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.
November 22th - November 29th
Screenshot of Laguna, Kiros, and Ward parking a truck in Deling City from Final Fantasy VIII, in Squall Leonhart and company's first dream about Laguna. Ward yells at Laguna for holding up traffic, and then the three Galbadian soldiers run off to the Deling City hotel, where Laguna tries to work up the courage to talk to the pianist, Julia.
Many vehicles are used by the party in Final Fantasy VIII, but notably, dummied content suggests that Laguna was supposed to also drive a green pick-up truck as well as his army truck; this was not implemented in the final version of the game.
November 15th - November 22th
Flashback screenshot of Thancred after emerging from the Lifestream from Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. When the Scions of the Seventh Dawn are forced to flee from a Monetarist coup, Y'shtola uses an ancient teleportation spell called Flow to warp herself and Thancred away from certain death in the tunnels below Ul'dah. Both of their spirits are trapped in the Lifestream, but Y'shtola is freed by the seedseers in Gridania — wearing nothing, to the bemusement (or perhaps pleasure) of Alphinaud. In As Goes Light, So Goes Darkness, it is revealed that Thancred also emerged from the Lifestream, and is traced to the Dravanian Forelands with the help of Krile Baldesion. Here he is seen shortly after emerging, before meeting with the Gnath of Loth ast Vath, who clothe him.
November 8th - November 15th
Promotional art of Ramza Beoulve and Balthier from Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. The gunslinging Sky Pirate time-travels to Tactics-era Ivalice in search of an artifact called the Cache of Glabados. While there, several thieves set up an ambush for him; they end up attacking Ramza instead, and Balthier steps out from the shadows, before joining Ramza's forces to eliminate the thieves.
Balthier is one of several cameo characters in Final Fantasy Tactics, and one of two added for War of the Lions, along with Luso Clemens. The style of this concept art is similar to the anime-like cutscenes in War of the Lions.
November 1st - November 8th
Promotional screenshot depicting Gladiolus Amicitia playing basketball from Final Fantasy XV. Gladiolus is a close friend of Noctis, the heir to the kingdom of Lucis and the game's protagonist, and the two view each other as brothers. Gladiolus loves the outdoors and collects camping items; apparently, he enjoys basketball as well.
This screenshot comes from the Japanese FFXV Twitter, which regularly releases screenshots and concept art. The Japanese at the top of the screenshot reads "Fall Sports".
October 25th - November 1st
Concept artwork of the Warriors of Dawn from Final Fantasy V by Yoshitaka Amano. The Warriors of Dawn are a group of four heroes who first defeated Exdeath and banished them from their world to Bartz's World. However, Exdeath escapes imprisonment, and the Warriors of Light — the game's protagonists, led by Bartz Klauser — must destroy him themselves.
This artwork is from the original SNES release of Final Fantasy V; clockwise from top, the Warriors depicted are werewolf Kelger Vlondett, future Warrior of Light Galuf Halm Baldesion, Bartz's father Dorgann Klauser, and king of Castle Surgate, Xezat Matias Surgate.
October 18th - October 25th
Assembled screenshot of Gerun, leader of the Occuria from Final Fantasy XII. The Occuria, also known as the Undying, are gods that rule over Ivalice by proxy by granting power to hume leaders known as Saints or Dynast Kings. An internal conflict within the Occuria, between Gerun's supporters and a traitor, Venat, is mirrored by mortal warfare: Gerun tempts Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca with deifacted nethicite, hoping to make her a Dynast King who will destroy Archadia and Venat, who seek to free mankind from the Undying's manipulation. In the end, Ashe and her allies turn on the Occuria in the Pharos, destroying the Sun-Cryst that gives Gerun power, before slaying Venat as well.
To create this image seamlessly, Photoshop was used to assemble three separate screenshots of Gerun into one.
October 13th - October 18th
Screenshot of Shiva's summoning animation from Final Fantasy IX. Shiva can be summoned by Dagger, and casts the Ice-elemental spell Diamond Dust on all enemies. Shiva is one of the Eidolons Dagger has access to, but insufficient MP to summon, at the start of the game; later, Zorn and Thorn "extract" Shiva from Dagger, and she can only regain the ability to summon Shiva (at greatly reduced MP cost) by equipping an Opal.
The Eidolon Wall in Madain Sari, along with unused concept art, reveal a childlike form of Shiva. However, Dagger can only summon Shiva's adult form.
September 27th - October 13th
Artwork depicting Dalamud's descent watched by a rodent from Final Fantasy XIV. At the end of the Sixth Astral Era, Nael Van Darnus of the Garlean Empire sought to wipe out Eorzea by crashing Dalamud into the continent. Van Darnus hoped to exterminate the Primals, considered a "taint" that threatened stability and the Empire. Though the moon was originally colored white, it began to glow red as it descended through the atmosphere of Hydaelyn. During the Battle of Carteneau, Dalamud broke open, revealing that it was no moon, but a device created by the Allagan Empire to imprison Bahamut, who then proceeded to bring devastation to Eorzea. Here it is shown next to Hydaelyn's true moon, which is larger than Dalamud but is orbiting further away.
The Seventh Umbral Era and Dalamud's descent serve as plot devices allowing the development team of Final Fantasy XIV to shut down the servers for nearly a year to transition to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Dalamud is not the only "red moon" in the series: the Red Moon of Final Fantasy IV is also a false moon created by an ancient civilization, and a red moon orbits Terra in Final Fantasy IX.
September 20th - September 27th
Painting titled Genesis depicting the Archaeans from Final Fantasy XV. Genesis is said to have been painted by a historical figure in the world of Final Fantasy XV hundreds of years before the game's events, and depicts a key event in the world's origin myth. The figures on the right are Ramuh, Leviathan (a female deity, and "very close to God"), and Titan. These classic Final Fantasy summons are known as Archaeans, and are beings that protect the world from destruction by humanity. In-game, Noctis Lucis Caelum can make pacts with Archaeans and summon them to his aid.
What little is known about the significance of Genesis in game has been revealed at Gamescom 2015 by director Hajime Tabata. Along with presentations at Gamescom and other conferences, Tabata periodically reveals parts of the storyline and gameplay of Final Fantasy XV at so-called Active Time Reports, though none since Gamescom have elaborated on the meaning of Genesis or the Archaeans.
September 13th - September 20th
Model of Edea Lee wearing the Bravo Bikini from the Japanese version of Bravely Default. The Bravo Bikini is a revealing piece of swimwear created by Sage Yulyana, a lecherous old man and member of the Council of Six. According to Yulyana, every girl he asked to try on the Bravo Bikini "irrevocably hated [him] without exception." Yulyana gives the bikini to Agnès Oblige so that she can participate in the Florem beauty contest; Agnès is disgusted by the bikini and refuses to use it. Later, Edea dons the bikini to seduce Fiore DeRosa. After the party defeats DeRosa for the second time, Edea can equip the bikini, though it does not provide any gameplay benefit.
The Bravo Bikini was censored in the Western localization to cover Edea's cleavage and hips. Moreover, while Edea was 15 years old in the Japanese release, she is 18 in the Western release.
August 30th - September 12th
Promotional artwork entitled "Embrace in Green" from Final Fantasy V, by Yoshitaka Amano. "Embrace in Green" depicts an unknown woman, perhaps Siren. It is one of several Amano drawings that was released with the original Final Fantasy V. "Embrace in Green" and other Final Fantasy V promotional artwork is colorful and lighthearted, similar to Amano's Final Fantasy III artwork. In contrast, Final Fantasy VI promotional artwork is primarily in black and white, befitting the darker turn the series took after the comical V.
August 24th - August 30th
Concept art of the Doomed from Final Fantasy XI. Doomed are frog-like undead monsters that specialize in inflicting debuffs, including disease, Intelligence and Vitality down, and poison. As such, doomed are as dangerous as they are unsightly even to high-level adventurers. However, doomed drop items useful to high-level synthesis processes, and are worth fighting for their rare drops.
August 17th - August 24th
Concept art of Ashelia B'nargin Dalmasca's mourning gown from Final Fantasy XII. Looking to create a political alliance between Dalmasca and Nabradia against the Archadian Empire, the royal families of Dalmasca and Nabradia arranged a marriage between Princess Ashe and Prince Rasler Heios Nabradia. Despite the political nature of their marriage, Ashe came to love Rasler, and was devastated by his death at the hands of an Archadian sniper at the Battle of Nalbina Fortress. As such, in the opening FMV of Final Fantasy XII, she wears this black dress as she stands before her husband's coffin.
August 3rd - August 17th
Artwork of the Warring Triad from Final Fantasy XIV. The Warring Triad are a trio of Primals bound by the ancient Allagan Empire in the floating continent of Azys Lla. During the main questline of the expansion Heavensward, Thordan VII, current leader of Ishgard, attempts to absorb the power of the trapped Warring Triad to become a god-king that can bring an end to all war and conflict. While the Warrior of Light was able to kill him before this happened, Thordan's actions began to awaken the Triad, a plot point that will presumably be followed up on in future content for the game.
The Warring Triad is a direct reference to the deities from Final Fantasy VI. Azys Lla serves as the Floating Continent, and Thordan's plan to become a god is reminiscent of Kefka's, though with a different objective in obtaining this power.
July 19th - August 3rd
Screenshot of MiniMog dancing from Final Fantasy VIII. After playing the Pocket Station game Chocobo World and finding Mog's Amulet, the player can teach any Guardian Force the ability "MiniMog", summoning him to dance for the party, which restores all junctioned GFs' HP. This is the only way to restore GF HP in battle.
Few Western PlayStation players had access to MiniMog; Pocket Stations were never sold outside of Japan, though if a player was to acquire one they would still be able to transfer Mog's Amulet, and other Chocobo World-exclusive items, to Final Fantasy VIII. However, Chocobo World was bundled with the PC version of Final Fantasy VIII, allowing players to summon MiniMog. This feature was retained in the Steam release of Final Fantasy VIII.
July 12th - July 19th
Screenshot of a gunblade trying to impersonate a Gerogero impersonating President Deling from Final Fantasy VIII. During the normal course of gameplay, the party encounters a body double of the President, which quickly reveals its true form, an undead being known as a Gerogero. However, two untargetable enemies known as "Gunblade" with 10 HP and Gerogero's Scan description exist within game data, as does a battle where the body double is replaced not by Gerogero, but a Gunblade. The Gunblade's model is identical to Seifer's weapon of choice, Hyperion. These enemies exist because Seifer is both a playable character and an enemy, and playable characters' weapons exist as independent models.
July 5th - July 12th
Screenshot of Captain Madison releasing his Kraken from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Captain Madison is the leader of the Crimson Reapers, the band of pirates occupying Sastasha Seagrot in Western La Noscea before being defeated by the adventurers early in the story. Before the Seagrot falls, the pirates are allied with the Sahagin tribe, and the Sahagin primal Leviathan punishes Madison's men for their defeat by resurrecting them as horrid sea monsters. The adventurers are again called in to defeat the fiends, but before they are able to retake Sastasha, Madison summons his pet Kraken — an allusion to the Internet meme derived from Zeus's famous line in the film Clash of the Titans — in a last-ditch effort to overcome the party. However, the party slays the Kraken and captures the Seagrot.
Comical references to popular culture are a staple of the A Realm Reborn localization. Sastasha's hard mode also includes several allusions to Pirates of the Caribbean; for example, Kraken utilizes attacks called Stranger Tides and World's End.
June 21th - July 5th
Screenshot of a train passing through a playground in Midgar from the Final Fantasy VII remake announcement trailer. Trains, especially those that are part of Midgar's railway network, appear throughout the Final Fantasy VII universe. In the game's beginning, AVALANCHE hijacks a train and uses it to break into the Sector 1 Reactor; moreover, one of the game's most famous lines, spoken by Barret Wallace, is "There ain't no gettin' offa this train we're on, till we get to the end of the line." The park the train is passing through resembles a recurring location in the universe, where Aerith Gainsborough enjoyed time with both Zack Fair and Cloud Strife.
At the Sony conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, Square Enix announced a complete remake of Final Fantasy VII to be released at an unspecified for the PlayStation 4, and provided a trailer that, among other things, featured this scene.
June 14th - June 21st
Screenshot of Stella Klauser's grave from Final Fantasy V. Stella is Bartz Klauser's mother and wife of Dorgann Klauser. She died many years before the start of the game, suffering from an unknown illness that caused her spasms. The player can witness a flashback to Stella's death in Bartz' hometown of Lix.
Upon Stella's death, Dorgann screams "STELLA!," a reference to the film A Streetcar Named Desire.
May 24th - June 14th
Artwork of the Magus Sisters in Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no Suishō, clockwise from the top-left - Sandy, Cindy, and Mindy. A sequel to Final Fantasy Dimensions, Toki no Suishō is a free-to-play game on Android and iOS in Japan. The Magus Sisters are obtainable as summons in the game both as a trio and separately. Separately, Sandy uses the fire-elemental Razzia, Cindy uses the water-elemental Camisade, and Mindy uses the wind-elemental Passado. These attacks are named after their unique abilities in Final Fantasy X. In their combined form, the trio use their trademark Delta Attack to inflict non-elemental damage.
The Magus Sisters first appeared in Final Fantasy IV as minions of Barbariccia fought in the Tower of Zot. There, their Delta Attack was a strategic attack pattern rather than a single move as it became in their later appearances.
May 10th - May 24th
Screenshot of Jenova from Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-. Jenova is an ancient entity that fell to the planet 2000 years ago and nearly destroyed the Cetra civilization. The Cetra banded together and sealed Jenova in the North Crater, where it remained in stasis for centuries. The Shinra Electric Power Company found Jenova on an expedition and used her cells to create SOLDIER. The prototype SOLDIER, Sephiroth, eventually reads the research notes of the Jenova Project that created him and comes to believe Jenova is the last Cetra and his mother.
Jenova's name is derived from a combination of the words "nova," the Latin word for New, and "Jehovah," the Hebrew word for God. Thus, Jenova's name means "New God." In-story, Jenova's name means "Calamity from the Sky" in the Cetra language.
May 3rd - May 10th
Sprite of the dummied Eggman enemy from Final Fantasy V. Eggman can be hacked into the Japanese version of the game, or will be released by the Magic Lamp by summoning Chocobo 20 times; however, when Eggman is summoned, he will attack with an Egg Chop that is always out of range.
April 13th - April 20th
Concept art of the original game cover of Final Fantasy V, found in the 25th Anniversary Ultimania. Final Fantasy V was released in 1992 for the Super Famicom, but did not see a Western release until it was ported to the Sony PlayStation as part of the Final Fantasy Anthology. The artwork depicts the main character, Bartz on his loyal chocobo Boko. The cartoony style of the concept art befits the game's lighthearted nature.
April 13th - April 20th
Renders of Warrior of Light, Onion Knight, and Terra Branford for Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015). The representative heroes of Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy III, and Final Fantasy VI, they are three of the six characters initially confirmed for the new Dissidia, along with Cloud Strife, Y'shtola, and Lightning.
Together, the three represent the three "Classes" of characters currently in the game - Heavy types (The Warrior of Light), Speed types (the Onion Knight), and magical Shoot types (Terra).
March 29th - April 5th
Artwork of Magnolia Arch from Bravely Second: End Layer. Magnolia is the main character of Bravely Second, joining Three Musketeers tasked with protecting Agnès Oblige in a new quest in the world of Luxendarc. Magnolia first appeared in the secret ending movie of Bravely Default, where she attacka a mysterious lab where Tiz Arrior is being observed by scientists. She introduces herself as a "Ba'al Buster," and says Tiz is lucky to live in the same era as her. She then takes Tiz's hand to free him from the lab.
March 15th - March 29th
Artwork of Ace, Cinque, and Cater fighting Shinryu Celestia from Final Fantasy Type-0. Claes Celestia Misca Sancest, also simply known as "Celestia," is a l'Cie of the Kingdom of Concordia, a nation which prominently uses dragons to fight their battles. Celestia is one of the most powerful warriors of Concordia, and is able to use her l'Cie powers to transform into a powerful Eidolon, Shinryu Celestia, the Type-0 incarnation of the recurring enemy Shinryu.
Celestia's transformation into Shinryu Celestia is similar to Caius Ballad's ability to transform into Chaos Bahamut via an Incarnate Summoning in Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is unknown if there is a connection between the two abilities, or if Celestia could summon Shinryu as an independent Eidolon as Caius can do with Bahamut.
March 8th - March 15th
Minions in Final Fantasy XIV are miniature, sometimes mechanical toy versions, of existing characters and monsters. Gilgamesh, Shantotto, and The Warrior of Light, are some other characters that have made appearances as Minions.
February 22nd - March 8th
Poster for Final Fantasy XXVII. This mock-poster for the game can be found on walls throughout Deus Ex: Human Revolution, another video game produced by Square Enix. The Deus Ex series was published by Eidos Interactive until 2009, when Square Enix bought the company.
Presuming the Final Fantasy series ever reaches a twenty-seventh entry many years in the future, it is obviously highly unlikely this woman will actually be featured a character.
February 15th - February 22nd
Artwork of Namingway for Final Fantasy IV DS. In previous releases of the game, Namingway could change the names of the party members freely. Due to the addition of voice-acting, the DS version could not allow this. This results in Namingway being horrified to learn he cannot fulfill his purpose, and he embarks on a quest around the world to re-evaluate his life. The player can encounter Namingway throughout the game going through various ordeals, Namingway changing his own name to suit his circumstances, such as "Mopingway" when his girlfriend breaks up with him.
Namingway's design is very similar to the traditional Moogle, sans the wings and pom-pom. Moogles interestingly do not appear in the world of Final Fantasy IV, with the Namingways seemingly being their substitute.
February 8th - February 15th
Render of the Caladbolg from Final Fantasy X. The Caladbolg is Tidus's Celestial Weapon, found in the Calm Lands after beating the Chocobo trainer's time in a race. The Sun Crest and Sun Sigil can subsequently be found in the ruins of Zanarkand and won by getting a time of 0 seconds in the Chocobo race. Fully empowered, the Caladbolg gives the abilities Break Damage Limit, Triple Overdrive, Evade & Counter, and Magic Counter. As with all Celestial Weapons, it ignores an enemy's defense and grows weaker as Tidus's HP decreases, doing 100% damage at full HP.
In the Japanese version of the game, the Caladbolg is called Ultima Weapon, a recurring sword that is often the protagonist's best weapon. The name was changed to Caladbolg for the English release of Final Fantasy X and retained for subsequent games where it appears. The reason for the change is unknown.
February 1st - February 8th
Yoshitaka Amano artwork of The Warrior from the original Final Fantasy. This concept art for the Warrior class was largely unused in the original game, the Warrior's sprites instead being predominantly red. An alternate version of the artwork, where the Warrior is recolored red and silver, seems the more probably influence for the in-game design.
This artwork served as the basis for the Warrior of Light's design in Dissidia Final Fantasy, his base armor being derived from the artwork and becoming identical to it in his EX Mode. Since Dissidia, cameo appearances of the Warrior of Light in other games have largely drawn on this design.
January 25th - February 1st
Render of the Hero's Blade from Final Fantasy XII. A piece of Dummied content, the Hero's Blade is a one-handed sword with an attack power of 15. It has a unique menu image and makes a unique sound when it strikes enemies.
Though the sword is not obtainable as equipment, it does appear in the game's introductory scene when King Raminas grants the sword to Prince Rasler, and Rasler's official CG render holds the blade in its scabbard. Ashe's promotional poster also depicts her holding the Hero's Blade. It is possible the sword had some sort of plot significance that was cut, or that Ashe would take up Rasler's sword as her own in her fight against the Empire. Given the sword's low attack power, it would likely have been acquired early in the game, possibly as Ashe's initial equip when she joined the party.
January 18th - January 25th
Yoshitaka Amano artwork of Terra Branford riding Magitek Armor. At the start of Final Fantasy VI, Biggs and Wedge accompany Terra in an attack on Narshe using Magitek Armor. They reach their goal, the frozen esper Valigarmanda, but the creature reacts to Terra's presence and dispatches Biggs and Wedge, then destroys Terra's Magitek Armor.
The image of Terra in the snowfields of Narshe riding Magitek Armor is an iconic image for the game. When Magitek Armor was revealed as upcoming content for Final Fantasy XIV, the reveal trailer recreated the game's opening with a green-haired woman and two armored soldiers riding their mount over a snowy mountain.
January 11th - January 18th
An image of Ultros from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Ultros features in the Hildibrand side story, a series of comic relief quests featuring the eponymous bumbling gentleman detective. In this storyline, he is the devious secretary of the Coliseum.
As usual, he retains his "fondness" for female characters, and is here seen in the throes of attraction to a female gladiator.