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Encyclopedia > Bahamut (Final Fantasy)
Bahamut's menu icon in Final Fantasy X.
Bahamut's menu icon in Final Fantasy X.

Bahamut is originally a giant aquatic creature in Arabic mythology[1]. Adapted into a summon in the final fantasy series he usually takes form as a huge dragon. Bahamut is present in almost every Final Fantasy game and at times is even considered a sub character. Bahamut is closely similar to Falak a Omnipotent dragon in Islamic mythology. Falak the dragon also known as Bahamut is mentioned in the Al-Falaq sura and is said to have the power to swallow the Earth. Aeon Bahamut from Final Fantasy X This work is copyrighted. ... Aeon Bahamut from Final Fantasy X This work is copyrighted. ... Bahamut (Arabic: Bahamūt) is originally an aquatic figure of Arabic mythology, though this figure has been significantly altered in the process of modernization. ... Arabic Mythology is the ancient beliefs of the Arabs. ... You may also be looking for: surat al-Falaq. ... Surat Al-Falaq (Dawn, Daybreak) is the 113th Sura of the Quran. ...


Bahamut plays a significant role in the Final Fantasy RPG series. In Final Fantasy I, the player could complete a quest for Bahamut to upgrade their characters' classes (The quest is technically completely optional, but it is difficult to complete the game otherwise). Again, he is frequently portrayed as the King of the Dragons, though in later installments this role has morphed somewhat into a "king of the summoned creatures." In several of the Final Fantasy entries, Bahamut will only grant his alliance after determining a player's worth in battle (e.g: Final Fantasy III, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VIII) and after gaining this alliance, he is one of the most powerful summoned allies available. Bahamut also played a significant role in the storyline of several games, most notably Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2 and in the film Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. The only Final Fantasy titles he has not appeared in are Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy XII, where his name is used for a massive battle fortress. He makes an appearance in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars during a battle with a brainwashed MagiKoopa (in a more red, cartoonish version of himself, and under the name "Bahamutt"). Magikoopa will summon him to hide behind. He also appears in one of the battle challenges in Bowser's Keep. Final Fantasy ) is a series of computer and console role-playing games produced by Square Enix (originally Square Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Final Fantasy ) is a computer role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the Famicom game, Final Fantasy III. For the Nintendo DS remake, see Final Fantasy III (Nintendo DS). ... Final Fantasy IV ) is a console role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy V ) is a console role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy VIII ) is a console and computer role-playing game created by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy IX ) is a console role-playing game developed by Square Co. ... Final Fantasy X ) is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix. ... Final Fantasy X-2 ) is a role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix. ... Final Fantasy: Advent Children is a CGI movie, based on the successful game Final Fantasy VII, to be released on DVD and on a UMD disc for the PSP handheld console. ... Final Fantasy XII ) is a console role-playing game produced by Square Enix for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game console. ... Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (スーパーマリオRPG) was the last Mario game made and released for the Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and was the last Square-produced game for a Nintendo video game console until 2003, with the debut... A cartoon is a form of art with diverse origins and even more diverse modern meanings. ...


He is known for his devastating battle technique called Mega Flare, where he exhales a powerful magical blast at all his opponents. In Final Fantasy VII, Bahamut is also accompanied by two more powerful versions: Neo Bahamut (Giga Flare), and Bahamut ZERO (Tera Flare). The attacks are named for the SI prefixes for ten to the powers six, nine, and twelve; the third is commonly misread as "Terra Flare" or "Tetra Flare". In Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the character Kadaj summons Bahamut SIN to cause havoc in the city of Edge on the outskirts of Midgar. Also worth noting are that the suffixes and prefix for the variations of Bahamut in Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children are taken from the names of old Japanese fighter planes: KAI Bahamut ("Neo Bahamut"), Bahamut REISHIKI ("Bahamut Zero"), and Bahamut SHIN ("Bahamut TREMOR")[citation needed]. It is also noteworthy that the energy ball that Bahamut SIN uses in Advent Children looks similar is colour and shape to the Comet in the Final Fantasy 7 logo, including (When paused correctly) the tail of it. Final Fantasy VII ) is a console role-playing game (RPG) developed and published by Square Co. ... An SI prefix is a prefix that can be applied to an SI unit to form a decimal multiple (supramultiple or submultiple). ...


In Final Fantasy XI, Bahamut is not a summon. Instead, Bahamut is introduced in the expansion Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia as the Wyrmking, a Terrestrial avatar that fights along his Wyrms: Tiamat, Vrtra, Jormungand, and Ouryu. Final Fantasy XI ), also known as Final Fantasy Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in Square Enixs Final Fantasy series. ... Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia is an expansion pack for the existing Final Fantasy XI Online for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and PC. This expands the world of Vanadiel by adding the following: - New locations to explore - New Non-Player Characters (NPCs) to interact with - New... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Saint George versus the dragon, Gustave Moreau, c. ... For other uses, see Tiamat (disambiguation). ... In Hinduism, Vritra (Sanskrit वृत्र Vṛtra, the enveloper) was a serpent or dragon, the personification of drought and enemy of Indra. ... Thor fighting the sea serpent, Henry Fuseli, 1788. ...


In Final Fantasy XII, Bahamut is the name of a sky fortress and appears at the end of the game, being the point of no return.


Due in large part to the successes of Dungeons & Dragons and the Final Fantasy series, the name Bahamut has become synonymous with dragons in general, even being incorporated into two games Bahamut Bahant Senki and Bahamut Lagoon. Bahamut Bahant Senki (translated as Record of the Bahamut War) is a Square Co. ... Bahamut Lagoon is a Japanese tactical role-playing game developed and published by Square Co. ...


Trivia

  • With the aid of a cheat device (such as GameShark), one can add Bahamut's name to the in-game Summon list in the Disney/Square-Enix game Kingdom Hearts. However, if one selects his name on the list, the game will freeze. Because of this, it is believed by many that Bahamut was supposed to be a summonable character in Kingdom Hearts, but this idea was dropped, leaving Bahamut's name in the game's programming.
  • In Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (an updated version of Kingdom Hearts released exclusively in Japan), a new Gummi Ship blueprint is named after Bahamut.
  • A reference to Bahamut is seen in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Sora is able to use a sleight called "Mega Flare" (by stocking a Mushu summon card and 2 Fire magic cards), the name of Bahamut's signature attack.

 
 

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