|Appearance||•Tales of Graces|
•Tales of Zestiria
•Tales of Berseria
|Weapon||•Fish (ToZ, ToB)|
|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.
Tales of Graces
Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria
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. He is first seen in Katz Korner, where he wears Victor's mask from Tales of Xillia 2, and even mimics his chromatus before fighting.
Over a thousand years later, during the events of Tales of Zestiria, Dark Turtlez is revealed by another Turtlez to have betrayed his clan. When the other Turtlez tries to fight him, Dark Turtlez quickly overpowers his opponent. Shepherd Sorey and his group quickly come in to help and defeat Dark Turtlez.
Appearance and Personality
Dark Turtlez is a small humanoid with a dark-colored variant of the Turtlez attire. Throughout all of his appearances, Dark Turtlez is shown to be aggressive, violent, and unforgiving, unlike the traditional Turtlez.
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, reverse-gripping a fish similar to a sardine in each hand, giving him 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.
- 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 are a parody 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.