June 1 marks Ice Day in Japan, and who else comes to mind when talking about ice in FINAL FANTASY than the summon Shiva! Let’s check out some appearances of hers from across the series.
FINAL FANTASY III
In our cold-controlling queen’s first appearance, she has different abilities depending on the form she takes. Diamond Dust is her most powerful attack, occurring when her white and black forms combine.
FINAL FANTASY IX
Possessing the power of ice, FFIX’s Shiva resides within heroine Garnet from the beginning of her journey. While her cold ability Diamond Dust isn’t incredibly powerful, collecting opals will further draw out her power, and it does damage to all enemies!
FINAL FANTASY XIII
In FFXIII, Snow Villiers’s Eidolons are the Shiva sisters, named Stiria and Nix, who are skilled at magic and physical attacks respectively. In gestalt mode, they combine into a motorcycle that Snow can ride!
Shiva is a staple character in many FINAL FANTASY games, so make sure to check out how she appears in other titles as well!