The Otherworldly Tales lexicon has a vaguely rectangular shape with a small, triangular spike on the top and bottom of the spine. There is a black "X" shaped like the top half of the Nobody symbol on the spine, superimposed over a white diamond with a light grey outline. The rest of the book is orange with a thin, black border. The most distinctive feature of this lexicon is that the shape of each cover's far edge sports three large spikes that bear a striking resemblance to those on Sora's crown necklace.
“Otherworldly” means “not of the real world” or “unnatural”. A tale is simply a type of story. Records are collections of information.
Otherworldly Tales's ground combo begins with Zexion placing the lexicon on the ground, slamming it closed on enemies, followed by a leftward/rightward swipe, with an illusion-spear forward thrust as the combo finisher. If is pressed, while pressing a directional button, the illusion spear appears from the lexicon, spinning clockwise twice over Zexion as he ducks.
Otherworldly Tales's aerial combo is extremely short, consisting merely of a diagonal slash from the bottom left to the top right followed by a forward spinning throw.
When Otherworldly Tales contacts an enemy, a purple star burst and yellow semicircles appear.