The hideous, darkly clouded form of Famfrit, scion in opposition to Holy Queen Emmerololth, scion of light, was anathema even to his creators. Thus, after a great battle, was he broken and sealed within armor laced with wards. The confines of his armor are void of light, so is he called the Darkening Cloud. Men fear the rain that falls from the black clouds that ooze from that giant ewer as a herald of chaos and waste.
Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud (暗闇の雲ファムフリート, Kurayami no Kumo Famufurīto?, lit. Famfrit, the Cloud of Darkness) is an Esper from the world of Ivalice. The Esper of Water, he represents the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Carrier, and he carries a large jug on his shoulder. From his power of water, his color sign is clear. Famfrit is also referred to as the Kumbha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.
It is never revealed where Famfrit was discovered, since he is summoned by Dr. Cid when the party fights him at the Pharos. Dr. Cid may have found him during his research into nethicite, or simply used the nethicite to obtain him at that moment from the Pharos's peak, the Sun-Cryst's Womb.
When both Cid and Famfrit are defeated, the player obtains the glyph needed to command the Esper. He is the fifth of the five Espers obtained during the main storyline.
Darkening Cloud who blots out the heavens.
Famfrit is one of the Rank III Water Ranged summons, the other being Shiva. Famfrit is fought in a side mission at Oghu, the Veiled Isle, after which he is accessible on the Ring of Pacts. Ashe learns her Quickening, Empyrean's Edict, after defeating Famfrit.
Famfrit's attacks include:
- Briny Cannonade: Deals Water damage to one foe.
- Tsunami: Deals heavy Water damage to all foes extending in a straight line from the user.
Famfrit is a Totema of the moogle race, and is obtained by fighting him in the dimensional rift. When summoned, Famfrit is less damaging to moogles. His potency diminishes if the moogle summoning the Totema has a low Magic Attack stat.
Famfrit appears as a Scion. He can be called by anyone equipping the Ewer of Darkness when the Smash Gauge is orange. His attack is Tsunami as in Final Fantasy XII, and it deals Water damage to all foes in the battlefield.
A powerful mage-god and servant of Aquarius.
Famfrit appears as a water-element ability card. Its ability is Blizzara which is a mage ability that allows a cone water attack. It produces four water orbs in battle. It possesses the extra skills Break Exploiter, Elemental Return and Weakness Breaker. Its auto-ability is Magic Up+3%. It can be obtained from the Ability Card Shop or through Summoning.
Famfrit's incarnations as an Esper and a Totema are included on Aqua-elemental Summon cards.
Etymology and symbolismEdit
Famfrit's title alludes to the Cloud of Darkness from Final Fantasy III, using her exact name in the Japanese version. His stance as the Esper of Water may be intended to reflect the Cloud of Darkness's desire to "flood" the world with darkness, or to the literal deluge suffered by the world in Final Fantasy III. Famfrit's armor—sky-blue with a narrow eye-hole and gold highlights—resembles that of Exdeath from Final Fantasy V, and their destructive intentions are similar too.
Famfrit represents the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Carrier, and is also referred to as the Kumbha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology. Though Kumbha is represented as "water-pourer" its element is air; Famfrit is also referred to as "the dark cloud" in Final Fantasy XII.
- Famfrit is the only Esper called by name in Final Fantasy XII, by Dr. Cid.