|Final Fantasy XIII Eidolon|
|シヴァ・ニクス (Shiva Nikusu)|
|Location||Lake Bresha (A Silent Maelstrom)|
|Abilities||ATB Charge, Wheel Grind, Pirouette, Blizzara|
|Notes|| - Yields to those who amass chain bonuses.|
- Yields to those who defend against and endure attacks.
- Cannot be provoked.
Nix is a boss in Final Fantasy XIII. She is half of Snow Villiers's Eidolon, and she is fought in Lake Bresha, along with Stiria, by Snow, as a test to prove his strength to them. They first appear when Snow is threatened by oncoming PSICOM troops, and save him from them, before the Eidolon turns on Snow. Along with Stiria, they make up the Shiva Sisters. Once the Shiva Sisters have been defeated, they enter Gestalt Mode, and become what appears to be a motorcycle.
Nix is possibly the easiest Eidolon to fight. During the battle, Stiria will heal Snow and cannot be targeted. Nix will attack physically and occasionally charge her ATB to use her Pirouette or Wheel Grind move.
The fastest way to win this battle is to use Ravager and either cue up three Blizzards or three Froststrikes (Blizzard is recommended due to faster casting time) and switch into Sentinel when she charges her ATB to tank her special moves. Contrary to popular belief the player does not need to use a Guard-ability to increase the Gestalt-Bar; one simply needs to be in the Sentinel paradigm.
- Turn 1 - ATB Charge (Increase VA1 by 1)
- Turn 2 - Attack, Attack, Attack, Pirouette (If VA1 = 3 - Attack, Attack, Blizzara, Wheel Grind)
- Turn 3 - Attack, Attack
- Turn 4 - Attack, Attack (If VA1 = > 1 - Attack)
- Turn 5 - Attack, Attack (If VA1 = > 1 = Skip Turn) (If VA1 = 3 = Set VA1 = 0)
Shiva (also spelled Śiva). The Hindu Shiva once saved the world by consuming poison, giving him blue skin around the area of the neck and throat. It should also be noted that Shiva is a male god, but can merge with his consort Parvati. Together they become Ardhanari, an androgynous Hindu god of duality, this is the reason why Shiva is sometimes confused as a female (but is indeed a male god). Shiva is also the god of destruction along with Vishnu, who is the god of preservation, and Brahma, the god of creation. Together they are the three principle deities of the Trimurti (Hindu Triad).Shiva shares her name with the Hindu god,
Also, in paintings Shiva was frequently mistaken for a woman due to his long hair and facial features. It is believed that he also periodically destroys the world, then recreates it. There is a possibility that the name was simply the Japanese way of pronouncing the word "shiver", which is a possibility given her icy nature. Another possibility is the reference to the Slavic goddess Živa, the goddess of love and fertility.
"Nix" is Latin for "snow".