But I will be reborn once more. So even as you die, again and again, I shall return. Born again in this endless cycle I have created!

Chaos is the antagonist and the final boss of the original Final Fantasy. He is a demonic monster who maintains a time loop.



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Garland is a knight of the kingdom of Cornelia who gained much respect through his power and skill. He is known as the best of the knights of Cornelia, but he became corrupted by power. He abducted Princess Sarah and fled to the Chaos Shrine demanding the king hand control of the kingdom to him in exchange for her life.

The Warriors of Light defeat Garland and rescue Sarah. Afterward, the warriors travel the world to fight the Four Fiends of Chaos that had drained the Crystals of their power. The power of the Crystals the Fiends had drained was funneled into a Dark Crystal in the Chaos Shrine, opening a portal to the past.

With the Crystals restored, the Warriors of Light are told the Fiends were sent from two thousand years ago, and their master is in that time. Using the Dark Crystal the Warriors travel to the past and defeat the Fiends again, and find Garland alive. Garland tells the Warriors of Light that the power of the Four Fiends in the present sent him to the past when he was on the brink of death after his defeat, and Garland then sent the Four Fiends in the past to the present. Doing this, Garland has created a time loop that will allow him to live forever.

Garland absorbs the Fiends' power and transforms into Chaos to do battle with the heroes. Chaos is defeated and the time loop is broken, restoring the land. When the Warriors of Light return to their time, with the time loop, now broken, will never have existed.

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Chaos is fought as the final boss.

Musical themesEdit

While in the NES version Chaos used the standard battle theme, later editions gave him his own music, as well as increasing the difficulty of the fight.

In the NES version his battle's music is "Battle Scene", while in the WonderSwan Color version "Last Battle" plays.

In Theatrhythm Final Fantasy the theme used in the Battle Music Sequence (BMS) is an arranged version of the "Chaos Shrine" theme, which can also be heard in the menus for the Chaos Shrine section of the game.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Dimensions IIEdit


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Dissidia Final Fantasy / Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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Chaos is the God of Discord and the main antagonist. He summons enemies from other universes to defeat Cosmos, the Goddess of Harmony, who has summoned heroes to fight Chaos's forces in an endless cycle of war. Dissidia and Dissidia 012 give conflicting explanations for Chaos and his relation to Garland, as the Cosmos Reports and Chaos Reports from Dissidia and the Reports in Dissidia 012 present a different origin.

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Chaos is a manikin created by Onrac researchers and Cid of the Lufaine to be used as a weapon against other nations. Raised by Cid and his wife until he matured, Chaos was taken away by the Onrac military and a manikin of his mother, Cosmos, was used to coerce him into obeying. When Cid and his wife attempted to rescue Chaos, his mother was shot, and in his hatred Chaos opened a portal to the Interdimensional Rift, which drew him, Cid and Cosmos into World B, where the events of Dissidia and Dissidia 012 take place.

In this new world, the three were met by Garland who felt he and Chaos are linked. Cid made a deal with the holy dragon Shinryu for Chaos and Cosmos to war to perfect Chaos's power, at which point they will return home to seek revenge on Onrac. Chaos's memories faded over time, and by the time of Dissidia 012 his memories of his past with Cid and Cosmos are gone, the only fragments left coming to him in dreams. Garland tells Chaos that before Cid called him to World B to partake in the cycles, Chaos sent him back in time 2000 years to become Chaos himself.

Chaos seemingly perishes at the end of Dissidia. Whether or not Chaos and Garland remain connected following the events of the game is left ambiguous though Garland hints during a conversation with Golbez in Shade Impulse that his link with Chaos can be severed.

In Dissidia 012, Chaos returns as the God of Discord along with his previous warriors. A bestial form of Chaos, Feral Chaos, is introduced. This incarnation is the result of Chaos going berserk after winning too many times against Cosmos in a nightmare world Shinryu has imprisoned Cid in. When five warriors manifest in this nightmare world, they destroy Feral Chaos, shattering the nightmare and freeing Cid. As he dies, Feral Chaos regains his senses, and thanks the warriors for freeing his father.

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Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit


Theatrhythm Chaos
Chaos's true name is Garland, the same who was defeated by the Warriors of Light. Retreating in time, he sends copies of himself into the future to change his fate. Destroy Chaos to free the world.
—Chaos's CollectaCard

Chaos appears as the "final boss", fought after accumulating 20,000 Rhythmia.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit


In an endless battle against the goddess Cosmos, victory has bloated this god of disorder's powers and the hour of the end seems near. In search of the ultimate chaos, this dark lord will disrupt the eternal cycle of life...

Chaos is a playable character. To unlock him, 20000 Rhythmia points must be collected, leading to an automatic encounter with Chaos. Defeating him will unlock him for play. As an enemy, he returns as a normal encounter, in addition to his Feral Chaos form, who is fought automatically after accumulating 40000 Rhythmia points.

He is an Overpowered character. His Limit, Utter Chaos, deals damage in proportion to his Strength and Magic.


Level CP HP Strength Magic Agility Luck Stamina Spirit
1 1 377 21 21 2 2 21 21
50 27 6625 172 172 19 14 172 172
99 50 9999 255 255 28 21 255 255


Reactive Abilities
Ability CP Level
Meteor 28 Initial
Ultima 30 Initial
Berserk (Lv1) 5 Level 5
Brawler (Lv3) 17 Level 10
Blizzaga 25 Level 15
Weapon Break (Lv2) 10 Level 20
Berserk (Lv2) 10 Level 30
Counter (Lv3) 16 Level 35
Utter Chaos 18 Level 40
Scare 6 Level 45
Firaga 25 Level 50
Armor Break (Lv3) 12 Level 55
Focus (Lv3) 15 Level 65
Thundaga 25 Level 70
Berserk (Lv3) 15 Level 75
Haste (Lv3) 17 Level 80
Aeroga 25 Level 90
Full Cure 50 Level 95
Proactive Abilities
Ability CP Level
Sinewy Etude (Lv3) 15 Level 25
Mana's Paean (Lv3) 15 Level 60
Dualcast 22 Level 85

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit


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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Chaos appears as an enemy in his original Final Fantasy and Dissidia Final Fantasy appearances.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit


Chaos Brigade

Chaos appears in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.

Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius Chaos appears as an ability card in Mobius Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Chaos appears as a card depicted in his Dissidia Final Fantasy appearance, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Yoshitaka Amano artworks.

Triple TriadEdit

Chaos is mentioned in the introduction of the Final Fantasy Portal App's Triple Triad.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

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Chaos appeared in Puzzle & Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. He was first introduced in the collaboration event that happened in the North American version of the game from November 2, 2015 to November 15, 2015. When fought in the Netherworld, he uses the skills Cyclone, Blaze, Blizzaga, Flare, Curaga and Haste. After defeating him, he drops Cloud's Buster Sword.

He was obtainable as a 4-star ranked unit named "Chaos", with a devil type and dark and light elements.

As a 4-star ranked unit, Chaos appears in his standard form and emits a dark aura. His active skill is Soul of Oblivion and his leader skill is I will be reborn again here.



Chaos is "the formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe."


  • Chaos is remembered for his noteworthy death animation, which showed him disintegrating, a somewhat innovative phenomenon in games for the NES. This style of death was repeated for final bosses of future games in the series, including Neo Exdeath in Final Fantasy V, Kefka in Final Fantasy VI, and Safer∙Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII. The pattern was discontinued in Final Fantasy VIII where Ultimecia convulsed in a circular fashion before vanishing in a form resembling static interference. It was revived as the death scene for Yu Yevon and the Weapon-type fiends in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, and as Ardyn Izunia's death scene in Final Fantasy XV.
  • Chaos's demonic appearance may have been based on Gustave Doré's illustrations of Satan (Devil or Lucifer) from John Milton's Paradise Lost.
  • The "copies" his CollectaCard mentions are likely the Four Fiends, since they were beings produced by Garland's hatred; it may be a mistranslation as well, since in Japan the Fiends are known as "Chaoses", which could lead to a misunderstanding by the translation team. This was changed to the Four Fiends in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, supporting the theory that the original was a mistranslation.
  • In Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes Chaos is defeated by the Warrior alone.
  • The throne that appears in Chapter 0 of Final Fantasy XV resembles the throne Chaos sits in in a concept art piece by Yoshitaka AmanoChaos2 for the original Final Fantasy, likely being modeled after it.

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