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"Even if a man has to lay down his life, he must carry through."

Gadwin (ガドイン) is a playable character from Grandia. Born in the village of Dight, Gadwin is a masterful warrior of few words, preferring his actions speak for themselves. He is well respected in his home village and is often called upon by the elder to complete tasks. During their journey together, Gadwin acts as a father figure to Justin.

Appearance and Personality[]

"I was surprised to hear a young man like you crossed swords with Gadwin, the greatest swordsman of Dight."
―Dr. Alma to Justin
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Gadwin is a large humanoid with tan skin, his hair colour is unknown but likely dark due to his eyebrow colour. Like all people with Dight heritage, Gadwin's face is marked with brown stripes across his jaw and his ears a pointed with tufts on the end. Gadwin's main item of clothing is a purple body suit, this is covered in part with armour constructed from animal bone. Gadwin also wears a horned headband with the Dight crest painted on its front. Like many brute characters, Gadwin has a large sheath attached to his back to carry the Himmler.

Gadwin is described as a respected warrior with a tendency to put others ahead of his own health. The Dight Elder looks upon Gadwin very fondly and often asks for his assistance defeat monsters terrorising the village and surrounding area. It is insinuated that Gadwin may be a bit clueless when it comes to others showing emotions towards him, Feena points out that Dr. Alma may have feelings for him but Gadwin insists that they are just friends. Gadwin is very brave, shown in the Typhoon Tower when he was willing to risk his own life to save the village of Dight.


Gadwin is warrior from the village of Dight in the Lost World. Gadwin spends most of days training near his home in the Valley of the Flying Dragon, a short distance from the village. Despite his tough exterior, Gadwin is wise and philosophical. He often talks about the virtue of manhood and the transition from boy to man, a fable he shares with Justin upon meeting him. He is extremely protective of his village and the people in it and has the utmost respect for the Elder. He may consider the clinician Dr. Alma to be his significant other, but it is otherwise never stated.


Equipment and Stats[]

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Gadwin is the powerhouse character but does not resemble the typical Knight class due to his magic proficiency. Gadwin is one of two playable characters that can only equip one weapon type, his being swords although Gadwin does have the added knockback effect to enemies he attacks. Gadwin also has the ability to cast fire and earth spells although his magic ability is low compared to the other party members used at the time.


Skill Name Description Requirements SP Cost
Flying Dragon Cut High damage to a small area Sword: 4 14
Eruption Cut Great Explosion damage to a single enemy Sword: 8, Fire: 3, Earth: 3 24
Dragon Cut Great Explosion damage to all enemies Sword: 16, Fire: 6, earth: 7 45


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Magic (Level 1)[]

Magic Name Description Requirements MP Cost
Burn! Fire damage to a small area Fire: 1 1
Diggin' Raise Defense by 1 level Earth: 1 1
Def-Loss Lower Defense of all enemies by one level Earth: 6 3
BOOM! Explosion damage to a small area. Earth: 7, Fire: 6 7
WOW! Raise Attack of a single ally by one level Earth: 5, Fire: 5 3

Magic (Level 2)[]

Magic Name Description Requirements MP Cost
Burnflame Fire damage to a large area. Fire: 4 4
Burnstryke Strong Fire damage to one enemy. Fire: 18 5
Tremor Earth damage to a small area. Earth: 3 3
Gravity Lowers a single enemy's Move by multiple levels Earth: 12 4
BOOM-POW! Medium Explosion damage to all enemies. Earth: 10, Fire: 10 10
Meteor Strike Strong Explosion damage to a single enemy Earth: 15, Fire: 13 10

Magic (Level 3)[]

Magic Name Description Requirements MP Cost
Burnflare Medium Fire damage to all enemies. Fire: 9 7
Fireburner Incredible Fire damage to one enemy. Fire: 25 8
Quake Strong Earth damage to all enemies. Earth: 19 12
BA-BOOM Strong Explosion damage to all enemies. Earth: 20, Fire: 19 18


Gadwin is the the standard power character in Grandia. With every level grown Gadwin gains 2-3 points of Strength and HP, 1-2 points of Vitality and Wit, and 1 point of Agility Due to Gadwin's low flexibility with weapons and magic he cannot gain much Agility throughout the time he is with the party.

Core Statistics
Level HP SP Strength Vitality Wit Agility MP (LV1) MP (LV2) MP (LV3)
30 273 45 95 40 48 27 17 10 5
Initial Weapon Levels
Initial Magic Levels
Fire Wind Water Earth
6 7

Battle Speech[]


Fire: "Rage 'n Flame!"
Earth: "Heaven 'n Earth!"
Explosion: "Bomb 'n Blast!"
Defensive: "Yah!"
Offensive: "Here goes, prepare to die!" / "Oyah!"


Flying Dragon Cut: "Hmph! Flying dragon slash!"
Eruption Cut: "Here you go! Ha!"
Dragon Cut: "Come power of the universe! Ha! Dragon king slice!"

After Battle[]

Person was KO'd: "Uh uh uh, you guys need more practice."
Boss was killed: "Like master, like man!"
Normal victory: "Come, try again!"
Perfect victory: "You're no match for me!"


Item Usage: "Hua!"
KO'd: "Mmph, how could this be?"
Retreat: "What!? You dare run away!?"
Failure to retreat: "What's this!? Can't get away!"

As A Boss[]

First Battle[]

MenuArrow.gif Main article: Gadwin (Boss - First Encounter)

The first battle against Gadwin is entirely unwinnable. After he defends for about three or four rounds, he'll use Dragon Cut, dealing close to 9999 damage to Justin.

Second Battle[]

MenuArrow.gif Main article: Gadwin (Boss - Second Encounter)
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Gadwin is now actually relatively simple. If Justin is well-trained, he may be moving a lot faster than Gadwin. Use Midair Cut if you have it to deal the most damage to Gadwin. Gadwin will most of the time use simple combos against you. He'll occasionally use Flying Dragon Cut and maybe BOOM! on you if you move to slow taking him out. He'll RARELY use Dragon Cut, and if he does you can easily interrupt it with a Critical or just Defend. You can start off using a Power Mushroom on Justin to increase his attack power, then keep using skills until the battle is over. It's supposed to be implied that Gadwin is wanting you to win, so don't hesitate to dish out the pain.

Other Appearances[]

Grandia Parallel Trippers[]

MenuArrow.gif Main article: Gadwin/Parallel Trippers
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Gadwin makes an appearance as a playable character in Grandia Parallel Trippers and can be recruited after the events at the White Tower. Like the original game, he can wield sword based skills, in addition to this, Gadwin can now use mace and axe based skills. He also proficient in Fire and Earth magic, a trait carried over from the main game.

Grandia Digital Museum[]

Gadwin tries for a homerun

Gadwin appears as a boss in Grandia: Digital Museum and is fought alongside Milda at the top of the Tower of Giosu. Gadwin has 9999HP and utilises many of the skills he possesses in the main series including Dragon Cut. Gadwin gives the party 8000exp and 7500G when defeated.

Gadwin also appears in several minigames found in the Alent Museum. Gadwin is playable during the baseball minigame in which Gadwin must score as many homeruns as possible without striking out.

Non-Grandia Appearances[]

Picotto Knights[]

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Gadwin appears as a playable cocoroid in the Game Arts developed, online action RPG, Picotto Knights on PlayStation Vita. Gadwin and the other Grandia characters are available to download as additional content within the game.


  • Gadwin's special dish is Flying Dragon Stew
  • At 38, Gadwin is the oldest playable character in Grandia, he is also possibly the oldest in the main series but this is not confirmed due to Mareg's age being listed as 'Late 30s'.
  • Gadwin is the only character to be able to possess some but not all types of magic. The reason for this is not explained.
  • Despite often being thought of as an unwinnable battle, Justin can emerge victorious from his initial duel with Gadwin if his strength is high enough.

Grandia Main Characters

Player Characters
Justin | Sue | Feena | Gadwin | Rapp | Milda | Guido | Liete

Non-Player Characters
Colonel Mullen | General Baal | Leen | Lilly | Mio | Nana | Puffy | Saki

Minor Characters
Cafu Elder | Chang | Chief of Gumbo | Curator | Danda | Darlin | Derlin | Dight Elder | Doctor Alma | Dorlin | Gantz | Gantz' Mom | Gina | Gontz | Goose | Java | Justin's Father | Kozuru | Naina | Nicky | Olva | Pakon | Rem | Tentz | The Inventor | The Three Wise Men of Laine