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Rondo of Blood - Grand Cross - 02.png|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Rondo of Blood|Rondo of Blood]]''
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Rondo of Blood - Grand Cross - 02.png|'''Grand Cross''' as it appears in the intro cutscene of ''[[Castlevania: Rondo of Blood|Rondo of Blood]]''
 
Rondo of Blood - Grand Cross - 03.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Rondo of Blood|Rondo of Blood]]''
 
Rondo of Blood - Grand Cross - 03.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Rondo of Blood|Rondo of Blood]]''
 
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===Pillar of Crosses===
 
===Pillar of Crosses===
*The "pillar" version was first used as [[Richter Belmont/Symphony of the Night|Richter]]'s item crash with the Cross sub-weapon in ''[[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night|Symphony of the Night]]''. It was also the normal action for [[Alucard/Symphony of the Night|Alucard]] in that game when he used the Cross (100 [[Heart|hearts]]).
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*The "pillar" version was first used as [[Richter Belmont/Symphony of the Night|Richter]]'s item crash with the Cross sub-weapon in ''[[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night]]''. It was also the normal action for [[Alucard/Symphony of the Night|Alucard]] in that game when he used the Cross (100 [[Heart]]s).
 
*The move returned as [[Nathan Graves]]' Cross item crush in ''[[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon|Circle of the Moon]]'' when combining the [[DSS Combinations#Pluto|Pluto + Salamander]] [[Dual Set-Up System|DSS]] cards.
 
*The move returned as [[Nathan Graves]]' Cross item crush in ''[[Castlevania: Circle of the Moon|Circle of the Moon]]'' when combining the [[DSS Combinations#Pluto|Pluto + Salamander]] [[Dual Set-Up System|DSS]] cards.
 
*It was also used by [[Juste Belmont]] in ''[[Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance|Harmony of Dissonance]]'' when he [[Spell Fusion|fused]] the Cross with the [[Bolt Book]].
 
*It was also used by [[Juste Belmont]] in ''[[Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance|Harmony of Dissonance]]'' when he [[Spell Fusion|fused]] the Cross with the [[Bolt Book]].
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Pachislot 2 Grand Cross.jpg|[[Trevor Belmont/Pachislot|Trevor]]'s '''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]''
 
Pachislot 2 Grand Cross.jpg|[[Trevor Belmont/Pachislot|Trevor]]'s '''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]''
 
DC - Grand Cross.JPG|'''Holy Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Harmony of Despair|Harmony of Despair]]''
 
DC - Grand Cross.JPG|'''Holy Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Harmony of Despair|Harmony of Despair]]''
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Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II - 01|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]'' (jump to 1:08)
 
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====External videos====
 
*[http://youtu.be/0eKbtxrMGnU?t=1m8s Grand Cross] from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]''.
 
   
 
===Suspended Cross===
 
===Suspended Cross===
The "suspended" version was first shown to be used by [[Julius Belmont]] in ''[[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow|Aria of Sorrow]]''. It differs slightly depending on whether Julius uses it as a boss or a playable character. During the boss battle, Julius slowly rises up in the air, pulling Soma towards him and crushing the castle in the background. He then unleashes Grand Cross for a total of seven consecutive hits. On the other hand, when Julius is controlled by the player in Julius Mode, it is a bit weaker. It no longer pulls enemies towards Julius, its duration is shorter, and thus it deals less damage. It returned as a sub-weapon for [[Julius Belmont/Dawn of Sorrow|him]] in ''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow|Dawn of Sorrow]]'', although it was watered down a bit, as Julius was no longer invincible when he used the attack and it lost the vacuum property it had in ''Aria''. He used this weapon to destroy a powerful barrier in [[Soma Cruz|Soma]]'s story mode which protected the gates to the [[The Abyss|Abyss]]. Through a certain in-game glitch/cheat, Soma can equip Julius's version of the Grand Cross as a [[Bullet Soul|bullet soul]] (along with other [[Julius Mode]] characters' sub-weapons, like Alucard's [[Alucard Sword]] and Julius's [[Vampire Killer (whip)|Vampire Killer]] whip). Unlike Julius, Soma can move around while it is active (this is due to it being a glitched soul/weapon) and he doesn't rise up in the air like Julius.
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The "suspended" version was first shown to be used by [[Julius Belmont]] in ''[[Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow]]''. It differs slightly depending on whether Julius uses it as a boss or a playable character. During the boss battle, Julius slowly rises up in the air, pulling Soma towards him and crushing the castle in the background. He then unleashes Grand Cross for a total of seven consecutive hits. On the other hand, when Julius is controlled by the player in Julius Mode, it is a bit weaker. It no longer pulls enemies towards Julius, its duration is shorter, and thus it deals less damage. It returned as a sub-weapon for [[Julius Belmont/Dawn of Sorrow|him]] in ''[[Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow|Dawn of Sorrow]]'', although it was watered down a bit, as Julius was no longer invincible when he used the attack and it lost the vacuum property it had in ''Aria''. He used this weapon to destroy a powerful barrier in [[Soma Cruz|Soma]]'s story mode which protected the gates to the [[The Abyss|Abyss]]. Through a certain in-game glitch/cheat, Soma can equip Julius's version of the Grand Cross as a [[Bullet Soul|bullet soul]] (along with other [[Julius Mode]] characters' sub-weapons, like Alucard's [[Alucard Sword]] and Julius's [[Vampire Killer (whip)|Vampire Killer]] whip). Unlike Julius, Soma can move around while it is active (this is due to it being a glitched soul/weapon) and he doesn't rise up in the air like Julius.
   
 
Richter Belmont gained use of this version of the Grand Cross in ''Portrait of Ruin''. Interestingly enough, it also retained the effects of the "pillar" version, essentially making it a combination of both versions of the attack.
 
Richter Belmont gained use of this version of the Grand Cross in ''Portrait of Ruin''. Interestingly enough, it also retained the effects of the "pillar" version, essentially making it a combination of both versions of the attack.
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Pachislot Grand Cross.jpg|[[Trevor Belmont/Pachislot|Trevor]]'s '''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula]]''
 
Pachislot Grand Cross.jpg|[[Trevor Belmont/Pachislot|Trevor]]'s '''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula]]''
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Pachislot Akumajō Dracula - 01|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula]]'' (jump to 5:06)
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Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II - 02|'''Divine Cross''' from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]'' (jump to 1:36)
 
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====External videos====
 
*[http://youtu.be/H-0nrg5bcG0?t=5m6s Grand Cross] from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula]]''.
 
*[http://youtu.be/sOIRwTgPG9Y?t=1m36s Divine Cross] from ''[[Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II]]''.
 
   
 
==Item Data==
 
==Item Data==
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|File:Grand-Cross.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night|Symphony of the Night]]''
 
|File:Grand-Cross.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Symphony of the Night|Symphony of the Night]]''
 
|File:Grand-CrossTrevor.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Curse of Darkness|Curse of Darkness]]''
 
|File:Grand-CrossTrevor.gif|'''Grand Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Curse of Darkness|Curse of Darkness]]''
|File:Holy Cross Gabriel.gif|'''[[Gabriel Belmont|Gabriel's]] Holy Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Lords of Shadow|Lords of Shadow]]''
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|File:Holy Cross Gabriel.gif|[[Gabriel Belmont|Gabriel]]'s '''Holy Cross''' from ''[[Castlevania: Lords of Shadow|Lords of Shadow]]''
 
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[[Category:Dual Crush]]
 
[[Category:Dual Crush]]

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Barlowe2 Holy Cross redirects here. For the Lords of Shadow skill, see Holy Cross (Lords of Shadow).


Rondo of Blood - Grand Cross - 01

Grand Cross (also called Grand Cruz, Holy Cross or Cross Crash) is an attack involving very large crosses which deal heavy Holy-based damage. It can be performed by members of the Belmont family and relatives. There are three versions of this attack:

  • In the first version, seen only in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, a giant crucifix appears suspended behind Richter, then multiple crucifixes rise up from the bottom, covering the whole screen and hitting anything in their path.
  • In the second version, a pillar of light surrounds the caster; several crosses then spiral up this column, dealing massive damage.
  • Finally, in the third version, a large cross of energy appears suspended behind the caster, causing damage to anything that touches it.

Even though these forms look different, the effective range of the last two versions is similar, which is anything nearby or above.

Variations

Rising Crosses

The Grand Cross item crush was first introduced in Castlevania: Rondo of Blood. To cast it, Richter must be in possession of the Cross sub-weapon and activate its item crush attack. A giant crucifix will appear behind him and a series of flashing crosses will rise up from the bottom, covering the whole screen and dealing heavy damage to anything they touch.

Pillar of Crosses

Suspended Cross

The "suspended" version was first shown to be used by Julius Belmont in Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. It differs slightly depending on whether Julius uses it as a boss or a playable character. During the boss battle, Julius slowly rises up in the air, pulling Soma towards him and crushing the castle in the background. He then unleashes Grand Cross for a total of seven consecutive hits. On the other hand, when Julius is controlled by the player in Julius Mode, it is a bit weaker. It no longer pulls enemies towards Julius, its duration is shorter, and thus it deals less damage. It returned as a sub-weapon for him in Dawn of Sorrow, although it was watered down a bit, as Julius was no longer invincible when he used the attack and it lost the vacuum property it had in Aria. He used this weapon to destroy a powerful barrier in Soma's story mode which protected the gates to the Abyss. Through a certain in-game glitch/cheat, Soma can equip Julius's version of the Grand Cross as a bullet soul (along with other Julius Mode characters' sub-weapons, like Alucard's Alucard Sword and Julius's Vampire Killer whip). Unlike Julius, Soma can move around while it is active (this is due to it being a glitched soul/weapon) and he doesn't rise up in the air like Julius.

Richter Belmont gained use of this version of the Grand Cross in Portrait of Ruin. Interestingly enough, it also retained the effects of the "pillar" version, essentially making it a combination of both versions of the attack.

Versions of this ability have also appeared in non-canon games. Kokoro Belmont used one in Otomedius Excellent called the "Lightning Sword" as her Platonic Break. This version is a horizontal beam instead of a vertical one for gameplay reasons, as this game is a horizontal-scrolling shooter rather than an action-platformer game.

Blood Cross

A bloody version of this attack, called Blood Cross, appears as a Dual Crush in Harmony of Despair whenever one of the Belmont-like characters dual crushes with Alucard or Soma.

Other variations

A different variation of Grand Cross appears in Pachislot Akumajō Dracula; Trevor will project forward a large cross made of holy energy. This cross is similar to Leon's Divine Cross (Cross + Blue Orb) from Lament of Innocence, with the difference that Trevor's version will be thrust forward a great distance, in a beam-like fashion, damaging anything in its path.

While in Pachislot Akumajō Dracula II the Grand Cross returns to its "pillar" form, this time his Divine Cross is a variation of the Grand Cross from Pachislot I, where he'll project another large cross made of holy energy and thrust it forward.

Item Data

Item Data: Grand Cross
Image Name - Game
Description
Type / Users Attributes / Consume Statistics / Sell Found Notes
Cross Icon Cross [alt] - Symphony of the Night [edit]
The ultimate sub-weapon, the cross damages all enemies on the screen. (...) Sub-Weapon
Alucard, Richter, Maria (Saturn only) 
Attrib: Holy / Hit
Consume: 100 Hearts (Alucard), 1 (Richter / Maria) 
ATT +100
Effect: Thrown forward and returns (Richter and Maria); Always crashes (Alucard).
Special: Item Crash (Grand Cross, Richter only, 20 Hearts).
AoS GrandCross Grand Cross - Aria of Sorrow [edit]
' Subweapon
Julius Belmont 
Attrib: Holy
Consume: 150 MP 
120 AP
Find: Starts with
Effect: A flaming holy cross hits enemies near Julius. Only available in Julius Mode.
Cross Crash - Encore of the Night [edit]
All blocks on the user's board are destroyed. The opponent takes 1 damage for each block destroyed. Spell
Richter 
Consume: 50 MP 
Holy Cross (Grand Cross) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
' Dual Crush
Jonathan or Julius or Richter with each other 
Find: (innate)
Effect: Several large crosses encircles both players and spiral upwards.
Blood Cross (Bloody Cross) - Harmony of Despair [edit]
' Dual Crush
Soma or Alucard + Jonathan or Julius or Richter 
Find: (innate)
Effect: A dark cross will rise and damage enemies multiple times. Each successful hit will also heal the users for 1 HP.

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