Guiscard (ギスカール Gisukāru? ) is one of the secondary characters of the novel series The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He is the Supreme Commander of the Imperial Lusitanian Army and Grand vizier. He is the brother of the current emperor of Lusitania, Innocentius VII and serves also as his advisor. He seems to be the true ruler of Lusitania.
2013 Manga and AnimeEdit
In the 2013 Manga and Anime series, he has dark blonde shoulder-length hair along with a dark blonde beard, and caramel eyes. He has a stern and jagged face.
In the OVA series, he has chin-length dark brown hair with a wick of hair falling on the left side of his forehead, and is clean shaven. He has a stern appearance.
Guiscard is a serious and intelligent man, who believes he should be the king rather than his brother. He doesn't seem to have a strong Yaldabaothian faith.
Guiscard views his older brother as someone who is unfit to be a king and is upset at the idea that his brother could produce a heir. He believes that he should be the king instead.
Hilmes uses Guiscard's ambition to be King as a way to manipulate him, praising his "superior intelligence" and "better judgement". Guiscard seems to trust his words, as Guiscard explained his opposition to his brother's wedding. He doesn't seem to trust Hilmes completely, however, as he seems to believe Hilmes is plotting something behind his back.
Guiscard distrusts Bodin, due to his ruthlessness and abuse of power. He openly condemns Bodin's killing of pagans and isn't afraid of the Archpriest. He opposes Bodin's attempts to increase the Church's power.
- Guiscard is possibly named after Robert Guiscard, a Norman adventurer conspicuous in the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily.
- Takehito Koyasu, the voice actor of Guiscard, has played the role of Merlane in the OVAs, and Zandeh in the cassette books.
|Camp of Arslan|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Arslan • Daryun • Elam • Farangis • Gieve • Jaswant • Narsus|
|Animals:||Azrael • Baharam • Kayvan • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Andragoras III • Arslan • Bahman • Daryun • Esfan • Farangis • Garshasph • Hodir • Khayr • Kishward • Khurup • Kubard • Kushaeta • Husrab • Manuchurch • Narsus • Lucian • Osroes • Rukham • Shagad • Shapur • Tahamine • Tus • Zaravant • Vahriz|
|Animals:||Azrael • Shabrang • Sorush|
|Humans:||Arzhang • Barcacion • Baudouin • Bodin • Etoile • Guiscard • Hildigo • Innocentius VII • Kharlan • Montferrat • Pedelaus • Sam • Silvermask • Xandes|
|Humans:||Asanga • Aravali • Bahadur • Baripada • Daravada • Gadevi • Gauvin • Jaswant • Karikala II • Kunthavai • Mahendra • Natapul • Nawada • Palvani • Par • Pradarata • Prakeshin • Prajiya • Rajendra • Taara|
|Humans:||Ilterish • Jimsa • Tokhtamysh|
|Humans:||Alfreed • Heyrtash|