One of Golbez's elemental archfiends, the Drowned King, archfiend of water.
Cagnazzo (カイナッツォ, Kainattso?) is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy universe. First appearing as a minor antagonist, he is a fiend associated with the element of Water. He takes the appearance of a large demonic turtle-like creature.
I am the Drowned King, Cagnazzo - Archfiend of Water and sworn servant of Golbez! Bow down before me!
Also known as Kainazzo, Cagnazzo is a boss from in Final Fantasy IV. He is one of Golbez's Archfiends, titled the Drowned King. In the 3D version, Cagnazzo is voiced by Takeshi Aono in the Japanese version, with Michael McConnohie providing the English voice.
Sometime before the adventure began, Cagnazzo killed the King of Baron and took his place to have the Red Wings invade Mysidia to steal their Crystal of Water. But like the other residents of Baron, Cecil Harvey began to notice that the king was acting strange.
Upon being questioned why the attack on Mysidia was done, the "king" immediately discharged Cecil from his post as captain of the Red Wings, and ordered him and Kain Highwind to slay the Eidolon guarding the Mist Valley, and to deliver a Ring to the village of Mist. Once Cecil refused to follow the "King's" order after learning the truth behind the ring, Cagnazzo orders Baigan and his forces to exterminate him while Golbez and the Red Wings go after the remaining crystals.
After Cecil became a Paladin, he returned to Baron in order to find Cid Pollendina and ask about his newest airship. Since Cid refused to let Cagnazzo use the new airship, the Enterprise, the fiend threw Cid in prison, and Cecil, along with Tellah, Yang, Palom, and Porom, went to the "King" to inquire about this.
However, when Cagnazzo saw that Cecil had become a Paladin, he was upset. Cecil then called the king by his true name, Baron, and the fake king recognized that man as "the fool who refused to surrender", revealing himself in his true form before Cecil's party attacked and defeated him. However, when Cecil and his friends were escaping with Cid, Cagnazzo uses the last of his power to bewitch the antechamber, trapping his killers as the walls caved in on them. In order to save the party, Palom and Porom had to petrify themselves.
Cagnazzo, after being revived by Zemus, fought Cecil's party one more time inside the Giant of Babil, this time accompanied by Scarmiglione, Barbariccia, and Rubicante. All Archfiends were defeated again.
Cagnazzo returns in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years as a boss. When he is defeated he is glad to return to his sleep. If Golbez is in the party he wishes him peace as they may share the same hell. Cagnazzo in turn will express joy in seeing Golbez again, claiming it an honor, but is unable to finish his sentiment before passing on. A Sage's Staff and Sage's Robe are given after his defeat.
Cagnazzo appears as a water-elemental summon. His special attack is Hydro Wave, which deals water-elemental damage to one enemy. Cagnazzo's ability enables him to buff all players with protect, regeneration and reflect.
Cagnazzo allows the wielder to use the following abilities:
- Large Defense I
- Large Defense II
- Large Defense III
Cagnazzo can be obtained on the second stage of the Shade Impulse II storyline. The lines Cagnazzo delivers when the player obtains his manual form in Shade Impulse II is taken almost directly from his lines just after his death in Final Fantasy IV, except directed at whoever the summoner's enemies would be.
Like the other Archfiends, Cagnazzo appears to serve as a "counter" version of one of the original Final Fantasy's Four Fiends, who work on a timer. Specifically, Cagnazzo's Deluge works like Marilith's Flame Arcana; both freeze the opponent's Brave. Both Cagnazzo and Marilith are the second "Fiend" encountered in their respective game (although it is possible to postpone the encounter with Marilith in Final Fantasy, it is not the intended course of action).
There is also an armor bearing his name: "Cagnazzo's Carapace".
Cagnazzo also appears as a tutor for the Labyrinth feature at the in-game manuals.
Spewing ooze all about, Cagnazzo keeps his eyes fixed on his prey. In Baron, he murdered the king and took his place to further the hunt for the Crystals. Facing him means facing the depths of death.
Cagnazzo appears in the rhythm game along with the other elemental archfiends.
Cagnazzo from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.
Cagnazzo appears as a boss.
- Target Scores
- Disrupt Tsunami using Lightning
- Exploit weakness to Ice
- Slow (Counter)
- Water Surge: Ready pose
- Tsunami: Water damage to all targets
- Critical Retract: Duck into shell when HP is low
- Heal: Recover HP (in shell)
- Release: Release from shell, return to battle
The player should ready both Ice and Thunder attacks for this fight against the Archfiend of Water, as he is weak against one or the other dependent upon his pose. Assuming few charges were spent in the battle with Baigan, the player could walk from the battle unscathed by spamming Blizzard spells over and over. When water surges beneath his feet, the player should advance to a Black Mage's turn and allow him/her to cast Thunder on Cagnazzo; this nulls the Tsunami that usually follows. When his HP falls to critical, Cagnazzo takes to his shell to recoup some HP. Keep the pressure on with speedy attackers and spellcasters, and Cagnazzo will fall.
Defeating him in Elite mode with a Bonus Quest activated unlocked the Paladin Cecil.
"You've returned at last! And all the stronger for your journey, by the looks of it." HAH! Did you fall for that, truly?
Cagnazzo appears as a character and summonable vision. His job is listed as Elemental Archfiend.
Cagnazzo's Trust Master reward is the Drowned King special ability.
- 4★ - No. 8076: "One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. After killing the King of Baron, Cagnazzo poses as the deceased ruler and proceeds to use the military forces at his disposal to collect the Crystals. His subsequent attack on Mysidia causes Cecil to speak out against this unwarranted violence, presenting the best opportunity to relieve Cecil of his post as captain of the Red Wings. What many are unaware of, however, is that Golbez is the real mastermind behind the scenes. It is he who commands the Baron army and makes all the preparations necessary to acquire the Crystals."
- 5★ - No. 8077: "One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. Cagnazzo posed as the deceased King of Baron at Golbez's behest, managing to steal the Crystals of Mysidia and Fabul. Unforgiving of anyone who opposes him, he was quick to discharge Cecil from his position as captain of the Red Wings, and did not hesitate to imprison Cid as well. Upon hearing that Cecil has become a paladin, the Archfiend becomes so upset that he finally reveals his true identity. He then uses his command over the element of water to ambush Cecil and his party."
- 6★ - No. 8078: "One of Golbez's Archfiends who appears in the tales of a blue planet watched over by two moons. Whilst posing as the King of Baron, Cagnazzo orders Cecil to take the Carnelian Signet to the village of Mist. This ring eventually activates, and causes the entire village to be reduced to ashes. Once Cecil becomes a paladin and returns to Baron, Cagnazzo ambushes his party and fails. Using the last of his power, he set up a trap for Cecil by causing the walls around him and his party to begin collapsing. In order to save them, Palom and Porom petrify themselves to hold the walls in place."
- —Entries for different versions of Cagnazzo.
Cagnazzo's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:
|Archfiend of Water*Passive||58|
|Fortified Carapace||Activated by Hardened Carapace|
|Armored Carapace||Activated by Fortified Carapace|
|Counter: Hold||Activated by Counter: Hold|
|Counter: Silence||Activated by Counter: Silence|
Cagnazzo can equip the following weapons: fists.
He can equip the following armors: helms, light armors and heavy armors.
He can equip accessories.
- Limit Bursts
- Awakening Materials
|Aqua Pearl x25|
Brilliant Ray x13
Sacred Crystal x15
Hard Rock x8
Holy Crystal x5
|Calamity Writ x20|
Fairies' Writ x10
Rainbow Bloom x10
Prismatic Horn x5
Divine Crystal x5
|4★||I am the Drowned King, Cagnazzo--archfiend of water and sworn servant of Golbez! Bow down before me!||My shell provides the ultimate protection! Although guarding leaves little room for fun.||-|
|5★||Your liege? Who might that be? Oh, I think I've just remembered! It's his part I've been playing all this time.||My tsunami shall wash away everything in its path!||You'd best not mistake me for the others. Mwa ha ha!|
|6★||Did you summon me here? The wicked are not wont to fall alone.||In life, I was terrible--in death, steeped in terror greater still. Drink long and deep of it ere you die!||It would seem unsuspecting prey has wandered into my domain... Why don't we have some fun?|
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Hanjuku Hero: Aa, Sekaiyo Hanjukunare...!Edit
A parody of Cagnazzo from Final Fantasy IV makes an appearance in the 4th chapter of the game along with the other Archfiends. The chapter number they appear in alludes to the number 4, their game's origin. The seasons have been stolen, and by defeating the Four Archfiends will return the seasons. They each have a castle, and are located on the four corners of the map. Winazzo (ウィナッツォ, Ūinattsuō?), the Fiend of Winter is found in the southeast castle.
Lord of VermilionEdit
Cagnazzo is a card in Lord of Vermilion II along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV, as a special cross promotion. He also appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion Arena.
With power over the world's waters, this Elemental Archfiend summons tidal waves and floods to bring ruin at his will.
Cagnazzo along with Scarmiglione, Rubicante, and Barbariccia, are all promotional cards in the game Guardian Cross, all of whom were special captures to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy IV for the Apple iPad. All of them are Rank 5 (the rarest), with Cagnazzo being a Giant-type Guardian that would have been found in the Berneside Plains.
Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.Cagnazzo is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's
His name means "Nasty Dog."
"Kainazzo" is a phonetic spelling of the kana in the character's Japanese name, and was likely rendered that way due to the translator of the time missing the Divine Comedy reference.