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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Enemy
デズモンド (Dezumondo)
HP-lrffxiii-icon Strength-lrffxiii-icon MagicStat-lrffxiii-icon
100,000Days 1-6, Normal Mode value. 500*Default/100*Staggered 0
KeepThe higher the number, the lower the chance is for the enemy to be interrupted. Launch DisruptionIf the ability used by Lightning has higher Cut than enemy has Keep, this ability can interrupt the enemy.
60 N N
Extinction Gil EP
- 0 0
FireElement-lrffxiii-icon IceElement-lrffxiii-icon LightningElement-lrffxiii-icon
120%*Default/150%*Staggered 50%*Default/100%*Staggered 120%*Default/150%*Staggered
WindElement-lrffxiii-icon PhysicalElement-lrffxiii-icon MagicElement-lrffxiii-icon
50%*Default/100%*Staggered 100%*Default/150%*Staggered 100%*Default/150%*Staggered
Status resistanceThe lower the number, the more suspectible the enemy is to the status.
Debrave-ffxiii-icon Defaith-ffxiii-icon Deprotect-ffxiii-icon Deshell-ffxiii-icon
100*Default/0*Staggered 100*Default/0*Staggered 100*Default/0*Staggered 100*Default/0*Staggered
Imperil-ffxiii-icon Slow-ffxiii-icon Poison-ffxiii-icon Curse-ffxiii-icon
100*Default/0*Staggered 100*Default/0*Staggered 100 100*Default/0*Staggered
Daze-ffxiii-icon Dispel-ffxiii-icon Quake-lrffxiii-GuideIcon Magnet-lrffxiii-GuideIcon
100*Default/0*Staggered 100*Default/0*Staggered 100 100*Default/0*Staggered
Habitat Yusnaan (Slaughterhouse during "Tanbam's Taboo" sidequest)
Type Man-made Unit
Subtype Mid-Scale Weapon
Item drops -
Abilities Rush
Notes 1: Unleash physical attacks or deal lightning damage. The effect is greater in the instant following the enemy's attack.

Desmond is a unique enemy that appears in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. It is only fought during the "Tanbam's Taboo" side quest in Yusnaan.


Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Desmond was originally alchemist Tanbam's brother but died some time ago. Tanbam, filled with remorse, broke the alchemist rules and created an ensorcelled machine infused with the soul of his lost brother and powered by the power of Chaos. The machine grew hostile and started to kill people, and by the time Lightning involved herself many brave warriors were already slain by it. After the savior defeats Desmond, Tanbam is left without a choice and decides to bear the guilt for his crime, an action which strangely saves his soul.

Spoilers end here.


Stagger Conditions
Condition Stagger Point Stagger Decay Max Preservation Preservation Decay
Default 1000 25 600 25
Stagger Power: physical and Lightning-imbued attacks x1 (x5 after Rush), spells x0
Condition Duration Added Effect Effect Duration Iterative Resistance
Staggered 7s Unprotected 7s 0
No further staggering


Desmond is a given name and surname of, derived from the Irish place-name Kingdom of Desmond, an anglicization of Gaelic Deas-Mhumhna "South Munster".

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