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Portrait darin fe07.png
Darin's portrait from The Blazing Blade.

Marquess Laus. Power-hungry and spiteful.






Erik (son)




Marquess Laus

Starting class



The Blazing Blade

There's no turning back for me. Not now! P-P-Please! One more... Give me one more chance. I assure you, I will not disappoint Lord Nergal!
— Darin

Darin (Japanese: ダーレン Darin) is a boss appearing in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. He is the marquess of Laus during the first major arc of Eliwood's and Hector's tales and the first major antagonist in their tales. He has thrown his lot in with Nergal and the Black Fang on promises for world domination.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade


Darin serves as the boss of chapter 19 (20 Hector), where he makes his last stand, but is ultimately defeated in the process. Darin is one of the bosses remanifested as morphs by Nergal in the final chapter; his morph is paired with a generic General morph in the eastern room, the fourth one opened; the player's army eventually defeat Darin's morph as well as all of the other remanifested morphs in their quest to defeat Nergal.

Darin's ambition is to take charge of the entirety of the Lycian League, and to that end, is interested in instigating a rebellion against Ostia, the march currently serving as the league's central power. He becomes involved with the Bern mercenary guild known as the Black Fang to help him, becoming the man the morph Ephidel reports to in the process, and also attempts to convince the leaders of other marches—reportedly Helman of Santaruz and Elbert of Pherae—to join his plans of rebellion; Elbert's apparent refusal to join the rebellion eventually resulted in his disappearance.

Along the way, he abandons Laus when Eliwood, Hector, and their army approach, leaving his son Erik to potentially die in the process. His first act afterward is seizing Castle Caelin. At Caelin Ephidel mortally injures Hausen when he tries to talk Darin out of his failing plans; Darin, upset that the blame for the deaths of Helman and Hausen will go to him, ends up convinced that he has gone too far to turn back on his plans now. Lyn, Hausen's granddaughter, escapes his clutches and seeks the aid of the nearby Eliwood and Hector.

Before he can be captured by Lyn's returning forces, Darin retreats with Ephidel to the Dread Isle, where he attempts to defend the Dragon's Gate while the Black Fang's leader, Nergal, attempts to perform a ceremony to bring a dragon through the gate. Darin dies in the ensuing battle and his quintessence ends up being used to create a morph in his likeness during the final chapter, where he is finally put to rest for once and all.


Stats with two figures separated by a ~ are presented as a range, representing stats that vary due to random growths. The figures to the left and right of the ~ are the stat's minimum and maximum possible values respectively.

Enemy - Chapter 19E/20H

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait darin fe07.png
Ma gba general enemy.gif General
Level 5
Affinity --
Max HP 34 Luck 2
Strength 14 Defense 15
Skill 9 Resistance 13
Speed 8 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Eliwood Normal:
Silver Lance
Hand Axe
Eliwood Hard/Hector Normal:
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif A Axe A GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Enemy - Final Chapter

Normal/Eliwood Hard Hector Hard

Portrait darin morph fe07.png
Ma gba general enemy.gif General
Level 20
Affinity --
Max HP 62 Luck 0
Strength 23 Defense 29
Skill 18 Resistance 15
Speed 15 Constitution 15
Movement 5 Aid 14
Rex HastaThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat.
Weapon Levels
GBARankSword.gif -- GBARankLance.gif S Axe A GBARankBow.gif --
GBARankAnima.gif -- GBARankLight.gif -- GBARankDark.gif -- GBARankStaff.gif --

Personality and character

Darin appears to be somewhat cowardly and gullible. One of his prominent acts was abandoning his son Erik to the mercy of Eliwood's and Hector's forces. He is easily swayed by Ephidel's suggestions; it was Ephidel that suggested he abandon his son to escape to Nergal on the Dread Isle.

The thought of Ephidel and Nergal betraying him, as they likely would have if he were successful in killing Eliwood's group, appears to never crossed his mind; he was confident that Nergal would make him the ruler of the world.


Battle quote

Hah...hah ha ha! You dare challenge me? I, who will rule the world!?
— Darin, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Eliwood: Darin! Your treachery ends here!!
Darin: Ha ha ha ha. I will never fall to the likes of you!!

— Against Eliwood.
Darin: Oh... You're Marquess Ostia's younger brother...
Hector: I couldn't care less if you've a grudge against Ostia. I'll put up with your treachery no longer!
Darin: Heh heh heh... Ostia is no longer my main concern... Nor is the whole of Lycia... The only goal worthy of my attention is the entire world!
Hector: You're mad!!

— Against Hector.
Lyn: Are you Darin? My grandfather... You tried to...
Darin: What? Who are you?
Lyn: I am Marquess Caelin's granddaughter, Lyndis!
Darin: Oh...that senile fool? ...That doddering wreck dared disagree with me... I was so happy to be rid of him.
Lyn: You're a dead man!

— Against Lyn.
— The Darin morph, in the Final Chapter of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Death quote

Blood? Is blood? Ephidel! Come to me!! Your master...calls you! I am the
— Darin, in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
— The Darin morph, in the Final Chapter of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.

Flavor text

Game Text
The Blazing Blade Marquess Laus. Power-
hungry and spiteful.
The Blazing Blade
A morph made in the form of
Marquess Laus.


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Etymology and other languages

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


Possibly a variant of Darren, a masculine name of uncertain etymology.[1]



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Small portrait darin fe07.png Sprite Gallery Small portrait darin morph fe07.png
Portrait darin fe07.png Portrait darin morph fe07.png General Ma gba general enemy.gif
Bs fe07 enemy darin general lance.png
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Basic axe*
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Ranged Axe


  1. Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Darren,, Retrieved: 8 September 2018
Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Playable characters AthosBartreCanasDartDorcasEliwoodErkFarinaFioraFlorinaGeitzGuyHarkenHawkeyeHeathHectorIsadoraJaffarKarelKarlaKentLegaultLouiseLowenLuciusLynMarcusMatthewMerlinusNilsNinianNinoOswinPentPriscillaRathRavenRebeccaRenaultSainSerraVaidaWallaceWil
Non-playable characters AenirAeshaBramimondDesmondElbertEleanoraEphidelFaeFargusGuinivereHannahHassarHausenHelleneHelmanIgorJahnJakeJanKishunaLeilaLilinaMadelynMurdockNatalieReissmannRoySophiaUtherZephiel
Bosses AionBattaBaukerBernardBeyardBoiesBoolBrendanBugCameronCarjigaDamianDarinDenningDragonEaglerErikEubansFargusGeorgGlassGroznyiHeintzJasmineJermeKaimKennethKishunaLimstellaLinusLloydLundgrenMaximeMigalNergalOlegPascalPaulPuzonSealenSoniaTeodorUhaiUrsulaVaidaWireYogiZaganZoldamZugu
Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ArmadsAureolaBasilikosDurandalEreshkigalExcaliburForblazeGespenstLuceMani KattiRapierRegal BladeRex HastaRienflecheSol KattiWolf Beil
Chapters Lyn's Tale Prologue: A Girl from the Plains • 1: Footsteps of Fate • 2: Sword of Spirits • 3: Band of Mercenaries • 4: In Occupation's Shadow • 5: Beyond the Borders • 6: Blood of Pride • 7: Siblings Abroad • 7x: The Black Shadow • 8: Vortex of Strategy • 9: A Grim Reunion • 10: The Distant Plains
Eliwood's Tale 11: Taking Leave • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Noble Lady of Caelin • 16: Whereabouts Unknown • 16x: The Port of Badon • 17: Pirate Ship • 18: The Dread Isle • 18x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19: Dragon's Gate • 20: New Resolve • 21: Kinship's Bond • 22: Living Legend • 22x: Genesis • 23: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 24: Unfulfilled Heart • 25: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 26: Battle before Dawn • 26x: Night of Farewells • 27: Cog of Destiny • 28: Valorous Roland • 29: Sands of Time • 29x: Battle Preparations • 30: Victory or Death • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Hector's Tale 11: Another Journey • 12: Birds of a Feather • 13: In Search of Truth • 13x: The Peddler Merlinus • 14: False Friends • 15: Talons Alight • 16: Noble Lady of Caelin • 17: Whereabouts Unknown • 17x: The Port of Badon • 18: Pirate Ship • 19: The Dread Isle • 19x: Imprisoner of Magic • 19x pt 2: A Glimpse in Time • 20: Dragon's Gate • 21: New Resolve • 22: Kinship's Bond • 23: Living Legend • 23x: Genesis • 24: Four-Fanged Offense (Lloyd, Linus) • 25: Crazed Beast • 26: Unfulfilled Heart • 27: Pale Flower of Darkness (Kenneth, Jerme) • 28: Battle before Dawn • 28x: Night of Farewells • 29: Cog of Destiny • 30: The Berserker • 31: Sands of Time • 31x: Battle Preparations • 32: Victory or Death • 32x: The Value of Life • Final: Light (part 1part 2)
Locations ElibeBern (Shrine of Seals) • EtruriaIliaLycia (AraphenCaelinCornwellKhatheletLausOstiaPheraeSantaruz) • Nabata Desert (Arcadia) • Sacae (Bulgar) • Valor (Dragon's Gate) • Western Isles
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