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Portrait zola fe14.png
Zola's portrait used in Fates.

A Nohrian mage who tried to deceive Corrin by impersonating Izana.







Starting class

Dark Mage, Sorcerer

Voiced by

HIsashi Izumi[1]
(Japanese, Fates)
Liam O'Brien[2]
(English, Fates)


Fire Emblem Fates

Zola (Japanese: ゾーラ Zola) is a recurring boss character in Fire Emblem Fates and a supporting antagonist in all three routes. He is a dark mage of Nohr, known to be a master of illusions and the ability to alter one's appearance with dark magic.

Fire Emblem Fates


In Birthright and Revelation, Zola tries to trick Corrin into execution by disguising himself as Izana, the Archduke of Izumo. He performs this by taking Corrin and Sakura to the execution room at the Izumo Castle. In Birthright, he takes Corrin to the room, until revealing himself as Zola and traps Corrin and Sakura in, only for Hinoka and Kaze to attack the Nohrian forces, as they were both disguised as Nohrian forces. In Revelation, Gunter was already able to notice that Zola was disguised as Izana and exposed him before he took Corrin to the execution room. Because of this, he uses an ice bomb created by Garon to imprison the village in a thick layer of ice.

After failing in both routes, Leo will appear after the battle, calling him a coward and begins to kill Zola himself. In Revelation, Leo is successful at killing Zola, however in Birthright, Corrin convinced Leo to spare his life, and wandered away. Zola appears to be following the army because of Corrin's kindness, although Zola remains a non-playable character. In Chapter 11, Sumeragi and Vallite soldiers plan to defeat the army on their boat, causing the ship to crash in the process. After the battle, Takumi gets a surprise-attack from Sumeragi, only for Zola to take the blow, until Sumeragi disappears, and Zola gets healed by Sakura, as prove of his loyalty to the army. Later on, in Chapter 12, the army plan a trap for Garon at Nestra's opera house by asking Zola to use his magic on Azura, to disguise as Layla for the army to begin trapping Garon in. However, when they arrive at the opera house, Zola betrays the army and allows Garon to ambush them and take over the opera house. Despite this, Garon calls him out for attempting to order him around and executes Zola just before the battle.

In Conquest, Zola plays a similar role to disguising himself as Izana, but instead of tricking Corrin, he tricks the Hoshidan royal family at Izumo and traps them in the execution room. While Zola believes that he got away with the perfect plan, Xander states that he doesn't want to win the war in such a dishonorable way, and Corrin's army instead attacks Zola and the Nohrian army to save the Hoshidans. After his defeat, he begs for mercy, only for Leo to kill him for attempting to kill the Hoshidian while unarmed and nearly winning the war in a cowardly way.


Enemy - Birthright Chapter 9

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait zola fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 dark mage zola enemy.gif Dark Mage
Level 13
Movement -
Max HP 35 Speed 13
Strength 5 Luck 1
Magic 12 Defense 10
Skill 12 Resistance 16
Inventory Skills
Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls C Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Enemy - Conquest Chapter 18

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Small portrait zola fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 sorcerer zola enemy.gif Sorcerer
Level 5
Movement -
Max HP 37 Speed 16
Strength 0 Luck 7
Magic 23 Defense 16
Skill 15 Resistance 21
Inventory Skills
10000GThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Duelist's Blow
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls B Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Enemy - Revelation Chapter 10

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait zola fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 dark mage zola enemy.gif Dark Mage
Level 14
Movement -
Max HP 30 Speed 12
Strength 5 Luck 2
Magic 13 Defense 9
Skill 11 Resistance 16
Inventory Skills
Master SealThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs -- Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls C Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --

Personality and character

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Battle quotes

Ah, I see you're ready to die. I'm going to enjoy this!
— Zola's battle quote in Birthright Chapter 9.
Why are you fighting this?! I am not your enemy, those Hoshidans are! I act only for the glory of Nohr! Why is this happening? WHY?!
— Zola's battle quote in Conquest Chapter 18.
Mwe-hehehehe! You can't possibly defeat me!
— Zola's battle quote in Revelation Chapter 10.

Death/retreat quotes

No more... hiding...
— Zola's defeat voice clip.
Urgh... What was I thinking...
— Zola's defeat quote in Birthright Chapter 9.
I must...r-report back... to King...Gar...on...
— Zola's defeat quote in Conquest Chapter 18.
Gah! I can't believe it! Was your weakness an illusion?
— Zola's defeat quote in Revelation Chapter 10.

Other appearances

Zola currently only appears in all three paths of Fates.

Fire Emblem Cipher

Zola is currently featured on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The below card's epithet is still in raw, untranslated Japanese; it needs translation.
Fire Emblem Cipher data for Zola
TCGCipher B20-043HN.png 暗夜王国の幻影魔術士, Zola



"It’s been a while, hasn’t it, young Corrin? Or don’t you remember me? I’m Zola! Dark mage of Nohr."
Attack: 40 Support: 20 Range: 1-2 Deploy Cost: 2
Class: Dark Mage Tier: Base Class Change Cost: --
"Eeheehee! ‘Twas I all along!": [Special] If there is no allied "Zola" present, you may Level Up an ally into this card.
"Has my dazzling entrance dazed you?": [Trigger] When you Level Up into this unit, your opponent chooses 1 card from their hand, and sends it to the Retreat Area.
Infiltrating Traitor: [Activate] [Once per turn] Your opponent chooses 1 card from their hand, and reveals it.
Card #B20-043HNArtist: Misa Tsutsui
Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Zola .


  • Zola shares his English voice actor Liam O'Brien with Izana in Fire Emblem Fates.
  • Birthright is the only path where Zola is not killed by Leo, he is killed by Garon instead.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Zola Means "quiet, tranquil" in Zulu.[3]
Japanese ゾーラ Zōra
Spanish Zola As above.
French Zola As above.
German Zola As above.
Italian Zola As above.



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DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
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Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions Birthright: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Conquest: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3Revelation: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
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