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Syldra concept art by Yoshitaka Amano.

Syldra (シルドラ, Shirudora?), also known as Hydra, is a character and summon from Final Fantasy V. She is Faris Scherwiz's childhood friend. Her signature attack is a wind-elemental Thunderstorm which she shares with some lightning-elemental summoned monsters.

AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VEdit

StoryEdit

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Syldra's Death

Syldra saves Faris and her friends from the sinking Walse Tower.

Years before the start of the game, when a young Faris fell overboard, Syldra saved her. Faris became friends with the beast and when she became captain of the pirates who rescued her, she used Syldra to help them out. Thanks to Syldra, she could sail when the wind died. The ship is attacked by Karlabos, and Syldra is separated from the party.

Later, Syldra saves the party from the sinking Walse Tower but in doing so, Syldra dies, and Faris breaks down.

Syldra's Soul Pirates' Hideout

Faris meets Syldra's spirit in the Pirates' Hideout.

Upon visiting the Pirates' Hideout in the Merged World Faris sees Syldra's spirit in the cove. Bartz and Lenna do not see anything, but Krile, who can not only see but understand Syldra, tells Faris that even in death, Syldra wants to help. These words comfort Faris, and the party is given Syldra to summon.

GameplayEdit

Syldra is a level 4 summon and deals an attack called Thunderstorm for 32 MP, which does Wind-elemental damage to all enemies. When boosted with the Air Knife or Magus Rod, Syldra can deal almost as much damage as Bahamut, for half the MP cost.

In the Anthology release, Hydra is referred to as male, but in all other versions she is female.

In the iOS version, the player earns the "Say Hello, Syldra!" achievement after obtaining the pirate ship.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

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Syldra summon in Dissidia 012.

Syldra is a summon whose Thunderstorm will instantly negate any other summon ability that takes effect over a period of time or takes time to charge up, such as Shiva, Leviathan, or Tonberry. Summons that take effect instantly are unaffected. She can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 120 KP.

There is a trade accessory called "Syldra Spine".

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Syldra appears in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade, using Thunderstorm, its signature attack from Final Fantasy V.


Final Fantasy ArtniksEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Syldra appears in the Trading Card Game representing the element of Wind.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street PortableEdit

Syldra is a card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable.

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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]The Hydra was one of the spawn of Echidna, a many-headed serpentine monstrosity in Ancient Greek mythology. It could breathe poison, and indeed its very blood was deadly. The Hydra was killed as one of Heracles' Twelve Labors.

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