Jagen's Official Artwork
|Recruitment||Jagen joins you automatically after Prologue II.|
|Other information||Jagen has the worst overall growths in the game.|
 Role in the story
Jagen (ジェイガン, translated Jeigan in the Japanese versions) is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari no Tsurugi, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, and Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. He is a veteran knight of Altea. He acts as Marth's guardian and often is one of the people Marth turns to for guidance. He steps out off the battlefield in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem but still stays by Marth's side as an advisor. Afterwards, he dies and his position is given to Cain. In Fire Emblem: Shin Monshō no Nazo ~Hikari to Kage no Eiyū~, he only takes to the field once just to train with the Avatar.
He is an invaluable unit at the start of the game due to being a much higher level than the rest of your units. This is especially true on the harder difficulties such as Merciless, where enemies are noticeably stronger than the majority of the player's units. However, he has terrible growth rates and potential that severely handicap his usefulness later in the game.
 Jagen's Growths
Note: These numerical values are for when Jagen is in his default class, Paladin.
|Hit Points||40% chance of increasing on level up|
|Strength||20% chance of increasing on level up|
|Magic||0% chance of increasing on level up|
|Skill||35% chance of increasing on level up|
|Speed||15% chance of increasing on level up|
|Luck||30% chance of increasing on level up|
|Defense||20% chance of increasing on level up|
|Resistance||0% chance of increasing on level up|
 Jagen's Base Stats
|Weapon Mastery||Sword Mastery of D, Lance Mastery of B|
 Jagen’s Average Stats at 20/20
|Paladin||29.6 ±3.2||10.8 ±2.9||1.0±0.0||16.6 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||6.7 ±3.2||12.8 ±2.9||6.0±0.0|
|Swordmaster||31.4 ±3.5||7.9 ±2.3||1.0±0.0||21.7 ±3.2||19.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||9.0 ±2.0||3.0±0.0|
|Sniper||31.6 ±3.2||9.9 ±2.3||1.0±0.0||18.7 ±3.2||16.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||3.0±0.0|
|Sage||26.0 ±2.9||3.2 ±0.5||9.4 ±2.9||12.8 ±3.2||9.7 ±2.9||6.7 ±3.2||4.2 ±0.5||9.5 ±2.9|
|Bishop||26.0 ±2.9||1.2 ±0.5||8.4 ±2.9||12.8 ±3.2||9.7 ±2.9||6.7 ±3.2||4.2 ±0.5||12.5 ±2.9|
|Dracoknight||25.8 ±3.2||10.9 ±2.3||1.0 ±0.0||15.7 ±3.2||13.5 ±3.2||6.7 ±3.2||13.9 ±2.3||3.9 ±1.4|
 The Jagen Archetype
The word "Jagen" is also used as a term for characters who use up too much EXP at the start of the game. Which, depending on the player's expertise, and if the player so chooses to use them, can lead to a hindrance of the other characters' growths.
Jagens are usually promoted Paladins that you get in the first chapter, and appear to be amazing units due to having much higher stats than your other units. However, due to being promoted, a Jagen will usually gain very little experience for quite some time into the game, with the original Jagen actually being an exception due to game mechanics in the 1st game and its SNES remake. Originally, Jagens always had terrible growth rates and barely any endgame potential. Recent Fire Emblem games are abandoning this trend, however, with the Jagens in Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and Fire Emblem: Awakening moving toward being Oifeys and all ending up as decent units that are worthy of using.
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