Conqueror of the skies, Bahamut has known many names; the Dragon King, the Hallowed Father, the First Sire.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008) Summon Compendium
Bahamut (バハムート, Bahamūto?), sometimes known by his epithet The Dragon King, is one of the most prominent summons in the Final Fantasy series. Bahamut has appeared in several installments, as well as his own game, Bahamut Lagoon. He also appeared as an enemy in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars with the name of Bahamutt, in addition to being the namesake for the Sky Fortress Bahamut in Final Fantasy XII. Compilation of Final Fantasy VII has several species of Bahamut. A Bahamut-like summon called Gun Dragon appears in Final Fantasy: Unlimited.
His signature attack, Megaflare, sometimes translated as Sun Flare, is a great breath of energy concentrated into a beam and fired to opposition, which deals non-elemental magic damage that ignores defense and evasion. Megaflare has variations corresponding to different appearances of Bahamut, including Teraflare, Gigaflare and Exaflare.
Bahamut is one of the iconic summons in series. He is typically considered the strongest among storyline summons and more often than not, the player must prove their worth by winning against Bahamut himself, or, rarely, another storyline boss. According to the Dissidia Final Fantasy museum, Bahamut's evolution throughout the series means he cannot be classified as just a dragon.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.4 Final Fantasy V
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.9 Final Fantasy X
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.13 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.14 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Tactics S
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
- 1.20 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.21 Bravely Default
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.24 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.25 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.26 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.27 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.28 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.29 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.30 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.31 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.32 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.33 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.34 Chocobo series
- 1.35 Final Fantasy: Unlimited
- 1.36 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.37 Triple Triad
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 2.1 Bahamut Lagoon
- 2.2 Blood of Bahamut
- 2.3 Itadaki Street
- 2.4 Kingdom Hearts
- 2.5 Knights of the Crystals
- 2.6 Lord of Arcana
- 2.7 Lord of Vermilion
- 2.8 Mario Sports Mix
- 2.9 Puzzle & Dragons
- 2.10 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- 2.11 The 3rd Birthday
- 2.12 The World Ends with You
- 2.13 Guardian Cross
- 2.14 Million Arthur
- 2.15 Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
- 2.16 Assassin's Creed: Origins
- 3 Other media
- 4 Merchandise
- 5 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Bahamut is found underneath the Cardia Islands. He cannot be summoned, as there are no Summoners, but plays a minor role by promoting the player's characters into a new job after they have acquired a Rat's Tail from the Citadel of Trials. The new classes are not only stronger, but all but the Master can learn additional magic. Most, if not all, can equip more types of equipment.
The class upgrades are:
- Warrior to Knight
- Black Mage to Black Wizard
- Thief to Ninja
- Red Mage to Red Wizard
- White Mage to White Wizard
- Monk to Master
The Warriors of Light travel to Canaan where they find a girl waiting for her love, Desch. The heroes find him in Bahamut's nest on Dragon's Peak, after being captured by the dragon to be fed to his offspring. The boy flees as the party battles Bahamut. This first battle cannot be won and the heroes must escape.
Later, after obtaining the Invincible, the heroes may visit Bahamut's Lair to battle him. When defeated, the heroes are rewarded with the Level 8 Summon Magic spell Bahamur to summon him. This is the first time Bahamut can be used as a summon, and the first time he is a boss.
- White summoning: Aura: casts Haste on the party.
- Black summoning: Rend: Instant KO to one enemy if successful.
- High summoning: Mega Flare: deals non-elemental damage to all enemies.
The Hallowed Father... The First Sire, Hallowed Father to all Eidolons, watches over his children from on high. So indomitable is His strength that He has never known defeat. None could hope to emerge victorious against Him, save perhaps a warrior capable of rising to the heavens in order to deliver the felling stroke.
Bahamut is the "God of Eidolons", and lives on the Red Moon in the Lair of the Father awaiting Rydia and the party to come and challenge him so Rydia would be able to summon him. To be given this challenge, Rydia must already be in possession of the Leviathan and Asura. Bahamut has two guards who take the form of children, and he has admitted Rydia was the first he ever accepted. His summon has a casting time of 3, and costs 60 MP (99 MP in the 3D versions). In the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduced to 2.
Lunar Bahamut challenges Kain Highwind during his trial in the Lunar Ruins in Final Fantasy IV Advance and Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection. Also, Dark Bahamut is an optional boss in the Lunar Subterrane.
Bahamut returns as a Summon spell for Rydia that deals massive non-elemental damage to all enemies at the cost of 60 MP. He is only available during the final battle.
Bahamut is the last Eidolon summoned by Rydia? after the first four Eidolons are defeated. She tries to finish off the party with Bahamut, but the real Rydia appears and summons the Mist Dragon to knock some sense into Bahamut who dismisses himself from battle.
The Mysterious Girl summons Bahamut to defeat Cecil, allowing her to seize control of Baron Castle. Bahamut is fought in the final chapter alongside the Mysterious Girl, and is the last boss before the Creator. If Rydia has recovered Leviathan and Asura as summons, Bahamut will turn on the Mysterious Girl and destroy her before returning to Rydia. Otherwise, Bahamut must be slain and will not be available to summon.
Bahamut is released in the Merged World after the tablet from the Pyramid of Moore is obtained. He moves to the North Mountain, which the party must climb to fight him at the summit. He becomes a level 5 Summon and deals non-elemental damage to all enemies. Bahamut takes 66 MP to summon.
Bahamut is an esper acquired after defeating Deathgaze on the Falcon. Mega Flare (Sun Flare in the SNES version) deals non-elemental magic damage to all opponents. Its Spell Power is 86, is unblockable, and ignores defense. It costs 86 MP to cast. It teaches Flare at a rate of x2. Bahamut's Level Up bonus increases the wearer's level up HP gain by 50%.
Summoning Bahamut, Neo Bahamut, or Bahamut ZERO against Emerald Weapon has an effect on its AI, making it less likely to use Aire Tam Storm. All Bahamuts ignore the target's Magic Defense when calculating damage.
The Bahamut Summon Materia is found in the Temple of the Ancients after defeating the Red Dragon. It costs 100 MP to summon and unleashes a magical piercing attack, Mega Flare. Bahamut's spell power is equal to 4.0625x the base magic damage.
Bahamut can be obtained through Chadley's Combat Simulation by defeating him in battle. His description says that it was a dragon king revered by the original stewards of the planet, which might allude to the original game where his materia is found in the Temple of the Ancients.
Bahamut is so large it can only be summoned in certain battles, mostly against enemy bosses (although he cannot be summoned against himself in VR Missions). He'll attack enemies with Flare Breath, Claw Swipe and Umbral Aura if left on his own. The player can expend ATB to command him to use Umbral Inferno and Umbral Strikes, which will deal increased damage is Umbral Aura is active. Once his summon gauge is depleted, he'll unleash his signature Megaflare, which is the strongest summon ability in the game, routinely dealing 9999 damage.
A whisper version of Bahamut is fought at the final segment of the game in Chapter 18.
- See the summon sequences here.
Two versions of Bahamut appear, each as a boss. The original version of Bahamut from Final Fantasy VII uses the original Megaflare, while the stronger Bahamut Fury uses a new attack called Exaflare.
Megaflare's power by level:
|Attack||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Level 5|
A late-game GF, he doesn't learn any junction abilities naturally, and is the first GF to learn Stat+60% support abilities. Bahamut allows players to learn an ability that has the junctioner gain HP by walking on the field, and the only GF to learn Auto-Protect naturally. He also has the ability to create magic spells of the highest tier.
Bahamut's Triple Triad card drops from his boss form.
- See the Summon sequence here.
He is extracted by Zorn and Thorn for Queen Brahne's use, who summons Bahamut at the Iifa Tree against Kuja where he uses the Invincible to enslave it and kill the queen with its Mega Flare. Kuja controls Bahamut and summons it to attack Alexandria, but Dagger and Eiko defeat it by summoning Alexander.
Bahamut's summon attack is Mega Flare. Its spell power is equal to 88 plus the total number of Garnets in the party's inventory. Mega Flare inflicts massive non-elemental damage to all enemies. Before Dagger loses her eidolons it costs 224 MP to summon, but after she re-acquires it, Bahamut costs 56 MP to summon. Summoning Bahamut earns the King of Dragons achievement in the mobile and Steam versions.
Location: Treno, Card Stadium
Bahamut is an aeon, and plays a major role in the story. He sleeps in Bevelle Temple where summoners can obtain him on their pilgrimage. His special attack is Impulse, a non-elemental attack which causes moderate damage to all enemies, and his Overdrive is Mega Flare. Bahamut breaks the damage limit automatically.
After Emptiness disrupts the crystal line, Bahamut warns the people of Vana'diel that the Keeper of the Apocalypse's arrival is near. As the Wyrmking, he commands his minions to "let the blood of the gods spill forth on the soil of their creation".
Later, having been sent to Cape Riverne to investigate the sudden uplifting of the area, the adventurer, along with Prishe and Ulmia, arrive at the Monarch Linn and encounter Nag'molada chanting the Memoria de la Stôna. Bahamut appears, identifies Nag'molada as a Kuluu, and discusses with him the oncoming flood of Emptiness, believed to be unleashed by man.
After a short battle against guards, Prishe interrupts their conversation. Selh'teus appears, urging that Bahamut's predictions of the end of mankind are mistaken. Bahamut exits. Much later, the adventurer, along with Ulmia and Tenzen, return to the Monarch Linn to learn the truth of the recent happenings from Bahamut. Bahamut scoffs at their determination, mocking their "incompleteness" as the dream-keeper Diabolos had, and directs the wyrm Ouryu to attack the party.
The group forces Ouryu to retreat, but Bahamut still refuses to heed the party's request. Long before he had made a pact with a young boy should the day when the Keeper of the Apocalypse would return. Acknowledging that the time has come, he commands his army of wyrms to gather in preparation for the coming salvation of the land, and leaves the group with a grim message: "Children of the dawn, your end is near!"
A storyline mission available after finishing the first two expansions features Bahamut as a boss. Those who complete this mission can take part in an optional battle with Bahamut that formerly ranked among the most difficult prior to the level cap increase from 75, not in the least because he summons most of the game's other wyrms to aid him. Ever since an update in which Bahamut gradually builds up resistance to certain types of magic, the number of groups that have defeated his second form has dwindled.
Bahamut is also the name of a server.
Though not a summon, Bahamut is referenced in one of the airships, the Sky Fortress Bahamut, which serves as the final dungeon. The final boss, The Undying, takes on an appearance similar to Bahamut, and uses Bahamut's signature attacks, Megaflare and Teraflare, as well as an attack called Gigaflare Sword.
Wyrm Tyrant that soars on the wings of night.
Judge of Wings summons Bahamut to destroy part of the Muruc Cashuac Skysea. Bahamut later appears as a boss and an actual summon. He is a rank 3 Non-Elemental Flying summon whose regular attack is Bahamut Claw, while his special attack, Mega Flare, causes massive non-elemental damage to all targets in range, and inflicts Disable.
- See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.
Rain down hell!
Bahamut uses powerful non-elemental attacks, making him the Eidolon with the highest damage-dealing potential. Fang's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges, defending against attacks and inflicting status ailments upon enemies.
Bahamut's Gestalt Mode sees him transform into a flying mechanical wyvern, which Fang can ride. His attacks involve quick dives, lasers and explosions, culminating in his finisher, Mega Flare.
Caius Ballad can transform into a dark incarnation of Bahamut called Chaos Bahamut, and later into a more dragon-like version called Jet Bahamut. In the latter form, Caius gains the ability to summon Amber and Garnet Bahamuts as his support. A promotional poster shows Caius atop Chaos Bahamut in Gestalt Mode.
While not being able to use Incarnate Summoning to transform into Chaos Bahamut, Caius can call it to his aid. When Lightning calls for aid in her final battle, the Eidolons, including Bahamut, answer her call. Afterward Bahamut and the other Eidolons fade away while the souls depart for the new world.
Bahamut is a key figure in the lore of Final Fantasy XIV. In the original Final Fantasy XIV Legacy, Bahamut was a Primal that emerged from Dalamud during the finale. Using Teraflare, he begins the Seventh Umbral Era by unleashing his wrath upon the realm, which would terraform the land.
During the events of A Realm Reborn, the adventurer is directed to the Binding Coil of Bahamut, where it is revealed that the Elder Primal is being regenerated by the captive dragons of Meracydia within the Coil. An incarnation dubbed Bahamut Prime is fought in the Final Coil of Bahamut within the crystal of Bahamut himself.
After clearing the Lv. 70 Summoner job quest, "An Art For The Living", the adventurer can summon a version of Bahamut called Demi Bahamut, a large, glowing egi-like version of Bahamut Prime.
Bahamut is an Astral god in the world of Eos. Depicted as a male humanoid in dark draconian armor whose wings are made of swords, Bahamut is said to have picked the first Oracle from the land of Tenebrae, giving them their traditional trident and the powers that are passed through their bloodline. Likewise, Bahamut is said to have given the Crystal to the king of Lucis, and thus would be the originator of the magical powers the Lucis Caelum lineage wields.
Unlike the other Astrals, Bahamut can only be summoned during a specific scripted boss encounter. He uses Ultima Sword, an attack that causes several massive blades to rain down on the enemy. In a later update, he appears as part of a cutscene where all five Astrals aid the protagonists during their approach to the final battle. In the multiplayer expansion Comrades, Bahamut acts as the final boss.
Bahamut is the main antagonist in Final Fantasy XV -The Dawn of the Future-, the novelization of the cancelled second season of DLC.
Bahamut is an obtainable SR monster. He is a Light-elemental monster whose type is Climb, class is Dragon and his speciality is Balance. His hero tech is Mega Flare which fires a powerful beam smiting all enemies. His leader bonus is Starshine which increases light damage dealt by 100%. His auto-effect is Dark Damage -20% which reduces dark damage taken by 20%. Unlike the main version, this Bahamut is more in line with his classic dragon-like form.
An esper that attacks with its fearsome breath.
Bahamut is a powerful summon learned for the Summoner by using 1200 JP. It costs 60 MP, has a speed of 10, and has an area of effect of 4 vertical 3. Bahamut has a 20% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.
Bahamuts are dragon-type Eidolons used by Rubrum. During Militesi invasion of Rubrum's capital, a Bahamut is shot down with members of the Peristylium healing it. Another Bahamut covers the mission's Class Zero members as they charge at the Militesi soldiers to buy Caetuna time to summon Alexander. Summoning an Eidolon kills the summoner, and thus the class taught in the summoning arts at Akademeia has numerous casualties and are only deployed as a last resort.
Bahamut is obtained as a summon by completing the mission Operation Vulturnus in the second playthrough of the 5th Chapter. His abilities include an aerial charge, a stomping attack and his signature technique, Mega Flare. A more powerful form of Bahamut, Neo Bahamut is available by completing the Expert Trial Colonel Faith's Revolt on Agito difficulty.
Bahamut ZERO is temporarily playable at the end of chapter 5.
When wearing the Mythic Beast Sallet and Mythic Beast Plate, a male Yuke resembles Bahamut.
After the dragon is defeated, no further mention is made of it, although it appears as an emblem for Layle's jacket.
Bahamut is fought as an optional boss on the 80th level of the Moonsand Ruins. Bahamut is a light-elemental dragon and does not have access to his signature ability, Mega Flare. After the player defeats him, they will obtain the rare Orihalcon item.
Bahamut is fought alongside Ominas Crowe during a side quest. Ominas attempts to teach him the ultimate monster magic Femto Flare.
Bahamut is the final summon fought in the Mountain of the Father, accessible after a pathway has been created by defeating Nil Vata. It requires 78 MP and a Summon Lv. 7 to use. It deals heavy non-elemental damage to all enemies, and can break the damage limit.
Mootie is the Eidolord of the Eidolons. He is a newborn Eidolon that joins Morrow's party as a companion.
A corrupt version known as Chaos Bahamut also appears, serving as the main antagonist of the Crystal of Time arc.
In addition, multiple versions of Bahamut exist as neutral-elemental summons for various characters.
Bahamut can be summoned by two distinct ways: automatically, which summons it immediately when the summoner's Brave becomes lower than half of their original Bravery base, increasing their BP by periods of 20 and showing its Final Fantasy X artwork, and manually, where the summoner's BP is increased by periods of 40 and its Final Fantasy III artwork appears. Bahamut's auto version is obtained in the third stage of the Destiny Odyssey VIII storyline and its manual version is obtained in the same odyssey's second stage. The dialogue Bahamut says to the player is based on what he says to the party in Final Fantasy IV when he is beaten.
Yuna can summon the Final Fantasy X incarnation of Bahamut to perform either Impulse or Mega Flare.
Bahamut also returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. However, the manual version grants Bravery increases in increments of 99, while the automatic version raises it in increments of 75. His auto version is now found in Chapter Ten: Champions of her Will of Scenario 013, and speaks the same dialogue as he did to the Warriors of Light when he granted them new classes. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 60 KP.
Display the extent of your might and the depth of your courage
Bahamut prior to battle
Bahamut is one of the seven obtainable summons, acquired at the start by random. He rains down bolts of energy or sweeping energy beams. His signature skill is Megaflare, where he targets all three of the enemy team members with radiating beams of light that damage them before exploding. His pre-summon effect is Frenzied Bellow, which increases the gauge gain for character-specific EX Skills, and his effect after summoning is Drakenscourge, which, on top of increasing that same gauge gain, also lengthens duration for those skills. When summoned, the controller's sync light turns green. In the console version's story mode, he is confronted by Warrior of Light, Noctis, Cecil and Garland.
As a boss, Bahamut attacks with similar techniques from his summoned incarnation, but also comes with an aerial stomp that produces a shockwave and an orb of energy that deals consecutive hits before exploding and a flying sweep. His HP attack is Megaflare, though it only targets one character. When his HP is halved, his attacks are enhanced and he starts the phase by raining down bolts of energy. He has access to a buff skill called Regal Air and gains new HP attacks in Gigaflare, which targets a character with a powerful explosion that expands outward, and Teraflare, which is similar to his summoned version's Megaflare, except colored differently and the explosion radius lingers on as it expands.
Before wyrms were thought of as dark creatures, dragon and man lived in peace. In this ancient age, none was greater than the Dragon King, Bahamut, who lends his wisdom and might only to Warriors of Light.
Bahamut is the rarest of the summons, and the only guaranteed chance of using him is by equipping Bahamut Magicite.
Bahamut is a summon, and is exclusively used by several characters. Equipping Bahamut Magicite can enable any character to summon him.
The characters that can exclusively summon Bahamut are:
- Final Fantasy IV - Rydia
- Final Fantasy V - Krile Mayer Baldesion
- Final Fantasy VI - Terra Branford, Celes Chere
- Final Fantasy IX - Vivi Ornitier, Garnet
- Final Fantasy X - Tidus, Yuna
- Final Fantasy XII - Ashe
- Final Fantasy XIII - Hope Estheim, Oerba Dia Vanille
- Dissidia Final Fantasy - Chaos
- Final Fantasy Type-0 - Ace
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Serah Farron
The characters that summon Bahamut are allusions to their own games, such as Tidus being guided by Bahamut's fayth in Spira, and Krile owning a wind drake. Additionally, Bahamut SIN from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children appears as a boss-type enemy.
Bahamut is a summon, with Mega Flare dealing damage to a group of monsters with a large amount of health remaining in music stages.
The characters that can exclusively summon Bahamut are:
- Final Fantasy VI - Celes Chere
- Final Fantasy VII - Sephiroth
- Final Fantasy IX - Vivi Ornitier, Kuja
- Final Fantasy X - Tidus, Yuna
- Final Fantasy XI - Prishe
- Final Fantasy XIII - Oerba Dia Vanille
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children - Cloud #2
- Dissidia Final Fantasy - Chaos
- Final Fantasy Type-0 - Ace
Bahamut is the sole summon monster that the Summoner can summon. It performs Megaflare when summoned.
Bahamut appears as a summon and as multiple bosses.
Summons[edit | edit source]
The Bahamut (V) summon is a rank 5 summon magic ability. When used, Bahamut will perform Megaflare, which deals three powerful non-elemental summon magic attacks to all enemies. The default Bahamut summon's appearance uses his sprite from Final Fantasy V. At the initial launch of the game, this version of Bahamut dealt a single powerful non-elemental magic attack. This was eventually changed in a later update to the game.
A unique version of the Bahamut (V) summon was originally used as a tutorial ability during the game's initial launch, however it was replaced with the Roaming Warrior tutorial in later updates. This version eventually was released as a login reward, however it could not be honed and did a single non-elemental summon attack to all enemies.
Lastly, Bahamut (VI) is a unique Bahamut summon that can only be obtained during the Cardia Islands Lord of the Sky event. This version is based on the Final Fantasy VI version of the summon. When used, Bahamut will perform Megaflare, which deals three powerful non-elemental summon magic attacks to all enemies. Despite doing the same amount of damage as Bahamut (V), the summon accumulates less soul break points for the user.
Bosses[edit | edit source]
There are multiple versions of Bahamut from different titles fought as bosses. These versions include the Bahamut from Final Fantasies III, IV, V, VI, Crisis Core, VIII, X, XIII, and World of Final Fantasy. Different enemies classified as Bahamut also appear, these include Dark Bahamut from Final Fantasy X, Tiamat from Final Fantasy VIII, and Chaos Bahamut from Final Fantasy Dimensions II.
Lastly, Bahamut can also be summoned by specific characters during their unique Soul Breaks. These Soul Breaks often have the character summon the versions of Bahamut from their original game, these include the Bahamuts from Final Fantasy X and XIII. In addition, elements of the Bahamut from Final Fantasy XIV loosely appear during Alphinaud's Teraflare Ultra Soul Break.
Bahamut is the strongest of all Espers and one of Hess' Eight Sages. He was sealed inside the Fire Crystal by the Sworn Eight of Paladia as part of their plan to end the war in Paladia. Eventually, he was released during the events in the Zoldaad Chapter, when Jake destroyed the Fire Crystal in order to weaken the Empire's military strength. Bahamut appears briefly to confront the airship Invincible, commanded by Dr. Lazarov. Claiming the airship has "his heart", the Dragon King challenges the machine by breathing his Megaflare, causing severe damage and forcing Lazarov to hide for repairs. Bahamut then leaves.
Bahamut's Final Fantasy XIII incarnation appears as an ability card and as an enemy summoned by Meia that can be fought during multiplayer mode. Caius also appears as an enemy Bahamut during the Final Fantasy XIII collaboration event.
Bahamut, also known as Tiababylo, appears as a powerful Mirage whose signature attack is Megaflare.
Bahamut is a recurring non-playable character in the Chocobo game series. In Chocobo's Dungeon 2, by breaking a high level claw, it is possible to receive Bahamut as a playable character. The player must give up a lot of Energy to call him.
In Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon, he is the final boss in the Chocobo's Memories dungeon, which is a 100-floor dungeon with several checkpoints and a high level difficulty that can be entered through the Chocobo Statue located in the Blue Sky Park, at northwest of the Fountain Piazza in Lostime (renamed Chocobo Park). He is located on the 99th floor, as the vital item which has to be collected—Chocobo's fragments of memories,—are located on the last floor. If beaten, he will drop a magicite which can later be used to summon him in dungeons.
He can also be found in the Guardian of Darkness dungeon by stepping onto a teletransporting tramp, also leaving a magicite after defeated (but finding him is rare, as the tramps could also take the player to Dungeon Hero X's secret shop).
In Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no Yuusha, he is a human character that appears in the third picture book, "The Sky Flying Twins". He is the professor of both Raffy and Elly. He is also fought several times in the "Aerial Circus".
A Bahamut-like summon named Gun Dragon makes an appearance as Kaze's ultimate summon. It comes in two forms: the "Chaos" reddish form seen in the first episode, and the rarely seen silver true form seen in the finale and the Final Fantasy Unlimited: Before CD.
The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Gun Dragon is:
- The light that fills up your eyes! Tears of the Rainbow!
- The ultimate spirit! Soul Gun Metal!
- The helix of my life! Endless White!
The villain Pist steals the Magun at one point, and creates the "Ultimate Summon" with it—however, he is unable to handle the energies involved, and it blows up in his face. Pist's Soil Charge Triad is:
- The glare of obvious intelligence! Marvelous Orange!
- The desire for an endless quest! Maniac Purple!
- The promise of a perfect victory! Char-Coral Pink!
Bahamut is represented by many Fire-elemental Summon cards and one Dark-elemental card: one depicting his Final Fantasy XIII Gestalt Mode; one depicting his artwork as Bahamut Fury from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-; one depicting his Theatrhythm Final Fantasy model; one of his artwork from Final Fantasy Type-0 , one with his Final Fantasy III Yoshitaka Amano artwork, one with his Final Fantasy Tactics artwork, one with his art from Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade as Neo Bahamut, and one of his Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call artwork as Bahamut SIN. His Dark-elemental card depicts his official CG artwork from Final Fantasy XIV.
Bahamut from the series appear on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Bahamut appears as one of the many dragons, alongside other Final Fantasy summons. He is one of the Holy Dragons and can be summoned for a powerful fire-elemental attack.
Bahamut, alongside other recurring Final Fantasy summons, appears as one of the giants that must be defeated in the Japan-only game. There are also two stronger versions of Bahamut - Shin Bahamut and Chaos Bahamut.
Itadaki Street[edit | edit source]
Bahamut appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Level up in current place (with gil), lost all suit.
Bahamut also appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Special.
Bahamut was planned to be a summon for Kingdom Hearts, but was removed before the game was released. All that is left is a small data code that can be accessed with cheat devices, adding the option to summon Bahamut in the summon menu. However, attempting to summon Bahamut will crash the game.
In the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, the upgrades to the Metal Chocobo Keyblade, which is associated with Cloud Strife, are named after Bahamut and the four variations of it that appear in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.
In Kingdom Hearts III, Bahamut is mentioned by name by Rex in the Toy Box. In Galaxy Toys, a display for Dissidia NT features a large figure of Bahamut alongside Odin and Ifrit.
The Dragon King Bahamut is one of the boss battles. Defeating it rewards the player with the Achievement "Dragon Slayer".
Lord of Arcana[edit | edit source]
Bahamut is featured as a boss and summon that players can obtain after collecting the correct materials.
Lord of Vermilion[edit | edit source]
In Lord of Vermilion, Bahamut is one of the summoned characters. Its ability deals Fire damage to all enemies in range.
Bahamut is not featured, but a model of it can be found in the game's files.
Bahamut was part of the Crystal Defenders collaboration.
Bahamut makes an appearance in Bowser's Keep as "Bahamutt". In keeping with the series' tradition, it is summoned into battle by Magikoopa and must be slain before Magikoopa can be attacked again.
The 3rd Birthday[edit | edit source]
Bahamut appears in Chapter 04's mission, "Blue Hail" where Bahamut 524 is the name of the helicopter Aya Brea procures to escape the tower and combat the Twisted.
The ultimate Tin Pin, that of the Wyrmking. Press empty space to activate his psych, which Reapers fearfully call "Mega Flare".
Bahamut appears as a pin called Tin Pin Bahamut. His psych blasts a huge burst of energy at the opponent, dealing massive damage on contact. Tin Pin Bahamut can only be obtained after defeating the Wizard of Slam in a bout of Tin Pin Slammer.
Tin Pin Bahamut's energy beam bears a slight resemblance to the Hadoken often seen in other media.
This great wyrm rules the dark dragons, and nothing can withstand the heat of the flames it breathes.
Normal Bahamut description
Descended from Dalamud, this ancient primal birthed the Seventh Umbral Era, laying Eorzea to ash with its Megaflare.
Final Fantasy XIV version description
Million Arthur[edit | edit source]
Bahamut cards exist in the mobile card game, designed after the summon's Final Fantasy X appearance.
As part of a collaboration between Capcom and Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura was asked to design various new armor types for the playable characters, and their feline companions.
For Female Hunters, Nomura created the Anat Armor set, which is based on Bahamut.
During the mission A Gift from the Gods, Bayek of Siwa inadvertently brings Ardyn Izunia from Final Fantasy XV to ancient Egypt. Before he has time to do much of anything, Bahamut, the Astral of Eos, appears in the sky above the tomb, attacks Ardyn and whisks him away. Bayek receives a sword and a shield and a chocobo/camel hybrid.
Other media[edit | edit source]
Games[edit | edit source]
In Mario Sports Mix, Bahamut was left in the game as unused data along with an unused court.
Bahamut makes an appearance in one of the Marl Kingdom series games. Here he makes an appearance in the form of a high-level monster met late in the game on the final chapter. A Bahamut can be recruited to the team like any other common monster. This Bahamut even comes complete with Bahamut`s signature move Mega Flare although here there is a slight alteration in the name and it is called Omega Flare.
Bahamut is a minor character in the webcomic. The Light Warriors journey to find the rat tail (which is supposedly a cure for his impotence) and are granted a class change, as in the original game. He is also apparently dating Matoya.
Bahamut and other summons are summoned by Yuna to defeat the Kasumi a clones in Dead Fantasy IV. Bahamut is the second aeon to be defeated by clones after Ifrit.
Merchandise[edit | edit source]
Bahamut has been a popular figure for Final Fantasy merchandise, mainly in the form of displayable figurines.
Bahamut ZERO and Neo Bahamut have been released as small trade figurines in Japan as part of Final Fantasy Creatures collections. The Bahamut SIN figurine, part of the Advent Children "Monster Deluxe" collection, measures approximately 7" tall with a display base, and is sculpted for Kotobukiya by Takayuki Takeya. Bahamut SIN is also part of the Creatures Kai Vol. 1 collection.
Bahamut from Final Fantasy VIII has been released as an action figure that was sold in two colors: fully painted, and in transparent version. In the Japanese version, all Guardian Force figurines contained parts to assemble a Ragnarok figure. Final Fantasy VIII Bahamut has also appeared as part of the first Final Fantasy Master Creatures series and is available in two colors: normal and Tiamat. The Creatures Kai Vol. 2 series includes figurine of the Final Fantasy IX Bahamut.
Made by Kotobukiya, the Final Fantasy X Bahamut figurine depicts the aeon in detail, with a paint job that has a metallic sheen and comes with a display stand.
Perhaps the rarest Bahamut merchandise is the Squall and Bahamut limited hand-crafted coldcast statue, made by Kotobukiya in 1999. Each statue comes with a serial number. The size stands at approximately 400mm.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.
Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.
In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.
The various versions of Bahamut in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII are named after different Japanese fighter planes: the Ki-202 Shūsui Kai (秋水改), the A6M Reishiki Kanjō Sentōki (零式艦上戦闘機), the J7W1 Shinden (震電), and the A7M Reppū (烈風).