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{{Q|I knew as little as you! And there is no shame in that. If we are to grow, however, we must ensure that our world grows with us.|Spiritus}}
 
{{Q|I knew as little as you! And there is no shame in that. If we are to grow, however, we must ensure that our world grows with us.|Spiritus}}
Despite declaring that [[World B]] "can only be tamed by a crueler heart," Spiritus is not malevolent, but willingly plays the role of a villain for the sake of combating Materia to keep World B safe. As noted by [[Garland (Final Fantasy)/Dissidia|Garland]], Spiritus is level-headed and reasonable, as "he is not so single-minded as to let a petty feud cloud his better judgement," and allows Materia's warriors into his domain in order to establish contact with her. He admonishes Materia for her "quarrelsome posturing" when she accuses him of attempting to turn her champions against her and exhibits a degree of humility when he admits that he was unaware of the threat that [[Shinryu (Dissidia)|Shinryu]] poses to World B. In spite of their shared desire to protect World B, Materia treats Spiritus with contempt, though he takes her behavior towards him in stride and even encourages her to show him no mercy in their efforts to generate battle energy to sustain the world.
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Despite declaring that [[World B]] "can only be tamed by a crueler heart," Spiritus is not malevolent, but willingly plays the role of a villain for the sake of combating Materia to keep World B safe. As noted by [[Garland (Final Fantasy)/Dissidia|Garland]], Spiritus is level-headed and reasonable, as "he is not so single-minded as to let a petty feud cloud his better judgement," and allows Materia's warriors into his domain to establish contact with her. He admonishes Materia for her "quarrelsome posturing" when she accuses him of attempting to turn her champions against her and exhibits a degree of humility when he admits that he was unaware of the threat that [[Shinryu (Dissidia)|Shinryu]] poses to World B. In spite of their shared desire to protect World B, Materia treats Spiritus with contempt, though he takes her behavior towards him in stride and even encourages her to show him no mercy in their efforts to generate battle energy to sustain the world.
   
Thematically as a god, Spiritus embodies story elements central to the ''Final Fantasy'' series, specifically that of the feature of the darkness, magic, wisdom, and "the power of nature". Within the heavy feature of dualism throughout the series, Spiritus is depicted in a wicked manner, and is touted as a god of destruction, but also is shown to be rather clearheaded, rational, and reasonable, reminiscent of the idea that the darkness is with its benevolent traits as much as its malevolent, and that absolute definitions right and wrong are subjective and even impermanent. The more affable and charismatic of the feuding gods of ''Dissidia'', Spiritus shows reason and understanding of the situation before him, but is also representative of his ruling elements of a god of magic and destruction. Though portraying himself as the "villain" of the story, he is with full comprehension and awareness of what he is doing, understanding of the workings and necessary actions that are required for the sustainability and even survival of an optimal situation. Conversely, Spiritus' might as a god draws villainous figures who do not share motives on his level, and his somewhat relaxed inhibitions towards moral consideration or afterthought shows that he is possibly capable of using anything at his power to ensure his plans come to fruition.
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Spiritus embodies story elements central to the [[Final Fantasy series|''Final Fantasy'' series]]: darkness, magic, wisdom, and "the power of nature". As [[dualism]] is a recurring theme, Spiritus is depicted in a wicked manner, being touted as a god of destruction, but is yet clearheaded, rational, and reasonable. The more affable and charismatic of the feuding gods of ''Dissidia'', Spiritus yet portrays himself as the villain. He understands his actions are necessary, but his might as a god draws villainous figures who do not share his motives. His relaxed inhibitions towards moral considerations demonstrate that he is willing to do anything in his power to ensure his plans come to fruition.
   
 
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When World B collapsed, everything it contained was erased from existence, including Chaos's soul, which was still wandering through the lands after his defeat at the hands of Comsos's warriors. However, Chaos's will survived and eventually took form, and thus, Spiritus was born.<ref name="tffasc-credits">{{Refwebsite| page url = http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffac/#character_join2/| page name = Character Pages| site url = http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffac/| site name = Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival Square Enix official site| access time = 15:05, October 22, 2017 (CEST)}}</ref>
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When World B collapsed, everything it contained was erased from existence, including [[Chaos (Final Fantasy)/Dissidia|Chaos's]] soul, which was still wandering through the lands after his defeat at the hands of [[Cosmos]]'s warriors. Chaos's will survived and eventually took form, birthing Spiritus.<ref name="tffasc-credits">{{Refwebsite| page url = http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffac/#character_join2/| page name = Character Pages| site url = http://www.jp.square-enix.com/t_ffac/| site name = Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: All-Star Carnival Square Enix official site| access time = 15:05, October 22, 2017 (CEST)}}</ref>
   
Spiritus summoned ten champions to fight each other to generate battle energy to sustain World B. Once all of his champions are gathered at his tower, Spiritus interrupts Materia's meeting with her warriors to declare that he rules World B, instigating the conflict between them.
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Spiritus summoned ten champions to fight each other to generate battle energy to sustain World B. Once his champions are gathered at his tower, Spiritus interrupts Materia's meeting with her warriors to declare that he rules World B, instigating the conflict between them.
   
Due to the two gods' apparent lack of knowledge of each other and of World B, many of Materia's champions set out in search of answers of Spiritus's and Materia's origins. After Garland informs the [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]], [[Cecil Harvey/Dissidia|Cecil]], and [[Noctis Lucis Caelum/Dissidia|Noctis]] that Spiritus desires to protect World B, he leads the heroes to Spiritus's tower to ask him to use his magic to contact Materia to apprise her of the threat of the planesgorgers. At Materia's tower, [[Shantotto/Dissidia|Shantotto]] opens communications with Spiritus as the group arrive to speak with him. Materia accuses Spiritus for attempting to turn her warriors against her, but Spiritus demands she ceases her "quarrelsome posturing" and has the [[Cloud of Darkness/Dissidia|Cloud of Darkness]] inform her that Shinryu is the true cause of loss of energy on World B.
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Due to the two gods' apparent lack of knowledge of each other and of World B, many of Materia's champions set out in search of answers of Spiritus's and Materia's origins. Garland informs the [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]], [[Cecil Harvey/Dissidia|Cecil]], and [[Noctis Lucis Caelum/Dissidia|Noctis]] that Spiritus desires to protect World B, and leads the heroes to Spiritus's tower to ask him to use his magic to contact Materia to apprise her of the threat of the [[planesgorger]]s. At Materia's tower, [[Shantotto/Dissidia|Shantotto]] opens communications with Spiritus as the group arrives to speak with him. Materia accuses Spiritus for attempting to turn her warriors against her, but Spiritus demands she ceases her "quarrelsome posturing" and has the [[Cloud of Darkness/Dissidia|Cloud of Darkness]] inform her that Shinryu is the true cause of loss of energy in World B.
   
Spiritus and Materia form a temporary truce to stage a battle to lure out Shinryu. When enough battle energy is generated to lure Shinryu out, Spiritus joins Materia and all of their champions in a joint attack against the dragon. They are repelled as Shinryu reveals its true form and attacks them.
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Spiritus and Materia form a temporary truce to stage a battle to lure out Shinryu. When enough battle energy is generated to lure the dragon out, Spiritus joins Materia and their champions to attack the dragon. They are repelled as Shinryu reveals its true form.
   
Once Shinryu is defeated, the gods restore the world and the champions are sent home after imbuing their memories in crystals to serve on the gods' behalf. Later, Spiritus speaks with Materia, who affirms that she will vanquish him once World B has enough energy to sustain itself, and Spiritus likewise declares to have Materia submit to his rule. With Materia in agreement to begin a [[Battle of the Gods|new war]] to ensure the world's survival, Spiritus summons crystal doppelgängers of Garland, [[Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)/Dissidia|Sephiroth]], and [[Ultimecia/Dissidia|Ultimecia]] to fight Materia's doppelgängers of the Warrior of Light, Noctis, and [[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)/Dissidia|Lightning]].
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Once Shinryu is defeated, the gods restore the world and the champions are sent home after imbuing their memories in crystals to serve on the gods' behalf. Spiritus speaks with Materia, who affirms that she will vanquish him once World B has enough energy to sustain itself, and Spiritus likewise declares to have Materia submit to his rule. With Materia in agreement to begin a [[Battle of the Gods|new war]] to ensure the world's survival, Spiritus summons crystal doppelgängers of Garland, [[Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)/Dissidia|Sephiroth]], and [[Ultimecia/Dissidia|Ultimecia]] to fight Materia's doppelgängers of the Warrior of Light, Noctis, and [[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)/Dissidia|Lightning]].
 
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DFFNT wiki icon Template:Dissidia Character Spiritus is a god of magic who appears in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. He opposes Materia, and is known as the Savage God of Destruction and as Genesis of Destruction.

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Appearance

Spiritus has long white hair, dark skin, yellow eyes, and a muscular build. His torso is stripped bare and he wears no shoes. Dark facial markings run across his arms, beneath his eyes, and the sides of his mouth. He wears dark trousers similar to that of hakama, with intricate designs fastened with a blue-and-white striped cord and a red sash. He wields an an enormous, ornate broadsword with a curved blade as its head.

Spiritus's trousers allude to his role as God of Magic. They have flames representing fire magic, gusts of wind representing wind magic, mountains representing earth magic, and snowflakes representing ice magic. The black parts could allude to the gravity magic commonly related to dark magic. Thunder magic, water magic and white magic, are not represented in his design.

Personality

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I knew as little as you! And there is no shame in that. If we are to grow, however, we must ensure that our world grows with us.
—Spiritus

Despite declaring that World B "can only be tamed by a crueler heart," Spiritus is not malevolent, but willingly plays the role of a villain for the sake of combating Materia to keep World B safe. As noted by Garland, Spiritus is level-headed and reasonable, as "he is not so single-minded as to let a petty feud cloud his better judgement," and allows Materia's warriors into his domain to establish contact with her. He admonishes Materia for her "quarrelsome posturing" when she accuses him of attempting to turn her champions against her and exhibits a degree of humility when he admits that he was unaware of the threat that Shinryu poses to World B. In spite of their shared desire to protect World B, Materia treats Spiritus with contempt, though he takes her behavior towards him in stride and even encourages her to show him no mercy in their efforts to generate battle energy to sustain the world.

Spiritus embodies story elements central to the Final Fantasy series: darkness, magic, wisdom, and "the power of nature". As dualism is a recurring theme, Spiritus is depicted in a wicked manner, being touted as a god of destruction, but is yet clearheaded, rational, and reasonable. The more affable and charismatic of the feuding gods of Dissidia, Spiritus yet portrays himself as the villain. He understands his actions are necessary, but his might as a god draws villainous figures who do not share his motives. His relaxed inhibitions towards moral considerations demonstrate that he is willing to do anything in his power to ensure his plans come to fruition.

Story

When World B collapsed, everything it contained was erased from existence, including Chaos's soul, which was still wandering through the lands after his defeat at the hands of Cosmos's warriors. Chaos's will survived and eventually took form, birthing Spiritus.[1]

Spiritus summoned ten champions to fight each other to generate battle energy to sustain World B. Once his champions are gathered at his tower, Spiritus interrupts Materia's meeting with her warriors to declare that he rules World B, instigating the conflict between them.

Due to the two gods' apparent lack of knowledge of each other and of World B, many of Materia's champions set out in search of answers of Spiritus's and Materia's origins. Garland informs the Warrior of Light, Cecil, and Noctis that Spiritus desires to protect World B, and leads the heroes to Spiritus's tower to ask him to use his magic to contact Materia to apprise her of the threat of the planesgorgers. At Materia's tower, Shantotto opens communications with Spiritus as the group arrives to speak with him. Materia accuses Spiritus for attempting to turn her warriors against her, but Spiritus demands she ceases her "quarrelsome posturing" and has the Cloud of Darkness inform her that Shinryu is the true cause of loss of energy in World B.

Spiritus and Materia form a temporary truce to stage a battle to lure out Shinryu. When enough battle energy is generated to lure the dragon out, Spiritus joins Materia and their champions to attack the dragon. They are repelled as Shinryu reveals its true form.

Once Shinryu is defeated, the gods restore the world and the champions are sent home after imbuing their memories in crystals to serve on the gods' behalf. Spiritus speaks with Materia, who affirms that she will vanquish him once World B has enough energy to sustain itself, and Spiritus likewise declares to have Materia submit to his rule. With Materia in agreement to begin a new war to ensure the world's survival, Spiritus summons crystal doppelgängers of Garland, Sephiroth, and Ultimecia to fight Materia's doppelgängers of the Warrior of Light, Noctis, and Lightning.

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Creation and development

Voice

Spiritus is voiced by Issei Takahashi[2] in the Japanese version and by Ben Robson in the English version.

Other appearances

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival

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Etymology

Spiritus means "spirit" in Latin.

References

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