Hades (ハーデス, Hādesu?) is a recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series. He usually gives the enemy various and dangerous status ailments and its appearance is based on the Greek god of the underworld, Hades.
Hades' Materia is found underwater in the cargo room in the Sunken Gelnika, and costs 150 MP to summon. Hades's attack, Black Cauldron, damages opponents and causes the Poison, Confuse, Sleep, Silence, Mini, Frog, Slow, and Paralysis status ailments. Hades's spell power is equal to 5.625x the base magic damage. If paired with the Added Effect Materia, Hades will not grant either Slow or Paralyze.
Hades is also one of the available summons in the "Battle Square" demo version of the PC port of Final Fantasy VII.
|Stats||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4||Master|
|AP for level||35000||120000||150000||250000|
|Stat changes||Magic +4, Magic Def. +4, Max HP-10%, Max MP+15%|
Hades can be summoned in battle using the appropriate Materia in this game.
Final Fantasy: Unlimited AfterEdit
Hades makes an appearance in the sequel of Final Fantasy: Unlimited, the novel Final Fantasy: Unlimited After. He is one of Kaze's summons, and can be summoned by using the following Soil Charge Triad:
- A cry of the cursed darkness, Curse White
- The eye of lightless darkness, Shadow Purple
- And finally, venom of the darkest sin, Poison Black
Followed by saying: "Judgment! I summon you, HADES!"
Hades is the Greek god of the Underworld, as well as the name of the Underworld itself. Despite many modern portrayals, in Ancient Greek mythology, Hades was not represented as evil. Later Christians used the name as being synonymous with the Devil, which seems to be the inspiration for the forms that the monsters with this name takes.