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Today on Translation Time, we'll be looking at the spells and skills of Dragon Warrior VII. As a side note, the line between the two seems pretty thin in this series in general...or maybe that's just me. Anyway, let's get to the actual meat of the update.

Spells:
Blaze - メラ - MERA - Mera
Blazemore - メラミ - MERAMI - Merami
Blazemost - メラゾーマ - MERAZO-MA - Merazohma

The names of the group-targetting fire spells come from the Japanese onomatopoeia (meramera), meaning the sound of a crackling fire.

Firebal (sic) - ギラ - GIRA - Gira
Firebane - ベギラマ - BEGIRAMA - Begirama
Firebolt - ベギラゴン - BEGIRAGON - Begiragon

"Gira" is derived from  (kirakira), which normally means "glittering" but can also mean "burning" in some contexts. The ラゴン (ragon) in Begiragon could come from ドラゴン (dragon).

Bang - イオ - IO - Yo
Boom - イオラ - IORA - Yola
Explodet - イオナズン - IONAZUN - Yonazun
IceBolt - ヒャド - HYADO - Hyad
SnowStorm - ヒャダルコ - HYADARUKO - Hyadalko
Blizzard - マヒャド - MAHYADO - Mahyad
Infernos - バギ - BAGI - Bagi
Infermore - バギマ - BAGIMA - Bagima
Infermost - バギクロス - BAGIKUROSU - Bagicross

As much as I will defend the original localizations of the DQ/DW series over the PlusAlpha abominations, I will admit that I'm not that crazy about the name "Infernos" for a wind-elemental spell. There's a fan translation of DQ5 which uses "Gale," "Tornado," and "Aerocross" for these spells, which are probably the most fitting localizations I've seen.

CoralRain - コーラルレイン - KO-RARUREIN - Coral Rain
Whirlpool - メイルストロム - MEIRUSUTOROMU - Maelstrom
Zap - ライデイン - RAIDEIN - Raidein
Thordain - ギガデイン - GIGADEIN - Gigadein
Alldain - ミナデイン - MINADEIN - Minadein

The names of the lightning spells likely come from den, a possible reading of the kanji 電 (lightning).

Beat - ザキ - ZAKI - Zaki
Defeat - ザラキ - ZARAKI - Zaraki
DefeatMax - ザラキーマ - ZARAKI-MA - Zarakima
Sacrifice - メガンテ - MEGANTE - Megante
Heal - ホイミ - HOIMI - Hoimi
Healmore - ベホイミ - BEHOIMI - Behoimi
Healus - ベホマ - BEHOMA - Behoma
Healall - ベホマラー - BEHOMARA- - Behomalar
Healusall - ベホマズン - BEHOMAZUN - Behomazun
Antidote - キアリー - KIARI- - Kiari
Numboff - キアリク - KIARIKU - Kiarik
Vivify - ザオラル - ZAORARU - Zaoral
Revive - ザオリク - ZAORIKU - Zaorik
Farewell - メガザル - MEGAZARU - Megazal
Expel - ニフラム - NIFURAMU - Niphram
Disperse - バシルーラ - BASHIRU-RA - Vashiruula

The Japanese name is likely derived from ルーラ/Ruula/Return, below.

Sap - ルカニ - RUKANI - Lucani
Defense - ルカナン - RUKANAN - Lucanan
Sleep - ラリホー - RARIHO- - Rallyho
SleepAll - ラリホーマ - RARIHO-MA - Rallyhoma
RobMagic - マホトラ - MAHOTORA - Mahotra
TakeMagic - マホキテ - MAHOKITE - Mahokite
PanicAll - メダパニ - MEDAPANI - Medapani
TwinHits - バイキルト - BAIKIRUTO - Bykillt

TwinHits may not sound as badass as "Bikill," the localization used in earlier games, but it's still better than "Oomph." :P

Bedragon - ドラゴラム - DORAGORAMU - Dragoram
Majustis - マジャスティス - MAJASUTISU - Majustice

Most likely a portmanteau of "magic" and "justice."

Gigastis - ギガジャティス - GIGAJASUTISU - Giga Justice
Upper - スカラ - SUKARA - Skara
Increase - スクルト - SUKURUTO - Skurut
MagicBack - マホターン - MAHOTA-N - Mahoturn
Bounce - マホカンタ - MAHOKANTA - Mahocounter
Barrier - フバーハ - FUBA-HA - Fubaaha
MagicWall - マジックバリア - MAJKKUBARIA - Magic Barrier
StopSpell - マホトーン - MAHOTO-N - Mahotone
Surround - マヌーサ - MANU-SA - Manoosa
Ironize - アストロン - ASUTORON - Astron
Return - ルーラ - RU-RA - Ruula
Outside - リレミト - RIREMITO - Liremit
Repel - トヘロス - TOHEROSU - Toheros
StepGuard - トラマナ - TORAMANA - Tramana
X-Ray - インパス - INPASU - Inpass
Location - フローミ - FURO-MI - Floumi
MapMagic - レミラーマ - REMIRA-MA - Remilarma
Chance - パルプンテ - PARUPUNTE - Palpunte


Skills:
DrakSlash - ドラゴン斬り - DORAGON giri - Dragon Slash
ZombieCut - ゾンビ斬り - ZONBI giri - Zombie Slash
MetalCut - メタル斬り - METARU giri - Metal Slash
BirdSlash - かもめ返し - kamomegaeshi - Seagull Reversal
VacuSlash - しんくう斬り - shinkuugiri - Vacuum Slash
FireSlash - かえん斬り - kaengiri - Blaze Slash
BoltSlash - いなずま斬り - inzaumigiri - Lightning Slash
IceSlash - マヒャド斬り - MAHYADO giri - Mahyad Slash
SquallHit - しっぷう突き - shippuudzuki - Gale Thrust
EvilSlash - まじん斬り - majingiri - Daemon Slash
Massacre - みなごろし - minagoroshi - Massacre
2EdgeHit - もろば斬り - morobagiri - Double-Edged Slash
RainSlash - さみだれ剣 - samidareken - Summer Shower Sword
QuadHits - ばくれつけん - bakuretsuken - Explosive Fist
FalconCut - はやぶさ斬り - hayabusagiri - Falcon Slash
BackFlip - ムーンサルト - MU-NSARUTO - Moonsault
Ramming - たいあたり - taiatari - Body Slam
Berserker - すてみ - sutemi - Risk Life
Roundhous - まわしげり - mawashigeri - Spinning Kick
JumpKick - とびひざげり - tobihizageri - Flying Knee Kick
Punch - せいけん突き - seikendzuki - Straight Punch
KOPunch - きゅうしょ突き - kyuushodzuki - Vital Thrust

That is, a thrust directly to a vital point.

UltraHit - アルテマソード - ARUTEMASO-DO - Ultima Sword
GigaSlash - ギガスラッシュ - GIGASURASSHU - Giga Slash
FireAir - 火の息 - hi no iki - Fire Breath
FrigidAir - つめたい息 - tsumetai iki - Cold Breath
BlazeAir - かえんの息 - kaen no iki - Blazing Breath
IceAir - こおりの息 - koori no iki - Ice Breath
Scorching - はげしい炎 - hageshii honoo - Violent Flame
IceStorm - こごえるふぶき - kogoeru fubuki - Freezing Blizzard
WhiteFire - しゃくねつ - shakunetsu - Scorching
WhiteAir - かがやく息 - kagayaku iki - Shining Breath
WindBeast - かまいたち - kamaitachi - Kamaitachi
Vacuum - しんくう波 - shinkuuha - Vacuum Wave
Lightning - いなずま - inazuma - Lightning
MultiCut - グランドクロス - GURANDOKUROSU - Grand Cross
Hellblast - ジゴスパーク - JIGOSUPA-KU - Jigospark
BigBang - ビッグバン - BIGGUBAN - Big Bang
MegaMagic - マダンテ - MADANTE - Madante
HellFlame - れんごく火炎 - rengoku kaen - Purgatorial Blaze
Tsunami - つなみ - tsunami - Tsunami
Crack - じわれ - jiware - Fissure
Quake - 地ひびき - jihibiki - Earth Tremor
FireTower - 火ばしら - hibashira - Fire Pillar
Magma - マグマ - MAGUMA - Magma
Hurricane - ハリケーン - HARIKE-N - Hurricane
CragThrow - 石つぶて - ishitsubute - Stoning
RockThrow - 岩石おとし - ganseki otoshi - Boulder Drop
JockDance - マッスルダンス - MASSURUDANSU - Muscle Dance
SwordDanc - つるぎのまい - tsurugi no mai - Sword Dance
K.O.Dance - 死のおどり - shi no odori - Dance of Death
Tackle - ぶつかれ - butsukare - Collide
Rip - ひきさけ - hikisake - Tear
Bite - かみつけ - kamitsuke - Bite
Howl - とおぼえ - tooboe - Howl
Tremor - めいどうふうま - meidou fuuma - Sounding Encirclement

According to this site, it's most likely 鳴動封魔 in kanji.

RamAttack - マトンアタック - MATONATAKKU - Mutton Attack
Stampede - どとうのひつじ - dotou no hitsuji - Angry Wave of Sheep
ThiefHit - ぬすっと斬り - nusuttogiri - Thief Slash
ConfuHit - へんてこ斬り - hentekogiri - Odd Slash
CallArmy - ぐんたい呼び - guntaiyobi - Call Army
BigTrip - すいめんげり - suimengeri - Spinning Sweep Kick
Hustle - ハッスルダンス - HASSURUDANSU - Hustle Dance
LifeDance - メガザルダンス - MEGAZARUDANSU - Megazal Dance
LifeSong - せいれいの歌 - seirei no uta - Spirit Song
AngelSong - 天使のうたごえ - tenshi no utagoe - Angelic Singing Voice
HealSong - やすらぎの歌 - yasuragi no uta - Tranquil Song
Meditate - めいそう - meisou - Meditate
WakeSong - めざめの歌 - mezame no uta - Awakening Song
Mineuchi - みねうち - mineuchi - Mineuchi
SleepAir - あまい息 - amai iki - Sweet Breath
PoisonGas - どくの息 - doku no iki - Poison Breath
PalsyAir - やけつく息 - yaketsuku iki - Burning Breath
PoisonFog - もうどくのきり - moudoku no kiri - Toxic Mist

Literally "deadly poison mist."

WarCry - おたけび - otakebi - War Cry
LegSweep - 足ばらい - ashibarai - Trip
Suplex - ともえ投げ - tomoenage - Circle Throw
KnockDown - 突きとばし - tsukitobashi - Bull Rush
PsycheUp - 気合いため - kiaitame - Gather Fighting Spirit
ChargeUp - ちからため - chikaratame - Gather Power
LushLicks - なめまわし - namemawashi - Lick Spin
SickLick - ひゃくれつなめ - hyakuretsuname - Hundred Fierce Licks
Scapegoat - 身がわり - migawari - Scapegoat
Guardian - におう立ち - nioudachi - Imposing Stance
ParryPass - 受けながし - ukenagashi - Flowing Parry
StrongD - 大ぼうぎょ - daibougyo - Great Defense
SideStep - 身かわしきゃく - mikawashi kyaku - Evasive Legs
LureDance - さそうおどり - sasou odori - Inviting Dance
RobDance - マホトラおどり - MAHOTORA odori - Mahotora Dance
OddDance - ふしぎなおどり - fushigi na odori - Strange Dance
PaniDance - メダパニダンス - MEDAPANIDANSU - Medapani Dance
BoxerDanc - ステテコダンス - SUTETEKODANSU - Steteco Dance
ShipDance - 船上ダンス - senjou DANSU - Shipboard Dance
DanceShut - おどりふうじ - odori fuuji - Dance Seal
SandStorm - すなけむり - suna kemuri - Sand Cloud
FairWind - おいかぜ - oikaze - Tailwind
WoolGuard - ウールガード - U-RUGA-DO - Wool Guard
FishNet - あみなわ - aminawa - Net Rope
HolyAura - ノアのはこぶね - NOA no hakubune - Noah's Ark
Bark - ほえろ - hoero - Bark
EerieLite - ぶきみな光 - bukimi na hikari - Eerie Light
Flash - まぶしい光 - mabushii hikari - Dazzling Light
DeMagic - いてつく波動 - itetsuku hadou - Freezing Wave
Retaliate - しっぺ返し - shippegaeshi - Retaliation
PuffPuff - ぱふぱふ - pafupafu - Puff-Puff
Summon - しょうかん - shoukan - Summon
Change - 変身 - henshin - Transformation
Summoner - げんま召喚 - genma shoukan - Summon Phantasm

げんま (genma) is literally "phantom demon."

WaveSong - さざなみの歌 - sazanami no uta - Song of Wavelets
SleepSong - ゆりかごの歌 - yurikago no uta - Cradle Song

Named after a Japanese lullaby.

MistSong - まふうじの歌 - mafuuji no uta - Magic-Sealing Song
RamSong - ひつじかぞえ歌 - hitsuji kazoe uta - Sheep-Counting Song
GagSong - コミックソング - KOMIKKUSONGU - Comic Song
CurseSong - のろいの歌 - noroi no uta - Cursed Song
WarSong - たたかいの歌 - tatakai no uta - Battle Song
Silliness - ぼけ - boke - Boke
PointOut - つっこみ - tsukkomi - Tsukkomi

Boke and tsukkomi refer to the funny man and straight man, respectively, in manzai comedy. The English names are pretty good descriptions of their roles in the act, but I prefer to leave them untranslated.

QuickJoke - いっぱつギャグ - ippatsu GYAGU - One-Shot Gag
Tickle - くすぐりの刑 - kusuzuri no kei - Tickle Torture
Tamer - まものならし - mamono narashi - Tame Monsters
EerieFog - あやしいきり - ayashii kiri - Suspicious Mist
RamDance - ひつじのダンス - hitsuji no DANSU - Sheep Dance
Giggle - しのび笑い - shinobi warai - Sneaky Laugh
EagleEye - タカのめ - TAKA no me - Hawk's Eye
Slumber - ねる - neru - Go to Sleep
Smell - とうぞくのはな - touzoku no hana - Thief's Nose
TipToe - しのびあし - shinobi ashi - Sneaky Footsteps
Whistle - くちぶえ - kuchibue - Whistle
BirdEye - うみどりのめ - umidori no me - Seabird's Eye

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