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|“||So long as Grust continues to support Dolhr's ambitions, it does not matter what I know or think. I am a knight; I have a duty to fight for my motherland's glory till the very end.||„|
|~ Camus to Marth and Nyna.|
Camus, also known as Zeke and Sirius, is an antagonist in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, BS Fire Emblem, and their respective remakes Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem, and the New Archanean Chronicles DLC of the latter game. According to Prince Marth, Camus is reputed to be "the most able warrior alive" in Archanea.
In Japanese, all of Camus' personas are voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue. In English, Camus is voiced by Travis Willingham, while his Zeke and Sirius personas are voiced by Patrick Seitz.
Camus is a blond-haired young man with a black coat, pants and cape. Over his arms and legs, Camus wears black plated armor.
As Sirius, Camus wears a similar black outfit, as well as a white mask originally belonging to Conrad.
Camus is a profoundly honorable man with a strong sense of justice and compassion for others. However, as a knight Camus considers himself honor bound to unquestioningly serve his liege regardless of his personal opinions on the orders. In spite of this, he will carry out minor acts of rebellion to assist those on the other side who he believes are in the right, such as smuggling a copy of Thoron to Marth. Camus will also turn on peers who abuse their power.
War of Shadows
At the dawn of the War of Shadows, King Ludwick of Grust quickly allied with the Dolhr Empire, ruled by the cruel Medeus. Though he personally objected to Medeus' actions, Camus believed that as a knight he had no right to question his king's decisions, and so led the Sable Knights against any kingdoms that opposed Dolhr. The Sable Knights played a significant role in the downfall of the Holy Kingdom of Archanea, while the Dohlr army besieged its Millennial Palace. Not wanting Archanea to suffer further, Camus arranged with Princess Nyna to take her and the capitol custody, in a bid to protect them from crueler occupying governors.
For two years, Camus successfully protected Archanea and Nyna from further decline; in the interim Nyna and he slowly developed a mutual affection. However, Medeus grew tired of Camus' relative generosity towards Archanea and sent an army to apprehend Nyna. In response, Camus decided to send Nyna to Prince Hardin of Aurelis. Because escorting her in an official capacity as a Grust knight would threaten the life of one of Medeus' hostages, Grust's Prince Yubello, he and subordinates Belf, Roberto and Leiden deserted the Grust army. In a battle with General Brzak's Dolhr army, Camus fends them off long enough for Nyna to reach Aurelis, but is ultimately captured and imprisoned.
Near the end of the War of Shadows, Camus was released and reinstated as leader of the Sable Knights, where he continued to fight in Medeus' service at the beheadst of the gravely ill King Ludwick. When the Archanean League marched on Grust, Camus defended its Grusthold with fellow general Lorenz. Despite Marth and Nyna's pleas to join their side, Camus refused to betray King Ludwick despite their conflicting principles, and was defeated in battle. His body not found later, Camus was believed to have been killed in action.
Some time after Camus' battle with Marth, he was found on the shores of Valentia by Tatiana of Rigel. Near death and amnesiac, he was nursed back to health and took the name Zeke, eventually becoming a general of the Rigelian army. When Rigel began a war with neighboring country Zofia, Emperor Rudolf told Zeke that if he meets a boy with a mark on his hand, he must serve that boy for the good of Valentia.
Zeke's fellow Rigelian general, Jerome, forced him and his squad into servitude by holding Tatiana hostage at the witch Nuibaba's manor. At Rigel Plains, all encounter The Deliverance, led by Alm. If The Deliverance successfully freed Tatiana before arriving at the Plains, Zeke and his men turn on Jerome. After the battle, Alm and Zeke consult with each other in Rigel Village; Zeke initially rejects Alm's request to join The Deliverance out of loyalty to Rudolf, but changes his mind when he sees Alm's cross-shaped birthmark on the back of his hand. During the war, Zeke began to regain memories of his former life, fully remembering his past after its conclusion. He ultimately decides to return to Archanea to fulfill one final task.
War of Heroes
As the War of Heroes commenced, Zeke returned to Archanea, donning a mask and adopting the name Sirius. His first goal was to rescue Grust's Prince Yubello and Princess Yumina from the forces of the Archanean Empire, commanded by the brutal General Yang. Sirius discovered the two siblings at Holm Beach, where they were under the protection of the mercenary Ogma. Ogma suspected Sirius of being in league with bandits currently assailing all three, but if he stayed his hand, then Sirius assured him of his noble intentions, and the two allied over the protection of Grust's heirs. When Marth arrived, the four joined his army to oppose the Archanean Empire. During the war, the Sable Knight Belf also joined Marth's army and recognized his old leader, but at Sirius' request, did not publicly reveal his identity. Sirius was present at the final assault on The Dragon's Table, where a resurrected Medeus held a brainwashed Nyna as a potential sacrifice along with Elice, Maria, and Lena. Sirius was able to break Nyna's trance while the other three were woken by their love ones; she too recognized him, though he denied that he was really Camus. At the end of the War of Heroes, Sirius disappeared, presumably returning to Valentia and Titiana.
Fire Emblem Awakening
Camus is available as a downloadable bonus unit through SpotPass. He is also an enemy unit in the first and third Rogues & Redeemers DLC xenologues, serving as the boss in the former chapter.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Camus appears in Heroes as his original and Sirius personas, both based on their designs from Mystery of the Emblem. Camus was first made available to players on June 2, 2017 as the ninth Grand Hero Battle. Sirius became available to summon on September 19, 2019.
Super Smash Bros.
Camus appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as one of the various spirits in the game. Being a Ace-level Shield-type spirit, Camus' spirit battle has the player fight a Marth on Arena Ferox. There, the enemy Marth has stronger melee-weapon based attacks, can deliver powerful blows/"critical hits" without warning, and has the ability to heal one time automatically when it takes enough damage. The Camus spirit can enhance to one of Sirius, a Legend-level spirit that grants the user stronger weapon-based attacks.
|“||That will not do. Should we sortie an official army, the alliance between Grust and Dolhr will crumble. The hostages--Prince Yubello included-- will be killed. And Medeus would no doubt burn Grust to ashes. I cannot allow that to happen!||„|
|~ Camus explaining why he cannot openly rebel against Dolhr|
|“||I know. We must escape the palace at once. Sir Hardin, in the northern state of Aurelis, has the power to protect you. I'm sure he will extend you his courtesy. Anyway, let us be off. We haven't a moment to spare. Princess, get ready.||„|
|~ Camus to Nyna|
|“||You must be Prince Marth of Altea. I have a favor to ask of you. This magic tome belongs to Bishop Boah of Archanea. General Volzhin of Dolhr has been keeping it stashed away, but it... found its way into my hands, you might say. I would appreciate greatly if you could return it to the good bishop in my stead. One other thing... Please take care of Princess Nyna. I am counting on you to keep her safe. ...I must go now. But our paths will cross again; you can be certain of that.||„|
|~ Camus as he secretly gives Marth a Thoron tome.|
|“||With this lance, Gradivus, I am all but invincible. A pity you had to waste your life.||„|
|~ Camus in combat.|
|~ Camus when defeated|
|“||Forgive me — it is not my wish to fight with you. I pray you'll bear me no grudge in turn.||„|
|~ Zeke fighting the Deliverance if Titania is not rescued|
|“||Forgive me, Tatiana... Ah... Then you're... Good. That's...||„|
|~ Zeke defeated as a member of Jerome's squad|
|“||Emperor Rudolf... Your loyal servant will see your dreams realized!||„|
|~ Zeke in the final battle against Duma.|
|“||Touch me and I'll strike you down.||„|
|~ Sirius if mistaken for a bandit and attacked|
|“||How foolish of me...||„|
|~ Sirius defeated after being mistaken as a bandit|
|“||Nngh! ...My queen... You are mistaken... I am Sirius, a soldier of the allied forces. I know not of this Camus...||„|
|~ Sirius denying his true identity to Nyna|
|“||Please, calm yourself; you must be exhausted. I must depart soon. Queen Nyna, listen to me... You should head to Prince Marth.||„|
|~ Sirius to Nyna|
|“||I must go to my country. There's... someone waiting for me.||„|
|~ Sirius hinting of his return to Valentia and Titania|
|~ Sirius's parting words to Nyna|
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