|Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle|
|Other names||Sky-severing Knuckle|
|Primary caster||Einhard Stratos|
|Magic system||Ancient Belka|
|Japanese name||覇王断空拳 |
(Haō Dankū Ken)
|First app.||ViVid (ch.4)|
Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle (覇王断空拳 Haō Dankū Ken) is Einhard Stratos's signature punch attack. This attack can also be executed as a knife-hand strike or a palm strike.
According to the conversation between Einhard and Nove Nakajima, Dankū is a technique to unleash with bare knuckles the power charged from the feet. Irene Hardin comments that it has the quality to open the door of Devine Attack.
Nove has managed to cast it after coaching Einhard's practises for certain period of time, although her magic system is unknown. In ViVid Strike!, Einhard has also taught it to Fuka Reventon, her Kaiser Arts apprentice.
The attack name is sometimes shortened as Sky-severing Knuckle (断空拳 Dankū Ken) for simplicity.
Fuka's version is officially known as Fu-Style Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle (フー式・覇王断空拳 Fū Shiki Haō Dankū Ken), despite no notable difference so far.
- In ViVid (ch.4) / ViVid anime (ep.2), Einhard casts this to defeat Nove, who is counter-bound, in the style of a knifehand strike.
- In ViVid (ch.7) / ViVid anime (ep.3), it is cast on Vivio Takamachi in the style of an upper blow as Vivio has been attacking from an upper angle.
- When Eremiah's Memoirs is being read in ViVid (ch.54), it is depicted that Claus Ingvalt casts a similar punch attack, with the command phrase "Sever!" (断 Dan)
- In ViVid (ch.74), Nove casts Sky-severing Knuckle to knock out Einhard in Leuven, in order to show her the potential power of Dankū.
- Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle is Einhard's Full Drive Burst attack in The Gears of Destiny.
- In ViVid Strike! (ep.1), Fuka casts Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle to ring out Vivio.
- In ViVid Strike! (ep.3), Fuka casts this (without naming it) to stop Rinne Berlinetta to catch up her neck.
- In ViVid Strike! (ep.11), Fuka casts Hegemon Sky-severing Knuckle to knock out Rinne.
- In ViVid Strike! (ep.12), Einhard casts this against Sieglinde Eremiah in the mock battleground.