# Alexander (summon)

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An ancient weapon imbued with a sacred power.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Alexander (アレクサンダー, Arekusandā? or アレキサンダー, Arekisandā?), also known as Alexandr, is a summoned creature in the Final Fantasy series. It is a gigantic robot, often appearing as a fortress-type entity. Its attack, Divine Judgment, deals Holy damage to all enemies.

## AppearancesEdit

### Final Fantasy VIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.
Mages brought this ancient machine to life. His light ray attack burns away evil.
—PlayStation esper section

Alexander is an esper obtained by defeating the Wrexsoul in Doma Castle with Cyan in the World of Ruin, and checking the throne in the King's Room. Its summon is called Divine Judgment (Justice in earlier translations).

Its Spell Power is 114, and it is unblockable. It costs 90 MP to summon, and it teaches the following spells:

Alexander also appears in the Anthology version's FMV, where it proves to be highly effective against the final boss. Its attack not only hurts Kefka, but also detonates his tower.

### Final Fantasy VIIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.

Alexander is a Summon Materia found in the Great Glacier by touching the hot springs and then defeating a snow woman who lurks in a nearby cave. Its summon is called Judgment, it costs 120 MP to use, and deals Holy damage to all enemies.

Although there aren't many enemies weak to Holy in the game, Alexander is the only source of Holy magic for player characters to cast, due to the Holy spell being a plot device. Alexander's spell power is equal to 7.5x the base magic damage.

Stats Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Master
AP for level 25000 65000 100000 150000
Stat changes Magic +1, Magic Def. +1, Max HP-5%, Max MP+5%

The easiest way to find Alexander is to explore the glacier until Cloud either passes out from the cold, or finds Holzoff's hut. Heading south from the hut finds a snow field, and the player heads directly forward from their starting place, they find a cave with an All Materia inside. When emerging from the cave, the player can head directly to the right to find the cave where the snow woman resides.

Due to the infinite pickups glitch, the player can actually get more than one Alexander Materia, but doing so takes planning as the player must pick it up on the last step before passing out, and then not dismiss the acquirement notice that pops up that records the item as having been claimed. After passing out the player can return to the cave to find another Alexander Materia.

### Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

See the Summon sequence here.

Alexander is a Guardian Force obtained by drawing from Edea in Galbadia Garden or, if missed, from Catoblepas in Ultimecia Castle. Obtaining Alexander in the Steam version earns the player the achievement Alexander.

Alexander's attack, Holy Judgment, is a Holy-elemental attack that damages all enemies. Alexander's summon time is 22.1s, which, according to the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania, allows the player to boost its damage to around 230% of normal damage using a regular PlayStation controller.

Its damage is calculated as follows:[1]

$Damage = 63 * Level / 10 + 48 + 20$
$Damage = Damage * (265 - TargetSpr) / 8$
$Damage = Damage * 48 / 256$
$Damage = Damage * Boost / 100$
$Damage = Damage * (100 + SummonMagBonus) / 100$
$Damage = Damage * (900 - ElemDef) / 100:$

Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.

Compatibility Chart
Summon Effect Alexander +20, Doomtrain -10, Every other GF -1.6
Compatibility Items Moonstone +3.2 (-1.6 for others), LuvLuvG +20.2
Casting Magic Holy +2, Apocalypse +0.2, Curaga +0.2, Full-Life +0.2, Life +0.2, Regen +0.2, Ultima +0.2, Bio -1

#### StatsEdit

The following table represents the base stats:

Level HP Attack Power
25 1,925 1,350
30 2,266 1,542
40 2,954 1,920
50 3,650 2,298
60 4,354 2,676
70 5,066 3,054
80 5,786 3,432
90 6,514 3,810
100 7,250 4,188

#### AbilitiesEdit

Abilities learned naturally by Alexander are listed below:

Ability AP Prerequisite Ability AP Prerequisite
Spr-J (Already learned) Spr+40% 120 Spr+20%
Elem-Atk-J 160 None Med Data 200 None
Elem-Def-Jx2 (Already learned) SumMag+10% 40 None
Elem-Def-Jx4 180 None SumMag+20% 70 SumMag+10%
Abilityx3 (Already learned) SumMag+30% 140 SumMag+20%
Magic (Already learned) GFHP+10% 40 None
GF (Already learned) GFHP+20% 70 GFHP+10%
Draw (Already learned) GFHP+30% 140 GFHP+20%
Item (Already learned) Boost 10 None
Revive 200 None High Mag-RF 60 None
Spr+20% 60 None Med LV Up 120 Med Data

Alexander Card
Element Holy
Refine 1 refines into 3 Moon Curtains
Drop n/a
Card n/a
Level 9 (GF Card) Win Piet in the Lunar Base

### Final Fantasy IXEdit

Alexander cannot be summoned by the player, but plays a role in the storyline. The summon is the size of a large castle, among the largest incarnations of any common summon.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Alexander is the eidolon used by the summoner tribe hundreds of years ago back when they inhabited the Mist Continent. During an experiment the eidolon went on a rampage. To stop Alexander from being summoned again, the summoners left the Mist Continent, and divided Alexander's gem into four fragments with one fragment, the Memory Earring, staying with the summoners and eventually coming to summoner girl Eiko's possession. In time, the people of Mist Continent would forget about the arts of summoning and eidolons fell into legend. Alexander's crystal fragments remained as treasured heirlooms by the kingdoms of the Mist Continent, their original significance forgotten.

Kuja seeks Alexander's power so he can overthrow his master Garland and rule both Gaia and Terra, but Alexander can only be summoned when all four pieces of the gem are gathered at Alexandria Castle. Using Queen Brahne's greed, Kuja manipulates Alexandria to conquer most of the Mist Continent, obtaining Lindblum's Falcon Claw and Cleyra's Desert Star gems, while the Silver Pendant housing Alexandria's crystal fragment in Princess Garnet's possession eludes capture.

After Brahne's death Kuja summons Bahamut to ravage Alexandria. Garnet had inherited the crystal fragments from her late mother and divided them with Eiko, as they are the last two summoners in the world. During Bahamut's attack Alexander uses "summoner's call" to call Garnet and Eiko to meet atop Alexandria Castle. The two summon Alexander that defeats Bahamut with a flurry of holy light. When Kuja summons the Invincible to steal Alexander and manipulate the eidolon for his own uses, Garland takes control of the airship and uses it to destroy Alexander, damaging most of Alexandria in the process. Kuja flees Alexandria bent on finding an eidolon even stronger than Alexander, but never succeeds.

Spoilers end here.

Final Fantasy IX is the first time Alexander's Holy element is drawn out by four seraphic wings and the eidolon's immobile qualities are explained by its guardianship to Alexandria Castle.

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### Final Fantasy XIEdit

Alexander is the name of a server, as well as one of the Celestial Avatars. Alexander wields the power of Light. Alexander makes his first appearance in the Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion. It is never explained who Alexander was before Altana drew him into her service, nor is his true appearance ever glimpsed. Instead, Alexander animates a large robotic body, much like his previous appearances.

In Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan Alexander is both a plot device and a character, and serves as the final boss.

Alexander, also named "The Iron Colossus", was constructed eons ago by the now-dead Alzadaal civilization. Upon its completion, the spirit of the true Alexander Avatar sleeping in a protocrystal animated the colossal construct and fought the Dark Rider, Odin. Both gods were defeated and the Alzadaal Empire was obliterated. The Iron Colossus fell to earth in fragments, becoming the modern day Ruins of Alzadaal.

In modern day Vana'diel, the Empire of Aht Urhgan finds itself constantly besieged by the Troll Mercenaries, Mamool Ja Savages, and Undead Swarm. The Empire, as well as its enemies, the beastmen, resurrect Alexander's control core as a remedy to their woes. The core is smaller than the original Alexander, though it is immeasurably powerful.

This version is operated by a pilot within the device, Razfahd; however, when Empress Nashmeira attempts to intervene, the Avatar Alexander possesses the device, awakening its true power. When Odin appears, Alexander and Odin attempt to destroy each other once more. Realizing Alexander has no care for the Empire's inhabitants and would destroy them to defeat Odin, Razfahd refuses to cooperate, and, using the last of his strength, halts the Avatar from within.

In the battle, Alexander uses his trademark Divine Judgment at 50% health, and has a variety of other new attacks, such as Divine Spear, Radiant Sacrament, and Mega Holy.

#### SummonEdit

 Final Fantasy XI SpellAlexander MP: 0 Effect: Summons Alexander. Only available during Astral Flow. Duration: Alexander vanishes after he uses Perfect Defense, or is somehow prevented from doing so. Casting Time: 1 second Recast Time: 1 minute if Alexander is prevented from using Perfect Defense and vanishes. Magic Type: Summoning Magic Element: Light Jobs: SMN 75

Alexander was released as a summonable Avatar in the March 2010 version update. He can be summoned by Level 75+ Summoners while under the effect of the Summoner's One-Hour ability, Astral Flow. When summoned, Alexander consumes all the Summoner's MP, ends Astral Flow, and grants an enhancement to party members within range known as Perfect Defense.

This grants near invincibility to all damage and status ailments to all party members in range for up to 90 seconds. If Alexander is stunned or somehow prevented from using this ability, he will vanish and can be re-summoned a minute later. The duration is affected by the Summoner's remaining MP: if the Summoner summons Alexander with 100% MP, Perfect Defense reaches its maximum duration of 90 seconds.

### Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Recurring summons of the series appear as airships from the fleet of the Archadian Imperial Army.

The Alexander is a massive airship, second in size to the Sky Fortress Bahamut, and is the flagship of the 12th Fleet of the Archadian Imperial Army, commanded by Judge Zargabaath.

### Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

See the Gestalt Mode And Summoning sequence here.
We need your help, big guy!
—Hope Estheim

Alexander is a playable summon as Hope Estheim's Eidolon. Alexander takes on a more humanoid appearance with hands and legs and uses his fists to strike enemies, but is also capable of long range attacks. Hope, Lightning, and Fang face him as a boss in Vallis Media, as a test to prove Hope's strength to him.

Alexander utilizes non-elemental physical attacks and acts as a Sentinel, drawing in all enemy attacks. Alexander has the highest starting SP of all Eidolons. A drawback to Alexander is that he is slow moving around the battlefield and takes longer to act than the other Eidolons, in some cases being late in healing Hope.

Hope's Gestalt Gauge increases by driving up enemy chain gauges, bestowing status enhancements, removing status ailments and restoring HP. In Gestalt Mode, Alexander becomes a fortress that arcs around the edge of the battlefield while Hope gives him orders. He fires beams of holy light from his cannons and retains his trademark move, Divine Judgment. According to Motomu Toriyama, Alexander is a "tactical commander".

#### Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

Hope's Eidolon Alexander does not appear, but concept art for it exists, and is included in the Final Fantasy XIII-2 Ultimania Omega book. The guide also includes a breakdown of a deleted scene where Alexander fights Caius Ballad.

#### Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Alexander appears briefly to aid Lightning in her final struggle. As the souls of humanity migrate to the new world the Eidolons are unable to follow, and fade away with Lightning bidding them goodbye.

### Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Alexander is the focus of an end game raid in the Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion pack, where he is a primal summoned by the Illuminati goblins. The adventurer must enter his gargantuan body to defeat him. His design is heavily based on steampunk.

### Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

Alexander is a powerful Verboten Eidolon whose power is so intense only a l'Cie can hope to summon it with the sacrifice of hundreds of human lives. Upon completion, the summoner enters crystal stasis. Forced into using it as a measure against Milites Empire, the commanding officer Kurasame and many Akademeia Agito Cadets sacrifice their life energies to give the Vermilion Bird Secundus l'Cie Lady Caetuna the means to summon Alexander at the cost of her own life. Alexander's Divine Light vaporizes all Militesi forces but General Qator Bashtar and the new White Tiger Secndus l'Cie Incognitus, as the latter empowers the magic barrier on the former's Magitek Armor to shield them from the Eidolon's attack.

### Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

Pitiful creature, why dost thou call my name? I am both light eternal and the deep sin of the darkness.
—Alexander

Alexander is found during "Chapter 4: The Light" after retrieving the Mysidian crystal, behind the crystal room, under is a castle where he resides, known as the "Castle of the Protector". When approached, Alexander will engage the warriors in battle as a show of its strength. Defeating Alexander allows the Warriors of Light to summon him. The Warriors of Darkness also gain the ability to summon him when the two parties unite.

Alexander costs 64 MP to summon. Alexander's attack is "Holy Judgement", which deals Light-element damage to all enemies.

Alexander and Dispel are the necessary components to unlock the Dispelga Fusion Ability, which performs Dispel on all enemies. Alexander also uses Dispelga during its boss fight, to remove the party's defenses before using Holy Judgement.

### Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no SuishōEdit

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Alexander appears as a summon. In addition, an upgraded version known as Alexander α, can be obtained as a summon.

Alexander

Alexander is a high ranked light-elemental summon. Alexander's design is based on its appearance in Final Fantasy IX, with its final rank artwork spawning wings. Alexander's special attack is Holy Judgment, which deals Light-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning Alexander costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge. Depending on which update the player is on, Aemo may have a rank 7 Alexander Phantom Stone equipped to her during the game's prologue.

Depending on the Alexander summon's type and rank, the user is able to learn the following abilities:

Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
5★ 50 16 1366 65 72 72 39 None
6★ 60 16 1675 78 88 88 47 ?
7★ 70 16 ? ? ? ? ? ?

Alexander α

Alexander α is a high ranked light-elemental summon and upgraded version of Alexander. The summon's core design is based on its appearance in Final Fantasy VI. Like Alexander, Alexander α's special attack is Holy Judgment, which deals Light-elemental damage to all enemies. All versions of Alexander α can reach rank 7 and using the summon in battle costs 3 point from the Consumption Gauge.

Depending on Alexander α's rank, the summon allows the wielder to use the following abilities:

Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
5★ 50 16 ? ? ? ? ? None
6★ 60 16 ? ? ? ? ? ?
7★ 70 16 2132 98 110 110 60 ?

### Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Alexander is a summon that temporarily locks the user's Bravery preventing any change. Like some summons, Alexander has two appearances: an auto version triggered by performing a Bravery Break on the opponent that shows an artwork of its Final Fantasy VII appearance, and a manual version, which is a colored version of his Final Fantasy VIII artwork. Alexander's auto version is obtained in the Destiny Odyssey IX's third stage, and its manual version is in the second stage of the same storyline. The manual version requires the player to complete Destiny Odyssey IX first.

#### Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Alexander returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. His auto version is now found in Chapter Seven: Resolve for Seclusion of Scenario 013. The manual version can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 50 KP.

#### Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit

Alexander appears as a summon for the Arcade system. Its incarnation from Final Fantasy IX also makes an appearance in the Alexandria stage.

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Alexander from Final Fantasy XIII appears summoned by Hope.

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### Final Fantasy: Unlimited AfterEdit

Alexander is a summon called by Kaze in the sequel to Final Fantasy: Unlimited.

It can be summoned by the Magun using the following Soil Charge Triad:

• More infinite than the open sky, Sky Blue!
• The one to fill out the devilish darkness, Holy Black!
• The light after trial, Judgment White!

Followed by saying: "Shine! I summon you, ALEXANDER!"

### Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Alexander is represented by Wind-elemental cards featuring his Final Fantasy XIII and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy appearances.

### Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

Alexander is the Guardian Beast of Light whoe lives in the Clock Tower in Lostime and protects Shirma the Oracle of Light. Chocobo fights him after defeating Phoenix and Leviathan, the Guardian Beasts of Fire and Water, respectively, and Croma.

When summoned, Alexander unleashes Holy Judgment on all enemies within a three-grid radius. The damage dealt is proportional to the player's current HP.

Alexander from Final Fantasy XIII appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via the Final Fantasy Portal App.

## Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

### Bahamut LagoonEdit

Alexander is the King of the Holy Dragons and the final boss in the Japan-only Bahamut Lagoon. Like his Final Fantasy counterparts, his signature attack is Heaven's Judgement. Alexander as a summon can be acquired from Ex-Play, which is unlocked after finishing the game for the first time, and he's available right at the start. In the game he is one of the Holy Dragons and can be summoned for a powerful neutral-elemental attack.

InDragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Alexander is a card with the ability: Everyone get wild card.

## MerchandiseEdit

Alexander appears in the Final Fantasy Creatures Kai range of action figures with his Final Fantasy XIII (Vol 3) and Final Fantasy VIII (Vol 5) incarnations. The Alexander from Final Fantasy IX has also appeared in Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 2 series of figures, which predates the Creatures Kai range.

## EtymologyEdit

"Alexander" is a common western name of Greek origin, the original name being Ἀλέξανδρος (Alexandros), "Protector of Mankind". It may also be a reference to the famous Macedonian king, Alexander the Great.

## TriviaEdit

• The Giant of Babil in Final Fantasy IV resembles Alexander, particularly the incarnation seen in Final Fantasy VI. The connection with Alexander is cemented by the battle with Proto-Babil in the remake version, which uses Divine Judgment, Alexander's signature attack.