Twin Meteor (Wメテオ, W Meteo? or ダブルメテオ, Daburu Meteo?, lit. Double Meteor), also known as W.Meteo, Double Meteo, and Double Meteor, is a recurring ability in the series. It is a more powerful version of the Meteor spell, and has been heavily associated with Golbez as a Limit Break move.
Twin Meteor was originally only seen during the cutscene prior to the final battle, used by Fusoya and Golbez, which dealt 9,999 damage (99,999 damage in 3D versions) to Zeromus. In the Advance and Complete Collection ports, it can be cast via Palom and Porom's Twincast when they are both equipped with the Twin Stars accessories, and deals damage to all enemies. In the 2D versions, it costs 0 MP and deals Holy-elemental damage. In the 3D remake, where it is classified as a black magic spell, it costs 20 MP and deals non-elemental damage.
Twin Meteor was originally translated as W.Meteo in the SNES and PlayStation translations of Final Fantasy IV. With Holy censored to White led some to assume that the abbreviated W in W.Meteo stood for White Meteor, a combination of the most powerful white and black magic spells. In Japanese, the letter W often stands for "double".
In the Complete Collection, Twin Meteor can be cast via Palom and Polom's Twincast command when they are equipped with the Twin Stars accessory, hitting all enemies. The spell costs 20 MP to cast, but has a long cast time.
Palom and Porom can cast it after they relearn the Twincast ability. It also occurs at a 10% rate.
Golbez's EX Burst is Twin Meteor, which summons a swarm of meteors to rain down upon the opponent as two larger meteors strike them in succession.
Twin Meteor is Golbez's fourth and final attainable HP attack, obtained at level 10. When used while in Shadow Dragon mode it will drop one meteor on the target followed by another after the first meteor lands. When Golbez is not in Shadow Dragon mode this mode downgrades to Meteor.
meteor or "shooting star" is the visible streak of light from a meteoroid or micrometeoroid, heated and glowing from entering the Earth's atmosphere, as it sheds glowing material in its wake. Meteors rarely explode in the Earth's atmosphere. The term has become associated with quickness with the adjective "meteoric". In the context of myth and superstition, meteors and comets sighted in Ancient and Medieval Europe were once held as ill omen, said to be the message of the heavens' displeasure of man's affairs to herald grave catastrophes.A
Pieces that withstand atmospheric ablation are known as meteorites, but the name of the spell in the series refers to the overall phenomenon.