Most ancient of the scions, created in opposition to Halmarut, the Arbiter, and scion of light. Tasked with keeping watch over the world, with the authority to judge the value of all things. As he watched, unseen, unknown, his attachment to the world dwindled and faded until it was as nothing. Fitting that he would desire to make the world, too, as nothing. Yet he fell in the war against the gods, and was thwarted, imprisoned in punishment for his heresy.
Exodus the Judge-Sal (審判の霊樹エクスデス, Shinpan no Reiju Ekusudesu?, lit. Exdeath the Tree-Spirit Judge), also known as Exdeath, is an Esper from the world of Ivalice. The Esper of Aether, he represents the zodiac sign of Libra, the Scale, and as such Exodus stands upon a platform with a scale. His color sign is orange due to being non-elemental. He is also referred to as the Tula Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.
Exodus is found on the highest peak of the Mosphoran Highwaste, in the Empyrean Seat. The player must activate the shrines in a correct order to reach him.
His license costs 50 LP, and he costs 2 Mist Charges to summon.
Judge-Sal who metes out justice from the heavens.
Exodus returns, along with the other Espers. He is the Rank III Flying Earth Yarhi fought in Mission 68: Destiny in the Stars in Gugoza Falls. The party goes there to watch shooting stars, which reveal themselves to be none other than Exodus. When the Judge-Sal is defeated, Fran gains her Quickening, Gaze of the Void.
Exodus appears as a Scion. He can be called by anyone equipping the Gift of the Judge-Sal when the Smash Gauge is orange. His attack is Meteor, which does 999 damage to a single target.
Exodus appears with a dark-elemental card.
Exodus is actually a mistranslation of Exdeath, the main antagonist of Final Fantasy V, and his name and title relate to Exdeath's origin. Exodus's body resembles Exdeath's knight form, albeit with a different head. The twisted roots and branches that surround Exodus reflect Exdeath's origin as a sentient tree. Exodus's goal to reduce the world to a state of nothingness is identical to that of Neo Exdeath.
Exodus's title is the "Judge-Sal," in which "Sal" refers to a type of tree native to Northern India.
The Exodus (from Greek ἔξοδος exodos, "going out") is the charter story of Israel; its message being the Israelites were delivered from slavery by God and therefore belong to him through the covenant. It tells of the enslavement of the Israelites in Egypt following the death of Joseph, their departure under the leadership of Moses, the revelations at Sinai, and their wanderings in the wilderness up to the borders of Canaan.
He is also referred to as the Tula Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.