The Mad Safflower has a curved handle that is white toward the bottom and red toward the top. There is a small, black section near the handle's base, and its pommel is flat and gold. The blade is comprised of a large cross with wide, rounded tips. The tip of the arm of the cross that makes up the blade is decorated with a pink diamond surrounded by a large, black oval. Each of the other three tips is decorated with a pink teardrop shape surrounded by a thin, black outline. The edges of the Scythe's blade are predominantly pale gold, with the exception of the edges of the tips, which are light pink. The middle of the shaft has a large, diamond-shaped gap in it and a black, "Y"-shaped piece of metal extending into this gap from the back arm of the cross.
A safflower is a species of flower similar to thistles. "Mad" refers to insanity.
The Mad Safflower's ground combo begins with a quick slash upwards and to the side; this lifts Marluxia into the air. The combo continues with a toss of the Mad Safflower into the air; the weapon flips backwards, 360 degrees. If the ground combo is not continued after this, Marluxia performs a quick, 360-degree finisher. If the ground combo is continued, however, Marluxia tosses the Mad Safflower into the air a second time before executing a 360-degree finishing slash.
The Mad Safflower's aerial combo consists of a slash to the right, followed by a swing to the left. This can be done twice, depending upon the height of Marluxia's jump.