Rutger is a playable Myrmidon from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Rutger frees Clarine in Chapter 4 after she has been kidnapped by Erik, the Marquess of Laus. He then comes out as an opponent, although after Clarine speaks to him, he joins the player's team. Rutger is half Sacaen and half Bern. Although this is very common in Bulgar, Rutger looks more like someone from Bern than he does from Sacae, which is a very rare occurrence. When Bern invaded Sacae, Rutger was the only one spared because Bern's forces mistook Rutger for one of them. He has sworn vengeance on Bern.