Finest Fantasy 13
|Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days|
Finest Fantasy 13
|Rōmaji||Kyūkyoku Gensō 13|
|Translation||Ultimate Illusion 13|
|Magic||Crit Rate||Crit Bonus|
|1: Chain Time|
|Casual Gear ② (Luxord)|
A "card" from the Finest Fantasy 13 deck looks like an enormous compact disc, presumably a game disc. It is predominantly silver and has a white border. The upper half of a black Nobody sigil is present on the right half of the disc, and there is a small, white diamond on the tip on the left spike. There is a black Roman numeral 13 (XIII) on the upper left side.
Finest Fantasy 13 is one of only four of Luxord's weapons whose name is not drawn from one of twenty-two cards that make up a Tarot deck's Major Arcana. The others are The Joker, Fair Game, and High Roller's Secret.
The name "Finest Fantasy 13" is a play on the term "Final Fantasy"; "Ultimate Illusion" as a play on "Final Fantasy" has also been used in Final Fantasy XII as a move used by Gilgamesh. Also the name "Finest Fantasy 13" is a clear reference to Final Fantasy XIII, a Final Fantasy game released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 within the same year as Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. The name may also be a reference to the compilation, Finest Fantasy for Advance.
According to Tetsuya Nomura in the Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Ultimania, this weapon was originally intended to be named "Ultimate Delusion 13" (究極妄想13 Kyūkyoku Mōsō 13 ), but the idea was scrapped due to the complaints of the overseas translators.
Finest Fantasy 13's normal ground combo starts with a narrow spray of "cards" forwards and ends with an upward spiral of "cards". The combo can be activated after the first attack, and consists of Luxord performing a spinning leap, surrounded in an upward spiral of "cards", followed by riding a larger version of one the "cards" like a surfboard while performing a forward 360° spinning attack with larger versions of the "cards" held in each hand.
The aerial combo consists of Luxord throwing his "cards" forwards in a boomerang-like fashion, followed by a spinning leap, surrounded in an upward spiral of "cards", and ends by riding a larger version of one the "cards" like a surfboard while performing a forward 360° spinning attack with larger versions of the "cards" held in each hand.
Notes and references
- Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Ultimania, Interviewer: "By the way, I heard that it was your decision to name Luxord's weapon, 'Ultimate Delusion 13'...?" / Tetsuya Nomura: "Well, the planning staff always send us many different ideas for names, and this time they sent us something like Ultimate Delusion or XIII Delusion, so we just put those together. Since the weapon was just for fun, we figured why not? But then the localization team said, 'If we do a literal translation, it will become Final Fantasy XIII. Is that okay?' I seem to remember saying that might be a bad idea." Translation via Krexia and Lissar.
|The Fool | The Magician | The Star | The Moon | Justice | The Hierophant | The World | Temperance | The High Priestess | The Tower | The Hanged Man | Death |
The Hermit | Strength | The Lovers | The Chariot | The Sun | The Devil | The Empress | The Emperor | The Joker | Fair Game | Finest Fantasy 13 | High Roller's Secret