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Leviathan, also called Leviatan, is a boss and Eidolon in Final Fantasy IV. Found in the Feymarch, he must be fought so Rydia can acquire the Leviathan summon.

Stats Edit


Easy Type

Battle Edit

Leviathan has two forms, one in which his mouth is open, one in which it is closed. When his mouth is open, Leviathan will use Tidal Wave to attack the party for considerable damage. When his mouth is closed, Leviathan casts Blizzara on a single party member. Leviathan is easier to defeat than Asura, as his attacks only do about half as much damage, and he has an elemental weakness to exploit.

Strategy Edit

Rydia should summon Ramuh (or cast Lightning 3 if her level is above 40), Edge should use Blitz, Kain should Jump, Cecil should attack, and Rosa should heal the party and use Slow (ability) to space out Leviathan's attacks. It is useful to cast Haste on Rydia. Bio can also help by poisoning Leviathan, making him take incremental damage each round.

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Leviathan appears as a boss.

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Etymology Edit

Leviathan (Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān) is a violent sea creature referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.

The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.

Leviathan is also one of the seven princes of Hell associated with the deadly sin Envy and Hell's gatekeeper in Christian demonology.

Being mentioned in the Final Fantasy series as the King of the Seas, its incarnation also appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the seas. This is further reinforced by the parallels of the Leviathan faith of Wutai in Final Fantasy VII.

In some cultures it is believed Leviathan lives at the bottom of Mariana Trench.

Related enemies Edit

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit

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