Blade Dash / Octaslash
Blade Dash is a typical omnidirectional recovery move. When used normally, it is a single dashing strike in any direction; if used on the ground, it will not leave edges.
Holding the button before the dash begins will turn the move into Octaslash, which instead hits eight times for significantly more damage. Octaslash travels slightly farther, but does not grab edges on the way up like Blade Dash does, and inflicts twice the landing lag. When using Octaslash, Sephiroth may say 消え去れ ("Disappear."), 愚かな ("Foolish."), or 恐怖を刻む ("I carve terror.")
Although no attack has been named Blade Dash in the Final Fantasy series, this move resembles the Flash attack Sephiroth uses in Kingdom Hearts II and in turn the Oblivion attack used in the first two Dissidia Final Fantasy games.
In the Final Fantasy series, Octaslash is a technique used by Sephiroth in multiple games.
A technique resembling Octaslash first appeared in Kingdom Hearts II, as an unnamed attack used by Sephiroth.
Octaslash itself first appeared in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, being both a cinematic attack as well as a Digital Mind Wave attack available to Zack Fair if the player rolled on Sephiroth.
In the Dissidia Final Fantasy series (a fighting game series), Octaslash appears as one of Sephiroth's HP attacks. Sephiroth strikes a pose before executing several powerful slashes dealing Bravery damage before the last strike dealt HP attacks. In the first two games, he appears to strike less than eight times, though the last Bravery strike deals a few extra hits.
Octaslash later appeared in Final Fantasy VII Remake as one of Sephiroth's attacks during the third phase of his fight.
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