Leviathan is a boss that guards Istory Falls in Final Fantasy V that protects one of the four ancient tablets, but the party does not need to fight it as soon as they recover the tablet; they can return later for the battle. Conquering Leviathan nets it as a summon.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Leviathan's strongest attack is the Tidal Wave, which can be absorbed with Coral Rings. Leviathan can also paralyze a party member, and cast Aqua Breath. As with many water-themed monsters, Leviathan has a Lightning vulnerability.

The party's Blue Mages can learn Aqua Breath when hit by it.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

With Coral Rings equipped, the party only have Leviathan's physical attacks to worry about. Coral Rings (available in Phantom Village or won from Yellow Dragons in Exdeath's Castle) will make the fight easier, but are not necessary. Casting Mighty Guard helps. Thundaga is effective, either as a spell or combined with Spellblade.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.

In the Final Fantasy series Leviathan is sometimes referred to as the King of the Seas. Its incarnation in the series appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the seas. It also resembles the Chinese dragon, mystical beings seen as the rulers of moving bodies of water, and the Dragon God as the dispenser of rain.

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