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The Tower of Zot

The Tower of Zot is a location from the game Final Fantasy IV. It is a tower that does not appear on the World Map, and so can only be reached by entering the Enterprise after defeating the Dark Elf, which will instantly rise up to bring the player to the Tower. After the events of the tower are passed, it can never be visited again. It is where Barbariccia makes her home along with her minions the Magus Sisters.



The tower is seen throughout the game as it is where Golbez and Kain hold Rosa captive. It is from this area that Golbez finds out that Cecil is to become a Paladin, and sends Scarmiglione to stop him. Also, it is in this area where Golbez and Kain plot to get Crystal of Earth and use Cecil to do it. Cecil, Tellah, Yang, and Cid climb the tower after obtaining the Crystal, expecting Rosa's freedom in exchange. Golbez asks the party to fight their way up, as he wants them to "receive the reward." Along the way, they meet up with Sandy, Cindy, and Mindy, the three Magus Sisters, and fight them. After defeating them, Cecil meets Golbez and hands him the Crystal. However, Golbez is not willing to give up Rosa. As a result, Tellah attacks him and summons Meteor, severely weakening Golbez and breaking his control over Kain. However, the spell fatally wounds Tellah. Cecil rushes in to deliver the final blow to Golbez, however, Golbez is able to cast a spell and push him back. He then notices a strange aura about Cecil, and runs away instead of attempting to defeat Cecil. At this point, Tellah dies, and Kain takes Cecil and his friends to rescue Rosa, who was saved just in the nick of time, as a steel guillotine that would have crushed her fell inches next to her. Cecil and Rosa then embrace for a kiss, while Kain stands silently by. Rosa then invites Kain to join the party, and betraying no emotions, he taciturnly accepts.

Before Cecil and his friends are able to escape, they are attacked by Barbariccia, the Archfiend of Air. They are able to defeat her, however, she destroys the tower in her last gasp of breath. Rosa casts the Teleport spell to help the party escape.

Although the Tower of Zot plays a relatively important role in the storyline, being Golbez's base of operations before Cecil and his allies arrive, its nature is never fully explained. It is never revealed who built the tower, or for what purpose. Even its name is not explained, such as who or what "Zot" is. In the Super NES, PlayStation and GBA releases, the Tower of Zot shares the same architecture as the Tower of Babil, but in the DS release the two towers are clearly different. Furthermore, the Tower of Zot is never seen on the world map and its location is a mystery, but as the Enterprise rises into the air to fly to it, it has been speculated the Tower floats in the sky somewhere.


The Tower of Zot in the SNES/PS/GBA release

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"Tower of Zot" from the Nintendo DS version of Final Fantasy IV
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The background music that plays in the Tower of Zot is its eponymous track, "Tower of Zot", which is similar to the track "Somewhere in the World".



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


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