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*In the cutscene before his battle with the Emperor in Destiny Odyssey II and when entering any battle, Firion [[:File:Firion in Dissidia 2.jpg|holds his sword in front of his face]] in the same way that he holds it in his [[:File:Amano Firion III.jpg|original Amano concept art]].
 
*In the cutscene before his battle with the Emperor in Destiny Odyssey II and when entering any battle, Firion [[:File:Firion in Dissidia 2.jpg|holds his sword in front of his face]] in the same way that he holds it in his [[:File:Amano Firion III.jpg|original Amano concept art]].
 
*When Firion fires his bow when using Straightarrow and beginning his EX Burst, the bow flips forward as he fires. This is the same as the animation used in the NES release of ''Final Fantasy II'' for bow weapons.
 
*When Firion fires his bow when using Straightarrow and beginning his EX Burst, the bow flips forward as he fires. This is the same as the animation used in the NES release of ''Final Fantasy II'' for bow weapons.
*Each of the weapons Firion use represent the weapons he and his comrades were most proficient with in ''Final Fantasy II'': Firion used swords, Maria used bows, Guy used axes, Minwu used staves, Ricard used lances, Leila used knives, and Josef used his bare hands.
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*Each of the weapons Firion use represent the weapons he and his comrades were most proficient with in ''Final Fantasy II'': Firion used swords, Maria used bows, Guy used axes, Minwu used staves, Ricard used lances, Leila used knives, and Josef used his bare hands. The shield is an exception, however.
 
* When using Rope Knife, the knives Firion throws are electrified - Leila, who used knives in ''Final Fantasy II'', joined knowing the Thunder spell.
 
* When using Rope Knife, the knives Firion throws are electrified - Leila, who used knives in ''Final Fantasy II'', joined knowing the Thunder spell.
   

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A young warrior skilled in many types of weaponry. He is hot-blooded, with a strong sense of duty.

Description

Firion is one of the heroes fighting for the side of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy. He is a young man skillful in armed combat, including swords, lances, bows, knives, and staffs. He has a passionate soul and an unshakable sense of justice. Firion is one of the most passionate of the heroes, fighting for a world "where wild roses can bloom freely", symbolizing a world free from war and tyranny. His dream of a free world stands in opposition to the desires of his adversary, the Emperor, who wishes to control the world.

Crystal and Attire

Firion in his alternate outfit.

Firion's original outfit is based on Yoshitaka Amano's artwork from Final Fantasy II, depicting him with black and blue armor with a blue cape. He has silver hair covered by a blue, orange and white bandana, and carries with him a wild rose as a reminder of his dream. Firion carries with him six different weapons and is skilled in unarmed combat, representing his mastery of the seven attack classes of Final Fantasy II: sword, axe, bow, staff, dagger, lance, and barehanded. He also carries with him a shield based on the shield used by his comrade Minwu. Firion's alternate outfit is based on an alternate artwork by Amano that depicts him with a red cape, a different haircut and bandana, and recolored armor. His Crystal is bright pink shard.

Firion's Manikin version, Imitation Liegeman, is yellow in color.


Story

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Destiny Odyssey

Firion explains his dream to Cloud.

At the beginning of the game, Firion is accompanied by Cecil, Cloud, and Tidus. As the four search for their Crystals, Cloud questions why his companions fight. Firion doesn't respond, and attempts to think of a way to explain it to Cloud properly. Later, Firion shows Cloud the wild rose he carries with him, explaining his dream to see a world where they bloom freely, and vows to end the fighting to see that world come true. Wishing to understand the strength given to him by his dream, Cloud requests a battle with Firion. Though Firion is defeated, he attempts to keep fighting, and Cloud compliments him on his ability. Not long after, Cloud departs to travel on his own and find his own reason to fight.

After Cloud leaves, Firion, Cecil and Tidus are ambushed by Sephiroth, who steals Firion's rose. Firion chases after him to retrieve it while Cecil and Tidus are left behind. The Warrior of Light finds them, and when told what happened pursues Firion, finding him confronting Sephiroth in the Planet's Core. The Warrior battles Sephiroth himself and orders Firion to return to Cecil and Tidus. Sephiroth later presents Firion's rose to Cloud as a ruse to get Cloud to pursue and battle him.

Firion tells Cecil not to go after his brother.

Continuing their journey, Firion learns more about his companions' reasons for fighting: Tidus fights to settle his grudge with his father Jecht, while Cecil struggles with his complex relationship with his brother Golbez. When Golbez offers Cecil assistance, Firion warns Cecil that despite their bond Golbez is still aligned with Chaos, and his desire to help Cecil may be a trap. Despite Firion's words, Cecil still continues to ponder what Golbez has told him, and Tidus later convinces him to go see Golbez. Firion accepts Cecil's decision and questions Tidus' bond with Jecht, though Tidus claims his desire is to defeat Jecht.

As the two continue on, Tidus asks Firion what his dream is, but Firion says he hasn't thought of such a thing and is focused on ending the war. At this time, a flashback is shown of Firion discovering his rose some time ago, having been placed there by Golbez for him to find. As the enemies before them grow more numerous, Firion and Tidus split up to rendezvous later. On the Lunar Subterrane, Firion meets Jecht, having been blocked from fighting Tidus by the Emperor. Firion accuses Jecht of running from Tidus, and the irritated Jecht attacks him to relieve his frustrations. Firion is victorious but Jecht urges him to keep fighting. Firion refuses, telling Jecht he isn't Tidus' substitute, and Jecht leaves to confront the Emperor with his meddling. Tidus finds Firion not long after, and Tidus tells Firion that the Emperor spoke to him about his desire to fight Jecht, but as with Golbez Firion tells Tidus not to trust him.

The two come across Jecht confronting the Emperor, the two locked in battle. The Emperor vanishes while Jecht limps off, wounded. Tidus tells Firion he is going to pursue Jecht alone, and Firion gives him a potion to use on his journey. Tidus runs after Jecht, and the Emperor reappears to taunt Firion about his friends leaving him behind. Firion tells the Emperor they left only to accomplish their goals, and he still wishes to accomplish his goal of ending the war. The Emperor tells Firion his dream is futile, and Ultimecia appears to battle Firion. Firion defeats her but Ultimecia reappears immediately after, and both she and the Emperor accuse Firion of being a tool of Cosmos, fighting only because she told him to. Cosmos meets with Firion, who tells her what the Emperor said to him. Cosmos reassures him of his dream to end the war and fill the world with roses, and a newly inspired Firion continues on.

Firion fights The Emperor

Encountering the Emperor again, he attacks Firion and subdues him with one blow. However, Cloud and Tidus come to his rescue, protecting him and forcing the Emperor to flee. Cloud presents Firion with the rose Sephiroth stole from him, telling him his friends wish to see his achieve his dream. Firion takes the rose and follows the Emperor to Pandaemonium. The two battle, and Firion prevails and claims his Crystal. Though he knows the war is still not over, Firion resolves to keep fighting and see his dream world of wild roses come to be with the help of his friends.

Shade Impulse

Tidus and Firion holding their Crystals.

Firion, gazing at wild roses just prior to his exit.

With Cosmos gone and the world about to be consumed by discord, Firion and the other warriors battle the revived villains and attempt to destroy Chaos before they vanish without Cosmos. Confronting the Emperor again, the Emperor declares that it was his plan that was responsible for the death of Cosmos, a plan that relied on the heroes acquiring their Crystals. Thanking them for fulfilling their role in his plan, the Emperor battles Firion and is defeated a second time, fading with a cry. After defeating Chaos, the heroes return to their own worlds. Before fading to go home to Fynn, Firion gazes at a field of roses and states that a new dream is starting.
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Battle

Template:See Also Firion is a Weapons Specialist, and fights by combining his weapons to perform powerful combo attacks. His Brave attacks can both drag opponents closer or send them flying away, letting him keep enemies off their guard. His HP attacks combine his magic with his wide array of weapons, and similarly are divided between close and mid-range attacks. Firion's largest weakness is his poor list of aerial attacks, and he is most proficient fighting on the ground. He also has very poor movement speed.

Boss

Firion is fought in Destiny Odyssey VII, Distant Glory, and Inward Chaos.

Brave Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Obtained Description Image
Rope Knife Ground 30 (15) 90 Initial Throw knives at opponent, dragging them closer then slamming them with a powerful punch. Pierces guards.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
DFF Rope Knife.png
Reel Axe Ground 30 (15) 90 Initial Throws an axe at the opponent that rebounds and drags them closer, then use a lance combo to knock them away. Pierces guards.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
DFF Reel Axe.png
Lance Combo Ground 30 (15) 90 Level 3 Swing lance around to draw opponent in, then knock them into the air with a sword slash. Then, either begin a Chase Sequence or fire an arrow at them.
Additional Effects: Chase (Sword swing), Wall Rush (Arrow), Absorb (Lance sweep)
DFF Lance Combo.png
Swordslash (ground) Ground 20 (10) 120 Level 9 A quick, short-ranged sword slash that knocks the opponent away.
Additional Effect: Chase
DFF Swordslash.png
Blizzard Aerial 20 (10) 120 Initial Fires a fast ball of ice at the opponent. DFF Firion Blizzard.png
Fire Aerial 20 (10) 120 Initial Fires a mid-speed fireball at the opponent. Has good tracking. DFF Firion Fire.png
Thunder Aerial 20 (10) 120 Level 16 Conjure several lightning bolts over opponent's head. DFF Firion Thunder.png
Swordslash (midair) Aerial 20 (10) 80 Level 23 A quick, short-ranged sword slash that knocks the opponent away.
Additional Effect: Chase
DFF Swordslash.png

HP Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Obtained Description Image
Straightarrow (ground) Ground 40 (20) 180 Initial Hold Square-button.png to charge an arrow shot, and release to fire. Longer charge delays shot and allows better tracking before shooting. Can be blocked, but staggers the opponent.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion Straightarrow.jpeg
Shield Bash Ground 40 (20) 180 Level 30 Create a shield to block attacks. If the opponent is close and on the ground, Firion throws daggers at them and punches them. If the opponent is further away or in the air, Firion uses his staff to send a fireball and a shard of ice at them, then a string of lightning bolts.
Additional Effect: Block
Dissidia Firion ShieldBash.jpeg
Straightarrow (midair) Aerial 40 (20) 180 Initial Hold Square-button.png to charge an arrow shot, and release to fire. Longer charge delays shot and allows better tracking before shooting. Can be blocked, but staggers the opponent.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion Straightarrow.jpeg
Weaponsmaster Aerial 40 (20) 300 Level 38 Summon a magical aura and throw weapons forward to bombard opponent and knock them back.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion Weaponmaster.jpeg

Brave to HP Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Chains from Description Image
Double Trouble A Ground 40 (20) 300 Lance Combo Rise into air striking with axe and sword, then slam the opponent down.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion DoubleTrouble.jpeg
Double Trouble B Ground 40 (20) 300 Rope Knife Rise into air striking with axe and sword, then slam the opponent down.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion DoubleTrouble.jpeg
Double Trouble C Ground 40 (20) 300 Reel Axe Rise into air striking with axe and sword, then slam the opponent down.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Dissidia Firion DoubleTrouble.jpeg

EX Mode

Dissidia Frioniel ex.png

thumb|300px|right|Fervid Blazer Firion's EX Mode is Blood Weapon equipped where all his weapons turn red and orange, a reference to the Blood Sword in Final Fantasy II which was the best weapon to use when fighting the Emperor. While in EX Mode, Firion gains the Regen status, recovering HP over time, and the ability "Blood Weapon," which follows the tradition of such weapons by healing Firion an equivalent amount of HP whenever he damages the opponent's HP.

Firion's EX Burst is Fervid Blazer, where Firion attacks the opponent with the full force of all his weapons and magic. The player must correctly input five button commands within a time limit. If all five commands are input, Firion attacks the opponent with his lance, daggers, axe, staff and sword enchanted with magic, followed by using his bow to launch all of his weapons at the opponent, creating an explosion.

Equipment

Firion is able to equip all Weapons save for other characters' unique equipment. He can equip Parrying Weapons, Shields, Bangles, Hats, Helms, Clothing, and Light Armor.

Exclusive Weapons

Firion's various weapons
Name Level Stats (JP Version) Stats (US Version) Effects (JP Version) Effects (US Version)
ランスオブアベル
Abel's Lance
51 ATK +39
DEF -2
ATK +37
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +20%.
EX Force Absorption Range +1m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
ロンギヌス
Longinus
93 ATK +67
DEF -2
ATK +64
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +30%.
EX Force Absorption Range +2m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
ワイルドローズ
Wild Rose
100 ATK +68
DEF -1
ATK +69
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +40%.
EX Force Absorption Range +3m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
Minor Counterattack Effect.


Gallery

Allusions

  • Abel's Lance, the Longinus, and the Wild Rose are Ricard, Leon, and Scott's ultimate weapons in Final Fantasy II, respectively.
  • When acquiring the Auto version of Shiva in Destiny Odyssey II-3, their conversation is a parody of the event where the Lamia Queen impersonates Princess Hilda to seduce Firion. Shiva says "Come Firion, I don't enjoy being teased," as the Lamia Queen did. When fighting Ultimecia, Firion says "Your looks will not deceive me," another reference to his seduction by the Lamia Queen.
  • In the cutscene before his battle with the Emperor in Destiny Odyssey II and when entering any battle, Firion holds his sword in front of his face in the same way that he holds it in his original Amano concept art.
  • When Firion fires his bow when using Straightarrow and beginning his EX Burst, the bow flips forward as he fires. This is the same as the animation used in the NES release of Final Fantasy II for bow weapons.
  • Each of the weapons Firion use represent the weapons he and his comrades were most proficient with in Final Fantasy II: Firion used swords, Maria used bows, Guy used axes, Minwu used staves, Ricard used lances, Leila used knives, and Josef used his bare hands. The shield is an exception, however.
  • When using Rope Knife, the knives Firion throws are electrified - Leila, who used knives in Final Fantasy II, joined knowing the Thunder spell.

Trivia

  • Firion is the second to the last character to receive his crystal according to Destiny Odyssey 105. The only character who receives his later is the Warrior of Light.
  • Firion is the only character who has been defeated by two other characters from the same original game, namely Cloud (who faced Firion as a boss) and Sephiroth.
  • Between the time in which Cloud retrieves Firion's rose from Sephiroth and the time he rejoins Firion and hands the rose back to him, Cloud joins up with Terra and presents her with the rose, explaining Firion's dream to her, which in turns inspires both Cloud and Terra to adopt the same dream.
  • Firion is the only character shown to carry his weapons on him at all times. All the other heroes summon their weapons in preparation for battle, and dismiss them when not needed.
  • Despite the fact Final Fantasy II was the first game to feature the Ultima spell, even using it as a major plot point in the story, Firion does not have any access to casting it in Dissidia.
  • Of the twenty main characters, Firion's manikin, Imitation Liegeman, appears the least number of times in Story Mode, with eighteen appearances.
  • Besides Cid's, his voice is the only other one that can be heard in the opening video, when he grunts as Jecht strikes him.


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