Final Fantasy Titan is a well-known game. No one else looks better in a thong. It’s time to find out once and for all which form is the best!
Ever since Final Fantasy 3 came out, Titan has been used as a summon. But he’s not just a fancy spell. Sometimes he shows up as a boss, and he’s been getting more and more important in the stories. All of this comes to a head in Final Fantasy 16, where Titan plays a very important part. But all of this makes me wonder, “Which game did Titan do best?”
So, we decided to put a lot of thought into each version of this icon. We’ll compare each mainline entry to each other, from his humble 8-bit beginnings to more modern takes on his style. We say “mainline” because we will try to stay with the core series. After saying all that, let’s get to the list!
Final Fantasy 14
Look, there are going to be a lot of muscular guys in their underwear on this list. So, compared to other versions of Titan, the one in Final Fantasy 14 has a pretty unique look. Square went all the way with the rock-inspired style. We like how different this Titan version is, but we don’t like how it looks like a short rock with arms and a ponytail.
If we had to pick one thing that bothers us about his design, it would be that he has the top half of an adult man and the bottom half of a child. Why? Square, why would you do this? His boss fight has a few steps, which is cool, and he fits well into the story, but that’s not enough to keep this primal from being at the bottom of our list.
Final Fantasy 11
This is clearly the model for the Titan from Final Fantasy 14 that looks like a rock with arms. The less crazy version, though, is the one where he doesn’t have baby legs. We gave him a ponytail, which is a fun choice. He’s still very stalky, but his body is more like a person’s.
Now, we like the earrings and belt (Titan has a thing for accessories, as you will see), but we don’t like how his arms look like Popeye’s. If we’re being completely honest, those arms kind of scare us. Titan, the way you work out is all wrong. Dude, you can’t just do wrist curls.
Final Fantasy 5
This is the form of Titan, the big man in underwear, that makes him look the most like he’s about to drop a deuce. Which, you know, kind of makes sense. What’s more human than that? Even though we don’t want to be mean, we should also say that his hairstyle in Final Fantasy 5 isn’t the best.
Look, we don’t mean to be mean to Titan. But we can’t tell if the ground is shaking because he is doing earth magic or because he is just that constipated. He might be losing his hair because of that. Too much hard work! Titan, you need to get more fiber in your diet.
Final Fantasy 4
For the record, we’re using the Titan from After Years because it looks pretty much the same, but we think he looks better with the more detailed sprite. And, hey, when Final Fantasy IV: The After Years does something right, it’s always worth pointing out. As for the design itself, this form of Titan is yet another example of a muscular man. But here he is with a smile that will win you over.
We’re not sure what that pose is all about, though. Do you want to fight with us, Titan? We get it, you work out every day all day long. This need to show off your strength so much just makes you look weak.
Final Fantasy 13
This Titan is one of the more unique versions of this famous summon. For one, there is the first type of metal. Titan’s style has often been linked to rock, but Final Fantasy 13 is known for going against the grain, for better or for worse. One thing we really like about this form of Titan is how huge he is. This idea was first explored in Final Fantasy 9, but it’s hard to deny how much bigger or smaller everything is here. Titan is huge in Final Fantasy 13, though this version is not the biggest.
Titan, who is a fal’Cie, actually plays a part in the story, which is another interesting thing. He is actually one of the few fal’Cie you can talk to directly. That means he was one of the first Titans to have a bigger part in the story. Even though he is part of the story of Final Fantasy 13, that may work against him…
Final Fantasy 7
Is the Titan in Final Fantasy 7 just another (mostly naked) man? Of course. But this time, he has a fancy collar and a belt that goes with it. He might not know how to wear clothes yet (spoiler alert: he never will), but he likes jewelry. We accept it, to be honest. This version of Titan has more animal-like traits, mostly in the form of teeth that look like tusks.
Titan also seems to be a lot bigger here. This version of the character moves away from the old stereotype of a bodybuilder who can make earthquakes happen by flexing his muscles. And we feel like Titan in Final Fantasy 7 brought us one step closer to his huge future.
Final Fantasy 3
This is Titan’s first appearance, and we’d say that it shows a lot of what would come to define him later, even if some of those things went away for a while. Yes, when he first shows up, he is moving like a bodybuilder, but his color scheme (at least in two of his three forms) also makes him look like a stone. This part of Drive Mad would be taken out of future games before coming back much later in the series.
One of the coolest things about Final Fantasy 3 is that every summon has more than one form.Which means Titan has more than one move. For each one, he even gets a new set of colors to use. This is our favorite dude-in-a-thong version of Titan. We think that they kind of got his look right away with this one.
Final Fantasy 9
Let’s be honest. The Titan in Final Fantasy 9 is a big joke. Look at his big, dumb, doofus smile. You could say that’s just a bump or something, but we can’t unsee the smile. But even though this form of Titan looks cutely awkward, he is also a bit of a trendsetter. The big part is especially important in this case. Because this one is big. Final Fantasy 9’s Titan isn’t like your grandmother’s Titan. This Titan is a happy rock. This galoot will give a straight uppercut to the stratosphere to your enemies.
Now, it’s not clear if this is really a version of Titan, since his name isn’t used directly. Instead, you call Fenrir, who then calls Titan (this is called a “summonception”). But the concept art for him calls him that, so we’re taking that as proof.
Final Fantasy 16
We almost put Final Fantasy 16‘s version of this famous (or should we say “Eikonic”) summon in first place. He is as big as you would expect a modern form of Titan to be. But he does a great job of combining the golem-like parts with the strong man look. This entry is great in terms of design, but that’s not what we think stands out the most. What makes this Titan really stand out is how he fits into the story.
Titan’s version in Final Fantasy 16 is able to play a pretty important part in the story. About a quarter of the game is about how you deal with Titan, and he is also directly involved in some pretty important plot points. Of course, this makes him stand out even more. He also plays a role in the game in some really fun ways. But in a way that is not typical. It goes without saying that this is a great look for the big guy.
Final Fantasy 15
Even if you don’t like everything about Final Fantasy 15, you can’t deny that it has some great characters. Here, Titan is able to pay homage to his original form while also keeping his more modern, huge appearance. He also comes with an amazing set piece moment. This is probably the best one in the game.
In terms of size, there aren’t many bigger things that happen in games.The end. There is a show going on here that is hard to beat. Whether you like it or dislike it, the Titan form in Final Fantasy 15 is great. We still don’t know how to call him into fight, but when you do, it’s fascinating to watch him charge in from afar. We had no choice but to give the top spot to this Titan.