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Midgardsormr summoned into battle in Final Fantasy VI.

Midgardsormr (ミドガルズオルム Midogaruzuorumu), also known as Terrato, Midgar Swarm, Midgar Zolom, Jormungand (ヨルムンガンド), or Yormungand, is a recurring serpent creature in the Final Fantasy series. It has appeared as a summon on a couple of occasions, as well as an enemy on a number of others.

It is occasionally related to the Basilisk.

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Final Fantasy III

Main article: Yormungand

Yormungand, first fan-translated as Jormungand, is an orange enemy in Final Fantasy III. It is fought alone around the northwest portal in the World of Darkness. It's weaker, green counterpart, Oceanus is fought in Forbidden Land Eureka.

Final Fantasy VI

Midgardsormr, originally translated as Terrato in the SNES version, is an Esper obtained in the Narshe mines in Yeti's Cave. Once finding it, a fight will ensue with Umaro. If Mog is in the party, he will convince Umaro to join the party, after which both Midgardsormr and Umaro are obtained. Midgardsormr's summon spell, Abyssal Maw (Earth Aura in the original SNES version), deals Earth-elemental damage to all opponents. Its Spell Power is 93, and it is unblockable. However, it cannot hit flying targets. It costs 40 MP to summon, and it teaches the following spells:

Final Fantasy VII

Main article: Midgar Zolom

Midgar Zolom is one of the most formidable enemies fought in Final Fantasy VII. It appears in the swamp by Mythril Mines, near Midgar, next to the Chocobo Farm.

When the player first gets to this point in the game, the Midgar Zolom is very difficult to defeat, so it is easiest to avoid it by going through the swamp on a Chocobo. It is difficult to Game Over against the serpent as Midgar Zolom will usually flick an enemy out of battle, who will be alive on the side of the swamp if the other party members die.

If defeated, it will still respawn in the swamp.

Final Fantasy X

Jormungand
Main article: Jormungand (Final Fantasy X)

The Jormungand is a Basilisk enemy fought in the Monster Arena in Final Fantasy X. It will be unlocked after the player captures one of every fiend from the Djose Road. Cold Stare will petrify its target.

Final Fantasy XI

Main article: Jormungand (Final Fantasy XI)

Jormugand is a Wyrm type Dragon enemy in Final Fantasy XI and one of few High Notorious Monsters, fought at Uleguerand Range. Defeating it will earn the player the title "World Serpent Slayer."

An Ice-elemental foe, it is weak to Fire-based attacks. It can heal itself, inflict Paralyze, and cast ice attacks through various abilities.

Midgardsormr is also the name of a server.

Final Fantasy XII

Midgardsormr
Main article: Midgardsormr (Final Fantasy XII)

Midgardsormr is a Rare Game Basilisk enemy in Final Fantasy XII. A large snake that can be fought in the Paths of Chained Light area of Golmore Jungle. It can inflict Poison.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Midgardsormr, called Midgar Swarm in the PlayStation version, is a summon spell used by Elidibus.

Etymology

The name hails from Norse mythology, in which Midgardsormr (better known in the West as the "World Serpent", or "Jörmungandr") was the middle child of Loki and a giantess named Angrboda. Odin threw it into the ocean that encircles Midgar (Earth). It eventually grew large enough to literally be able to reach around the entire world and bite its own tail. It had been foreseen that on the day of Ragnarök, it would do battle with its arch-nemesis, the thunder god Thor. The sky would darken from the poison mist emitted by Midgardsormr, and the battle will end in the death of both. Thor will first kill Midgardsormr and then stagger nine steps before dying from its poison.

"Terrato" may be related to the Italian word sotterrato, which means "buried".


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

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