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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

Barbariccia (バルバリシア Barubarishia), also known as Valvalis, is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy universe. First appearing as a minor villain, she is a female fiend associated with the element of wind.

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Final Fantasy

Main article: Barbariccia (Final Fantasy)

Barbariccia appears in the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable remakes as a boss in Hellfire Chasm, one of the bonus dungeons for the remakes.

Final Fantasy IV

For the battle information, see: Barbariccia (Final Fantasy IV)
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"I should have killed you and Rosa both when I had the chance...allow me to amend my past mistakes"
—Barbariccia
Barbariccia, as she appears in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV.

Barbariccia is one of Golbez's four Archfiends, titled the Empress of the Winds in Final Fantasy IV. She makes her home in the Tower of Zot, and is protected by her three minions, The Magus Sisters. However, she does not make an appearance until Cecil Harvey and his friends attempt to rescue Rosa Farrell, who is kept in the top floor. Barbariccia then appears and blames Kain Highwind for being a traitor. Kain in response says that he was being controlled by Golbez, and his true wish is to fight alongside Cecil. The party then fights Barbariccia and defeats her. In her dying breath, she destroys the tower, hoping that Cecil's party would be trapped inside and die as well. However, Rosa casts the spell of Teleport, and warped the party out of the tower.

Barbariccia is revived by Zemus, and makes an appearance in the Giant of Babil, along with Scarmiglione, Cagnazzo, and Rubicante. Cecil's party has to defeat all four Fiends together, and succeeds.

Also, in some versions, she says that she only spared Kain's life because she had "feelings for him" as a "fellow creature of the sky."


Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Main article: Barbariccia (The After Years)

Barbariccia appears again in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Like the other Archfiends, she is summoned by the Crystals within the True Moon. When she regains her senses she casts Tornado on herself, then is beaten by the party. She will recognize Kain if he is the party, as well as Golbez. She bears Kain no ill will as he admits he fought her to give her peace and is overjoyed to see Golbez again, though he asks her to forgive him for fighting her. The Gungnir is received after beating her.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Main article: Barbariccia (Summon)

Barbariccia appears in Dissidia as a summon. There is also an armor bearing her name: "Barbariccia's Wristlet".

Lord of Vermilion II

Barbariccia's card and stats.

Barbariccia is a card in the sequel to Lord of Vermilion along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV, as a special cross promotion.

Trivia

  • Barbariccia's name came from the Inferno, part one of the Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. The creature is one of the Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guards the 5th Malebolge in the eighth circle of Hell (Cantos XXI through XXIII). Oddly, her name means "curly beard", implying that the original demon may have been male.
  • There is some debate as to the nature of Barbariccia's sexuality. This is the cause for one of several jokes made in the popular Hyadain remix of the Final Fantasy IV music piece "Battle with the Four Fiends"[1]; another possible explanation could be is that in one version of the game she says something about liking how Rosa looked while she was tied up. Although, that may be a testament to a sadistic nature - perhaps even jealously (harbouring aforementioned feelings for Kain).



This article uses material from the "Barbariccia" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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