The Situation Command is a mechanic introduced in Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth By Sleep -A Fragmentary Passage. It is a combat-sensitive command activated with that bears similarities to the Reaction Command mechanic while retaining elements from the previously-introduced Command Gauge system.
Situation Commands are context-sensitive commands that are unlocked through battle performance. By engaging in combat, arrow-shaped markers appear above the Command Menu. When sufficient damage is inflicted while at three markers, the markers are dispensed and Situation Commands appear above the Command Menu, alongside a timer next to them indicating how long the player has until the Command disappears. Some Situation Commands, however, do not use the markers as a trigger, but are rather based on actively-occurring scenarios, much like Reaction Commands.
The Situation Commands that appear are based on the player's battle style when acquiring markers, and can vary from powerful finishing attacks to Style Changes. A highly-varied battle style can also unlock multiple Situation Commands simultaneously, allowing the player to unleash several powerful moves in rapid succession. When multiple Situation Commands appear at once, the player can scroll between them like a regular Command and trigger the highlighted Situation Command with .
If the player does not attack or block anything for a period of time, any gained markers will be discarded.
Timers on Situation Commands can be recharged by re-initiating a Situation Command trigger, using the same method as unlocking a Situation Command normally. Situation Commands that are not activated by markers cannot have their timers recharged.
List of Situation Commands
|Firaja (フィラガン, Firagan, lit. "Firagun")||A Situation Command unlocked by casting Firaga. Aqua fires a large fireball that explodes into a massive blaze upon impact.||Release the Gear in the underground path in Castle Town.|
|Blizzaja (ブリッザガン, Burizzagan, lit. "Blizzagun")||A Situation Command unlocked by casting Blizzaga. Aqua fires a bullet of ice that explodes into a massive ice crystal upon impact, freezing enemies within the vicinity of the blast.||Release the Gear in the underground path in Castle Town.|
|Thundaja (サンダーガン, Sandāgan, lit. "Thundagun")||A Situation Command unlocked by casting Thundaga. Aqua calls down a storm of thunderbolts that decimate the surrounding area, inflicting paralysis.||Release the Gear in the underground path in Castle Town.|
|Spellweaver (マジックウイッシュ, Majikku Wisshu, lit. "Magic Wish")||A Situation Command unlocked by attacking enemies. Invokes the Spellweaver Style Change, granting Aqua's Keyblade the power of levitation and powerful chained attacks.||Release the Gear in the underground path in Castle Town.|
|Wayfinder (ウエイファインダー, Weifaindā)||A Situation Command unlocked by allying with Mickey. Invokes the Wayfinder Style Change, during which Aqua and Mickey assault enemies with combined attacks.||Meet Mickey.|
|Finish (フィニッシュ, Finisshu)||A Situation Command unlocked by attacking enemies during a Style Change. Activates a Style Change's finishing attack while ending the Style Change.
Spellweaver: Aqua performs a spin that repeatedly damages enemies while generating a large snowflake above her. At the move's end, the snowflake explodes and deals immense area of effect damage.
Wayfinder: Aqua combines her combo finisher with Mickey's Pearl for an explosive, light-based attack.
|Release the Gear in the underground path in Castle Town.|
|Wayfinder (ウエイファインダー, Weifaindā)||A Situation Command unlocked by dealing sufficient damage to the Demon Tide. Mickey rides the Demon Tide and leads it to Aqua, who uses the power of binding chains to entrap the Demon Tide's core and leave it vulnerable to attack. Aqua then invokes the Wayfinder Style Change.|
|Finish (フィニッシュ, Finisshu)||A Situation Command unlocked by attacking the Demon Tide's core while in the Wayfinder Style Change. Aqua and Mickey assault the core with intense light magic, inflicting incredible damage.|