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Judgment as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Judgment (ジャッジメント Jadjimento?) is a unique and often story-related Light- or Fire-elemental spell that is commonly associated with characters who can use healing magic, providing them with one of their few offensive options during battle. It is also the name of an identification arte used by Philia Felice.

Arte Description and History

Judgment as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Judgment's original form is that of an identification arte in Tales of Destiny, literally localized as Identify. It is used by Philia Felice outside of battle to identify unknown items.

In Tales of Symphonia, it is altered to create several pillars of light that strike randomly across the full battlefield for a short period of time, with the implication of divine punishment. This form of the arte is more common than its predecessor, often used in Crossover Titles. The divine nature of the name also factors into its change for Philia in the PlayStation 2 release of Tales of Destiny, where she slashes down with her sword, encased in lightning. The strike knocks her target into the air and then attacks with a cross of light while healing her a bit.

It is also an Angel Skill in Tales of Symphonia, used by most of the angel characters in the game. It has two mystic arte upgrades: Colette Brunel's Holy Judgment and Zelos Wilder's Divine Judgment. In the original GameCube release of the game, Zelos is only able to use it when fought as an enemy, but he gains it as a playable ally in the subsequent releases.

In Tales of the Abyss, Judgment represents the fifth Fonic Hymn, representing the Fonon of Fire, and it can be learned by Tear Grants. The arte is also available to the final boss after he obtains his final form. For Tear to learn the arte, the player must attend a funeral service after clearing the second run through Mt. Zaleho and before the second run through the Absorption Gate. It is also a strike arte when used by Albert Grandeioza in Tales of Innocence R. He shoots an extremely powerful bullet of light from his gun.

In Tales of Crestoria, Kasque's Judgment differs in appearance from the usual depiction of the arte and is a series of violet thunder bolts of varying sizes striking a magic circle cast upon her foes.

Despite being renamed "Judgment" in Tales of Phantasia, God's Breath has no relation to the actual spell Judgment. The same applies to Judgment in Tales of Legendia, which is the localized name for "God Press", a third unrelated spell. Although it is not a spell that any playable character can use, an unnamed spell similar to Judgment can be cast by an angel as a result of Patty Fleur's mystic arte Summon Friends in the PlayStation 3 port of Tales of Vesperia, which will occur if the roulette lands on the wing icon.

Appearances

Judgment used by Dhaos in Tales of Crestoria.

Original Titles

Judgment used by Kasque in Tales of Crestoria.

Crossover Titles

Animation

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Localized Description: "Identifies unknown items marked with ?."[3]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Description: 雷の力で敵に裁きを下す術技。追加効果でHPが回復する。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Strikes lightning on the condemned. Heals HP."

Japanese Quote: ジャッジメント!天罰です!

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 裁きの光によって敵全体を攻撃する天使術
Localized Description: "Angel skill: attack all enemies with the light of judgment."[4]

User: Colette Brunel
Japanese Quote: その御名の許 この汚れた魂に裁きの光を降らせ給え! ジャッジメント!
Translated Quote: "Under the name of the lord, I beg the Light of Judgment to fall upon these impure souls! Judgment!"
Localized Quote: "O holy one, cast thy purifying light upon these corrupt souls... light of judgment! Judgment!"[5]

User: Kratos Aurion, Zelos Wilder
Japanese Quote: 輝く御名の許 地を這う穢れし魂に 裁きの光を雨と降らせん。安息に眠れ、罪深きものよ!ジャッジメント!
Translated Quote: "Under the shining name of the Lord, may the light of judgment fall as rain upon those impure souls who crawl in the world. Rest in peace, you who are burdened by sins! Judgment!"
Localized Quote: "Sacred powers, cast your purifying light upon these corrupt souls. Rest in peace, sinners! Judgment!"[5]

User: Mithos Yggdrasill
Japanese Quote: さよなら…!ジャッジメント!!
Localized Quote: "Disappear... Judgment!"

Tales of Symphonia: The Animation

Japanese Quote: 輝く御名の許 地を這う穢れし魂に 裁きの光を雨と降らせん。安息に眠れ、罪深きものよ!ジャッジメント!
Localized Quote (Crunchyroll): "Under the shining name of the Lord, may the light of judgment fall as rain upon those impure souls who crawl in the world. Judgment!"

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 上空からの裁きによって 敵全体を攻撃する第五音素譜歌。
Localized Description: "Hymn: Use the Fifth Fonon to summon judgment from the heavens to strike down all enemies."

User: Tear Grants
Japanese Quote: 魔を灰塵となす、激しき調、♪ファネファーレーィファネファセレーィ
Localized Quote: "O violent strains that render demons to ashes. ♪Va Neu Va Rei Va Neu Va Zue Rei..."[5]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Japanese Description: 裁きの光によって対象の敵周辺を攻撃する術
Localized Description: "Magic: Attack all enemies with the light of doom."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 裁きの光によって敵全体を攻撃する天使術
Localized Description: "Angel Skill: Attack all enemies with judgement from the heavens."

User: Colette Brunel
Japanese Quote: その御名の下、この穢れた魂に裁きの光を降らせたまえ。…裁きの光を!ジャッジメント!
Localized Quote: "O holy one, cast your purifying light upon these corrupt souls... Judgment!"

User: Zelos Wilder
Japanese Quote: 輝く御名の下、地を這う穢れし魂に、裁きの光を雨と降らせん。安息に眠れ、罪深き者よ。ジャッジメント!
Localized Quote: "Sacred powers, cast your purifying light upon these corrupt souls... Judgment!"

Tales of the Rays

User: Colette Brunel
Japanese Description: 裁きの雷を落とす術
Localized Description: "An arte that calls the divine judgment of lightning upon foes."

User: Mithos Yggdrasill
Japanese Description: 裁きの光を降らせる術

Japanese Quote: 滅するがいい!

User: Magnadeus
Japanese Quote: 盲目たる信仰。
Romanized Quote: Moumoku taru shinkou.
Translated Quote: "Your belief is blind."

Tales of Crestoria

User: Dhaos
Japanese Quote: 救済の光、ジャッジメント!

User: Kasque
Japanese Quote: いち、にの、さーん!

References

  1. [Celestial Judgement] Kratos
  2. Crunchyroll subtitles
  3. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  4. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by Darth Marth GameFAQ - Retrieved on 05-04-2009
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Namco Tales of Forums - Tales of Incantations Tales Forums Retrieved on [[1]].


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