The Lion Heart (ライオンハート, Raionhāto) is Squall Leonhart's ultimate gunblade from Final Fantasy VIII. As with all gunblade models other than Revolver, it is never seen in any of the game's FMVs. It stands out due to its bright blue blade and ornately shaped handle. By mugging or defeating certain monsters at certain levels and exploiting the card conversion ability, it is possible to obtain the Lion Heart on the first disc of the game. This weapon loosely resembles the recuring ultimate weapon, Ultima Weapon, having a blue blade.
|Of gunblades, the finest model is the Lion Heart. It requires rare items to be remodeled to its highest quality. Sporting an Assault Rifle Handle this gunblade possesses the ability to switch between different fire settings. An excerpt of this model is mentioned in Weapons Monthly Magazine.|
Cost: 100,000 (Variable Steel)
Abilities: Double Overdrive
A customized version of the Variable Steel is available for Tidus, the weapon variant is called the Lionheart. The Lionheart is a level 10 weapon that possesses the Double Overdrive ability.
The Lionheart is a model of the gun-sword obtainable by Lightning.
AP Required: 200
The name Lionheart appears as a Knight Sword for Paladins, Templars, and Defenders. It has 34 Attack, 2 Defense, 1 Magic Resistance, and able to perform the Defense ability.
In Dissidia Final Fantasy, Squall Leonhart wields the Lion Heart in his EX Mode. The Lion Heart causes the trigger function to activate when Squall attacks with his melee strikes, doubling the number of hits, and also boosts the range of his attacks.
The Lionheart also appears as Squall's Level 100 exclusive weapon. To obtain it, the player must trade in the Punishment weapon (another of Squall's exclusive weapons), along with five "Unshelled Bullets" and five "Bless Orbs". The Lion Heart increases Attack by 68, increases EX Force absorption amount by 30% and gives Squall the Sneak Attack ability.
A Keyblade named after the Lionheart can be obtained by defeating Cloud and Leon in the Hades Cup in Kingdom Hearts. It has high attack power, increases Sora's max MP, and increases his magic and summoning powers.
A similar weapon called the Sleeping Lion can be acquired in Kingdom Hearts II from Leon in Hollow Bastion partway through the game. It has decent attack strength and magical abilities, and increases the amount of strikes Sora can deliver in a combo.
Both the Sleeping Lion and the Lion Heart, despite their names, look more like the Revolver and not the Lionheart, and use Squall's Griever emblem as the basis for their designs. The Sleeping Lion in particular has a bladed edge along its length unlike the majority of Keyblades, and a gun barrel set into the handle, making it appear very similar to the Revolver.
When fought in the Arena, Squall will occasionally power up his gunblade, turning the blade blue. This make it look a lot like the Lion Heart.
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