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FEA Validar.png
Artwork of Validar from Awakening.

A dark mage who wishes to architect the world's end.




King of Plegia

Starting class


Voiced by

Takehito Koyasu
(Japanese, all appearances)
Kyle Hebert
(English, all appearances)


This is all written!
— Validar

Validar (Japanese: ファウダー Fauder) is one of the main antagonists in Fire Emblem Awakening. He is the leader of the Grimleal, a cult from Plegia that worships the Fell Dragon Grima. Validar is a sorcerer who wields dark magic. He is the wielder of Grima's Truth.

Fire Emblem Awakening


Before the events of the game the Grimleal and Validar's ancestors sought to create the perfect vessel for Grima; this vessel was eventually born but stolen away in the night by the mother. In the years since Validar has searched for the vessel, his child, to revive Grima. Validar also requires the Fire Emblem and its five spheres to perform the ritual to revive Grima.

Validar initially appears in Robin's premonition as the only enemy of the chapter.

In the present, he appears during Chapter 6 accompanied by his hired band of assassins. He attempts to kill Emmeryn, but is thwarted by Lucina arriving from the future and informing Chrom of the assassination ahead of time. During the battle Validar is killed; however Grima, who arrived from the future with Lucina, appears before him and revives him.

Two years later, after the death of Gangrel, Validar has become the king of Plegia. When Walhart threatens to invade Ylisse, Chrom and Robin seek council with Validar to fend off the Valmese empire. Validar allows them to use some of Plegia's ships and funds against Valm. Outside of their formal meeting Validar appears before Robin in a vision and informs Robin of their status as Grima's vessel and his child.

After the defeat of the Valmese empire Chrom and Robin return to Validar after he offers to gift Sable to their cause. Validar has, however, used the offer as a trap to attempt to kill the Shepherds and take Robin. While Chrom is able to fend off the ambush Validar is able to take control of Robin temporarily and make Robin hand over the Fire Emblem.

Chrom's forces intercept Validar at the Dragon's Temple while the latter performs the ritual to revive Grima. Validar is unsuccessful in the revival and controlling Robin due the gemstones in the Fire Emblem being preemptively switched with fakes. In the ensuing battle Validar is killed, and the Grima that arrived with Lucina from the future appears and accepts the sacrifices laid at the table by the Plegian populace and is able to revive himself regardless of the fake gemstones.


Enemy - Premonition

See also: Invisible Ties (premonition)
Small portrait validar fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer validar enemy.gif Sorcerer
Level 5
Movement -
Max HP 39 Speed 13
Strength 5 Luck 12
Magic 21 Defense 15
Skill 15 Resistance 12
Inventory Skills
Grima's Truth --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B/A Staves --

Enemy - Chapter 6

See also: Foreseer

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait validar fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer validar enemy.gif Sorcerer
Level 1
Movement 6
Max HP 32 Speed 9
Strength 3 Luck 5
Magic 12 Defense 8
Skill 10 Resistance 10
Inventory Skills
HealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes D Staves --

Enemy - Chapter 23

See also: Invisible Ties

First battle Second battle (Normal) Second battle (Hard) Second battle (Lunatic)

Small portrait validar fe13.png
Ma 3ds01 sorcerer validar enemy.gif Sorcerer
Level 5
Movement -
Max HP 39 Speed 13
Strength 5 Luck 12
Magic 21 Defense 15
Skill 15 Resistance 12
Inventory Skills
Grima's Truth --
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances -- Axes --
Bows -- Tomes B/A Staves --

Fire Emblem Warriors


Validar appears as a boss in Chapter 3 and Chapter 5 of Story mode and is one of the primary antagonists of the Invisible Ties History Mode map.

In Chapter 3 Validar, accompanied by the Gristonne army, has taken over the Dragon Valley Temple and cornered Robin within; he is repelled by Lianna and Rowan's forces.

Validar reappears in Chapter 5 at the Dragon's Table, once again accompanied by the Gristonne army, and is able to take over Robin and make him attack Chrom. It is unclear what ritual Validar was attempting to perform at the Dragon's Table located in realm of Warriors.

Like Gharnef and Iago, It is never stated why Validar joined Gristonne's cause in reviving Velezark.


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Personality and character

Validar is a zealous and deluded member of the Grimleal who worships Grima as a God. He has no apparent greater goal in serving Grima other than to see the world burn; when Lucina tries to tell him that Grima will destroy the world, he simply expresses his hope that the calamity will match her nightmares. Validar is also a deep believer in the principle of fate, and repeatedly asserts to Chrom and his companions that their destinies cannot be changed.


Battle quotes

Gya ha ha! Fools! Struggle all you want! You cannot unwrite what is already written!
— Validar in the Premonition.
Emmeryn was supposed to be an easy target... You will pay for interfering in my designs!
— Validar's battle quote in Chapter 6.
Well, well... Ha ha ha! Oh, I know you... Submit to me, and perhaps I might honor you with the truth!
— Validar fighting Robin in Chapter 6.
Destiny is your master, one way or the other!
— Validar's first battle quote in Chapter 23.
Rrgh... F-fools... Destiny!
— Validar's second battle quote in Chapter 23.
Validar: Heh ha, are you so eager to meet your end, little Prince? You WILL die here. Your future is already written.
Chrom: I tell you again: I make my own future. And it's one you'll not live to see!

— Validar fighting Chrom during the first battle in Chapter 23.
Validar: Robin, why insist on these games? You only delay the inevitable. And besides, the alternative? Have you considered what happens should I fall? These followers of Naga will spurn you now that they've learned what you are. Kill me, and incur the wrath of the Grimleal as well... Would you truly choose to be so utterly alone?
Robin: ......
Validar: Humans are weak, pathetic creatures... Your "bonds" with them will bind you. You are destined for a greater purpose! The GREATEST purpose! You are to be a GOD!
Robin: ...Not your god—not today.

— Validar fighting Robin during the first battle in Chapter 23.
Lucina: Die, Validar!
Validar: Impudent meddler! You have failed to change the future at every turn. What makes you think this time will be different?!
Lucina: Perhaps it won't... But either way, it's no reason to spare your miserable life!

— Validar fighting Lucina during the second battle in Chapter 23.

Death quotes

What have you...?!
— Validar's defeat voice clip.
No... This is...all...wrong... How have known the plan...
— Validar's death quote in Chapter 6.
Heh heh... Even this...was meant to be...
— Validar's defeat quote in Chapter 23.
No...nngh! All...wrong...
— Validar's death quote in Chapter 23.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Validar appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

SSB3DS Trophy Validar.png NA: Validar is the leader of the Grimleal, the religious sect dedicated to the Fell Dragon, Grima. Their goal is to resurrect their fallen master, and Validar himself practices dark magic. In one possible timeline, he uses his own child as a vessel in a spell to resurrect Grima. Fire Emblem Awakening follows a different timeline.

PAL: Validar is the leader of the Grimleal, the religious sect dedicated to the Fell Dragon, Grima. Their goal is to resurrect their fallen master, and Validar himself practises dark magic. In one possible timeline, he uses his own child as a vessel in a spell to resurrect Grima. Fire Emblem: Awakening follows a different timeline.

Randomly obtained

Fire Emblem Cipher

Validar is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Validar
TCGCipher B14-042R.png Fell Dragon-Worshipping Sorcerer, Validar


"My dear boy, we already know how this story ends - you and I both! And yet you rush here... Are you so eager to meet the fell dragon yourself? Or perhaps your own fatal destiny ― you would have that realized first? Ha ha!"
Attack: 70 Support: 0 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 5
Class: Sorcerer Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 4
Grima's Truth: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Flip three bond cards] Your opponent may choose 2 cards from their hand and send them to the Retreat Area. If they do not, destroy your opponent's lord.
Dragon's Table: [Activate] [Once per turn] [ Destroy 2 allies with a deployment cost of 1 or lower ] Choose 1 non-lord enemy, and destroy it.
Card #B14-042R • Artist: Kazuhiro Taneda
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Validar .

Flavor text

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Game Text
A dark mage who wishes to
architect the world's end.
(Unused, Chapter 6)
The unknown enemy's leader.
He seems to have dark designs.
The dark mage and founder of the
Grimleal, a wicked cult from the
world of Fire Emblem Awakening.

He and his fanatics worship the Fell
Dragon Grima as a god. His ultimate
goal is to resurrect Grima, and he'll
stop at nothing to see it accomplished.


Etymology and other languages

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




Officially romanized as Fauder, and presumably originates from the word "father".







  • Valldar
  • Validar






Traditional Chinese




Other appearances


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