Paralyze is a condition which leaves a unit paralyzed. In the context of the Fire Emblem games, this means that the character is unable to move or make use of items. The condition only exists in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, where it can inflicted by certain skills, such as Stun and Rend, it can also occur when a unit falls into a Pit on the Riven Bridge (Appearing in chapter 23 of Path of Radiance and chapter 3-11 of Radiant Dawn). It is very similar to the sleep and stone conditions originating in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, respectively, in that the unit is helpless and cannot do anything whatsoever. Usually, the paralyze condition wears off after only one or two turns, though it is still useful if the player manages to inflict it on the enemy. It may, however, be a great hassle to deal with when crossing the Riven Bridge, as the pits are unmarked.