Raem is a sadistic, metaphysical monster and the unseen main antagonist of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles. Its existence is tied to the Meteor Parasite in Mount Vellenge, and it feeds off the memories of suffering which the monsters spawned by the miasma produce, creating a never-ending cycle of pain and torment for the world's inhabitants.
Raem is the final boss and the most powerful boss in the game.
Story[edit | edit source]
Long ago, a meteor crashed down and shattered the great crystal. It warped the natural course of the world. Raem was born of that cataclysm.
Raem was born, along with Lady Mio, from the meteor impact that destroyed the great crystal and gave rise to the miasma. Both entities are depend on the memories of living beings for sustenance, but their individual palates diverge significantly. Mio desires simply to "nibble on memories from time to time", leading to forgetfulness, while Raem consumes all the memories he perceives, eradicating all coherent thought and recollection.
He prefers memories focused on suffering and despair, particularly those brought about by miasma, and is willing to do anything to ensure the miasma's source remains unharmed. Forgotten memories, and those absorbed by Raem, transform into monsters that spread even more terror and anguish, creating a cycle to which there is neither end, nor escape.
Oh, are your memories truly that powerful? Well... That makes me hunger for them all the more!
The Tipa Caravanners meet Raem after they defeat the Meteor Parasite. They are taken to the Nest of Memories where the history and nature of Raem is revealed by Lady Mio. Both Leon and Hurdy have been victims of the being's insatiable appetite for painful memories, but Raem was dissatisfied with them, as they prefer looking ahead and give little thought to the past.
After a series of randomly-determined questions pertaining to the Tipa Caravanners journey, they reach Raem's domain in the Nest of Memories. The Tipa Caravanners are imprisoned within a force field as he descends from on high. After Mio pleads with Raem on how he should only take bits of memories like her, he explains that being raised on memories and miasma give him a taste for memories of suffering and pain. Mio shatters the force field around the Caravanners, but Raem uses his power to pin her to the floor and the Caravanners are led into a battle with Raem.
The Caravanners take on Raem in his original form, but after being defeated, Raem forces Lady Mio to merge with him to become Memiroa. After delivering the final blow to him his last words are "Not yet! Not.." as he explodes. Lady Mio is freed and the Caravanners return to the Meteor Parasite's lair to deliver one final blow and free the world of miasma.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
When Raem is fought in his original form, the theme "Sad Monster" plays. During his second battle as Memiroa, the theme "Unite, Descent" plays.