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"I just needed to borrow the power from wretched souls that can't die... Where did I acquire it? It was the Invincible, or should I say, that large eyeball in the sky?"

The Invincible is an airship in Final Fantasy IX. Constructed by the Terrans, it is an ancient battleship geared for war and enslavement.


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"Battleship...Invincible...prototype... Prototype...failure..."
—Hologram at Oeilvert

According to ancient Terran recordings at the ruins of Oeilvert, the Invincible was developed many times in order to refine it into a perfect tool of war. The final version was entrusted to Garland, who recognized its potential as a weapon of destruction. The Invincible's underside contains a large, crimson "eye" that has the ability to fire a devastating energy beam and enslave Eidolons.

The Invincible's eye confronts Garnet at Terra.

The signs of the Invincible's power are first seen in the opening FMV of Final Fantasy IX, where a very young Garnet and her mother are seen sailing away from the burning village of Madain Sari in a small boat. Garland attacked the city with the Invincible in fear of the resident Summoners' ability to call forth Eidolons, a talent that would hamper Garland's plans to assimilate the world of Gaia into Terra.

Over the course of the storyline, the Invincible is used twice more; causing great strife. Kuja, having gained control of the ship, uses it to possess Bahamut at the shores of the Iifa Tree and commands the Eidolon to kill Queen Brahne Raza Alexandros XVI. The Queen's death results in Princess Garnet attaining the throne of Alexandria, though her coronation ceremony is halted by tragedy. Kuja, relishing his new powers, sends Bahamut on a rampage through Alexandria, but the dragon's flames are quelled by the Eidolon Alexander, which Garnet and Eiko Carol summon together. Though Bahamut is vanquished, Kuja moves on smugly and attempts to enslave Alexander instead. This fails, as Garland, fed up with Kuja's insolence, appears on the decks of the Invincible and uses it to weaken and destroy Alexander.

The airship does not appear again until the player's party ventures to Terra and spies the Invincible levitating above the entrance to Bran Bal. Garnet faints as a result of the encounter, and realizes that the Invincible was indeed the machine that deprived her of her hometown. The heroes confront Garland within Pandemonium, but Kuja flies in on the Invincible to steal the show. After Kuja murders Garland and achieves Trance, Zidane and his friends, along with the Genomes, take control of the Invincible and pilot it back to Gaia. They never fall to the temptation of using the ship for destructive purposes, instead flying it into Memoria. What happens to the Invincible after Necron is vanquished is a mystery, as it is never seen again after the party is returned from the Crystal World.

Tetra Master

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  • Location: Gilgamesh at Daguerro, Memoria


  • The Invincible bears a great resemblance to Yoshitaka Amano's conceptual artwork of the airship Enterprise from Final Fantasy IV. Its concept, however, as an airship able to travel between worlds, seems based on the Lunar Whale, also from Final Fantasy IV.
  • The Stellazio coin, Pisces, can be found on the deck of the ship, making it the last coin to be found, and the only coin which has to be acquired on disc 4. The others can be obtained earlier in the game.

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