Different Beat (ディファレントビート, Difarento Bīto?) is a recurring Limit Break associated with Zell Dincht. Originally seen in Final Fantasy VIII, Different Beat deals heavy single-target damage to a single opponent.
Different Beat is one of Zell's possible Duel abilities, his Limit Break. When appearing as an option, is input using , and involves a series of flipkicks into the sky followed by a crushing flying energy kick, ultimately dealing more damage than Meteor Barret. It can be unlocked by reading Combat King 004.
Different Beat appears as two abilities for Zell, one of SSR rarity and one of SSR+ rarity.
Possibly taken from the English-language idiom "to march to a different beat" (cf. "to march to the beat of one's own drum"), meaning to follow one's own intuition with little regard for what others in a group may be doing in the same time and space. The phrase itself can be interpreted as the quality of having independence of thought or action, or more rarely the tendency toward stubbornness, all of which are in line with Zell's character.
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