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Conqueror of the skies, Bahamut has known many names; the Dragon King, the Hallowed Father, the First Sire.
~ Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Summary

A recurring summon in the games, Bahamut is a force to be reckoned as one of the most powerful summons, if not the most powerful summon the player can acquire on their journey. He is most frequently found as part of a sidequest and is not relevant to the main plot, but in some cases he takes a much more active role, such as empowering the Warriors of Light in the original game with their job changes. His demeanor, behavior, and alignment change from appearance to appearance, but all recognize him as the King of Dragons and the Ruler of the Skies.

Powers and Stats

Tier: At least High 6-A | At least 5-C | Low 5-B | 4-A | 2-A

Name: Bahamut, "The God of Eidolons", "The Great Guardian Force", "The Dragon King"

Origin: Final Fantasy

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Classification: Summon, Eidolon, Esper, Fayth, God

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Self-Sustenance (Type 1; He can breathe on the moon with no issues), Acausality (Type 4; Eidolons are shown to work on a different flow of time to other beings,[1] such as the Feymarch, which is shown and stated to have a different flow of time[2]), Immortality (Type 2, 3, and 7; Scales from other Espers, who can live despite being drained of their life energy,[3] can regenerate their body from their Magicites, and can live on despite being dead as a Magicite[3]), Regeneration (Low-Godly; Espers can regenerate their bodies from their Magicites, which is confirmed to be their souls,[4] this is consistent with other versions[5] of the summons when you gain their power[5] and can reform their body through summons from their very soul[5]), Shapeshifting (Espers are stated to take many shapes[3]), Summoning, Extrasensory Perception (Mages have shown to naturally possess this[6]), Magic, Subjective Reality (Magic,[7] in its basest form,[8] is projecting one's inner[9] mind onto reality[6], and is powered by intelligence and mental strength[7]), Non-Physical Interaction (Magic as a whole is shown to affect a wide variety of different beings, from intangible/immaterial beings to non corporeal beings, to abstract concepts like Chronodia, who's the flow of time itself[10], to Nonexistent beings like Exdeath and Cloud of Darkness), Law Manipulation (Magic is stated to rewrite[7] the natural order of things[11]), Limited Durability Negation, Forcefield Negation, and Intangibility (Magic negates conventional physical durability, barriers, and armor, requiring specific defense against magic which is powered by the Mind and Spirit), Power Modification (Including Duplication, Fusionism, Statistics Amplification, Size Manipulation, Homing Attack, Danmaku, Aura, Breath Attack, and Energy Manipulation; Magic users across the games have consistently shown the ability to manipulate the shape and properties of their own magical abilities, with even higher tiers of spells simply being considered stronger versions of the same basic ability[12]), Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2) and Space-Time Manipulation (Magic is shown in the novels to remove concepts and warp space and time itself,[11] like the Devil's road, which the concept of time was lost,[13] and time and space were twisted to the point[14] the past, present and future[15] existed as one[16]), Madness Manipulation (Type 2) and Morality Manipulation (Can inflict the Confuse status ailment, driving the target insane and attack anyone, even their allies), Radiation Manipulation (via Megaflare, which is stated[17] numerous times to be a nuclear power[18]), Matter Manipulation (Sub-Atomic; Both Fire and Ice related abilities are stated to affect the target's electrons[19], being able to even negate durability in the process[19]), Flight, Energy Blasts, Water Manipulation, Resistance Negation (Can bypass the enemies innate resistance to status ailments via numerous Lunar summons, which can affect Zeromus[1] despite him being resistant to these effects[1]), Electricity Manipulation and Pain Manipulation (Lightning abilities are capable of attacking the nerves[20]), Statistics Amplification (Can amp other's attack power), Death Manipulation and Blood Manipulation (Can inflict death upon the target, which can solidify the target's blood[19]), Weather Manipulation, Time Stop, Petrification, Life-Force Absorption, Air Manipulation (Via Maelstrom), Matter Manipulation (Mega Flare is a more powerful version of Flare, which annihilates foes by triggering a fusion reaction upon impact), Holy Manipulation, Self-Destruction, Absolute Zero (via Shiva), Healing, Resurrection, Paralysis Inducement, Petrification, Shapeshifting and Power Mimicry (Lunar Bahamut was able to shapeshift into Kain and copy his abilities[1]), BFR (Scales from Leviathan, who's able to use this spell.[21] The teleport/Warp spells are capable of banishing targets to the Void, which inflicts the following abilities on the victim: Existence Erasure/Void Manipulation, Mind Manipulation (which includes Madness Manipulation (Type 3), and Perception Manipulation), Space-Time Manipulation, Time Stop, and Corruption (Type 2)) Immortality Negation (Type 3, 4, and 9), and Regeneration Negation (Up to Mid-Godly; Scales from Shiva, who's capable of killing the Dark Elf[6] despite it having the Crystal to regenerate it's physical body completely[6])

Resistant to the Following: Subjective Reality, Magic, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2), and Space-Time Manipulation (Characters are capable of surviving and resisting magical abilities, Which is[7] shown to[8] project one's inner[9] mind onto reality[6], and as shown with the creation of the Devil's road[11], remove entire concepts[13] and warp space and time[14] to where the past, present, and future[15] exists as one[16]), Law Manipulation (Resists magic, which can rewrite[7] the natural order of things[11]), Chaos Manipulation, Reality Warping and Memory Manipulation (Unaffected by Neo Exdeath throwing the laws of reality into chaos), Information Analysis and Clairvoyance (Is unaffected by Libra, which is stated in lore to be a thing[1]), Mind Manipulation, Empathic Manipulation, and Madness Manipulation (Type 3; Resistant to the effects of the True Moon, which is capable of affecting the hearts and minds of all living beings on the planet[6]), Disease Manipulation (Is unfazed by anything from the Moon despite it's pieces being able to rot the land[22] and make it diseased[6]), Poison Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement (Can resist the Poison status effect, which is also stated to corrode the target[19]), Attack Reflection (Bahamut's capable of bypassing reflect[23]), Darkness Manipulation and Perception Manipulation (Can resist the darkness status ailment via various equipment, which would render the target blind[24]), Power Nullification (Can resist the Silence status, which would render the target's ability to use magic null), Berserk Mode (Resists the effects of the Berserk spell, which drives one to attack any enemy in a blinding rage), Existence Erasure/Void Manipulation, Mind Manipulation (Which includes Madness Manipulation (Type 3), and Perception Manipulation), Space-Time Manipulation, Time Stop, and Corruption (Type 2; Is unaffected by the effects of the Void), Petrification (Can resist the petrification status effect), Biological Manipulation (Can resist the Sleep and Hold spell, which these particular spells[19] are stated to[19] affect the brain's fundamental functions), Age Manipulation (Can withstand the effects of the Lunar Mist Dragon's presence, which is capable of reverting Rydia to a child[1]), Death Manipulation and Blood Manipulation (Can resist the Death spell, which is even stated to solidify the victim's blood,[19]), Soul Manipulation/Life Force Absorption (Can survive Ifrit's hellfire, which can burn the soul[25], and resist the death spell, which is capable of reaping the souls of its victims,[3] is also capable of crossing the Devil's Road without their life force being drained[1]), Extreme Cold and Cosmic Radiations (Can fight and survive on the moon), Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, and Matter Manipulation (Sub-Atomic; Is capable of resisting these elements, the Fire and Ice spell in particular being capable of affecting the[19] target's electrons[19]), Electricity Manipulation and Pain Manipulation (Is able to resist the Lightning spells, which are capable of attacking the nerves[26]), Status Effect Inducement (Is capable of resisting a wide variety of status ailments), Morality Manipulation and Madness Manipulation (Type 2; Can resist the Confuse status ailment, which can drive the target insane to attack anyone, even their allies), Earth Manipulation (Can resist Earth based attacks), Light Manipulation (Can resist light based attacks), Water Manipulation (Can resist water based attacks), Sleep Manipulation (Can resist the Sleep status effect), Paralysis Inducement (Can resist the Paralyze status effect), Absolute Zero (Can survive Shiva's ice attacks, including Diamond Dust), Transmutation (Can resist the Toad and Pig spell), Size Manipulation (Is able to resist the Mini spell), Curse Manipulation (Is capable of resisting the Curse ailment), Sealing (Was sealed away by Noah, until he broke free and roamed the skies[27])

Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Superior to Medusa, who attempted to bring down the Floating Continent) | At least Moon level (Helped Lightning's party defeat Orphan) | Small Planet level (Comparable to Tidus and co.) | Multi-Solar System level (Is shown to create[1] a pocket dimension with countless stars in it[1], which is calced to being this powerful, his Lunar counterpart could make a dimension[1] with an alternate flow of time[1]) | Multiverse level+ (Gave Bartz's group a tough fight)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ (Via this calc) | Sub-Relativistic (Comparable to Lightning's party) | FTL+ (Comparable to Tidus's party) | FTL (Is capable of reacting to characters who surpass the speed of light) | Massively FTL+ (Should be faster than Gilgamesh)

Lifting Strength: Class Y (Is able to move numerous planets through his summon[1])

Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class | At least Moon Class | Small Planet Class | Multi-Solar System Class | Multiversal+

Durability: At least Multi-Continent level (Superior to Medusa, who attempted to bring down the Floating Continent) | At least Moon level (Helped Lightning's party defeat Orphan) | Small Planet level (Comparable to Tidus and co.) | Multi-Solar System level (Fought Cecil's party in the Depths of the Moon) | Multiverse level+ (Gave both Bartz's group a tough fight)

Stamina: Extremely high, one of the most powerful characters in the franchise and can endure extended fights with the protagonists of every game he appears in. He can be summoned soon after being defeated without complications and can fire off repeated bursts of his signature Mega Flare with only a brief charging period in between.

Range: Standard melee range. Multiversal+ with magic (Magic as a whole is shown to affect omnipresent beings such as Exdeath when he's become one with the Void itself, which spans across the entire Final Fantasy Multiverse, can even banish foes into the Void with the Teleport ability)

Standard Equipment: None notable

Intelligence: Varies. In many games he is the most ancient, wise, and powerful summon available, advising the player or challenging them on even ground with a wide variety of powerful spells along with close quarters combat. In other depictions he's much closer to a beast, fighting savagely and with reckless abandon.

Weaknesses: None Notable.

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Aqua Breath: Exhales a burst of sea water and wind to blow away foes, dealing water and wind-elemental damage.
  • Atomic Ray: Fire a beam of flame that deals moderate fire-elemental damage to all targets.
  • Blizzaga: Conjures an icy blizzard to attack foes, dealing heavy ice-elemental damage.
  • Firaga: Casts a massive fireball to scorch foes, dealing heavy fire-elemental damage.
  • Frost: Freezes the area to deal ice-elemental damage and has a chance of inflicting Sap, rapidly draining the vitality of the target until they perish.
  • Impulse: Deals non-elemental damage to all foes with a flurry of energy blasts with a chance to petrify the target.
  • Maelstrom: Creates a scourging storm that instantly puts his opponent on their last legs, regardless of how well they were prior to the attack.
  • Mega Flare: After a brief charging time, Bahamut unleashes a powerful burst of pure energy to wipe out his targets with a fusion reaction.
    • Giga Flare: An even more powerful version of Mega Flare, dealing greatly increased damage.
    • Tera Flare: Likewise an upgrade of Giga Flare, dealing even more damage to his unlucky targets.
    • Exa Flare: The most powerful version of the attack, unique to Bahamut Fury, Amber Bahamut, and Garnet Bahamut, dealing colossal damage that only the toughest of opponents can survive.
  • Poison Breath: Exhales a poisonous mist from its mouth to damage and poison all foes.
  • Stop: Stops time around his foe, leaving them helpless.
  • Thundaga: Creates a massive thunderstorm to strike all foes with thunderbolts, dealing heavy lightning-elemental damage.
  • Waterga: Engulfs the opponent in a flood of water, dealing heavy water-elemental damage.

Key: FF III | FF XIII | FF X | FF IV | FF V

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Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:

Bahamut (Granblue Fantasy) Bahamut's Profile (FF IV and Proto-Bahamut were used. Proto-Bahamut was restricted from being Unchained. Speed was equalized)

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Final Fantasy IV
  2. Final Fantasy IV Volume 2 Novel, chapter 8, page 99
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Final Fantasy VI
  4. Final Fantasy I-VI Ultimania
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Final Fantasy V
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 1, page 29
  8. 8.0 8.1 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 3, page 107
  9. 9.0 9.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 2, page 109
  10. Final Fantasy I
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 5, page 198
  12. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 2 page 114
  13. 13.0 13.1 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 5, page 199
  14. 14.0 14.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 1, page 67
  15. 15.0 15.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 1, page 73
  16. 16.0 16.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 3, page 147
  17. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 5, page 270
  18. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 5, page 271
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 19.8 Final Fantasy IV Settings Guidebook
  20. Final Fantasy IV Volume 2 Novel, chapter 7, page 54
  21. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel chapter 2 page 89
  22. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 2, page 83
  23. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
  24. Final Fantasy V GBA Manual
  25. Final Fantasy IV: After Years Novel, chapter 3, page 160
  26. Final Fantasy IV Volume 2 Novel, chapter 7, page 54
  27. Final Fantasy III

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