Look, I gotta be honest. Your next target is a Cyclone. I don't know how you can get that one.

Paul, wondering how the party could possibly triumph over a cyclone.

The Cyclone, also known as the Whirlwind, is a giant artificial tornado that the Emperor unleashes to subdue the Kingdom of Fynn in Final Fantasy II. It contains a fortress inside, where the Emperor himself controls his weapon and watches the destruction caused by it.

The fortress is composed of seven floors and is filled with imperial troops and fiends, as well as corridors with electrified panels that hurt whoever steps on them. The Emperor's chambers, as well as the great hall is located on the top of the floating building.

Story[edit | edit source]

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The Emperor is defeated at the Cyclone.

By the time the party leaves the Mysidian Tower with the Ultima Tome, the Cyclone has already destroyed the towns of Altair, Gatrea, Paloom and Poft, and has begun to approach Fynn in order to obliterate it as well. Firion, Maria, Guy, and Ricard summon the last Wyvern of Deist at Fynn Castle to fly into the vortex, and must work their way to the top, where the Emperor awaits.

When encountering the Emperor, he judged the Wild Roses to not be important enough for him to slaughter. He then sends a few teams of Royal Guards to deal with them. After several squadrons of Guards are defeated, the Emperor calls two more Royal Guards and a Wood Golem to his side and attacks the party himself, seeing them as a definite threat by that point. The party manages to defeat him and his allies in battle and leaves the Cyclone, thinking that their adventure is finally over.

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Items[edit | edit source]

Item Location
Ripper Second Floor
Poison Axe Third Floor
Diamond Helm Fourth Floor
Diamond Gloves Fourth Floor
Defender Fifth Floor
Diamond Armor Fifth Floor, guarded by General
Wind Flute Sixth Floor, guarded by Green Dragon

Enemies[edit | edit source]

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5F[edit | edit source]

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7F[edit | edit source]

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"The Imperial Army"
Music

The background music inside the Cyclone is "The Imperial Army".

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK The Cyclone FFII.png
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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

FFBE Cyclone FFII.png
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In meteorology, a cyclone is an area of closed, circular fluid motion rotating in the same direction as the Earth.

A whirlwind is a weather phenomenon in which a vortex of wind (a vertically oriented rotating column of air) forms due to instabilities and turbulence created by heating and flow (current) gradients.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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