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With Final Fantasy IV being one of the most respected titles in the series, Kain Highwind has made more than a dozen appearances across compilations, anthologies, and other works from Square Enix. The following is a list of Kain's many appearances.

Series appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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The Wind-up Kain minion can only be obtained by registering a Collectors Edition of the expansion pack Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a DarklordEdit

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Kain's dark side appears as one of the monsters that can be summoned by Mira after being purchased as downloadable content. He takes on his appearance from The After Years. Kain is a melee summon with somewhat low attack; however, with his fast speed and cost of one slot on a tower floor, investing some NP to summon and max out the levels of an army of Kains makes for a very effective melee force.

Final Fantasy Dimensions IIEdit

FFDII Kain appears as a wind-elemental God-type summon.

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Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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Kain (Dissidia 012)

Kain appears as a playable character. He is officially on the side of Cosmos, but works with Golbez to help the Warriors of Cosmos survive to the next cycle of war by attacking and defeating them before the Manikins do, as they will not be revived if beaten by the manikins. Kain defeats Bartz, Firion, and Zidane, and he is implied to beat most of the other original Warriors of Cosmos, before Tifa, whom he rescues from an encounter with Ultimecia, talks him into returning to the survivors and admitting what he's done. At this time, Kain accompanies them to the Lands of Discord, and the group sacrifices themselves to seal the portal the manikins are emerging from.

Kain's first alternate outfit, Noir Dragoon, is based on Dark Kain, giving him dark blue and red armor, while his second alternate outfit, Light Seeker, is his "Hooded Man" attire, a blue and white robe with a brown cape.

Tetsuya Nomura stated prior to the announcement of Dissidia 012 that Kain was considered as a candidate to appear in the original Dissidia, either as a secret character or the antagonist representing Final Fantasy IV. He was ultimately excluded, but Tetsuya Nomura has said he personally wanted Kain in the game and that Kain would be in a sequel to the game if one were made.[1]

Dissidia Final Fantasy NTEdit

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Kain is a playable character and a representative of Final Fantasy IV. He is classed as a Speed-type character.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

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Kain appears as a playable character.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

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Theatrhythm Kain
Cecil's best friend and dearest rival. He feels deeply, but is ill-practiced in expressing that which he feels. Though he swears to stand by Cecil in his revolt against their unjust king, his heart is consumed by his secret love for Rosa and as a result of this weakness his conflicted mind is easily taken over by Golbez.
—Online description

Kain appears as an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting Navy Crystal Shards, from Dark Notes only.

Kain has the highest raw strength tied with Sephiroth, and possesses good agility which can be boosted further. Most of his abilities focus solely on power, so the player can safely prioritize Kain as a pure enemy crusher. As a downside, he lacks a Limit Break and his ability slots are limited.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Cecil's friend and rival since childhood and commander of the dragoons of Baron. He is controlled by the enemy and uses base betrayal to deliver the Crystals to his dark master, but he will atone before the end.
—CollectaCard

Kain is an unlockable character, and is now obtained by collecting Turquoise Crystal Shards.

While Kain gains a number of defensive skills, his high Strength coupled with obtaining a Limit Break that synchs with his power ensures he's a still a force to be reckoned with. A major downside is that his Agility has been drastically reduced, and his Spirit is the weakest of all playable characters, making him vulnerable to magic-based enemies.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star CarnivalEdit

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TFFASC Kain Portrait

Kain is an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting Light Crystal Shards.

His limit, Dragoon's Pride, deals damage to boss-type enemies in direct proportion to Strength and Agility.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Cecil's close friend—and friendly rival. The resourceful commander of Baron's Dragoons, a highly efficient squad on par with the Red Wings, he is manipulated by Golbez into becoming Cecil's adversary.
—Character Description

Kain appears as a Legend character. He uses Jump and Double Jump to assist the player. The spear Kain is depicted with in his Yoshitaka Amano artwork and in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy is available as a weapon. It was given away as a reward for leveling up Kain to Lv.99 during Part 2 of the Shattered Worlds FF Special Event as an SSR ranked weapon called the Wyvern Spear.

Portraits
Ability Cards
Legend Cards


Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

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Cecil cares for this commander of the Baron Dragoons, despite his many deceits.
—Description

Kain is an exclusive character only available from the Premium Character Shop as a random downloadable content, he uses the Blaze Jump during battle.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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FFRK Kain Sprite

Kain is a standard character, also appearing as an early boss. He is automatically recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Mist Cave on the Classic difficulty track. He has also appeared in the Challenge Events The Burning Blade and A Summoner Grown, although many players may have received a Greater Growth Egg in his place. The only advantage to his recruitment in these events was a much earlier acquisition of his Memory Crystal.

Final Fantasy World Wide WordsEdit

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FFWWW Kain
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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A young man from a distant world where two moons rise in the sky. Leader of the dragoons, the elite regiment of Baron, he is both a loyal friend and strong rival to Cecil. While possessing a strong sense of justice, he is not at ease expressing his emotions to others. Disillusioned at the actions of their king, he and Cecil both defect from their homeland, but become separated. He reappears as Cecil's adversary, his true motivations unknown.
—In-game description (3★)

Kain appears as a vision obtainable through summoning. A 3-5★ Rare Summon, his job is listed as Dragoon and his role Physical Damage. Kain has no natural resistance to status ailments or elements. His Trust Master reward is the Gungnir spear, which has an Attack power of 90.

His awakening materials are the following:

Stats

Kain's stats at his highest levels are as follows (with no passive abilities taken into account), along with the maximum amount of stat points that can be increased through pot-enhancements:

Rarity Level HP MP ATK DEF MAG SPR Drop Check*Maximum LB crystals drop per hit
3★ 40 1620 (+) 66 (+) 69 (+) 65 (+) 52 (+) 51 (+) 2
4★ 60 2090 (+) 85 (+) 89 (+) 84 (+) 67 (+) 65 (+) 3
5★ 80 2717 (+) 110 (+) 112 (+) 95 (+) 87 (+) 84 (+) 4
Abilities

Depending on his rarity, Kain has two (3★), three (4★) or four (5★) ability slots. He has affinity to White Magic (Lvl 1-3).

Traits (Special - Active)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
Jump 3★ 1
Lance 3★ 17
Store 4★ 13
Power Surge 5★ 62
Dragon Dive 5★ 80
Traits (Special - Passive)
Ability Rarity Lv. Learned
HP +10% 3★ 29
Dragon Killer 4★ 37
High Jump 4★ 52
ATK +20% 5★ 22
Dragoon Spirit 5★ 45
Spear Master 5★ 74


Two of Kain's abilities can be awakened: Dragon Dive and Dragoon Spirit.

Upon awakening, Dragon Dive FFBE Awaken 1 icon will have its original damage power (2.1x) increased to (2.6x). Dragon Dive FFBE Awaken 2 icon will further raise its power to (3.1x). It requires Power crysts as materials.

Upon awakening, Dragoon Spirit FFBE Awaken 1 icon will increase the damage boost (120%) for his Jump-type attacks to 150%. Dragoon Spirit FFBE Awaken 2 icon will have an added effect of increasing Kain's elemental resistance to Fire, Ice and Lightning by 20%. It requires Support crysts as materials.

Limit Bursts

Kain's Limit Burst is a damage-type ability. He deals physical damage to a single target. Depending on his rarity, he may deal seven (3★) or eleven (4-5★) hits to the enemy.

Rarity Name Effect Cost
3★ Whirling Lance Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2x)
Max (Level 10): Damage dealt (2.45x)
10 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
4★ Dragon Fang Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.2x)
Max (Level 15): Damage dealt (2.9x)
12 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
5★ Dragon Fang Base (Level 1): Damage dealt (2.7x)
Max (Level 20): Damage dealt (3.65x)
14 FFBE Limit Burst crystal
Equipment

Kain can equip the following weapon types: daggers, swords, katanas and spears.

He can equip the following armor types: light shields, heavy shields, helms, clothes, light armor and heavy armor.

He can equip accessories.

Gallery

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Many cards are depicted with Kain and are lightning-elemental.


Triple TriadEdit

Kain appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

Guest appearancesEdit

Lord of VermilionEdit

Kain appears as a card and summonable creature in Lord of Vermilion II, along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV as part of a special cross promotion.

Rise of ManaEdit

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Kain alongside Cecil.

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Heavenstrike RivalsEdit

Cain, which can be promoted to Dragoon Cain, are units and their ability is Jump.

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