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    Tales of Symphonia Unison Attacks
    
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    Game: Tales of Symphonia
    Author: r_mage and Dreamwalker
    Date Created: July 19, 2004
    Date Last Modified: September 23, 2004
    Version 1.4
    Email: Re_qu_in_ox@g_ma_il.com (remove ALL the underscores, it's just an
           antispam procedure)
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Legal Stuff
    
    2. Version History
    
    3. Introduction
    
    4. How to use this FAQ
    
    5. How to perform a Unison Attack
    
    6. Frequently Asked Questions
    
    7. Unison Attacks (Sorted by Character)
    
    8. Unison Attacks (Sorted by Name)
    
    9. Acknowledgements
    
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    1. Legal Stuff
    
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    Copyright 2004-05 r_mage (Jonathan Ieong) and Dreamwalker
    
    This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal
    or private use. It may not be placed on any web site or distributed publicly
    without my permission. If you want to host this FAQ, please email me.
    
    Use of this guide on any other website or as a part of any public display is
    strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright. I will however allow
    duplication, printing, etc. for strictly personal use.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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    2. Version History
    
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    September 23, 2004 - Added a frequently asked questions section and a partially
                         completed unison attack priority list. Changed my email
                         address and also changed the Legal Stuff section.
    
    August 9, 2004 - Added a new host
    
    August 2, 2004 - Corrected info in second format of FAQ
    
    July 22, 2004 - Merged FAQ with Dreamwalker's. I've seperated the FAQ into
                    two formats, each with their own advantages. Enjoy! 
    
    July 21, 2004 - Added new ways of getting a lot of the attacks.
    
    July 19, 2004 - The first version has been released with all the combos I know
                    of. If you know more, please email me. Meanwhile, I'll continue
                    to try and find more myself.
    
    
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    3. Introduction
    
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    Welcome to my FAQ detailing an exciting aspect of the game: Unison attacks.
    
    If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or corrections, please send
    them to Re_qu_in_ox@g_ma_il.com (remove ALL the underscores, it's just an
    antispam procedure) I will try my best to answer them, but don't feel
    disappointed if I don't answer, I can be busy sometimes [either that or your
    incessant spam is driving me insane]. Please include at least the words
    "ToS Unison Attacks" in the title so I don't ignore it or delete it by
    accident.
    
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    4. How to use this FAQ
    
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    This is pretty self-explanitory. the name of the unison attack is on the left
    and the attacks used to make it are on the right.
    
    When it says (###,##) the first number is base damage and the second is the
    number of hits.
    
    
    I've included a little blurb on how to actually perform a unison attack below.
    
    
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    5. How to perform a Unison Attack
    
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    Before you can perform a Unison Attack, Kratos will need to teach you how.
    This will definitely happen (a little into the game), so don't fret. When
    the time comes, you'll be introduced to the unison attack gauge. This will be
    displayed above the character portraits during battle. The guage will fill up
    slightly each time you hit the enemy. It will fill up faster if you perform a
    lot of combos (Which is difficult to do early on, so don't be discouraged if
    it seems like it takes forever for the bar to fill). The gauge carries over in
    battles, so you can save the unison attack for when you really need it. A
    unison attack can be performed by pressing the z-button when the guage is full
    (It turns red).
    
    When you press the z-button, the party leader will flash and perform a simple
    swipe. The unison attack will only start if this swipe hits an enemy (and
    they don't block). As soon as this happens, you will have about 1 second to
    input your first command and you'll get about an additional second after that
    for the next command and so on. When the unison attack begins, a button
    interface will appear in the bottom right corner of the screen. Each character
    in the party is assigned a button. Pressing their button in conjuction with a
    control stick direction will have them perform the tech move assigned to that
    button and stick combination. If you want to change the tech assignments, you
    can do so in the U. Attack screen, either in the menu screen or in the battle
    options screen. Each character can only attack once during a unison attack, but
    they don't have to. Techs performed during a unison attack do not require mana.
    
    Now for the fun part. Characters can perform additonal moves together if they
    used certain techs during the unison attack. These moves are performed
    immediately after the main unison attack. For example, if Lloyd used Sonic
    Thrust and Kratos used Sonic Thrust during the unison attack, they will
    perform a special move afterwards called Cross Thrust where they attack
    together. I've compiled here a list of unison attacks.
    
    Getting a hang of the unison attack system can be very difficult at first
    since you'll rarely get a chance to use it at the beginning. Here are some
    tips for first time users: don't use the control stick at first. Stick to
    simple button presses. For example, if you want to perform the Pow Blade
    move, set Tiger Blade as the first attack for Lloyd in the Tech menu and
    Pow Hammer as the first attack for Colette. Then when you perform the unison
    attack just press the their corresponding buttons quickly. (If Lloyd is party
    leader, then his button will be A. If Colette is in the second position, her
    button will be B)
    
    Once you get a hang of unison attacks and the combo system, you can try to
    link a unison attack to a combo string.
    
    Example: 
    
    Hit
    Hit
    Hit
    Sonic Thrust
    Psi Tempest
    Hunting Beast
    -Start Unison Attack-
    Demonic Tiger Blade
    Judgment
    Cyclone
    Ray
    Prism Stars
    
    Good Luck!
    
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    6. Frequently Asked Questions
    
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    Q: Can I perform more than one special Unison Attack move at a time?
    
    A: Unfortunately no. If you do set up two or more possible unison attacks,
       only one of them will be performed. (See next question)
    
    
    Q: How do I know which one will execute then?
    
    A: I've done some research and come up with a partial list. If you perform two
       possible unisons at once, then the one higher up on the list will be the one
       executed. (Please help in completing this list and email me the results.)
    
       Cross Thrust
       Power Thrust
       Dark Serpant
       Mirage Thrust
       Stardust Rain
       Prism Stars
       Pow Devastation
    
    
    Q: How come when I use Stardust Rain, I don't get many hits at all?
    
    A: Stardust Rain's hit percentage is base on the size of the enemy. The larger
       the enemy, the more falling stars will hit. The position and shape of the
       enemy are also factors.
    
    
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    7. Unison Attacks (Sorted by Character)
    
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    Lloyd and Colette
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    Pow Blade               Tiger Blade + Pow Hammer
    (600,2)                 Heavy Tiger Blade + Pow Pow Hammer
                            Tiger Rage + Pow Pow Hammer
                            Twin Tiger Blade + Hammer Rain
    
    Stardust Rain           Sword Rain: Alpha + Hammer Rain
    (1000,112)              Sonic Sword Rain + Hammer Rain
    
    
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    Lloyd and Genis
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    Fiery Beast             Beast + Eruption
    (1000,3)                Beast + Flame Lance
                            Hunting Beast + Explosion
                            Raging Beast + Explosion
    
    Lightning Tiger Blade   Tiger Blade + Lightning
    (800,7)                 Heavy Tiger Blade + Thunder Blade
                            Heavy Tiger Blade + Spark Wave
                            Tiger Rage + Thunder Blade
                            Tiger Rage + Spark Wave
                            Twin Tiger Blade + Indignation
    
    
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    Lloyd and Raine
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    Photon Tempest          Tempest + Photon
    (800,3)                 Psi Tempest + Photon
                            Omega Tempest + Photon
    
    
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    Lloyd and Sheena
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    Power Thrust            Sonic Thrust + Power Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Power Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Power Seal Absolute
    
    Dark Serpent            Sonic Thrust + Serpent Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Serpent Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Serpent Seal Absolute
    
    Mirage Thrust           Sonic Thrust + Mirage Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Mirage Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Mirage Seal Absolute
    
    
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    Lloyd and Kratos/Zelos
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    Cross Thrust            Sonic Thrust + Sonic Thrust
    (600,2)                 Huricane Thrust + Huricane Thrust
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Super Sonic Thrust
    
    Lightning Tiger Blade   Tiger Blade + Lightning
    (800,7)                 Heavy Tiger Blade + Thunder Blade
                            Tiger Rage + Thunder Blade
    
    Thunder Tiger Blade     Tiger Blade + Lightning Blade
    (800,4)                 Heavy Tiger Blade + Lightning Blade
                            Tiger Rage + Lightning Blade
                            Twin Tiger Blade + Super Lightning Blade
                            Demonic Tiger Blade + Super Lightning Blade
    
    Fiery Beast             Beast + Eruption
    (1000,3)
    
    
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    Colette and Genis
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    Mjollnir                Pow Hammer + Lightning
    (1000,2)                Pow Pow Hammer + Thunder Blade
                            Pow Pow Hammer + Spark Wave
                            Hammer Rain + Indignation
    
    
    
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    Colette and Raine
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    Photon Blast            Ring Whirlwind + Photon
    (790,7)                 Ring Cyclone + Photon
                            Whirlwind Rush + Photon
    
    
    
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    Colette and Kratos/Zelos
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    Pow Spear               Pow Hammer + Light Spear
    (600,4)                 Pow Pow Hammer + Victory Light Spear
                            Pow Pow Hammer + Light Spear Cannon
                            Hammer Rain + Victory Light Spear
                            Hammer Rain + Light Spear Cannon
    
    Mjollnir                Pow Hammer + Lightning
    (1000,2)                Pow Pow Hammer + Thunder Blade
    
    
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    Colette and Presea
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    Pow Devastation         Pow Hammer + Devastation
    (600,2)                 Pow Pow Hammer + Mass Devastation
                            Pow Pow Hammer + Finite Devastation
                            Hammer Rain + Mass Devastation
                            Hammer Rain + Finite Devastation
    
    
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    Genis and Raine
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    Prism Stars             Ray + Tidal Wave
    (1200,30)               Ray + Explosion
                            Ray + Cyclone
                            Ray + Ground Dasher
                            Ray + Indignation
    
    
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    Genis and Presea
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    Lightning Punishment    Lightning + Punishment
    (840,12)                Thunder Blade + Dual Punishment
                            Spark Wave + Finality Punishment
                            Indignation + Rising Punishment
    
    
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    Raine and Kratos/Zelos
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    Plasma Blade            Photon + Lightning Blade
    (800,3)                 Photon + Super Lightning Blade
    
    
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    Kratos/Zelos and Sheena
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    Power Thrust            Sonic Thrust + Power Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Power Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Power Seal Absolute
    
    Dark Serpent            Sonic Thrust + Serpent Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Serpent Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Serpent Seal Absolute
    
    Mirage Thrust           Sonic Thrust + Mirage Seal
    (750,1)                 Hurricane Thrust + Mirage Seal Pinion
                            Super Sonic Thrust + Mirage Seal Absolute
    
    
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    Lightning Punishment    Lightning + Punishment
    (840,12)                Thunder Blade + Dual Punishment
    
    Arch Wind               Hell Pyre + Punishment
    (840,12)                Hell Pyre + Dual Punishment
                            Hell Pyre + Rising Punishment
                            Hell Pyre + Finality Punishment
    
    
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    8. Unison Attacks (Sorted by Name)
    
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    Note:  If multiple techs are listed under the "Tech 2" menu only one is needed
    
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    Cross Thrust / 600 DMG / 2 Hits
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    Tech 1: Sonic Thrust                Tech 2: Sonic Thrust
            Hurricane Thrust                    Hurricane Thrust
            Super Sonic Thrust                  Super Sonic Thrust
    
    Performed by: Lloyd, Zelos, Kratos / Lloyd, Zelos Kratos
    
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    Pow Devastation / 600 DMG / 2 Hits
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    Tech 1:	Devastation                 Tech 2: Pow Hammer
            Finite Devastation                  Pow Pow Hammer / Hammer Rain
            Mass Devastation                    Pow Pow Hammer / Hammer Rain
    
    Performed by: Presea / Colette
    
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    Pow Spear / 600 DMG / 4 Hits
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    Tech 1: Light Spear                 Tech 2: Pow Hammer
            Victory Light Spear                 Pow Pow Hammer / Hammer Rain
            Light Spear Cannon                  Pow Pow Hammer / Hammer Rain
    
    Performed by: Zelos, Kratos / Colette
    
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    Pow Blade / 600 DMG / 2 Hits
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    Tech 1: Tiger Blade                 Tech 2: Pow Hammer
            Tiger Rage                          Pow Pow Hammer
            Heavy Tiger Blade                   Pow Pow Hammer
            Twin Tiger Blade                    Hammer Rain
    
    Performed by: Lloyd / Colette
    
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    Mirage Thrust / 750 DMG / 1 Hit
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    Tech 1: Mirage Seal                 Tech 2: Sonic Thrust
            Mirage Seal Pinion                  Hurricane Thrust
            Mirage Seal Absolute                Super Sonic Thrust
    
    Performed by: Sheena / Lloyd, Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Dark Serpant / 750 DMG / 1 Hit
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    Tech 1: Serpent Seal                Tech 2: Sonic Thrust
            Serpent Seal Pinion                 Hurricane Thrust
            Serpent Seal Absolute               Super Sonic Thrust
    
    Performed by: Sheena / Lloyd, Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Power Thrust / 750 DMG / 1 Hits
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    Tech 1: Power Seal                  Tech 2: Sonic Thrust
            Power Seal Pinion                   Hurricane Thrust
            Power Seal Absolute                 Super Sonic Thrust
    
    Performed by: Sheena / Lloyd, Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Photon Blast / 790 DMG / 7 Hits
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    Tech 1: Photon                      Tech 2: Ring Whirlwind
            Photon                              Ring Cyclone
            Photon                              Whirlwind Rush
    
    Performed by: Raine / Colette
    
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    Lightning Tiger Blade / 800 DMG / 7 Hits
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    Tech 1: Tiger Blade                 Tech 2: Lightning
            Tiger Rage                          Thunder Blade / Spark Wave
            Heavy Tiger Blade                   Thunder Blade / Spark Wave
            Twin Tiger Blade                    Indignation
    
    Performed by: Lloyd / Genis, Zelos, Kratos (Sparkwave and Indignation
    are Genis only techs)
    
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    Photon Tempest / 800 DMG / 3 Hits
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    Tech 1: Photon                      Tech 2: Tempest
            Photon                              Psi Tempest
            Photon                              Omega Tempest
    
    Performed by: Raine / Lloyd
    
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    Plasma Blade / 800 DMG / 3 Hits
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    Tech 1: Photon                      Tech 2: Lightning Blade
            Photon                              Super Lightning Blade
    
    Performed by: Raine / Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Thunder Tiger Blade / 800 DMG / 4 Hits
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    Tech 1: Lightning Blade             Tech 2: Tiger Blade / Tiger Rage
                                                / Heavy Tiger Blade
            Super Lightning Blade               Twin Tiger Blade
                                                / Demonic Tiger Blade
    
    Performed by: Zelos, Kratos / Lloyd
    
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    Arch Wind / 840 DMG / 12 Hits
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    Tech 1: Punishment                  Tech 2: Hell Pyre
            Dual Punishment                     Hell Pyre
            Finality Punishment                 Hell Pyre
            Rising Punishment                   Hell Pyre
    
    Performed by: Presea / Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Lightning Punishment / 840 DMG / 12 Hits
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    Tech 1: Punishment                  Tech 2: Lightning
            Dual Punishment                     Thunder Blade
            Finality Punishment                 Spark Wave (Genis only)
            Rising Punishment                   Indignation (Genis only)
    
    Performed by: Presea / Zelos, Kratos, Genis
    
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    Fiery Beast / 1000 DMG / 3 Hits
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    Tech 1: Beast                       Tech 2: Eruption
            Beast                               Flame Lance (Genis only)
            Raging Beast                        Explosion (Genis only)
            Hunting Beast                       Explosion (Genis only)
    
    Performed by: Lloyd / Genis, Zelos, Kratos
    
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    Stardust Rain / 1000 DMG / 112 Hits
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    Tech 1: Hammer Rain                 Tech 2: Sword Rain: Alpha
            Hammer Rain                         Sonic Sword Rain
    
    Performed by: Colette / Lloyd
    
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    Mjollnir / 1000 DMG / 2 Hits
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    Tech 1: Pow Hammer                  Tech 2: Lightning
            Pow Pow Hammer                      Thunder Blade
            Pow Pow Hammer                      Indignation (Genis only)
            Hammer Rain                         Spark Wave (Genis only)
    
    Performed by: Colette / Zelos, Kratos, Genis
    
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    Prism Stars / 1200 DMG / 30 Hits
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    Tech 1: Ray                         Tech 2: Explosion
            Ray                                 Tidal Wave
            Ray                                 Cyclone
            Ray                                 Indignation
            Ray                                 Ground Dasher
    
    Performed by: Raine / Genis
    
    
    
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    9. Acknowledgements
    
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    First off, I would like to thank Namco for bringing this awesome RPG to
    RPG-starved gamecube owners.
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    Thanks to the following for help and corrections:
    
    chaosdragon55
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