Active: February 2, 2018 3:00 AM to February 20, 2018 2:59 AM UTC.
A Hero Rises was a web event, in which the Fire Emblem Heroes community voted for the most popular Hero since launch. Ike: Vanguard Legend was announced as the winner on February 23, 2018 at 3:00 AM UTC. As a result, he was given to everyone for free as a 5 unit after completing Xenologue 3: The People's Hero.
Note: Alfonse: Prince of Askr, Sharena: Princess of Askr, Anna: Commander, Veronica: Emblian Princess, ???: Masked Knight, Surtr: Ruler of Flame, Laevatein: Searing Steel and Loki: The Trickster were ineligible for voting.
Ike: Vanguard Legend
Tharja: "Normal Girl"
Azura: Lady of Ballads
Players could receive a wallpaper for each of the heroes that they voted for (meaning there were 211 wallpapers from the event in total).
How to Participate
The event was divided into two rounds:
- From February 2, 3:00 AM UTC to February 13, 2:59 AM UTC, players chose from any playable unit (except for the Askr trio, as mentioned above), which were sorted first by orb color, then by the number of home page taps they have received (a very approximate indicator of popularity).
- From February 16, 3:00 AM UTC to February 20, 2:59 AM UTC, players chose between the four top-voted heroes of Round 1.
Players could submit their choice once per day for a total of 11 votes in Round 1, and 4 votes in Round 2.
Participating with a Nintendo Account
If players linked their Nintendo Account with the A Hero Rises site, they received 100 Platinum Points for My Nintendo, on February 22.