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Rufus

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Rufus

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Gender

Male

Race

Human

Family
Nationality

Faerghus

Title(s)

Grand Duke of Itha

Appearance(s)

Three Houses

Rufus (pronounced /ˈɹufəs/[key]; Japanese: リュファス Rufus) is a non-playable character from Fire Emblem: Three Houses. He is the elder brother of Lambert and the Regent of the Holy Kingdom of Faerghus.

Biography

Rufus was the firstborn son of House Blaiddyd in Faerghus and older brother of Lambert. As Lambert possessed a Crest that Rufus did not, his younger brother was preferred in the line of succession; Rufus was granted the title of Grand Duke of Itha, and Lambert inherited the crown of the kingdom.[1]

After Lambert died in the Tragedy of Duscur in Imperial year 1176, Rufus assumed the role of the Kingdom's regent, as his nephew and Faergus's crown prince Dimitri was too young to assume the throne.[2] His temporary rule was jeopardized by rumors the he was complicit with the tragedy in order to claim the throne for himself.[3]

In 1181 of non-Crimson Flower routes, Rufus is murdered by Faerghus's Court mage Cornelia, who framed Dimitri for his murder as means of destabilizing the Kingdom.[4] In Crimson Flower, Rufus is not murdered by Cornelia; he ultimately becomes the last living scion of the Blaiddyd bloodline,[5] as Dimitri is slain in combat against the Imperial Army at Tailtean Plains.

Personality

While Rufus never appears in person, he is rumored to be a womanizer.[6]

Etymology and other languages

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

Rufus

Roman cognomen meaning "red-haired" in Latin.[7]

Japanese

リュファス

Rufus

Spanish

Rufus

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French

Rufus

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German

Rufus

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Italian

Rufus

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Korean

루퍼스

Rufus

Simplified Chinese

琉法司

Rufus

Traditional Chinese

琉法司

Rufus

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References

  1. "It happened to my uncle as well. The eldest child of the king, and yet he never ascended to the throne." — Dimitri, in "Crests: The Good and the Bad (Blue Lions)" in Blue Lions Chapter 5, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. "With the passing of King Lambert in 1176, his older brother, Grand Duke Rufus of Itha, assumed the burden of ruling the Kingdom in the young crown prince's stead." — "Register of Kingdom Nobles" page 3, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. "There are even rumors that Rufus was originally involved in the Tragedy of Duscur..." — Cornelia in "Five Years Lost" in Azure Moon Chapter 13, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  4. "Dimitri: How shameless. I bet it was you who killed my uncle and set me up. Am I right?
    Cornelia: Hah! Too true! I'd already forgotten about all that loveliness.
    " — Dimitri and Cornelia in the Azure Moon Chapter 18 mission, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  5. "No need to worry yourself. Even if I am defeated, the Blaiddyd bloodline will live on." — Dimitri in "Preparing for the Final Battle" in Crimson Flower Chapter 17, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  6. "And there are those rumors of the current regent being too busy chasing the ladies to bother with governing. Don't worry, I get the irony." — Sylvain in The Forgotten, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  7. Meaning, origin and history of the name Rufus, Behind the Name
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