|“||You're an interesting one indeed. Such powers, unleashed by anger lone! But they will not avail you. The frozen winds of Hell's ninth circle would not penetrate this cloak of flame I wear. Come, I will heal your wounds. Face me at full strength!||„|
|~ Rubicante's challenge to Edge and the party|
Rubicante is the Archfiend of Fire and the leader of Golbez's Four Archfiends. Dubbed the "Autarch of Flame" he command nearly unparalleled control over the power of fire. However, despite his antagonistic status and his indirect role in the transmogrification and subsequent death of Edge's parents, Rubicante possesses a certain chivalrous spirit, demanding nothing less than his foe's full power and healing them before battle.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least High 6-A likely Low 5-B | At least High 6-A likely Low 5-B | 5-A
Name: Rubicante, "Autarch of Flame"
Origin: Final Fantasy IV
Classification: Archfiend of Fire, Leader of the Four Archfiends
Attack Potency: At least Multi-Continent level, likely Small Planet level (Fought the entire end-game party at once, with Edge considering him to be out of his league alone) | At least Multi-Continent level, likely Small Planet level (Fought the entire party once more in the Giant of Babil along with the other Archfiends) | Large Planet level (Battled the party in the penultimate dungeon shortly before they went on to fight Gilgamesh)
Speed: At least Massively Hypersonic (Fought Cecil Harvey, who reacted to the shockwaves caused by the Giant of Babil swings), possibly Relativistic (Cecil's party is able to pilot the Lunar Whale, which can reach the Moon from the Blue Planet in seconds) | At least Sub-Relativistic, possibly Relativistic (Fights the party shortly before they face Gilgamesh and they still pilot the Lunar Whale at this point)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: At least Multi-Continent Class, likely Small Planet Class | At least Multi-Continent Class, likely Small Planet Class (Fought the entire party once more in the Giant of Babil along with the other Archfiends) | Large Planet Class (Can consistently damage the party members with his physical attacks)
Durability: At least Multi-Continent level, likely Small Planet level (Fought the entire end-game party at once and survived their attacks on his lonesome) | At least Multi-Continent level, likely Small Planet level (Fought the entire party once more in the Giant of Babil along with the other Archfiends) | Large Planet level (Battled the party in the penultimate dungeon shortly before they went on to fight Gilgamesh)
Stamina: High (Fought the party continuously for an extended period of time and is superior to any one of them individually)
Range: At least several hundred meters (Filled an entire room of the Tower of Babil with fire prior to his battle with the heroes)
Standard Equipment: His Fire Cloak, which nullifies all magic and heals him
Intelligence: The leader of the Four Archfiends and the Archfiend of Fire, Rubicante possesses nearly unparalleled mastery of fire, leading the invasion of the Kingdom of Eblan and burning it to the ground before the heroes are able to intervene. While he's chivalrous to a fault, healing the party before fighting them, he nevertheless proves an incredible challenge to them, with Edge noting that he is superior to any of them individually. Effortlessly setting entire battlefields ablaze with his signature Inferno attack, he repels his foes with massive blasts of fire while defending against magical attacks with his cloak. He is also pragmatic enough to take advantage of his cloak's properties, casting spells on it to heal himself while simultaneously damaging his foes.
Weaknesses: Should his cloak somehow be removed, Rubicante is vulnerable to Ice-based attacks, Rubicante is somewhat chivalrous, and will thus heal his foe of all of their injuries before battle.
- Blizzara: Rubicante unleashes a shower of jagged ice projectiles to deal moderate ice-elemental damage to all foes. He can also place himself in the line of fire to absorb the energy behind it with his cloak, healing him as well.
- Firaga: Rubicante conjures numerous fireballs to rain down on his foes with sizable explosions, dealing heavy fire-elemental damage.
- Inferno: Rubicante's signature attack, in which he lays waste to the entire battlefield with massive waves of fire, dealing massive fire-elemental damage.
Key: Tower of Babil | Giant of Babil | The After Years