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|“||I am Valter, the Moonstone, Grado’s finest general! And you’re just a corpse who does not know he is dead.||”|
— Valter to Seth
Valter (Japanese: ヴァルター, Walter) is a boss character from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. He is one of Grado's Imperial Generals, known as the Moonstone. Having been stripped of his rank before the events of the game, he is reinstated and charged with destroying the Sacred Stone of Renais. Valter is a ruthless warrior and a relentless adversary, and destroys anyone threatening his plans.
After this he remains a looming, but not direct, threat for the next 14 chapters. Valter acts in the background, instigating several parties. In particular, he kills fellow imperial general Glen and commands Selena back to the Grado capital on treason charges.
In the Creature Campaign Valter can be recruited as a bonus unit. In this appearance, and like all other Creature Campaign characters, he has no dialogue or support conversations with other characters.
Starting stats and growth rates
Boss Ch. 15, Easy/Normal Boss Ch. 15, Hard (Eirika) Boss Ch. 15, Hard (Ephraim) Playable Creature Campaign
Personality and character
Valter is a cruel, violent man in Grado's army. He eagerly seeks out violence at any available opportunity, even blatantly stating that he wished for endless war after he murders Glen. He also has an expressed interest in 'taming' Eirika, and seeks to break her and make her his.
However, his extreme tendencies do have a source. Duessel mentions to Cormag an incident with Valter and a cursed lance. Duessel states that Valter, while not a 'gentle lamb', was not a unreasonably violent madman before using the lance. Valter's newfound bloodlust had him exiled from Grado entirely, further fueling Valter's bloodlust with hatred, causing him to hold a grudge against Glen and Grado's old command as a whole.
|“||I've no use for these bloodless minnows... Give me prey that will sate my bloodlust... I hunger!||”|
|“||Valter: What now, Cormag? Have you betrayed your oaths and your emperor?
Cormag: I have. I can no longer serve Grado. But I must know the truth, Valter, and you will tell me. You're the one who murdered my brother aren't you?
Valter: ...Hmph. No reason for lies, seeing as you're nothing but a traitor. You're right, Cormag! I was the one who cut your brother down. He was just like you, a weak, pitiful fool.
Cormag: ...... Ha... Ha ha ha...
Valter: Why do you laugh, dolt?
Cormag: How can I not? I've dreamt of revenge, chased it for days... And now it's here before me. Oh, Valter... Your death will be slow and agonizing.
— Valter to Cormag in Chapter 15: Scorched Sand, Eirika route
|“||Valter: Is that you, Cormag? Even you have turned your back on your emperor?
Valter: Don't tell me you stand there thinking you can beat me. You're not strong enough. You know this to be true.
Valter: If you swear fealty to Grado again, I may let you live. You don't want to die an oath breaker, do you? Well? Will you crawl before me and beg for forgiveness?
Cormag: ...Yes, I have broken my vows, Valter. And yes, it may be I who falls when we tilt lances... But a dog like you will never see me crawl.
Valter: Brave words from a traitor. Let's see if your lance is as sharp as your tongue.
— Valter to Cormag in Chapter 15: Scorched Sand, Ephraim route
|“||Valter: Mmm... I've been waiting for you, Eirika!
Eirika: Who are you?
Valter: Have you forgotten? We met once at Castle Renais. No? Look closely, Eirika. Do you not remember the face of he who will master you?
Valter: Yes, resist. It’s much more fun for me that way. Come, Eirika. I should like to tame you.
Eirika:I am here on a mission. One that I swore to my brother I would fulfill. I will not be stopped by the likes of you!
— Valter to Eirika in Chapter 15: Scorched Sand
|“||Valter: Hello Ephraim, I let you flee once, but this time, there’s no escape.
Ephraim: Escape? I'm not going anywhere. I came here for you. I came here to defeat you.
Valter: What's this? A scurrying little mouse that roars like a lion? Are you saying this time will be different than the last? Will you finally provide me with some amusement?
Ephraim: I'll do far more than that. I'll provide you with a sorry end to your messy life.
— Valter to Ephraim in Chapter 15: Scorched Sand
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Valter||A variant of the Old German name "Walter", which means "commander of the army".|
|Japanese||ヴァルター||Officially romanized as Walter.|
- Valter and his rival Glen have titles that reflect their opposing relationship. Glen is referred to as the Sunstone while Valter is referred to as the Moonstone.
Official artwork of Valter from Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones.
- "Ah, Selena. You're to return to the capital immediately. Duessel is no longer your concern. His Majesty has declared you untrustworthy. I've been sent here to relieve you of command." - Valter to Selena, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Heh heh... This is merely the beginning. Endless battle, war without end... Heh heh... ha hahahahahaha!" - Valter, after killing Glen, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Yes, resist. It's much more fun for me that way. Come, Eirika. I should like to tame you." - Valter to Eirika, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Heh heh... We were a grand trio–the Imperial Three: You, Duessel, and me. But my place among you was stolen, and I was exiled from Grado." - Valter to Glen, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
- "Heh heh... heh heh heh... After my fall from glory, only desire kept me alive. Desire for revenge. My hatred burned so fierce that I was only barely able to keep my sanity. That hatred keeps me warm still today. Oh, how it burns..." - Valter to Glen, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
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