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Fatal Circle as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Fatal Circle (フェイタルサーキュラー Feitarusaakyuraa?, "Fatal Circular"), also localized as Fatal Triangle, is a Light-elemental strike arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

Fatal Triangle as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

When this arte is used, the user jumps in the air while tossing daggers into the ground, creating a magic glyph that hits the enemy multiple times. In its original appearance in Tales of the Abyss, this arte is an FOF Change that is activated by using Severed Fate within a fully-charged Wind or Light FOF Circle.

In Tales of Vesperia, Fatal Triangle requires a similar elemental change, as an altered arte that is activated by using Severed Fate while the "Gale" skill is equipped, until the arte is mastered. After this, Fatal Triangle is available as a separate arte that does not require the skill to be equipped. Its execution is similar, but it adds two slashes prior to the initial jump in the air. During the execution of this arte, the player can choose one of the three cards using the "Attack", "Artes", or "Guard" buttons. The best outcome makes the magic triangle deal more hits and damage, while the worst outcome results in a misfire that causes Patty to shoot herself.

It is a linked arte shared by Alvin and Rowen J. Ilbert in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2 as a combination of their Squall Shot and Severed Fate artes. Both men begin by firing their artes into the air. A larger version of Severed Fate's triangle traps their targets while both of their projectiles rain over the immobile enemies. The version Rowen uses with Ludger Will Kresnik is identical.

Appearances

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 上空から眼下に短剣を投げつけ、譜で陣を描き敵を攻撃する技。
Localized Description: "Arte: Jump and throw blades that create a fonic circle that damages enemies."

Japanese Quote: 魔を討つ力となれ、フェイタルサーキュラー!
Localized Quote: "The power to conquer demons! Fatal Circle!"

Tales of Vesperia (PS3) + Definitive Edition

Japanese Description: 投げナイフで三角の魔法陣を描いて攻撃する。"Attack" "Artes" "Guard"どれかの入力でフィニッシュが変化
Localized Description: "Altered Arte: Draw a triangular magic seal with a throwing knife, then finish off with either a "Attack", "Artes", or "Guard", depending on you input.

Localized Quote: "Fatal Circle!"

Tales of Xillia

Japanese Description: セヴァードフェイトで敵の動きを封じた後、すかさずエネルギー弾を撃ち込み範囲内を爆発させる共鳴武身技。
Localized Description: "Enemies are immobilized with Severed Fate and pelted with bullets, causing the area to explode."


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