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Zangetsu
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Sprite(s) ZangetsuPortrait FF4TAYPSP Zangetsu Portrait
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Japanese Name Zangetsu
Kana ザンゲツ
Romaji Zangetsu
Job Ninja
Skill Ninjutsu, Human Kite
Birthplace Eblan
Age Unknown
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Laterality Right-Handed
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Character

Zangetsu is one of the Eblan Four in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, and is known as Zangetsu of Thunder. He is an elderly man with aspirations of becoming a shinobi, despite being a late bloomer, and admires Edge, who looks young enough to be his son, as his master.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit


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StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

Zangetsu is one of the characters Edge talks to before heading to the Cave of Eblan. He is seen guarding the entrance to Eblan if the player, when in control of Edge, goes outside the cave and heads back to the castle.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

When Eblan receives word of Baron stealing Crystals from other nations, the Eblan Four become eager to assist Edge, and are sent on missions to gather information. Zangetsu disguises himself as a dwarf to freely roam King Giott's castle, and after confirming the Dark Crystal is still safe and the Tower of Babil is reactivated, he returns to the surface via a secret tunnel near the castle.

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Zangetsu about to return to Eblan.

After the mission is completed, Zangetsu returns to Eblan by walking across the sea. He reunites with Edge and the other Eblan Four within the Tower of Babil and after being forced to escape from the Mysterious Girl and Ifrit they fall to the Underworld and into the Falcon.

In the Gathering Tale, Zangetsu watches over Porom and the other incapacitated characters below the deck of Falcon. During the ending, he is seen as a dwarf as Luca upgrades the Falcon. Zangetsu and the other Ninja Guard of Eblan renew their vows of loyalty to Edge awaiting for their next mission.

BattleEdit

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Zangetsu is effective for both physical and magical combat, though he is limited to Lightning-elemental Ninjutsu attacks.

StatsEdit

Zangetsu is above average in offensive stats, with decent Strength and Speed. His HP is greater than the mage characters but not on-par with other physical attackers. His largest asset is his very high Intelligence, which surpasses Leonora's and almost equals Golbez's.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
9 260 52 8 11 9 8 4
20 646 114 15 17 15 14 8
30 1172 167 23 22 20 19 12
40 1851 223 32 28 26 24 16
50 2611 288 40 34 34 36 20
60 3409 360 48 40 41 49 22
70 4252 427 56 45 47 59 24
80
90
99 5308 517 64 49 53 66 28

AbilitiesEdit

HumanKite

Zangetsu's abilities are Ninjutsu and Human Kite, which functions identically to Jump. He is best equipped with spears for this reason, as like Jump, Human Kite does increased damage when the user is equipped with a spear. Zangetsu can perform Band abilities with the other Eblan ninjas, as well as Luca due to his time undercover at the Dwarves' Castle.

Spell Level Learned
Shock Known
Flash 11
Shadowbind 20
Blitz 42


Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Mecha-kite
  • Zangetsu (Human Kite)
  • Luca (Analyze)
15 Attack all enemies with a super-powered kite.
Gale Rush
  • Zangetsu (Ninjutsu)
  • Tsukinowa (Ninjutsu)
12 Cast Haste on all party members.
Gale Twin Break
  • Edge (Ninjutsu)
  • Zangetsu (Human Kite)
14 Attack all enemies from above.
Wheel of Elements
  • Zangetsu (Ninjutsu)
  • Tsukinowa (Ninjutsu)
  • Gekkou (Ninjutsu)
  • Izayoi (Ninjutsu)
15 Attack all enemies with fire, ice, lightning and wind.
Ultimate Art: Advent of the Phoenix
  • Edge (Mug)
  • Zangetsu (Human Kite)
  • Tsukinowa (Steal)
  • Gekkou (Shuriken)
  • Izayoi (Illusions)
20 Create a flaming phoenix to damage all enemies equivalent to lost HP of party.

EquipmentEdit

Zangetsu can equip the same equipment as Edge, with the addition of spears instead of claws. Because he cannot dual wield, it is usually best to keep him equipped with a spear.

Weapons
Boomerangs Daggers Katanas Spears
  • Boomerang
  • Metal Boomerang
  • Chakram
  • Wing Edge
  • Moonring Blade
  • Rising Sun
  • Knife
  • Dagger
  • Mythril Knife
  • Dancing Dagger
  • Mage Masher
  • Triton's Dagger
  • Kunai
  • Kodachi
  • Kogarasu
  • Crimson Cherry
  • Ashura
  • Boltslicer
  • Kotetsu
  • Kiku-ichimonji
  • Murasame
  • Masamune
  • Mutsunokami
  • Spear
  • Javelin
  • Trident
  • Partisan
  • Wind Spear
  • Flame Lance
  • Obelisk
  • Blood Lance
  • Gungnir
  • Wyvern Lance
  • Holy Lance
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms
  • Adamant Shield
  • Leather Cap
  • Headband
  • Feathered Cap
  • Green Beret
  • Steel Headplate
  • Black Cowl
  • Beret
  • Chakra Band
  • Goblin Mask
  • Officer's Hat
  • White Tiger Mask
  • Ribbon
  • Genji Helm
  • Red Cap
  • Adamant Helm
  • Glass Mask
  • Clothing
  • Bard's Tunic
  • Leather Clothing
  • Foot Ninja Gear
  • Bronze Breastplate
  • Shinobi Gear
  • Kenpo Gi
  • Silver Breastplate
  • Mist Wrap
  • Black Belt Gi
  • Professor's Robe
  • Exorcist's Gown
  • Power Sash
  • Fire Scarf
  • Genji Armor
  • Red Jacket
  • Brave Suit
  • Black Garb
  • Blue Armor
  • Adamant Armor
  • Cursed Ring
  • Ruby Ring
  • Iron Gloves
  • Iron Armlet
  • Power Armlet
  • Talisman
  • Hyper Wrist
  • Silver Armlet
  • Rune Armlet
  • Mythril Gloves
  • Diamond Armlet
  • Bone Wrist
  • Genji Gloves
  • Giant's Gloves
  • Protect Ring
  • Adamant Gloves
  • Crystal Ring
  • Flan Ring
  • Sprint Ring
  • Economical Ring
  • Reach Ring
  • Provoke Ring
  • Limit Ring
  • Single Star
  • Twin Stars
  • Rapid Ring
  • Rapid Ring v2
  • Gil Band
  • Gil Band v2
  • Level Band
  • Level Band v2
  • Rare Band
  • Rare Band v2
  • Treasure Hunter
  • Treasure Hunter v2

BossEdit

Main article: Zangetsu (Boss)

Zangetsu is fought as a boss, along with the remaining Eblan Four, at the beginning of Edge's Tale, as part of a training session.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

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Zangetsu appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Like the other Eblan Four, Zangetsu's name is related to the moon, and means "morning moon" in Japanese.

TriviaEdit

  • Zangetsu is the only member of the Eblan Four to lack an exclusive Ninjutsu skill.

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