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Mateus

Mateus in Final Fantasy XII.

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 (背徳の皇帝マティウス, Haitoku no Kōtei Matiusu?, lit. The Corrupt Emperor Mateus) is a recurring entity in the world of Ivalice. He 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.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

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Mateus 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.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

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The corrupt.
—In-game Description

Mateus is the Rank III Water Flying summon. Mateus can use the spells Flash-Freeze and Blizzaja. Filo learns her Quickening, Wind Soul, after defeating Mateus. The Goddess which Mateus bound to him is referred to as Mateus.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV Mateus appears as the first boss in the Royal City of Rabanastre raid as part of the Return to Ivalice series. During the boss ecnounter, he has access to Flash-freeze and Frostwave as special attacks. In reference to his boss encounter in Final Fantasy XII, Mateus summons Ice Azers to fight alongside him.

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Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

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FFTA - Totema Mateus

Mateus

Mateus is a Totema of the human race, and is obtained by fighting her in the dimensional rift. When summoned, Mateus is less damaging to humans. Unlike the other appearances of Mateus, the Totema is an armored female warrior, not an armor with a goddess as a living shield.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

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Mateus being summoned.

Mateus returns as a Scion, along with the other Espers. Mateus can be called by the Corsage of Corruption. His Wrath, Frostwave, deals heavy Ice damage to all foes.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG Mateus appears on multiple cards.

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.

TriviaEdit

  • Even though the goddess is bound to Mateus and acts as his "shield," her head acts as Mateus's face, and always faces his target.
  • Mateus is referred to as female in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.