinity was previously unknown, as he has no data as a unit in any Fire Emblem series game.
- According to Tellius Recollection, Rajaion was designed with an apparent age of 23.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology, and notes|
Officially romanized as Rajaion.
Used in Heroes.
Rajaion; used in Heroes.
Artwork of Rajaion from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Rajaion's full portrait from Path of Radiance.
Rajaion's small portrait from Path of Radiance.
Rajaion's final moments with Ena.
- ↑ "Yes. Rajaion is the most important thing in my...life... Some nineteen years ago, he said he wanted to broaden his knowledge and left Goldoa." — Ena, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
- ↑ "...I don't hate you, Almedha. Rajaion made his decision. He gave his life to save you and his little nephew." — Ena, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ "...Ike, you were there at my brother's last hour. I'm sorry to ask you, but when my brother died... Did he die peacefully?" — Kurthnaga asking Ike about his brother, Rajaion, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
- ↑ FE PoR: Rajaion Character Profile (P. 82) Translation | kantopia, www.kantopia.wordpress.com, Retrieved: 2 March 2022
|This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.|
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