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Stop Flow (ストップフロゥ Sutoppufurou?) is a recurring arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

Stop Flow, like the name suggests, stops the flow of time for a short while. In the original Tales of Destiny and localized as Stasis, it is a strike arte used by Philia Felice. It does not have casting time, but on some occasionally, Philia is unable to act for the duration of the effect. It becomes a spell in the PlayStation 2 remake of Tales of Destiny and is then made an altered arte spell for Raven in Tales of Vesperia. In the PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition versions of the game, Raven needs to rest every three casts. As Raven uses the arte more, the amount of casts before needing to rest increases, but the need for rest cannot be altogether eliminated. The arte then reappears in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2 as a linked arte between Rowen Ilbert and Leia Rolando when they combine the artes Quickness and Tightening Chains, metaphorically implying the binding of time or movement. Maxwell is able to use this arte by himself.

Appearances

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Japanese Description: 相手の動きを止める。アワーグラスと同様
Localized Description: "Places an enemy in temporary stasis. Functions the same as Hourglass."[1]

User: Philia Philis
Japanese Quote: お仕置きです!えいっ、やあっ、やあっ、とうっ。懺悔なさい!
Romanized Quote: Oshiokidesu! Ei, yaa, yaa, tou. Zangenasai!
Translated Quote: "Punishment! Ei, yaa, yaa, tou. You must repent now!"

Tales of Destiny (PS2)

Japanese Description: 3秒間、敵の動きを停止させる晶術。短時間だし踊るヒマはありません。

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 全てのエアルに干渉し、停止させることで 一定時間、時を止めるスキル変化術
Localized Description: "Altered Arte: Interference with aer stops time temporarily."

User: Raven
Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 時間よ止まれ、お代は見てのお帰り。ストップフロゥ!
Romanized Quote: Jikanyo tomare, odai wa mite no okaeri. Sutoppufurou!
Localized Quote: "Halt, O march of time. I'll pay you back later. Stop Flow!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: プレゼントさ!ストップフロゥ!
Localized Quote: "Here's a little present! Stop Flow!"

User: Duke (First Form)
Japanese Quote: 干渉を許さぬ時の王、七色の振り子が凌駕す
Localized Quote: "O Impartial ruler of time, thy colorful pendulum will best these enemies. Time!"

User: Duke (Second Form)
Japanese Quote: 貴様らには時すら無意味、ならば奪おう。ストップフロゥ!
Romanized Quote: Kisamara ni wa toki sura muimi, naraba ubaou. Sutoppufurou!
Translated Quote: "Even time is meaningless for you bastards. If that's the case, I will plunder it. Stop Flow!"
Localized Quote: "You have no need for time itself, so allow me to steal it away!"

Tales of Xillia

Japanese Description: 一定時間、敵対する者の動きを止める共鳴精霊術。膨大なエネルギーを扱う為、効果時間は短い。
Localized Description: "Freeze time for one's opponents. This requires a huge amount of energy, so it doesn't last long."

Users: Rowen J. Ilbert, Leia Rolando

Japanese Quote:

Rowen: 始まりと終わりを知らず
Leia: 時の狭間に遊べ!
Both: ストップフロウ!!

Romanized Quote:

Rowen: Hajimari to owari o shirazu
Leia: Toki no hazama ni asobe!
Both: Sutoppufurou!

Translated Quote:

Rowen: "Unaware of the beginning and end"
Leia: "Play in the interval of time!"
Both: "Stop Flow!"

Localized Quote:

Rowen: "Until the end of time,"
Leia: "Enter limbo!"
Both: "Stop Flow!"

User: Maxwell
Japanese Quote: 始まりと終わりを知らず、時の狭間に遊べ!ストップフロウ!!
Romanized Quote: Hajimari to owari wo shirazu toki no hazama ni asobe! Sutoppufurou!
Translated Quote: "Unaware of the beginning and end, play in the intervals of time! Stop Flow!"

Tales of Xillia 2

Users: Rowen J. Ilbert + Leia Rolando

Japanese Quote:

Rowen: 始まりと終わりを知らず
Leia: 時の狭間に遊べ!
Both: ストップフロウ!!

Localized Quote:

Rowen: "Stand still!"
Leia: "It's time!"
Both: "Stop Flow!"

References


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