This giant serpent of divine origins sends a giant shock-wave through the earth.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation esper section
Midgardsormr (ミドガルズオルム, Midogaruzuorumu?), also known as Terrato, Midgar Swarm, or Midgar Zolom, is a recurring serpent creature in the Final Fantasy series. It has appeared as a summon on a couple of occasions, as well as an enemy on a number of others. Its debut was as a summon in Final Fantasy VI.
It is occasionally related to the Basilisk.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.2 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.3 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.8 The Final Fantasy Legend
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.12 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 2 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Midgardsormr (Terrato in the English SNES) is an esper obtained in Yeti's Cave. Once finding it, a fight will ensue with Yeti. Midgardsormr's summon spell, Abyssal Maw (Earth Aura on the SNES), costs 40 MP, deals Earth-elemental damage to all opponents. Its Spell Power is 93, and it is unblockable, but it cannot hit flying targets. Midgardsormr teaches Quake (x3), Graviga (x1) and Tornado (x1). It provides HP +30% at level up.
Midgar Zolom appears in the swamp by Mythril Mine next to the Chocobo Farm. When the player first gets to this point, the Midgar Zolom is difficult to defeat, so it is easiest to avoid it by crossing the swamp on a chocobo. Midgar Zolom will usually flick a party member out of battle, who will be alive on the side of the swamp if the other party members are KO'd preventing a Game Over. Midgar Zolom uses the E.Skill Beta.
If defeated, Midgar Zolom will respawn in the swamp.
After crossing the swamp, the party will discover a dead Midgar Zolom impaled on a tree, which they presume was the work of Sephiroth.
Midgardsormr is the name of a server.
Midgardsormr is the name of the guardian of Silvertear Falls and wyrmking of the Dravanian Horde. He was seen during the opening CG of the original game release (set 10 years in the player's past as of version 1.0), leading a horde of dragons against a fleet of Garlean airships in the Battle of Silvertear Skies. He was killed by an explosion on the massive Imperial flagship Agrius, and his carcass could be seen entwined with the ship's hulk, known as the The Keeper of the Lake.
Attack by summoning a spectral serpent.
Rays in the dark sky, let's see your dignity! Midgar Swarm!
From a technical perspective, its art is merely a recolored version of the Salamander summon.
The Jorgandr is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
The Jorgandr is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
Jorgandr is a boss who resides in Jorgandr Desert. He is fought after the Talon crashes in the desert. There is a chance of encountering Jorgandr in a random battle in the Crevasse, and it gives the same amount of experience points as it did when Arthur fought it as a boss in Jorgandr Desert. Jorgandr is immune to all status ailments, strong against physical damage, and strong against all elemental damage. His only weakness is the special property the Mystic Swords possess.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Jörmungandr) was the middle child of Loki and a giantess named Angrboda. Odin threw it into the ocean that encircles Midgard and it eventually grew large enough to reach around the entire world and bite its own tail. It had been foreseen that on the day of Ragnarök it would battle with its arch-nemesis, Thor, the god of thunder. The sky would darken from the poison mist emitted by Midgardsormr, and the battle would end in the death of both. Thor would first kill Midgardsormr and then stagger nine steps before dying from its poison.The name hails from Norse mythology, in which Midgardsormr (Old Norse: Miðgarðsormr; also known as the World Serpent or
"Terrato" may be related to the Italian word sotterrato, which means "buried", or perhaps it may be related to "terato" from the Greek teras, meaning monster. It seems to have been used in place of "Midgardsormr" (a name Ted Woolsey would have caught) due to the hard eight-character limit affecting esper names in the SNES version of Final Fantasy VI. "Terra" is the Latin word for "Earth". It is also present in some Latin-derived languages such as Italian and Portuguese.
"Midgar Zolom" is discussed on its page; "Midgar Swarm" is likewise an artifact of the infamously low quality of the translation of the PS version of Final Fantasy Tactics, with the translator not picking up on the mythological reference and interpreting (ズオルム, zuorumu?) as "swarm".