One of the Pleiad's seven. Even mountains bow before her mighty Tidal Wave. Bahamut frequently steals her spotlight these days. Maybe she just needs to get out of the water more?Mirage Manual entry
- Notes: One of the Pleiad / Queen of the deep / Maligned as a sea-demon / "Currently" on holiday in the Low Seas
- A Series Regular
- While Leviathan doesn't grace quite as many FF titles as some of her peers, she's notable for her range. She's given crucial roles in some stories, and is relegated to the deep in others, but you'll never forget her once you see her.
- Capricious Queen
- After spending a century under lock and...well, key, Leviathan was ready to cut loose. A well-deserved cruise was in order—a chance to see how her ocean kingdom had changed. No wonder she was so annoyed by Addy's interruption. As ancient as he is, she called him "little adamantoise," which seems to suggest she's been alive for unfathomable generations.
- Leviathan has always done what suits her in the moment, and she can quickly swing from friendly ally to terrifying foe. However, she has no less than a brilliant mind. Presented with Faris and Syldra's misguided grudge, she could have crushed them where they stood, or else tried to clear things up. But instead, she made the wiser decision to humor the grudge and pretend to lose. Whimsical? Yes, but also generous at times.
- Then again, if Faris (and Reynn and Lann) weren't strong enough, Leviathan probably would have let that same whimsy of hers smash them to pieces. Take nothing for granted with the Queen of the Deep.
- Not Fond of Bismarck
- Few Mirages get on Leviathan's nerves quite like Bismarck. He's just a puny little weakling and yet he dares to oppose her... Unforgivable!
- It's no wonder, then, that Leviathan chose to side with Faris's great-grandfather when Bismarck attacked him. But then it's also no wonder that she left Tycoon to fend for himself in perilous waters once the battle was over. After all, she does as she pleases and owed Tycoon nothing.
In the Maxima version, Leviathan is one of the five Mirages that can be caught in the Fishing minigame, adding 10,000 points to the player's score.
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.
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.