|Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings Enemy|
- “Heir apparent to Shiva's chilling might.”
- —In-game description
Shivan (ベイビーシヴァ, Bebī Shiva?, lit. Baby Shiva) is an Esper in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. She is a Rank I Water Ranged summon, and costs 11 Affinity points to summon. Her normal attack, Blizzard, deals Water damage to one foe. She is one of the few Water summons who are actually Ice-type. This makes her weak to Fire instead of Thunder.
It is said in-game that she is Shiva's child, likely making her Shivar's child as well, as the two are lovers. The Japanese version is more specific in the description, listing Shivar as Shiva's husband, as well as Shivan's description being: "Created from the crystals of Shiva and Darling Shiva. The cool demeanor is inherited from her parents".
Shivan is one of the few Rank I Ranged Espers to have an astounding growth in Attack Speed. Her time between attacks is between 2.5 and 1.9 seconds. Her total latency is 11, fourth to Cactoid (16), third to Quetzalcoatl (14) and second to Sylph (12).
Her basic attack, Blizzard, is magickal, so she uses her Magick stat. If she is silenced she will be unable to attack. Her hit style is direct shot, which means it hits and stops at any target within the attack's range.
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.