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Leviathan is a boss that guards Istory Falls in Final Fantasy V that protects one of the four ancient tablets, but the party does not need to fight it as soon as they recover the tablet; they can return later for the battle. Conquering Leviathan nets it as a summon.

StatsEdit

Final Fantasy V enemy stats
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Names Location Type Auto-hit Other information
PS: Leviathan
GBA: Leviathan
Mobile/PC: Leviathan
Istory Falls Dragon, Heavy None None
Stats
LV HP MP Strength Defense
37 40,000 2,000 85 25
Evasion Magic Magic Defense Magic Evasion Agility
10 1 15 70 49
Attack multiplier Magic multiplier Gil EXP ABP
16 4 0 0 20
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Poison Holy Earth Wind Water Healing
0% 100% 200% 100% 100% 0% 100% -100%Absorbs -100%Absorbs
Statuses and immunities
Death Petrify Toad Mini Float Poison Zombie Darkness
Immune Immune Immune Immune - - Immune -
Aging Sleep Paralyze Confuse Berserk Silence*(Mute) Image Reflect
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune - - -
Protect Shell Stop Haste Slow Invincible Regen Doom*(Countdown)
- - Immune - - - - -
Eject Catch Control*(Tame) Calm Scan Fractional damage HP to critical status Revive kill
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune Immune Immune
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Elixir (100%) Reflect Ring (100%)
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Tail (Inflicts Sap) Aqua Breath, Attack, Tail, Tidal Wave, Entangle, Re-Form Attack Aqua Breath None
Items (PS)
Steal (40%80% with Thief's Gloves) Item dropped
Elixir (100%) Wall Ring (100%)
Abilities (PS)
Special Technique Abilities Control (Immune) & Berserk (Immune) Blue Magic Release*Immune to Catch
Tail (Inflicts Slip) Aqua Rake, Fight, Tail, Tidal Wave, Coilote, Regeneration Fight Aqua Breath None

Battle Edit

Leviathan's strongest attack is the Tidal Wave, which can be absorbed with Coral Rings. Leviathan can also paralyze a party member, and cast Aqua Breath. As with many water-themed monsters, Leviathan has a Lightning vulnerability.

The party's Blue Mages can learn Aqua Breath when hit by it.

Strategy Edit

With Coral Rings equipped, the party only have Leviathan's physical attacks to worry about. Coral Rings (available in the Phantom Village or won from Yellow Dragons in Exdeath's Castle) will make the fight easier, but are not necessary. Casting Mighty Guard helps. Thundaga is effective, either as a spell or combined with Spellblade.

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

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Etymology Edit

Leviathan (Biblical Hebrew לִוְיָתָן or לווייתן Liwyāthān) is a violent sea creature that is referred to in the Hebrew Bible as well as the Talmud and some other ancient Jewish texts. During the golden age of seafaring, the term Leviathan became synonymous with any large sea creature, sometimes describing whales. Bible scholars interpreted Leviathan to be either a demonic sea creature and an enemy of God.

The Talmud and other ancient Jewish sources refer to Leviathan more specifically as a sea serpent, sometimes with multiple heads capable of breathing fire, that was made on the fifth day of Creation. It is said that during the end of days, God will make tents, or sukkah, out of the skin of Leviathan for the righteous to live in. Some have speculated that Leviathan was based on a real animal, the most popular theory being the Kronosaurus and the Nile crocodile.

Leviathan is also one of the seven princes of Hell associated with the deadly sin Envy and Hell's gatekeeper in Christian demonology.

Being mentioned in the Final Fantasy series as the King of the Seas, its incarnation also appears to derive from the legends of the Shinto god Ryūjin or Owatatsumi, said to be the dragon god that reigns over the tides and the seas. This is further reinforced by the parallels of the Leviathan faith of Wutai in Final Fantasy VII, as Shinto also sees the worship of water dragon kami in Japan.

In some cultures it is believed Leviathan lives at the bottom of Mariana Trench.

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