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HammerThrow

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HammerThrow
Zappa hammerthrow.png
Zappa usees HammerThrow in battle.
Type Physical
Color Red
Allocation Level 5±5
Target All Opponents
User Zappa
Description Spin like a top to known foes flying.

HammerThrow (スミスピン , Sumisu pin, lit. Smith Pin?) is a Red Tech used in Chrono Cross. After acquiring 15 boss stars, Zappa incorporates his skills as a blacksmith and his prowess with Hammers to deal damage to all foes present in battle.

Description[edit]

With the strength of his right hand, Zappa spins his Axe in exaggerated overhead arcs. The built up momentum sends him spinning like a top into all targets, as white energy glows all around him.

Name Origin[edit]

Zappa does not literally "throw" his Axe in the animation of this tech. However, the way in which Zappa spins his weapon and rotates on a single point greatly resembles the Olympic event, Hammer throw. Additionally, Zappa is likely named after the American Musician Frank Zappa, which composed an album called "Hammersmith Odeon". The former describing Zappa's profession, and the latter detailing the Proper Noun of a Greek Smithy. Since the Greeks are famous for the Olympics and, yet again, the motif of the smithing appears, it is no wonder that one of Zappa's techs would resemble an Olympic event.