Characters: Final Fantasy Recurring Summons
This page deals with recurring summons/eidolons/espers/guardian forces/aeons from the Final Fantasy
An ancient war machine imbued with Holy power to protect mannote
with its signature move, the Holy-elemental "Divine Judgment".
The lord of all dragons who will only grant his alliegance to those who best him in battle. He burns enemies to ash and beyond with his trademark "Mega Flare".
- Authority Equals Asskicking: As noted under Red Baron below, he's usually known as some sort of king or god of monsters.
- Big Good: Whenever he isn't neutral he's a very powerful benevolent force. This is especially seen in Final Fantasy X. Any of his acts of evil where either for the greater good or due to being controlled by a villain. XIV however completely averts this, as Bahamut causes an enormous calamity out of pure spite.
- The Cameo: Appears as a monster in Super Mario RPG, except with an extra t in his name and Cool Shades.
- I Have Many Names / Red Baron: The Hallowed Father, the First Sire, Dragon King, God of Eidolons, Conqueror of the Skies. Final Fantasy IV and Dissidia: Final Fantasy almost invoke the first trope by name when describing him.
- Kill All Humans: As part of his deal with Selh'teus, he and his army will kill all the Enlightened Races, thus prevent the Keeper of Apocalypse which born from them from awaking and stop the resurrection of Twilight God Promathia.
- Noodle Incident: How he ended up inside Deathgaze's mouth is up to interpretation.
- The Obi-Wan: His role in Final Fantasy X.
- Our Dragons Are Different: To the point he can no longer be considered dragon anymore.
- Physical God: Often described as divine. Looking at the sheer amounts of destruction he can cause in e.g. VII, IX and XIV, one can imagine why.
- Pure Energy: Though Mega Flare began with a fire-elemental appearance, it was always Non-Elemental and has gradually evolved into just a blast of blue energy.
- Sequel Escalation: Initially Mega Flare was Bahamut's ultimate attack and was one of the worst things a party could endure outside the final boss's attacks. Then came Giga Flare, Tera Flare, and Exa Flare. These days Mega Flare is still Bahamut's signature move and very powerful, but there are far worse things he can do to you.
- Turtle Island: A kind of variation, Bahamut in Final Fantasy V was a dragon-shaped peninsula that transformed to his more familiar appearance after he took off to sky.
- Wave Motion Gun
- Younger than They Look: Strongest storyline Aeon, this Bad Ass giant dragon, not even Yuna has guts to dote on like many of her other Aeons, was no older than a young boy whose voice hasn't even cracked yet.
Sometimes translated as Carbunkl or Carbunkle, is a recurring Summon whose iconic appearance is easily recognized due to the gigantic Ruby that appears on its forehead from which it derives its name.
- Ambiguous Gender: It is never outright stated whether Carbuncle is male or female in any of the games. Though in Final Fantasy XI the player could get the distinct impression of a masculine nature to the creature.
- Attack Reflector: his primary power in the majority of Final Fantasy games.
- Badass Adorable: Aside from the various Chocobo Summons, he is easily the most Kawaisa of all the Summons in the series.
- Beware the Nice Ones: In more recent editions, he is fully capable of dishing out a beating on the scale of any of the other summons, and in Final Fantasy XI he was the only summon who could be kept active 100% of the time with only one or two pieces of gear invested.
- Everything's Better with Rainbows: Especially notable in Final Fantasy XI where the Summoner has to go on a quest with a ruby to collect the essence of all the elements in the world so that they can summon Carbuncle who is their first Summon. But it also appears in other Final Fantasy games, such as Final Fantasy XIV, where there are actually different color Carbuncles depending on the type of role that the Carbuncle is to be fulfilling for the person summoning it.
- Fantastic Foxes: Though there is some disagreement as to exactly what animal Carbuncle is supposed to be, it bears some resemblance to certain versions of the Kitsune of Japanese Mythology. Except unlike the Kitsune who have 9 tails, Carbuncle usually only has 2 tails.
- Kamehame Hadoken: some of his more powerful attacks in Final Fantasy XI.
- Killer Rabbit: if anyone were to compare the image of this thing jumping out of a hole in the ground to cast Reflect on the party in Final Fantasy VIII to the Level 80 Super Boss in Final Fantasy XI, and not come to this conclusion, they should seriously re-evaluate the meaning of the words.
- Physical God: Though not technically the strongest summon in existence, in Final Fantasy XI, he does preside over a battlefield that proves quite challenging when compared to the other Summons' Battlefields. Especially prior to the level cap increase that brought the level cap to 80 since the Carbuncle in that fight was level 80.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter: seriously, just look at her smile◊. And yes that is Final Fantasy XIII's incarnation of Carbuncle.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: his primary form is that of a blue-furred fox or squirrel or something. What can be said...
One of the two iconic races of the series, they're usually used as mounted steeds but are not to be underestimated in battle, where they use "Chocobo Kick" and "Choco Meteor" to great effect.
A giant winged demon that appears in the image of Satan
, he is the Gravity summon that drains the energy of enemies with "Dark Messenger".
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: His battles apparently occur inside people's dream. His Final Fantasy VIII incarnation dissolves the screen no matter where you decide to fight him and changes the battlefield into a pink-purple Amazing Technicolor Battlefield.
- Big Red Devil
- Bragging Rights Reward: In Final Fantasy VI you find his magicite after beating Kaiser Dragon, but by that time you've done everything in the game except the Soul Shrine.
- Casting a Shadow
- Dark Is Not Evil: Leans more to Knight Templar or Well-Intentioned Extremist than outright evil. Doesn't stop people from misunderstanding him because he is still rather manipulative in his actions.
- Dark World: His Dynamis, the alternate world of dream that span across Vana'diel he created to evacuate her people from mass murder of Bahamut and Promathia's suicidal crusade.
- Dream Weaver: Which put him in Well-Intentioned Extremist territory because it doesn't end well.
- Gravity Master
- Set Damage Attack: As a result of this, due to Gravity's traits in the series. When used as a GF summon in FFVIII, his attacks are based on percentage of max HP instead of current, making him more useful. At max level he does 9999 damage.
- Our Genies Are Different: In Final Fantasy VIII, he appeared from inside an Aladdin-esque lamp with warning written in bold. What makes him different from standard genies is that he looks more like Satan than anything else.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Isn't it ironic that he weak against gravity spells?
- You can fight him early on in Final Fantasy VIII. If you fight him then, and possibly even as you fight him later since he gets stronger with every step you've taken in the game, he's that one boss... except you can blind him, which means it's impossible for him to hit you physically. Sure he can still hit you with the powerful Gravija, but Gravity is a percentage based attack, meaning it gets weaker the less Hit Points you have to the point where you have one HP left and he'll just be doing 0 damage. This gives you perfect oppurtunity to draw all the gravity spells you want.
A flaming beast with a fiery mane and long horns, it burns enemies with its signature "Inferno", also called "Hellfire
A giant sea serpent that commands the ocean, he drowns enemies using "Tsunami" or "Tidal Wave".
A knight riding a horse and armed with a blue sword, he can slay enemies with a single slash using "Zantetsuken".
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The King of Baron in Final Fantasy IV became Odin after he was killed and replaced by Cagnazzo.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Often appears as some sort of royal figure, or is found in a ruined castle to imply he used to be.
- BFS: His Zantetsuken. Notably the only Summon to have a recurring weapon.
- Black Knight/Knight in Shining Armor: It varies, but usually leans to the former.
- Cool Horse: Sleipnir, his four/six legged steed.
- Hellish Horse: When Odin looks fiercer than normal, it usually follows suit.
- Deal with the Devil: Deals with him is how several villains in Final Fantasy XI gain their power.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In Final Fantasy IV, it is mentioned he was beaten only once before when lightning struck his sword as he rose it in preparation to use Zantetsuken.
- Interspecies Romance: In Final Fantasy VI, with the queen of the ancient castle.
- One-Hit KO
- Single-Stroke Battle
- Shock and Awe: In XIII
- Tears from a Stone: Not him, but his lover in Final Fantasy VI. If you found a secret chamber inside her room, you will see her petrified self crying. Splashing Odin's Magicite with said tear, and he will transform into a better Esper, Raiden.
- Time-Limit Boss: Usually, Odin only gives one minute before he uses his Zantetsuken and One-Hit Kill your party.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Gungnir, his other attack if One-Hit Kill Zantetsuken doesn't work.
An ancient wizard armed with a magic staff, he isn't slow to anger, but when he is he strikes down enemies with "Judgment Bolt".
The Queen of Ice, she freezes enemies solid with "Diamond Dust".
- An Ice Person
- Cute Monster Girl
- Gender-Blender Name: Named after a male god from Hindu mythology.
- Kill It with Ice
- Ms. Fanservice
- Stripperific: Never wears anything more than ribbons to conceal her chest and pelvis. Sometimes the game disposes of even that and just covers her up with growths of ice. Averted in Tactics Advance and Tactics A2 where she wears body armor.
- Tsundere: Standoff-ish and prone to anger, but never goes against her summoners' wishes and very loyal even to the most novice summoners.
- Informed Attribute: That's how Dissidia describes her, but her personality is never explored in-depth. And of course, it's not like a Summon can defy a Summoner anyway.
- Undying Loyalty: Her backstory behind her ascension in Final Fantasy XI involved a lot of betrayal from her family and friends except for the select few that literally froze to death alongside of her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
A gigas clad in a loincloth and bearing power over the earth, he rips apart fissures to bury enemies in with "Gaia's Wrath".