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FERK Wallace.png
Artwork of Wallace from The Blazing Blade.

A retired knight of Caelin. Constantly testing himself.







Starting class


Without question! If Lady Lyndis is in danger, I can't sit idly by, can I? Show me the foe! General Wallace will crush them all!
— Wallace to Kent in Chapter 23/24

Wallace (Japanese: ワレス Wallece) is a character in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Initially a retired knight in service to Caelin, Wallace later becomes a traveling mercenary after his adventures with Lyn.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade



Wallace was born in Caelin, Lycia, and as such, he attempted to become a full-out knight of Caelin at a young age. Despite this, Wallace was a thin and weak child, and other squires bullied him, often by calling him a girl. In this time, however, Wallace eventually met a new teacher who helped in his training, leading to him becoming one of the best knights in Caelin's employ; this teacher also taught Wallace one of the most important lessons in life: use his fighting skills not for evil, but for the sake of the people. Wallace does not know what became of this teacher, but upon rejoining Eliwood's or Hector's army, he comes across a figure who bears an uncanny resemblance to him, as well as his name.

Despite declaring loyalty to Caelin, Wallace had previously intentionally refused to follow orders declared by Lord Hausen; one of these events occurred when he was assigned to prevent Madelyn and Hassar from fleeing to Sacae. While Wallace did eventually catch up to them, he elected to leave the pair alone, claiming that the duo eluded him when he reported to Hausen. While he ended up getting locked in a dungeon for six months, he did not regret his decision.


While he continued to work with Caelin, including training a young Kent and Sain, Wallace later retired from his work and elected to become a farmer. Upon Lundgren's attempts to seize control of Caelin, Wallace was later ordered out of retirement to capture "impostors" to the throne. Wallace then first appears in Chapter 9: A Grim Reunion, confronting the supposed "impostor". Upon finding that this impostor is none other than the daughter of the couple Wallace had previously let go, he elects to fight for Lyn instead of Lundgren; in addition, Wallace refuses to believe Lyn could be lying about her past, saying that not only are her eyes truthful, but that the proud nomads of Sacae never tell lies.

After the defeat of Lundgren, Wallace begins to attempt to explore the lands of Elibe, his lust for battle renewed. Owing to his poor sense of direction, however, Wallace is not seen by the people of Caelin for over a year.

One year after he helped Lyn to regain control of Caelin, Wallace shows up by sheer chance in Bern at the same time that Eliwood and Hector's forces, along with some of Lyn's own forces, begin an assault on members of the Black Fang; initially joining the fray because he believed the Black Fang were "cowards" for attacking using the guise of fog, he joins the main lords's cause upon learning that his former comrades are part of their fighting force. While initially claiming that he showed up in Bern because he got lost, an A support with Lyn later reveals he actually traveled up the mountains of Bern in order to destroy the hideout of the Taliver Bandits that had killed Lyn's tribe; when confronted by Lyn over this decision, Wallace claimed he did so in order to prevent Lyn's hatred of them from corrupting her.


After the battle against Nergal, Wallace again resumes wandering the land, though this time with plans to return to Caelin. Again, he loses his way and instead ends up in Ilia. Deciding he has had enough adventures, he elects to return to farming, this time on the cold soil of the land.

Starting stats and growth rates

Lyn's tale Eliwood/Hector's tales

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Ma gba knight playable.gif Knight
Level 12
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Recruitment: Chapter 9, automatically from the start

Stats Growth Rates

Iron Lance
Iron Axe
Knight Crest
Weapon Levels
Swords -- Lances A Axes -- Bows --
Anima magic -- Light magic -- Dark magic -- Staves --

Promotion stat gains

Class HP Str Skill Spd Lck Def Res Con Mov Weapon level
General +4 +2 +2 +3 +0 +2 +3 +2 +1 Lances + 30, Axes


This character analysis section may not be accurate to every player's experience.

Wallace's effectiveness in-game and in all three available stories (Lyn, Eliwood, and Hector) varies strongly on how the player uses him, and what type of playthrough the player has performed. In Lyn's tale, Wallace acts as a Gotoh for inexperienced players, due to his high defense and offenses, as well as being at a higher level than most available characters.

In Eliwood's and Hector's stories, Wallace joins with poor bases, especially his 8 base speed. While he can be trained in Lyn Hard Mode, his high level means he will only gain a few levels at most, and his low speed growth means he will only gain a few points of speed at most. He also has poor mobility thanks to his class, and his high constitution makes him hard to rescue drop around. The only thing he is good at is at blocking off enemies at a choke point, however, there are only a few times where this is wanted, and his poor speed and resistance mean he is not that amazing at even this, and Hector and Oswin are also capable of this. Lastly, he does not join promoted if the player played Lyn Hard Mode without promoting him, making his already poor bases even worse.

Comparison to Oswin

Oswin has better speed than Wallace, so he will be a better combat unit. Like in all other facets, however, Wallace's benefits over Oswin vary over whether or not he comes as a Knight or General in the main story; in the former case, Oswin completely outclasses Wallace, while in the latter, Wallace can be more effective than an unpromoted Oswin, which is a real possibility as there are only 2-3 Knight Crests available at this point.

Comparison to Geitz

Owing to the fact that the player can only get either Geitz or Wallace in one playthrough, there exists a choice that the player must make. Unlike Harken and Karel, however, there player cannot make a choice when the chapter begins; rather, the criterion for getting either varies with the previous chapters. As the chapter with Geitz requires all the player's lords to have an average level of around 16 to 17, Wallace is considered more practical to get, as making the lords have high levels at that point in the game is considered counterproductive due to their promotions still being far off, especially in the case of the main lord of the story.

Complicating the comparison between Geitz and Wallace is Lyn's tale; while Geitz will always appear as a prepromote, Wallace can appear as an ordinary knight, thus allowing for more improvement than Geitz. However, Geitz has much better base stats in every area besides defense and is in a better class, so even with the possibility of training Geitz will be the better unit.


Due to being a former knight looking to rekindle his old days of glory, Wallace comes across as a brash and confident man interested in battle and teaching those more inexperienced than him; as a knight, he is well-known among Caelin's recruits for his work "Manual of Knightly Prowess", a fact that he points out to both Lyn and Vaida, and what Wil originally refers to him as. In addition, Wallace frequently tries to prove his prowess as a teacher to other characters; with Wil, he tries to make the archer more powerful similar to his companions Kent and Sain, and when Lyn speaks about how some recruits of Caelin are unable to complete one objective of the guide, Wallace lambasts these recruits, under the claim that even defying one guideline of his work would be tantamount to ignoring the entire tome.

Wallace is also highly competitive; in both of his appearances in the game, Wallace is put into action not only for an interest in help the lords, but to also help himself get back into the fray of war: in Lyn's tale, he elects to fight with Lyn not only to help save Caelin, but to also rekindle his fighting prowess, and in Eliwood and Hector's stories, he joins the battle the lords are in in order to cover for the sneak attacks of the Black Fang from the fog. In addition, with his supports with the wyvern lord Vaida, the two end up attempting to prove their superiority in combat against each other, culminating in two duels with neither emerging as the clear victor; Wallace himself notes that "No knight of Caelin runs from danger!!".


Main article: Wallace/Supports
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See Support § GBA games for more details on supports.


Lyn's tale

Wallace, the Caelin General
For Wallace, Lyn's struggle only whets his appetite for battle. He sets off in search of a cause worthy of his blade. He lacks any sense of direction, so it may be years before he returns.

Wallace, the Caelin General (if Wallace was defeated)
Wounded in battle, Wallace realizes he is past his prime. With some sadness, he returns to his simple farmer's life.

Eliwood/Hector's tale

Wallace, Crag of Caelin
Wallace intended to return to Caelin, but he got lost and ended up in Ilia. He now spends his days tilling the frozen soil.


Battle quotes

Wallace: Eagler!
Eagler: General Wallace... So you've sided with the girl, too, have you?
Wallace: I fight for Caelin's honor, not for Lundgren's lies!
Eagler: Ah... Is that so? You are-- Enough! There's nothing more to be said. I name you traitors all! Come! Do your worst!
Wallace: Fool... At the very least, let mine be the blow that finishes you!

— Wallace against Eagler in Chapter 9

Defeat quotes

Wallace: Curses! Looks like I relied too much on my armor!
Lyn: General Wallace!

— Wallace's defeat quote in Lyn's tale
Kent: General Wallace!
Sain: General Wallace... Why did you have to push yourself so hard? Oh... We will not forget you...
Wallace: Quiet, boy! I'm not dead yet!
Sain: Ah! It's alive! I mean... He's... You're OK!
Wallace: Of course I am! This is nothing more than a scratch! Nggg!! Oww!!!
Sain: Easy... You shouldn't move around so much.
Kent: I assure you, Lord Wallace, we will see Lady Lyndis safely to the marquess. Have faith in us, and focus on mending your wounds.
Wallace: Bah... So, now I'm to be sent home like a squire...
Sain: You've been in retirement, sir. You simply tried too--
Wallace: Hold your tongue, boy! I know my place. Kent! Sain! Take care of the lady Lyndis! Or else!
Sain: Yes, milord!

— Wallace's defeat conversation after battle in Lyn's tale
So, I'm to die in battle, am I? I regret nothing! Ha ha ha... ha ha...
— Wallace

Final Chapter: Light quote

I'm trembling with anticipation!
— Wallace

Battle History quotes

You are the greatest tactician of this age!
— Wallace, with S or A rank
Nicely done. I'm proud!
— Wallace, with B or C rank
We've both got some work to do!
— Wallace, with D or E rank

Tactician quotes

Huh huh huh huh. You've done well to choose me for this, Mark! Weaklings! Their pathetic attacks mean nothing to me! I'll cut through this snow like a new-forged blade!.
— Wallace in Chapter 25E/27H

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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Wallace's official artwork from The Blazing Blade can be viewed in Path of Radiance's extras menu if a copy of The Blazing Blade is connected to a copy of Path of Radiance.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Wallace is featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

Fire Emblem Cipher data for Wallace
TCGCipher B21-060HN.png Crag of Caelin, Wallace



"You are Lady Lyndis of Caelin! Anything for you. I, General Wallace, will lay low every foe you face!"
Attack: 50 Support: 10 Range: 1 Deploy Cost: 3
Class: General Tier: Advanced Class Change Cost: 2
Knight Crest: [Activate] [Flip two bond cards] Choose 1 "Wallace" from your Retreat Area, and stack it on top of this unit to Class Change him.
"If you're not afraid to die, show yourselves!": [Trigger] When this unit Class Changes, then until the end of your opponent's next turn, this unit gains +50 attack.
Armor Expertise: [Always] If this unit is being attacked by a non-Tome, this unit gains +20 attack.
Card #B21-060HN • Artist: mineri
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Wallace .

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade
A retired knight of Caelin.
Constantly testing himself.

Choose Your Legends placement history

Round Placement Character Votes
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Total results This character has 8 entries across all Choose Your Legends polls. 1,667


  • Wallace's poor sense of direction is referenced by the two chapters he appears in: in both cases, the map features fog of war.
  • Wallace is the only character in Lyn's tale who has the potential to not show up in either Eliwood's or Hector's tales.
  • There is an error in Wallace and Kent's C-rank support conversation in the English version of The Blazing Blade. In the conversation, Lyn's parents are said to have eloped 17 years prior to Eliwood/Hector's tale. While this is correct in the Japanese version, the correct figure according to the localization should be 20 years prior due to the localization increasing Lyn's age from 15 to 18.

Etymology and other languages

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


Scottish and English surname that means "foreign" or "Welsh" in Norman French.[3]



Officially romanized as Wallece on the defunct Fire Emblem Museum website and in the character book, and as Wallace on the official The Blazing Blade website.















Used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Fire Emblem Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Wallece; used in the Choose Your Legends polls for Heroes.


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Portrait wallace fe07.png Ma gba knight other.gif Knight Ma gba knight playable.gif Ma gba general other.gif General Ma gba general playable.gif
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Basic axe
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Ranged axe


  1. "I thought you might be him, but that is certainly not possible. There is no way he could be as you are now... And the last time I saw him was some thirty years ago..." — Wallace to Renault in his C support conversation, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  2. "I was only ten years old or so at the time... I was a squire in the service of a knight of Caelin..." — Wallace to Renault in his B support conversation, which continues the same topic as the C conversation, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
  3. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Wallace,, Retrieved: 9 September 2018
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