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Kurt
Kurtbessel

Symphonia-02
Universe Namco's Tales
Availability Starter
Bonus Costume None
English voice actor Richard Epcar
Japanese voice actor Ryuzo Ishino
French voice actor Jean-Marco Montalto
German voice actor Bastian Sierich
Arabic voice actor Rafat Bazo
Mandarin Chinese voice actor Sung Yu Chung

How Kurt joined the Tourney

Kurt once worked with Malik Caesar in Fendel, heading a reform organization against the country's ruler, Chancellor Eigen. When the reformation failed and Lorelia, the Chancellor's daughter and a mutual friend of Kurt and Malik's, died, Malik made the decision to flee to Windor, while Kurt remained behind and continued on with his duties in the military, eventually proceeding with the revolution by acting through force. He works in tandem with the Amarcian Fourier in extracting eleth from the valkines cryas of Fendel, Forbrannir, which is later revealed to be quite dangerous, since extracting too much eleth from Fendel's valkines cryas will result in an unstoppable chain reaction that will cause it to explode, destroying much of Fendel.

After being told by Fourier that Kurt knows where Forbrannir is located, Asbel Lhant, Malik, and the rest of the group, who are trying find the valkines cryas in order stop Richard from extracting all of its eleth, head to Fendel Tower, where Kurt's office is. After heading into Kurt's office and discovering that Forbrannir is located in the Fendel Glacier Ruins, Kurt arrives back in his office and is surprised to see Malik again.

After learning from Kurt that he is in charge of the valkines experiment, Malik and Pascal, Fourier's younger sister and the one whose old research is being used by Fourier to extract eleth from the valkines cryas, ask Kurt to stop the experiment, warning him what will happen if he goes through with the experiment. Kurt refuses to do so, stating that they have extensive modifications to Fourier's research and have accounted for every possible outcome. He also tells the group that if the experiment is halted, then Fendel's citizens will continue to suffer and they would be forced to invade other countries. He then tells Malik and the others to leave, or he will call the guards, telling Malik that they have both chosen different paths.

Kurt is later seen, along with Chancellor Eigen, at Forbrannir, preparing to extract eleth from the valkines cryas. When Eigen orders Kurt's team to increase the power, they are interrupted by Malik and the others. Malik asks him again to stop the experiment, but Kurt refuses and attacks the group. After being defeated, Kurt states that Malik has grown stronger since they last saw each other. Just then, everyone notices that Forbrannir is beginning the chain reaction that Pascal warned about, which was caused when Eigen ordered one of the scientists to increase the extraction output to maximum.

Realizing what will happen, Kurt orders the the extraction machine to be shut down, only to be told that they are unable to stop it. After hearing from Pascal that the only way to stop the chain reaction is to destroy the main outflow pipe, Kurt plunges one of his bayonets into the pipe, stopping the chain reaction, but is gravely injured in the process. Before dying, he asks Pascal to complete her research and find a way to control the valkines in order to save both Fendel and its people. He then tells Malik to continue the revolution in his place and do whatever it takes to save Fendel.

Character Select Screen Animation

When highlighted

Kurt holds his gun spears together.

After the announcer calls his name

Kurt swings his gun spears five times as the camera zooms saying "There is nothing more to discuss."

Special Moves

Machine (Neutral)

Kurt slowly raises his gun-spear and fires a fiery burst at enemies.

Hornet (Side)

Kurt glows red and dashes forward, ramming the sharp blunt of his left gun-spear into enemies.

Crow (Up)

Kurt jumps while surrounded by a whirlwind before slamming his gun spears into the ground.

Dragon (Down)

Kurt first thrusts his left gun-spear, then his right gun-spear upwards, then does a jumping slash with his left gun-spear, then thrusts the spears into his enemy and finishes by spreading the spears apart.

God Machine (Hyper Smash)

Kurt raises his gun spears and fires six fiery bursts at enemies.

Devil's Bayonet (Final Smash)

As he says "I'll have your life!", Kurt slices his target with his bladed spears before stabbing them and lifting them into the air, firing mechanized guns attached to the ends of his spears to finish the move as he shouts "DIABLO!".

Victory Animations

  1. Kurt swings his spears apart saying "Victory did not come without sacrifice."
  2. Kurt jumps into the air and fires a gun-spear barrage saying "Stand down!"
  3. Kurt holds his gun-spears apart, then swings them four times saying "That's quite enough for one day!"

On-Screen Appearance

Kurt runs in and pulls out his gun spears saying "Seize the intruders!"

Trivia

  • Kurt Bessel's rival is Leroy Smith, a wing chun African-American kung fu fighter who lost both parents.
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