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Scion set by the gods to wield and manipulate the laws of this world, and with holy power lead mankind to order. Created in opposition to Fandaniel the Protector, scion of light. Desiring to bring order to all things, he joined with Ultima in her battle against the gods. He gave his body to the Thousand-Years War, and when his strength was spent, down into the burning inferno he fell.

Hashmal, Bringer of Order is a level two Esper in Final Fantasy XII. He is the fourth of five storyline Espers, and represents Earth.

Hashmal's license costs 50 LP, and he requires two Mist Charges to summon.

Hashmal is Vaan's summon in the Final Fantasy XII playable demo.

ProfileEdit

Hashmal is associated with Earth, and is associated with the zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion. His head features feline traits, though he supports an overall humanoid shape. From his power of Earth, his color sign is green. He is also referred to as the Simha Ascendant, the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

Hashmal is based on a Lucavi from Final Fantasy Tactics, and returns in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings as the Rank III Ranged Earth summon.

StoryEdit

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Hashmal is one of the five storyline Espers and is the fourth obtained. He is found at the Pharos, guarding one of the platforms leading up to the Sun-Cryst. The Occuria sealed him here to protect the Sun-Cryst from intruders.

Spoilers end here.

ObtainedEdit

After being fought as a boss at Pharos, Hashmal's license can be purchased for 50 LP.

Unlocked abilities in Zodiac versionsEdit

Esper licenses sometimes unlock licenses that could not otherwise be reached. Hashmal's license will appear on all boards, but once chosen by a character, will disappear from all other boards. In The Zodiac Age version, the player can choose two license boards for each playable character, and activated licenses are activated on both boards if present.

Hashmal allows access to the following licenses on these boards:

BattleEdit

Hashmal requires two Mist Charges to summon.

AbilitiesEdit

Final Fantasy XII - Hashmal, Bringer of Order (♌ Leo) 統制者ハシュマリム Gaia's Wrath 大地の怒り00:23

Final Fantasy XII - Hashmal, Bringer of Order (♌ Leo) 統制者ハシュマリム Gaia's Wrath 大地の怒り

Gaia's Wrath

Roxxor

An Earth-elemental attack, and the only offensive Earth attack the player gets apart from certain weapons. In Japan, this attack's name is "Rock You".

Gaia's Wrath

An Earth-elemental attack, and Hashmal's ultimate attack. Hashmal descends beneath the earth, landing on a rock amid magma. He draws power into himself and jumps, smashing back through the surface. His leap breaks the earth into enormous chunks, smashing the enemies in range and unleashing torrents of lava.

GambitsEdit

Zodiac
Priority Condition Action
1 Summoner's HP < 10% Gaia's Wrath*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: Earth-weak Roxxor
3 Foe: nearest visible Attack
4 Ally: HP < 100% Curaja
Original
Priority Condition Action
1 Summoner's HP < 10% Gaia's Wrath*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: Earth-absorb Attack
3 Foe: Earth-weak Roxxor
4 Foe: nearest visible Roxxor


StatsEdit

Stat FFXII Zodiac
Attack 80 80
Defense 50 53
Magick Defense 33 43

Hashmal absorbs Earth and is weak against Wind, taking half damage from every other element.

Zodiac

For The Zodiac Age version, the HP values were doubled but other stats were kept the same.

Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 3,315-3,316 226-230 36 47 26 26
10 3,517-3,552 280-320 41 52 28 28
20 3,885-3,984 360-460 47 58 31 30
30 4,357-4,542 442-604 53 64 34 33
40 4,804-5,070 542-784 59 70 36 35
50 5,518-5,917 628-936 65 76 39 37
60 6,148-6,664 708-999 71 82 42 40
70 6,505-7,084 768-999 77 88 45 42
80 6,918-7,570 828-999 82 93 47 44
90 7,480-8,236 868-999 88 99 50 47
99 8,115-8,989 886-999 94 99 53 49
Original
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 2,360-2,361 23-25 52 48 26 26
10 2,495-2,518 50-70 57 53 28 28
20 2,740-2,806 90-140 63 59 30 30
30 3,055-3,178 131-212 69 65 33 33
40 3,353-3,530 181-302 75 71 35 35
50 3,829-4,095 224-378 81 77 37 37
60 4,249-4,593 264-448 87 83 40 40
70 4,487-4,873 294-498 93 89 42 42
80 4,762-5,197 324-548 98 94 44 44
90 5,137-5,641 344-578 99 99 47 47
99 5,560-6,143 353-587 99 99 49 49


ActionsEdit

Zodiac
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 3 Single 20 Physical None 80
Curaja 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None 120
Graviga 10 Circle 8 23 Magick None
Roxxor 12 Single 15 Magick Earth 90
Gaia's Wrath 12 Circle 10 0 Magick Earth 150
Original
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 3 Single 20 Physical None 80
Roxxor 12 Single 16 Magick Earth 90
Gaia's Wrath 12 Circle 8 35 Magick Earth 150


Status effectsEdit

AugmentsEdit

Has Augments in Zodiac releases only.


BossEdit

Hashmal is fought in the Pharos. He is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 49 along with two Reavers. Hashmal uses Quakeja that hits hard and inflicts Petrify. Hashmal's standard attacks can deal a lot damage and can inflict Disease.

GalleryEdit

Etymology and symbolismEdit

In modern Hebrew hashmal means "electricity". Hashmal's Japanese name, "Hashmalim", is the name of the Jewish second order of angels. The leader of this order is named "Hashmal".

Hashmal's name and role are based on the Angel hierarchy of the Dominions, also known as the Hashmallim in the Jewish scrolls, who are tasked in regulating the duties of lower angels.

He is also referred to as the Simha Ascendant, the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

TriviaEdit

  • Hashmal's attack, Roxxor, is called "Rock You" in the Japanese version, as well as some other translations, such as the Italian translation. This is a nod towards the band Queen; one of game director Yasumi Matsuno's trademarks is to pay homage to the rock band Queen in his works. Rock You has been changed to Roxxor in the English localization, a likely play on internet slang.