Cross Slash is Cloud's side special move in his playable Super Smash Bros. series appearances, starting with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Cross Slash originated from Final Fantasy VII, in which it is Cloud's second level one Limit Break.
By pressing the special attack button up to three times, Cloud deals three attacks with five hits total, slashing in the shape of the kanji 凶 (kyō, "bad luck") to deal damage. The full attack can only be used, however, if the first and second hits connect, otherwise the attack ends.
The Limit Break variation is a powered-up version of Cross Slash, dealing all five slashes at once regardless.
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