There is no shortage of ways to seal your fate in the Final Fantasy series and since the franchise's debut in 1987 many heroes and heroines have fallen prey to powerful spells and fearless monsters whose only goal is for you 'the player' to permanently meet your maker. Now let's take a look at several ways players have ended up seeing the game over screen.
Several ways to die in the Final Fantasy series
1000 Needles, otherwise called Blowfish, is a Blue Magic spell and monster ability. In spite of the
fact that it is in no way, shape or form exclusive to them, the attack has become somewhat a trademark ability for the Cactuar. Consistent with its name, the spell includes showering a constant flow of needles at the target, and deals precisely 1,000 HP harm paying little mind to Defense, Armor, Protect or (at times) Evasion.
This makes the attack helpful when pitted against enemies that have low HP and high defensive abilities. There is also a stronger variant exclusive to enemies known as 10000 Needles, which can break the damage limit and impose precisely 10,000 damage. A weaker interpretation known as 100 Needles can also be utilized by monsters in Final Fantasy VII and low level Cactuar type of foes in Final Fantasy XIV.
In Final Fantasy VIII The Cactuar uses 1000 Needles when it assaulted by the player. Humorously, the onslaught itself demonstrates hundreds of '1's to indicate each needle hitting the player, but this is only done for comedic purposes as the literal damage is displayed after the attack has finished.
The Doom spell also called Death Sentence, Condemned, or Count, is a dangerous status ailment that has featured in many titles in the series. It places a counter over the target, and when it reaches zero, the target is dead. In some games the pace at which the counter drops to zero is dependent on the target's speed.
Normally the only way for a party member to be ridden of Doom is to either perish or gain victory before the counter lands on zero. Targets exempt to Instant Death are usually unaffected to this status ailment. precisely how long the Doom timer ends depends, but in several games it lasts for exactly 60 seconds. In games whose battle system are formed around rounds instead of real time, Doom normally has the target perish after three rounds.
In Final Fantasy IX Doom's countdown begins at 10, and puts the target to death when it lands on zero. Stop will halt the countdown from further continuing. If Zidane is convicted and the player uses Flee the second he is going to perish from it, he'll still use the skill even though he is knocked out, sending the other party members to safety.
Megaflare, also called Mega Flare, Sun Flare and MegaNuke, is a continual attack in the Final Fantasy franchise. It's usually a very detrimental move used by the Bahamut summon. It's also an enhanced interpretation of the spell Flare, and inflicts dense non-elemental magic damage to all it's foes. Megaflare sometimes has an even more almighty variant known as Gigaflare, and on occasion Bahamut is capable of using the other versions of Megaflare with assorted prefixes.
A revenant characteristic when going against Bahamut as a foe is that there is frequently a five-turn countdown preceding Megaflare. In Final Fantasy VII The summon Bahamut uses Mega Flare. Its alternative variants, Neo Bahamut and Bahamut ZERO, use enhanced interpretations called Giga Flare and Tera Flare.
In Final Fantasy X The Aeon Bahamut's Overdrive is Mega Flare. Mega Flare is likewise utilized by the bosses Spathi, Belgemine's Bahamut and Dark Bahamut. Mega Flare can break the damage limit without changing it with a sigil. Dark Bahamut's Mega Flare trades between 40,070 to 45,246 damage that can only be decreased by an aeon's Shield. It also takes away all healthful status effects besides Auto-Life.
The Chef's Knife, also called Tonberry's Knife, Kitchen Knife, Knife, or Cleaver, is a instrument of the Tonberry and a continual ability in the Final Fantasy franchise. In most cases, Chef's Knife is a deathly non-elemental attack. Debuting in Final Fantasy V, The Knife, originally called the Cleaver, is Tonberry's attack. It is only able to use the ability once it is positioned close enough to the target. Knife attacks several times, while ignoring Defense and inflicting Sap.
The Knife enemy skill is an trademark attack of the Tonberries and Master Tonberries in Final Fantasy VII. An average Tonberry cannot assault it's target until it has moved close enough. Once in the player's personal space, the attack inflicts Instant Death to the target.
Just over 2 minutes long, 10 ways to die in Final Fantasy features almost everything from a deadly Cactuar to life threatening Meteors.