Bismarck is an esper and takes Leviathan's place as Final Fantasy VI's Water-elemental summon, but in the Advance version, Leviathan returns as the ultimate Water-elemental summon. Bismarck is obtained automatically in the Magitek Research Facility. Its summon, Breach Blast (also known as Sea Song), deals Water-elemental damage to all opponents. Its Spell Power is 58, and it is unblockable.
It costs 50 MP to summon, and it teaches the following spells:
At level up, it provides a +2 boost to Vigor.
An esper resembling Bismarck also briefly appears when the espers attempt to arrive at Thamasa after Kefka Palazzo transformed the espers present there into magicite.
- "An aquatic fal'Cie, Bismarck dwells within the watery refuge of Gran Pulse's Sulyya Springs. Wary and cunning, the whale-like creature vehemently defends its territory, employing various indirect means to eliminate trespassers.
Bismarck's duty appears to be the slow and painstaking reshaping of the land through water erosion. This is likely the reason for its aggressive defense of the waters it inhabits."
- —Final Fantasy XIII datalog entry.
Bismarck is a fal'Cie that protects the waters and living creatures in the Sulyya Springs. It is seen as a bubbling discrepancy in the water. If it is examined, a cut scene displays and several platforms with enemies and treasure spheres rise out of the water.
Bismarck's model exists on the Final Fantasy XIII-2 disc as dummied content, but never appears in the actual game.
Bismarck is a Water-elemental esper in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. From time to time, players may encounter Bismarck in battle. Defeating Bismarck will grant players the Bismarck I summon stone, which allows Bismarck to be summoned into battle. When summoned, Bismarck uses the skill, Breach Blast.
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Bismarck is a Water element card, and has six cards under his name.
|Deal 2 damage.
Destroy 2 of opponent's *.
|Deal 3 damage.
Steal 3 of opponent's * and charge your CP gauge.
|Deal 3 damage.
Destroy all crystals of the most abundant color in opponent's CP gauge.
|Crystal Ability (*)
Deal 3 damage for each guard zone on opponent's card.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 5 damage for each guard zone on opponent's card.
|Crystal Ability (**)
Deal 2 damage for each * in opponent's CP gauge.
Bismarck appears in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable.
In the anime Final Fantasy: Unlimited, Bismarck makes an appearance as a summon. The Soil Charge Triad (Soil is like the colored bullet of a Magun, used to summon creatures) needed to summon Bismarck is:
- The one who tears apart boulders with it's teeth, Shark Gray!
- The one who envelopes all thirst, Water Blue!
- The one who feeds on emptiness, Crusher White!
Followed by saying: "Cry! Summoned Creature! Bismarck!"
In the English audio version, the Soil Charge Triad was changed to:
- Grinding and devouring rocks, Shark Gray!
- The soil that drinks thirst, Water Blue!
- That which can even feed on empty space, Crusher White!
Followed by saying: "Roar! I summon you! Bismarck!"
Bismarck in his Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade appearance has a card in this trading card game.
- In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, there is a trade material called "Bismarck Spine".