Weapon originally used for combating mages.
Zidane Tribal's Mage Masher (メイジマッシャー, Meijimasshā?) is an incarnation of the recurring weapon Mage Masher that appears in several games in the Final Fantasy series. It was originally a low-powered weapon for Zidane, but in recent titles is depicted as his signature weapon, and whenever he is depicted with it he dual-wields two copies of the weapon.
The Mage Masher features a green-gray handle with gold lines running around it, and a slightly jagged curved purple blade. Swirl markings run along the middle of the blade's length. The markings and the edges of the blade are a lighter shade than the rest. In Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, the Mage Masher is longer compared to the handle, and has a tassel on the end of the handle, but otherwise is identical to the original design. Its design is the same in all of Zidane's alternate outfits, but its color changes.
As with all his daggers in Final Fantasy IX, Zidane wields his Mage Mashers in a reverse grip, and in Dissidia and Dissidia 012 can join them at the handles to wield them as a single, dual-bladed weapon. This is a reference to item synthesis in Final Fantasy IX, where two Mage Mashers could be fused into The Ogre, which bears a similar appearance to two Mage Mashers fused at the handles.
A pair of Mage Mashers appear as a pre-order bonus for players using the services of Square Enix Online Store.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
Zidane wields the Mage Mashers as his weapons in battle in all his outfits. Bartz uses the Mage Masher in either separate or combined forms in some of his attacks. Manikins of Zidane and Bartz wield crystal Mage Mashers.
Zidane again wields the Mage Mashers as his sole weapons in battle. Bartz and Manikins wield them in the same fashion as the original game.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit
Zidane wields the Mage Mashers as his weapons in-game.
Wol wields Zidane's Mage Masher when wearing Zidane's costume.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Zidane's Mage Masher appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration.
A Play Arts figure of Zidane for Final Fantasy IX depicts him wielding the Mage Masher and the Orichalcon, Zidane's off-hand weapon that he uses in the game when wielding daggers. The figure has two sets of hands to hold the daggers, the Mage Masher being set into the proper hand as a separate piece. Zidane's Dissidia Play Arts figure wields the two Mage Mashers as seen in Dissidia.