A close-up of Macha performing BottomsUp
|Description||A hip-drop that makes foe the "butt" of jokes.|
BottomsUp (ヒップアタック , Hippu atakku, lit. Hip Attack?) is a Red tech used in Chrono Cross. After acquiring 3 boss stars, Macha makes positive use of her derriere. Similar to her son, Korcha, she is one of few characters to use a body part as a weapon in battle. For Korcha, his is HeadButt.
Facing her rear-end toward the screen, Macha gives it a playful slap (stunningly similar to Marle's Allure tech in Chrono Trigger) and shakes it a few times. Backing into the target, she jumps up and plants her rear right on the target's head. The screen dramatically flashes black and green several times before she hops off the target and resumes her battle stance.
BottomsUp appears to be a literal description of the tech. Bottom being a colloquialism for a rear-end, she does indeed, lift it upward onto the target's head. Additionally, Bottom's Up is a slang term used for toasting purposes when multiple people are having drinks. Yet another meaning may stem from a scene prior to agreeing to help Kid after she is poisoned. Korcha, transporting the party to Termina on his ferry, grabs a bottle of liquor from Macha's kitchen, which he uses to bribe the dock overseer into letting him dock there. The Japanese name of this tech is more literal, as it directly refers to Macha using her rear end to inflict damage onto the target.