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“Men are weak. Our duty as gods is to make them strong. Our hands must be firm.”
—Duma to Mila in their Memory Prism in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Duma is the final boss of Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Along with his sister Mila, he is one of two sibling gods who resides at the continent of Valentia. The patron deity of Rigel known as the War Father, by the events of the game, he has been denounced as a Fell God by some because of his descent into madness.


Golden Age of Dragons[]

Thousands of years ago, Duma was from the Divine Dragon tribe in Archanea. He served Naga, the ruler of the Dragon tribes and strongest of the Divine Dragons, protecting her with his military might, earning the title of Kingshield along with her favor. His sister would meanwhile bless the lands to allow prosperity for the dragons, earning the title of King's Grail.

Clash and Exile[]

When humans began to exist in the land, the dragons offered them much knowledge, allowing them to prosper and advance, eventually creating an extravagant city known as Thabes. However, Duma grew wary of the humans and feared that they had grown too powerful. He sent his soldiers to Thabes and had it destroyed in three days, leaving the remaining survivors to scatter across the continent.

This would result in Naga becoming furious over Duma's actions and exacted harsh judgment on him, causing Duma to clash against Naga in a ferocious battle. Though his sister sided with him, they were no match for Naga and her forces, and surrendered after nine days of battle that caused extensive damage across the land. The battle had scarred Duma and also hurt Naga and made her fangs splinter and scatter across the realm.

For their transgressions, Duma and Mila were exiled from the land. Before he departed, Naga bestowed one of her fangs that was carved into a blade that would be named Falchion to him. This weapon was intended to be used against him and Mila by humans should the need arise where they degenerate into madness and need to be put down.

Afterwards, Duma and Mila traversed the ocean for seven days before they finally reached the continent of Valentia, which they would claim as their new home. There, they would become patron deities in the land.

Divine Accord[]

Despite settling in Valentia, Duma was still filled with resentment and bitterness towards Naga for his exile and desires vengeance against her. He ordered his people to erect a large tower to face the continent of Archanea from atop a mountain, that was approved by his sister as well. However, Duma's lust for battle, along with his beliefs over humanity led him to clash with Mila. While Duma believed that hardship creates hardy, strong humans, Mila believed that humans should live without strife, creating peaceful people.

Though they clashed for many seasons until both had exhausted themselves of strength, Duma never once turned Falchion against her. Eventually, Duma and Mila reached an accord: they would divide the land of Valentia into two, where Duma would rule the north which would become later known as Rigel, and Mila the south that would become Zofia, and neither was allowed to intervene with the other and cross into their nations.

Descent to Madness[]

Ruling through his new civilization, Duma soon had his own religion that followed him as their god, known as the Duma Faithful. As time passed on, Duma's strength began to wane, and during this period of time, a pirate nation began to emerge that posed a threat to the Valentian mainland, along with Archanea's west coast. To combat the pirate nation, Duma and Mila performed a blood pact with a human from their respective nation. Duma performed his blood pact with the fighter Rigel, and through that blood pact, Rigel became able to wield Falchion, which Duma bestowed upon him. After the pirate nation had been defeated, Rigel returned Falchion to Duma at the Duma Temple.

From this, the nation of Rigel Empire was founded with Rigel I being the first emperor. Duma also established a rule on the Rigelian Empire that strong Brand-bearers that could wield Falchion would get priority over the throne in Rigel, which led to Rudolf becoming the emperor of Rigel later on despite him being only a distant relative of Emperor Rigel III. [1]

However, over a century later, Duma's madness would finally begin to take over as he degenerated, leading him to vanquish Mila's scions and beginning to urge Rudolf to conquer Zofia. Rudolf in turn promised to fulfill such desire, bolstering the imperial army's armaments. This also led to Duma favoring ambitious people that put their own desires above all else, such as Dolth, Nuibaba, and Jedah, warping the Duma Faithful into a group of fanatics, particularly Jedah, who would also offer his daughters, Marla and Hestia, to Duma as offerings, earning Duma's trust. Also, due to Duma's harsh ideals being taken to the extreme, the Rigelians became cold-hearted and valued strength over kindness and compassion, viewing the weak with no regard.

Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Several years later after Duma's degeneration began to overwhelm him, Duma's body began to slowly rot along with his decaying mind, with him manifesting as a giant eyeball apart from his main body, which eventually leads to Rudolf setting his plan to put an end to the reign of gods into motion, as Duma bestowed Falchion to Rudolf to seal Mila away. During the war, Jedah tries to discover what ailed Duma, leading him to conclude that Duma desired the soul of a Brand bearer to ease Duma's pain, causing him to target Celica.

As Berkut began to descend into despair and rage over his loss over Alm, Duma began to communicate with the Rigelian royal through telepathy, offering Berkut power. This seems to continue until Berkut approaches an alter in Duma's Temple, where Berkut succumbs to his despair and madness upon discovery of Alm's true heritage to the throne of Rigel and the belief that even his fiancée Rinea looked down on him. This leads Berkut to willingly offering Rinea to Duma for power, causing Duma to turn Rinea into a witch and possess Berkut, granting him immense power.

Alongside that, Jedah successfully had goaded Celica to follow him by tricking her into believing that he can free Mila from her petrified seal. After trapping her, Jedah offers Celica to Duma. Duma seemingly takes Celica's soul and has her turned into a witch to obey him, but this is soon thwarted later when Alm uses Falchion to stop Celica, and Mila uses the last of her powers to restore Celica's life and soul.

When Alm and Celica's armies unite, they face off against the remaining Duma Faithful and Duma himself, as Duma's giant eyeball form merges with his dragon body's forehead. After a fierce clash, Alm defeats Duma once and for all by plunging Falchion into his eye. With his last breath, Duma regains his sense of self once more, and entrusts Valentia to Celica and Alm, while he falls into a deep slumber with his sister, and warns the two Brand-bearers to never wake them.

He is eventually buried alongside his sister on a mountaintop, while his religion would merge with Mila's into a single one under Nomah afterwards. In time, two trees grew from where Duma and Mila were buried and intertwined to create what would be known as the Mila Tree.


Once a proud dragon that held firm beliefs, Duma was quite loyal to Naga, serving as the leader of the military that protected her, but due to his banishment alongside his sister, he came to bear such a deep hatred for Naga that he had humans construct a tower to face Archanea, the land Naga ruled.

Believing that humans can only achieve happiness when they struggle through life for it, as it's what helps them grow strong, Duma sees humanity as weak and requiring a god's guidance in order to become strong. This causes him to be very wary of their potential, as the progress in Thabes led him to fear that humans had grown too strong, and have the city destroyed. Regardless, he seemed to hold a sense of care for mankind in his rule over Valentia, which causes him to get into a dispute with his sister, as he saw Mila as naive and foolish to believe that a life without misery was a happy one, forcing them to part ways.

Despite all that happened, Duma does hold love for his sister, as he never once turned Falchion against her, with his desire to seal Mila with Falchion was also done out of love, as it was so that she would not succumb to degeneration like he would. However, his own degeneration led this mindset to be warped into him wishing to "slay Mila" instead.

As the degeneration continued to take hold of Duma, he began to desire nothing but power and conquest, as he attempted to get Rudolf to make preparations for the conquest for years prior to the game's events. According to the dying Fernand, Duma was no longer a god, but an incarnation of the lust for power due to his madness.


Fire Emblem Gaiden[]

Base Stats[]

Starting Class
Fell God
MagicStarting Items
Ocular Beam


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.

It should be noted that Duma cannot be defeated without the use of Falchion wielded by Alm. Duma will not take damage past 52 HP with other weapons. However, Nosferatu will still be able to do damage, due to an oversight in the coding caused by the weapon's hard-wired 50% hit rate.

It should be also noted that the final map in Gaiden is one of the few maps where Upheaval occurs, activated by Duma.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Help Description: A divine dragon who founded the Rigelian Empire.

Base Stats[]

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

God of Strength
God of Strength and brother of the goddess Mila. He and Mila fought over the continent of Valentia and split it in twain. Rigel, the north of Valentia, is his domain. Appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Heroes Duma SpriteTitle
God of Strength
Heroes Armored Armored
FEH skill offenseFell Breath
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze
FEH Colorless Breath Breath


FEH skill offenseFire Breath---
Fire Breath+---
Fell Breath-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5-
Draconic AuraDragon Gaze-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Def Res Solo 1 Def/Res Solo 1--
FEH Def Res Solo 2 Def/Res Solo 2FEH Def Res Solo 1 Def/Res Solo 1-
FEH Def Res Solo 3 Def/Res Solo 3FEH Def Res Solo 2 Def/Res Solo 2FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH Fury 1 Fury 1--
FEH Fury 2 Fury 2FEH Fury 1 Fury 1-
FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Fury 2 Fury 2-
FEH Fury 4 Fury 4FEH Fury 3 Fury 3FEH Star Rarity 5
BFEH Bold Fighter 1 Bold Fighter 1--
FEH Bold Fighter 2 Bold Fighter 2FEH Bold Fighter 1 Bold Fighter 1-
FEH Bold Fighter 3 Bold Fighter 3FEH Bold Fighter 2 Bold Fighter 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Upheaval Upheaval-FEH Star Rarity 5
FEH Upheaval+ Upheaval+-FEH Star Rarity 5


Secret Book (Artwork)
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Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance Options[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

God of Strength Duma
Duma god of strength 01 Duma is a god! And I don't necessarily mean that in a nice way—he's actually a fell god! And...he's joined the Order of Heroes?
Duma god of strength 02 Let's step back a bit. Long ago, Duma was one of two gods said to have created the continent of Valentia, and he was known as a mighty and noble god.
Duma god of strength 03 See, he wasn't always bad. But the centuries and millennia wore on his mind, eventually driving him mad and turning him into the fell god we know today.
Duma god of strength 04 I wonder how his divine powers will manifest on the battlefield? I'll be on the edge of my seat—after all, I'll be right there to see it!
Closely Associated Characters
Alm A young warrior raised in Ram Village by the veteran hero Mycen. He used the Falchion to seal away Duma.
Celica A priestess of the Novis Priory, who is in fact the princess of Zofia. The goddess Mila gave her a divine revelation of how Duma would be sealed away.

Strength and Love
The God of Strength and Goddess of Love who once divided Valentia between them now join in Askr's harvest festival together. They appear in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Base Stats[]

Rarity: ✯✯✯✯✯

Duma Strength and Love Heroes spriteTitle
Strength and Love
Heroes Armored Armored
FEH skill offense Ghostly Lanterns
FEH skill special Night Sky
FEH Fire Breath Breath


FEH skill offenseFire Breath---
Fire Breath+Fire Breath--
Ghostly Lanterns-FEH Star Rarity 5-
FEH skill specialNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 5-
GlimmerNight Sky-FEH Star Rarity 5
AFEH Distant Counter Distant Counter--
FEH Distant Ferocity Distant FerocityFEH Distant Counter Distant Counter-
BFEH Dragon Wall 1 Dragon Wall 1--
FEH Dragon Wall 2 Dragon Wall 2FEH Dragon Wall 1 Dragon Wall 1-
FEH Dragon Wall 3 Dragon Wall 3FEH Dragon Wall 2 Dragon Wall 2FEH Star Rarity 5
CFEH Woeful Upheaval Woeful Upheaval-FEH Star Rarity 5


Secret Book (Artwork)
Subjective: The following part of this article is based upon the editor's personal experiences and opinions, and therefore may not be applicable for all readers.
Base Set[]
Skill Inheritance[]

Meet Some of the Heroes[]

Strength and Love Duma
Duma strength and love pop01 Duma and Mila, the brother-and-sister pair of gods who watch over the continent of Valentia, are coming to the harvest festival! As you can see, not even they can resist dressing up for a good festival!
Duma strength and love pop02 As the god of strength and overseer of northern Valentia, Duma is wearing a bold-looking costume that gives off a sense of his might. Still, his hat, sword, and shield all have a playful design to fit in with the festival atmosphere!
Duma strength and love pop03 Mila is the goddess of love, and protector of the south of Valentia. Her simple, loose-fitting outfit is accentuated beautifully by the intricate details of the accessories for her hair and wings!
Duma strength and love pop04 The personalities of these two gods are starkly opposed, and they even occasionally fight... Well, it's a good thing that they seem to be getting along wonderfully today!
Closely Associated Characters
Rudolf The stern, commanding Emperor of Rigel. Father of Alm and uncle of Berkut. Duma bestows the Falchion upon him, which he uses to seal Mila.
Celica The princess of Zofia; trained as a priestess. Caring toward others, and dislikes fighting. Bears Mila's Brand on her right hand.



“That should be enough... Hero Alm. I entrust everything to you. Inherit the will of us siblings and govern this land... Carrying both the strength of Duma as well as the love of Mila, guide the people justly... You must not repeat the same mistakes we committed. You must never again disturb our slumber...”
—Duma's death quote

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

“Only power holds meaning. Only strength holds sway. Call to me. Thirst for me. Thirst for power!”
—Duma's battle quote
“Spirits of the earth...heed my call!”
—Duma casting Upheaval
“Where...did mankind...find...such power...?”
—Duma's defeat voice clip
“So be it, Alm. I leave Valentia's future to you, her hero. Take from us what lessons you will and shape her into a land to remember. Make her strong like Duma, and fill her with Mila's love. Let our grave mistakes be warnings of where not to tread as you lead her forth. Now, we shall sleep. And never shall you disturb our slumber.”
—Duma's death quote


“Only power holds meaning. Only strength holds sway...”
—Duma's defeat quote


Duma/Heroes Quotes

Choose Your Legends Placement History[]

Round Placement Character Version Votes

CYL8 390
CYL Duma Portrait
Gaiden/Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Duma's name may be derived from Dumah, the angel of silence and death from Yiddish folklore.

Furthermore, Duma is a word among some Slavic languages, meaning "pride" or "glory".


  • Duma is one of the several final bosses in the series with the ability to move around their exclusive maps. The others are Idunn, Fomortiis, Ashnard, Garon and Nemesis.
  • Duma has the highest HP total of any enemy in the series at 200 HP that consists of only one health bar. Anankos and many monsters from Three Houses have higher total HP, but Anankos splits his HP between multiple body parts and the monsters in Three Houses have multiple health bars.
  • There is a unique animation if Alm (in Hero class in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia) attacks or defeats Duma with a sword. When attacking Duma, Alm will jump up and slash Duma's eye instead of his usual animation. For the final blow, Alm will attack before Duma fully rises, throwing away his shield, jumping and stabbing Duma's eye.
  • Though normally Duma can only be defeated by Alm's Falchion and Nosferatu, he can also be defeated by the amiibo version of Alm if the Alm data saved to it has Falchion.
    • Duma can also be defeated by an amiibo of Marth or Roy.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Mila and Duma are stated to be exiled Divine Dragons. However, it is not explained how Duma came to have tentacles and a single, laser-shooting eye embedded in his forehead. Duma's decaying features are thus far unique to him and Draco Zombies, distinct from other degenerated Dragons seen in the series.
    • This makes Duma the only named dragon in the series to not use Breath to attack.
    • Oddly, the spells cast by Duma are mainly of the Darkness and the Earth element, unusual for a Divine Dragon. Though, this can be attributed to his degeneration.
  • Duma's humanoid form in Shadows of Valentia appears to be based on the mysterious figure seen in the background of Gaiden's boxart. This is supported by the similarities with the pauldron and that the Duma's Helm accessory also seems to be based on the headgear of the aforementioned figure.
  • In Echoes, Duma shares his voice actor, Darin de Paul, with the narrator of the game.
    • In Heroes, Duma shares his English voice actor, Josh Petersdorf, with Dozla.


See main article: Duma/Gallery.