This gunblade uses a semi-automatic pistol, resembling a Beretta rather than a revolver as a handle, and it also has a unique blade. Seifer uses it differently from Squall's gunblades, in a backhand slash rather than a forward one, although this may just be his fighting style and not due to the weapon's design mechanic, and he also uses it with one hand rather than two. Due to a lack of mention in any source material involving gunblades it is unknown whether this is an actual model type or a custom designed model for Seifer's personal use.
Final Fantasy VIII description
Hyperion (ハイペリオン, Haiperion?) is a recurring weapon in the series. Originally appearing as Seifer Almasy's trademark gunblade, it is similar to Squall Leonhart's Revolver, and generally appears whenever the character himself appears.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.2 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.4 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
- 1.5 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
- 1.6 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.10 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Behind the scenes
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Hyperion is Seifer's weapon of choice, providing 12 Strength and 255 Hit Rate. The trigger button enhances damage when pressed right when Seifer strikes his enemy, same as how Squall's gunblade works. Hyperion stands apart from Squall's gunblades thanks to its use of a Beretta-style handle instead of Squall's revolvers. Seifer wields the weapon against the player when fought as a boss.
A great sword that can be used for defending as well as attacking. It increases the bearer's maximum HP. Rank: Basic.
|Hyperion||Greatswords||496||2||Max HP: +310|
+15% damage per additional enemy within 65 feet radius (max + 100%)
|Default: Gladiolus in Ch.14|
Shop: Ch.14: Hammerhead, Kingsglaive Base Camp (Windows/Royal Edition)
A greatsword forged for battling many foes at once. The blade inflicts greater damage when surrounded by enemies.
The Hyperion is one of Squall's unlockable weapons, and is loosely based on Seifer's weapon in Final Fantasy VIII. It can only be purchased it as DLC from the PlayStation Store. Like all other characters' weapons, equipping either of these offers no advantages or disadvantages.
Seifer wields the Hyperion in his character model.
|Additional stats: Accuracy +95|
Unique Soul Break: Demon Slice (Seifer)
A type of weapon known as a gunblade that hails from a faraway world. According to one story, this blade was used by a sorceress's knight who sought to emulate the hero of a certain film. Even in its world of origin, however, there are few who can use it competently.
Hyperion (FFVIII) is a Great Sword obtained as the Super Trust Master Reward from Seifer. It provides 180 ATK, +50% Accuracy, requires both hands to wield, has a damage range of 100-160%, increases physical evasion by 20%, and increases equipment ATK by 50% and accuracy by 25% when single wielding any weapon.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances[edit | edit source]
Hyperion is a gun that can be equipped by Ryuma.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The in-game description for the Hyperion in Final Fantasy VIII notes its resemblance to a Beretta. Beretta is a real world Italian firearms manufacturer best known for its semi-automatic pistols, with the Hyperion resembling the popular Beretta 92.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Hyperion was one of the twelve Titans of Ancient Greece, the sons and daughters of Gaia and Ouranos, which were later supplanted by the Olympians. He was the brother of Cronus. He was also the lord of light, and the Titan of the east.