03-08-2011, 03:33 PM
I love Bahamut, he's my favourite summon of all time. And he has so many different incarnations. What's your favourite?

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VII (Standard) - Bahamut ff7 image by Charizard_Fire_God on Photobucket ()
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More info on Bahamut: Bahamut - The Final Fantasy Wiki has more Final Fantasy information than Cid could research (

03-08-2011, 03:54 PM
Definitely FFXI's version. (

The fact he's actually evil in the game (well, at the very least, brutally unsympathetic), along with the fact that he makes full 18 player alliances bow in defeat before him shows he is to be respected.

Plus he has access to all the variant attacks of his earlier FF counterparts (ala Gigaflare and Teraflare), and can summon lesser dragons to fight alongside him as well. He thoroughly deserves the title of 'wyrmking'. ;)

It's just a pity at this time he isn't actually summonable by players in game, but still.

03-08-2011, 04:02 PM
More info added above ;)

I've always loved FF8's version, I love the badass organic dragon Bahamut, more so than the metallic, sci-fi looking ones of more recent. It was between FF8 and Bahamut Zero (although Zero has a ridiculous amount of wings!)

03-08-2011, 05:03 PM
I like the colorful version from X

03-08-2011, 05:12 PM
To me is a mix between Neo-Bahamut & VIII's version, I like Neo because of those bizarre Lovecraftian wings. And VIII is the classic Bahamut with nice graphics. xD

03-08-2011, 07:11 PM
Personally, I like the version used in Final Fantasy X. His wings always reminded me of a phoenix. I like that he retains his King of Dragons motif, yet seems kind of cocky when he stands with his arms folded; which I always found funny. He's always been one of my favorite summons as well.

03-08-2011, 11:30 PM
I like the one in Crisis Core the best, honestly :)

Chocolate Misu
03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
What's this? You make a thread of Bahamut but you don't even give mention to Bahamut Lagoon? Blasphemy I say! BLASPHEMY! :mad:

Behold Bahamut!

03-09-2011, 12:41 AM
That's not really a final fantasy game, though.

For me, it's a toss-up for me between FFVIII's version and Neo-Bahamut.

Darth Revan
03-09-2011, 12:43 AM
Like Enkidoh, my vote goes to the FFXI incarnation of the Great Wyrm of the Skies:

I'm actually looking forward to fighting him in Chains of Promathia

03-09-2011, 12:48 AM
XIII. Even if he is actually Diablos ;)

Seriously, give him a black and red repaint in your head and see if you don't agree with me.

Chocolate Misu
03-09-2011, 01:00 AM
That's not really a final fantasy game, though.

............................. Is it me............ or does this seem backwards? For the last however many FF games that came out people have complained that they're not really FF games but just have FF tacked on to the title........ Now I mention a game from the same company that plays like an FF and it's not really a FF game? Seems hypocritical.....

03-09-2011, 01:54 AM
For me, it's a toss-up between FF 9 and FF12. Those are the ones where Bahamut feels important to the story.

In FF9, he's Kuja's hatchet man, showing up whenever Kuja feels like some people just plain have to be killed in as final a fashion as possible. The battle for Alexandria and the duel between Bahamut and Alexander is IMO, the best sequence in that game.

But in the end, I went for FF12. Even though Bahamut is not actually alive in that game and is 'just' a machine, I still get chills when I see it in those final cutscenes. It looks like a dragon, rearing up to breathe fire, and its the best 'Death Star' style thing that I've seen since well... the Death Star itself.

And the fact that they recreate the Bahamut/Alexander battle from FF9 is just awesome. When Alexander rams Bahumut and saves Rabanastre, I felt like applauding. And that's practically unheard of, because I'm so jaded, you could fetch a good price for me down at the local Jeweller's shop.

So... 'Other' it is.

03-09-2011, 09:18 AM
XIII. Even if he is actually Diablos ;)

Seriously, give him a black and red repaint in your head and see if you don't agree with me.

I kinda see where you're coming from but look at those damn claws! :D

03-09-2011, 05:47 PM
I must admit, the Bahamut Lagoon incarnation does look pretty cool. And I like the XIII incarnation as well, but my vote still has to go for the X version. Cocky King of Dragons FTW. :D

04-21-2011, 05:52 AM
I always liked the FFIV Bahamut. He served a bigger purpose than just being a random summon. Maybe not quite an important purpose, but a bigger purpose than some of the other games in the series. And he lives on the moon! :)

Black Wolf
04-22-2011, 09:41 PM
I have to go with FFVII Bahamuts. (Do I have to only choose one?) If I had to choose one, it would be Bahamut Zero. He's just real cool, I mean, he comes out of nowhere from outerspace. Just overall a very cool summon.