|“||Lang, you have constantly mocked our prince of Altea with your actions. Even if his highness could forgive you, I certainly could not. Come, draw your sword. Even thought I, Jagen, am old, I will not lose to somebody like you.||„|
|~ Jagen to Lang|
Jagen is a supporting protagonist from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Mystery of the Emblem, and their respective remakes Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. In addition, another incarnation tests the protagonists of the Fire Emblem/Megami Tensei crossover Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
In Jaganese, is voiced by Shirō Gō in games and Seizo Kato in the Fire Emblem OVA. In English, he is voiced by John Rubenstein (who also voices Subaki) in games and John Swasey in the OVA.
Jagen is a fit elderly man with short grey hair. He wears purple armor with spiked shoulder pads and a red cape, though in artwork for Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the emblem, Jagen wears red armor. As a Mirage, Jagen is clad in full neon-pink armor, his eyes obscured by a visor with a cross on it.
Jagen is a paladin fiercely patriotic towards Altea, having fought in many battles to defend it for decades. He is also a very wise and prudent individual. To ensure Altea's strength, Jagen both fights for its ruler, Marth, and advises him on sound tactical decisions. He also bestows his wisdom on Marth's Royal Guard, Kris, so that they may be a more effective knight for their liege.
War of Shadows
In the early days of the War of Shadows, much of Altea's army marched with King Cornelius but Jagen stayed behind with several soldiers to protect Altea castle. This meager force was assisted by a squadron from the allied kingdom of Gra. However, Gra betrayed Altea to their enemy, the Dolhr Empire. Gra's squadron at the castle promptly secured it for Dolhr as well. Jagen assisted Prince Marth's escape along with the tactician Malledus and the knights Abel and Frey. Ultimately, Frey offered himself as a decoy to divert Gra reinforcements, while the rest of the party reached a boat secured by the Altean knight Draug. Together, they journeyed to the island of Talys, where they lived in exile for two years.
Marth and his retainers' stay in Talys ended with the arrival of Galder pirates. Marth, Jagen, and the rest of Marth's retinue assisted Princess Caeda in routing the bandits. After the successful defense of Talys, King Mostyn advises Marth, Jagen, and the rest of Marth's band to take arms against Dolhr's dominion over Archanea. Jagen helped Marth to liberate Aurelius and the Holy Kingdom of Archanea from Dolhr. He also helped to avenge Altea by storming Gra and aiding the killing of King Jiol. Finally, Jagen contributed to Altea's liberation, the defeat of Dolhr's allies Grust and Macedon and the storming of Dolhr itself, where Marth slew the tyrannical Medeus. Should he survive the end of the War of Shadows, Jagen retires from active duty and replaces the ailing Malledus as Marth's primary advisor.
The 7th Platoon
Shortly before the War of Heroes began, Jagen served Marth as head of training for a new generation of potential knights. He chose to face two recruits named Kris and Katarina in mock combat during the first trial. With Kris' martial prowess and Katarina's tactical skills, they defeated Jagen and were placed in the 7th Platoon with fellow recruits Luke, Roderick, and Ryan. Veteran knight Cain became the 7th Platoon's practical training instructor, but Jagen continued to monitor their progress as the hundred recruits dwindled to twenty. Eventually, the 7th Platoon conquered all trials, but on the day of their graduation, a panicked soldier warned them that Altea castle was being attacked by an unknown number of assailants. Jagen immediately left to defend the castle, and it was then that Katarina revealed she was an assassin truly named Reese, and that she was sent to kill Marth. The rest of the Platoon successfully foiled her attack, but were heartbroken by her betrayal, though Kris believed they could bring her back and complete the Platoon once more. Following the attempted killing of Marth, Jagen sent informants to gather any information on the assassins.
War of Heroes
One day, Marth received a letter from his old comrade Hardin, who had since become Emperor of the Holy Kingdom of Archanea through marriage to Princess Nyna. A rebellion erupted in the Archanean-occupied Kingdom of Grust, and Hardin needed Marth to help suppress it. As Archanea was a more powerful country than Altea, Marth was obligated to obey Hardin's order, so he left his country in Cain's hands while he gathered Jagen, Arran, Gordin, Draug, and the 7th Platoon to help settle the dispute. The group met Grust's occupying leader, General Lang. Marth, Jagen, and the rest of the squad grew to despise Lang for his cruel nature, and became suspicious over the nature of the rebellion after learning that is was started by General Lorenz, an ally during the War of Shadows. When confronted by Marth's army, Lorenz explained that he was trying to protect Grust's heirs, Prince Jubello and Princess Yuliya, from the increasingly oppressive Archanean Empire. Gravely wounded from a previous battle, Lorenz perishes in front of Marth, his last words warning of Hardin's corruption. The youths are taken into Lang's custody; a horrified Kris begs Marth to order Jubello and Yuliya's rescue, but Jagen states that to do so would incite war with Archanea. Meanwhile, Lang requests Marth's army address a military coup in Macedon.
In Macedon, Jagen takes stock of Kris' speed, comparing it either positively or negatively to that of the Whitewings Palla and Catria. Ultimately, Marth's army successfully subdued the coup, but could not find Macedon's Princess Minerva, as she was previously rescued by her brother Michalis. In the interim, the mercenary Ogma rescued the royal heirs; when Marth's army returns to General Lang, he requests Jubello and Yuliya's return. By this point, Marth and his forces have had enough of Lang's tyranny, and the prince declared that he would know longer follow the general's orders. Lang declares this defiance an act of war, but when Jagen challenges him to a duel, he flees. Marth makes plans to find Ogma and the children, but Jagen finally receives a lead on the assassins' whereabouts. Determined to kill everyone who allied with Marth during the War of Shadows, they were currently located in Macedon's northern mountains. Venturing there, Marth's army encountered a group led by the assassin Clarisse targeting the priest Wrys. Marth's forces saved Wrys, but quickly learned that the Legion they killed was one of many clones. With Wrys now a part of the army, they moved to find Ogma, Jubello and Yuliya.
After successfully rescuing Ogma and the royal twins from bandits, Marth's Army marched on Osten Keep, Lang's quarters. When Kris asks for Marth's permission to kill the general, Jagen tells them to be cautious. He assesses Kris' strength, but even at their weakest, agrees that they should kill Lang for his insolence, and merely advises alternate means to do so. After Lang's defeat, Marth's army finds Marth's old ally Bishop Wendell, who explained that the world was in danger of falling to ruin since the Starsphere shattered when creating the Starlight tome. However, before they can recover the Starsphere's shards at Chiasmir's Fane of Raman, Jagen realizes they've been ambushed by mercenaries, and advices Marth and Kris to fight them. These sellswords were led by the masked assassin Legion and included the former allies Caesar and Radd in their ranks. The group successfully fended off the mercenaries and re-recruited Caesar and Radd, but learned that the Legion they killed was one of many clones.
On the way to the Fane of Raman, Jagen was pleased when Kris praised him for his loyalty to Marth, and that he was as kind as he was strict. Jagen likewise considered Kris a valiant Royal Guard, and particularly strong in a trait chosen by the player. When reaching the Fane of Raman, they found the place completely ransacked by a band of marauders, a sight Jagen claimed would infuriate even Naga herself. After routing the thieves, Marth's army tries to cross Chiasmir bridge only to find Emperor Hardin himself, who plans to crush all dissidents. Kris discovers that all attacks on Hardin are quelled by a shield of dark magic, and tells Marth to escape with his vanguard via the ocean. Marth refuses to leave his rearguard behind, but Jagen supports Kris, declaring them a capable leader, and the vanguard successfully leaves the fray on a ship. Sure enough, the rearguard and vanguard reunited at the desert city of Khadein, where Marth thought he could find a way to counter Hardin's magic. While Marth's army tried to access the School of Khadein, Jagen took stock of Marth's army, and depending on how many still lived, either declared Kris its support to Marth's core, or pleaded with them to protect the survivors.
The White Sage Gotoh magically contacts Marth, explaining that both Hardin's invulnerability and his fall from grace were caused the the powerful Darksphere. He requested that Marth meet with him at the Ice Dragon Temple, where he waited with the Lightsphere, which could dispel the Darksphere's magic. Jagen continued to advise Marth and Kris as they traveled to the temple through Anri's way, recovering Starsphere shards as they went. As they entered the frozen wasteland, Marth's forces were trapped in a raging blizzard; Jagen discerned figures following behind them, but it was the member Athena who could recognize them as enemies. Together, Marth and his comrades battled a group of assassins led by Clarisse, successfully killing her. When they finally reached the Ice Dragon Temple, Gotoh bequeathed the Lightsphere to Marth, reforged the Starsphere, and magically teleported everyone back to Altea.
Upon liberating Altea castle, Jagen comments on Kris' strength and growth as a Royal Guard, which varies depending on how they developed. Eventually, Kris senses more enemies, which Jagen confirms as assassins. This band was led by none other than Reese; as she tearfully attacked Marth's army, she told Kris her wonderful dream where the two served as Marth's Royal Guards, and both helped and were loved by the populace. For their part, Kris refused to attack Reese, asking why she was crying if everything between them was a lie. Finally, Kris told Reese that she belonged to them and Marth, and was not beyond redemption. Overwhelmed, Reese defected to Marth's side, taking the name Katarina. Marth's "punishment" for her was to live and discover how to atone for her crimes.
After successfully reclaiming his homeland, Marth's army marches upon Archanea, having learned that the Dark Pontifex Gharnef plans to resurrect Medeus with the help of four abducted clerics, including Macedon's Princess Maria and Marth's sister, Princess Elice. Marth was determined to prevent Nyna from being captured by Gharnef, only to learn that Hardin personally delivered her to him. After a punishing campaign through Archanea, Marth finally felled Hardin, freeing him from the Darksphere's influence. As he died, Hardin expressed regret at all he had done and begged Marth to save Nyna. After a long campaign to The Dragon's Table, Marth's army successfully defeated Gharnef with the power of the Starlight tome. In the next chamber, they were horrified to discover a resurrected Medeus, who kept a brainwashed Maria, Elice, Nyna, and Lena as sacrifices should he be defeated again. Jagen grimly states that if the four maidens cannot be released from their mind control, they must be slain to stop Medeus from reviving. Marth and Kris desperately focus on dispelling the hypnosis, fortunately accomplishing the task with the help of the fours' loved ones. Marth killed Medeus once again, ending the War of Heroes. After the war, Jagen continued to advice Marth as he became the Hero-King of a united Archanean continent.
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
With the world threatened by a performance of the Opera of Darkness, Mirage Tiki tells Fortuna Entertainment of an Opera of Light that can counter it. To obtain the right to perform this opera, Tiki constructs an Idolasphere based on her memories of the Archanea all Mirages originally came from. Inside Tiki's Idolaphere, Fortuna members needed to gain the support of relevant Mirages to play their parts in the Opera of Light by defeating them in various trials. Mirage Jagen battled Fortuna along with Mirage Palla and Mirage Ogma in the second trial; after all three were defeated, they blessed Fortuna with the right to portray them.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Jagen is a playable character who was available to summon on the game's official launch. His appearance is based on his design from Shadow Dragon and Mystery of the Emblem.
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Jagen appears as a advanced, primary shield-type spirit. He either obtainable through a spirit battle or by spending 1000G in the Vault Shop. In his spirit battle, Jagen is represented by a Ganondorf with buffed strength and defense in the Castle Siege Stage's throne room. However, this Ganondorf is handicapped by existing damage and an inability to jump.
Fire Emblem OVA
Jagen is a major supporting character in the two episodes of the Fire Emblem OVA, which adapts the first three chapters and some backstory of Mystery of the Emblem. Jagen's role is much the same as in the relevant chapters of Mystery of the Emblem, serving as a veteran knight of Altea and strong advisor to the exiled Prince Marth (though as the English dub of the OVA long predated any other translation of Fire Emblem media, Altea was translated as Aritia while Marth was dubbed as Mars).
|“||Excellent. Show me what you've got!||„|
|~ Jagen testing Kris' and Katarina's aptitude for knighthood|
- In addition to voicing Jagen and Subaki, John Rubenstein also provides the voices of Fire Emblem villains Jaffar, Iago, Nichol, and Kotaro.