Falcon's Crest (天翔蒼破斬 Tenshou Souhazan?, "Imperial Soaring Blue Destructive Slash") is the signature mystic arte that is used by Lloyd Irving in every game he appears in, excluding Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, in which he uses an alternate mystic arte known as Divine Justice.
Arte Description and History
When the mystic arte is performed, Lloyd channels energy in his Material Blades, before leaping up and fusing his swords into one large blade, the Eternal Sword, which he smashes onto the opponent, causing immense damage.
In Tales of Symphonia, this arte cannot be used until close to the end of the game, after he obtains the Material Blade from Kratos Aurion and Dirk and gained the title "Eternal Swordsman". In addition to Lloyd, the strongest sidequest boss of the game, Abyssion, can use Falcon's Crest in the PlayStation 2 version. The animation remains mostly identical to Lloyd's version of the attack, although he uses the Soul Eater sword instead, wielding it with only one hand.
Lloyd can use Falcon's Crest as his mystic arte in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. Its animation is similar to the Tales of Symphonia version, though its conditions are simplified to be more uniform with the mystic arte activations for other characters. Even after getting a new mystic arte in his original game's sequel, Lloyd continues to use Falcon's Crest as his mystic arte in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, and Tales of VS. with the same description and conditions as in the first installment.
Although Lloyd says the arte's name in the Japanese version, he instead shouts "divine justice" in the localized version of Tales of Symphonia, even though the translation of "Tenshou Souhazan" has nothing to do with justice, and Lloyd himself states that he hates the word "justice". In the localization of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, however, Lloyd simply says "Falcon's Crest" when using the move.
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Lloyd Irving
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Lloyd Irving (Falcon's Crest)
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Lloyd Irving
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Lloyd Irving
Tales of VS. - Lloyd Irving
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Symphonia
Japanese Incantation: とどめだ！はぁぁあああっ！見せてやる！天翔蒼破斬！
Romanization: Todome da! Haaaaaaaa! Misete yaru! Tenshou Souhazan!
Literal Translation: "This is the decisive blow! Haaaaaaaaa! I'll show you! Tenshou Souhazan!"
Localized Incantation: "Haaaaaaa! I'll show you! Divine Justice!"
Tales of Symphonia (PS2)
Japanese Incantation: 見切れると思うな！食らえ！
Romanization: Mikireru to omouna! Kurae!
Literal Translation: "Don't think you can see everything! Eat this!"
Tales of VS.
Japanese Incantation: 見せてやる！くらえ！天翔蒼破斬！
Romanization: Misete yaru! Kurae! Tenshou Souhazan!
Literal Translation: "I'll show you! Eat this! Tenshou Souhazan!"
- ↑ Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
- ↑ Namco Tales of Forums - Tales of Incantations Tales Forums Retrieved on 2000-04-23.