- Normal: "One of Spira's largest flying beasts. It beats its tremendous wings to send shock waves crashing into enemies. It's been known to carry Shoopufs off in its mighty talons."
Oversoul: "Flaps its wings with greater force now that it's Oversouled. So much force, in fact, that one flap will send your Phoenix Downs flying!"
Zu is an enemy from Final Fantasy X-2. It is one of Spira's largest flying fiends, having been rumored to carry shoopufs off in their talons. With their tremendous wings they send shock waves crashing into their enemies.
They are not terribly difficult to defeat normally, but are more powerful in Oversoul, as, at best, their Chicken Wing Lv. 3. removes 75% of the party's HP in the original version, and at worst, instantly defeat the player party in the HD Remaster version. They always appear alone.
In the HD Remaster, it is best to defeat it immediately and equip deathproof abilities when the Zu is in Oversoul, compared to the PS2 version. In both cases, it is recommended to try and cast Protect as soon as possible to reduce the amount of damage it can do.
In the Fiend Tale endings, a notable Zu was created from the spirit of treasure hunter who was killed off by a Claret Dragon while venturing Mt. Gagazet in search of treasure. Returning to the mountain to recover his memory, Zu crosses paths with the Claret Dragon and defeats him. Soon after, having achieved his goal to return to the site of his death, Zu departed to the Farplane while leaving the earned treasure to Yuna.
Anzû, before misread as Zû, is a lesser divinity or monster in several Mesopotamian religions. He was conceived by the pure waters of the Apsu and the wide Earth, or as son of Siris. Anzû was seen as a massive bird who can breathe fire and water, although Anzû is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle (like a reverse griffin).Zu means "fire" in the Sumerian language.