|“||You filthy maggots, no one stands before the Empire and survives!||„|
Bloom is a major antagonist of Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. As a descendant of the crusader Thrud, he is capable of wielding the powerful thunder tome Mjölnir. He is the son of the Duke of Friege, Reptor, the brother of Tailtiu and Ethnia, the husband of Hilda, and the father of Ishtar and Ishtore.
Bloom is an elderly man with short, grey hair and a sharp face. He wears a black coat with white accents, as well as a black and gray cape.
Much like Reptor, Bloom is an authoritarian leader who commands with an iron fist. Furthermore, while not abusive to his family members like his wife Hilda, he will not shield them from her cruel treatment if he believes they betrayed House Friege, leading to the death of either Tailtiu or Ethnia and the suffering of their respective daughters Teeny or Linda. However, Bloom raises either Teeny or Linda sternly but fairly, to the point where either child remarks that he's a decent person compared to his wife. Furthermore, unlike Hilda, Bloom is morally opposed to the Loptr Church's Child Hunts, though he keeps his objections silent for political gain.
When Reptor is slain by the combined armies of Sigurd and Aida, Bloom becomes the new Duke of Friege. He was also appointed "King of North Thracia" by the Grannvale Empire when it occupied the region. For years, Bloom lived in Alster Castle and despotically governed Thracia's Munster District. Eventually, he learned that either Tailitu or Ethnia, who betrayed Friege by aiding Sigurd, was hiding in Silesse. Bloom apprehended his sister as well as her infant daughter, but fails to find her older son (Arthur for Tailitu, Amid for Ethnia). Held prisoner in Alster Castle, Bloom's sister and niece were physically and mentally abused by his wife Hilda for years, which he did nothing to mitigate. Eventually, Hilda's mistreatment kills her sister-in-law.
While governing North Thracia, Bloom also hunted Leif, the exiled prince of Leonster. By Grann 776, Leif assembled an army to overthrow the Friege occupation, and successfully recaptured Leonster. Bloom retaliates by sending his underling the bulk of his forces, led by Wolf, to siege Leonstar. This results in major losses for Leif's army, but he receives reinforcements from his cousin Seliph. Together, the two break through the seige, storm Alster Castle, and defeat Bloom, though he survives and retreats to Conote Castle. There, Bloom assembles a force to reclaim the two territories, including the pirate Brigid's son Faval (or the mercenary Asaello if Brigid did not have a child) and a Mjölnir-wielding Ishtar. However, Leif and Seliph's armies attack Conote Castle, Bloom's mercenary defects to their side, and Bloom is killed, freeing the Munster District.
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