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Explode as it appears in Tales of Phantasia (iOS).

Explode (エクスプロード Ekusupuroodo?), also localized as Explosion and Circle-Blast, is an advanced Fire-elemental magic arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

Explosion as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

This spell summons a small ball of fire that is dropped from the sky, creating a massive explosion upon impact with the ground. The spell's explosion has a massive effect radius and deals a great amount of damage often with a single hit, similar in style and strength to Indignation.

In Tales of Eternia, this spell's animation and effect is extended, beginning with a burst of flame that spirals upward around the spellcaster, damaging all nearby enemies. The ball of flame shoots beyond the top of the screen, reappearing over the targeted enemy after a short delay before impacting the ground to deal multiple hits in an exceptionally wide area. The initial spiraling effect does not appear in any other game.

In Tales of Symphonia, Genis Sage learns this spell after mastering Eruption if he is aligned with the "Technical" branch of artes. If used together with either Hunting Beast or Raging Beast during a Unison Attack, the resulting Compound Special Attack yields Fiery Beast, and if used with Ray, Prism Stars is activated. Explosion has no "Strike"-based counterpart. In Tales of the Abyss, this spell is an FOF Change that is activated if Jade Curtiss casts Flame Burst within a fully-charged Wind or Light FOF Circle. However, certain characters like Asch and Philia Philis are capable of casting Explosion as a separate spell without the same FOF Circle requirement.

In Tales of Hearts, Explode is used as a component for three different combination artes that are available to Kohaku Hearts, activated by summoning either her or her partner into battle using the Connect Command panel and controlling the opposite character to use his or her associated arte at the same time. If the spell is used with Beryl Benito's Stone Wall, it becomes Ignite Prison, while if used with Beryl's Ray Needle, it changes into Raging Mist. If Explode is used with Kunzite's Dead Soul, it becomes Bloody Howling.

In Tales of Luminaria, this is one of August Wallenstein's mystic artes where it is localized as "Circle-Blast". August summons a red glyph on the ground with two rings in the air, right where the target is located. The glyph then bursts forth streams of red energy that damage any enemies caught in them.

Appearances

Explosion as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Animation

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Explode as it appears in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description:炎系攻撃呪文お一つ。敵の周りに大爆発を生じさせる
Romanized Description: Honoo kei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Teki no mawari ni daibakuhatsu wo shouji saseru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Drops a fire bomb on the enemies."[2]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Japanese Description: 敵の周りに大爆発を生じさせる
Localized Description: "Generates a giant explosion around the enemy."[3]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "A high-level fire spell that produces a huge explosion in a wide area around the target."

Tales of Eternia

Japanese Description: 敵の周りに大爆発を起こす火系上級晶霊術
Localized Description: "Swallow the enemy in a massive explosion. Fire Arte."[4]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description:炎系攻撃呪文お一つ 目標の周囲に大爆発を生じさせる
Romanized Description: Honoo kei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Mokuhyou no shuui ni daibakuhatsu wo shouji saseru
Localized Description: "A fire-based attack spell that creates a huge explosion in a target area."[5]

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 上空から火球を落として大爆発を起こす火系上級魔術
Localized Description: "Fire (advanced): a huge ball of fire falls and causes a huge explosion."[6]

User: Genis Sage
Japanese Quote: 焔の御志よ、災いを灰燼と化せ!エクスプロード!
Localized Quote: "Reduce these evil souls to ashes... Explosion!"

User: Efreet
Japanese Quote: 燃え尽きるがいい!エクスプロード!

User: Mithos
Japanese Quote: 闇へと堕ちろ!

User: Meredy
Japanese Quote: 猛き焔ほむらよ、汝に触れし者 全てを滅さん!エクスプロード!
Localized Quote: "O mighty fire, annihilate all those thou touchest! Explosion!"

User: Abyssion
Japanese Quote: 食らうがいい!見切れると思うな!

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Description: 晶力を極限まで圧縮し、地面に着弾させて爆発を起こす晶術。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Compresses power and causes an explosion upon impact."

User: Stahn Aileron
Japanese Quote: 焼き尽くせ!エクスプロード!

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 対象となる敵の周囲に大爆発を生じさせる譜術。
Localized Description: "A fiery ball falls in from the sky ending in a large explosion."[7]

Japanese Quote: 全てを灰燼と化せ!エクスプロード!
Localized Quote: "Bring all to ash and ruin... Explosion!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Japanese Description:
Localized Description: "Magic: Call down a fireball from above to create a giant explosion."

Tales of the Tempest

Japanese Description: ある1点を中心に強烈な爆発を発生させる

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Description: 敵の足元で大爆発を起こす術

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 対象となる敵の周囲に大爆発を生じさせる 火系上級魔術
Localized Description: "Fire (high): Creates a massive explosion around the enemy."

User: Genis Sage, Richter Abend, Album Atrum, Brute
Japanese Quote: 焔の御志よ、災いを灰燼と化せ!エクスプロード!
Localized Quote: "Wielder of the flame, reduce these evil souls to ashes... Explode!"

Tales of Hearts

Japanese Description: 敵のいる場所に大爆発を引き起こす術

Tales of Innocence R

Japanese Description: 対象の足元に凄まじい熱量の大爆発を引き起し 広範囲を巻き込む上級天術

User: Kongwai Tao
Japanese Quote: 猛き炎よ、災いを灰燼と化せ! エクスプロード!

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description: 大爆発を引き起して 対象から広範囲を巻き込む上級術

Tales of Berseria

Japanese Description: 光を圧縮して爆発を起こす。時々ダウンさせる。
Localized Description: "Condenses light and then detonates it, occasionally knocking down the enemy."

User: Magilou
Japanese Quote: 爆心地はげに恐ろしきことになるのか?エクスプロード!
Romanized Quote: Bakushin chi wa geni osoroshiki koto ni naru no ka? Ekusupuroodo!
Translated Quote: "It would be really dreadful if you were in the middle of an explosion don't you think? Explode!"
Localized Quote: "Ready, steady, and blammo! Explode!"

User: Therion Teresa
Japanese Quote: 焼け死ね!
Localized Quote: "Burn and die!"

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 空気を一点に集中させ周囲に大爆発を起こす術

User: Keele Zeibel
Japanese Quote: 轟炎よ、解放し、敵を爆ぜよ!エクスプロード!

User: Philia Felice
Japanese Quote: 悪しきを打ち払え!エクスプロード!

User: Kohaku Hearts
Japanese Quote: 歓喜の調べを四海に奏でよ!エクスプロード!

User: Creed Graphite
Japanese Quote: 燃えよ…いや燃え尽きよ!エクスプロード!

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "An advanced fire arte that drops a fireball onto the battlefield for a huge explosion."

User: Shionne Imeris
Localized Quote: "By the power of flame, vanish without a trace! Explosion!"

Tales of Luminaria

Localize Description: "Creates a magic circle up front that deals damage to enemies."

References


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