Phantom Train in Final Fantasy VI.

Phantom Trains (まれっしゃ, Ma Ressha?, lit. Magic Train), also known as Ghost Trains, are a recurring feature in the Final Fantasy series. The Phantom Train first appeared in Final Fantasy VI as a location and as a boss, which 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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Phantom Train as it appears in Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary and Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection.

The Phantom Train is a boss in the Whisperwind Cove dungeon, which is exclusive to the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes. It alludes to the Phantom Train of Final Fantasy VI.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The Ghost Train is a boss that acts as a reference to the Final Fantasy VI Phantom Train.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Phantom Train (Ghost Train in the US SNES release) is the carrier of dead souls over to the afterlife and is alive and talks. It takes off from the Phantom Forest, and when Sabin's party treks through the woods, they accidentally get stuck onboard the Phantom Train and must to 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 Phantom Train's locomotive as a boss.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Doomtrain.

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.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Concept art.

During the main story quest "Escape from Castrum Centri", Yda and Y'shtola sneak into the Imperial stronghold on a Phantom Train.

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.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Phantom Train.

The Phantom Train is mentioned as one of the wonders in Final Fantasy Tactics.

It bears the following description:

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.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Phantom Train.

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 walls. 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.

In another scene, Firion tries to ask Lightning about his Wild Rose that she found, but is too embarrassed to continue once Kain arrives.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Phantom Train.

The Final Fantasy VI Phantom Train appears in the background of the Field Music Sequence for "Terra's Theme".

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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The Phantom Train appears as an enemy during an event called "Showdown". In battle, Phantom Train uses Acid Rain.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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A Phantom Train conducted by a mysterious boy named Linola is the party's primary form of transportation while exploring the Farplane in the game's third season, replacing the airship of previous seasons.

Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Triple Triad (Portal App)[edit | edit source]

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The Phantom Train from Final Fantasy VI appears on a Triple Triad card.

Final Fantasy: Unlimited[edit | edit source]

Interdimensional Train.

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[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable[edit | edit source]

Phantom Train.

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.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Ghost train refers to a phantom vehicle in the form of a locomotive or train.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Phantom train is possibly inspired by the song "Spanish Train". Both trains are a gateway to the afterlife.
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