|“||Let us test your stronger arm then. Come, Son of Gawain, show me your strength.||„|
|~ Zelgius to Ike|
The Black Knight (漆黒の騎士, Shikkoku no Kishi, Dark Knight in the Japanese version) known as Zelgius (ゼルギウス, Zerugiusu) was Daein's most powerful general during The Mad King's War, and a member of Daein's Four Riders. He tested and trained Ike to become stronger than his father.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Fire Emblem
Classification: Human, General, Black Knight
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Longevity (He ages at a slower pace than normal humans because he was born from the union of a Laguz and a human), Weapon Mastery (Expert swordsman and lance user), Energy Projection, Genius at combat strategies, Teleportation via Warp Powder, Durability Negation via Eclipse, Power Nullification (Via Nihil), Healing (Via Imbue and Renewal), Invulnerability (Can only be harmed by weapons blessed by the goddesses within his black armor), Statistics Amplification (The Alondite increases the users defense when equipped), Soul Manipulation (Can kill souls), Can harm Non-Corporeal beings with Alondite (Alondite is the sister sword to Ragnell)
Speed: Superhuman movement speed with Massively Hypersonic combat speed and reactions (Fought Ike multiple times)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Town Class
Stamina: Superhuman (Should be comparable with Ike.)
Range: Extended melee range with swords and lances. Tens of meters with Javelins and Alondite [Only as the Black Knight]. Tens to hundreds of kilometers with Warp Powder (He travelled from Micaiah's group to Ashera's Tower in order to join Sephiran)
Standard Equipment: He wears the Begnion armor and used any kind of lances and various swords, primarily Alondite as the Black Knight.
Intelligence: Gifted (Zelgius is considered the greatest general in all of Begnion's history and capable of single-handedly turning the tides in a war, he is also the strongest warrior in the continent only surpassed by Greil during his prime and Ike at the end of their duel. Has also shown to be an experienced tactician as the high-ranking general of the Daein army, and Ike's mentor as the Black Knight)
Weaknesses: Using warp powder numerous times can leave the Black Knight exhausted.
- Eclipse: Zelgius delivers a powerful blow that quintuples his attack power while slashing through virtually any defense.
- Imbue: Zelgius's wounds heal at an accelerated rate between exchanges based on his current magical power.
- Renewal: Zelgius's wounds heal at an accelerated rate between exchanges.
- Nihil: The combat-related special techniques of Zelgius's opponents are nullified in his presence.