|“||War Dragons... Dragons meant only for battle.||”|
War Dragons (Japanese: 戦闘竜 War Dragon) are artificial manakete that appear in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. They are alike to true manakete in every way, however, they "know nothing but battle", implying that they may not be intelligent or that they lack emotion.
War dragons are somewhat similar to morphs in a general sense. They are artificial beings made to serve a purpose, in this instance they were made to wage battle. In their current single appearance they are born from Idenn. As stated, war dragons don't seem to have any emotional or general thought capability, being made for battle and rarely speaking. However this may be affected by the War Dragon's use as expendable soldiers in deadly wars.
Humanity initiated a war with dragonkind, which became known as the Scouring. After humanity created several regalia weapons, the Binding Blade, Durandal, Armads, Forblaze, Aureola, Mulagir, Maltet, the Saint's Staff, Apocalypse, and Eckesachs, the world and the very laws of nature became broken and unstable, causing the Ending Winter. This event caused the dragon tribes to be unable to maintain dragon form, and were thus forced to place their powers in dragonstones. After this humanity gained a great advantage over dragonkind in the war, adding on to the humans already present advantage of being able to reproduce more quickly.
During this great loss the warring dragons kidnapped a member of the divine dragon tribe, which had refused to participate, Idenn, and broke her mind and spirit so she would serve them. This created what is known as the Demon Dragon. The Demon Dragon Idenn then created countless war dragons to turn the tide of the war, however, in the end, this plan failed and humans banished dragons from the realm. Most of the dragons are implied to have vanished through the Dragon's Gate.
When Zephiel awoke Idenn with the Fire Emblem in The Binding Blade Idenn resumed production of war dragons to serve Bern. Most were probably destroyed in the war, production of war dragons ceased with the war, as Idenn was either killed, or spared by Roy and sent to Arcadia for healing.
War dragons appear throughout Binding Blade sparingly in the service of Bern, featuring as a powerful single enemy, relative to surrounding troops. The first war dragon encountered by Roy is the boss Ein in Chapter 12: The True Enemy. One was present in the Bern invasion of Arcadia, as well as during Roy's assault on the Shrine of Seals.
Notable War Dragons
|A mysterious figure sent from Bern to assist in the Western Isles.||The Binding Blade|
Etymology and other languages
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Roy engaging Idenn and her War Dragons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
The manakete class portrait, used exclusively by war dragons in The Binding Blade.
- "The "dragons" you have fought thus far are war dragons. They know nothing but battle." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "However, the humans soon found out about the demon dragon. They concluded that their numbers were not enough to defeat us. They focused their efforts into forging weapons that would pierce our scales. They are what you humans call the legendary weapons." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "The laws of nature started to collapse. Snow began to fall in summer. Stars shone in the middle of day..." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "When the order of nature collapsed, we dragons suffered the most. With nature weakened, we could not maintain our dragon forms. And so, we sealed our power into gemstones and took human form." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "That disaster was the reason we lost to the humans..." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
- "We destroyed its soul so that it would unquestioningly obey our every command." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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