All-Out Attack

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All-Out Attack
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Joker using All-Out Attack on King K. Rool.
User Joker
Universe Persona
Joker dashes forward to strike. You can reverse directions while moving. If it hits, the Phantom Thieves will execute an All-Out Attack on up to four opponents. KOs instantly if damage is high enough.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

All-Out Attack (総攻撃, Joint Raid) is Joker's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Overview[edit]

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The splash screen at the end of the Final Smash.

When the Final Smash is used, Joker will rush forward while exclaiming "Ravage them!", and any opponents hit during the initial rush will be placed in the attack. The Final Smash starts by showing Joker, along with three of his fellow Phantom Thieves (either alongside Ann Takamaki, Ryuji Sakamoto, and Morgana or Makoto Niijima, Yusuke Kitagawa, and Haru Okumura) in silhouetted form jumping upwards, before a splash screen of all four of them appears. The four of them then rush the enemy at speeds that cause them to turn into blurs, while either Futaba Sakura or Morgana comment on the onslaught. When the attack finishes, Joker lands in front of the opponents, and another splash screen appears with Joker fixing his glove while "The Show's Over" appears next to him.

When "The Show's Over" appears, all captured opponents who are over 100% damage will be instantly KOed; any other captured opponents will instead be dealt additional damage and sent flying. (Without Spirits, this occurs if the opponent was at 62.8% before being hit in 1-vs-1 battles or 64% before being hit in battles with 3 or more players.) In a Stock or Stamina match, if the move instantly KOing opponents causes the match to end, the match ends on the splash screen without returning to gameplay, persisting onto the victory screen.

If Joker misses the initial rush forward, the player can push the control stick in the opposite direction of Joker to rush backwards and attempt to catch opponents again.

The game cannot be paused for the duration of the move. After the attack is over, any items being held by characters will vanish.

During the attack, Morgana or Futaba will say any of the following lines:

Quote
Morgana Time for some brutality!
It's too late for apologies!
Quiver in fear!
Futaba Sakura Here comes the pain!
Time for an all-out attack!
Beat 'em up!

Origin[edit]

Joker initiating, and using, an All-Out Attack in Persona 5

All-Out Attacks are staples of the Persona series, since its introduction in Persona 3. When a player knocks down every enemy in the current battle (whether that be from getting critical hits, from exploiting weaknesses or by the enemy missing with a physical attack), they are then given the option to perform an All-Out Attack, where every currently active party member attacks the opponent relentlessly, dealing significant physical almighty damage that cannot be voided, repelled, or absorbed.

All-Out Attack is nearly identical to the same move in Persona 5, including the splash screen (called the Finishing Touch), with one major difference: In Persona 5, the defeated opponents are seen gushing high-pressure blood, but in Ultimate this is replaced with sparkles. Likewise, one of Morgana's lines, "Time for some bloodshed!", was altered to "Time for some brutality!" These changes were likely made both due to the game's rating and for flavor reasons, due to the character implications of Joker and his teammates brutally murdering fellow fighters (as opposed to enemy Personas).

In Persona 5, the splash screen at the end of the attack is only displayed when the attack defeats every enemy left in the battle; in Ultimate, it is always displayed, regardless if it KOs an opponent or not. In Ultimate, every character who appears in the attack appears to be holding one of their best weapons from Persona 5; for example, Ryuji holds Mjolnir and Ann holds the Naraka Whip.

Glitches[edit]

In version 3.0.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, getting an Instant KO with this Final Smash in Classic Mode will occasionally prevent the game from progressing. This glitch was fixed in the version 3.0.1 update.

Trivia[edit]

  • Joker is the only character whose Final Smash can cut straight to the results screen.
  • All-Out Attack is the only Final Smash to incorporate pre-rendered cinematics, those being the cut-ins for both sets of Phantom Thieves.
  • All-Out Attack is one of four Final Smashes that removes the damage percentages during its duration, the other three being Triple Finish, Team Star Fox and Team Star Wolf.
    • Much like Triple Finish, the damage percentages are removed for the entire duration of the Final Smash, even upon start up.
  • All-Out Attack is one of five Final Smashes that can instant KO at certain percentages, the other four being Giga Bowser Punch, Triforce of Wisdom, Plasma Scream, and Infernal Climax.
  • Morgana's quotes in Ultimate are the ones he says when he initiates an All-Out Attack in Persona 5.
  • In Persona 5, Joker's opponents will bleed a large amount of blood rather than splashing stars; this was likely changed due to Ultimate's E10+ rating.
    • Thus, this makes All-Out Attack the second Final Smash that is censored from the original game, the first being Infernal Climax, as Bayonetta was completely naked in her original game, while keeping a large portion of her outfit on in Smash.
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