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Great Heroism

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Great Heroism


Mountain Fort

New units




Here, Ace! Come to Percy. Come on, come to Percy. Good dragon. You're my only real friend. 'Specially since Pop never visits... Uh? What, Ace? Trying to make me feel better? Golly, thanks a bunch, Ace! You always know just what to roar! You're the best buddy ever. With you as my sidekick, nothing's gonna get me down! I'm done obeying Pop's dumb rules. Which includes staying here in my Deeprealm. Let's get outta here, Ace!
— Percy

Great Heroism (Japanese: 寂寥と嘘と喜びと Loneliness, Falsehood, and Joy) is the nineteenth paralogue chapter of Fire Emblem Fates. As a paralogue chapter, its events are not integral to the game's main storyline and can be done at the player's leisure. The chapter is unlocked after both clearing chapter 7 in Conquest or clearing chapter 14 in Revelation, and have Arthur married.

In this chapter, Percy, tired of his father Arthur's neglect, flees his Deeprealm and convinces a band of mercenaries that Arthur is the criminal Gazak.


Main article: Great Heroism/Script

During a routine visit to his son Percy's Deeprealm, Arthur discovers that Percy has abandoned the Deeprealm. He tracks him down and attempts to convince him to return, but Percy, tired of Arthur's neglect, declares him his archnemesis and flees. Arthur attempts to enlist the aid of some nearby mercenaries, but they mistake him for the notorious bandit leader Gazak. Arthur attempts to have Percy clear up the confusion, but Percy confirms their story and attacks them. A dumbfounded Silas realizes they have no choice but to bail Arthur out.

Dragon Veins are scattered throughout the map. When the first one is triggered, a mercenary immediately recognizes that whoever activated it is part of the royal family and apologizes for the misunderstanding. He pays the army in gold and reveals that his allies may be convinced in the same way.

After Percy is defeated, Arthur apologizes to his son for not visiting because he thought leaving Percy in the Deeprealms was for the best. He offers Percy the opportunity to leave his Deeprealm for good, which Percy accepts. After this conversation, Ace, Percy's wyvern, attacks Arthur, but Percy convinces him not to eat him. Silas is glad that this conflict got resolved and hopes that this is the last father-son conflict the army will have.


Percy, frustrated that his father, Arthur, doesn't visit often, tricks mercenaries into attacking Arthur after convincing them he's a bandit leader.

Chapter data

Normal Hard Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Rout the enemy Player Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed* 12 31

The chapter's map is 27 columns by 26 rows.

Character data

Conquest Revelation

New Units
Small portrait percy fe14.png
Wyvern Rider
Automatically at the end of the chapter
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar m-default fe14.pngSmall portrait felicia fe14.pngSmall portrait elise fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait arthur fe14.pngSmall portrait effie fe14.png

Note: Felicia is available if Corrin is male, Jakob is also available after Chapter 15 is completed.
Note 2: The returning characters list only those recruited by the time this chapter can first be unlocked (after completing chapter 7 in Conquest or after completing chapter 14 in Revelation). As a paralogue chapter, there is no set timeframe in which the chapter must be taken on; thus, it is possible to have recruited more characters than the above by the point the chapter is started. The returning characters list also does not include any characters recruitable in other paralogues, as the player may not have taken on any other available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.
Note 3: If Arthur is still alive, he is a required party member for this chapter.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds02 gold.png 500G Received from every enemy convinced to stand down using a Dragon Vein.

Event tile data

There are no event tiles during the events of the chapter. When returning to the area for skirmishes in Revelation, the following event tiles appear:

  • Column 7, row 7: In relation to the northwesternmost purple-colored cluster, where lines drawn horizontally along its north side and vertically along its east side cross
  • Column 19, row 14: Around the upper lip of what is visually a "C"-shaped group of woods

Dragon Vein data

Dragon Veins in this chapter are stated to have the effect "Intimidate area foes, forcing them to flee.". They are as follows:

When any of these Dragon Veins are triggered, any enemy within 3 spaces of the Vein will automatically flee the map and pay 500 gold to the player.

Level scaling data

This chapter's enemy units are subject to level scaling mechanisms that increase their levels as the player makes progress along the main story path. The tables below show the differences between the initial levels of the units and the levels of the units at each particular main story path chapter position. Initial unpromoted units who reach an effective level of 21 will become promoted units of level (effective level -20) unless otherwise stated.

Chapter Position 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Level Gain 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 +2 +1 +2 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2
To Date 0 0 0 0 +1 +2 +4 +5 +7 +8 +10 +12 +14 +16 +18 +20 +22 +24 +26 +28
Additional notes: Percy stops visibly scaling upon hitting level 20 unpromoted at the chapter 18 position; from the chapter 19 position onward, Percy will have an Offspring Seal in his inventory. All other enemy units other than the Lancers become promoted at the chapter 19 position.

Enemy data

Note: The following enemies' levels are those assuming the player plays this chapter closer to chapter 7 than closer to the final chapter. Levels may be higher depending on progress along the main story path.

Normal Hard Lunatic

Enemy Units
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes
Ma 3ds02 lancer enemy.gif
Mercenary Lancer 9 4 Iron Lance --
Ma 3ds02 cavalier enemy.gif
Mercenary Cavalier 10 5 Iron Lance --
Ma 3ds02 cavalier enemy.gif
Mercenary Cavalier 10 3 Iron Lance Javelin --
Ma 3ds02 lancer enemy.gif
Mercenary Lancer 9 1 Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds02 lancer enemy.gif
Mercenary Lancer 9 2 Iron Lance Javelin --
Ma 3ds02 cavalier enemy.gif
Mercenary Cavalier 10 4 Steel Lance --
Ma 3ds02 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Mercenary Wyvern Rider 10 1 Steel Axe --
Ma 3ds02 wyvern rider enemy.gif
Mercenary Wyvern Rider 10 3 Iron Axe --
Ma 3ds02 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 9 4 Iron Sword --
Ma 3ds02 mercenary enemy.gif
Mercenary Mercenary 9 1 Steel Sword --
Ma 3ds02 lancer enemy.gif
Mercenary Lancer 9 1 Steel Lance Javelin --
Ma 3ds02 cavalier enemy.gif
Mercenary Cavalier 10 1 Steel Lance Javelin --
Ma 3ds02 wyvern rider percy enemy.gif
Percy Wyvern Rider 10 1 Hand Axe Iron Axe
Fortunate Son Strength +2 LungeIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png VariesIs 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Varies
Name Class Lv # Inventory and Skills Notes

Boss data

Main article: Percy
Small portrait percy fe14.png
Ma 3ds02 wyvern rider percy enemy.gif Wyvern Rider
Level ??
Movement 7
Max HP ?? Speed ??
Strength ?? Luck ??
Magic ?? Defense ??
Skill ?? Resistance ??
Inventory Skills
Hand Axe
Iron Axe
Fortunate Son
Strength +2
Is 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Mother's inherited skill*
Is 3ds01 outrealm skill.png Arthur's inherited skill*
Weapon Levels
Swords/Katanas -- Lances/Naginata -- Axes/Clubs ? Bows/Yumi --
Tomes/Scrolls -- Staves/Rods -- Daggers/Shuriken -- Dragonstones --


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.


  • It is possible to actually deploy the actual Gazak in this chapter alongside the character Percy has led the mercenary group to believe is Gazak. As Gazak is a bonus unit, nothing special happens in such an instance.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Great Heroism Percy wishes to be a great hero, like his father.
Japanese 寂寥と嘘と喜びと Loneliness, Falsehood, and Joy


Nutty Family Great Heroism Ultimate Power

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Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
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amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
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Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
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Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
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