Ozma (オズマ, Ozuma?) is an unusual spherical monster that debuted in Final Fantasy IX as the game's superboss. It is a ball of swirling energy, one hemisphere being made of light energy and the other hemisphere of dark energy.
Ozma is a superboss fought in Chocobo's Air Garden. To reach it, the player needs to undertake a long sidequest. It is notorious for its unpredictable attack patterns and the random damage it can dish out with its Meteor. Defeating Ozma yields a trophy item, its Tetra Master card, and a Pumice that can teach Dagger her ultimate eidolon, Ark. If the party defeats Ozma before encountering Hades in Memoria, Hades will comment on the feat.
Ozma's exact nature is unknown, but because it is found within an "eidolon cave", it can be speculated to be an ancient eidolon whose power the summoners couldn't harness, and it was thus locked away. Over the many years since, the legends that gave birth to Ozma would have vanished, and the people who used to tell them would be extinct, with the result that Ozma loses whatever form it may once have had and only appears to the party as a swirling mass of energy.
Ozma appears as a boss inside the Weeping City of Mhach raid. It is an ancient defense mechanism created by the mages of Mhach to attack intruders that enter the facility. Unlike in other appearances, Ozma can transform into a cube and pyramid form.
Ozma appeared in the original free-to-play version. It was a dark-elemental summon and its appearance was based on its original design from Final Fantasy IX.
Ozma's special ability was Final Judgment when summoned into battle, which dealt dark-elemental damage to all enemies and allies. The ability's appearance and effect were callbacks to the Doomsday black magic from Final Fantasy IX, which Ozma used during the fight against it. Summoning Ozma required 3 bars from the Summon Gauge.
Ozma allowed the wielder to use the following abilities:
- Flare Star I
- Flare Star II
- Flare Star III
The metaphysical being Ozma exists without form and is unknowable, untouchable, and unattainable. And it is indispensable. Those who recognize it will be forced to question existence, being, the gods, and themselves.
Ozma appears as a boss-type enemy.
Ozma appears as an boss-type enemy in Battle Music Sequences.
Ozma in its Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appearance appears on a card.
Ozma is a fictional character in the Land of Oz, created by L. Frank Baum. Project Ozma, an early SETI attempt at finding extraterrestrial life, was named after Princess Ozma, and is likely the inspiration behind the UFO-like Ozma.