Phantom Train (魔列車 or まれっしゃ, Ma Ressha?, lit. Spirit Train), also known as Ghost Train, is a recurring feature in the Final Fantasy series. The Phantom Train first appeared in Final Fantasy VI as a location and as a boss, and has returned in the remake of the original Final Fantasy and in the sequel to Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Other phantom trains have also appeared in the series.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.7 Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
- 1.8 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 1.9 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.13 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.14 Triple Triad (Portal App)
- 1.15 Final Fantasy: Unlimited
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Etymology
The Ghost Train is a boss that acts as a reference to the Final Fantasy VI Phantom Train.
Phantom Train (Ghost Train in the US SNES release) is the carrier of dead souls over to the afterlife. It is sentient and talks. It takes off from the Phantom Forest, and when Sabin's party treks through the woods, they accidentally get stuck onboard and must fight to find a way out.
Phantom Train is a dungeon. The party's objective is to make its way to the front where they fight the locomotive as a boss.
Doomtrain is a Guardian Force that inflicts negative statuses when summoned. It is an optional Guardian Force, summoned from the Solomon Ring when the party has the required items. Its Triple Triad card has some of the best values, and is obtained from the Queen of Cards sidequest.
The Phantom Train makes an appearance as the boss of Sigmascape V1.0. The boss fight takes place on a platform being chased by the Phantom Train, recreated by Omega via its ability to manipulate the aether, to fight the Warrior of Light as part of its experiment.
The Phantom Train is mentioned as one of the wonders.
The Phantom Train became so known for its primary purpose during an ancient war—the transport of battalions of the ghastly Enthralled. It is also called the Chariot of the Damned.
The Phantom Train from Final Fantasy VI appears as a location. It is a small and closed-in arena with a low ceiling and narrow interior. The seats can be stood on or destroyed, and the camera swings through the walls and ceilings turning them transparent to allow the player to view the fight from all angles.
In a scene in the Reports, the Onion Knight and Vaan rest here. The Onion Knight, having had Vaan appoint himself his "brother" to watch out for him, tries to tell Vaan his protectiveness isn't needed, but Vaan doesn't listen.
Localized as the Farplane Express in the game's global version, it is the party's primary form of transportation while exploring the Farplane in the game's third season, replacing the airship of previous seasons. It is conducted by Rinora and is used by the protagonists to travel through different worlds in order to combat The Hollow.
The Farplane Express' true identity is the Esper Doomtrain summoned by Bruce and turned into a train through the use of Pilocyte. The creature's summon is referenced in Bruce's ability "Doomtrain Summon" (グラシャラボラス召喚, Gurasharaborasu Shōkan?, lit. Summon Glasya-Labolas) which uses the Evocation Gauge that has a 75% chance of inflicting death, 80% chance of inflicting all status effects and deals physical damage to all enemies for 3 turns, as well as increasing the unit's Limit Burst gauge.
The Phantom Train from Final Fantasy VI appears on a Triple Triad card.
The Interdimensional Train, also called the Ghost Train, is the transportation used by the main characters during the first half of the series to go to different locations in Wonderland. This is not a living entity, but rather a mechanical creation of Cid.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances
Phantom Train appears both as an area and as a card, with its original Final Fantasy VI appearance. As a chance card, the card's ability: Can warp back to the bank.
Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.
The Phantom train is possibly inspired by the song "Spanish Train". Both trains are a gateway to the afterlife.