Concept art from Final Fantasy III.

Shuriken (手裏剣, Shuriken?), also known as Stars, are throwing weapons that appear in the series. They can usually be thrown by Ninjas.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Literally meaning "sword hidden in the hand" in Japanese, shuriken fit their use perfectly as edged throwing weapons, being the second hand arms of the stealthy and quick Ninja class.

Shuriken vary from game to game, from being disposable items solely used in combat, to large indispensable wielded weapons. Item variations of shuriken take on the more popular fiction design of star shaped Hira-shuriken, while weapon variations can range from more stylized and elaborate traditional based designs to even objects such as fans, pinwheels, and origami.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Shuriken is the only weapon that can only be thrown.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Shurikens can be thrown by Edge.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Shurikens appear as throwing weapons.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Shurikens can be thrown by both Edge and Gekkou.

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Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Ninjas can throw shurikens. Shurikens deal damage based on Strength and Agility and is further multiplied by 2.

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Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Shadow can throw shurikens to a single target.

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Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Yuffie uses large shuriken has her weapons of choice, but they act as boomerangs instead of actual shuriken found in the other series.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Shuriken are the preferred weapon of Shuriken (Female).

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Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Shuriken are a type of throwing weapon, but can only be used by Ninjas. Oddly, there is a lack of real shuriken, with more throwing weapons than ninja stars.

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Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Ninjas can throw the following shurikens.

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Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

Tristam throws Ninja Stars, as his main weapon. They have limited ammunition and can be easily replenish from brown chests.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

The Fuma and Koga Shuriken appear as Thrown Weapons and can be equipped by all classes, but are best suited for the Ranger and Ninja crowns.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

Shurikens can be bought in a few shops late in the game.

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Final Fantasy Legend III[edit | edit source]

The only shuriken-type weapon is the Ninja and its classified as a boomerang.

Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Three shurikens appear as throwing weapons, and they are equippable by Firion, Onion Knight, Bartz, Squall, and Zidane by default.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Shuriken are weapons that can be wielded by Tidus, Prishe, Vaan and Ultimecia.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

A shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing.

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