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[[File:Serpentarius Symbol.png|left]]
 
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{{Quote|One of many Stellazzio in the world. "Their future was uncertain, but Scorpio and Virgo kissed in the light of dusk. That moment meant everything."|''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''}}
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{{Q|One of many Stellazzio in the world. "Their future was uncertain, but Scorpio and Virgo kissed in the light of dusk. That moment meant everything."|''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''.}}
 
[[File:FFT Serpentarius.png|right]]
 
[[File:FFT Serpentarius.png|right]]
'''Ophiuchus''' {{J|オフィユカス|Ofiyukasu}}, the snake-holder, also known as '''Serpentarius''' {{J|サーペンタリウス|Sāpentariusu}}, is a recurring symbol in [[Final Fantasy series|''Final Fantasy'' series]]. Though usually not counted as a [[Zodiac (term)|zodiac]] sign, Ophiuchus is the thirteenth ecliptic constellation, meaning that the sun seems to pass through it during its visible route through the heavens.
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'''Ophiuchus''' {{J|オフィユカス|Ofiyukasu}}, the snake-holder, also known as '''Serpentarius''' {{J|サーペンタリウス|Sāpentariusu}}, is a recurring symbol in ''[[Final Fantasy (Series)|Final Fantasy]]'' series. Though usually not counted as a [[Zodiac (Term)|Zodiac]] sign, Ophiuchus is the thirteenth ecliptic constellation, meaning that the sun seems to pass through it during its visible route through the heavens.
   
Mainstream astrology uses the 12-sign zodiac, dividing the sky into 12 sectors with each sign corresponding to the location of sun through a star group. The idea of a 13-sign zodiac was propagated through the publication and promotion of a 1995 book ''The 13 Signs of the Zodiac'' by Walter Berg and Mark Yazaki, which was a bestseller in Japan. This explains the appearance of Ophiuchus in Japanese pop culture, and the ''Final Fantasy'' series. The zodiac sign of Ophiuchus was designed by Berg.
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Mainstream astrology uses the 12-sign Zodiac, dividing the sky into 12 sectors with each sign corresponding to the location of sun through a star group. The idea of a 13-sign Zodiac is propagated through the publication and promotion of a 1995 book ''The 13 Signs of the Zodiac'' by Walter Berg and Mark Yazaki, which was a bestseller in Japan. This explains the appearance of Ophiuchus in Japanese pop culture, especially in the ''Final Fantasy'' series. The Zodiac sign of Ophiuchus was designed by Berg.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
 
===''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy IX]]''===
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Ophiuchus is the final [[Stellazzio]] coin collected by [[Queen Stella]]. After the other twelve are discovered, Stella suspects there to be a final, secret one. It is found around the [[Healing spring (location)|healing spring]] in [[Quan's Dwelling]], in the same location the [[Scorpio]] coin was found.
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Ophiuchus is the final [[Stellazzio]] coin collected by [[Queen Stella]]. After all the other twelve are discovered, Stella begins to suspect that there may be a final, secret one. It is found around the [[Healing Spring (Location)|healing spring]] in [[Quan's Dwelling]], in the same location the [[Scorpio]] coin was found.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XI]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XI]]''===
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The Ophiuchus Subligar is one of the thirteen zodiac subligaria, which can be obtained from a [[Fomor]] [[Beastmaster (job)|Beastmaster]] in specific [[level]]-capped dungeons around [[Tavnazia]]. It is used to obtain the Gaudy Harness, a light armor worn by [[Bard (Final Fantasy XI)|Bards]] and [[Beastmaster (Final Fantasy XI)|Beastmasters]].
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The Ophiuchus Subligar is one of the thirteen Zodiac subligaria, which can be obtained from a [[Fomor]] [[Beastmaster (Job)|Beastmaster]] in specific level-capped dungeons around [[Tavnazia]]. It is used to obtain the Gaudy Harness, a light armor worn by [[Bard (Final Fantasy XI)|Bards]] and [[Beastmaster (Final Fantasy XI)|Beastmasters]].
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''===
 
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The [[Esper (Final Fantasy XII)|Esper]] [[Zodiark]], aligned with the [[Element (Term)|element]] of [[Dark (Ability)|Dark]], embodies the sign of Ophiuchus. Also, there is a [[Loot (Final Fantasy XII)|loot]] named [[Loot (Final Fantasy XII)#Serpentarius|Serpentarius]] that is important for obtaining the [[Tournesol]].
   
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It does not have a [[Job System|Job]] assigned to it in ''[[Final Fantasy XII#Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System|International Zodiac Job System]] version''.
The [[Esper (Final Fantasy XII)|Esper]] [[Zodiark (Final Fantasy XII)|Zodiark]], aligned with the [[Element (term)|element]] of [[Dark (ability)|Dark]], embodies the sign of Ophiuchus. There is also a [[Loot (Final Fantasy XII)|loot]] named [[Loot (Final Fantasy XII)#Serpentarius|Serpentarius]] needed for obtaining the [[Tournesol]].
 
 
It does not have a [[job system|job]] assigned to it in ''Zodiac'' versions.
 
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Tactics]]''===
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{{Quote|The 13th sign of the zodiac. All but its name remains shrouded in mystery.|Zodiac sign description}}
 
Serpentarius is the secret thirteenth [[Auracite (Tactics)|auracite]], and is inhabited by the [[Lucavi]] demon [[Elidibus (Tactics)|Elidibus]]. Unlike the other signs of the zodiac, it does not have a month assigned in the [[Ivalice (Tactics)|Ivalician]] [[Calendar system#Final Fantasy Tactics|calendar]], and so has no effect on character affinity. All characters simply react neutrally to the one enemy with this sign, Elidibus, regardless of their zodiac sign.
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Serpentarius is the secret thirteenth [[Zodiac Stone]], and is inhabited by the [[Lucavi]] demon [[Elidibus (Tactics)|Elidibus]]. Unlike the other signs of the Zodiac, it does not have a month assigned in the [[Ivalice (Tactics)|Ivalician]] calendar, and so has no effect on character affinity. All characters simply react neutrally to the one enemy with this sign, Elidibus, regardless of their own Zodiac sign.
 
The stone is obtained by descending into the final level of [[Midlight's Deep (Tactics)|Midlight's Deep]] and defeating the optional boss Elidibus. Elidibus is an unusual Lucavi in that he does not join the others in the plot to revive [[Ultima (Tactics)|Ultima]]. Indeed, it is unknown if he has any affiliation with the other Lucavi.
 
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
 
   
 
The stone can only be obtained by going down into the final level of [[Midlight's Deep (Tactics)|Midlight's Deep]] and defeating the optional boss Elidibus. Like its unusual nature, Elidibus is an unusual Lucavi in that he does not join the others in the plot to revive [[Ultima (Tactics)|Ultima]]. Indeed, it is unknown if he has any affiliation with the other Lucavi.
A connection appears with regards to the character [[Unukalhai]], who appears in the ''[[Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward]]'' story line, inciting [[Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy XIV)|adventurers]] to combat powerful [[primal]]s. Unukalhai is a traditional Arabic name for the star commonly known as Alpha Serpentis, which appears in the the constellation Serpens. Serpens bisects the constellation Ophiuchus, and is the reason that constellation, the 13th in the Western zodiac, is known as the "Serpent Bearer."
 
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
{{w|Ophiuchus (astrology)|Ophiuchus}} has sometimes been used in sidereal astrology as a thirteenth sign in addition to the twelve signs of the tropical zodiac, because the eponymous constellation Ophiuchus (Greek "Serpent-bearer") as defined by the 1930 IAU constellation boundaries is situated behind the sun between November 29 and December 17.
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Ophiuchus has sometimes been used in sidereal astrology as a thirteenth sign in addition to the twelve signs of the tropical Zodiac, because the eponymous constellation Ophiuchus (Greek "Serpent-bearer") as defined by the 1930 IAU constellation boundaries is situated behind the sun between November 29 and December 17.
   
 
A 13-sign zodiac has been suggested by Walter Berg and by Mark Yazaki in 1995, a suggestion that achieved some popularity in Japan, where Ophiuchus is known as Hebitsukai-Za {{j|へびつかい座?|The Serpent Bearer}}.
 
A 13-sign zodiac has been suggested by Walter Berg and by Mark Yazaki in 1995, a suggestion that achieved some popularity in Japan, where Ophiuchus is known as Hebitsukai-Za {{j|へびつかい座?|The Serpent Bearer}}.
   
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==Trivia==
The {{w|Ophiuchus}} constellation was formerly referred to as Serpentarius, a Latin word meaning the same as its current name.
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*The Ophiuchus constellation was formerly referred to as Serpentarius, a Latin word meaning the same as its current name.
   
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