Annihilating Crash (絶破滅焼撃 / 絶破滅衝撃 Zeppa Messhougeki?, "Stop Ruin Burning Attack" or "Severing Destruction Impact") is a mystic arte used by Kyle Dunamis from Tales of Destiny 2 and Velvet Crowe in Tales of Berseria.
Arte Description and History
In Tales of Destiny 2, this attack is activated as an extension of Kuuha Zeppuugeki. When activated, Kyle charges his sword with fire by creating a spellcasting circle below himself. He then steps backward before charging into the enemy with his side, thrusting into it with his sword. Finally, he creates a powerful blast of red energy that throws the enemy backward. This also applies in Tales of the Rays, where it instead replaces Kuuha Zeppuugeki as its master arte.
In Tales of Berseria, this attack is Velvet's second mystic arte, acting as a reference to Kyle's Zeppa Messhougeki in the Japanese pronunciation and appearance, with the kanji for "Frying" (焼 shou?) being replaced with the kanji for "Impact" (衝 shou?). Velvet first charges at the enemy, piercing her gauntlet blade through them, and then thrusts her open demonic hand at the target, blowing it away as a vortex of red and black swirls follow it.
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Destiny 2
Japanese Quote: 空を絶つ、喰らえ！絶破！滅焼撃！！
Romanized Quote: Kuu wo tatsu, kurae! Zeppa! Messhougeki!!
Translated Quote: "This will cleave the sky! Take this! Zeppa! Messhougeki!!"
Tales of Berseria
Japanese Quote: 一撃じゃまま温い！絶破！滅衝撃！
Romanized Quote: Ichigeki ja mama nurui! Zeppa! Messhougeki!
Translated Quote: "One strike just isn't enough! Annihilating Crash!"
Localized Quote: "No mercy! You thought I'd stop there? Annihilating Crash!
- ↑ Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-03.
- ↑ Tales of Destiny 2: Hi ougi exhibition 秘奥義 (Subbed in english) (HD) by Kevassa02 YouTube (2009-05-10) Retrieved on 2010-04-14.