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Shuriken FFIII Art

Concept art from Final Fantasy III.

Shuriken (手裏剣, Shuriken?), also known as Stars, are throwing weapons that appear in various games in the series. They can usually be thrown by Ninjas.

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Literally meaning "sword hidden in the hand" in Japanese, shuriken fit their use perfectly as edged throwing weapons, being the second hand arms of the stealthy and quick Ninja class.

Shuriken vary from game to game, from being disposable items solely used in combat, to large indispensable wielded weapons. Item variations of shuriken take on the more popular fiction design of star shaped Hira-shuriken, while weapon variations can range from more stylized and elaborate traditional based designs to even objects such as fans, pinwheels, and origami.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy IIIEdit

The Shuriken is the only weapon that can only be thrown.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Shurikens can be thrown by Edge.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Shurikens return for this sequel to Final Fantasy IV.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Shurikens can be thrown by both Edge and Gekkou.

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Final Fantasy VEdit

Ninjas can throw shurikens.

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Final Fantasy VIEdit

Shadow can throw shurikens to a single target.

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Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Yuffie uses large shuriken has her weapons of choice, but they act as boomerangs instead of actual shuriken found in the other series.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

One of the playable characters called Shuriken (Female) (known as Cissnei in Crisis Core), uses a large shuriken has her weapon of choice.

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Final Fantasy XIEdit

Shuriken are a type of throwing weapon, but can only be used by Ninjas. Oddly, there is a lack of real shuriken, with more throwing weapons than ninja stars.

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Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

Ninjas can throw the following shurikens.

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Final Fantasy Mystic QuestEdit

Tristam throws Ninja Stars, as his main weapon. They have limited ammunition and can be easily replenish from brown chests.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

The Fuma and Koga Shuriken appear as Thrown Weapons and can be equipped by all classes, but are best suited for the Ranger and Ninja crowns.

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Shurikens can be bought in a few shops late in the game.

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Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

The only shuriken-type weapon is the Ninja and its classified as a boomerang.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Three shurikens appear as throwing weapons, and they are equippable by Firion, Onion Knight, Bartz, Squall, and Zidane by default.

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

The Juji and Fuma Shuriken and the Star of Lufenia return in the prequel to Dissidia, and can also be wielded by Tidus, Prishe, Vaan and Ultimecia.

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EtymologyEdit

A shuriken is a traditional Japanese concealed weapon that was generally used for throwing, and sometimes stabbing or slashing.

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