|“||Pegasus knights?! How am I supposed to stop the Lea- those REBELS with a handful of...of winged ponies! Send another messenger! Tell them we need Camus' Sable Order, or...or Michalis' Dragoons! Blast...I deserve the same protection as the rest of the Empire! Betraying Altea was Gharnef's idea! Let...let him fight the brat! Don't just stand there, DO something! I don't want to die!||„|
|~ Jiol after hearing of the Altean League's approach.|
Jiol is the king of Gra in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, its remake Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. He is also the father of Sheena, who he sired with his second wife.
Jiol is depicted as an elderly man with a beard and almost M-shaped eyebrows. He wears a black coat with matching cape, pants and boots. Jiol also wields a sword, which he keeps attached to his belt.
Jiol is a cowardly ruler primarily motivated by self-interest. When he believes he has the upper-hand in a situation, Jiol is an efficient commander with a bloodthirsty streak. When not in control, Jiol quickly breaks down in anger or panic.
In the beginning of the War of Shadows, while Altea's forces assisted Gra with repelling an invasion by Grust, Gharnef persuaded Jiol to betray Altea for the Dolhr Empire. The resulting attack by Gra's soldiers claimed many lives including that of King Cornelius, Marth's father. Afterwords, Gra and Grust launched a joint attack on Castle Altea, Jiol himself leading a squad of knights to hunt down Marth. They encounterd Marth and a small retinue just outside the castle, and prepared to kill the prince. However, the Altean knight and cavalier Frey disguised himself as Marth and and rode South, successfully leading the knights away from the real Marth. Jiol quickly discoverd the ruse and angrily demanded Frey's painful death; in the ensuing fight Frey sustained severe wounds and lost his memory, but survived.
Years later, the Archanean League, commanded by Marth, marched on Gra to both avenge Altea and recover the sword Falchion, one of the few weapons capable of killing Dolhr's leader, the Earth Dragon Medeus. Aware of the League's approach, Jiol requested reinforcements from Dolhr. To his dismay, the extent of Dolhr's support was to send the Whitewing sisters Palla and Catria to assist him. The League easily stormed Gra Bastion and killed Jiol; he was succeeded by Sheena.
|“||This is...the wrong prince? No! You dare make a fool of me? Kill him! Make this faux prince SUFFER!||„|
|~ Jiol when discovering Frey's deception.|
|“||Grrr... Altean rabble! I should have killed you stragglers back when I had the chance!||„|
|~ Jiol when engaged in combat.|