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The One-Winged Angel (片翼の天使 Katayoku no Tenshi?) is a Keychain for Sora's Keyblade which appears in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
The One-Winged Angel resembles Sephiroth's Masamune sword, although its handle and blade differ in keeping with the design of a Keyblade. The Keychain's token is made to appear as Sephiroth's single wing, hence the name, and the teeth of the blade resemble the spell Meteor. The Keychain token is tied to the hilt with a red cord.
In battle, the Keyblade becomes completely engulfed in flames when it is swung. This may be a reference to the Nibelheim Incident seen in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, in which Sephiroth razed a village to the ground.
One-Winged Angel is named after the famous battle music played when fighting Sephiroth in the Kingdom Hearts series and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. The name "One-Winged Angel" refers to his Safer form from Final Fantasy VII. The original Japanese name for the music was "Angel with a Wing on One Side", referencing the single arm that had been replaced with a wing. However, "One Winged Angel" later turned out to be much catchier. Since then, in almost all of Sephiroth's appearances he has been seen with one large black wing on his right side.
While its stats are low for a Keychain awarded for beating Sephiroth, its powerful critical hits allow it to rival the Ultima Weapon in power.
Notes and References
- ↑ This is only available after defeating Marluxia.