Tsunami (つなみ), also known as Tidal Wave, is a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is always associated with the Water element, and has been used by player character, enemy, and summon alike. Most of its appearances are the attack of the summon, Leviathan.
Tsunami is one of the four elemental attacks Chaos may cast upon the party. It deals heavy damage to the entire party.
Tidal Wave is the best attack of Leviathan, and can only be cast when a Summoner calls it.
Tsunami is special attack used by Cagnazzo in both boss battles against him. The ability causes small Water damage and may cause Instant Death. This ability is available to the party as an Augment ability in the Nintendo DS version.
Tsunami is a Blue Magic spell from Final Fantasy VI, learned by Strago Magus. It functions a bit like Aqua Breath, dealing Water-elemental damage to all enemies. Tsunami differs from Aqua breath in that Aqua Breath also inflicts Wind-elemental damage. In addition, Tsunami ignores split spell damage across enemy groups (while Aqua breath does not), making Tsunami a better choice for monster groups of four or more. Strago can learn Tsunami from the Enuo, Blue Dragon, and Ultima Buster enemies.
Kaiser Dragon will also use Tsunami when he is in "Water" mode.
The boss Aps uses Sewer Tsunami in the fight underneath Midgar's slums. It deals damage to both the boss and the characters, but it deals more damage to whichever side it hits first. So, it can actually hurt Aps more than its target.
The Summon, Leviathan uses Tidal Wave as its attack. In the Demo release of the game, Leviathan was the only summon available and its attack was originally called Tsunami.
The Guardian Force Leviathan's attack is called Tsunami. It inflicts Water-elemental damage and may sweep enemies from the field entirely.
Famfrit returns, and Tsunami is once again its ultimate attack. It is a ranged attack that deals Water damage to enemies in a straight line.
By summoning the Scion Famfrit through the Ewer of Darkness, a player can attack all enemies with Tsunami.
One of Garland's HP attacks is named Tsunami, and involves him jumps up and throw his sword with a chain onto the floor. The sword then curls around the floor like a snake to hit the opponent with an explosion of water. The summon Leviathan also uses Tsunami, which decreases the opponent's Brave Points continuously by a set value over a period of time.
Tidal Wave in the original Final Fantasy.
Tsunami in the original Final Fantasy.
Tsunami in Final Fantasy IV.
Tsunami as a summon ability in Final Fantasy IV.
Tidal Wave in Final Fantasy IV.
Tsunami in Final Fantasy IV. (DS)
Deluge in Final Fantasy IV. (DS)
Tidal Wave in Final Fantasy IV (DS).
Tsunami in The After Years.
Tsunami in Final Fantasy VI.
Tidal Wave in Final Fantasy VI.
Tidal Wave in Final Fantasy VII.
Tsunami in Final Fantasy VIII.
Tsunami used by Leviathan in Final Fantasy IX.
Tsunami in Dissidia Final Fantasy.
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Tidal Wave is a powerhouse, one of the largest Decepticons under Megatron's command. His power is backed up by a brain that doesn't exactly run at optimal speeds; he's not so much stupid as he is single-minded and easily frustrated, although his tendency to shout his own name repeatedly as a sort of battle cry doesn't do much to refute his reputation as a knucklehead. In battle he is merciless, an unyielding engine of destruction.
|“||Tidal Wave...Tidal Wave...||”|
—Tidal Wave, too many times to properly source
Voice actor Doug Parker (US), Jin Yamanoi (Japan)
Tidal Wave was originally brought to Earth by the Decepticon strategist Thrust in an attempt to bolster the Decepticon forces so that they could obtain the Requiem Blaster. Thrust claimed Tidal Wave was a general that led Decepticon forces to a victory, an unsubstantiated claim that seems rather out of place considering Tidal Wave's... lack of grace. This was exemplified when Hot Shot and Blurr capsized the huge warship and sent it to the bottom of the deep. However, Tidal Wave quickly recovered and transformed into his massively powerful robot mode, quickly sending the Autobots scrambling for cover.
Pounding the Autobots with firepower, Thrust called out to Tidal Wave to initiate his party piece. Tidal Wave transformed and split into three component vehicle sections (which also somehow shrank in size), headed for Megatron and Powerlinked with him, forming a combination known as Burning Megatron. Megatron declared that "The Power is Mine!" (whatever he meant by that exactly is unknown....dork) before setting off in pursuit of Jet Optimus. Tidal Wave gave Megatron flight capability and an overwhelming amount of firepower, which kept Jet Optimus at bay long enough for Megatron to slice the connection point between Optimus Prime and Jetfire with the Star Saber.
After Starscream cracked and attacked Megatron, Tidal Wave was sent after him to Earth when the rogue Decepticon jet escaped their moon base with the Star Saber in his possession. The Autobots initially assumed both Decepticons were part of a combined attack, but eventually came to Starscream's assistance against Tidal Wave when the Decepticon shot him down. Hot Shot nailed Tidal Wave in the eye with his axle cannon, but the powerful Tidal Wave recovered quickly and caused problems for Jet Optimus, whom couldn't so much as scratch him. This prompted Starscream to toss the Star Saber to the Autobot leader, which he used to slice off one of Tidal Wave's chest guns and forced the Decepticon to retreat.
Tidal Wave was present at the meeting between the Autobots and Decepticons during the Unicron Battles in which the two sides formed a temporary truce, notably shaking hands with Jetfire.
Voice actor Doug Parker (US) Jin Yamanoi Japan
After the end of the Unicron Battles, Tidal Wave loyally followed Galvatron's last request - that the Decepticons remain at peace with the Autobots. During the ten year period that followed, Tidal Wave somewhere along the line changed not only his color palette but his occupation - instead of being a warrior, he was now a guardian of the energon mines in the Sol system's asteroid belt.
Tidal Wave's post was one of the first targets of the Terrorcon hordes. After being attacked and abducted, he was brought to Scorponok and Alpha Quintesson's base of operations, where they convinced him to side with them by promising to revive Megatron, a deal which Tidal Wave eagerly agreed to. Although he clearly disliked Scorponok, he carried out orders in attacking other energon reserves run by the Autobots until Megatron returned. Following this, he continued raiding Autobot bases, only under Megatron's orders.
Tidal Wave would later show disdain for the madman Decepticon recruit Shockblast. During a battle on Cybertron, an energon tower collapsed on top of Tidal Wave due to a shot from Shockblast. Megatron called for a retreat and hauled Tidal Wave's damaged body back into space, where the giant Decepticon was reformatted into "Mirage".
Mirage traded his gigantic, hulking body for a smaller, sleeker, and speedier form. He also apparently gained an upgrade in intelligence, although he also started to buddy up with Demolishor and Snow Cat to form a comedy relief trio. He continued to serve Megatron throughout the war for energon.
When Galvatron flung himself into the energon sun to destroy Unicron's spark, Mirage loyally followed after him and seemingly ended his life.
Tidal Wave was little seen in the Armada comic from Dreamwave, appearing only in a panel or two in the final story.
In Energon, Tidal Wave was recruited by Scorponok, joining the Terrorcons. While he went on several raids and missions with the Terrorcons, it became clear to him that he wasn't the most respected of the team. Alpha Quintesson, however, saw something in him, and reformatted him into Mirage, noting as he did so that Scorponok had fallen out of Unicron's favor.
Tidal Wave, in his combined battleship mode, was stationed as a relay and refuel point off a small chain of islands in the Mid-Atlantic. The Autobots made their way inside him to take out the Decepticlone platoons inside and destroy him, but discovered that Tidal Wave wasn't merely a transport. They escaped just in time to avoid being crushed as Tidal Wave transformed into his titanic robot mode.
Tidal Wave walked around the island chain in the deep waters, unloading volleys of missiles, lasers, and the occasional Jet Laser on the tiny-by-comparison Autobots. Despite his impressive size, firepower, and nigh-impenetrable armor, the Autobots managed to do enough damage to Tidal Wave's one weak point -his face- to cause a chain reaction that caused multiple explosions inside him, sending him falling face-first to the ocean floor.
The Autobots were able to extract information from Tidal Wave's computer that the Decepticons' main base was located in Northern Alaska, but the information was planted there by Megatron to lead the Autobots into a trap.
|Card Lore:||This card cannot be activated as long as you control a monster on your side of the field. To activate this card you must select from your hand two Water monsters whose total ATK equals 3000 or more and remove them from the game. You may then use one of the following effects:
The monster special summoned by either of the above effects cannot attack the turn this card is activated.
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