Shiva is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy games that will help the player as a summon, sometimes called Esper, Guardian Force etc. Often she has to be fought before the protagonists gain her help. She controls and uses the element of Ice for her most attacks and is usually illustrated as a very attractive woman. Her trademark attack is the Diamond Dust.

Shiva debuted in Final Fantasy III (1990) and returned in all main-series Final Fantasy games with the exception of Final Fantasy XII. Shiva is also a part of the majority of all Final Fantasy Spinoff games. 


Shiva from the Final Fantasy Games: an Overview

Charactername: Shiva    Developed /Created by Square-Enix 
Gameseries: Final Fantasy   First seen on:  NES
First Game: Final Fantasy III   Year first seen: 1990 
Last Game:  Final Fantasy XV (2016)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Summon and Boss Character   Element: Ice
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Shiva from Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius (2015)

Final Fantasy Dissidia (2015)


Final Fantasy XIII (2009)




Shiva in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Shiva is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art and Cosplay of Shiva


Shiva from FF Redesign

by Tom Kyster



Updates in the Video Game Character Database entry and game art gallery of Shiva

08.08.2018 – Creation of Shiva’s Gallery and DB Entry