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Honoring the law more than any other, a scion of holy order and condemner of criminals. Created in opposition to Knight-Star Pashtarot, scion of light. He turns his deep, abiding hatred for those who break the law into living darkness, therein to plunge the guilty in fell judgment. Over time, he came to care less for upholding the law and more for condemnation, and so tainted by hate, he sought to condemn the gods themselves to death. Thus, did he earn the title "The Condemner," and thus did he fall from grace.

Zeromus the Condemner is an optional level two Esper in Final Fantasy XII. He is located in the Stilshrine of Miriam, in a hidden chamber accessed by using the Stone of the Condemner at a way stone.

Zeromus's license costs 50 LP, and he requires two Mist Charges to summon.

## ProfileEdit

The Esper of Gravity, Zeromus represents the zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab, which is the reason Zeromus has a giant claw. From his power of gravity, his color sign is indigo. He is also referred to as the Karka Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

Zeromus is the second largest Esper after a winged Zodiark, as his length is measured by his long tail. Zeromus is based on the main antagonist of Final Fantasy IV, and unlike most Espers in Final Fantasy XII, doesn't return in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings.

## ObtainedEdit

Zeromus is located in a hidden chamber in the Stilshrine of Miriam that can be accessed by using the Stone of the Condemner to a way stone, which is received by speaking to an acolyte at the bottom of the temple in Mt Bur-Omisace, after Judge Bergan has been defeated. After he is fought as a boss, the Zeromus license can be purchased for 50 LP.

### Unlocked abilities in Zodiac versionsEdit

Esper licenses sometimes unlock licenses that could not otherwise be reached. Zeromus's license will appear on all boards, but once chosen by a character, will disappear from all other boards. In The Zodiac Age version, the player can choose two license boards for each playable character, and activated licenses are activated on both boards if present.

## BattleEdit

Zeromus requires two Mist Charges to summon.

### AbilitiesEdit

Gravity Well

A fractional damage attack. Damage is calculated by:

$(Zeromus's Max HP - Zeromus's current HP) x 2$

Gravity Well has no damage cap. It is possible to deal up to 25,970 damage when he has a single HP, at level 99 and has Bubble status. The ability has a slightly long delay in Action Time.

Its power is improved in the Zodiac releases.

Big Bang

A fractional damage attack, and Zeromus's ultimate attack. In a cosmic vortex, Zeromus flies erratically, stops, opening his shell, and charges a gravity spell on his stinger. Opening his claw, he siphons the energy into his palm, and launches it beyond the chunk of rock the enemy is suspended upon. It detonates at the horizon, sweeping outward and damaging all foes in range with crushing gravity. Damage is calculated by:

$(Zeromus's Max HP - Zeromus's current HP) x 5$

It has no damage limit, and its damage range can be increased by Bubble. His HP caps at 6,493 (at level 99), so the theoretical maximum damage output (after Bubble) from Zeromus is 64,923 if at one HP, potentially making it the strongest attack in Final Fantasy XII. By using the Infuse Technick on Zeromus (reducing the summoner's MP to zero), walking to restore one MP, and using Infuse on Zeromus again, Zeromus's HP can be quickly and easily reduced to exactly 10, allowing the summoner to bring to bear nearly the full extent of Zeromus's power as long as he is not damaged before he can use it.

Its power is improved in the Zodiac releases.

### Gambit informationEdit

Zodiac
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Big Bang
2 Foe: nearest visible Gravity Well
Original
Priority Condition Action
1 Remaining time < 10 seconds Big Bang
2 Foe: nearest visible Gravity Well

### StatsEdit

Stat FFXII Zodiac
Attack 103 103
Defense 53 54
Magick Defense 35 51

Zeromus takes half damage from all elements.

Zodiac

For The Zodiac Age version, the HP values were doubled but other stats were kept the same.

Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
01 3,810-3,811 254-258 36 47 26 26
10 4,012-4,047 308-348 41 52 28 28
20 4,380-4,479 388-488 47 58 31 30
30 4,852-5,037 470-632 53 64 34 33
40 5,299-5,565 570-812 59 70 36 35
50 6,013-6,412 656-964 65 76 39 37
60 6,643-7,159 736-999 71 82 42 40
70 7,000-7,579 796-999 77 88 45 42
80 7,413-8,065 856-999 82 93 47 44
90 7,975-8,731 896-999 88 99 50 47
99 8,610-9,484 914-999 94 99 53 49
Original
Level Max HP Max MP Strength Magic Vitality Speed
01 2,710-2,711 23-25 53 46 26 26
10 2,845-2,868 50-70 58 51 28 28
20 3,090-3,156 90-140 64 57 30 30
30 3,405-3,528 131-212 70 63 33 33
40 3,703-3,880 181-302 76 69 35 35
50 4,179-4,445 224-378 82 75 37 37
60 4,599-4,943 264-448 88 81 40 40
70 4,837-5,223 294-498 94 87 42 42
80 5,112-5,547 324-548 99 92 44 44
90 5,487-5,991 344-578 99 98 47 47
99 5,910-6,493 353-587 99 99 49 49

### ActionsEdit

Zodiac
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Attack 2 Single 30 Physical None 103
Curaja 10 Circle 10 23 Magick None 120
Scourge 10 Circle 8 23 Magick None 142
Gravity Well 12 Single 16 Magick None
Big Bang 12 Circle 8 35 Magick None
Original
Name Range Target CT*Charge Time Type Element Power
Gravity Well 12 Single 16 Magick None
Big Bang 12 Circle 8 35 Magick None

## BossEdit

Zeromus is an optional boss fought in the Stilshrine of Miriam. Zeromus is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode at Stage 81 along with Dark Lords. The Magicks command is sealed and Zeromus is flanked by Dark Lords. Zeromus casts Piercing Graviga, and uses a number of time spells: Slow and Stop on the party, and Hastega on himself and the Dark Lords. Zeromus has high HP and uses Great Barrier when he drops to 50% health to buff himself.

## EtymologyEdit

Zeromus is a reference to the final boss of Final Fantasy IV. Zeromus is an extended version of Zemus, which is Amharic for "Prayer". Perhaps because of the added 'Zero', it means "No Prayer".

He is also referred to as the Karka Ascendant, the Sanskrit name of its zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.