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Dark Turtlez
Dark Turtlez Cut-in (ToZ)
Information
Game Tales of Graces
Tales of Zestiria
Tales of Berseria
Age 999 (ToB)
Race Turtlez
Japanese Voice Actor Marina Inoue

The Dark Turtlez (ダークかめにん Daaku Kamenin?, "Dark Kamenin") is a joke character appearing in Tales of Graces, Tales of Zestiria, and Tales of Berseria, capable of being fought as an optional boss in all three. In Tales of Berseria, he used to be the White Turtlez (ホワイトかめにん Howaito Kamenin?, "White Kamenin") until repeated interactions and abuse at Velvet Crowe's party eventually ends with him turning into his Dark form.

Fighting Style

In Tales of Graces, the Dark Turtlez mutates into a gigantic, turtle-like creature with his humanoid upper body sticking out of the top. In this form, he attacks with charges, stomps, and swipes, with his mystic arte Moneyz Over Livez as his only named move. Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria instead have him fight in his humanoid form using a twin blade style, expanding his move repertoire with a variety of strike, martial, and hidden artes and replacing Moneyz Over Livez with Final Furyz Blade. In Tales of Berseria, he has access to two variants of No Items Ever!, the signature move of Barbatos Goetia from Tales of Destiny 2: No Itemz For You and No Itemz Any More. The former targets an enemy who attempts to use an HP restoration gel, stealing the item pouch and consuming more gels to heal himself, while the latter is activated if the gel used was the last one, in which the Dark Turtlez's attempt to consume gels fails, leaving him depressed.

Trivia

  • In Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria, Dark Turtlez's fighting style is taken directly from Julius Will Kresnik and Victor from Tales of Xillia 2, respectively, and so the cutscenes before and after the fight against him in these two games relate to the two.
  • The Dark Turtlez's Final Furyz Blade is a parody of Kohaku Hearts's Final Fury. Both characters share the same Japanese voice actor.
  • In Tales of the Rays, while Dark Turtlez is a playable character, the development team considers him to be an optional character due to the way he is acquired: spending 100,000 Prisms in the Turtlez Shop.


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