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Tiamat
The Fiend of Wind, who dominates the heavens from her lofty perch.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Tiamat (ティアマット, Tiamatto?) is a recurring enemy and summoned monster in the Final Fantasy series. Always a dragon, Tiamat is usually one of the later bosses in a game, or at least one of the harder enemies the party encounters. Despite its several reappearances, Tiamat's most prominent appearance is in her debut as one of the Four Fiends.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Final Fantasy)

Tiamat made her first appearance in the original Final Fantasy, where she is one of the Four Fiends, and is actually the strongest, since she is fought last in the Flying Fortress. Defeating her opens the way to the depths of the Whisperwind Cove.

Final Fantasy IIEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Final Fantasy II)

Tiamat appears as a powerful monster-in-a-box boss in Pandaemonium in a treasure chest containing a Genji Helm.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Main article: Tiamat (The After Years)

The Tiamat from the original Final Fantasy appears with the other members of the Four Fiends. It is the strongest of the Four Fiends yet again, and drops the powerful Dragon Claws upon defeat.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Final Fantasy VIII)

Tiamat is found in Ultimecia Castle, as one of the bosses locking out commands. It is possible to draw the Guardian Force Eden out of it, without having to fight Ultima Weapon.

Tiamat appears as a recolored Bahamut, and does not have multiple heads like in previous incarnations. It is said to be a former Guardian Force in its Scan information.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Final Fantasy IX)

Tiamat first appears as the Wind Guardian against Steiner and Vivi. The whole party only fights it as Tiamat later in Memoria. A crystal clone of Tiamat can also be found as a Random Encounter at the Crystal World.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Wyrm 3 (FFXI)

Tiamat is a Hyper Notorious Monster found in the depths of the Attohwa Chasm. One of the three "Grand Wyrms" introduced in the Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia expansion along with Jormungand and Vrtra, Tiamat once boasted one of the highest levels and greatest HP pools in the game, estimated at Level 95. Though the three wyrms are known for the lack of good items they give upon death, Tiamat remains the only Grand Wyrm actively sought out by the endgame community today on account of its Herald's Gators, which increases movement speed for particular mage jobs.

Tiamat's spawning conditions are brutal, as she has a brief window in which to spawn once every 30 minutes, beginning 72 hours after her last demise, lasting for exactly 48 hours, requiring Linkshell groups to spend ridiculous spans of time waiting for her to make an appearance. In the Chains of Promathia storyline, Tiamat is perpetually hunted by the Shikaree Sisters, three Mithran hunters who fare from Olzhirya, the Mithran homeland.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Final Fantasy XII)

Tiamat is a boss fought in the Henne Mines, summoned by a mist-fueled Mjrn. It is a Wyrm-type monster.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

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Main article: Tiamat (Revenant Wings)
Bound by the ring on its neck, this mighty wyrm breathes lightning arcs.
—Description

Tiamat returns as an Esper in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. She is the Rank III Ranged Lightning summon, and costs 20 Affinity points to summon. Her normal attack, Plasma Storm, deals Lightning damage to multiple foes, while her special attack, Mighty Guard, increases the Defense and Magick Resistance of all allies in range. Her appearance is drawn from the boss of the original Final Fantasy XII.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Tiamat Eliminator

Tiamat Eliminator.

Main article: Tiamat Eliminator

The Tiamat Eliminator is a boss fought in Orphan's Cradle, serving as a final trial.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

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Main article: Hydra (Tactics)

Rather than a boss, Tiamat is a member of the Hydra race of monsters in Final Fantasy Tactics. They are, however, the strongest monsters in that monster family, and arguably the toughest monsters in the game.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

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Tiamat is a Thundrake that appears during Mission #79 Wind Sigil as the Falgabird of Wind. It was fought with the Redwings (Mog Knights) accompanying it.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Tiamat-FFTA2

Tiamat is a type of Drake that appears at Brightmoon Tor.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL Dragon

The Tiamat is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

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Tiamat being summoned.

Tiamat appears in Dissidia as a summon. When summoned, it uses Wind Arcana, evoking a timer upon the user, and when it reaches zero, Tiamat triples the summoner's Bravery points. Its artwork is the Tiamat artwork from the original Final Fantasy. Tiamat can be obtained in the second stage of the Shade Impulse IV storyline.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Tiamat returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. She can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP.

Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

The envy of Marilith, the six necks of this Fiend of Wind never get entangled.
—In-game description.
Tiamat ATB

Tiamat appears in Final Fantasy All the Bravest as an enemy encountered inside the Interdimensional Rift. She uses Levinbolt and drops the Wyvern Lance.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Tiamat TCG

Tiamat appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with her Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls artwork. The card is of the wind element.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Babylonian myths, Tiamat is a sea goddess and the embodiment of primordial chaos. She creates all the Babylonian gods, then attacks them and is split in two by the god Marduk, who uses her remains to create heaven and earth. In modern times the game Dungeons and Dragons has Tiamat as a chromatic dragon, the Queen of the Evil Dragons and as such the opposing deity to Bahamut, who is a platinum dragon and the King of Benevolent Dragons.

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