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"Scion of darkness ruling and protecting those who live in the underworld, in opposition to Lahabrea the Abyssal Celebrant and scion of light. In the course of his rule, he submitted to avarice, and the darkness took his heart, transforming him until he was both evil and corrupt. Then in his cowardice did he bind a Goddess of the Demesne of Ice, and using her as a living shield, he challenged the gods. Defeated before their might, he fell screaming into the depths of hell, there to be imprisoned for eternity."
Clan Primer Bio

Mateus the Corrupt (背徳の皇帝マティウス Haitoku no Koutei Matiusu lit. The Corrupt Emperor Mateus) is the second Esper obtained in the world of Ivalice. The Esper of Ice, he represents the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. This is reflected by the fact that Mateus has fish-like aspects to his appearance. From his power of Ice, his color sign is Blue. He is also referred to as the Meena Ascendant, which is the Sanskrit name of its Zodiac sign as used in Jyotish (Hindu) astrology.

Mateus' name is taken directly from the Emperor Mateus from Final Fantasy II. His backstory also has very similar elements to the Emperor's. The blue-skinned ice goddess bound to his form recalls Shiva. It is possible that this goddess was supposed to be Shiva in Matsuno's vision of the story, although Revenant Wings (a later game, not written by Matsuno) established that she and Shiva are two different beings.




Final Fantasy XII

For the enemy page, see Mateus (Final Fantasy XII)

Mateus is found in the Stilshrine of Miriam, guarding the sword left there by King Raithwall. He is the second of the five Espers obtained during the main storyline.



Flash-Freeze: An Ice Elemental attack. Like your standard higher level Blizzard spell.

Frostwave: An Ice Elemental attack, and Mateus' ultimate attack. Mateus dives under the water and twirls his trident, charging up a blue aura of ice. He then throws his trident, forcing it to penetrate the surface causing a giant pillar of water to rise due to the force of the throw. Because of the icy aura of the trident, the water pillar immediately freezes and gives off cold air, making the player's screen "freeze" too. The screen shatters and all enemies in range receive damage.

License Information

  • Required License Points - 25 LP
  • Required Mist Carts - 1

Gambit Information

Priority Condition Action
1 Summon time remaining < 10s Frostwave
2 Self: HP < 30% Frostwave
3 Summoner: HP < 50% Cura
4 Foe: absorbs ice Attack
5 Foe: ice-weak Flash-Freeze
6 Foe: any Flash-Freeze




  • Piercing Magic

Final Fantasy XII International

Flash-Freeze's power has been boosted. Mateus can cast Blizzara and has gained the null vitality augment.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

Main article: Mateus (Revenant Wings)
"The corrupt."
—In-game Description

Mateus is the Rank III Water Flying summon in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. He teaches Filo her Quickening. Mateus can use the spells Flash-Freeze and Blizzaja.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Mateus being summoned
For the enemy page, see Mateus (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)

Mateus is a Totema of the Human race, and is obtained by fighting her in the dimensional rift. When summoned, Mateus is less damaging to Humans. Unlike the other appearances of Mateus, the totema is an armored female warrior, not an armor with a goddess as a living shield.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Mateus returns as a Scion, along with the other Espers, in Final Fantasy Tactics A2. Mateus can be called by the Corsage of Corruption. His Wrath, Frostwave, deals heavy Ice damage to all foes.


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