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PhantomTrainLocomotive

The Phantom Train's locomotive.

This is the Phantom Train. It carries the departed to the other side."
"Wait. I don't want to go THERE!
Cyan and Sabin

The Phantom Train (魔列車, Ma Ressha?) is a dungeon in Final Fantasy VI. It is a train that carries the dead to the "other side" where they can live their deaths peacefully and away from human interference. The train departs from the Phantom Forest and is full of ghosts who can be spoken to - some attack the party, some sell them items, and some are friendly and volunteer to join the party, at least until they make it to the engine.

See also: Phantom Train

StoryEdit

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Ghosts surround the party aboard the Phantom Train.

Sabin, Cyan and Shadow accidentally board the train and work their way to the front to stop it so they can get off. After battling through the train cars, they attempt to stop the engine, only to discover it is sentient. The engine attacks them, but is defeated and so allows them to get off at the next stop. When they disembark, Cyan is anguished as he witnesses his deceased wife and son board the train along with the other victims of the destruction of Doma Castle.

The Phantom Train, along with the Phantom Forest, does not appear in the World of Ruin, but part of Cyan's Dreamscape is based on the Phantom Train.


TreasureEdit

FFVI Unobtainable Fairy Ring

Unobtainable Fairy Ring.

A Tent can be found by examining an inconspicuous spot on the floor in one of the small rooms containing a table. A Fairy Ring is right next to the Tent in the same room, but it's inaccessible and therefore unobtainable.

ShopsEdit

Ghost Store
Item Price
Potion 50 gil
Hi-Potion 300 gil
Phoenix Down 500 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Green Cherry 150 gil
Sleeping Bag 500 gil
Shuriken 30 gil


Enemy FormationsEdit

PhantomTrainInside

A carriage inside the Phantom Train containing several Ghost passengers.

Outside the train

Inside the train

MusicEdit

"Mystery Train", Grand Finale's version of "Phantom Train"
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Mystery Train
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"Phantom Train" is the theme that plays during Sabin, Cyan and Shadow's travels on board the train.

"Phantom Train" was included in the compilation albums Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale, as an orchestrated version (where it was titled "Mystery Train") and the Piano Collections.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm RebornEdit

The Phantom Train is mentioned by Y'shtola during the event where she going to rescue Minfilia from the Garlean Empire. The Phantom Train Station also found in Castrum Meridianum.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia 012 - FFVI Stage - Phantom Train

The Phantom Train in Dissidia 012.

The Phantom Train is a stage in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. Vaan and Onion Knight also have a conversation on the train. It is a small and narrow map, but the camera can swing through the walls and ceiling, turning them transparent. The seats are destructible and the Phantom Forest whizzes past the windows. The camera shakes while fighting here as though actually on a moving train.

During the twelfth cycle of war, Vaan tries to cheer the Onion Knight up from his recent loss in a practice match against the Warrior of Light, oblivious to himself being is the cause of Onion Knight's distress by the way he treats him. When Vaan walks away to speak with Laguna, the Onion Knight tells Squall he is growing used to Vaan's role as his older brother.

The Phantom Train has no Omega version.

The battlegen item obtained through stage destruction in this area is the Ghost.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

The Phantom Train makes a cameo appearance as part of the background in Final Fantasy VI's Field Music Sequence events, visible inside the Phantom Forest.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Translator Ted Woolsey cites the Phantom Train scene as one of his favorites from the game.[1]

ReferencesEdit

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