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|“||...Dare not speak to me that way again... My work is humanity's greatest triumph... Depraved? Ha!||”|
Izuka created the drug for the Feral Ones.
Izuka is a minor character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He is the scientist who invented the formula that turns Laguz into Feral Ones. He is briefly seen in Chapter 28, where he releases several Feral Ones to defend the Tower of Gritnea and flees.
Izuka ascends to become a major antagonist in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He has discovered the late King Ashnard's orphan son Pelleas and helped him raise the Daein Liberation Army to take the Daein throne and remove the corrupt Begnion occupation from the country. Izuka is initially suspicious of Micaiah when she arrives to join the Liberation Army, coming to the hasty conclusion that she intends to usurp the throne from Pelleas. However, after learning that she is the folk hero known as the Silver-Haired Maiden, he immediately demands she join them, hoping for her to serve as a figurehead for the revolution. During the war, he proves to be terribly incompetent in his role as a tactician; his plans show poor tactical judgement at best and flagrant disregard for ethical standards at worst. Micaiah soon ends up serving in his role for the remainder of the uprising.
After the Daein victory, Izuka, who is secretly allied with the corrupt Begnion senate, tricks Pelleas into signing a blood pact to keep Daein under Begnion's thumb. When Ashera petrifies the world, Izuka sides with her and is confronted by Tibarn and his group, potentially including Pelleas. He reveals that he lied to Pelleas all along; Pelleas was a random blue-haired orphan he found that he could claim to be Ashnard's child and use as a figurehead. Izuka summons several Feral Ones to attack, but Tibarn and his party overwhelm his forces and kill him.
Personality and character
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Izuka is a narcissistic sociopath with little regard for anyone besides himself. He holds particular disdain for the Laguz, who he believes are less then sentient. Izuka also possesses a largely over-inflated ego in his role as tactician of the Daein Liberation Army; he claims himself to be a genius despite repeatedly making blunders that would cost the rebellion many lives and/or popular support if Micaiah were not there to bail him out.
|“||Don't you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!||”|
— Izuka in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: Ah... You must be the hawk king! Understand that my work was never intended to harm the laguz, specifically!
Tibarn: No power on Tellius will protect you from me. With your death, I can finally lay my brothers' souls to rest.
— Izuka when fighting Tibarn in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: Elincia, the Crimean queen! Are you here to seek revenge?
Elincia: Revenge? On whose account? What are you talking about? I am arresting a dangerous fugitive.
— Izuka when fighting Elincia in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: Don't you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!
Lucia: I don't know what atrocities caused Bastian to hold you prisoner, but I know what you did to the laguz, and that's reason enough for me to kill you!
Izuka: Don't be too rash! If you kill me, Crimea will surely suffer!
Lucia: I will silence your lying tongue, degenerate!
— Izuka when fighting Lucia in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Ranulf: I saw the results of your experiments at Gritnea Tower. The mutilated bodies... the rotting flesh... It was the most horrifying experience of my life. I wonder if my nightmares will pass when I kill you?
Izuka: How could you not see the importance of my beloved research? That was my life's work!
Ranulf: Then it is appropriate that you will pay for those terrible crimes with your life. My long-suffering kinsmen, watch as I destroy your tormentor!
— Izuka when fighting Ranulf in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: They've broken through my Feral Ones! I must create more!
Geoffrey: After the war against the Mad King, I always regretted not capturing you. Prepare yourself for justice!
— Izuka when fighting Geoffrey in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: Have a care, Crimean count! If my knowledge dies, so does your only hope of saving that man!
Bastian: Hmm...it's true that your knowledge is a valuable asset.
Izuka: Ah, my noble count! You are most merciful!
Bastian: I have some knowledge of anatomy. Once you are dead, perhaps I will dissect your brain and see if I can identify the root of your intelligence.
Izuka: Y-you monster! What you suggest is unconscionable!
Bastian: Exactly, yet you had no hesitation before doing worse to the laguz. I will speed you now to the afterlife, where you may contemplate your life's egregious mistakes.
— Izuka when fighting Bastian in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
Izuka: Ah, my dear prince Pelleas! Excuse me, King Pelleas! I'd assumed that you had been turned to stone. How nice to see you again! But I am saddened to see that you would betray me and fight alongside these shortsighted fools! I found you and set you on the path to royalty! I served you well, did I not?
Pelleas: I know that you've been working for the senate, Izuka.
Izuka: So you found out. Very well. At least I don't need to pretend anymore. It isn't like you will spare my life, anyway.
Pelleas: With most of Daein turned to stone, the blood pact can no longer harm anyone. But that doesn't change the fact that you tricked me into risking the life of every citizen of my kingdom. Why would you betray me, Izuka? Were you ever loyal to Daein?
Izuka: Betrayal? What of your betrayal of me? I remember well how you valued one worthless laguz life over mine! It was your betrayal that forced me to abandon my work! You were supposed to be my puppet, a weakling boy-king that I could control, giving me free reign!
Pelleas: What? How could that be...
Izuka: Oh, princeling boy, how completely I've fooled you... You are not King Ashnard's son. All I did was look for a boy that could pass for the king's son.
Pelleas: But... Mother said... She said she was certain that I was her child!
Izuka: Ah yes, Lady Almedha, paragon of sanity! She is certainly fit to identify a boy she hasn't seen in fifteen years. She was so desperate to have her son again that she would have believed anything I told her.
Pelleas: No... No! Stop it! Stop talking!
— Izuka when fighting Pelleas in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Zihark: Izuka the Cruel... You are the author of this atrocity against nature? What gives you the right to perform your vile works on the laguz!
Izuka: The sub-humans are perfect subjects! What could be wrong with using them?
Zihark: ...She always told me not to let anger and hatred get the best of me, not the let them guide my blade... This will be my only exception.
— Izuka when fighting Zihark in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: You! You're...
Volke: ...under a new contract. Good-bye, Izuka.
Izuka: Feral Ones! Kill him! Do it now!
— Izuka when fighting Volke in Part 4 Chapter 5 Radiant Dawn.
|“||Izuka: Hm, a heron. I was disappointed with the results of my heron trials. Your frail bodies succumb to the poisons too quickly.
Reyson: Despicable butcher! This forsaken place will be your tomb, and it won't be soon enough.
— Izuka, when fighting Reyson in Part 4 Chapter 5 of Radiant Dawn.
|“||Aaaargh! But my work...is still...incomplete...||”|
— Izuka in Radiant Dawn.
Fire Emblem Cipher
Izuka 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 Izuka|
|"Don’t you see? If I am harmed, my knowledge will be lost! Can the human race survive such a tragedy? If you fools cannot see the larger picture, you will have to be destroyed!"|
|Attack: 60||Support: 0||Range: 1-2||Deploy Cost: 5|
|Class: Summoner||Tier: Advanced||Class Change Cost: 3|
|"Come, my half-breeds!": [Activate]   Choose up to 2 cards that are both and and have a Deployment Cost of 3 or lower from your Retreat Area, and deploy them.|
Feral One Drug: [Always] All allies who are both and and have a Deployment Cost of 3 or lower gain +20 attack.
|Card #B20-092HN • Artist: Daisuke Izuka|
|Some card information translation provided by Serenes Forest.|
For more detailed strategic information on these cards, see their TCG wiki article on Izuka .
- Izuka's name is likely taken from Daisuke Izuka, who is a graphic designer for the Fire Emblem series, including Radiant Dawn. Notably Izuka is one of the few characters in the game with a name from modern day Japan.
- In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, when Izuka gets attacked while he has the Rewarp staff equipped, his battle animation will show the staff floating and moving around on its own. This trait is similar to how the Druid class wields staves in the Game Boy Advance trilogy.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
Officially romanized as Izca.
|Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn|