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FFIX PC Battle of Alexandria 12

Colossal wings appear over Alexandria Castle in Final Fantasy IX.

A wing is an appendage with a surface that produces lift for flight and/or propulsion through the atmosphere, or through another gaseous or liquid fluid. It is an airfoil, which has a streamlined cross-sectional shape producing a useful lift to drag ratio. In many Final Fantasy titles, characters appear with real or symbolic wings.

White feathered wings as angels are commonly depicted with are signs of good characters, while black leathery wings are signs of evil and black feathered wings symbolize the corruption of goodness. Wings are also symbolism of the divine, representing a character is a god-like being or is connected to a god.


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Final Fantasy IIEdit

The Emperor bears six white wings when encountered in Arubboth as the Light Emperor, ruler of Heaven.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Kefka god

Kefka as a god.

Kefka Palazzo bears four white-lavender angel wings and two black demonic wings below them after he absorbs the power of the Warring Triad and becoming a god. In the FMVs of the Anthology release, he is instead shown with six golden angel wings.

Demon has two white angelic wings, Fiend has two yellow demonic wings, and Goddess has a golden wing extending from the sun disc behind her head.

The esper Seraph has one set of wings, and its ability is Angel Feathers.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

SaferSeph-concept art

Safer Sephiroth.

Sephiroth bears seven wings in his Safer∙Sephiroth‎ form. His legs are gone, replaced with six angel wings from below the waist, and his right arm is transformed into a black, red and purple wing. The final boss theme against Safer∙Sephiroth is named "One-Winged Angel" for his appearance.

In his appearances in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the Dissidia Final Fantasy, Sephiroth bears a feathered black wing extending from his right shoulder as an allusion back to Safer∙Sephiroth and symbolizing his status as a fallen hero.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

In this game, the growth of wings is shown to be linked to the Jenova Project. Genesis Rhapsodos bears a large black wing similar to Sephiroth's over his left shoulder, while Angeal Hewley bears two white wings from his left shoulder.

The copies the two product bear similar wings, and Genesis and Angeal retain the wings, though in different forms, when they become Genesis Avatar and Angeal Penance. Various characters interpret the symbolism of wings different in tying into the game's thematic elements. Cissnei considers wings a sign of freedom, while Angeal and Genesis consider them the traits of a monster.

Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Rinoa Angel Back

Rinoa's vest.

Several Sorceresses are associated with wings. Rinoa Heartilly has two angel wings on the back of her clothing, and grows literal wings during her Angel Wing Limit Break. Griever, the ultimate Guardian Force that Ultimecia draws from Squall Leonhart's image of the beast, has two feathered white wings with black linings.

By contrast Ultimecia has two feathered black wings, and Adel has two black spiked wing-like protrusions. When Ultimecia Junctions herself to Griever, Griever's wings appear as red and purple spiked growths. In the game's introductory sequence, Squall attacks his rival Seifer Almasy, causing a flurry of black feathers to appear. Seifer would go on to serve Ultimecia as her Sorceress Knight. Also, Adel's tomb sports angelic wings design.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Eiko CG

Eiko's wings.

Eiko Carol bears two small wing ornaments on her back that enlarge into full wings when she enters Trance. The ultimate Eidolon Alexander has white feathered wings, the first and to date only time he bears them. The Black Waltz, elite Black Mages, have black and blue feathered wings.

Final Fantasy XEdit


Yuna's wedding dress.

Yuna wears a wedding dress that has white wings incorporated into its design when preparing to wed Seymour Guado.

After its first form is defeated, Braska's Final Aeon grows large spikes from his back in a manner resembling wings.

Final Fantasy XIEdit

Selteus battle (FFXI)


Selh'teus gains multicolored wings upon merging with the soul of Phoenix near the conclusion of the Chains of Promathia storyline. Additionally, one of the game's expansion is titled Wings of the Goddess.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

Orphan One

Orphan has several large golden wings in his first form, on the right side of his shell that is crafted in the image of Lindzei.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LRFFXIII Dragon's Blood

When Lightning changes her Schema mid-battle, she does so in a burst of white feathers. Dragoon-type garbs also has varying in design wings on both shoulders.

Bhunivelze has six wings on his back.

Lumina has a metal feather adornment as part of her necklace.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

FFT0 Zhuyu Vermilion Bird Wings

Zhuyu with vermilion bird wings.

The Primus l'Cie of the Vermilion Bird Crystal can use their power to generate wings of fires on their back. There also is a soundtrack titled "Wings of Fire" (炎の翼, Honō no Tsubasa?), plays during RTS missions and narration scenes. After completing The Kingdom's Final Hours mission in Chapter 7, it then becomes the background theme for the Akademeia.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit


The Lucavi Ultima is a two winged angel when Ramza and his companions face her in the Airship Graveyard.

Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Kefka, Sephiroth and Ultimecia bear wings as described above, though in her EX Mode Ultimecia retains Griever's white wings, as it is her Junctioning Griever and not the other way around. In his "Emperor of Arubboth" outfit, the Emperor of Final Fantasy II bears the wings depicted in the Light Emperor's sprite.

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Other appearancesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit


Sephiroth has appeared in the series with one black wing on his right side. As a sign of the dark powers he is using in the series, as well as his connection to Sephiroth, Cloud Strife bears a demonic black wing from his left shoulder. Squall, known in the series as "Leon", has two red wings on the back of his jacket as an allusion to Rinoa.

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