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A Hero Rises

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A Hero Rises (Japanese: アスク王国国民投票 Ask Kingdom's National Voting) is an anniversary polling event associated with Fire Emblem Heroes that first ran in two rounds in 2018 associated with the game's first anniversary, and was later repeated in 2020 and 2021 in association with the game's anniversary in those years. No edition was held in 2019; the differently-structured Find & Vote Heroes! event was held that year instead.

Overview

An example of one of the wallpaper rewards; this one features Marth.

Unlike Choose Your Legends, the polling for each version of A Hero Rises consists exclusively of characters already in Fire Emblem Heroes at the time.

The purpose of the 2018 edition of A Hero Rises was to determine the hero given to players after the completion of Xenologue 3: The People's Hero. The first round, featuring every playable character at the time, ran from February 2 to February 13; the second round, featuring the four top contenders from round one, ran from February 16 to February 20. The 2020 and 2021 editions had their first rounds, which ran from February 2 through February 9 of their respective years, determined the lineups of the respective March editions of the Voting Gauntlet, and the winner of that Gauntlet was distributed to all players for a month soon after the conclusion of the Gauntlet.

The normal variations of several characters original to Heroes are ineligible for voting, presumably due to the developers being unwilling to give out extra copies of these heroes due to gameplay reasons. Across all editions to date, these characters are Alfonse, Anna, Sharena, Veronica, and Bruno. Surtr, Laevatein, and Loki were also ineligible in the 2018 edition, but the embargo on these characters was lifted from the 2020 edition onward as they have since become playable; Hel, Plumeria, and Triandra were ineligible in the 2020 edition, but their embargoes were lifted for the 2021 edition; Gustav was ineligible in the 2020 and 2021 editions as his normal variation is still not playable, and was joined in this distinction by Ótr and Fáfnir in the 2021 edition. Seasonal variations of these characters extant at the start of an event are unaffected.

Voting

Similarly to the Choose Your Legends, a voter may vote once per day, and if they have a My Nintendo account they can track their previous votes on their Battle Ballot page. A day in this case begins at 3:00 AM UTC. Users without a My Nintendo account cannot view their previous votes. If a day of voting is missed the voter cannot "make up" their missed vote, so they become limited to one less overall vote; if there are seven days of voting and the first day is missed one can only vote six times if they make sure to vote every subsequent day.

One voter can vote for the same character multiple times, or they can choose to vote for a variety of characters.

Characters are organized by unit color (red, green, blue, colorless) as well as number of taps recorded on the home screen by players worldwide within said color. Upon choosing a color the voter is presented with a list of characters to choose from. After confirming a vote for a particular character, a link to a phone wallpaper featuring the chosen character was provided.

After voting for a specific character, the voter was given a link to a phone wallpaper featuring said character. There exists a wallpaper for each of the candidates available to each edition.

A Hero Rises 2018

Wallpapers

Main article: Category:A Hero Rises (2018) wallpapers

Results

Main article: A Hero Rises/2018 Results

First round

The top four characters, and thus the characters that would move on to the final round, of the first round are as follows:

First round
Placement Character Votes
1 Portrait ike vanguard legend feh.png
Ike: Vanguard Legend
136,844
2 Portrait hector feh.png
Hector: General of Ostia
83,666
3 Portrait tharja "normal girl" feh.png
Tharja: "Normal Girl"
38,659
4 Portrait azura lady of ballads feh.png
Azura: Lady of Ballads
28,521

Final round

The results of the final round are as follows:

Final round
Placement Character Votes
(Change from
first round)
1 Portrait ike vanguard legend feh.png
Ike: Vanguard Legend
130,622
(-6,222)
2 Portrait tharja "normal girl" feh.png
Tharja: "Normal Girl"
126,199
(+87,540)
3 Portrait azura lady of ballads feh.png
Azura: Lady of Ballads
71,780
(+43,529)
4 Portrait hector feh.png
Hector: General of Ostia
68,032
(-15,634)

A Hero Rises 2020

Wallpapers

Main article: Category:A Hero Rises (2020) wallpapers

Results

Main article: A Hero Rises/2020 Results

First round

The top eight characters, and thus the characters that would move on to the final round, of the first round are as follows:

First round
Placement Character Votes
1 Portrait altina dawn's trueblade feh.png
Altina: Dawn's Trueblade
47,639
2 Portrait alfonse askran duo feh.png
Alfonse: Askran Duo
21,965
3 Portrait sothis girl on the throne feh.png
Sothis: Girl on the Throne
20,694
4 Portrait leif unifier of thracia feh.png
Leif: Unifier of Thracia
17,756
5 Portrait sothis silver specter feh.png
Sothis: Silver Specter
16,955
6 Portrait azura vallite songstress feh.png
Azura: Vallite Songstress
15,409
7 Portrait alm saint-king feh.png
Alm: Saint-King
15,376
8 Portrait edelgard the future feh.png
Edelgard: The Future
14,808

Final round

Main article: Voting Gauntlet/2020#March 2020: AHR 2020 Finals

The bracket for the ensuing Voting Gauntlet applied an unusual pattern in regards to seeding; instead of the anticipated 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, and 4-5 matchups with the 1-8/4-5 and 2-7/3-6 matchup winners meeting in the semifinals, the seeds were applied 1-5, 2-6, 3-7, and 4-8; the semifinals still applied the expected logic as far as the stronger seeds were concerned.

A Hero Rises 2021

Wallpapers

Main article: Category:A Hero Rises (2021) wallpapers

Results

Main article: A Hero Rises/2021 Results

First round

The top eight characters, and thus the characters that would move on to the final round, of the first round are as follows:

First round
Placement Character Votes
1 Portrait seiros saint of legend feh.png
Seiros: Saint of Legend
23,258
2 Portrait lyn ninja-friend duo feh.png
Lyn: Ninja-Friend Duo
22,211
3 Portrait dimitri savior king feh.png
Dimitri: Savior King
16,605
4 Portrait freyja lady of nightmare feh.png
Freyja: Lady of Nightmare
15,879
5 Portrait corrin child of dusk feh.png
Corrin: Child of Dusk
15,281
6 Portrait edelgard adrestian emperor feh.png
Edelgard: Adrestian Emperor
14,515
7 Portrait byleth fell star's duo feh.png
Byleth: Fell Star's Duo
13,909
8 Portrait micaiah dawn wind's duo feh.png
Micaiah: Dawn Wind's Duo
13,441

Final round

Main article: Voting Gauntlet/2021#March 2021: AHR 2021 Finals

Unlike the previous year, the bracket for the ensuing Voting Gauntlet applied the anticipated seed combination (1-8, 2-7, 3-6, and 4-5 matchups, with the 1-8/4-5 and 2-7/3-6 matchup winners meeting in the semifinals).

Etymology and other languages

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

A Hero Rises

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Japanese

アスク王国国民投票

Ask Kingdom's National Voting

Spanish

El trunfo de un héroe

The triumph of a hero

French

Un héros émerge

A hero emerges

German

Heldenwahl

Heroes choice

Italian

Splende un eroe

A hero shines

Traditional Chinese

亞斯克王國國民投票

Ask Kingdom's National Voting

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Book II 1: The Flame • 2: Princess of Ice • 3: Guided by a Dream • 4: Fiery Resolve • 5: Blood and Snow • 6: The True Quarry • 7: Snow and Ash • 8: Rite of Frost • 9: Hellfire • 10: The King's Demise • 11: Prince of Ice • 12: Seeping Poison • 13: A Way Home
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