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Shining Bind (ToS)

Shining Bind as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Shining Bind (シャイニング・バインド Shainingu Baindo?), also known as Holy Binds, is a mystic arte that is associated primarily with angelic characters from Tales of Symphonia. In Tales of the Rays, several angelic characters have mirrage artes based on Shining Bind.

Arte Description and History

When this arte is activated, a large seal of light forms on the ground around the user as they draw divine energy from their surroundings before rising into the air to manifest the collected energy around them through the glyph, creating a large and extended blast of light. All enemies caught within the glyph are lifted into the air with immense force until the seal is dispelled, and they are thrown away as the user floats back to the ground.

Holy Binds first appeared in the PlayStation 2 release of Tales of Symphonia. It is used by four different characters in the game: Kratos Aurion, Zelos Wilder, Mithos Yggdrasill, and Abyssion. Since three of the characters have angelic abilities, they manifest their wings as they float into the air. Abyssion, however, stands his ground as the attack performs around him. Additionally, when Kratos uses the attack, his weapon changes into the Flamberge for the duration of the arte. After Zelos uses Shining Bind for the first time, he learns the Angel Skill Judgment. In the localized version of the PlayStation 3 release, the arte banner says "Holy Binds", but both Mithos and Kratos voice it as "Shining Bind", while Zelos says "Luminous Bind".

The arte is later adapted as the mystic arte used by the Magic Knight class in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology and its sequels. Kratos continues to use this attack as his own mystic arte in both games, later making use of it during his appearance in Tales of Vesperia. However, Zelos does not have access to Shining Bind in Radiant Mythology 2 and Radiant Mythology 3, instead replacing it with his other mystic arte from Tales of Symphonia, Divine Judgment, though he regains it in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World and Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave, although it is now influenced by the Lightning attribute in the former.

In Tales of the Rays, Zelos receives a joke version of Shining Bind written as シャイニング・バイン ( Shainingu Bain?), lacking the katakana ド ( do?). When the arte is initiated the surrounding area changes to hot springs and Zelos draws forth his sword and as he runs at a bamboo wall, he leaps into the bear a short distance away from it. As he spreads his angel wing, he starts shouting "Shining Bind" but is interrupted by unseen screaming girls, likely frightened by Zelos's attempt to sneak a peek at them, tossing several washing bins at him, the first one hitting him straight in the face, and he lands upside down and head on his enemy and bounces back into the spring. This arte may temporarily stun the foe and heals a small amount of HP to the user. Martel Yggdrasill's reward mirrage arte is イニング・バインド ( Iningu Baindo?), lacking the katakana シャ ( sha?). While on a blue backdrop, Martel swings her staff upward conjuring a series of angled tree branches rising from beneath her foe, then several more, much larger angled branches shoot up, finishing the arte in an explosion of leaves.

Appearances (Shining Bind)

Shining Bind (ToV)

Shining Bind as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

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Escort Titles

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Animation

Appearances (Shining Bin)

Mobile Titles

Appearances (Ining Bind)

Mobile Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Shining Bind (ToVS)

Shining Bind as it appears in Tales of VS.

Tales of Symphonia (PS2/PS3/PC)

User: Kratos Aurion
Japanese Quote: 終わりだ!聖なる鎖に抗ってみせろ…シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Owari da! Seinaru kusari ni aragatte misero... Shainingu Baindo!
Translated Quote: "It's over! Try to resist the holy chains... Shining Bind!"[1]
Localized Quote: "It's over! Chains of divinity... Shining Bind!"

User: Zelos Wilder
Japanese Quote: 俺さまの本気、見せてやるよ!くらいな!シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Oresama no honki, misete yaru yo! Kurai na! Shainingu Baindo!
Translated Quote: "I'll show you that I'm serious... Take this! Shining Bind!"[1]
Localized Quote: "I'll show you what I'm made of... Taste this... Luminous Bind!"

User: Abyssion
Japanese Quote: 防げはしまい。私を止めて見せろ!
Romanized Quote: Fusege wa shimai. Watashi wo tomete misero!
Translated Quote: "Enough defended. Try to stop me!"

User: Mithos
Japanese Quote: 格が違うんだよ…シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Kaku ga chigaun da yo... Shainingu Baindo!
Translated Quote: "Our level is different... Shining Bind!"[1]
Localized Quote: "You don't stand a chance... Shining Bind!"

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Quote: 聖なる鎖に抗ってみせろ…シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru kusari ni aragatte misero... Shainingu Baindo!
Translated Quote: "Try to resist the holy chains... Shining Bind!"[1]
Localized Quote: "Struggle against these holy chains... Shining Bind!"

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Quote: 俺さまの本気、見せてやるよ!くらいな!シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Oresama no honki, misete yaru yo... Kurai na! Shainingu Bindo!
Translated Quote: "I'll show you that I'm serious... Take this! Shining Bind!"
Localized Quote: "I'll show you what I'm made of... Take this! Shining Bind!"

Tales of VS.

Japanese Quote: 終わりだ!聖なる鎖に抗ってみせろ…シャイニング・バインド!
Romanized Quote: Owari da! Seinaru kusari ni aragatte misero... Shainingu Baindo!
Translated Quote: "It's over! Try to resist the holy chains... Shining Bind!"

Tales of the Rays

Shining Bin

Japanese Description: 未知への探究心を傷付きつつ発揮する魔鏡技。気絶付与、自身HP小回復

Ining Bind

Japanese Description: 生み出した樹の槍で敵を束縛する魔鏡技

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