|“||Why be led, when you can be leader? Why bow to lady luck when you can beat her? Why sit back and relax if you can pull your fill? Before you are taken, why not go in for the kill? O-hohohohohoho!||„|
|~ Shantotto's words of wisdom|
Shantotto (シャントット, Shantotto?) is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XI. She is a Tarutaru Black Mage from the Federation of Windurst and a hero who fought in the Crystal War, Shantotto is a famous Tarutaru professor of magic from Windurst. She is well-known for her high-pitched, haughty laughter and overall arrogant nature. Shantotto is respected for her great power, but she refuses to admit it when she finds someone who could be better than she. She is famous for her iconic laugh and her habit of speaking in rhyme, although she does not speak in rhyme in the Japanese version. She is a central character in the expansion pack, Final Fantasy XI: A Shantotto Ascension - The Legend Torn, Her Empire Born.
In the original release, Shantotto was primarily a character involved in Black Mage related quests, and was not meant to have become such an iconic Windurstian character. Her few appearances proved memorable to fans on both sides of the Pacific and in response the developers expanded on her character in a number of expansion stories. Due to her general popularity with the player-base she has become one of the game's most iconic characters, and typically serves as its main representative in crossover products or events.
Powers and Stats
Origin: Final Fantasy XI
Age: Likely late 40's to early 50's
Classification: Tarutaru Black Mage
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Elemental Manipulation, Poison Manipulation (via Bio), Telekinesis, Teleportation, Curse Manipulation, Reality Warping, Petrification, Status Effect Inducement, Can use her Two-hour Ability to cast spells without using mana for 30 seconds
Attack Potency: Unknown
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Class H
Range: A few dozen meters with standard magic, planetary with prep, can travel between universes with prep, possibly several thousand kilometers with teleportation
Standard Equipment: Her elemental Staves
Intelligence: Experienced warrior and generally considered to be one of the smartest people on Vana'diel
Weaknesses: Nothing notable