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Eiha / Eigaon

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Eiha/Eigaon
Joker's side special in Ultimate.
Joker's side special in Ultimate.

Joker using Eiha and Eigaon.
User Joker
Universe Persona

Eiha (エイハ, Eiha) is Joker's side special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It instead becomes Eigaon (エイガオン, Eigaon) if used while Arsène is present.

Overview[edit]

When activated, Joker snaps his fingers, and sends out a small projectile with an explosive area of effect. The projectile doesn't do much damage, but will cause the opponent to become cursed, taking damage over time. It can also be used to start combos in specific situations due to its favorable launch angle.

If Arsène is currently out when the move is used, Joker instead uses Eigaon, a more powerful projectile that hits multiple times, and causes the curse to deal more damage and do so more frequently, but last slightly less time. It will also explode and maintain its multihit hitbox if it hits the floor, allowing it to be used for area control by the player. This is especially helpful if the opponent is on the ledge, although it is a committal option in this situation.

Opponents who are under the effects of Eiha or Eigaon make a discomforted facial expression (the same expression used by poisoned fighters and fighters that a Pikmin has latched onto).

The damage taken from the curse is as follows.

  • Eiha's curse deals 1% every 45 frames (the rehit rate), ending after 361 frames (6 seconds). Overall, it will deal 8%.
  • Eigaon's curse deals 1.5% every 40 frames, ending after 321 frames (5.35 seconds). Overall, it will deal 12%.

Instructional quote[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List JokerHeadSSBU.png Unleashes a bolt that explodes and deals continuous damage. While Arsène is active, the speed and power increases.

Origin[edit]

Eiha being used in Persona 5.

Eiha is a Death element Persona skill first appearing in Revelations: Persona. It reappears as a Curse element skill in Persona 5, while Eigaon makes its debut in the same game. Eiha is the basic form of the attack, while Eigaon is the most powerful single-target form. Notably, Arsène begins with Eiha but cannot normally learn Eigaon; however, Arsène has access to it in the first battle done in the story's prologue and can inherit it from other Personas. Arsène also learns it in the spin-off game Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth. In Persona 5 Strikers, Arsène can also learn Maeigaon, a variation of Eigaon that hits all enemies (or in the case of Strikers, hits a wider area of enemies) upon reaching Level 62.

The smoggy red, black, and purple effects are based off Eiha and Eigaon's appearance in Persona 5, complete with Eigaon's swirling vortex and grinning face.

During the animation for both attacks, a blue flame effect appears around Joker's feet (the same as Rebel's Guard), based off the aura that appears when the Phantom Thieves are selecting and casting a Persona skill in Persona 5. Joker's finger snap when using this attack hearkens back to his animation in Persona 5 when using an item in battle, while his kneeling down when casting Eigaon resembles Arsène's magic attack animation in the same game.

The lingering damage effect is not present in Persona 5, though it may be a reference to Eiha and other Death spells' attributes in Revelations: Persona, where they deal persistent damage to the targeted enemy over the course of several turns.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese エイハ / エイガオン, Eiha / Eigaon
UK English Eiha / Eigaon
France French Eiha / Eigaon
Germany German Eiha / Eigaon
Italy Italian Eiha / Eigaon
Spain Spanish Eiha / Eigaon
China Chinese 耶哈 / 耶加翁
South Korea Korean 에이하 / 에이가온, Eiha / Eigaon
Netherlands Dutch Eiha / Eigaon
Russia Russian Эйха / Эйгаон