“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, after being defeated by Alm
Duma (ドーマ Dōma, Doma in the Japanese version) is the final boss of Fire Emblem Gaiden.
Duma and his sister, Mila, are the sibling gods who reside in the continent of Valentia, and he is patron deity of Rigel. In Valentia's early days, he came into violent dispute with Mila over their beliefs: Duma believing mankind should strive for power and Mila believing that mankind should be led towards peace and pleasure. Eventually, the two came to a pact that divided the continent between them, the north to Duma and the south to Mila, although their heavy involvement led to the people of Rigel becoming too strict and the people of Zofia becoming too laid back.
Thousands of years later, Duma supplies Rigel's king, Rudolf, with the Falchion in order to seal Mila. After the war begins, Duma's priest Judah attempts to sacrifice Celica and her army to him, which prompts Alm to rush to her aid, and into battle with Duma. After his defeat, Duma entrusts the fate of Valentia to Alm, and then falls into a great slumber with Mila. Duma and Mila's faiths are merged into one religion afterwards.
In Fire Emblem Awakening, the Demon's Ingle is said to lay on top of Duma's remains. Though, this is somewhat odd, as Duma was defeated in a location that would be closer to the Mila Shrine Ruins in Awakening, and was lying dormant rather then being deceased. While the Valm general Pheros refers to worshiping Naga and Mila, there is no mention of Duma, despite his religion being merged with Mila's at the end of Gaiden.
It should be noted that he cannot be defeated without the use of the 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 Megaquake occurs, activated by Duma.
- Duma is one of the few final bosses in the entire series with the ability to move around their exclusive maps. The others are Idunn, Fomortiis, Ashnard, Garon, and Veronica.
- Duma has the second highest HP total of any enemy in the series at 182 HP, losing only to Anankos. However, Duma has all of his HP in a single unit, while Anankos splits his HP between multiple parts.
- There is a unique animation if Alm 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.