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FFT Cyclops

Cyclops in Final Fantasy Tactics.

An esper whose forceful blows tear the battlefield asunder.
—Description

Cyclops (クリュプス, Kuryupusu?) is a summon in Final Fantasy Tactics. It is the strongest Esper that Summoners can naturally learn from their job action list, although stronger summons can be learned through other means during gameplay. The Cyclops is a one-eyed, horned, purple giant that attacks using a powerful beam shot from its eye. Since its original appearance, the Cyclops has made only a small amount of cameo appearances in series media.

BattleEdit

Cyclops, one of the most powerful summons, only eclipsed in power by Bahamut, costs 1,000 JP to learn in both the original and the War of the Lions editions of the game. The summon has a MP cost of 62 and has a speed of 12.

When summoned into battle, the Cyclops uses Climatic Fear (恐怖の最終章, Kyōfu no Saishūshō?, lit. Final Chapter of Terror), which deals powerful non-elemental to all enemies in a selected area.

In addition, Cyclops has a 10% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.

When summoned in the PS version, there is a chance the Summoner will chant, "Scatter frozen blades of air! Clops!"

During the battle with Belias at Riovanes Castle, the Lucavi can summon Cyclops.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

In lightless chill form blades of air, cut deep in flesh and bone alike!
—Belias using Cyclops

While the Cyclops itself does not actually appear, Belias, the Gigas is able to perform Cyclops, sometimes known as Climatic Fear in certain boss events, as an attack during the various boss encounters with him. The attack deals heavy non-elemental damage to the entire player party, however, the potency of the damage of the attack varies on the version of Belias the player is encountering.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Cyclops TCG

Cyclops appears with a Lightning-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Greek mythology, cyclopes (the plural form of cyclops) is a race of giants, having but a single round eye on their forehead. They were said to be children of other mythological beings, such as the gods, nymphs, and even the Earth itself. Skilled blacksmiths, the cyclopes sometimes made weapons for the gods, most famous of these being the thunderbolts of Zeus.

Cyclops was mistranslated in the American release of Final Fantasy Tactics as "Clops" when the spell is actually cast in combat, but the title is correct when selecting Cyclops in the job skills menu. This may be because the translator was confused by the original Japanese katakana, Kuryupusu (クリュプス), which is an alternative romanization of the Greek pronunciation Kuklōps (Κύκλωψ).