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Upheaval

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Upheaval

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

Earth magic that deals damage to all opponents.

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 translated as:

Spirits of the Earth, heed my call!

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

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.

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.

Heroes

Units Duma: God of Strength

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Upheaval --
English
(unofficial)
Megaquake Used in the Fire Emblem Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese メガクェイク Megaquake
Spanish
(Latin America)
Turbulencia Turbulence
French Séisme Earthquake

Gallery

See also

  • Geosphere, an item from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remakes with a similar effect
  • Quake Σ, a dark magic spell from Three Houses 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 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/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance PushAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed FormAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBlue Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceBrazen Speed/DefenseBrazen Speed/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth 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 DeathMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingRed Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/Defense FormSpeed/Defense SoloSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAttack/Speed RuseAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCaldera DanceCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealClose CallCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDaring FighterDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDefense/Resistance RuseDeluge DanceDesperationDisarm TrapDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKilling IntentKnock BackLancebreakerLight and DarkLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLull Attack/DefenseLull Attack/SpeedLull Speed/DefenseLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage DefenseSabotage ResistanceSabotage SpeedSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpecial SpiralSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Resistance LinkSpeed/Resistance RuseSudden PanicSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful StaffYune's Whispers
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAttack/Defense OathAttack/Resistance GapAttack/Resistance OathAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ExperienceBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ExperienceDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDefense/Resistance GapDistant 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 VirtueInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushInfantry HexbladeJoint Hone AttackJoint Hone DefenseJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyPanic SmokePulse SmokeRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticRouse Attack/DefenseRouse Defense/ResistanceSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpeed/Resistance GapSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ExperienceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten 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 SmokeBlaze DanceBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeChill AttackClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardEven Resistance WaveFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceHP/SpeedInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom 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 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 SpeedWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost