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Scion of darkness ruling and protecting those who live in the underworld, in opposition to Lahabrea the Abyssal Celebrant and scion of light. In the course of his rule, he submitted to avarice, and the darkness took his heart, transforming him until he was both evil and corrupt. Then in his cowardice did he bind a Goddess of the Demesne of Ice, and using her as a living shield, he challenged the gods. Defeated before their might, he fell screaming into the depths of hell, there to be imprisoned for eternity.

Mateus the Corrupt is a level one Esper in Final Fantasy XII. He is found in the Stilshrine of Miriam, guarding the Sword of Kings left by King Raithwall. He is the second of the five Espers obtained during the main story.

Mateus's License costs 25 LP, and requires one Mist Charge to summon.

ProfileEdit

Mateus is associated with the element of Ice and the zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish, which is reflected by the fish-like aspects to his appearance. He is also referred to as the Meena Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology. Mateus is the creature with multiple limbs wielding a trident. The blue female is the goddess he uses as a living shield.

Mateus is based on the Totema from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. Mateus is a Rank III Water Flying summon in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, although in this version the Goddess whom Mateus bound to him is referred to as Mateus.

StoryEdit

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Mateus is fought during the main storyline. He is found in the Stilshrine of Miriam, guarding the Sword of Kings left by King Raithwall.

Spoilers end here.

ObtainedEdit

After being fought as a boss, Mateus's license can be purchased on the License Board for 25 LP in the original version and 30 LP in the 'Zodiac' versions.

BattleEdit

Mateus requires one Mist Charge to summon.

AbilitiesEdit

Final Fantasy XII - Mateus, the Corrupt (♓ Pisces) 背徳の皇帝マティウス Frostwave 凍てつく波動00:29

Final Fantasy XII - Mateus, the Corrupt (♓ Pisces) 背徳の皇帝マティウス Frostwave 凍てつく波動

Frostwave

Flash-Freeze

An ice-elemental attack that acts as a stronger form of Blizzard. Its power is boosted in the Zodiac versions.

Frostwave

Frostwave is Ice-elemental and Mateus's ultimate attack. Mateus dives into a lake. After charging his trident, he launches the weapon towards the enemy. The force of the trident results in a column of water engulfing the opponent. The column freezes, and the immediate vicinity experiences a drastic decrease in temperature. The column begins to crack before the entire screen shatters.

Gambit informationEdit

Zodiac
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Frostwave*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: Ice-vulnerable Flash-Freeze
3 Foe: nearest visible Attack
4 Ally: HP < 100% Cura
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Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Frostwave*targets enemy with highest HP
2 Foe: character HP < 30% Frostwave*targets enemy with highest HP
3 Summoner: HP < 50% Cura
4 Foe: Ice-absorb Attack
5 Foe: Ice-weak Flash-Freeze
6 Foe: nearest visible Flash-Freeze


StatsEdit

Stat FFXII Zodiac
Attack 65 65
Defense 39 36
Magick Defense 25 38

Mateus absorbs Ice and is weak against Lightning, taking half damage from every other element.

Zodiac
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 1,500-1,501 186-190 36 47 26 26
10 1,702-1,737 240-280 41 52 28 28
20 2,070-2,169 320-420 47 58 31 30
30 2,542-2,727 402-564 53 64 34 33
40 2,989-3,255 502-744 59 70 36 35
50 3,703-4,102 588-896 65 76 39 37
60 4,333-4,849 668-999 71 82 42 40
70 4,690-5,269 728-999 77 88 45 42
80 5,103-5,755 788-999 82 93 47 44
90 5,665-6,421 828-999 88 99 50 47
99 6,300-7,174 846-999 94 99 53 49
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Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
1 1,001-1,001 23-25 26 55 46 34
10 1,135-1,158 50-70 28 55 51 36
20 1,380-1,446 90-140 30 61 57 38
30 1,695-1,818 131-212 33 67 63 41
40 1,993-2,170 181-302 35 73 69 43
50 2,469-2,735 224-378 37 79 75 45
60 2,889-3,233 264-448 40 85 81 48
70 3,127-3,513 294-498 42 91 87 50
80 3,402-3,837 324-548 44 96 92 52
90 3,777-4,281 344-578 47 99 98 55
99 4,200-4,783 353-587 49 99 99 57


ActionsEdit

Zodiac
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 3 Single 30 Physical None 65
Cura 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None 46
Blizzara 10 Circle 8 23 Magick Ice 70
Flash-Freeze 12 Single 15 Magick Ice 75
Frostwave 12 Circle 10 0 Magick Ice 100
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Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 3 Single 30 Physical None 65
Cura 10 Circle 10 30 Magick None 45
Flash-Freeze 12 Single 16 Magick Ice 66
Frostwave 12 Circle 8 35 Magick Ice 110


Status effectsEdit

AugmentsEdit

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Mateus's name is taken from Emperor Mateus of Final Fantasy II. His backstory in Final Fantasy XII has similar elements to the Emperor's, particularly the concept of a once virtuous ruler getting corrupted and banished to Hell.

Mateus is the Portuguese form of the name Matthew, which means "gift of god".

He is also referred to as the Meena Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.