- “This world is illusion. You can hold it in your hand and still be holding nothing.”
- —Queen Remedi
Queen Remedi (クィーン・レメディ, Kuīn Remedi?) is Prince Mewt's mother and the main antagonist from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. She is the Queen of Ivalice, and determines the Laws of the land with her husband Judgemaster Cid Randell.
In the real world, she died from an unknown illness, but in Ivalice she is alive, although in that world she is not what she seems. This Remedi is bent on sustaining the fantasy world by thwarting Marche Radiuju's efforts to revert it to normal. In fact, Remedi herself is part of the reason the fantasy world continues to exist, along with the five Totema (she herself is effectively a sixth Totema). When Judgemaster Cid leaves after learning that Ivalice is not "real," Remedi creates a dark version of Mewt called Llednar Twem, and sends it to get rid of Marche.
She places a Fortune Law on Llednar, making him invincible, but despite his Hero Medal, he is not immune to Red Cards issued for violating Cid's Advanced Laws, leading to his first defeat. He suffers one more defeat (he fled when Cid showed up) before Cid obtains an Anti-Law to nullify Llednar's invincibility and uses it on him, allowing Marche to destroy him, outside of the royal family's summer retreat in Ambervale.
Immediately following Llednar's defeat, Marche rushes in and discovers that Remedi has Mewt sealed away so that he can only speak to them. Mewt tells them that he wishes the world of Ivalice to remain, and Remedi immediately casts off her outer robes, draws a large white scythe and use her powers to summon Dephs of Famfrit and Adrammelech. During this first battle, Remedi will only use the standard physical attack, but she is quite powerful.
- “I am the wish-gatherer. I am the world-maker. Desire is the thread that binds the world together.”
- —The Li-Grim
After she is defeated in her battle queen form, Remedi reveals her true nature as the Li-Grim. She appears as a very shiny, blue, pure-magic representation of everyone's wishes for the world to exist.
This results in the final battle, during which Li-Grim summons two Dephs of Mateus,and will use a plethora of spells. Once she is defeated for the second time, Mewt will be released from her power, and the world will begin to revert to normal. Her skills are as follows:
Li-grim command. Wield the primal world-power.
|Lawshift||Primal power. Randomly changes the laws to three new laws.|
|Amber Gleam||Neutralizes all enemies status enhancements. (Target All)|
Li-grim command. Magic shaped from desires.
|Omega||As powerful as Ultima. Deals massive double damage.|
|Alpha||The fatherspell of Omega and Ultima. Deals Devastating ranged Area Damage.|
|Descent||Summons a Random Totema.|
|Magi||Primal chaos deals massive damage to all enemies. (Target All)|
In the secret mission Mission: With Babus in Ambervale following the Final Boss Battle, the Battle Queen image of Remedi appears to Marche and Babus Swain while they are searching a crystal cavern for a lost object of Mewt. The Queen taunts Babus for fighting against her, but Babus replies that he is forever loyal to Prince Mewt, and that the Remedi before him is only a ghost.
Remedi summons a Floateye and Ahriman to assist her in this fight. After she is defeated, she dissolves and is replaced by a stuffed bear. Babus keeps the bear as a memento of Mewt and joins the clan.
|"Surpassing the Wall"|
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Remedi has two motifs that play during the final battle at Ambervale. The penultimate theme, against the Battle Queen, is "Surpassing the Wall". It has some minor similarities with "Altima, the Nice Body" (its equivalent from Final Fantasy Tactics), including being in the same key.
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When Remedi transforms into the Li-Grim, "Surpassing the Wall" is replaced by "Incarnation". This song undergoes a gauntlet of key switches partway through the piece, but remains in minor key. It is somewhat darker and more suspenseful in tone than "Surpassing the Wall", given the mystery of the Li-Grim compared to the preceding battle.
Her name is derived from the word remedy, which means "something that heals".