- “This is the rift between gate and gate. It's the Void Beyond, kupo!”
The Void Beyond (ときのはざま, Toki no Hazama?, lit. "Between the Time") is a location from Final Fantasy XIII-2. It is a place between Time Gates, and sometimes lost time travelers end up here. The Coliseum and Serendipity are both parts of the Void Beyond, and the creature Gogmagog travels its depths, seeking a way out.
Many monsters inhabit the Void Beyond, while creatures whose natural habitat is in the Void Beyond are known as Rift Beasts. Death does not exist in the Void Beyond, so whenever someone with a strong heart is 'killed' here, the Void takes the form of a dream world built from their innermost desires, where they can live forever, as prisoners.
- See also: Fragment/Fate's Recollection
- Valhalla Analects
The Void Beyond is a chasm between the seen and unseen worlds. It is a space of shadows that are cast long and dark from Valhalla itself. Many form closed, incomplete worlds that are known as temporal rifts.
There are other kinds of places here, too, such as palaces and battle arenas molded from nothing more substantial than hopes, dreams, and passions.
- —Cartesian Board
- Valhalla Analects
There is no death in the Void Beyond. Souls who long to die instead live within dreams that are spun from the fabric of their deepest desires. Once trapped within these dreams, they have no means of escape.
Next time you look into a mirror, peer closely at the edge. Do you see the ghostly shimmering? That is the world of dreams, known to some as the Mirror World. It is an eternal place of wishes fulfilled and happy memories made real—yet the ghosts who inhabit it know not they are prisoners of eternity.
- —Laplacian Board
Leaving the Yaschas Massif 1X AF, Noel, Serah, and Mog arrive in a place that resembles Valhalla, but is said to be merely its shadow. Serah begins to lose hope of ever finding Lightning, but Noel reassures her they are one step closer with each Time Gate they go through.
Upon their second visit, when traveling to Academia 400 AF, Noel asks Serah about her visions of him and Lightning in her dreams. She replies that she dreamed about them the night he came, and that she had lots of dreams the next day. When Serah asks Noel why he asked such a question, he explains that it was out of curiosity. Serah questions him about Yeul and he says that neither of the Yeuls they met is the one he once knew, and Serah assumes she might be a time traveler like them and Snow.
Noel explains that each Yeul is a reincarnation and that in each generation, a girl who looks exactly the same, and has the exact same power, is born in the tribe of the Farseers and is called "Yeul". Serah wonders that if they keep resolving the paradoxes everything will change, to which Noel replies that it would mean a future without his existence, something trivial to him. He reminds her that "they have a date with Lightning", and continue on with their journey.
When Noel, Serah, and Mog get separated from each other in the Historia Crux after leaving Academia 4XX AF, they emerge in the Void Beyond. Noel is stabbed in the back by Caius, and the two of them disappear from the area. Serah and Mog arrive in the void and Serah encounters several Yeuls from different time periods who give her cryptic information, such as that the area is one of many shades of Valhalla, and also reveal how Serah and her friends were freed from their crystal stasis by the goddess Etro. In the Throne of the Goddess, Caius battles the confused Serah before impaling her, sending her to a world of dreams.
- Walk of Time
- Throne of the Goddess
|Map of the Void Beyond||Throne of the Goddess||None|
|Potent Chips x6||Throne of the Goddess||None|
|800 gil||Throne of the Goddess||Moogle Hunt|
|'Prediction' Gate Seal||Throne of the Goddess||Moogle Throw|
|'The Calm' Gate Seal||Throne of the Goddess||Moogle Throw|
|Librascope||Walk of Time||None|
Walk of TimeEdit
Throne of the GoddessEdit
- Caius Ballad (Boss)
The Void Beyond has its own theme, titled "Shadow of Valhalla".