Bahamut SIN (バハムート震, Bahamūto Shin?, lit. Bahamut Tremor) is a form of Bahamut summoned by Kadaj's Summon Materia to destroy the Meteorfall monument in Edge, as well as wreak havoc on the populace, in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
Its attack is not named in the film, but is called "Tremor Flare" in the 10th Anniversary Ultimania. The party members of Final Fantasy VII engage it in battle and it is ultimately destroyed by Cloud's Climhazzard Limit Break.
This great beast wields its formidable powers for the one who summons it. When summoned by Kadaj, this king of dragons runs amok killing and destroying, until at the very peak of its fury, it spews forth a brilliant blue light...
Bahamut SIN appears as an enemy.
Bahamut SIN appeared as the final boss of the The Lone Wolf's Lament, Cloudy Wolf Challenge Event in the "Monumental Battle" dungeon. While it can use Megaflare as a normal ability, as well as Gigaflare and Petaflare as interruptible charged abilities, it notably cannot use Tremor Flare.
Bahamut SIN appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a Fire-elemental card.
The Bahamut SIN figurine, part of the Advent Children "Monster Deluxe" collection, measures approximately 7" tall with a display base, and is sculpted for Kotobukiya by Takayuki Takeya. Bahamut SIN is also part of the Creatures Kai Vol. 1 collection.
Etymology and symbolismEdit
Kujuta (also spelled "Kuyutha"). Between each of these is a distance of a 500-year journey. On the back of Kujuta is a mountain of ruby. Atop this mountain is an angel who carries six hells, earth, and seven heavens on its shoulders.Bahamut (Arabic بهموت Bahamūt) originated as an enormous whale in ancient pre-Islamic Arabian mythology. Upon Bahamut's back stands a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, noses, mouths, tongues and feet called
Another version of the Arabic story is that Bahamut is indeed a dragon and he stands on a whale called Liwash.
In modern times, the game Dungeons & Dragons is responsible for re-imagining Bahamut as the king of dragons, a benevolent Platinum Dragon; the opposite of the malevolent Tiamat, the five-headed Chromatic Queen of Dragons.
Bahamut SIN's design was inspired by the culture of the Jōmon period in Japanese history, as its designer Takayuki Takeya felt that Bahamut's image of a winged dragon was set, and he wanted a particular aesthetic to make Bahamut SIN more unique from other incarnations.