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Oliver (Fire Emblem)
Oliver (オリヴァー, Orivā), Duke Tanas, is a senior member of the Begnion Senate who was believed to have been executed for crimes against the state following his defeat at the hands of the Greil Mercenaries in Chapter 17-4 of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He was deeply involved in the Laguz slave trade prior to his defeat in Serenes Forest, having purchased Prince Reyson for an exorbitant fee from King Naesala of Kilvas as though he were but another art treasure for his vast collections.
During the events of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn it is discovered that he was rescued by Duke Hetzel and that he has since been recovering at his estate in the Dukedom of Tanas. He is a researcher, and self-proclaimed protector, of beauty, and has amassed an enormous collection of art treasures, the likes of which he appears to believe only himself capable of appreciating. Despite being old, bald and possessing an unsightly amount of weight, he is also quite vain, once commenting that Reyson struck his 'beautiful' nose.
He is one of few Fire Emblem boss characters that is recruitable (in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn). Oliver will act the turncoat upon encountering Rafiel, claiming that it is his duty as a defender of beauty to guard the heron prince.
Oliver is one of the most unique playable characters, in that he does not fit the usual hero or kind hearted priest roles, although he is very amusing. With his misplaced vanity, ludicrously inflated ego, and skewed loyalties, he continually throws other characters through loops, often leaving them highly confused or speechless. Ike goes so far as to ask him to rejoin the enemy army after he is recruited, while Sephiran interprets his presence in the Tower as the proof that "that Tellius is unraveling at the seams."
Despite his clear role as a "bad guy," his ideals, though skewed, aren’t entirely immoral, unlike those of many Fire Emblem villains. While often cowering in the face of danger, he often demonstrates an odd sense of courage any time that something “Beautiful” is at risk (namely, the Herons).