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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Final Fantasy Wiki

For the weapon from Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-, see: List of Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- Weapons#Guns
Squall's Revolver.
"What it lacks in power, it more than makes up for with its reliability."
—Weapons Monthly Magazine

The Revolver (リボルバー, Riborubā), is the Gunblade of choice for Squall Leonhart in most of his appearances in the Final Fantasy series. An iconic symbol from Final Fantasy VIII, it has since appeared in several other games in the series. It is a sword with a revolver chamber which serves as the hilt for the blade. Despite its name it cannot be used as an actual gun, meaning it does not fire projectiles, and can therefore only be used in melee combat.

The Revolver is famous not only for being Squall Leonhart's weapon, but also for its unique and exotic appearance. It is possibly one of the best known swords in the Final Fantasy series, along with the Buster Sword, the Masamune, the Excalibur, the Ultima Weapon, the Brotherhood, and others.



Final Fantasy VIII

Squall carries the Revolver model gunblade as his personal weapon, adding memorabilia of Griever on the weapon such as an etching across the blade and a Griever keychain attached to the base of the hilt.

In the game, triggering a round in the gun chamber sent a shock wave through the blade, increasing its damage potential, but the timing required is hard to learn, which is why it takes years to master wielding a Gunblade. The player can effectively utilize this ability during gameplay by pressing the trigger button (R1 in the PlayStation version) just as Squall Leonhart is about to hit an enemy, thereby increasing the damage dealt to the target, similar to a critical hit.

The Revolver appears as Squall's first model and as such is quickly outclassed by newer models through the game, however it remained in certain FMV sequences no matter what other model Squall possessed at the time. Such sequences included when Squall freed Rinoa from being flash frozen in the Sorceress Memorial.

In the Game Over menu for Final Fantasy VIII, the Revolver appears broken in two with the blade sticking out of the ground with a black background and a white feather.

Final Fantasy XII

Gilgamesh's fake Gunblade.

In Final Fantasy XII, Gilgamesh has the Revolver gunblade amongst his collection of Legendary Weapons. However, like all his swords, it is slightly different, having an image of a Chocobo printed on the blade, no trigger, and lacks the chain and Griever symbol.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Bartz wielding the Revolver and Buster Sword.

The Revolver appears again as Squall's weapon of choice. As a Mime, Bartz also uses the Revolver in his EX Burst, and when using the "Climbarrel" and "Solid Ascension" attacks. The Revolver is also an equippable weapon exclusive to Squall found in Destiny Odyssey VIII, and is a Level 1 weapon that boosts Attack by 4.

A notable difference is how the weapon is stored. In Final Fantasy VIII, Squall is seen drawing it from his left hip like a Katana, however in Dissidia he can summon it to his hand when required and dispel it using magic. It is worth noting that most characters in Dissidia summon their weapons this way.

Non-specific appearances

Squall in Itadaki Street.

Since the Revolver is Squall's icon weapon, the non-specific appearance of this blade is directly related with the appearance of Squall in other games, like Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special, the Final Fantasy Anthology, and Chocobo Racing.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Kingdom Hearts Series

Squall wields his Gunblade throughout the series as he leads the majority of the Final Fantasy cast into battle against the Heartless and Nobodies. It is never shown if the trigger function of the Gunblade actually works in the game, but some sound effects during battle seem to indicate that it does.

The Sleeping Lion.

The Keyblades Lionheart and Sleeping Lion vaguely resemble Squall's Gunblade, as both possess silver color schemes and Griever accessories. The Sleeping Lion even has a double-edged blade along its length and a gun barrel built into the handle, though it is merely decorative.

Creation and Development

The cylinder of a Revolver model.

The weapons were, in their original appearance of Final Fantasy VIII, designed by Tetsuya Nomura. At the time when he was thinking of Squall's weapon, he was into silver accessories. He felt he wanted Squall to have a silver weapon as well. Another key factor in creating Squall's weapon was how he wanted some new way for the player to control the weapon in battle. With both of those ideas combined, he came up with a gunblade. Nomura has stated that upon reflection, it has a rather odd appearance.


Master Arms Squall's Gunblade.

This article uses material from the "Revolver" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010
(Redirected to Temp Power: Revolver article)

From City of Heroes Wiki

Image:Temporary_RangeLightDamage.png‎ Revolver Ranged Lethal, Med Dam
Small caliber side arm. You have 30 bullets.

Damage Inflicted: 130.21 Lethal at Level 50.

This temporary power is obtained through the Invention System using a recipe at an invention worktable.


This recipe cannot be bought from stores. It must be obtained by defeating enemies, from another player at Wentworth's or the Black Market, or by trading. It is a rare drop.

This recipe may be sold to a store for 2000 influence or infamy. This is usually (but not always) much less than you could sell it for at Wentworth's or on the Black Market.

This recipe is considered level 10 for crafting purposes. The requirements for crafting this enhancement are:

This article uses material from the "Temp Power: Revolver" article on the City of Heroes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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