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Firion
Firion/Dissidia
Kana フリオニール
Romaji Furionīru
Japanese Name Frioniel
Original Game Final Fantasy II
Story Difficulty **
EX Mode Blood Weapons Equipped
EX Burst Fervid Blazer
Japanese Voice Actor Hikaru Midorikawa
English Voice Actor Johnny Yong Bosch
Dissidia Final Fantasy Character
"Believe in the future- And persist in the present. That's what I'll do!"
—Firion


Firion is one of the heroes fighting for the side of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy. He is a young man skillful in armed combat, including swords, lances, bows, knives, and staves. He has a passionate soul and an unshakable sense of justice. Firion is one of the most passionate of the heroes, fighting for a world where wild roses can bloom freely, symbolizing a world free from war and tyranny. His dream of a free world stands in opposition to the desires of his adversary, The Emperor, who wishes to control the world.

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Crystal and Attire

Firion in his alternate outfit.

Firion's original outfit is roughly based on Amano's artwork from Final Fantasy II, while his alternate outfit is based on an alternate artwork from Amano, which depicts him with a red cape, a different haircut and recolored armor. Firion's Manikin version, Imitation Liegeman, is yellow in color.

Firion's Crystal is a bright pink, that may suggest the "Wild Rose" he searches for.

Story

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Destiny Odyssey

Firion explains his dream to Cloud.

After a battle between Cosmos and Chaos, Firion is accompanied by Cecil, Cloud, and Tidus. When asked by Cloud about the reason behind the war, Firion decides to give it some thought and wants to see if Cloud can find his own answer. Firion later tells Cloud of his dream, and the two engage in a sparring match to see if the dream is strong. Cloud then explains that he might not have a dream at all, but Firion, as well as Cecil and Tidus, gave him encouragement to move forward and find it again.

After Cloud left the group, Firion's group is ambushed by Cloud's enemy, Sephiroth, who steals the Wild Rose from him. Firion chases after the villian as Cecil and Tidus tell the Warrior of Light what occured. Losing against Sephiroth, the Warrior arrives and tells Firion to retreat so that he wouldn't get killed during the Warrior's fight against Sephiroth.

Firion tells Cecil not to go after his brother.

Down to three companions, they continue their journey. When Firion learns of Cecil's relationship with Golbez, who is aligned with Chaos, he begins to worry if Cecil meeting his brother is the right thing to do. Cecil leaves, with encouragement from Tidus, and Firion wonders if Tidus feels the same way for his father, Jecht. But Tidus declares that he wanted to beat his father from the very beginning.

With Cloud and Cecil gone, Tidus asks him about his goal in life, but Firion's answer is to simply end the war. Firion, however, gives thought of a discussion with Cosmos and the Warrior of Light about the mysterious roses that appeared to him. Later, Firion and Tidus split up in order to separate a large group of imitations, but when Firion comes back to look for Tidus he is approached by Jecht, Tidus's father. When Firion demands what Jecht has done with Tidus, Jecht explains that his son is fighting the Emperor before the two themselves fight to a draw. Jecht wants to continue but Firion explains that he really wants to fight Tidus. Jecht says that he's right and leaves to see where the road takes him. Tidus shows up and Firion sees in him his father. When Tidus resolves to face his father alone, Firion hands him a potion and tells him to use it carefully. Though Tidus feels bad for leaving him, Firion understands that he has a story to fulfill.

Once Tidus leaves, the Emperor arrives to goad him. However, Firion explains that each of his companions are only doing what they must. The Emperor then asks what Firion plans to accomplish, which was to simply end the war. Ultimecia arrives to teach him why ending the war is nonsense and the two fight to a draw. Ultimecia then leaves, explaining that the war between Cosmos and Chaos has repeated itself many times. While Firion has faith in his companions, the Emperor calls him a tool to Cosmos who fights only for the words of others.

Firion fights The Emperor

Cosmos later appears to tell Firion that Cecil, Cloud, and Tidus have indeed obtained their Crystals and sees that he may have lost sight of his goals. Firion explains what has happened to him in the past and how he was frantically trying to end the war without a concrete objective. Cosmos then tells him that he has his own symbol as long as there is hope. At first Firion thinks that his goal is but one vague dream, but when he tells her of the roses that bloom in the end of the war, Cosmos thinks it is his living hope and that tools don't fight for such a dream. Firion realizes this and promises Cosmos she would see it for herself.

Tidus and Firion holding their Crystals

Firion encounters the Emperor again in the Dimensional Castle, where he was quickly overwhelmed by his powers. Cloud and Tidus arrive at the last minute, however, and defended him from the Emperor's further attempts, declaring that they all share the same dream. The Emperor is outnumbered and leaves, but not before taunting Firion to his stronghold. Firion resolves to face him alone and Cloud gives him back the Wild Rose he has retrieved from Sephiroth, telling him he does not want to see Firion's dream end. With a promise from his friends that they will be waiting for him, Firion goes to confront the Emperor, who again taunts him. Knowing the Emperor uses his rule to take advantage of others, Firion duels him and wins. He then retrieves his Crystal while declaring that even if the war has just begun, he will keep dreaming of a blooming world. He's seen later on with Zidane explaining his reason for fighting, which is the wild rose. The thief asks him if that's what he calls his "princess." The two then hear something and leave.

Shade Impulse

Firion, gazing at wild roses just prior to his exit.

All the heroes gathered together at the Cosmos Throne, with their Crystals in hand. They were going to save Cosmos, but then Chaos arrives at the scene and kills her. The heroes fade afterwards, but then, the last remaining strength of Cosmos' spirit within the Crystals, saves them from disappearing and gives the warriors another chance to strike back. After defeating their respective villains, they challenge Chaos directly. After defeating Chaos, they find themselves in the fields of Cornelia, from the first Final Fantasy. While the heroes fade back to their home worlds, Firion fades back to Fynn.


Battle

See also: Firion/Dissidia/Quotes.

Firion is described as a "Weapons Specialist," and fights by combining his weapons to perform powerful combo attacks, and he also has access to magic. His Brave attacks can both drag opponents closer or send them flying away, letting him keep enemies off their guard. His HP attacks combine both magic and his wide array of weapons, and similarly are divided between close and mid-range attacks. For Chase Sequences, Firion uses sword strikes, tackles, and kicks. However, Firion's largest weakness is his poor list of aerial attacks, and he is most suited to ground combat. Also, another bad disadvantage with Firion is that he is the slowest of the heroes, even slower than Cloud, Dark Knight Cecil, and Terra.

Boss

Main article: Firion (Boss)

Firion is fought in Destiny Odyssey VII, Distant Glory, and Inward Chaos.

Brave Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Obtained Description Image
Rope Knife Ground 30 (15) 90 Initial Throw knives at opponent pull them towards you, then knocks them away with a powerful punch. Cannot be guarded.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Reel Axe Ground 30 (15) 90 Initial Throws an axe that drags the foe closer for a lance combo. Guard crushes.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Lance Combo Ground 30 (15) 90 Level 3 Swing lance around to knock opponent away, then either go into chase mode or fire an arrow at the opponent
Additional Effects: Chase (Sword swing), Wall Rush (Arrow), Absorb (Lance sweep)
Swordslash (ground) Ground 20 (10) 120 Level 9 Quickly knocks opponent away with a sword.
Additional Effect: Chase
Blizzard Aerial 20 (10) 120 Initial Fires a fast ball of ice at the opponent
Fire Aerial 20 (10) 120 Initial Fires a fireball at the opponent with homing effect
Thunder Aerial 20 (10) 120 Level 16 Conjure lightning bolts over opponent's head
Swordslash (midair) Aerial 20 (10) 80 Level 23 Quickly knocks opponent away with a sword.
Additional Effect: Chase

HP Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Obtained Description Image
Straightarrow (ground) Ground 40 (20) 180 Initial Shoots arrow at opponent, firing can be timed by charging
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Shield Bash Ground 40 (20) 180 Level 30 Hold shield in front to block attack and follow up with a powerful knife combo or if enemy is far away, uses a high magic combo
Additional Effect: Block
Straightarrow (midair) Aerial 40 (20) 180 Initial Shoots arrow at opponent, firing can be timed.
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Weaponsmaster Aerial 40 (20) 300 Level 38 Summon a magical aura and throw weapons forward. If the opponent is in range, all weapons bombard them with powerful attacks
Additional Effect: Wall Rush

Brave to HP Attacks

Move Type CP (Mastery) AP for Mastery Chains from Description Image
Double Trouble A Ground 40 (20) 300 Lance Combo With the Blood Sword and his Axe in hand, use a powerful combo sending the enemy into the air, then slam them to the ground
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Double Trouble B Ground 40 (20) 300 Rope Knife With the Blood Sword and his Axe in hand, use a powerful combo sending the enemy into the air, then slam them to the ground
Additional Effect: Wall Rush
Double Trouble C Ground 40 (20) 300 Reel Axe With the Blood Sword and his Axe in hand, use a powerful combo sending the enemy into the air, then slam them to the ground
Additional Effect: Wall Rush

EX Mode

Fervid Blazer

Firion's EX Mode consists of changing his weapons into the Blood Weapons, which are a reference to the Blood Sword, the game's most powerful weapon when used against the Emperor. When in EX Mode, Firion's HP will regenerate over time, and due to him wielding the Blood Weapons, all HP damage caused to the enemy will heal Firion in equal quantity, as the Blood Sword does in several installments in the series.

His EX Burst, Fervid Blazer, has Firion attacking with his all of his magical and weaponry arsenal. Beforehand it requires the player to input a series of commands listed on the screen within a time limit, boosting Firion's focus, allowing Firion's overall Brave to power the final blow that launches all of his weapons in blazing magic. Due to his EX Mode bonus, all of the damage inflicted by the Burst will be transferred to his HP.

Equipment

Firion is able to equip all Weapons save for other characters' unique equipment. As for armor, he can equip Parrying Weapons, Shields, Bangles, Hats, Helms, Clothing, and Light Armor.

Exclusive Weapons

Firion's various weapons
Name Level Stats (JP Version) Stats (US Version) Effects (JP Version) Effects (US Version)
ランスオブアベル
Abel's Lance
51 ATK +39
DEF -2
ATK +37
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +20%.
EX Force Absorption Range +1m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
ロンギヌス
Longinus
93 ATK +67
DEF -2
ATK +64
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +30%.
EX Force Absorption Range +2m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
ワイルドローズ
Wild Rose
100 ATK +68
DEF -1
ATK +69
DEF -1
Crash BRV Damage +40%.
EX Force Absorption Range +3m.
Converts Extra HP to BRV points.
Minor Counterattack Effect.


Gallery

Allusions

  • Firion carries around a red rose, which references the Wild Rose Rebellion, the rebel group which he and his allies joined in order to fight the Emperor's conquest of their world.
  • Firion's mastery of weapons symbolizes the the eight types of equipment usable on the hand in Final Fantasy II: Sword, Shield, Axe, Bow, Staff, Dagger, Lance, and Barehanded. Firion uses all of his weapons in at least one attack.
  • Abel's Lance, the Longinus, and the Wild Rose are Richard Highwind, Leon, and Scott's ultimate weapons in Final Fantasy II, respectively.
  • When acquiring the Auto version of Shiva in Destiny Odyssey II-3, their conversation is a parody of the event where the Lamia Queen impersonates Princess Hilda to seduce Firion. Shiva says "Come Firion, I don't enjoy being teased." When fighting against Ultimecia, Firion's quote is “Your looks will not deceive me!” which is a reference to his encounter with the Lamia Queen.
  • In Destiny Odyssey II-5, Firion speaks the line “Someday, for sure!” the same line he tells Leon when the latter leaves out of difference in the ending of Final Fantasy II.
  • When opening a treasure chest in Destiny Odyssey II-1, Tidus wonders if it’s safe, and Firion answers, “Why wouldn’t it be okay?” This is the same line he says upon accepting Leila's offer to ride her pirate ship.
  • In Destiny Odyssey II-4, Firion mutters “During the course of war, there are many who lose their lives,” as he had several comrades who sacrificed themselves in Final Fantasy II, namely Minwu, Josef, and Ricard.
  • Firion's ultimate weapon, The Wild Rose, not only references his dream in Dissidia, but the rebellion that fought the Emperor in Final Fantasy II. The weapon's name is also a reference to the term "Wild Rose," the first learned term in Final Fantasy II. Scott's ultimate weapon in Soul of Rebirth is called Wild Rose.
  • At the beginning of each battle, Firion holds his sword in front of his face in the same way that he holds it in his original Amano concept art. It is also shown in his cutscene against the Emperor.
  • The insignia on the shield that Firion carries is the same one that Minwu has on his shield in his Amano concept art.
  • Firion's victory pose is similar to one of his artwork poses, with Firion places his hands on his hips with his cape waving.
  • Firion's Straightarrow animation resembles the Bow attack animation from Final Fantasy II; upon launching an arrow, the bow is flipped with the bowstring away from the hand.
  • His distrust of Golbez may be a refrence to Leon, who betrayed the party in his repective game.

Trivia

  • During Destiny Odyssey II, it is hinted by Garland that the "rose" Firion travels with was created by Golbez to deliberately inspire Firion's dream.
  • Firion is the second to the last character to receive his crystal according to Destiny Odyssey 105. The only character who receives his later is the Warrior of Light.
  • Firion is the only character who has been defeated by two other characters from the same original game, namely Cloud (who faced Firion as a boss) and Sephiroth, who are the hero and villain from Final Fantasy VII, respectively.
  • Between the time that Cloud retrieves the Wild Rose from Sephiroth and the time he rejoins Firion and hands the rose back to him, Cloud joins up with Terra and presents her with the rose, explaining Firion's dream to her, which in turns inspires both Cloud and Terra to adopt the same dream, though with different but unspecified flowers as their emblems.
  • Firion is the only character shown to carry his weapons on him at all times. All the other heroes summon their weapons in preparation for battle, and dismiss them when not needed.
  • Firion is the last hero to leave for his home world, as Warrior of Light is already in his home world.
  • Despite the fact Final Fantasy II was the first game to feature the Ultima spell, even using it as a major plot point in the story, Firion does not have any access to casting it in Dissidia, despite the fact that his potential for spellcasting is on par with his physical potential. However, the final bow attack in his EX Burst emits an aura that somewhat resembles Ultima.



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