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Channels focused ki energy through the samurai's blade to halve a single enemy's HP.


Tiger, also known as Slash,[1][2] is Cyan's level 12 Bushido technique in Final Fantasy VI. It requires three charges, and halves the HP of one opponent while inflicting sap. Though powerful, it fails on targets immune to death.


Cyan learns Tiger at level 12.

Gogo can also use any Bushido techniques that Cyan has learned by equipping Bushido in Gogo's ability menu. This allows Gogo to use Tiger.


Tiger is a potentially strong attack against a single high-HP target. However, it is a niche ability, and in most cases, the player may prefer to simply wait for one more charge to use Flurry, which can potentially deal more damage than half an enemy's HP. Moreover, enemies immune to death include most bosses and powerful normal enemies, meaning Tiger will rarely see use.



In East Asian cultures, the dragon and the tiger are considered eternal rivals. Various artworks depict the two fighting an epic battle, the dragon representative of things of Yang polarity and spirit, with the tiger representative of things of Yin polarity and matter. Ultimately, they represent the inevitable reconciliation of opposing but equal forces. The dragon is a creature of the skies, whereas the tiger is considered the king of all terrestrial beasts, and their bouts always end in a draw.

In the context of Eastern and Asian martial arts, the dragon represents the aspects of soft style and internal martial arts, focusing on accuracy, mental alertness, and fluid reactivity. The tiger represents the aspects of hard style and external martial arts, focusing on explosive speed, raw strength, and countering an opposing force with one's own. In martial arts fiction and fantasy, internal based martial arts are often seen with abilities centered on chi energy and spiritual powers, while external martial arts are depicted with unparalleled physical proportions, with the most reputable martial arts being able to harmonize and utilize both aspects as one force.

Cyan also has another Bushido technique called Dragon.