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Cerberus Strike as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Cerberus Strike (三散華 Sazanka?, "Three Scattering Flower"[1] / "Three Scattering Lusters"), known alternatively as Triple Blossom and Triple Kick, is a kick and fist strike arte normally used by martial artists in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

This arte involves the character attacking an enemy three times in succession. It originally began as a kicking maneuver, but Yuri Lowell uses his fist rather than his feet for the attack, and then it evolved into a weapon-based move in Tales of Xillia with Leia Rolando, though Jude Mathis uses an unarmed version consisting of both punches and kicks.

In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Regal uses this arte together with White Wolf if he participates in a Unison Attack. In Tales of Vesperia, Yuri can change this arte into the altered arte Cerberus Blast, while with the "Alembic" skill is equipped. The PlayStation 3 version of the game allows Yuri to add in more hits when rapidly hitting the attack button, if he has an axe weapon equipped.

Cerberus is a dog in Greek mythology popularly depicted as having three heads, fitting the fact that this arte is comprised of three strikes.

Appearances

Cerberus Strike as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

Original Titles

Triple Kick as it appears in Tales of Crestoria.

Cross-Over Titles

Animation

Collaborations

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Eternia

Japanese Description: リーチの長い三連続回し蹴りを行う。地上技
Localized Description: "Attack the enemy with three consecutive kicks."

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 気を込めた三連続回し蹴りを行う地上技
Localized Description: "Lv. 2 Sp. Attack: 3 consecutive roundhouse kicks."[3]

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 3連続で拳を突き出す特技。高速の拳で敵を撃破する
Localized Description: "Base: Quickly punch the enemy three times."

Alternate Japanese Quote: 食らえ!
Alternate Localized Quote: "Take this!"

Alternate Japanese Quote: 邪魔だ!
Alternate Localized Quote: "Outta my way!"

Talesof Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 気を込めた三連続回し蹴りを行う特技

Alternate Japanese Quote: 甘い!

Tales of Xillia

User: Jude Mathis
Japanese Description: 拳と蹴りの3連続で攻撃する高速の武身技。最後の蹴りで敵をやや浮かせる。
Localized Description: "A three-part flurry of punches and kicks that ends with knocking a foe into the air."

User: Leia Rolando
Japanese Description: 巧みな棍術で3連続して攻撃する、高速の武身技。
Localized Description: "A quick martial arte that uses clever staff play to strike three times in rapid succession."

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description: バトンとキックの連続攻撃を行う技
Localized Description: "A quick combination of kicks and baton attacks."

Tales of Berseria

Localized Quote: "Take this!"

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 蹴りによる三連打
Localized Description: "A three-hit combo of kicks."

Tales of Crestoria

Japanese Quote: 行くよ!三散華!

References

  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. YouTube subtitles
  3. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.


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