Heartless Angel (心ない天使, Kokoronai Tenshi?), also known as Fallen One, is a recurring enemy ability in the Final Fantasy series. When used, it brings the party's HP down to 1. Though it did not first appear in Final Fantasy VII, it has become one of Sephiroth's signature attacks.
Originally translated as Fallen One in the SNES version, Heartless Angel reduces all opponents' HP to 1 and it costs 20 MP for the enemy to use. The attack depicts angels coming down from above (the same animation as Raise), dealing damage.
In Final Fantasy VII, Heartless Angel is only cast in the final battle by Bizarro∙Sephiroth and Safer∙Sephiroth. It takes the form of a single angel that sprinkles magic on the player characters leaving them with one HP.
Sephiroth uses Heartless Angel during his first battle with Zack Fair. Professor Hojo's simulations of Sephiroth, Experiments No.'s 107, 108, and 124 also use the attack. Some normal enemies have an attack called Heartless Needle, which functions identically to Heartless Angel but is a melee attack rather than a spell.
Heartless Angel returns as one of the bonuses of Sephiroth's EX Mode, with the same functionality as it had in the first game.
- “Descend, Heartless Angel.”
- —Sephiroth's battle quote before using Heartless Angel in Kingdom Hearts
Heartless Angel returns prominently in both of Sephiroth's boss battles in the Kingdom Hearts series. The attack saps all of Sora's MP and reduces his HP to 0 (unless Sora has Second Chance). In Kingdom Hearts II it saps all of Sora's MP and reduces his HP to 1. It is possible to avoid this by attacking Sephiroth before it descends.