|Game||Tales of Eternia|
|Occupation||Greater Craymel of Time|
Sekundes (ゼクンドゥス Zekundusu?) is the Greater Craymel of Time, able to be summoned through the Sekundes arte. Sekundes is opposed by Maxwell, fellow Supreme Craymel and Greater Craymel of Elemental. Sekundes is patterned with Dhaos, the primary antagonist of Tales of Phantasia, who possessed the ability to travel through time himself.
Sekundes is the Greater Craymel of Time who governs the use of Time-elemental spells and is one of the Supreme Craymels, the strongest Craymels in the world. He is the optional boss that is found in the Time and Space region of Shizel's Palace, within the Orbus Barrier. Unlike the other Greater Craymels, he willingly enters one of the party's Craymel Cage without a fight. He will challenge the party to a fight when they approach the edge of the platform a second time.
When fought, Sekundes uses his fists to attack. He has ascending artes, starting with Twin Assault (ツインアサルト Tsuinasaruto?) and ascending to Tetra Assault and Million Assault. He also has two other artes, Sekundes Corridor (ゼクンドゥスコレダー Zekundusukoridaa?), which launching a blast of energy around him, and Sekundes Laser (ゼクンドゥスレーザー Zekundusureezaa?), in which he fires a beam of light across the screen capable of causing paralysis. He can also cast Wind Blade and Holy Lance. At lower levels, he can break out high-level spells like Dual the Sol, Eternity Swarm, Prismic Stars, Shining Gate, and Explosion Nova.
Sekundes is directly based on Dhaos from Tales of Phantasia, sharing the exact same appearance. He shares the Tetra Assault, with Twin Assault being a weaker version and Million Assault, which Dhaos himself would use in Tales of VS., being a stronger version. He also has variations of two of Dhaos's most well-known artes, Sekundes Laser and Sekundes Corridor, which are related to Dhaos's Dhaos Laser and Dhaos Blast, respectively. He also drops the "Derris Emblem", which was required in Tales of Phantasia to avoid some of Dhaos's traps.
What definitively seals Sekundes as being based off of Dhaos, however, is the optional scene which Meredy or Keele Zeibel when they cast Indignation after Sekundes reaches a certain HP threshold. Rather than a simple spell, it will be extended into a full-line chant complete with cut-in of the Craymel Mage, instantly defeating Sekundes. It is a direct homage to Tales of Phantasia's opening where Indignation is used to defeat Dhaos, with almost the exact same chant being used. In addition, Sekundes will respond to the spell in precisely the same way that Dhaos did, first questioning what the heroes are doing, and then incredulously declaring it impossible just before the lightning falls.
- Sekundes derives from the Swedish sekunder, meaning second.