Jade Curtiss is a crossover character from the Namco Tales' series installment, Tales of the Abyss.
A doctor, a forensic inspector, a fonist, a colonel, a child prodigy, a genius... There are many things this snide and cool calculating man of many talents is renowned, praised, and even feared for.
A colonel of much reputation in the ranks of the Malkuth Army, Jade is a man whose past ties in with much of the events and recent history of Auldrant. Learning of the appearance of Luke Fon Fabre, a heir of aristocracy to the enemy nation of Baticul in his nation, Jade comes to capture the young man for talks of peace, but fate soon drags him into his ward's adventure... And to one where his own past will catch up to him again.
Jade is a High Tactics Fonist, casting spells that create various phenomena and have their own specified ranges of manifestation that can be placed and activated to engage in high pressure mind games to corner and trap the opponent. His difference between the Emperor is that his spells primarily act like obstacles and live action hazards when activated, catching the opponent by surprise and can remain active for a brief but notable period of time, and getting caught in these spells inflict damage as long as they exist. In addition to his spells, Jade also has the advantage of close range combat, allowing the player to get Jade close in for a plethora of tactical approaches.
Jade, however, suffers as a glass cannon; while his Physical and Magical attack are top notch and are something to be reckoned with, his defense is the ultimate price to pay for such power. His spells are also weighed with the need to prepare to cast them; more powerful spells demand a longer casting time, and the foresight of strategy to pull off chains in a variety of situations and fields of expertise of the use of these spells is a must. Versatility and the ability to be expansive is also a large demand for those who wish to use Jade at his fullest potential, and as such, he is recommended for expert players.
Creates a small burst of fonons.
Unleashes a stalagmite underneath the opponent. Works only by being summoned out of the ground. Player can move where the stalagmite will manifest.
Creates a devastating whirlwind cage. Player can move where the whirlwind cage may manifest.
Summons surging waterfalls of raging water. Player can position its altitude and size. The higher the waterfall is from the ground, the more hits it will garner, but the wider it is, the shorter it will last.
Unleashes wisps of flame that soon gather and intensify into a blaze.
Creates a massive earthquake field.
Summons a large bolt of lightning which explodes on impact.
Creates a gushing spring that sends out a torrential wave of high pressurized bubbles that float around the battlefield.
A hellish pyre creates a column of fire into the sky, before concentrating into a beam of intense flame.
Cast Splash during an earth spell
Channels water into sharp icicles that shower onto the opponent.
Cast Stalagmite during a fire spell
Unleashes a volcano that spits out searing hot lava.
Cast Turbulence during a fire spell
Creates a dazzling firestorm cyclone from a mere pyre and an upwards draft.
Cast Flame Burst during a wind spell
Controlled atmospheric pressure channels a wisp of flame into an unsuspecting bomb.
Cast Ground Dasher during a water spell
Moisture from the air is immediately sucked to the ground by intense cooling, trapping victims in a glacier of frost.
Cast Blessed Drops during a wind spell
Fierce blasts of water become charged with celestial electricity.
Cast Thunder Blade during an earth spell
A well of ultra dense gravity falls unto the earth.
Cast Infernal Prison during a water spell
A column of scathing steam manifests upon the mixture of intense flame and rushing water.
Full Fon Slot Activation!
EX Mode Title
Mystic Arte: Might of the Necromancer
The player must command Jade to recite a certain speech to enact his Mystic Artes.
Oh Astonishing melody, arise in the name of the Necromancer!, will result in the basic EX Burst, Mystic Cage.
I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, commands thee! Who opens the gates of hell, come forth divine lightning! This ends now!!, will result in the advanced EX Burst, Indignation.
Oh Astonishing Melody, I, who stand in the full light of the heavens, commands thee! Who opens the gates of hell, arise in the name of the Necromancer! Come forth divine lightning! This ends now!, results in the best EX Burst, Divine Wrath Judgment Prison: Indignation.