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, 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.
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 also enables them all (except Master) to 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 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.Eidolon Library
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.
Bahamut is a Boss Monster. During Season 2, it will fly through the map occasionally casting Megaflare in areas with Candidates as long as it is not engaged in battle. Bahamut occasionally stops on tall formations in the map, such as tops of buildings or mountains, allowing itself to be confronted in battle.
- 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.
Bahamut is an eidolon and one of Dagger's original eidolons. It is a powerful non-elemental dragon summon who plays a role in the story in the First Battle of the Iifa Tree and Battle of Alexandria. After obtaining the Hilda Garde III, Beatrix gives the Garnet to Zidane, which Dagger can use to learn Bahamut as a summon ability for 80 AP.
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. Bahamut has a Tetra Master card, won off the Eidolon Master in Treno's card stadium in the endgame.
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.
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.Description
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.
In the patch 5.4, Lunar Bahamut was introduced as a primal summon by the Teleophoroi and is featured in the 5.5 dungeon Paglth'an
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.
Bahamut will appear as an Eikon. He was revealed in the "Dominance"-trailer published in June 2022.
An esper that attacks with its fearsome breath.Description
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 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 courageBahamut 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.CollectaCard
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.
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.
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.
Not only did Bahamut, king of the dragons, once scorch the earth in a five-hundred year battle against the gods, it continues to erase the beauty of the stars from the sky. The powerful and withdrawn dragon clan has passed down countless anecdotes such as these since ancient times. As the oldest esper in existence, the omniscient Bahamut is worshipped as a god who controls all and is respectfully revered as the Dragon King in a certain land. All successors to the throne of this land, without exception, must partake in a ceremony to climb a mountain high enough to reach the heavens, where the Dragon King itself is said to dwell.Vision card description
Bahamut appears as an obtainable summon and vision card. Its party ability is Light Unit MAG Up 50% and Light Unit AGI Up 8%. Its bestowed effects are Magic Attack Up 15 and Max HP Up 15%. Its evocation magic is Megaflare. It is illustrated by G-ROW Art.
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 appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as multiple Fire-elemental Summon cards and a single 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
Other Square Enix titles
Bahamut appears as an important figure in the Super Famicom RPG, Bahamut Lagoon. Like other Final Fantasy summons that appear in the game, he is one of the Holy Dragons that can be summoned to perform a powerful elemental attack. The Bahamut of the title would later appear as a summon in Final Fantasy Dimensions II and Mobius Final Fantasy.
In the English localization of Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Magikoopa's dragon is named Bahamutt and must be slain before Magikoopa can be attacked again.
Bahamut is also featured in the Square Enix PSP title, Lord of Arcana, being a boss and a summon players can obtain. In Bravely Default and Bravely Second: End Layer, Bahamut is name of Ominas Crowe's pet dragon, who also serves as in an optional boss in each title.
Bahamut has also made appearances in several Japanese-only titles, such as Blood of Bahamut, the Lord of Vermilion series, and the Itadaki Street crossover titles with the Dragon Quest series. In addition, the summon has appeared in several defunct Square Enix mobile and browser titles such as Guardian Cross, Knights of the Crystals, and the original Million Arthur.
Non-Square Enix titles
Bahamut was planned to be a summon for the first 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 addition, Bahamut was originally planned to be included as a boss in Mario Sports Mix, which was co-developed with Square Enix. Its model and boss field can be found in the game's files.
Mentions and cameos
Bahamut is referenced several times in some fashion in the Kingdom Hearts series. The name of an Arrowgun wielded by Xigbar in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is named after the summon. 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, while the summon's Dissidia NT form appears as an action figure in Galaxy Toys. In addition, Bahamut's signature move, Mega Flare, appears as a recurring fire-based command.
The The World Ends with You features a pin called Tin Pin Bahamut, referencing the Final Fantasy summon. The pin's 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.
In the The 3rd Birthday, the helicopter Aya Brea procures to escape during the game's fourth chapter is named the Bahamut 524.
Influences in other titles
The popular Japanese browser game, Granblue Fantasy, features Bahamut as a primal beast summon, being the true form of the character Vyrn. The game's designs for Bahamut and Proto-Bahamut are heavily inspired by the Final Fantasy series version of the summon. Their summon attacks, Catastrophe and Catastrophe Nova, are also similar to Megaflare, firing a beam of blue flames onto all enemies. Granblue Fantasy borrows a majority of its influences for summons from Final Fantasy, featuring several alumni from the series among its development staff.
As part of a collaboration between Capcom and Square Enix, Tetsuya Nomura was asked to design various new armor types in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. For Female Hunters, Nomura created the Anat Armor set, which is influenced by Bahamut's recurring design in the Final Fantasy series.
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.
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).