Enough expository banter! Now we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For Gilgamesh...it is morphing time!
Gilgamesh, Final Fantasy V
Morphing Time! (ギルガメッシュチェンジ? or ギルガメッシュチェーンジ, Girugamesshu Chenji?, lit. Gilgamesh Change), also known as Gilgamesh Morphing Time or Gilgamesh Change!!, is a recurring ability in the series. It is an ability exclusive to Gilgamesh, and either provides Gilgamesh with buffs or allows him to change to his more powerful form.
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Gilgamesh Morph! is an enemy ability used by Gilgamesh when fought at Castle Exdeath. It changes Gilgamesh into his eight-armed form where he proceeds to attack continuously with Excalipoor to little effect before being banished.
Gilgamesh Morphing Time is the EX Mode for Gilgamesh, transforming him into his eight-armed form as seen in Final Fantasy V. While in this form, Gilgamesh gains the ability Octo-Break, where each of his arms wields any of the eight weapons he uses in battle—he has a 45% chance of wielding eight of the same weapon, a 45% chance of using four weapons twice each, and a 10% chance of a random alternate combination. Whatever weapon(s) Gilgamesh is holding, their relevant bonuses are applied to all his attacks, while weapons that affect his attack power alternatively activate their effects. Thus the benefits of Gilgamesh's EX Mode are impossible to predict, but his attacks are more reliable. Gilgamesh's melee Bravery attacks deal more hits, and some of his HP attacks hit over larger areas.
Morphing Time! is Gilgamesh's default Soul Break, which the expense of one Soul Gauge segment increases user's Attack.
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A reference to this ability is found in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn before the Battle at the Big Bridge, where Gilgamesh announces "For Gilgamesh, it's embiggening time!" before making a reference to Ultraman by imitating the franchise's iconic transformation sequences and growing larger. At the Battle in the Big Keep, when Enkidu is defeated, a cutscene will play where Gilgamesh announces "For Gilgamesh, it's transmogrification time!" and assumes a six-armed form instead of an eight armed form. Similarly, in Kugane Ohashi, the player is faced against Yojimbo, who midway through the fight reveals himself to be Gilgamesh in disguise. As he does so, he proclaims "For Yojimbo, it's Gilgameshing time!"
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
"It's morphin' time" is the official transformation call of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show. It is called out before the main characters transform into the Power Rangers.