- Kuja OR
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit
As the youngest of the warriors serving Chaos, Kuja is looked down on by his peers for his inexperience. Determined to prove himself, Kuja concocts several plans to trap the warriors of Cosmos, particularly focusing on Zidane with the intent to break his spirit with isolation and feelings of powerlessness.
Kuja works alongside Exdeath and Kefka and initially plans to abduct Squall as bait, but when Squall defeats him, he turns his attention to using a fake Crystal to kidnap Zidane directly. Bartz takes the Crystal instead, and Kuja uses him to unwittingly deliver another fake Crystal to Zidane, isolating him from his friends and leaving him to fight Kuja alone.
His alternate outfit is a light blue palette swap based on his artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Due the modifications Dissidia storyline, Kuja's story is heavily retconned. Zidane and Kuja have recovered their memories and are on friendly terms. Kuja plots to betray Chaos by leading Zidane, Squall, and Bartz to his throne so the three can defeat him and end the war. He also weakens Kefka's control of Terra due to sympathizing with her plight.
Kefka learns of the plan and appears along with the Emperor and Ultimecia when Kuja meets with Zidane, acting as though Kuja has lured them into a trap. Caught in his lie, Kuja plays along to save face and attacks Zidane, Squall, and Bartz, allowing them to escape. Kuja is later defeated by Lightning after being goaded to challenge her by Kefka.
Between cycles, Kefka interferes with Kuja's memories, twisting them so Kuja will be loyal to Chaos and act as Zidane's enemy. Infuriated when he learns of his fake memories, Kuja vows to defeat Zidane to demonstrate that memories, true or false, are not needed to prove his worth.
Kuja's second alternate outfit is a monochrome palette swap, meant to reflect his position as an Angel of Death. As a bonus fourth outfit available for download, Kuja wears a gold and purple outfit meant to reflect his time as a noble of Treno.
Kuja appears as a playable character and can obtained during the time-limited event A Scene Set by the Gods. Throughout the game, Kuja actively investigates the dimensional distortions that occurs in the world and the Moogle Mog's "true identity". He encounters Zidane and his group many times, often them giving cryptic warnings, and sometimes appears to aid other warriors of Materia when they are in trouble.
The hand behind the destruction sweeping the Mist Continent. Kuja plotted the destruction of the world, manipulating and ultimately killing Queen Brahne, betraying his creator Garland, and turning at last on Zidane...
Kuja's Trance form appears as a boss-type enemy.
Kuja appears as a Legend.
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An Angel of Death sent from Terra to Gaia. It is said he harbors dreams of world domination.
Kuja is an enemy in dedicated Final Fantasy IX stages and a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Angel of Death as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Pandemonium stage on Classic difficulty.
Kuja is the Angel of Death, whose combat role is Master of Magic.
His default Soul Break is Strike Energy, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals magic holy damage to one enemy. The bracer Kuja's Gloves (IX) can grant Kuja access to the Dread of Death soul break, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals four dark element magic attacks to all targets, and temporarily envelopes the user in dark energy.
He can equip accessories.
Kuja appears as a vision obtainable through summoning. His job is Reaper. His trust mastery reward is Flare. He possesses the special abilities MP +20%, MAG +20% and Absorb MP. He possesses the magics Gravity, Barthundara, Dispel, Thundaga, Shell and Graviga. His limit bursts are Flare Star, Reaper's Dirge and Neutron Ring.
- No. 123: "A beautiful and cruel angel of death who sought to destroy the world of Gaia from the inside out. Whispering in the ear of Alexandria's Queen Brahne, he convinces her of the advantage of using summons and artificial black mages, created from the Mist, to achieve her goals. In doing so, he achieves his own goal: a war that spreads across every corner of the continent. Kuja possesses an androgynous beauty, an unforgiving pride and sadistic disdain for others. His flair for dramatic speeches reveals his narcissistic tendencies as well. He looks down on all other creatures, including Queen Brahne and the black mages he creates, as no more than pawns in his game."
- No. 124: "A beautiful and cruel angel of death who sought to destroy the world of Gaia from the inside out. In truth he is a Genome, an artificial lifeform created to host the souls of the people of Terra, another world that seeks to merge with Gaia. He receives his orders from Garland, a being whose aim to safeguard Terra's future. To throw Gaia into confusion and aid the Terrans' takeover, Kuja uses Queen Brahne of Alexandria and others as tools in his dark schemes. He is an older sibling of sorts to Zidane, but when he saw the potential within his "little brother" and the hopes pinned upon him, he abandoned the child Zidane on Gaia."
- No. 125: "A beautiful and cruel angel of death who sought to destroy the world of Gaia from the inside out. He is a Genome, an artificial life that should not have independent will - and yet he does. Despite this "flaw", he is ordered by Garland to throw Gaia into chaos and help their home world absorb it. He plots to betray Garland, who sees him as no more than a tool to be used. But he falls into a spiral of despair when he learns that his lifespan is nearly spent and becomes self-destructive, intending to take the entire world down with him."
- —Entries for different versions of Kuja.
Kuja appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Lord of VermilionEdit
Kuja appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion Re:2 as a new addition to the set of cards from the original Lord of Vermilion 2. His artwork was drawn by Shukou Murase, character designer for Final Fantasy IX. His in-game appearance is identical to his appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy, and his special ability is his trademark ability, Flare Star.
Kuja appeared as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. He was first introduced in the collaboration event that happened in the North American version from May 16, 2016 to May 29, 2016. When fought in the Void Beyond, he uses the skills My time is almost up..., Reflect, Holy, Flare, Curaga, Flare Star and I'm not gonna die alone... After defeating him, he drops Zidane's Mage Masher.
He was obtainable as a 5-star ranked unit named "Trance Kuja", with an attacker type and fire and dark elements.
As a 5-star ranked unit, Kuja appears in his Trance form and emits a light aura while commanding several balls of fire. His active skill is Flare Star and his leader skill is I'll bring this to an end!.
Kuja appears as part of the 2018 Final Fantasy collaboration.