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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 -- -- ≥10* ?? ?? ?? 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 -- ? 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

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Upheaval
• Quake Σ
• This name is used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes.
• This name is used in Three Houses. Dark magic in Three Houses is denoted with a Greek letter; in this case, Sigma.
English
(unofficial)
Megaquake Used in the Fire Emblem Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese メガクェイク
メガクェイク Σ
• Megaquake; used in Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
• Megaquake Σ; used in Three Houses.
Spanish • Turbulencia
• Terremoto Σ
• Turbulence; used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
• Earthquake Σ; used in Three Houses.
French • Séisme
• Séisme Σ
• Earthquake; used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
• Earthquake Σ; used in Three Houses.
German Beben Σ Quake Σ; used in Three Houses.
Italian Sisma Σ Quake Σ; used in Three Houses.
Korean 메가퀘이크Σ Megaquake Σ; used in Three Houses.
Simplified Chinese 巨型地震Σ Giant earthquake Σ; used in Three Houses.
Traditional Chinese 巨型地震Σ Giant earthquake Σ; used in Three Houses.

Gallery

See also

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

References

Black magic
Basic spells Agnea's ArrowApocalypseAuraBolganoneBlizzardCutting GaleDeathExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGaiaMiasmaMireOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeWind
Long-ranged spells BoltingDeathOcular BeamMeteorMireSagittaeThoronThunderUpheaval
Spells with secondary effects ExcaliburMedusaNosferatuOculusSeraphim
Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and RunHunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashLungeMistdancerOverrunPavisePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitShoveSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderSwapTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackVendettaWard ArrowWindsweepWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnathemaAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +Dark SpikesDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Aether Raids-Defensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Attack/ResistanceAether Raids-Defensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Defensive Speed/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Speed/ResistanceAether Raids-Offensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Offensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Offensive Speed/ResistanceArmored BlowAshera's ChosenAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense FormAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/Defense UnityAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance FormAttack/Resistance PushAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed FormAttack/Speed PushAttack/Speed SoloBlade SessionBlue Duel FlyingBlue Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceBrazen Speed/DefenseBrazen Speed/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseClose FoilColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFierce BreathFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel FlyingGreen Duel InfantryHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMila's TurnwheelMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingRed Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/Defense FormSpeed/Defense SoloSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSpeed/Resistance FormSpeed/Resistance SoloShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAtrocityAttack CantripAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAttack/Speed RuseAxebreakerBelief in LoveBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlaze DanceBlue Lion RuleBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCaldera DanceCancel AffinityChill AttackChill Attack/ResistanceChill Attack/SpeedChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChill Speed/ResistanceChilling SealClose CallCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDaring FighterDazzling StaffDeadly BalanceDefense CantripDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDefense/Resistance RuseDeluge DanceDesperationDisarm TrapDive-BombDouble LionDrag BackDragon's IreDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardGuard BearingHit and RunHoly War's EndKilling IntentKnock BackLancebreakerLight and DarkLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLull Attack/DefenseLull Attack/ResistanceLull Attack/SpeedLull Speed/DefenseLull Speed/ResistanceLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎ObstructOdd Follow-UpObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRaging StormRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalRepelResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage DefenseSabotage ResistanceSabotage SpeedSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseSeal Speed/ResistanceShield PulseSlick FighterSolar BraceSoul of ZofiaSpecial FighterSpecial SpiralSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Defense RuseSpeed/Resistance LinkSpeed/Resistance RuseSpurnSudden PanicSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful StaffYune's Whispers
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchArmored StrideAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAttack/Defense GapAttack/Defense OathAttack/Resistance GapAttack/Resistance OathAttack/Speed GapAttack/Speed OathAttack/Speed ReinAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ExperienceBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ExperienceDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDefense/Resistance GapDefense/Resistance OathDistant GuardDivine FangDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Attack WaveEven Defense WaveEven Resistance WaveEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGlareGoad ArmorGoad BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGround OrdersGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedHuman VirtueInevitable DeathInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushInfantry HexbladeJoint Drive AttackJoint Drive ResistanceJoint Drive SpeedJoint Hone AttackJoint Hone DefenseJoint Hone ResistanceJoint Hone SpeedLance ExperienceLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOdd TempestOstia's PulsePanic PloyPanic SmokePulse SmokeRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticRouse Attack/DefenseRouse Attack/ResistanceRouse Attack/SpeedRouse Defense/ResistanceRouse Speed/DefenseRouse Speed/ResistanceSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpeed/Defense OathSpeed/Defense ReinSpeed/Defense SnagSpeed/Resistance GapSpeed/Resistance SnagSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ExperienceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten Attack/DefenseThreaten Attack/ResistanceThreaten Attack/SpeedThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedTime's PulseUpheavalVision of ArcadiaWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack SmokeBlade SealBlaze DanceBoots SealBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeCharm SealChill AttackClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceElixir SealEmbla's WardEven Resistance WaveFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuardian SealGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +Horn SealHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom ResistancePhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticRøkkrSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSparkling BoostSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Resistance BondSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PSquad Ace QSquad Ace RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace ZThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedVeil SealWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧDeath ΓEclipseFenrirMirePoisonStone
Tomes with secondary effects Aversa's NightBanshee ΘDark Spikes ΤEclipseHelJormungandLunaNosferatuQuake ΣSwarm ΖWaste
Regalia and personal tomes ApocalypseBalberithEreshkigalGespenstGleipnirGrima's TruthLoptousNaglfar
Monster attacks Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEvil EyeShadowshotStone
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Swords ArmorslayerAthameBlutgangBrave SwordBroken SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordGiant KatarIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierRusted SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorSword of ZoltanThunderbrandTraining SwordVenin EdgeWo Dao
Lances AreadbharArrow of IndraBlessed LanceBrave LanceBroken LanceCrescent SickleGradivusHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLance of LightLance of Light+Lance of RuinLance of ZoltanLúinPiercing Light LanceRusted LanceScythe of SarielShort SpearSilver LanceSpearSpear of AssalSteel LanceTraining LanceThrowing Light LanceVenin Lance
Axes Axe of UkonvasaraAxe of ZoltanAymrBolt AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeCrusherDevil AxeFreikugelHammerHand AxeHauteclereIron AxeKiller AxeMaceRusted AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTraining AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBow of ZoltanBrave BowBroken BowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLongbowMagic BowMini BowParthiaRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleTraining BowVenin Bow
Gauntlets Aura KnucklesBroken GauntletsDragon ClawsIron GauntletsKiller KnucklesRusted GauntletsSilver GauntletsSteel GauntletsTraining GauntletsVajra-Mushti
Black Magic Agnea's ArrowBlizzardBolganoneBoltingCutting GaleExcaliburFimbulvetrFireMeteorRagnarokSagittaeThoronThunderWind
Dark Magic Banshee ΘBohr ΧDark Spikes ΤDeath ΓHades ΩLuna ΛMiasma ΔMire ΒQuake ΣSwarm Ζ
White Magic AbraxasAuraFortifyHealNosferatuPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSeraphimSilenceWardWarp
Ballistae BallistaFire OrbOnagerViskam
Crest Stones Artificial Crest Stone LArtificial Crest Stone SBlest Crest Stone ShardChalice of BloodCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)Crest Stone (Chevalier)Crest Stone (Gautier)Crest Stone of IndechCrest Stone of MacuilCrest Stone of SeirosCrest Stone ShardDark Stone (Bird)Dark Stone (Crawler)Dark Stone (Wolf)Giant Artificial Crest StoneLost Crest StoneLost Crest Stone (Large)Pointy Artificial Crest StoneReal Seiros Crest StoneTwin-Crest Power
Unused Weapons RidillTorch