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Upheaval

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Upheaval

Ss fe02 casting upheaval.png
Upheaval occurring in Fire Emblem Gaiden.


The highest tier of dark magic. Attacks the entire battlefield, except fliers.

Type
First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Upheaval (Japanese: メガクェイク Megaquake) is a rarely-occurring offensive spell, or possibly a random chance event, in Fire Emblem Gaiden. It is one of Gaiden's more obscure features. Known occurrences of this spell are when fighting on the same maps as Duma and Jamil, and these units can be seen performing it. It also does not appear in any unit's spell list.

The spell rarely occurs at all, this leads to many people playing through Gaiden in its entirety and never encountering it, increasing its obscurity. In Gaiden, when used, the following text appears:

だいちのせいれいよ!
わがよびかけに おうじよ!!

てきは メガクェイク
をとなえた!!

This translates to:

O, Holy Spirit of the Earth! Respond to my call!!

The enemy chanted Megaquake!!

Upheaval returns in Gaiden's remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, this time as a defined personal skill listed in Jamil and Duma's skill lists. When used, every member of the player's party takes a different, random amount of damage, between 8 and 18 HP. The player is also alerted to an impending use of Upheaval by its user becoming surrounded by a dark aura at the beginning of the player phase, before unleashing Upheaval at the beginning of the enemy phase. Unlike most offensive skills in Shadows of Valentia, Upheaval does not consume any of its user's HP. In this game, the incantation was localized as:

Spirits of the Earth, heed my call!

Upheaval returns once more in Heroes as one of Duma's personal skills.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Upheaval returns as a dark magic spell, here known as Quake Σ (Japanese: メガクエイクΣ Megaquake Σ). It is an exceedingly rare spell that affects the entire map, and it is exclusively wielded by the Agarthan leader, Thales.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden -- -- -- ?? ?? ?? All -- ?? -- Does not appear in any spell lists, but occurs when fighting on the same map as Duma or Jamil. Cannot kill units.
Damage formula: [(random number between 0~20) + 10] − (target's Luck ÷ 2)
Deals a minimum of 10 damage.[1]
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill personal.png -- 8–18 -- -- -- All -- -- -- Upon use, user charges up spell and cannot act again during turn. User will unleash the attack the following turn, and cannot to act again on this turn.
Cannot kill units.
Three Houses Is ns01 dark magic.png Reason B 8 20 50 0 All 1 -- 2 Does not affect Is ns01 flying.png flying units.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes Is feh upheaval.png Deals 7 damage to all enemy units at the start of user's first phase.
During a defensive Aether Raids battle during anima season, destroys any offensive structure in the same column as user's initial position.
-- -- Cost: 300 SP

Locations

Gaiden

Unobtainable Enemy only.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unobtainable Enemy only, known by Jamil and Duma.

Three Houses

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Thales as the boss of Silver Snow Chapter 20/Verdant Wind Chapter 21.

Heroes

Units Duma: God of Strength

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Earth magic that deals
damage to all opponents.
??
Three Houses The highest tier of dark magic.
Attacks the entire battlefield, except fliers.
闇の最上級魔法
戦場全体を攻撃 飛行系には無効
Heroes At the start of turn 1, deals 7 damage to all
foes, and if defending in Aether Raids during
anima season, destroys offensive structure
within same column as unit. (Does not affect
structures that cannot be destroyed.)
1ターン目開始時、全ての敵に7ダメージ

さらに、理のシーズンの飛空城防衛時なら、
同じ縦列にある敵攻撃設備のうち、
破壊可能なものを破壊する。

Etymology and other languages

Upheaval


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Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Upheaval

This name is used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes.

English
(unofficial)

Megaquake

Used in the Fire Emblem Gaiden fan translation.

Japanese

メガクェイク

Megaquake; used in Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and Heroes.

Spanish

Turbulencia

Turbulence

French

Séisme

Earthquake

German

Turbulenz

Turbulence

Italian

Sisma

Quake

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Turbulência

Turbulence

Traditional Chinese

超級地震

Super-earthquake

Quake Σ

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Quake Σ

This name is used in Three Houses. Dark magic in Three Houses is denoted with a Greek letter; in this case, Sigma.

Japanese

メガクェイク Σ

Megaquake Σ

Spanish

Terremoto Σ

Earthquake Σ

French

Séisme Σ

Earthquake Σ

German

Beben Σ

Quake Σ

Italian

Sisma Σ

Quake Σ

Korean

메가퀘이크Σ

Megaquake Σ

Simplified Chinese

巨型地震Σ

Giant earthquake Σ

Traditional Chinese

巨型地震Σ

Giant earthquake Σ

Gallery

See also

  • Geosphere, an item from Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light and its remakes with a similar effect.

References

  1. メガクェイクダメージ計算, ファミコンアナリシス (archived by the Wayback Machine), Published: June 1, 2016, Retrieved: October 18, 2017
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