Arte Description and History
In most of its appearances, the spell creates a sphere of dark energy that damages enemies. In Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2, the move manifests as a black cloud emerging from a violet portal opening under the enemy, from which tendrils of darkness also emerge and wave around to damage nearby opponents. This appearance has been made its own arte in Tales of Berseria, known as Void Mire.
In Tales of Destiny 2, it is possible for Judas and Harold Berselius to extend the spell to Evil Sphere. In Tales of the Abyss, if it is used in a fully-charged Fire or Light FOF Circle, it becomes Crimson Riot. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Negative Gate is an arte available to Richter Abend, along with monsters that can learn it from the "Shadow's Walk" item. Negative Gate can also be used by Dark-elemental monsters during the first movement Unison Attack. In Tales of Hearts, if Kunzite is using this spell for a combination arte with Ines Lorenzen's Bulle Blade, they will use Noire Perle instead. If he uses it with Beryl Benito's Aqua Geyser, Absolute will be used, and if used with Beryl's Ground Dasher, Gravity.
- Tales of Destiny 2 - Loni Dunamis, Judas, Harold Berselius, Sabnock, Barbatos, Tiamat
- Tales of Rebirth - Mao, Geyorkias, Eephon, Zilva
- Tales of the Abyss - Anise Tatlin, Arietta, Gigant Mohs, Van, Nanaly Fletch, Abaddon, Alraune, Vita, Rafflesian (Negative Gate)
- Tales of Innocence - Ricardo Soldato
- Tales of Vesperia - Rita Mordio (Negative Gate)
- Tales of Hearts - Kunzite, Beryl Benito, Incarose, Incarose-ILL, Creed, Garstoma, Lithia Cattleya, Doubt Litoma
- Tales of Hearts R - Beryl Benito, Kunzite, Incarose (Negative Gate)
- Tales of Xillia - Elize Lutus, Golden Mage Knight - Puppeteer (Negative Gate)
- Tales of Xillia 2 - Elize Lutus (Negative Gate)
- Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Judas, Barbatos Goetia
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Widdershin (Negative Gate)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Bishop class, Harold Berselius, Mao, Anise Tatlin, Goede
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Loni Dunamis, Judas, Harold Berselius, Mao, Anise Tatlin, Van Grants, Ricardo Soldato, Richter Abend, Rita Mordio, Goede
- Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Richter Abend, Hippogryph, Undertaker, Demon, Ravenous, Punisher, monster ally Unison Attack (Negative Gate)
- Tales of VS. - Harold Berselius, Barbatos Goetia, Mao, Anise Tatlin, Richter Abend, Rita Mordio
- Tales of the World: Reve Unitia - Rita Mordio, Harold Berselius, Rahu Necria
- Tales of Mobile: Tales of Commons - Alvin
- Tales of Mobile: Tales of Wahrheit - Vila Czarheit
- Tales of the World: Tactics Union - Harold Berselius, Rita Mordio
- Tales of Link - Arietta, Van Grants, Rita Mordio, Elize Lutus (Negative Gate), Beryl Benito
- Tales of the Rays - Rita Mordio, Elize Lutus (Negative Gate), Mao, Anise Tatlin, Kunzite
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Rebirth
Tales of the Abyss
Localized Description: "Mid: Create a dark void that seals the enemy's movement."
User: Anise Tatlin
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉、今開かれん！ネガティブゲイト！
Romanized Quote: Yugamerareshi tobira, ima hirakaren! Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Twisted door, open now! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "O twisted door of distortion, open wide! Negative Gate!"
Japanese Quote: 歪められし扉よ、開け！ネガティブゲイト！
Romanized Quote: Yugamerareshi tobira yo, hirakare. Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Twisted door, open! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "O twisted door, open wide! Negative Gate!"
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Localized Quote: "O twisted doors of distortion, open wide... Negative Gate!"
Tales of Vesperia
Localized Description: "Intermediate Spell: Bring forth an evil dimension that blocks enemy movement."
Japanese Quote: 貪欲の暗塊ここに下り、邪を打ち砕かん！ネガティブゲイト！
Romanized Quote: Donyoku no ankai koko ni kudari, yokoshima o uchikudakan! Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Avaricious dark mass, descend here and crush the wicked! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "Come forth, O avaricious netherworld, and crush the evil before me... Negative Gate!"
Tales of Xillia
Localized Description: "A portal opens to pull those unfortunate into the deadly void. Its pull grows stronger when Teepo is ON."
Japanese Quote: 湧き出でよ、闇の腕！ネガティブゲイト！
Romanized Quote: Waki ideyo, yami no kaina! Negatibugeito!
Translated Quote: "Come and gush forth, arms of darkness! Negative Gate!"
Localized Quote: "Unleash claws of darkness. Negative Gate!"