Emperor Mateus is the main antagonist in Final Fantasy II (1988) and aims to conquer the world of the game with the help of demonic forces. He is named Emperor of Hell in the final battle of the game. 

He became a playable character in the Final Fantasy Dissidia games on Playstation Portable and was also revealed as one of the returning antagonists for Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT in March 2017. 

Emperor Mateus is also a boss-type enemy and unlockable character in the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival (2016).


Emperor Mateus from the Final Fantasy II: an Overview

Charactername: Emperor Mateus of Palamecia / Emperor of Hell   Developed /Created by  Square-Enix
Gameseries: Final Fantasy   First seen on: NES 
First Game: Final Fantasy II   Year first seen: 1988 
Last Game:  Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (2017)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Main Antagonist   Weapons:  
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Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Emperor Mateus from Final Fantasy

Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (2017)


Final Fantasy Dissidia (2008)



Final Fantasy II (1988)



Emperor Mateus in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


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


Selected Fan Art of Emperor Mateus


Emperor Mateus of Palamecia

by Blackorb00



Updates and Additions in Mateu’s Game Art Gallery and Character Overview

13.09.2017 – Creation of Emperor Mateus Gallery