Kanji ナイトハルト
Rōmaji Naitoharuto
True Name
Alias(es) Hard Breaker (剛撃)

Neithardt The Mighty

Date of Birth
Race Human
Gender Male
Eye Color Emerald
Hair Color Blonde
Birthplace Erebonian Empire
Weapon Great Sword
Affiliation Imperial Army of Erebonia
Thors Military Academy
Occupation Major
(4th Armored Division)
(Military Studies, Thors)
Piloted Units
Main Game
Trails of Cold Steel
Trails of Cold Steel II
Trails of Cold Steel III
Other Media
Voice Actor(s)

Neithardt is a character in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel tetralogy. He is a Major of the Erebonian Imperial Army's 4th Armored Division. He also serves as Thors Military Academy's Military Studies Instructor.



A man who makes himself appear like a military personal. He is serious, tough, and he insures that students at Thors receive a validated education. Even making certain the Man don't lose out to the Girls, as he will toughen them up while showing them ways of how to handle one's self on a battlefield. He can be a bit rough around the edges around those that get on him. But he also shows a caring side, just that it's never shown up front as much from his position.

Character Profile:

Instructor File: Major Neithardt

Field: Imperial Army - 4th Division

Info: Young ace of the 4th Armored Division and formerly an instructor at Thors. Also an old friend of Elliot’s sister.

  • The Mighty: Known as Neithardt the Mighty in some circles, and feared by that name in the provincial armies. Trails of Cold Steel II
  • Major Power: He and Major Vander fight exceptionally well together, and they demonstrated as much in Heimdallr. Trails of Cold Steel II

Skills and Abilities

Neithardt is known as the Ace of the 4th Armored Division for a reason, and why he's a Major. For he's learn how to perform military tactics in commanding a number of tanks, get in in position to help turn the tide in battle which his mind serves as a weapon. Then there is his swordsmanship, he can take on opponents without breaking a sweat. Even handle against machine-like enemies called: Archaism, and defeat Vulcan who's one of the top four members of the Imperial Liberation Front. Not to mention, take on a Soldat that no ordinary humans can do. In Trials Of Cold Steel II, he showed he could defeat two Armored Military Monsters, like the Gaiser Doven in one blow. Even showing remarkable skills in how to pilot a Soldat - Spiegel better then the Noble Alliance's own soldiers. Even taking on Magic Knights next to his old buddy Vander, even make it into a game of who can take down the most. In short of a gun, he possession abnormal strength to be wary of.


  • Both Neithardt and Mueller Vander are possibly named after Neidhart Müller, the Imperial high admiral in Legend of Galactic Heroes.
  • He is probably an "easter egg" and adopted character of Nihon Falcom's Tokyo Xanadu named Shio Takahata, the game also features his unparalleled strength as a former gang leader.
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