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Lion (ライオン, Raion?) is a female non-player character who appears in Final Fantasy XI: Rise of the Zilart.

A hume female, Lion appears in a number of cutscenes for quests and missions. She is the adopted daughter of Gilgamesh, pirate leader of Norg. During Zilart Mission 17 (ZM-17), players are led to believe that she sacrificed herself in order to save Vana'diel from Eald'narche's wicked scheme.

An alter ego, or "cipher", of Lion may be summoned by players to assist them in combat under the Trust system.


Involved in Missions
  • San d'Oria Mission 2-3: Journey Abroad
  • Bastok Mission 2-3: The Emissary
  • Windurst Mission 2-3: The Three Kingdoms
  • San d'Oria Mission 4-1: Magicite
  • Bastok Mission 4-1: Magicite
  • Windurst Mission 4-1: Magicite
  • San d'Oria Mission 5-1: The Ruins of Fei'Yin
  • Bastok Mission 5-1: Darkness Rising
  • Windurst Mission 5-1: The Final Seal
  • San d'Oria Mission 5-2: The Shadow Lord
  • Bastok Mission 5-2: Xarcabard, Land of Truths
  • Windurst Mission 5-2: The Shadow Awaits
  • Zilart Mission 1: The New Frontier
  • Zilart Mission 2: Welcome t'Norg
  • Zilart Mission 8: Return to Delkfutt's Tower
  • Zilart Mission 9: Ro'Maeve
  • Zilart Mission 16: The Celestial Nexus


Lion may be fought in the special event battle Heroine's Holdfast.

Cipher: LionEdit

Let's put an end to the years of trouble and discord!
—Lion's alter ego, when summoned

Lion is available to everyone as a Trust Magic during the 11'th Vana'versary Login Campaigns No. 7 and No. 11 for 500 points as an Alter Ego Cipher. Her job is Thief and uses a dagger and roundhouse kicking attacks. Her specialty weapon skills are Walk the Plank, Pirate Pummel, Powder Keg, and Grapeshot.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Lion appears in the Japanese Final Fantasy trading card game published by Square Enix.



  • Lion came in fourth place in a Final Fantasy XI NPC Popularity Contest held by Square Enix in June 2013. Current players of the game were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite NPC and share ideas for stories involving these characters.

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