These units are first introduced in Chapter 1 where the spawn from a portal. They are officially given the name Risen in the next chapter. In reality the Risen are humans who were killed and reanimated by Grima. It is later revealed that much of the Risen that spawned in the current time actually came from the future through the portal that Grima created to prevent Lucina and the other children from altering the future. According to Brady even wounded people can potentially become Risen. Risen carry little sentience but are capable of fragmented speech which becomes much more clear as time passes.
They are composed of various human classes and are mostly male dominated, though there are some female Risen as well. These human risen wield various weaponry depending on their classes. There are also grunt level Risen who are Revenants and Entombed, attacking with sharp Claws and Talons. They are sometimes led by the more powerful Risen Chiefs (Corpse Generals in the Japanese version). They randomly spawn on the world map about every hour or so in real time or anytime a chapter/paralogue is completed. Risen also are attracted to the smell of Reeking Boxes. Risen also carry a certain Unit Status similar to Beast Units and Dragon Units, making them weak to Blessed Bows or Blessed Lances.
- Grima - Leader
- Risen Chiefs - Bosses in that appear in a few of the chapters.
- Deadlords - The twelve bosses of Chapter 22 and recurring characters that first appeared in the Jugdral Series.