Boyd is a playable character in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. He is the second of three brothers, with his elder brother Oscar and kid brother Rolf. Of the three, he's both the laziest and most brash, but he is also a good friend of Ike's and a trustworthy member of the Greil Mercenaries. However, his tendency to run his mouth has a habit of getting him in trouble. Boyd begins Path of Radiance as a member of the Fighter class, and is the player's first ax-specialist. He is one of the first characters that the player controls in Path of Radiance, and returns as a playable character in Part 3 of Radiant Dawn, along with the rest of the Greil Mercenaries. No action is required on the player's part to recruit him in either game.