FFFMM III - Alexander: Divine Defender.
Alexander is a very popular recurring summon in the Final Fantasy series. His appearance is that of a gigantic robot and often doubles as a mobilised fortress. Alexander is usually quadrupedal (or, more accurately, tripedal as his body sometimes serves as a third ‘leg’ in place of hind legs), and by his posture it is assumed that he moves about with his weight on his front limbs like a gorilla or some sort of a Mecha King Kong.
Alexander’s signature ability is ‘Divine Judgement’ (also sometimes named as ‘Holy Judgement’ or ‘Justice’), and he casts Holy elemental damage on the enemies of the party. Amongst the pantheon of summons in the FF universe Alexander is one of the characters whose origins, and the logic behind his design, are most difficult to unravel. This article discusses some of the themes associated with this character, the transmission of ideas, and possible intentions with the creators. Alexander may be an enigma, but there is much to be deciphered.
From optional to integral: Alexander’s rise in Final Fantasy.
Despite being one of Final Fantasy’s most popular and recognisable summoned creatures, Alexander’s usage in the series has been rather restricted, but he has gradually been given more prominence, even becoming important to the plot in some games (a rare honour