- “Let us see which are stronger. My aeons or yours. A one-on-one match. Not to the death, of course. What do you say?”
- —Belgemine's first challenge to Yuna
Belgemine (ベルゲミーネ, Berugemīne?) [ˌbɛɫ.ɡəˈmiː.neɪ] is a non-player character in Final Fantasy X. She is a summoner who tests the strength of Yuna's aeons. She is voiced by Kayoko Fujii in the Japanese version and Cree Summer in the English version.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
As a summoner, Belgemine died sometime ago during her pilgrimage and returned as an unsent in Spira to help summoners grow stronger in their quests to defeat Sin. She avoids holding the feelings of resentment and hatred usually fostered by unsent and thus maintains her rational, human feelings, rather than become a fiend. She makes the abandoned Remiem Temple her home.
Yuna's party meets Belgemine on the Mi'ihen Highroad where Belgemine invites Yuna to compete in a contest of aeons. When Yuna believes Belgemine could defeat Sin before her, she states she "was not able to". She reappears on the South Bank Road of the Moonflow, and then in the central part of the Calm Lands. Should Yuna win the challenge, Belgemine will grant her several pieces of equipment and spheres, although Yuna will still receive inferior items if she loses.
Should Tidus rent and ride a chocobo, the party can travel to Remiem Temple via the chocobo feather in the Calm Lands where Belgemine reveals she is unsent. She asks Yuna not to send her yet, as she sees Yuna to be a potential High Summoner, and trains her in the hope she will defeat Sin.
If Yuna challenges all of Belgemine's aeons she will be given the option whether to send Belgemine or not. Belgemine is joyed to see Yuna's summoning skills surpassing hers, and encourages Yuna to destroy Sin and save Spira in her last words.
Belgemine makes several appearances to challenge Yuna's aeons in battle, and becomes instrumental in their development. In her first three appearances along Yuna's pilgrimage, the player has the option of accepting a challenge to battle one aeon. Ifrit is battled on the Mi'ihen Highroad, followed by Ixion on the Moonflow, and Shiva in the Calm Lands.
Belgemine will fully heal Yuna before each battle, and gives a reward depending on whether Yuna wins or loses. The player will obtain the Summoner's Soul and Aeon's Soul key items from the battles against Ixion and Shiva, regardless of the outcome that allow the player to teach aeons new abilities and augment their stats.
When the party arrives at Remiem Temple, Belgemine's aeons can be battled, one at a time, to earn AP and several rewards. Belgemine still heals Yuna before each battle. Should the player obtain Anima, Yojimbo, and the Magus Sisters as aeons, then Belgemine, too, will allow these aeons to be challenged. After all aeons have been defeated at least once the player will be given the option to send Belgemine. Sending her will reward the player with the Moon Sigil for Yuna's Nirvana.
The first battle is against Ifrit on the Mi'ihen Highroad. If victorious, the player will receive an Echo Ring with the abilities 'HP+10%' and 'Silence Ward'. If the player loses they will receive a Seeker's Ring with the ability 'HP+10%' and a blank slot.
At Remiem Temple, the player can fight each aeon as may times as they want, but after the first time the aeon is defeated, the prizes will change as follows:
|Aeon||Prize for winning the first time||Prize for winning thereafter|
|Valefor||Lightning Gem x4||Power Sphere x4|
|Ifrit||X-Potion x30||Mana Sphere x5|
|Ixion||Chocobo Feather x10||Power Sphere x8|
|Shiva||Mega-Potion x60||Star Curtain x6|
|Bahamut||Flower Scepter||Mana Sphere x8|
|Yojimbo||Shadow Gem x8||Power Sphere x10|
|Anima||Stamina Spring x60||Mana Sphere x10|
|The Magus Sisters||Shining Gem x40 + Moon Sigil||Power Sphere x12|