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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 a motorcycle.

Battle Edit

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.

Strategy Edit

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.

AI script Edit

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)

Etymology Edit

Shiva (also spelled Śiva) is a Hindu god. The Hindu Shiva once saved the world by consuming poison, giving him blue skin around the area of the neck and throat. Shiva is a male god, but can merge with his consort Parvati to become Ardhanari, an androgynous Hindu god of duality. Shiva is 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). It is believed he periodically destroys the world, then recreates it.

Shiva has different human forms, males and females. When he was in his avatar form, he spent most of his times in the Himalayan snow mountain. Shiva in the Final Fantasy series is likely inspired by one of his female avatars.


The German Nix and Nixe (and Nixie) are types of river merman and mermaid who may lure men to drown, like the Scandinavian type, akin to the Celtic Melusine and similar to the Greek Siren. Nixes in folklore became water sprites who try to lure people into the water. The males can assume many different shapes, including that of a human, fish, and snake. The females with the tail of a fish. When they are in human forms, they can be recognized by the wet hem of their clothes. The Nixes are portrayed as malicious in some stories but harmless and friendly in others. It is also Latin for "snow".[1]

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