Scion of darkness and guardian of the Holy Realm, made by the gods in opposition to the Transcendent Loghrif, scion of light. Called the Gigas for his appearance: man and monster fused as one. Considered a mistake upon his making, and receiving not his intended role, the Gigas challenged the gods and lost. Scorned by his masters, he found another: the Dynast-King, whose tomb he swore to protect for eternity.
Clan Primer Bio from Final Fantasy XII.
Belias, the Gigas (魔人ベリアス, Majin Beriasu?, lit. Belias, the Giant) is a recurring creature from the world of Ivalice. He appears as a four-armed giant with ram-like horns. Belias has appeared as both a Summon of Fire and one of the Lucavi, and is associated the sign Aries, the Ram, which is visible by his horns.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.2 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.3 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.4 Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
- 1.5 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.9 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Belias is the first Esper obtained. From his power of Fire, Belias's color sign is Red. He is referred to as the Mesha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology. Belias resists damage from Axes and Hammers.
Belias is found in the Tomb of Raithwall guarding King Raithwall's tomb. He is the only Esper that must be summoned during the main storyline, to open the gate to the Giruvegan. Though the player may assign him to any party member, in the Final Fantasy XII manga Belias's glyph is emblazoned on the back of Ashe's hand to mark his servitude to her.
Belias can be unlocked in the Sky Pirate's Den in the Clan Primer. By acquiring every Esper, including Zodiark, the player gets the award of High Summoner. Belias is also Ashe's summon in the playable demo.
Belias's license costs 10 LP, and he requires one Mist Charge to summon.
Gigas that strikes with smoldering brimstone.
At the Yapih Caverns, after taking care of Ba'Gamnan, the party attempts to hunt down the Judge of Wings to the Dais of the auracite. Before they can approach her, she summons Belias to attack the party. After defeating Belias, as well as a whole horde of Fire Yarhi, the party gets closer to the Judge.
However, Belias was only a distraction; the Judge of Wings has now had enough time to summon Bahamut, the ultimate summon. After the following scenes, the party can access Belias on the Ring of Pacts.
- Painflare: Deals heavy Fire damage to one foe.
- Firaja: Deals heavy Fire damage to all foes in range.
Belias-Egi is used by Tristan Nightflicker during the boss fight against him in the "Primal Burdens" quest. Belias-Egi shares the same model with Ifrit-Egi, but is much larger and has a purple hue.
Belias, the Gigas is the second boss in the Ridorana Lighthouse alliance raid. Similar to its appearance in Final Fantasy XII, Belias uses Fire IV (Firaja in Japanese) and Hellfire. It has access to Crimson Cyclone and its versions of Ifrit-Egi, known as Gigases, referring to Belias-Egi from the 2.0 Summoner quest line. Belias has Time as a theme for his abilities. Time Eruption places clock sigils on the battlefield that make segments of the arena explode in sequence. Time bomb will cause an explosion that can activated from a switch shaped like a clock. The Hand Of Time will tether to characters and freezes anyone the chain touches in time. This may refer to the way Belias unlocks the Horology ability in the International Zodiac Job System version of Final Fantasy XII.
Belias (also known as Velius) is one of the Lucavi and the second fought in the storyline.
Dormant in the Aries auracite, Belias awoke as Wiegraf Folles, who held its stone, crawled out of Orbonne Monastery with mortal wounds, and immediately offered to save his life in exchange for him to join the Lucavi. Wiegraf accepted and was transformed into the Gigas, as Ramza watched in awe. He then left the monastery to join the Knights Templar.
Wiegraf, or Belias, later participated in The Horror of Riovanes alongside his leader, Folmarv Tengille, slaughtering several guards of Riovanes. Wiegraf was confronted by Ramza, and defeated, which triggered his transformation into the Gigas. Meanwhile, Ramza's comrades arrived and together they banished the Gigas back into the Stone.
Belias appears as a boss and summon.
A fire demon, warrior-lord of the flaming wastes.
Ability Card description
Belias appears as a fire-element ability card. His ability is Fira which is a mage ability that allows a cone fire attack. He produces four fire orbs in battle. He possesses the extra skills Break Exploiter, Elemental Return and Weakness Breaker. His auto-ability is Attack Up+3%. He can be obtained from the Ability Card Shop or through Summoning.
Belias also appears as a Sicarius Externus in the Ring of Braves. Like other incarnations, he is a Fire-element enemy. He uses the single-target Gigas Staff to attack one player, Firaja to attack all players, and Eternal Flame to attack all players and give them the negative effect Oil. Oil makes magic Fire attacks from both Belias and guards deal much higher damage, making the removal of it a high priority. It can be removed by using Water Element Drive or casting Esuna. When Belias's HP gets low or its guards are defeated, Belias casts Hellfires on the group to deal massive Fire damage.
In addition to the ability card Belias, which provides Fira, there is also an ability card for Belias Sicarius, giving the ability Eternal Flame. Unlike the ability used by Belias in the Ring of Braves, it does not apply Oil. It has damage focus for Mage, Ranger, and Warrior classes, while having a break focus for Monk classes.
Belias appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental summon cards.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
In Christianity, Belias means "Father of Lies". Belial (also Belias; from Hebrew בְּלִיַּ֫עַל Bəliyyáʻal; also named Matanbuchus, Mechembuchus, or Meterbuchus in older scripts) is a demon in the Bible, Christian apocrypha and Jewish apocrypha, and also a term used to characterize the wicked or worthless. Some scholars translate it from Hebrew as "worthless" (Beli yo'il), while others translate it as "yokeless" (Beli ol), "may have no rising" (Belial), or "never to rise" (Beli ya'al).
Belias's link to Aries and the Ram may be based on "belias" being similar to the French word for Aries, Bélier.
Belias's title in Japanese is Majin (魔人, Majin?), which derives from the Witch/Demon (魔, Ma?) and Person (人, Jin?) kanjis. While Majin (魔人) has no direct single word English translation, the most common interpretations are that of a magician, sorcerer, or conjurer. More recently, Majin has taken on the connotation of a giant or a similar legendary creature, often depicted as malevolent and/or demonic.
While spelled the same in hiragana, (まじん, Majin?), his title's Japanese name is not the same word of Majin (魔神, Majin?) commonly used for Demons Gods, which derives from the Witch/Demon (魔, Ma?) and God (神, Jin?) kanjis.