|“||Strongest of the scions created by the gods, they feared his growth, and so kept him a child. So indomitable is his strength that all things are by him twisted and pressed into oblivion. He alone fashions the laws governing all things, and administers punishment in place of the gods. So is he Keeper of Precepts, and his authority is absolute.||„|
|~ Clan Primer Bio|
Zodiark, Keeper of Precepts (戒律王ゾディアーク, Kairitsu Ō Zodiāku?, lit. Zodiark, King of Precepts), also called Zodiac, is an Esper from the world of Ivalice. The Esper of Dark, he represents the Zodiac sign of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Holder. Zodiark is indeed a serpent, in the form that Ophiuchus is most commonly associated with, a snake. From his power of Dark, his color sign is black. Zodiark is also referred to as the Ashlesha Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.
Zodiark was formerly known as Serpentarius. In Final Fantasy XII the rare gem, which can be stolen from Zodiark refers to this.
Zodiark made its first appearance as Zodiac in Final Fantasy Tactics, renamed Zodiark for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 5-A | At least 3-A, possibly Low 2-C
Origin: Final Fantasy XII
Age: Unknown, though at least over 1,000 years old by the events of Final Fantasy XII
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Magic, Flight, Regeneration (Mid-Low), Barrier Creation, Time Manipulation (Can speed up time around himself to increase his speed), Gravity Manipulation, Energy Projection | Reality Warping (Can destroy all of reality and its laws)
Attack Potency: At least Large Planet level (The most powerful Scion, the Occuria kept him as a child out of fear of what he would become if he matured) | At least Universe level, possibly Universe level+ (Zodiark's Final Eclipse appears to be this powerful and is described as annihilating reality and its laws)
Speed: Sub-Relativistic (Comparable to the Occuria)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman+
Striking Strength: At least Large Planet Class | At least Universal, possibly Universal+
Durability: At least Large Planet level | Likely Universe level
Range: Planetary | At least Universal, possibly Universal+
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Skilled and capable combatant, Zodiark was given the task of fashioning the laws that govern all things by the Occuria.
Weaknesses: None notable
Key: Child | Adult