|“||For a sellsword like Gregor, health very important. Soldier must be strong, yes?||”|
Gregor first appears in Chapter 8: The Grimleal, chasing down Nowi. She believes that Gregor is trying to recapture her, but he attempts to convince her and the incoming Shepherds otherwise, as he was trying to save her life from brigands. The Shepherds refuse to believe Gregor, but before the argument can continue, they are interrupted by the Grimleal, who are also chasing after Nowi to sacrifice her to Grima. Chrom decides to put the argument on hold and together, the Shepherds, Gregor, and Nowi defeat the Grimleal army. After the battle, Nowi apologizes for being mean to Gregor. With nowhere to go, Gregor suggests Chrom hire him into the Shepherds. The Ylissean prince agrees, and Gregor accompanies them for the rest of the game.
In the past, Gregor had parents who were tough on him, but they, along with his brother, were the only family he had. He became a traveling mercenary and challenged Basilio for the title of West-Khan of Ferox, but lost. In a job at Wyvern Valley, Gregor betrayed his employers after he learned they were killing wyverns for their claws rather than collecting claws from deceased specimens. Gregor saved Cherche's future wyvern, Minerva, after her mother was killed by the employers. In another instance, Gregor's brother (who was also named Gregor) was kidnapped and killed by bandits. Gregor took his brother's name as a tribute to his memory, meaning Gregor's actual name is unknown. This also seems to protect Gregor from Tharja's curses. His parents have also died, though the exact circumstances of which are unknown.
Starting stats and growth rates
Growth rates when reclassed
Bow Knight Barbarian/Berserker Warrior Myrmidon Swordmaster Assassin Dread Fighter
Promotion stat gains
Mercenary Barbarian Myrmidon
|Armsthrift||Mercenary, level 1|
|Patience||Mercenary, level 10|
|Sol||Hero, level 5|
|Axebreaker||Hero, level 15|
|Rally Skill||Bow Knight, level 5|
|Bowbreaker||Bow Knight, level 15|
|Despoil||Barbarian, level 1|
|Gamble||Barbarian, level 10|
|Wrath||Berserker, level 5|
|Axefaire||Berserker, level 15|
|Rally Strength||Warrior, level 5|
|Counter||Warrior, level 15|
|Avoid +10||Myrmidon, level 1|
|Vantage||Myrmidon, level 10|
|Astra||Swordmaster, level 5|
|Swordfaire||Swordmaster, level 15|
|Lethality||Assassin, level 5|
|Pass||Assassin, level 15|
|The above skill list does not include skills obtained exclusively via DLC.|
Personality and character
Gregor is very friendly, mature and amiable, and is rather knowledgeable on practical matters like healing. In spite of his maturity, he is nonetheless somewhat sensitive about his advanced age and being referred to as "uncle". Out of the members of Chrom's army, he is the slowest to feel muscular pain.
- Main article: Gregor/Supports
Gregor, Swell Sword (single ending)
With his more epic battles behind him, Gregor soon sank into a life of excess. When his purse got light, he was said to work as a bodyguard to make ends meet.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Robin, High Deliverer
Many wrote of Robin's legendary exploits, but accounts of her origins and character varied. Scholars, poets, and bards agreed on one thing alone—she loved her husband, Gregor, above all else.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Lissa, Sprightly Cleric
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but when Lissa decided to travel the world incognito, her worldly husband came along to keep the roads safe and the conversation lively.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Sully, Crimson Knight
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess. Sully pestered her husband to take the Ylissean knighthood examination, but he instead continued his mercenary work on the sly.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Miriel, Rapier Intellect
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but when his wife began to treat him like part of the woodwork, he resumed work as a sellsword. Miriel helped out by researching Gregor's targets.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Maribelle, Dire Damsel
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but fear of his wife's verbal abuse led him to resume work as a sellsword. Maribelle's family never approved of Gregor, and he never cared.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Panne, Proud Taguel
After the war, Gregor sank into a life of excess. It was his wife, Panne, who broke the cycle and invited him to see her warren, after which the two traveled the land as mercenaries.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Cordelia, Knight Paragon
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but when he saw Cordelia working diligently as a knight of Ylisse, he decided to clean up his own act and fight by his wife's side.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Nowi, Eternal Youth
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but his wife, Nowi, pestered him into traveling the world with her. Their journey was packed with more chaos than the war that preceded it.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Tharja, Grim Stalker
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but fear of his wife's hexes led him to resume work as a sellsword. Tharja secretly tagged along and used her talents to keep him safe.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Olivia, Shrinking Violet
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but when he saw his wife dancing in the streets at night to make ends meet, he resumed work as a sellsword. ...Olivia was most grateful.
Gregor, Swell Sword & Cherche, Wyvern Friend
After the war, Gregor briefly sank into a life of excess, but at his wife Cherche's request, he found work in Valm. After a successful stint there, offers flooded in from around the world.
- Main article: Gregor/Quotes (Awakening)
Fire Emblem Cipher
Gregor is currently featured on five cards in Fire Emblem Cipher.
- Two of the below cards' epithets are still in raw, untranslated Japanese; these need translation.
|Fire Emblem Cipher data for Gregor|
|Swell Sword, Gregor|
|"Oy, you break Gregor's heart! Why you treat like villain?"|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 2|
|Class: Mercenary||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Gregor and the Young Manakete: [Always] When this unit is destroyed by an enemy attack, place this unit in your Bond Area instead of sending it to the Retreat Area.|
|Card #B01-077N • Artist: Mikihiro Taguchi/Crowd Gate Co., Ltd.|
|Mercenary of Great Affection, Gregor|
|"Look close! Gregor is not enemy! You must believe!"|
|Attack: 50||Support: 20||Range: 2||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Bow Knight||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Impostor on the Battlefield: [Trigger] When you class change into this unit, choose 1 ally in an Area different from this unit, and move both this unit and that ally.|
Wingslayer: [Always] While this unit is attacking a , this unit gains +30 attack.
|Card #B04-074N • Artist: Riko Sakakibara|
|Mercenary Saving the Young Dragon, Gregor|
|"You stay close to Gregor in battles."|
|Attack: 60||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 3|
|Class: Hero||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 2|
|Dragon Sweater: [Always] If you have 1 or more allies, this unit gains +10 attack, and cannot be destroyed as the cost or effect of a skill.|
Hand Axe: [Activate]  Until the end of the turn, this unit gains the affinity and range 1-2.
|Card #P12-004PR • Artist: Akihiro Mibuta|
|"Nowi, in past days, you and Gregor are fighting many times side by side."|
"I know, it's so fun! I'm doing my very best to protect you."
|Attack: 70||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 4|
|Class: Hero||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|Secret Special Training: [Activate] [Once per turn]  Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
The Young Dragon and Gramps: [Always] During your turn, if you have 1 or more allies, this unit gains +10 attack.
"We show you the mettle!": [Activate] [Once per turn]  Choose 1 "Gregor" from your Retreat Area, and add it to your hand. This skill is only usable if this unit has 100 or more attack.
|Card #B18-062R • Artist: Kazuhiro Taneda|
|"Gregor is mercenary, yes? Gregor need steady income. ...Many angry former employers."|
|Attack: 40||Support: 10||Range: 1||Deploy Cost: 1|
|Class: Mercenary||Tier: Base||Class Change Cost: --|
|Mercenary's Contract Negotiation: [Activate] [Once per turn] [Tap 1 other ally] Until the end of the turn, this unit gains +20 attack.|
Attack Emblem: [Support] Until the end of this combat, your attacking unit gains +20 attack.
|Card #B18-063N • Artist: Ippei Soeda|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Gregor .
|Awakening||A seasoned mercenary with a
big heart and a refreshing grin.
- In the English version of Awakening, Gregor is portrayed as having a stereotypical Russian accent and refers to himself in the third person most of the time.
- In one of Gregor's supports with Lon'qu, he mentions that "knowing is half the battle", a reference to G.I. Joe.
- In Gregor's C support with Noire (if she is his daughter), in response to hearing that Tharja cursed her with a runny nose, states "What a horrible night to have curse, yes?", referencing Castlevania II: Simon's Quest.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
An eastern European variation of the name "Gregory".
Officially romanized as Grego.
Artwork of Gregor from Awakening.
Portrait of Gregor from Awakening.
Concept artwork of Gregor from Awakening.
- "Lon'qu: I know all about you, Gregor. Basilio told me. He says you are the only sellsword to ever match him in single combat.
Gregor: Oy, that is from distant past. Gregor barely remembers those times.
Lon'qu: I have also heard that you were once a candidate to become khan of Regna Ferox." — Lon'qu and Gregor, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Gregor: Gregor knows wyverns. Once long ago, he visit place called Wyvern valley. Was for business. ...But not so good job. Gregor not like to think about it.
Cherche: What kind of business?
Gregor: Gregor ordered to collect claws from dead wyvern, yes? But Gregor is with wicked men. They turn mission into wyvern-hunting party. Soon, we come across mother wyvern trying to protect baby. ...Mother not make it." — Gregor and Cherche, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Gregor's brother was taken by bandits, and he could not save him." — Gregor, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Gregor: Gregor's brother. His name is Gregor.
Tharja: ...You have the same name?
Gregor: When he died, Gregor took Gregor's name. Is fitting tribute, no?
Tharja:...Oh, gods. That's why the curses never worked! The brother whose name you took must have died with unfinished business. If he clings to this world, the name would still belong to him." — Gregor and Tharja, Fire Emblem Awakening
- "Gregor: Gregor's parents were hard, but they were all he have. But one day… Well, it does not matter. Gregor could not let same thing happen to Minerva." — Gregor, Fire Emblem Awakening
- Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Gregor, www.behindthename.com, Retrieved: 8 September 2018