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Stop in Final Fantasy IX.

Time magick that halts the passage of time for its targets, preventing them from receiving turns.

Final Fantasy Tactics description

Stop (ストップ, Sutoppu?) is a spell in the Final Fantasy series. It inflicts the status of the same name, stopping the target from taking any action for a time. It is usually a late-game spell.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Stops time and paralyzes all foes.

Description

Stop is a level 8 Black Magic spell that inflicts Paralysis to all enemies with a high success rate. Stop can be cast by Chronodia, Death Eye, and Lich.

The spell can be bought at Gaia and can be learned by the Black Wizard job class. In the GBA/PSP/iOS releases it costs 30 MP to cast.

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

Stop in Final Fantasy II (PSP).

Disrupts foes' sense of time, paralyzing them.

Description

Stop is a Black Magic spell that inflicts Paralyze on one or all enemies. The success rate increases with the spell's level. Essentially, the spell is identical to the spell Stun. Any character can learn Stop by having them use the Stop Tome (Stop Scroll in Origins). Stop VIII can be cast by Beast Demon, Stone Golem, and Wizard.

Stop Tome
Effect Allows the target to learn Stop when used outside of battle. Casts Stop VIII when used in battle.
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Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

Stop in Final Fantasy IV (GBA).

Causes time to stop, halting target's actions.

Description

Stop is a Black Magic spell that will inflict the Stop status effect on a foe. It has a casting time of 2, costs 15 MP in the 2D versions, and 30 MP in the 3D versions. It is learned by Rydia (level 15), Palom (level 40), and Fusoya (default). It has an accuracy of 80% in 2D versions (70% in 3D versions). Its spell power is equal to 10 turns in 2D versions. The Bronze, Silver, and Gold Hourglasses can cast Stop as well. Stop spell can cause the Stop bug in the SNES version.

In the Easy Type version, the casting time was reduce to 1.

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Stop is a Black Magic spell known initially by the imposter Rydia, Palom, and Rydia. It inflicts Stop on one enemy at the cost of 15 MP.

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

Stop costs 15 MP to cast and is learned by Palom (level 32), Leonora (level 30), and initially known by Fusoya, Rydia, Biggs, and Black Mage.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Causes time to stop, halting target's actions.

Description

Stop is a level 3 Time Magic spell used by Time Mages. It costs 8 MP to cast and can be bought in Karnak and Istory for 580 gil. Stop can be cast by Calofisteri, Carbuncle, Black Warlock, Fury, Omniscient, and Ricard Mage.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Stop from Final Fantasy VI (iOS).

Stops the flow of time around the target, preventing it from acting.

Description

Stop is an effect spell taught by the espers Golem (Rate = 5x) and Fenrir (Rate = 3x), hitting one target with the Stop status. It costs 10 MP to cast, has a hit rate of 100, and is vulnerable to Runic. Stop can be cast by Curlax, Demon, Level 10 Magic, Level 80 Magic, Level 90 Magic, Magic, Wizard, and Abaddon. The Kagenui weapon has Stop as an Added Ability.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Stop is a spell in the Time Materia, the third of three (after Haste and Slow). It inflicts a foe with the Stop status that prevents the target from taking any action. It costs 34 MP to cast and has a success rate of 60%. It is used by Jenova∙SYNTHESIS, Jenova∙BIRTH, and Bizarro∙Sephiroth.

Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

Aerith uses Stop.

Stop is the final ability of Time Materia Time Materia, costing 14 MP to cast. It inflicts Stop to one enemy, preventing them from taking action for a short period of time. It can lock the enemy's stagger phase in place.

Stop can be used by Brain Pod.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

The Stop Materia inflicts Stop on a single target. It costs 8 MP to cast. Stop cannot be bought in the shops, but can be created through Materia Fusion by fusing a Silence or Poison Materia with a mastered Rank 1 Materia, or obtained through missions.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

Stop in Final Fantasy VIII.

Stop is a magic spell that prevents one opponent from taking action for a period of time. It is not a rare spell in the late stages of the game as it can be farmed from Caterchipillars. Despite it being a high-level spell, its effect on junctioning to stats is limited, though it can be junctioned to inflict or resist against the Stop status effect.

Casting Stop in battle increases compatibility with Doomtrain by 1 and with Siren by 0.6, but lowers compatibility with Cerberus by 0.8 and with Carbuncle by 0.2.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

Stops targets from taking any action.

Description

Stop can be learned by Vivi through the Oak Staff for 25 AP. It costs 8 MP to cast. The enemies Garuda and Ash are also capable of using this spell. The spell has a 40% accuracy. It can be reflected and works with Return Magic.

Notably, the Stop status could be considered a form of KO—if all living party members are inflicted with Stop, the game ends. If all enemies are inflicted with Stop the battle is considered won, but no EXP or gil is gained. However, the party will still receive AP.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The character is frozen in time and cannot move or act. Remove with a Chronos Tear.

Description

Stop in Final Fantasy XII.

In the original version, Stop is available to purchase at Mt Bur-Omisace and requires the Time Magick license 6, which costs 45 LP. The spell itself costs 3,700 gil and uses 20 MP to cast.

In the Zodiac versions, Stop is Time Magick License 5 that can be used by the Time Battlemage job class. It can be bought from Dyce at the Nam-Yensa Sandsea for 900 gil, as well as other magick shops from then on. It is also a treasure in Stage 51 of Trial Mode with the Diamond Armlet equipped.

Stop also halts other status effects. For example, Sap will stop draining HP for the duration of Stop. This can be abused by casting Reverse followed by Stop on a character, allowing them to absorb all forms of damage until Stop wears off. This is especially useful for bosses that always target the nearest character, as equipping the other party members with ranged weapons will keep them alive while the Reversed character is taking all the hits.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

Spirits of time, Hide us from the judging hand of God! Stop!

Upon casting (PlayStation)

Stop is a spell learned by Time Mages. Stopped units do not accrue CT while they are stopped, preventing them from taking a turn until it wears off. It costs 14 MP. It has a speed of 15 and costs 330 JP to learn.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Stop in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance.

Stops the flow of time. Target is unable to act.

Description

Stop is a spell learned by Time Mages. Stopped units are frozen in place and can be attacked and stolen from with a 100% hit rate. Stopped units are healed when they would have taken their next turn. Stop costs 24 MP to cast, has a range of 3, can be stolen through the ability Steal: Ability, and is also susceptible to Return Magic. It can be learned from the Chill Rod for 300 AP.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

Stop is a spell learned by the Time Mage for 350 AP from the Chill Rod. It has a range of 3 and costs 12 MP to cast. The enemy Sprite can also cast this spell against the party.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

Stop can be cast by fusing the Life Magicite with two elemental magicite (Fire + Blizzard, Blizzard + Thunder, or Fire + Thunder).

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

Stop in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light.

Stop is used by Chaos in his first form and by his Left Arm when facing his third form. When the ability is used it stops one enemy of the opposing party from taking any action for one turn.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

Stop is a Black Magic ability with a Rarity of 3☆. It immobilizes one target, it can initially be used two times and it can be honed to Rank 5. It can be created by using Black Orb x5, Non-Elemental Orb x3, Dark Orb x3, and 5000 gil.

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

Shoot a magical missile that has a chance of stopping time for an enemy, rendering it completely helpless.

Description

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts[edit | edit source]

Stop is a magic spell in the series. In Kingdom Hearts, using the spell will make the targets stop moving for a limited amount of time determined by Sora's MP plus 2.

In Birth by Sleep, the spell inflicts a three-second freeze on the enemies targeted. In Chain of Memories, the Stop Card can be used in many Sleights, all of which will produce time manipulating effects. During a cutscene, Mickey Mouse uses Stopza (Stopgun in Japanese) in Dream Drop Distance, freezing time in a massive space. Stopza is currently the most powerful version of Stop seen in Kingdom Hearts.

In Kingdom Hearts III, the main villain of the franchise, Master Xehanort, uses Stopza to counter Mickey's Ultima.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Stop in Bravely Default.

Stop is a level 5 Time Magic spell. It has a 75% chance to prevent one target from moving for several turns. It costs 10 MP to use. It can be bought in Eternia for 3200 pg.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Stop is a level 5 Time Magic for the Time Mage. It has a 75% chance to place the target in the stop state. It costs 10 MP to use. It can be bought in Caldisla and Chompshire for 6400 pg.

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