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Any Final Fantasy fan will tell you that Bahamut is the king of the summons. He is frequently the strongest creature you can call into battle, and he has been a fixture of Square Enix's flagship series for years. We decided to chronicle Bahamut's illustrious career as a summon, collecting videos of the monstrous dragon Mega Flaring his foes into oblivion throughout the numbered Final Fantasies.
Final Fantasy III (DS)(Watch the video here, and skip ahead to 1:45. I promise this is the only one that isn't embedded.)Bahamut appeared in the very first Final Fantasy, but FF III marked the first time players could summon him. Well, Japanese players, anyway; this game didn't release in North America until the DS remake in 2006. Admittedly, this isn't Bahamut's finest hour – he basically just shows up and roars, then some beam comes from the sky (presumably from his mouth, I guess?).Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
Final Fantasy V (SNES)
Final Fantasy VIII (PSone)
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Hey now XIII was pretty sweet. Even though it was a small ball it packed a heck of a punch when used correctly.
Oh so many memories with the final fantasy series. It was good to go back through and see all the different versions of Bahamut
I have to say that FFX probably had the best Bahamut. Even without the Megaflare, its Impulse attack could kill an enemy with a single hit.
What makes it strange though is that Bahamut isn't the most powerful summon in that game...
My personal favorite was FFX's Bahamut, but fighting against FFXI's Bahamut with an alliance of 18 players was intense (got Bahamut's Mask ftw).
FFXIII's summons in general were a total let down.
I'm just impressed at how good bahamut ZERO's accuracy is when he is shooting super lasers of death from outer space.
This was a really neat article, it was cool seeing bahamut and his evolution through the games. Lets hope that the next FF has the most badass bahamut yet! and speaking of next FF, when is XIII verses supposed to come out and does anyone know if it will be on the 360?
Bahamut: awesome summons and even more awesome to say, Bahamut!!
Bahamut is definitely awesome. It's a shame he was just an airship in FFXII.
IX's summon is still a win.
i AM SO BASD AT FINAL FANTASY
I'm throwing in my vote for FF X as my favorite. I love that wheel on his back, and his arms-crossed stance looks totally rad.
I don't know about the color scheme, though. I guess I prefer the Heretic version of him from FF X-2, where he's a lot darker and less rainbow-flavored.
That poor cobra
I'm playing Final Fantasy X, and I got Bahamut recently. He's pretty awesome.
Even though I felt that XIII was a complete waste of my time story-wise (shame on you Square-Enix!), I have always been a fan of the Final Fantasy Series. I love the stories, the graphics, and even the gameplay (though it is pretty outdated now) of most of the games in the series-- and that's not even mentioning the amazing music of the one and only Nobuo Uematsu!
And I have to love the badassness of Bahamut. I mean, c'mon what other dragon will come down and grape 'em in the face at your whim and beckoning? Pure awesomeness.
Can't believe you have all of these summons.