|“||Conqueror of the skies, Bahamut has known many names; the Dragon King, the Hallowed Father, the First Sire.||„|
|~ Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium|
A recurring summon in the games, Bahamut is a force to be reckoned as one of the most powerful summons, if not the most powerful summon the player can acquire on their journey. He is most frequently found as part of a sidequest and is not relevant to the main plot, but in some cases he takes a much more active role, such as empowering the Warriors of Light in the original game with their job changes. His demeanor, behavior, and alignment change from appearance to appearance, but all recognize him as the King of Dragons and the Ruler of the Skies.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 6-A | 5-C | Likely Low 5-B | 5-A | At least 5-A, possibly 3-C
Name: Bahamut, "The God of Eidolons", "The Great Guardian Force", "The Dragon King"
Origin: Final Fantasy
Classification: Summon, Eidolon, Esper, Fayth
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Flight, Energy Blasts, Elemental Manipulation, Time Manipulation, Petrification, Absorption, Durability Negation (via Maelstrom), Matter Manipulation (Mega Flare is a more powerful version of Flare, which annihilates foes by triggering a fusion reaction upon impact)
Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level (Superior to Medusa, who attempted to bring down the Floating Continent) | Moon level (Comparable to Tidus and co. and helped Lightning's party defeat Orphan) | Likely Small Planet level (Vastly superior to Leviathan, dueled Cecil's party and would later help to defeat Zeromus) | Large Planet level (Fought Cecil's party in the Depths of the True Moon, who also fought Gilgamesh and is comparable to Terra's party as one of the game's most powerful summons) | At least Large Planet level, possibly Galaxy level (Gave both Bartz's and Squall's parties a tough fight)
Speed: Massively Hypersonic+ via this calc | At least Sub-Relativistic (Comparable to Lightning's party), possibly FTL+ (Comparable to Tidus's party) | At least Massively Hypersonic, possibly Relativistic (Comparable to Cecil's party, who can pilot the Lunar Whale) | At least Sub-Relativistic (Can keep up with Bartz's party and the Warriors of Eorzea with ease), possibly FTL+ (Dueled Squall and co.)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman due to sheer size
Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class | Moon Class | Likely Small Planet Class | Large Planet Class | At least Large Planet Class, possibly Galactic Class
Durability: At least Multi-Continent level (Superior to Medusa, who attempted to bring down the Floating Continent) | Moon level (Comparable to Tidus and co. and helped Lightning's party defeat Orphan) | Likely Small Planet level (Vastly superior to Leviathan, dueled Cecil's party and would later help to defeat Zeromus) | Large Planet level (Fought Cecil's party in the Depths of the True Moon, who also fought Gilgamesh and is comparable to Terra's party as one of the game's most powerful summons) | At least Large Planet level, possibly Galaxy level (Gave both Bartz's and Squall's parties a tough fight)
Stamina: Extremely high, one of the most powerful characters in the franchise and can endure extended fights with the protagonists of every game he appears in. He can be summoned soon after being defeated without complications and can fire off repeated bursts of his signature Mega Flare with only a brief charging period in between.
Range: At least Planetary (Shown to be capable of busting moons and planetoids with ease)
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Varies. In many games he is the most ancient, wise, and powerful summon available, advising the player or challenging them on even ground with a wide variety of powerful spells along with close quarters combat. In other depictions he's much closer to a beast, fighting savagely and with reckless abandon.
- Mega Flare and its derivatives have charging times.
- As a Dragon he is vulnerable to any number of dragon-slaying attacks.
- Aqua Breath: Exhales a burst of sea water and wind to blow away foes, dealing water and wind-elemental damage.
- Atomic Ray: Fire a beam of flame that deals moderate fire-elemental damage to all targets.
- Blizzaga: Conjures an icy blizzard to attack foes, dealing heavy ice-elemental damage.
- Firaga: Casts a massive fireball to scorch foes, dealing heavy fire-elemental damage.
- Frost: Freezes the area to deal ice-elemental damage and has a chance of inflicting Sap, rapidly draining the vitality of the target until they perish.
- Impulse: Deals non-elemental damage to all foes with a flurry of energy blasts with a chance to petrify the target.
- Maelstrom: Creates a scourging storm that instantly puts his opponent on their last legs, regardless of how well they were prior to the attack.
- Mega Flare: After a brief charging time, Bahamut unleashes a powerful burst of pure energy to wipe out his targets with a fusion reaction.
- Giga Flare: An even more powerful version of Mega Flare, dealing greatly increased damage.
- Tera Flare: Likewise an upgrade of Giga Flare, dealing even more damage to his unlucky targets.
- Exa Flare: The most powerful version of the attack, unique to Bahamut Fury, Amber Bahamut, and Garnet Bahamut, dealing colossal damage that only the toughest of opponents can survive.
- Poison Breath: Exhales a poisonous mist from its mouth to damage and poison all foes.
- Stop: Stops time around his foe, leaving them helpless.
- Thundaga: Creates a massive thunderstorm to strike all foes with thunderbolts, dealing heavy lightning-elemental damage.
- Waterga: Engulfs the opponent in a flood of water, dealing heavy water-elemental damage.
Key: FF III | FF X and FF XIII | FF IV | The After Years, FF VI, FF XII, and FF XIV | FF V, FF VII, and FF VIII
Note: This page covers the versions of Bahamut that can be fought and summoned in the franchise. Click here for Final Fantasy IX's version.