Series appearancesEdit

Ivalice Alliance Edit

XIITA The Esper Mateus from Final Fantasy XII is named after, and based on, the Emperor, its appearance resembling the Emperor's armor. The Esper's back story is based on his command of hell. The Totema Mateus from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is also named after the Emperor, but that is where the similarities end.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008) Edit


Dissidia Mateus

The Emperor of Palamecia appears as a Warrior of Chaos and he stands as the antagonist representing Final Fantasy II, opposing Firion.

As one of the higher-ranking villains, the Emperor is the mastermind of the game's overarching plot to destroy Cosmos and drown the world in darkness. He manipulates hero and villain alike towards this goal and it is later revealed the Emperor orchestrated the plan with the intent for both Cosmos and Chaos to die. Having manipulated Jecht into fighting Tidus when the former was a Warrior of Cosmos in a previous cycle, he has obtained a Crystal from Jecht's fighting attuned to Chaos instead of Cosmos. The Emperor's ultimate goal is for both gods to perish and their warriors with them, leaving him to survive their destruction due to the power of his Crystal and rule over existence unopposed.

His alternate outfit is a pale purple, gray and white palette swap based on his appearance in an alternate Yoshitaka Amano artwork.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Edit

Dissidia012 The Emperor reappears as a Warrior of Chaos in the prequel to Dissidia Final Fantasy alongside all the other characters from the original. He is the one responsible for Tidus being summoned to fight Jecht, but Tidus's memories are stirred by Yuna. The Emperor attempts to kill her but Tidus protects her, leaving the Emperor to fight Yuna while Jecht tends to the wounded Tidus. During the battle Jecht transfers his light to Tidus, leaving himself an empty husk, and the Emperor enacts his plan to seize a Crystal by taking him to Chaos to be imbued with the power of discord. The Emperor later participates in the final battles, battling Yuna.

The Emperor's second alternate form is his Final Fantasy Origins appearance as seen in the Final Fantasy II opening cinematic, giving him a dark purple and black robe. As a bonus fourth outfit available for download from the PlayStation Network, the Emperor dresses in a gold and purple robe as the Emperor of Arubboth.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)Edit


Emperor Mateus (DFF2015)

On March 7, 2017, the Emperor was shown in a livestream for the arcade game.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit


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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit


TFFASC The Emperor Portrait

The Emperor returns as a boss-type enemy, and makes his playable Theatrhythm debut as the representative villain of Final Fantasy II, unlocked by collecting Dark Crystal Shards.

His Limit, Absolute Dominion, deals damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Magic, and restores the party's health gauge if HP is 25% or below.

Type: Magic
Summon: Knights of the Round


Level HP Strength Magic Agility Spirit
1 155 8 31 16 16
50 2384 80 146 102 102
99 3875 141 239 174 174


Lv Ability 1 Ability 2 Support
1 Fire Drain I Thunder
5 Fire Drain I Thunder
10 Fire Drain II Thunder
15 Fire Drain II Thunder
20 Fire Drain II Thundara
25 Fira Drain II Thundara
30 Fira Drain II Thundara
35 Fira Level 5 Flare Thundara
40 Fira Level 5 Flare Thundaga
45 Blizzaga Level 5 Flare Thundaga
50 Blizzaga Drain III Thundaga
55 Blizzaga Drain III Thundaga
60 Firaga Drain III Thundaga
65 Firaga Tornado Thundaga
70 Firaga Tornado Meteor
75 Firaga Tornado Meteor
80 Firaga Tornado Meteor
85 Firaga Tornado Meteor
90 Absolute Dominion Tornado Meteor
95 Absolute Dominion Tornado Meteor
99 Absolute Dominion Tornado Meteor

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit


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Final Fantasy Artniks Edit


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Final Fantasy All the Bravest Edit

ATB The Emperor appears as a boss in Final Fantasy All the Bravest.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Emperor Mateus
The leader of Palamecia, a militaristic empire bent on world domination. The Emperor has an insatiable lust for power, and he wields terrible magic to summon demons to do his bidding. The armies of Palamecia have brought countless kingdoms under his rule.
—Character profile.

The Emperor is a boss in select FF II dungeons and a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event where he could be obtained as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Rebel Hideout stage on Classic difficulty.


The Emperor is the Emperor of Palamecia, whose combat role is Offensive Magic.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 182 5 8 12 10 10 20 20 81
RankMax: 5 3 1 1 5 3 3 3 3 2
Record Spheres
Record Sphere S.Lv 1 S.Lv 2 S.Lv 3 S.Lv 4 S.Lv 5
Black Mage +1 MAG +40 HP +1 RES +2 MAG +3% Black Magic Damage
White Mage +1 MND +1 MND +1 RES +60 HP +2 RES
Red Mage +1 MAG +1 DEF +1 MAG +60 HP +2 DEF
Magus*Requires mastery of Black Mage's Record Sphere. +3 RES +4 MAG +150 HP +6 MAG +6% Black Magic Damage
Sage*Requires mastery of Black Mage and White Mage's Record Spheres. +3 MND +3 MAG +6 RES +6 MAG Minor Silence Resistance
Geomancer*Requires mastery of White Mage and Red Mage's Record Spheres. +3 DEF +3 MND +150 HP +6 MAG +3% Dark Damage

The Emperor can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 4, Summoning abilities up to rarity rank 4, and Darkness abilities up to rarity rank 5.

His default Soul Break is Slow IX, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment has a small chance to Slow all targets.


The Emperor can equip the following weapon types: daggers, swords, rods, and staffs.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.

He can equip accessories.

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit


The ruler of the empire that a rebel army opposes in tales from a distant world. The Emperor stands atop the war-hungry empire of Palamecia, and is a man with no regard for human life. Capable of terrible magic, he summons demonic forces from hell into the mortal realm to destroy the world. After leaving the kingdoms of Deist and Kashuan in ruins, he subjugates the remaining territories around him to his merciless rule. Even more disconcerting, however, he has also begun the construction of the Dreadnought, a war machine of great power capable of ruthless destruction.
—In-game description (5★)

The Emperor appears as a vision obtainable through summoning. A 5-6★ Rare Summon, his job is listed as Emperor, and his role is Magic Damage. He has no innate element or status ailment resistances. His Trust Master reward is the Mateus's Malice rod. His awakening materials are the following:Calamity Writ x20, Calamity Gem x10, Prismatic Horn x10, Fairies' Writ x5, Divine Crystal x5


The Emperor can equip the following weapon types: staves and rods.

He can equip the following armor types: hats, clothes and robes.

He can equip accessories.


In both rarities, the Emperor has four ability slots and Black Magic affinity Lvl 8.

Traits (Special - Active)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
Time Stopper 5★ 12
Subdue 5★ 35
Fire From Below 5★ 50
Present your offering! 5★ 60
Dual Black Magic 5★ 80
Control 6★ 92
Starfall 6★ 100
Traits (Magic)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
Firaga 5★ 3
Blizzaga 5★ 3
Thundaga 5★ 3
Aeroga 5★ 3
Flare 6★ 84
Traits (Special - Passive)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
MP +20% 5★ 40
MAG +30% 5★ 70
I'll never die! 6★ 1
Insolent fools! 6★ 21

The Emperor'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:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*Maximum burst stone drops per hit
5★ 80 2708 (+240) 141 (+40) 89 (+16) 93 (+16) 114 (+24) 104 (+16) 5
6★ 100 3521 (+390) 184 (+65) 116 (+26) 121 (+26) 149 (+34) 134 (+26) 6
Limit Bursts

The Emperor's Limit Burst is a damage-type ability. It deals wind magic damage to all enemies, and decreases their resistance to all elements for three turns. He may do either three (5★) or seven (6★) hits with his attack.

The Limit Burst's Japanese name (竜巻, Tatsumaki?) comes from the Cyclone fortress.

Rarity Name Effect Cost
5★ Fierce Wind Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.5x); elemental resistances decreased by 20%
Max (Level 20): Damage dealt (3.45x); elemental resistances decreased by 39%
14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
6★ Fierce Wind Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.7x); elemental resistances decreased by 25%
Max (Level 25): Damage dealt (3.9x); elemental resistances decreased by 49%
16 FFBE Limit Burst crystal

Mobius Final Fantasy Edit

Mobius The Emperor appears as an ability card in Mobius Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game Edit

TCG The Emperor appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with his Dissidia artwork and renders and with his Yoshitaka Amano artwork. His cards are either ice or dark-elemental.

Triple TriadEdit

018a The Emperor

The Emperor appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Guest appearances Edit

Puzzle & Dragons Edit

PAD Emperor of Palamecia artwork

The Emperor appeared in Puzzle and Dragons as part of the Final Fantasy Collaboration in his Dark Emperor incarnation. The collaboration event happened in the North American version of the game from 2 to 15 November, 2015.