MEET THE BOSS
Awakening features 49 core characters, far more than most players will ever be able to get to properly know, much less level up. Aside from those met during the story and their children, there are a number recruitable from special ‘paralogue’ levels that appear during the game; some are even bosses. With these you get to see what happened after you defeated them. Walhart, for instance, has raised an undead army but reveals he was using his brute power to defeat the same evil you were, and Gangrel begs Chrom to finish his misery, the challenge being to hit him three times without finishing him off, so Chrom can talk him into joining the Shepherds.