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Eternal Slasher (空間翔転移 Kuukan Shouten'i?, "Spatial Soar Transfer"[1]), known alternatively as Lunge and Chaos Lunge, is one of the space-time attacks unique to Cress Albane from Tales of Phantasia and Mithos and Yggdrasill in Tales of the Rays.

Arte Description and History

Eternal Slasher is an arte where Cress surrounds himself with a column of rising energy, effectively preventing anyone from getting close. He then teleports in front of the targeted enemy, dealing a combo of sword slashes before retreating and preventing reprisal. It is modified to match the nature of the battle system in Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave, as Cress does not teleport directly in front of the enemies, but instead from where he has used this arte, and he also does not retreat to where he used it after the final slash.

It is used in Cress's Tales of Eternia coliseum battle, though he only seems to use it when Reid Hershel is dizzy.[2] Elements of this arte can be seen in his mystic arte Eternal Blade, as the second part of that arte is a teleport into the air surrounded by rising energy. In Tales of Xillia 2, the move was localized as "Chaos Lunge", the name usually given to the arcane arte derived from this arte and Chaos Blade.

In Tales of the Rays, this arte has a different animation and elemental attack depending on the user. Cress's variant retains the same animation and is both Light- and Dark-elemental. Mithos's version telekinetically lifts the Eternal Sword above his head before warping towards or behind the enemy. He then has the sword skewer the opponent before grabbing it and performing a slam. His variant is Light-elemental. Yggdrasill's variant has him warp a small distance backward, similar to Edward D. Morrison's Kuukanten'i, leaving behind a puff of smoke that can inflict damage, and is non-elemental.

Appearances

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 時空剣技の一つ。敵の前方へ瞬間移動し連続攻撃する技
Romanized Description: Jikuukengi no hitotsu. Teki no zanpou e shunkan idoushi renzoku kougeki suru waza
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Teleport to the enemy, scoring up to four hits."[3]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX) + Full Voice Edition

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "A space-time ability that uses teleportation to strike the enemy without warning."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 時空剣技の一つ。敵の前へ瞬間移動し連続攻撃する
Romanized Description: Jikuukengi no hitotsu. Teki no sen e shunkan idoushi renzoku kougeki suru
Localized Description: "One of the space-time attacks. Instantly move to enemy and unleash a combo."[4]

Tales of the Rays

User: Cress Albane
Japanese Description:

転移して敵の背後を取り斬り刻む
待機・移動中に発動すると『転翔次元斬』に変化

User: Mithos
Japanese Description: 空間を転移し、剣を投げつけてから一閃を放つ

User: Yggdrasill
Japanese Description: 空間を転移し、自身の後方へ瞬時に移動する

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