Saturday, November 9, 2013

Titan Breaks Ground in Eorzea, and I don't want to be anywhere near his Navel. (Delayed Titan Post)

The Primal summoned by the Kobold race has been released and been terrorizing (At-least in his hard-mode) the adventurers of Eorzea sense Realm Reborn's release back in September '13. Between his ability to crush his enemies with a simple step to being able to perma-kill players by knocking them off of his battle arena, Titan has been the cause of many rage induced players. Did I mention he also has probably one of the most bad-ass music themes in Final Fantasy history? I'll get back to that in a moment, but let's take a look at Titan through-out the ages.

Titan first appeared in FFIII as a summon before becoming a boss fight (and then later summon) in FFIV when a young Rydia summons him to battle against Cecil & Kain. He then returns in IV the After Years when summoned by an unknown enemy who bares a striking resemblance to Rydia. Titan then returns to his role as a boss for FFV where he once again must be defeated to be used as a summon. Skipping VI, Titan appears again as a summon in the form of Materia in FFVII with an attack that literally pulls the ground from under an enemy and flattens them. Titan would then move on to appear next to Fenrir in FFIX assisting the summoner Eiko.

As the Avatar of the Earth Element for Final Fantasy XI, Titan would become a powerful ally to Summoners with his ability to grant the party increased damage resistance. It was here Titan would be given a back-story where he was once part of a tribe of giants who fell during a battle against a neighboring enemy. One day a young girl named Daemdalus would stumble across the weakened Titan, befriending the fallen giant. When the city found out about this discovery they decided that the giant needed to be executed to protect the city and it's people. In a desperate attempt to save Titan, Daemdalus threw herself in front of Titan to protect him. Watching the from the heavens, Altana summoned both Daemdalus and Titan's souls into heaven and blessed Titan with the power of the Earth. Thus becoming the Earth Celestial Avatar we know now. Daemdalus was also transform into a star and placed in Titan's constellations.

Titan would then skip XII (yet appear in it's sequel) and return to a main numbered game in Final Fantasy XIII. Residing as a Fal'Cie of Grand Pulse, Titan's height would reach the havens. Tall enough to eat an Adamantoise like they were a small cookie. Titan would remain one of the mainstream summons in future Final Fantasy spin-off games as well as other SquareEnix titles. I mentioned earlier that Titan had a bad-ass song that played during the battle, didn't I? Check it out and let me know what you think!


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