The following is a list of all the Featured Images on the Final Fantasy Wiki. A featured image is displayed on the front page of the Wiki from Sunday to Sunday. Images are chosen if they are artistically valuable or depict an interesting aspect of the series. To suggest a Featured Image, click here.
February 7th - February 14th
Screenshot of Aranea Highwind from the most recent trailer for Final Fantasy XV. Aranea Highwind was first revealed back in 2011 in an early trailer for the game when it was still called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Not much was known about the character other at that time. All that could be guessed was that she was a female Dragoon, and appeared to be villainous. Since then Versus XIII has changed its name, switched directors, and rewrote much of its story, including removing the character of Stella for the much tanner Lunafreya. However, Aranea apparantely has survived the transfer from Versus XIII to Final Fantasy XV. In the Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report on January 30th, 2016, Aranea was re-revealed, along with her name and some details about the character.
Aranea is an unusual figure in the villainous Niflheim army. She does not use advanced technology or wear typical Imperial uniforms, but rather fights as a traditional Dragoon, as fitting her last name, Highwind. It is currently unknown what her personality will be or how important she will be to the greater story, though Hajime Tabata has mentioned that Aranea is popular amongst the developer staff. In the latest trailer, Aranea attacks the hero, Noctis using a Jump attack from above.
As seen in this screenshot, Aranea wears an armored mask with bars and slots to protect her face. Spikes and decorations on her arms imitate the wings and shape of dragons. Her design leaves open her armor to emphasize her feminine form and hair. Because of her mask, it is difficult to guess what Aranea's emotion is in this scene, or what her ultimate intentions are when she attacks Noctis and his friends. Aranea Highwind is an enigmatic character whose mysteries add to build up to Final Fantasy XV's ultimate release
February 1st - February 7th
Card of the Fat Chocobo from Mobius Final Fantasy. The Fat Chocobo is a comically overweight Chocobo that has been a recurring character since Final Fantasy III and is usually either a Summon or item storage. (According to an NPC in Final Fantasy III, the bird stores items in its stomach.) In Mobius, the Fat Chocobo card can be summoned with two Normal Elements and casts Barrier, raising Defense for 8 turns. It also grants HP Up.
This Fat Chocobo is drawn somewhat differently than 3D models of Fat Chocobos, which typically show the Godsbird with a well-defined neck, lazily half-opened eyes, and straight talons. Because yellow Chocobo breeds cannot fly in most games, and Fat Chocobos appear less mobile than their leaner counterparts, one would expect Fat Chocobos to be flightless, but this one appears to be lifting off the ground.
January 25th - January 31st
Yoshitaka Amano artwork of Snow Villiers and Serah Farron from Final Fantasy XIII. This a depiction of a flashback romance scene between the two characters. While entranced by the beauty of the fireworks behind them, Snow proposes marriage to Serah. Serah agrees, but is nervous over her sister Lightning's reaction. The possibility of a new life together is juxtaposed with Serah's terrifying realization that she has become a l'cie and is fated to die. For this moment though, Serah and Snow have each other. They are as happy here as they ever will be in the trilogy, which separates them constantly with one strange metaphysical threat after another. The couple works constantly to overcome evil to return to the warmth they felt here.
Amano's artwork is a gorgeous painting capturing the colors of the fireworks. The brightness of the background is contrasted upon the the characters silhouetted in the center. They embrace in the darkness before the light. The artwork captures both the positive and the negative emotions of the scene.
January 18th - January 24th
Akira Oguro artwork of the Tower of Babil from Final Fantasy IV. The Tower of Babil is a gargantuan structure stretching from the Underworld to the surface, and can be used to summon the Giant of Babil from the Red Moon. Near the end of the game, the peoples of the Overworld and Underworld unite to destroy the Giant from within outside the Tower. As former party members are united, the Giant is destroyed, and peace is restored to the world, the party departs for the Moon to end the possibility of invasion at its source: the Lunar Subterrane.
January 10th - January 17th
Ryōma Itō artwork of the Esper Bahamut from Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. As in most Final Fantasy games, the Revenant Wings version of Bahamut is the most powerful summoned creature. While Bahamut did not appear as an Esper in the original Final Fantasy XII, in Revenant Wings he is a deadly power serving the forces of evil in the main story capable of destroying entire floating islands. After being summoned by the Judge of Wings Bahamut shatters The Muruc Cahuac Skysea into three smaller islands. Bahamut later fights for Feolthanos during the Final Boss fight of the game.
Like all summons though, Bahamut merely serves the wishes of his master. The Esper can be obtained by the player in side mission 79 Wings of Midnight, after defeating a difficult gauntlet of strong Espers. At that point Bahamut will join Vaan's Ring of Pacts to be used by the player.
The design of Bahamut in Revenant Wings is unique in that this version is very humanoid, standing up-right similar to his appearance in Final Fantasy X. He wears armor and uses a spear as a weapon, making him appear vaguely Dragoon-like in appearance. Ryōma Itō's design is a striking and elegant form.
January 3rd - January 9th
Screenshot of Kirby using Cloud's Buster Sword and Blade Beam from Super Smash Bros. Along with the Midgar stage, Cloud appears as DLC which was released in December 2015. In combat, Cloud has access to some of his original Limit Breaks from Final Fantasy VII, such as Blade Beam and Climhazzard. Cloud's Final Smash is Omnislash, which causes him to dash to a target, hit them several times with the Buster Sword, and then deal damage in an area-of-effect explosion and knock all targets back.
When Kirby eats an opponent, he takes on part of their appearance as a "hat" and gains some of their abilities. Here he is wearing Cloud's spiky hair and shooting a Blade Beam out of the Buster Sword.