An ancient weapon imbued with a sacred power.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium
Alexander (アレクサンダー, Arekusandā? or アレキサンダー, Arekisandā?), also known as Alexandr, is a summoned creature in the Final Fantasy series. It is a gigantic robot, often appearing as a fortress-type entity. Its attack, Divine Judgment, deals Holy damage to all enemies.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.2 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.12 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.13 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival
- 1.14 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.20 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.21 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.22 Final Fantasy: Unlimited After
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon
- 1.25 Triple Triad
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 Behind the scenes
- 4 Merchandise
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Etymology
- 7 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Alexander is an esper obtained by defeating the Wrexsoul in Doma Castle with Cyan in the World of Ruin, and checking the throne in the King's Room. Its summon is called Divine Judgment (Justice in earlier translations). Its Spell Power is 114, and it is unblockable. It costs 90 MP to summon. It teaches Holy (x2), Protect (x10), Shell (x10), Dispel (x10), and Esuna (x15).
Alexander is a Summon Materia found in the Great Glacier by touching the hot springs and then defeating a snow woman who lurks in a nearby cave. Its summon is called Judgment, it costs 120 MP to use, and deals Holy damage to all enemies.
Although there aren't many enemies weak to Holy, Alexander is the only source of Holy magic for player characters to cast, due to the Holy spell being a plot device. Alexander's spell power is equal to 7.5x the base magic damage.
Alexander is a Holy-elemental Guardian Force drawn from Edea in Galbadia Garden or, if missed, from Catoblepas in the final dungeon. Alexander's attack, Holy Judgment, deals Holy damage to all enemies. It has only one stat junction ability, but learns elemental attack and defense, including the useful Elemental Defense x4. It learns support abilities that boost Spirit. It is the only GF to learn Revive naturally, which is a command ability that fully restores a target from KO or instantly kills undead targets, and Med Data, which doubles the potency of recovery items when used by the junctioner. Its unique abilities manufacture third tier magic spells and improved versions of recovery items. The latter is needed to get the GF Doomtrain.
Its compatibility item is Moon Stone and its opposite GF is Doomtrain whose summoning deducts Alexander's compatibility the most. Its Triple Triad card is won from Piet and modified into Moon Curtains. The card becomes part of the Queen of Cards sidequest.
Alexander cannot be summoned by the player, but plays a role in the storyline. The summon is the size of a large castle, among the largest incarnations of any common summon.
Alexander is the eidolon used by the summoner tribe hundreds of years ago back when they inhabited the Mist Continent. During an experiment the eidolon went on a rampage. To stop Alexander from being summoned again, the summoners left the Mist Continent, and divided Alexander's gem into four fragments with one fragment, the Memory Earring, staying with the summoners and eventually coming to summoner girl Eiko's possession. In time, the people of Mist Continent would forget about the arts of summoning and eidolons fell into legend. Alexander's crystal fragments remained as treasured heirlooms by the kingdoms of the Mist Continent, their original significance forgotten.
Kuja seeks Alexander's power so he can overthrow his master Garland and rule both Gaia and Terra, but Alexander can only be summoned when all four pieces of the gem are gathered at Alexandria Castle. Using Queen Brahne's greed, Kuja manipulates Alexandria to conquer most of the Mist Continent, obtaining Lindblum's Falcon Claw and Cleyra's Desert Star gems, while the Silver Pendant housing Alexandria's crystal fragment in Princess Garnet's possession eludes capture.
After Brahne's death Kuja summons Bahamut to ravage Alexandria. Garnet had inherited the crystal fragments from her late mother and divided them with Eiko, as they are the last two summoners in the world. During Bahamut's attack Alexander uses "summoner's call" to call Garnet and Eiko to meet atop Alexandria Castle. The two summon Alexander that defeats Bahamut with a flurry of holy light. When Kuja summons the Invincible to steal Alexander and manipulate the eidolon for his own uses, Garland takes control of the airship and uses it to destroy Alexander, damaging most of Alexandria in the process. Kuja flees Alexandria bent on finding an eidolon even stronger than Alexander, but never succeeds.
Final Fantasy IX is the first time Alexander's Holy element is drawn out by four seraphic wings and the eidolon's immobile qualities are explained by its guardianship to Alexandria Castle.
Location: Treno, Card Stadium, Chocograph treasure "Ocean".
Alexander is the name of a server, as well as one of the Celestial Avatars. Alexander wields the power of Light and makes his first appearance in the Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion. It is never explained who Alexander was before Altana drew him into her service, nor is his true appearance ever glimpsed. Instead, Alexander animates a large robotic body, much like his previous appearances.
In Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan, Alexander is both a plot device and a character, and serves as the final boss.
Alexander, also named "The Iron Colossus", was constructed eons ago by the now-dead Alzadaal civilization. Upon its completion, the spirit of the true Alexander Avatar sleeping in a protocrystal animated the colossal construct and fought the Dark Rider, Odin. Both gods were defeated and the Alzadaal Empire was obliterated. The Iron Colossus fell to earth in fragments, becoming the modern day Ruins of Alzadaal.
In modern day Vana'diel, the Empire of Aht Urhgan finds itself constantly besieged by the Troll Mercenaries, Mamool Ja Savages, and Undead Swarm. The Empire, as well as its enemies, the beastmen, resurrect Alexander's control core as a remedy to their woes. The core is smaller than the original Alexander, though it is immeasurably powerful.
This version is operated by a pilot within the device, Razfahd; however, when Empress Nashmeira attempts to intervene, the Avatar Alexander possesses the device, awakening its true power. When Odin appears, Alexander and Odin attempt to destroy each other once more. Realizing Alexander has no care for the imperials and would destroy them to defeat Odin, Razfahd refuses to cooperate, and, using the last of his strength, halts the Avatar from within.
In the battle, Alexander uses his trademark Divine Judgment at 50% health, and has a variety of other new attacks, such as Divine Spear, Radiant Sacrament, and Mega Holy.
Summon[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy XI spellAlexander
|Effect||Summons Alexander. Only available during Astral Flow.|
|Duration||Alexander vanishes after he uses Perfect Defense, or is somehow prevented from doing so.|
|Casting Time||1 second|
|Recast Time||1 minute if Alexander is prevented from using Perfect Defense and vanishes.|
|Magic Type||Summoning Magic|
Alexander was released as a summonable Avatar in the March 2010 version update. He can be summoned by Level 75+ Summoners while under the effect of the Summoner's One-Hour ability, Astral Flow. He consumes all the Summoner's MP, ends Astral Flow, and grants an enhancement to party members within range known as Perfect Defense making them near invincible to damage and status ailments for up to 90 seconds. If Alexander is stunned or prevented from using this ability, he will vanish and can be re-summoned a minute later. The duration is affected by the Summoner's remaining MP: if the Summoner summons Alexander with 100% MP, Perfect Defense reaches its maximum duration of 90 seconds.
- See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.
We need your help, big guy!
Alexander is a playable summon as Hope's Eidolon. Alexander takes on a more humanoid appearance with hands and legs and uses his fists to strike enemies, but is also capable of long range attacks. Hope, Lightning, and Fang face him as a boss in Vallis Media, as a test to prove Hope's strength to him.
Alexander uses non-elemental physical attacks and acts as a Sentinel, drawing in all enemy attacks. Alexander has the highest starting SP of all Eidolons, but is slow moving around the battlefield and takes longer to act than the other Eidolons, in some cases being late in healing Hope.
Hope's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges, bestowing status enhancements, removing status ailments and restoring HP. In Gestalt Mode, Alexander becomes a fortress that arcs around the edge of the battlefield while Hope gives him orders. He fires beams of holy light from his cannons and retains his trademark move, Divine Judgment. According to Director Motomu Toriyama, Alexander is a "tactical commander".
Hope's Eidolon Alexander does not appear, but concept art for it exists, and is included in the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega book. The guide also includes a breakdown of a deleted scene where Alexander fights Caius Ballad.
Alexander appears briefly to aid Lightning in her final struggle. As the souls of humanity migrate to the new world the Eidolons are unable to follow, and fade away with Lightning bidding them goodbye.
Alexander is the focus of an endgame raid in the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion, where he is a primal summoned by the Illuminati goblins. The adventurer must enter his gargantuan body to defeat him. His interior design and guardians are based on steampunk. As the adventurer disables the cores in each of Alexander's arms, the party learns that Alexander has been manipulating time itself both to repair the damage done to it and to aid the Illuminati's leader, Quickthinx Allthoughts. This allowed the goblin to witness the adventurers' actions and take advantage of them to steal back the final piece of the Enigma Codex, which was in the possession of one of the adventurer's friends.
Following the Codex's restoration, Alexander's full potential is unlocked as he uses his time magic to completely repair the two arm cores. The adventurer and their allies plot to disable Alexander's main core, finding his main control center to shut down the primal for good. Once the adventurer reaches Alexander's main core, the primal essence and consciousness materializes in the form of Alexander Prime, a being who closely resembles the summon's classic design with the angelic wings from its Final Fantasy IX incarnation. Appearing in Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers raid the Epic of Alexander, Alexander Prime combines with fellow Alexander bosses, Brute Justice and Cruise Chaser, to become the humanoid Perfect Alexander.
Alexander is a Verboten Eidolon whose power is so intense only a l'Cie can hope to summon it with the sacrifice of hundreds of human lives. Upon completion, the summoner enters crystal stasis. Forced into using it as a last measure against Milites, the commanding officer Kurasame and many Akademeia Agito Cadets sacrifice their life energies to give the Vermilion Bird Secundus l'Cie Lady Caetuna the means to summon Alexander at the cost of her own life. Alexander's Divine Light vaporizes the Militesi forces bar General Qator Bashtar and the new White Tiger Secundus l'Cie Incognitus, as the latter empowers the magic barrier on the former's magitek armor to shield them from the Eidolon's attack.
Pitiful creature, why dost thou call my name? I am both light eternal and the deep sin of the darkness.
Alexander is found during "Chapter 4: The Light" after retrieving the Mysidian crystal, behind the crystal room, under is a castle where he resides, known as the "Castle of the Protector". When approached, Alexander will engage the warriors in battle as a show of its strength. Defeating Alexander allows the Warriors of Light to summon him. The Warriors of Darkness also gain the ability to summon him when the two parties unite.
Alexander costs 64 MP to summon. Alexander's attack is "Holy Judgement", which deals Light-element damage to all enemies.
Alexander and Dispel are the necessary components to unlock the Dispelga Fusion Ability, which performs Dispel on all enemies. Alexander also uses Dispelga during its boss fight, to remove the party's defenses before using Holy Judgement.
Alexander is a light-elemental summon. There are three versions of Alexander available: Morrow's version, which teaches Invincibility abilities; and two versions available to Aemo, which teach her Banish Breath and Banishga Breath abilities respectively.
Alexander is a boss on the fifteenth floor of Babil Tower.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
Alexander is a summon that temporarily locks the user's Bravery preventing any change. Alexander has two appearances: an auto version triggered by performing a Bravery Break on the opponent that shows an artwork of its Final Fantasy VII appearance, and a manual version, which is a colored version of his Final Fantasy VIII artwork. Alexander's auto version is obtained in the Destiny Odyssey IX's third stage, and its manual version is in the second stage of the same storyline. The manual version requires the player to complete Destiny Odyssey IX first.
Alexander is a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. His auto version is now found in Chapter Seven: Resolve for Seclusion of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 50 KP.
Prostrate yourselves in Reverance. Silence yourselves in awe.
Alexander prior to battle
Alexander is one of several unlockable summons obtained from the beginning at random. It targets the enemy party with magic sigils that erupt into pillars of light that track the enemy party. Its signature attack is Divine Judgment, firing a massive beam of energy that rakes across the arena in a straight line, producing several explosions along its trajectory. Its buff pre-summoning is Providence, which increases the party's maximum HP. Post summoning, it becomes Divine Bulwark, which increases both max HP and defense. When Alexander is summoned, the PlayStation 4 controller's sync color changes to pearl white. In the game's story mode, it is confronted by Terra, Zidane, and Kuja. Its incarnation from Final Fantasy IX also makes an appearance in the Alexandria stage, and is even encountered in the story mode in that location.
Alexander remains in a single position throughout the fight. It mainly uses the attacks from its summoned incarnation along with homing missiles launched from its arms and a shower of bolts of energy from the sky. Its HP attack is Sacred Flame, launching a mid-range of light from its head that tracks the party. When its HP is halved, it slightly rises from the ground and its arms become active, both granting it separate buffs: the one on the left raises its Bravery, while the one on the right raises its current HP. Both must be destroyed to cancel out the buffs. It also gains more HP attacks in Gavel of Justice, which generate expanding columns of light fixated on party members; Exculpation, an enhanced version of Sacred Flame that targets multiple party members; along with Divine Judgment, which blankets random spots on the arena with blasts of light.
Alexander, based on his Dissidia Final Fantasy NT apperarance, appears as a Holy-Elemental summon. His blessing initially allows HP recovery for 3 turns when a member's HP drops below 50%, but after leveling past 21, his HP Regen effect is extended for several more turns and he also increases the party's MAX HP. Alexander also appears as a boss in World of Illusions Ultimate: Alexander.
Alexander based on his Final Fantasy IX appearance
appears in Garnet's updated EX animation of Sacred Prayer.
Alexander is one of three new summons, based on his appearance in Final Fantasy VIII. He is exclusively summoned by several characters, and his signature attack, Divine Judgement, deals damage to all monsters present in a music stage.
The following characters that can exclusively summon Alexander are:
- Final Fantasy - Warrior of Light
- Final Fantasy II - Firion
- Final Fantasy III - Cid Haze
- Final Fantasy IV - Golbez
- Final Fantasy VI - Edgar Roni Figaro
- Final Fantasy IX - Garnet
- Final Fantasy XI - Aphmau
- Final Fantasy XII - Balthier
- Final Fantasy XIII - Hope Estheim
The characters that can summon Alexander are references to their own game, such as Hope's personal Eidolon being Alexander, Edgar being of the ruler of Figaro Castle, and Golbez attempting to summon the Giant of Babil.
Alexander from Final Fantasy XIII appears summoned by Hope.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Alexander is a Rank 4 summon. It deals two summon magic holy-elemental attacks to all enemies.
|Rank||Uses||Material 1||Material 2||Material 3||Material 4|
|1||2||Greater White Orb x3||Greater Summon Orb x5||Greater Holy Orb x5||Major Holy Orb x1|
|2||3||Greater White Orb x5||Greater Summon Orb x10||Greater Holy Orb x10||Major Holy Orb x2|
|3||4||Greater White Orb x10||Greater Summon Orb x20||Greater Holy Orb x20||Major Holy Orb x3|
|4||5||Greater White Orb x15||Greater Summon Orb x30||Greater Holy Orb x30||Major Holy Orb x4|
|5||6||Greater White Orb x25||Greater Summon Orb x50||Greater Holy Orb x50||Major Holy Orb x5|
The Final Fantasy XIII incarnation of Alexander appears as a boss in the "Vallis Media - Base Camp" Core Dungeon, and is also one of the bosses fought in the Valigarmanda Nightmare Dungeon.
The Final Fantasy VI incarnation of Alexander is the Rank 6 holy magicite boss. Upon being defeated it yields its summonstone that players can use to summon Alexander in battle.
The legendary Big Bridge which links two continents is revealed by Eiko to actually be the sleeping summon, Alexander, rather than a man-made construct. Summoners like Eiko help travelers cross by awakening Alexander so that his mechanisms can shorten the long trip.
The unlockable data files reveal that Alexander is the god that created the universe that the worlds of Nine Wood Hills and Grymoire exist in, taking on different avatars in each world and being limited in what it can do in each of them. Alexander appears twice in World of Final Fantasy—as the Big Bridge and also as Enna Kros.
It can be summoned by the Magun using the following Soil Charge Triad:
- More infinite than the open sky, Sky Blue!
- The one to fill out the devilish darkness, Holy Black!
- The light after trial, Judgment White!
Followed by saying: "Shine! I summon you, ALEXANDER!"
Alexander is represented by Wind-elemental cards featuring his Final Fantasy XIII and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy appearances.
Alexander is the Guardian Beast of Light whose lives in the Clock Tower in Lostime and protects Shirma the Oracle of Light. Chocobo fights him after defeating Phoenix and Leviathan, the Guardian Beasts of Fire and Water, respectively, and Croma.
When summoned, Alexander unleashes Holy Judgment on all enemies within a three-grid radius. The damage dealt is proportional to the player's current HP.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Alexander is the King of the Holy Dragons and the final boss. His signature attack is Heaven's Judgement. Alexander as a summon can be acquired from Ex-Play, which is unlocked after finishing the game for the first time, and he's available right at the start. He is one of the Holy Dragons and can be summoned for a powerful neutral-elemental attack.
Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]
InDragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Alexander is a card with the ability: Everyone get wild card.
Alexander appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Giant of Babil in Final Fantasy IV resembles Alexander, particularly the incarnation seen in Final Fantasy VI. The connection with Alexander is cemented by the battle with Proto-Babil in the remake version, which uses Divine Judgment, Alexander's signature attack.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Alexander appears in the Final Fantasy Creatures Kai range of action figures with his Final Fantasy XIII (Vol 3) and Final Fantasy VIII (Vol 5) incarnations. The Alexander from Final Fantasy IX has also appeared in Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 2 series of figures, which predates the Creatures Kai range.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Alexander the Great, was a famous Macedonian king and military conqueror."Alexander" is a common western name of Greek origin, the original name being Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), "Protector of Mankind". Alexander III, better known as
Alexander's feature as a summoned monster likely draws inspiration from the legendary Gates of Alexander, which were believed to be raised by summoned djinn to protect the Macedonian Empire from those alleged to be the infernal and savage tribe of "Gog and Magog".