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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 and creatures 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 one as a god-like being or as connected to a god.

AppearancesEdit

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Final Fantasy IIEdit

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

Final Fantasy VIEdit

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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

VII

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

FFVIICC The growth of wings is 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 produce 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 differently, 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

VIII

Rinoa Angel Back

Rinoa's vest.

Several sorceresses are associated with wings. Rinoa Heartilly has two angel wings on the back of her clothing, her ultimate weapon, the Shooting Star, is made of angel wings, and she 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. The Griever engraving on Squall's Revolver has angel wings.

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 wing designs.

When Squall and Rinoa return to the flower field at the end, the flower petals swirling in the air transform into white feathers.


Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

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.

The Tantalus logo seems to symbolize Zidane—it is blue and bears a heart, a dagger, and a pair of angel wings.

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Both Zidane and Kuja were made to be Garland's "angels of death" to cause chaos on Gaia.

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Final Fantasy XEdit

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YunaValefor

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

XI

Selteus battle (FFXI)

Selh'teus.

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

XIII

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

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

Bhunivelze has six wings on his back. Etro is depicted as a winged Valkyrie in the murals of the Temple Ruins.

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

Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Final Fantasy XV Logo

The kings of Lucis are associated with wing motifs as per their royal arms, which each have them, and often have wing only on one side. The emblem for the kingdom of Lucis is a skull with a wing. The emblem for the Kingsglaive is a winged Bahamut, but his true form rather has wings made of swords. On the cover of Cosmogony Bahamut has two black wings.

Instances of humans depicted with one angel wing may refer to their status as mortals who wield divine powers as a gift from the gods, as beings sent by the gods themselves are depicted with two wings in Cosmogony. The Oracle in the prophecy painting is an angelic figure who has one wing. She also appears on the game's logo. Ardyn Izunia at times wears a black wing accessory, likening him to an image of a fallen angel.

Curiously, the game's symbol for the Dark element is that of a wing.

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. The Vermilion Bird Crystal is associated with wings because of its association with the Vermilion Bird, or Phoenix.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

FFT-Altima

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

Dissidia Dissidia012 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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World of Final FantasyEdit

World

WoFF Sephiroth's Wing

Sephiroth's wing.


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Other appearancesEdit

Kingdom HeartsEdit

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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.