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The Short Axe (Japanese: ショートアクス Short Axe) is a throwing axe introduced in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It is a mid-level, steel-equivalent throwing axe, falling between the Hand Axe and Tomahawk in terms of power and weapon level, and like these two it is able to attack at both close and distant range.
Path of Radiance
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||In and of itself, the word "short" holds no common meaning with a distinct association with the form of the Short Axe. However, in the context of the Fire Emblem series it matches the Short Spear, an equivalent mid-level ranged lance.
||Romanized as SHORTAXE in its internal file name in Radiant Dawn.
• Hacha corta
|• Anti-swords. The weapon is known by this name in the Spanish version of Path of Radiance due to an error, as this is actually the Spanish name of the Swordreaver. The error was probably caused by the axe's file name in that game, "SWORDBASTER", which is the Japanese name of the Swordreaver.|
• Short axe. The weapon is known by this correct name from Radiant Dawn onward. Abbreviated to H. corta in Radiant Dawn for space reasons.
||Short axe. Abbreviated to Hac. courte in Path of Radiance for space reasons.
||Lightweight axe. Abbreviated to As. leggera in Path of Radiance for space reasons.