For the weapon called Apocalypse, see List of Final Fantasy VI Weapons.
After the attack on Thamasa, Emperor Gestahl and Kefka raised the Floating Continent, uncovering the Statues that were the gods of magic. When the party attacked the Floating Continent, Kefka attempted to revive the Statues. Gestahl, knowing that the alignment of the gods affected the shape of the planet, urged Kefka to stop and used a variety of powerful magic to attack him, but his attacks failed and Kefka used the power of the Statues to mortally wound him, before pitching his body off the Floating Continent. Afterwards, Kefka began repositioning the statues, destabilizing their magical field.
Through the intervention of Shadow, the party was able to escape to Setzer Gabbiani's airship Blackjack and flee the Floating Continent. However, the Statues were still out of alignment and the resulting imbalance of power caused the world's main continents to shatter into a series of islands, releasing many sealed monsters like Deathgaze, Humbaba, and the Eight Dragons, killing countless people and animals and destroying the Blackjack. This new world came to be called the World of Ruin, where many plants refuse to grow, monsters infused with magic roam the wasteland, and Kefka came to be a god and is worshipped as such.
|Temporary player characters|
|World of Balance - World of Ruin|
|Narshe - Narshe Mines - Figaro Castle - South Figaro Cave - South Figaro - Mt. Kolts - Sabre Mountains - Returner Hideout - Lethe River - Gau's Father's House - Imperial Camp - Doma Castle - Phantom Forest - Phantom Train - Baren Falls - Veldt - Mobliz - Crescent Mountain Cave - Serpent Trench - Nikeah - Kohlingen - Jidoor - Zozo - Opera House - Maranda - Tzen - Albrook - Vector - Magitek Factory - Cave to the Sealed Gate - Land of Espers - Thamasa - Esper Caves - Floating Continent - Triangle Island - Zone Eater's Belly - Solitary Island - Mt. Zozo - Darill's Tomb - Cultists' Tower - Yeti's Cave - Dreamscape - Phoenix Cave - Ancient Castle - Cave on the Veldt - Ebot's Rock - Kefka's Tower - Dragon's Neck Coliseum - Dragons' Den - Soul Shrine - Dinosaur Forest|
|Human - Magi - Esper - Moogle - Yeti|
|Apocalypse - Blackjack - Dream Stooges - Eight Dragons - Falcon - Gestahlian Empire - Imperial Air Force - Light of Judgment - Magicite - Magitek - Magitek Armor - Magitek Knight - Returners - Step Counter - Warring Triad - War of the Magi|
|Original Soundtrack - Grand Finale - Piano Collections - Kefka's Domain - Final Fantasy Finest Box
|Figaro no Kekkon: Tales from Desert|
|Abilities - Armor - Enemies - Enemy Abilities - Bugs and Glitches - Items - Relics - Translations - Walkthroughs - Weapons|