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Ruler of the skies, protector of the stars, the Ultima Weapon will appear and destroy any threat it perceives. It has shot down countless airships, man's means to reach the heavens. The stars align against us...

The Ultimate Weapon of Final Fantasy VII is one of the five Weapons created by the planet of Gaia as a defense mechanism and released from their slumber in the North Crater.

Ultimate Weapon is optional other than the Mideel battle, but is worth fighting for the prizes it holds.

Defeating Ultimate Weapon in the PC version re-release of Final Fantasy VII unlocks the Ultimate Weapon achievement.

FormationsEdit

# Formation
280 Ultimate Weapon (story)
281 Out of reach: Ultimate Weapon (aerial)
282 Out of reach: Ultimate Weapon (aerial)
283 Ultimate Weapon (ground)
284 Out of reach: Ultimate Weapon (aerial)
285 Ultimate Weapon (ground)
286 Ultimate Weapon (ground)
287 Out of reach: Ultimate Weapon (last)
294 Ultimate Weapon (ground)
988 Out of reach: Ultimate Weapon (aerial)

LocationsEdit

Mideel
Town 280 (event)
Junon Area
Above Junon crater 281 (event)
Above Fort Condor 283 (event)
Nibel Area
Above Mt. Nibel 282 (event)
Mideel Area
Above Mideel 282 (event)
Gold Saucer Area
Above North Corel 284 (event)
Gongaga Area
Above Gongaga 285 (event)
Icicle Area
Above North Crater 286 (event)
Midgar Area
Above Midgar 294 (event)
Cosmo Area
Above the canyon 287 (event)

Storyline Battle in MideelEdit

Ultimate is the second Weapon encountered after the storyline sequence featuring the Sapphire Weapon. He attacks the village of Mideel while Cloud is recovering in the village clinic and Cid's party is forced to fight it. After only a couple of rounds, Ultimate Weapon will flee and fly away. If the party is fast, they can steal a Curse Ring from it before it flees.

Optional BossEdit

FFVII Ultimate Weapon WM

The Ultimate Weapon on the World Map.

Finding Ultimate WeaponEdit

After Diamond Weapon's defeat, and with the party in control of the Highwind, Ultimate Weapon can be found above the water-filled crater near Junon. After the initial battle, it will fly away and the party is forced to chase it across the globe with the airship. Depending on where the player fights it, the battle will either be a ground battle or an aerial battle. If Ultimate Weapon is nowhere in sight after a battle against it, it will have respawned back at the Junon Crater.

Ramming into it with the Highwind will eventually cause it to fly straight toward a particular location and stop - it usually takes around four hits to get it to settle a location. Ultimate Weapon can only be defeated in Cosmo Canyon - he will flee from every other battle. It is possible to steal a new item from him every time he is encountered: Reflect Ring in the ground battles, and Circlet in the aerial battles. However, in the aerial battles, a party member with Steal must also be wearing a Long Range Materia in order to get the Circlet.

The following locations result in a ground battle:

The following locations result in an aerial battle:

When Ultimate Weapon escapes, its HP does not recover, and when it reaches 20,000 or less it will head to Cosmo Canyon. This is where it can be defeated; if the player has reduced its HP to 0 in the previous battle it will automatically be restored to 20,000 for the last fight, but as long as Ultimate Weapon was defeated with more than 0 HP it will have the same amount of HP as what it had at the end of the last battle. Even the initial battle in Mideel counts towards its total and, due to this, it is possible to make Ultimate Weapon head straight for Cosmo Canyon after the first battle, if the party hits it with Knights of the Round. Doing so is not necessarily desirable, since it will deprive the player of the opportunity to steal Reflect Rings.

After defeating Diamond Weapon, to continue the story the player must go to North Crater. If Ultimate Weapon appears over North Crater the player cannot avoid triggering the cutscene if trying to encounter it. To continue the story after watching the cutscene triggered over North Crater, the player must go over Midgar. If Ultimate Weapon appears over Midgar at this time, the player cannot avoid triggering the cutscene if trying to encounter it, and they will not be able to fight it again until Part 3, after the Raid on Midgar events have finished. If one wants to defeat Ultimate Weapon before entering Midgar it is advised they load their save file if Ultimate Weapon settles on these areas at those times.

BattleEdit

Ultima Beam is Ultimate Weapon's strongest attack apart from the Shadow Flare it uses as a final attack. The Ultima Beam is the only offensive attack in the game that is of the Hidden element; by placing a mastered Elemental Materia in a character's armor, and linking it with certain non-elemental Materia, one can absorb the damage.

Ultimate's other attacks include Bolt Ball, which, despite its name, is a Fire-elemental attack. During aerial battles Ultimate Weapon can only be attacked via long range weapons, so the player can equip the Long Range Materia to anyone who is not wielding a ranged weapon. If they do not have a long ranged weapon or a Long Range Materia they can use magic, summons and Limit Breaks.

DefeatEdit

Upon death, Ultimate Weapon will cast Shadow Flare on the character that dealt the killing blow, making this boss one of the few sources of the Shadow Flare enemy skill. Shadow Flare is fairly strong and if the character dies when it hits, the enemy skill will still be learned. However, if the spell is reflected it can be learned without taking any damage.

When defeated, Ultimate Weapon crashes to the ground creating a large crater that allows the party access to the Ancient Forest without the aid of a chocobo.

Following defeat, Cloud Strife receives his strongest sword, the Ultima Weapon, and the party is able to encounter Ruby Weapon in the sands surrounding the Gold Saucer.

AI scriptEdit

AI: Setup {

Turn off Death Handling for Ultimate Weapon
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP

} AI: Main {

GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Count = Count + 1
If (Count == 1) Then
{
Choose All Opponents
Use Quake2 on Target
} Else If (Count == 2) Then {
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Claw> on Target
} Else If (Count == 3) Then {
Choose All Opponents
Use Ultima Beam on Target
} Else {
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
}

} AI: Counter - General {

TempVar:DmgCounter = TempVar:DmgCount +
(TempVar:LastHP - Ultimate Weapon's HP)
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If ((Ultimate Weapon's HP < 20000) OR (TempVar:DmgCounter > 20000)) Then
{
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
}

} AI: Counter - Death {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = 20000
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F

} AI: Counter - 13 {

Remove Self

}

AI: Setup {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP
Turn off Death Handling for Ultimate Weapon
TempVar:TurnsLeft = Rnd(3..5)
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP

} AI: Main {

GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
TempVar:TurnsLeft = TempVar:TurnsLeft - 1
If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 0) Then
{
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 1) Then {
Choose All Opponents
Use Quake2 on Target
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 2) Then {
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Claw> on Target
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 3) Then {
Choose All Opponents
Use Ultima Beam on Target
} Else {
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Claw> on Target
}

} AI: Counter - General {

TempVar:DmgCounter = TempVar:DmgCount +
(TempVar:LastHP - Ultimate Weapon's HP)
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If ((Ultimate Weapon's HP < 20000) OR (TempVar:DmgCounter > 20000)) Then
{
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
}

} AI: Counter - Death {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = 20000
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F

} AI: Counter - 13 {

Remove Self

}

AI: Setup {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP
Turn off Death Handling for Ultimate Weapon
TempVar:TurnsLeft = Rnd(3..5)
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP

} AI: Main {

GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
TempVar:TurnsLeft = TempVar:TurnsLeft - 1
If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 0) Then
{
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 1) Then {
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Thunderball> on Target
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 2) Then {
Choose All Opponents
Use Ultima Beam on Target
} Else If (TempVar:TurnsLeft == 3) Then {
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Thunderball> on Target
} Else {
Choose All Opponents
Use Ultima Beam on Target
}

} AI: Counter - General {

TempVar:DmgCounter = TempVar:DmgCount +
(TempVar:LastHP - Ultimate Weapon's HP)
TempVar:LastHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If ((Ultimate Weapon's HP < 20000) OR (TempVar:DmgCounter > 20000)) Then
{
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F
}

} AI: Counter - Death {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = 20000
GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
Choose Self
Use <(Report)> on Target
RunCmd 0x22/0x0F

} AI: Counter - 13 {

Remove Self

}

AI: Setup {

Ultimate Weapon's HP = GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP

} AI: Main {

GlobalVar:UltimateWeaponHP = Ultimate Weapon's HP
If (Ultimate Weapon's HP <= 20000) Then
{
GlobalVar:UWFinalBattle = 1
}
If (1/2 Chance) Then
{
Choose Random Opponent
Use <Thunderball> on Target
} Else {
Choose All Opponents
Use Ultima Beam on Target
}

} AI: Counter - Death {

Choose Ultimate Weapon's Last Attacker (General)
Use Shadow Flare on Target
GlobalVar:UWDead = 1

}

Related enemiesEdit

Other appearancesEdit

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Theatrhythm Ultimate Weapon

Ultimate Weapon appears as a superboss in this game under the name "Ultima Weapon".

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK Ultimate Weapon FFVII Enemy

Ultimate Weapon from Final Fantasy VII appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

MerchandiseEdit

Ultimate-Weapon-Final-Fantasy-Creatures

Ultima Weapon figurines; three different colors.

Ultima Weapon is part of Final Fantasy Creatures Vol 1 released in 2001 in Japan. The Final Fantasy Creatures collection figurines require minimal assembly and there are three types of every character: full-color, crystal, and chrome.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Ultimate Weapon's size in the game is inconsistent: when it is first seen in the FMV the Weapons escape the crater, Ultimate Weapon is shown as enormous, much bigger than the party's airship. However, when it is encountered later, Ultimate Weapon is smaller.
  • Ultimate Weapon was the only Weapon that could be fought in the first Japanese version of Final Fantasy VII.

EtymologyEdit

Ultima is Latin, and in many of today's Latin-based languages, for "The Last", in its feminine sense. However in the Spanish versions of many Final Fantasy games the spell name is "Artema", a closer transliteration of the original Japanese katakana.

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