Eden (エデン, Eden?) is a fal'Cie from Final Fantasy XIII. It is responsible for the administration and security of Cocoon, running the complex operations that keep the floating continent running. It works as the nexus that connects the other fal'Cie and directs their power in sustaining Cocoon. As this requires untold amounts of energy, Eden siphons power from the sleeping fal'Cie Orphan located in a dimension Eden has created inside itself, called Orphan's Cradle.
Eden presides within Cocoon's capital Eden, named after the fal'Cie. Eden is known as the only fal'Cie to speak directly to humans, and its opinions and decisions are counted upon by the Sanctum officials.
Eden uses fal'Cie servants to control the access to the gates leading to the Orphan's Cradle area, and three of them are seen during Final Fantasy XIII. As confirmed by Final Fantasy XIII Ultimania Omega guidebook, the three feminine fal'Cie that appear in Orphan's Cradle aren't fal'Cie Eden itself, but Eden is the entire building, including the separate dimension within it.
- See also: Datalog/The Fal'Cie.
The namesake of Cocoon's capital, this fal'Cie directs the others of its kind who support the world's day-to-day existence. While Cocoon's other fal'Cie do not communicate with humans, Eden does. Presiding over the Sanctum's otherwise human administration, the fal'Cie is known to issue orders to the Primarch and step in to correct political gaffes on occasion.
As the sole operational nexus linking untold numbers of fal'Cie, it is not unthinkable that the loss of Eden could spell the end of Cocoon itself.
Eden is a fal'Cie that presides within the capital of Cocoon within a tower known as Edenhall. When Lightning and the other l'Cie infiltrate Edenhall, they find figures of feminine looking fal'Cie within Orphan's Cradle. These fal'Cie work for Eden, and each one directs the party to a boss battle before they can reach Orphan.
After Orphan's demise, the parallel dimension of Orphan's Cradle disappears, leaving the party hovering midair above Cocoon's capital. Eden, along with the other Cocoon fal'Cie, shuts down following Orphan's death and remains in that state, as one of its cores is removed by the Academy to create the Proto fal'Cie Adam in one possible future in Final Fantasy XIII-2; in the paradox ending "Test Subjects", the Proto fal'Cie makes reference to an "Eden Restoration Project".
- The fal'Cie that serve Eden are of the few known humanoid fal'Cie (another one being Titan) and also the only known feminine ones.
- Eden is also the name of a Guardian Force in Final Fantasy VIII, which is the origin of the fal'Cie's name.
- Outside Edenhall there is a large number 13 painted on the wall. Final Fantasy XIII contains many allusions to the number.