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Highwind (ハイウィンド, Haiwindo?) is a recurring term in the Final Fantasy series. It has a variety of uses, its been used has a surname, a weapon, and an ability. Universally however, the word "Highwind" and whatever or whomever bears the name, is associated with Dragoons or characters that have dragoon traits.


Final Fantasy IIEdit

Ricard Highwind is the last of the Deist Dragoons, and a member of the playable party.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Kain Highwind is a Dragoon of Baron, and a central protagonist to the game, though he also operates as a minor antagonist for a time under Golbez's control.

Final Fantasy VEdit

Alexander Highwind Tycoon bears Highwind as a middle name. He is the king of Tycoon and the keeper of the Wind Drake. He is also the father of Lenna and Faris, two of the main party members.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Cid Highwind is a party member and fights with a spear and various Jump attacks in a manner based on Dragoons. His airship is also named Highwind. Cid's strongest Limit Break and the manual to learn it share the name as well, and the attack calls the airship to rain missiles on enemies. Obtaining the Highwind Limit Break in the PC version re-release of Final Fantasy VII unlocks the Highwind achievement.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

High Wind is the name of a Galka non-player character found in Ru'Lude Gardens. He is a member of the Ducal Guard and is responsible for guarding the Archduke's Audience Chamber. An Abyssean incarnation of High Wind also exists and can be found in Abyssea - Attohwa, where he serves as a goal tracker who assists the player by tracking their completed objectives for that particular zone.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Oerba Yun Fang's Full ATB Skill is named "Highwind", Fang herself being another character who acts much like a Dragoon. Highwind has Fang leap up and descend to impale enemies with her spear, similar to the recurring Dragoon Jump attack.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

A head accessory is named the Highwind Charm. It can be obtained by obtaining a third Falcon Charm in New Game+ and increases ATB speed by 150.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

Highwind Skyways is the name of the organization responsible for administrating the airship landings on the three city states.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

The Highwind is a trade ship, which was shipwrecked in the Errand "Salvage The Highwind!"

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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Other AppearancesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

Highwind is the default name for the raft the protagonists build at the beginning of the game, as well as the default name of the player's first Gummi Ship.



Highwind refers to a very strong wind.

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