Extension (エクステンション Ekusutenshion?), also known as Dissolve, is a recurring high-tier spell appearing in Tales series.

Arte Description and History

In its original form, Extension is one of the few spells that can inflict instant death. It warps the enemy away into another dimension. In the Game Boy Advance remake of Tales of Phantasia, the spell concentrates energy into a single point, which then explodes and causes immense Light-elemental damage. It simulates the Big Bang spell that appears in most other versions.

In Tales of Legendia, the spell is a Crystal Eres usable by Will Raynard that warps space around the target. It inflicts damage of the element to which the enemy is most highly vulnerable, or, in the absence of an elemental weakness, elementally neutral damage. It also has a small chance of causing instant death. In the PlayStation 2 release of Tales of Destiny, Extension drops a small orb of light on its target, which then erupts into a column of pure energy.


Mothership Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: いにしえに封印された禁魔法の一つ敵を分子レベルまで分解する
Romanized Description: Inishie ni fuuin sareta kinmahou no hitotsu teki wo bunshi level made bunkai suru
Translated Description: "A forbidden ancient spell that decomposes enemies at the molecular level."
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Eradicates enemies."[1]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Localized Description: "Dissolves an enemy down to the atomic level."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 古に封印された禁呪文の一つ 敵を分子レベルで分解する
Romanized Description: Inishie ni fuuin sareta kinjumon no hitotsu. Teki wo bunshi level de bunkai suru
Localized Description: "A forbidden ancient spell that decomposes enemies at the molecular level."[3]

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "High: Obliterate an enemy with its weak element."[4]

User: Will Raynard
Localized Quote: "O correlate born in the depths of nothing, abandon your mundane form and become annihilation incarnate... Extension!"


  1. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  2. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  3. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  4. Tales of Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.

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