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Portrait waltz roberto fe04.png
Portrait of Waltz in Genealogy of the Holy War.





Starting class



Genealogy of the Holy War

Heh... Ain't met anybody in the whole world who can take me!
— Waltz

Waltz (Japanese: ヴォルツ Waltz) is one of the sub-bosses of Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and a close friend of Beowolf.


Following the fall of Heirhein to Sigurd, Macbeth ordered Waltz's mercenary unit to deploy to fight Sigurd, but both Waltz and Beowolf held back until Sigurd's army drew close out of suspicion toward Macbeth.[1] During the skirmish, Waltz decided to fight Sigurd's forces as they drew close to Infini while Beowolf left to join Sigurd's forces; Waltz and his unit ultimately fell against Sigurd's army in the battle.

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War


Waltz is a boss of Infini in Chapter 2.


See also: Crisis in Agustria
Ma snes02 ranger enemy.gif Ranger
Level 20
Holy Blood --
Movement 9
Authority ★★★
Max HP 60 Speed 18
Strength 14 Luck 0
Magic 2 Defense 14
Skill 21 Resistance 5
Inventory Skills
Steel Blade
Paragon RingThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
3,000 Gold
Weapon Levels
Swords A Lances -- Axes -- Bows -- Staves --
Fire magic -- Thunder magic -- FE4RankWind.png -- Light magic -- Dark magic --


Even though he and Beowolf were close friends and partners, both accepted that one day the two may be enemies to each other in the employ of conflicting parties, which ultimately happened in Agustria.[2]


Battle quotes

You seem like decent folk, but a job's a job. Too bad.
— Waltz, in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.
Waltz: Heh... Beowolf. You ain't even close to a match for me yet.
Beowolf: Oh, definitely... But this is what they're payin' me for.

— Waltz, against Beowolf, in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Death quotes

Th-this can't be... You got me...
— Waltz, in Chapter 2 of Genealogy of the Holy War.

Other appearances

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Fujimori manga)

Waltz listens to Macbeth's orders.

Waltz has a minor role in Fujimori Nuttsu's Genealogy of the Holy War manga, which adapts the events of the first generation of the game in a more comedic manner. Similarly to Chapter 2 of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, after Sigurd had invaded Agustria, Macbeth ordered Waltz's mercenary band to attack Sigurd's army while they were distracted defending the nearby villages from the bandits pillaging them, which Macbeth had Waltz gather.

En route to Sigurd's army, Waltz mentioned to Beowolf that Princess Lachesis had joined Sigurd's army, causing Beowolf to feel conflicted due to his friendship with Eldigan; Waltz, unaware of this, thought that Beowolf was feeling down because they were essentially helping bandits raid villages and sympathized with him, but acknowledged that they were mercenaries and they need to execute their jobs as they had been paid. Beowolf, realizing that he had already received his payment from Macbeth, happily proceeded to abandon Waltz's mercenary band to join Sigurd's army, confusing Waltz. The actual battle between Waltz's mercenary band and Sigurd's army is not shown, and it is unknown if he perished in the fight.

Etymology and other languages

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


Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War fan translation.



Officially romanized as Waltz.


Sprite Gallery
Portrait waltz roberto fe04.png Ranger Ma snes02 ranger enemy.gif
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  1. "Waltz: Hrmph. There's the order to move in. Guess we don't 'ave much of a choice now. Bet he's gonna send us in, then 'ave his men turn tail right when we need 'em. I'm stayin' put till I see how this all plays out. Oi, Beowolf, how 'bout you?
    Beowolf: Yeah, I ain't up for this at all, Waltz. That Macbeth swine really rubs me the wrong way. I'm this close to just walking off the job.
    " — Waltz and Beowolf, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
  2. "Waltz: Well, do as you see fit. As a mercenary you're free to work for whomever you please. Strange how one day we're fighting side by side... the next day who knows.
    Beowolf: Sure is. I just hope I don't gotta face you ever. I wouldn't stand a chance.
    " — Waltz and Beowolf, Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Project Characters.png This article is part of Project Characters, a project focused on writing articles for every character present in the Fire Emblem series.
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AlecArdenAyraAzelleBeowolfBrigidChulainnClaudDeirdreDewEdainErinysEthlynFinnJamkeLachesisLewynLexMidirNaoiseQuanSigurdSilviaTailtiu
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCoirpre/CharlotDiarmuid/TristanFebail/AsaelloFee/HerminaFinnHannibalIucharIucharbaJuliaLana/MuirneLarcei/CreidneLeifLene/LayleaLester/DeimneNanna/JeanneOifeyPatty/DaisyScáthach/DalvinSeliphShannanTine/Linda
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaAnnandArvisAzmurBatuByronCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthManananMariccleOifeyLahnaRingShannanTravantVictor
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Bosses First gen. AndreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallCimbaethClementCuvuliDaccarDiMaggioDíthorbaDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganErinysGerrardJacobiJamkeLamiaLombardMacbethMagornMyosMunnirPamelaPapilioPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVajaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaArionArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBrianCanisCoulterDagonDanannDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreIucharIucharbaJavarroJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzKutuzovLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScipioSimiaTine/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
Background characters BaldrBragiCedDáinnFjalarGairHeimHoðrForsetiLoptousMaeraNagaNálNjörunOdSalamanderThrudUllr
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 Wyvern Knights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and DarkE: End of the Holy War
Locations JugdralAed Desert (Dahna) • Agustria (Bragi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFriegeVelthomerYngvi) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Munster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaChild huntsCross KnightsFall of LeonsterFinal Holy WarHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanceritterLoptr Church (DeadlordsLoptrian Empire) • Miracle of DahnaQuintessence
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden map eventsItemsScriptsSkillsWeapons
Related topics TreasureGenealogy of the Holy War ExceedŌsawa manga adaptationFujimori manga adaptationSuzuki novelizationHeir of LightName chart • Other games (Mystery of the EmblemThracia 776Awakening) • Timeline