In the world of Spira in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, high summoner (Original: 大召喚士, dai shōkanshi?, lit. great summoner; International: 高召喚士, kō shōkanshi?), is a title bestowed posthumously on a summoner who completes their pilgrimage, defeats Sin, and brings the Calm.
Only five summoners ever gained the title of of high summoner, following after the example of Lady Yunalesca. Gandof was the first to be given the title when he defeated Sin 600 years after Sin had first appeared. He was posthumously titled high summoner and his statues were erected at the temples of Yevon. Though the first summoner ever to defeat Sin, Yunalesca, is not referred to as a high summoner as her feat predates the formation of Yevon faith, her statue is among the others at temple entrances, signifying her as the original annihilator of Sin.
Summoner Yuna was able to defeat Sin for good, eliminating the need for summoners. As a result, Yuna is the only high summoner to have the title bestowed upon her while alive, as all summoners before her defeated Sin with the Final Summoning, a ritual that kills the summoner.
List of high summoners
|Summoner||Fayth for Final Aeon||Related Enemy Articles|
|Yunalesca[note 1]||Zaon||Yunalesca (Final Fantasy X)|
Chac (Final Fantasy X-2)
Paragon (Final Fantasy X-2)
|Yocun||Unknown female guardian||N/A|
|Braska||Jecht||Braska's Final Aeon (Final Fantasy X)|
- Yunalesca was the first to defeat Sin via the Final Summoning. This predates the Yevon faith, which formed to promote Yunalesca's feat. She isn't thus usually called a "high summoner".
In Final Fantasy XII, when player acquires every Esper, they attain the achievement of "High Summoner" in Sky Pirate's Den. In the high-definition remaster The Zodiac Age, this is unlocked as a trophy as well.
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