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Expiration

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Expiration

Is 3ds01 expiration.png
Icon of Expiration from Awakening.

Grima's shadowy breath.

Type
First game

Fire Emblem Awakening

Expiration (Japanese: 邪竜のブレス Evil Dragon's Breath) is a breath-type attack that first appeared in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is exclusively used by the Fell Dragon Grima, in his appearances as the final boss of Awakening and as "The Creation" in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Being the weapon of a final boss, it is among the most dangerous weapons in both games, possessing both significant raw power and a very long range. In Shadows of Valentia, it is a monster weapon with the ability to ignore its target's defenses, like all breath weapons in that game.

In Awakening, Expiration has two distinct animations, which appear to be chosen completely at random every time Grima attacks and do not differ in terms of stats. One has Grima's human body summon a trail of purple spikes out of the ground to impale his foe, while the other has Grima breathe a shadowy fireball from his dragon head. This property is similar to how Idunn's Dark Breath has three separate animations. In Shadows of Valentia, it only appears as the shadowy fireball, although The Creation still uses the spikes separately as its Dark Spikes combat art.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 expiration.png Breath --* 20 -- 80 0 1-5 Infinite -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 monster forecast.png FE15RankMonster.png 14 8 70 0 1-5 -- -- -- Treats the target as if it has 0 defense.

In other Fire Emblem series titles


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Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 400 SP -- Enables counterattack regardless of distance if user is attacked.
If target is a ranged unit, attack deals damage based on whichever of the enemy's Defense or Resistance is the lower value.
Warriors -- E* ?? -- -- -- -- Infinite 0 -- --

Locations

Awakening

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Grima.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by the Creation.

Heroes

Units Robin: Fell ReincarnationRobin: Fell Vessel

Warriors

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Velezark

Trivia

  • If hacked into the player's inventory in Awakening, it is sorted in the stones section of the convoy. This is presumably due to the convoy not having a breath category.
  • In Heroes Expiration is the only breath weapon that entirely removes the wielder's dragonstone when in use. If Fell/Legendary Robin uses any other breath weapon they hold the generic dragonstone in battle, making the lack of a dragonstone an aspect of the weapon and not Fell/Legendary Robin.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Expiration Originally, "expiration" referred to the act of breathing out, the opposite of "inspiration" (breathing in). In modern English, this meaning is obsolete and "expiration" instead describes the act of dying or, more commonly, the spoiling of food. Grima's attack plays on both senses of the word.
Japanese 邪竜のブレス Evil Dragon's Breath
Spanish Trance Trance
French Expiration Expiration
German Verfall Decay
Italian Estinzione Extinction
Dutch Demonenadem Demonbreath
Simplified Chinese 邪龙吐息 Evil Dragon Breath
Traditional Chinese 邪龍吐息 Evil Dragon Breath

Gallery


References

See also

Non-Human Weapons
Breaths Astral BreathBreath of FogDark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathExpirationFire BreathFlametongueIce BreathMage Breath
Stones BeastruneBeaststoneBeaststone+ShadowstoneDivinestoneDragonstoneDragonstone+EarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Judge weapons Judge
Laguz weapons BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Automaton weapons Big SawSaw
Monster attacks Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsBone SwordClawsClubCrimson EyeDemon LightDemon SurgeEvil EyeFangsFiery FangFire BreathGauntletHellfangLethal TalonMassive RockNightmareNumbing ClawsRavagerRockScytheShackled FistShadowshotSharp ClawStoneStone ShardTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater BreathWretched Air
Breath skills in Heroes
Basic breath skills Fire BreathFlametongue
Breath skills with secondary effects Dark BreathLight BreathLightning BreathWater Breath
Regalia and personal breath skills Breath of BlightBreath of FogDemonic BreathDivine MistDraconic RageExpirationFell BreathGreat FlameRazing BreathSavage BreathSpirit BreathSummer's Breath
Claws and breaths in Warriors
Basic claws Brave ClawBronze ClawHero ClawIron ClawSilver ClawSteel Claw
Claws with secondary effects Blessed ClawDragonbane ClawPolearm's ClawTenacious ClawWeighted Claw
Regalia and personal breaths Expiration
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