Meteorites (隕石, Inseki?), also called Meteors, are the means of travel in Final Fantasy V for the people from the other world to come to Bartz's World. During the course of the story, multiple meteorites crash upon the surface of Planet R each carrying a single passenger.
The meteorite looks like a large meteorite, but it has a door that grants access inside. Within the meteorite, there's a teleportation pad. It's unknown how the meteorite is piloted, or if it's even piloted in the first place. Its creation or how it functions remain a mystery.
Story[edit | edit source]
The Tycoon Meteorite crashes to the west of Tycoon and south of the Pirates' Hideout. It is first seen during the opening sequence, falling from the sky. The passenger of this meteorite is Galuf who initially suffers from amnesia due to the impact.
The Walse Meteorite crashes on the surface of the planet after the party speaks with King Walse inside his castle. It crashes just north to the town of Walse and east of Walse Tower. The passenger of the second meteorite is a soldier from the Castle of Bal.
The Karnak Meteorite appears to have already crashed before the party is aware of its existence. The party learns they can enter the Walse Meteorite and use the teleportation pad within to transport them to the Karnak Meteorite. The passenger is a werewolf from Quelb, Tsuze, who seems to know Galuf, but Galuf doesn't know him.
Krile takes the last meteorite to come get Galuf, and before the two leave to Galuf's World, Galuf tells Bartz he can't come with them, because this is the last meteorite, and there won't be a way for them to return to their world if they come with him. The meteorite is found in the desert near the Ronka Ruins.
With the help of Cid and Mid, the party revisits the meteorites together with them to recharge them with Adamantite. This creates a warp point on the dragon-shaped peninsula, but the portal only has enough power to send them one way. (The later merging of the worlds by Exdeath renders this problem moot, however.) After this, the meteorites remain as landmarks on the map, but are not used again.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
An unidentified meteorite appears in the background of the Field Music Sequence for "Four Hearts" and "Mambo de Chocobo".
The metorites are mentioned in the Lost Chapter "Will of the Dawn" when Galuf and Krile discuss their previous experience traveling to another world. When asked about the meteorite itself, Krile simply says that they can be used as a mode of transport, leaving their origins and use a mystery.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
meteorite is a solid piece of debris, from such sources as asteroids or comets, that originates in outer space and survives its impact with the Earth's surface. It is called a meteoroid before its impact.A
It was called "Meteor" in older versions. meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake. Meteors rarely explode in the Earth's atmosphere. The term has become associated with quickness with the adjective "meteoric". In the context of myth and superstition, meteors and comets sighted in Ancient and Medieval Europe were once held as ill omen, said to be the message of the heavens' displeasure of man's affairs to herald grave catastrophes.A
Pieces that withstand atmospheric ablation are known as meteorites, but the name of the spell in the series refers to the overall phenomenon. Therefore, this use of the term meteor was incorrect as pieces that withstand ablation from atmospheric entry and impact with the ground are called a meteorites rather than meteors.