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Genealogy of the Holy War Treasure

FESK Tristan 02.png
Artwork of Tristan from Treasure.





Janne (sister)
Eve (father)
Eva (uncle)
Alva (uncle)



Starting class

Free Knight

We? Don't you mean YOU? I'm holding up my own out here.
— Tristan

(Japanese: トリスタン Tristan) is the son of a Cross Knight of Nordion, and the elder brother of Janne. He and Janne were orphaned in their infancy during the wars in Agustria and were adopted by Sigurd's army, later fleeing with Oifey, Shanan and Seliph to Tirnanog, during which Janne was lost.[1] Growing up as a warrior under Oifey's tutelage, he was later one of the first members of Seliph's liberation army in Grann 777.

Tristan is Delmud's substitute character, filling his role in the story and gameplay if Lachesis died or failed to be married in the course of the first generation.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Tristan and Lester/Dimna were on a scouting mission outside of Isaach with Oifey when the Dozel army launched an assault on Tirnanog, but arrived early on in the battle to assist Seliph in combating the occupation.

Starting stats and growth rates

Portrait tristan fe04.png
Free Knight
Level 3
Holy Blood --
Movement 8
Recruitment: Chapter 6, automatically from turn 2.

Stats Growth Rates

Inventory Skills
Is snes02 iron sword.png Iron Sword
5,000 Gold
Is snes02 critical.png Critical
Weapon Levels
SNESRankSword.png B SNESRankLance.png -- SNESRankAxe.png -- SNESRankBow.png -- SNESRankStaff.png --
SNESRankFire.png -- SNESRankThunder.png -- SNESRankWind.png -- SNESRankLight.png -- SNESRankDark.png --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Mag Skill Spd Lck Def Res Mov Skills Weapon level
Ranger +0 +1 +0 +9 +6 +0 +2 +3 +1 Is snes02 adept.png Adept SNESRankSword.png A

Personality and character

Tristan has little patience for dealing with Roddlevan for reasons unknown; he treats Roddlevan's attempts to initate conversation with hostile disinterest, and readily snaps at him over the littlest things.[2]

Love growths and events

Portrait tristan fe04.png
Free Knight
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:0
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:2
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Initial: 0
Per turn:3
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Click here for more details on the love system.

  • In Chapter 7, Oifey can talk to Tristan at any time, rewarding him with +1 Strength, Skill and Defense.
  • In Chapter 7, Tristan can talk to Janne at any time, rewarding her with +1 Luck.
  • In Chapter 7, Tristan has a hidden conversation with Roddlevan if both are under Level 10. After Melgen Castle has been seized, if Tristan waits next to Roddlevan, a conversation will occur which grants Tristan +2 Strength and +1 Speed and Defense, and grants Roddlevan +2 Strength, +1 Skill and Defense.


Genealogy of the Holy War


Battle quotes

Death quotes

Lord Seliph, I wish you luck...
— Tristan, in Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Tristan is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Tristan
TCGCipher B08-067HN.png Sister-Searching Mercenary Knight, Tristan




"Oh, thank the gods! I’ve finally found you! I’m Tristan, your brother!"
Attack: 60 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: Ranger Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Horsemanship of the Cross Knights: [Activate] [Once per turn] Move a Mounted ally.
Bond Skill Siblings of Nordion: [Bond] [Trigger] When this card is placed in the Bond Area, until the end of this turn, your allied 'Tristan' and 'Janne' gain +20 attack.
Card #B08-067HNArtist: Mikihiro Taguchi/Cloud Gate Co., Ltd.
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Tristan .


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Tristan Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.
Japanese トリスタン Officially romanized as Tristan.



  1. "Our father was a knight of the Nordion Kingdom. He died in battle during the upheaval in Agustria. You and I were still pretty young then. Sir Sigurd's army ended up taking us in, but we lost track of you while fleeing to Isaach." — Tristan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Roddlevan: Hey, Tristan. I got something to ask ya.
    Tristan: Oh... it's you. What?
    Roddlevan: Hey, show a guy a little respect, would ya? Anyway, I was just thinking. Do you think we're holding Sir Seliph back any?
    Tristan: We? Don't you mean YOU? I'm holding up my own out here.
    Roddlevan: Is that so? Alright, let me hear what you've done so far.
    Tristan: Ah, well... You know, I've... um...
    Roddlevan: See there? That's just what I'm saying. You can't think of anything, can ya?
    Tristan: Alright, alright! So what's your point?
    Roddlevan: Let's get a little dueling practice in. I want to move up to the front line! I doubt I'd learn a whole lot from you, but I'll do anything to avoid getting castle duty!
    Tristan: You know you've got a real crappy way of asking someone a favour? Just forget it.
    Roddlevan: Oh, c'mon! Look... Would you pretty please be my sparring partner with sugar on top? How about that!?
    Tristan: Where the hell do you get off!? Okay, I'll fight you... only to shut you up! You ready?
    " — Roddlevan and Tristan, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused in writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeifLene/LayleaLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatuCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJavarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldrBragiCedDainFjalarHeimHezulNeirNjörunOdThrudUlir
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 Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Dark • Endgame: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLopt Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline