Jarod (ジェルド, Jeld) was the commander of the Occupation Army in Daein, during Begnion's rule over the country. He formerly served in the personal army of the Duke of Numida as the Duke's personal general. He was first seen killing a Begnion soldier for not catching the Dawn Brigade and later killing three citizens out of the body of citizens that blocked the Begnion soldiers from chasing the Dawn Brigade (They stood down immediately). He answers only to Numida, one of the more powerful senators of Begnion. Once Empress Sanaki heard about the situation in Daein, Numida betrayed Jarod, pinning all the blame on him. After hearing this, he decided to make a "last stand" and tried to kill Daein's only hope - Micaiah. However before he strikes, the Black Knight warps infront of Micaiah, protecting her. After being, aparently, struck down, it is revealed that Alder, a firm believer in Jarod, took the blow for him, which killed him. Alder stated before he passed on that although Jarod participated in inhumane acts and did unbearably cruel things, he (Alder) always sensed that Jarod wasn't all evil and that there was a kindred spirit buried beneath him (Jarod). The Black Knight then refuses to strike at Jarod again, stating that his "sword is not made for killing those who will not raise their weapons". He is killed in Nevassa, in Daein Keep when the Daein Liberation Army takes control over Nevassa back after Jarod remorselessly destroys Nevassa as one last act of defiance. He is well known for the motivating speech given to the soldiers defending Daein Keep.
“Listen up, all of you. This is our last chance to die as we've lived. As proud soldiers of the empire. If we survive this fight, imprisonment and a hushed-up execution await us. If we run from this fight, dishonor and pursuit will dog our miserable days. So I say, let's give those Daein curs a fight to remember, and let the glory of our deaths light our way! We've lived as proud soldiers of the empire! Let us die as proud soldiers of the empire! Now GO!” —Jarod's last speech to his army
Role in Super Smash Sisters
Jarod is seen in SSS as an NPC helper character. He uses his spear skills from Radiant Dawn to help out the girls in any way. In Adventure, he is kept an eye on by marines.