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Behemoth is a mark in Final Fantasy XV fought during The Pride of the King hunt.

Behemoths featured in promotional material since the game was known as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and it was the first enemy designed for the game.


Dubbed "King of the Beasts," this ferocious creature possesses power nigh unparalleled throughout the animal kingdom. Its name is said to have been derived from the Astral similarly revered for his peerless strength and feared for his overwhelming aura: the Bladekeeper, Bahamut.
Size: 69.98 ft. Weight: 173.43 t


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Creation and developmentEdit



Tomohiro Hasegawa is in charge of art direction for enemies. He sculpted a model of the behemoth, which was aided by staff feedback before being scanned into the 3D workspace.[1] The sculpt was so impressive that some of the staff wanted to buy it, but after a 3D scan had been made, Hasegawa accidentally drove into the sculpt and broke it.[2] Behemoth was the first enemy designed for Final Fantasy XV. Director Hajime Tabata set the goal as "National Geographic", a behemoth fit for a nature documentary, involving more than just realistic muscles and cinematic camera angles, but prompting the developers to think how the behemoth evolved into its current form and how it spends time in its natural habitat.[3]

Thus, the artists began by drawing observations and sketches based on the premise. Behemoth is a good swimmer and active in water, mainly feeds on large animals at the shore or large fish, and uses its caudal fin for swimming. Its dorsal fin helps it steer in the water, but its main function is to dissipate heat, as it is a large animal. It spends most of the day in the water to stabilize its body temperature, but when its body heats up it turns red, as seen in males engaged in turf wars. To intimidate its opponent a behemoth will spread its fins wide. It has a high tolerance to high body temperature and when its body temperature drops it becomes languid.[4]

Other appearancesEdit

A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XVEdit

A King's Tale FFXV Behemoth

Behemoths have lots of health and multiple strong attacks. Their claw attacks can be deflected with a Strong Slash (Triangle/Y) and their horn attacks can be deflected with a Shield Bash (Circle/B). If the Behemoth strikes with its tail, Regis can counter with a Quick Slash (Square/X) and then follow up with a Strong Slash (Triangle/Y) to stun the monster.



Behemoth is a beast mentioned in Job 40:15–24. In addition to mythological creatures, it is likened to elephants, hippos, rhinos, and bison. Metaphorically, the term behemoth denotes "an extremely large or powerful entity."

Its bestiary entry says it is called the King of Beasts after Bahamut, the Bladekeeper. This is an allusion to the rest of the Final Fantasy series where Bahamut has been known as the Dragon King.


Related enemiesEdit


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