(すざく, Suzaku, lit. Vermilion Sparrow)
|SNES/PSX Name||Shiva Edge|
|Description||A sword imbued with holy power|
|Effect||4x critical hit damage|
|Treasure Chests||Hero's Grave (Present)|
The Suzaku (also known as Shiva Edge in the SNES/PS version) is Crono's eighteenth-level katana in Chrono Trigger. It has an attack power of 170 and its critical hits do 4x the damage as a normal attack, though it has a base critical hit rate of 7% as a trade off.
The blade's sprite in-game is colored with a faint-murky green hue, with its slashing trail being a silver-colored curved-yet-bulky trail (with the said shape being shared by the Rainbow and the DS-exclusive Dreamseeker).
Zhuque/Suzaku is one of the Four Saint Beasts of Asian mythology, and is the name given to a previous Emperor of Japan. Its theme naming matches with the DS-exclusive weapon, Icewyrm, with its Japanese name being one of the other Saint Beasts, Qinglong/Seiryū.
Shiva on the other hand, is a Hindu deity, is the name attributed to an Aeon in Final Fantasy. This theme naming ties into the original version of this weapon in the SNES/PSX port, the Kali Blade (Kali is another Hindu deity).