"The divine creator of the world of Pulse and the Gods that rule the land. He commands the power to unmake his enemies through heavenly mandate."


Bhunivelze is a villain and character representing Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII''.

In the original title he was the Father of the Fabula Nova Crystalsis Parthenon and the God of Light. Bhunivelze awoke after Caius sucseeded in opening the Door of Souls when the world was consumed by Chaos. Desiring to start anew and create a new perfect world, he chose Lightning as his Savior and took Hope as his vessel and used them to ferry the souls of Nova Crystallia to the Ark of his new world but was struck down when the true nature of his divine mandate revealed itself and was banished to the Unseen Realm after the Genesis of the New World.


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Bhunivelze's default costume is identical to Hope's design in Lightning Returns,  He wears a short-sleeved orange and yellow jacket with a detailed checkered neckerchief over a black shirt, and black gloves with white palms. He wears green cargo pants with a black storage pack hanging from a black belt over his left leg, and green boots. His l'Cie brand is on his left wrist, covered by a yellow wristband.  In his EX Mode he takes his true form as a metallic humanoid, with androgynous facial features, azure eyes set against a white mask-like veneer with gold inlay, purple robes, and four pairs of angelic wings. The wings are juxtaposed by large horns extending skyward. An ornate crown-like adornment hovers between his horns. 

Bhunivelze's first alternate outfit is called Imperfect Vessel dressing Hope identical as initial appearence exchaning his kerchief with his original green version.

Bhunivelze's second alternate outfit, Purge Victim, dresses Hope in the robes he wore when Bohdum was purged by the Sanctum government in Final Fantasy XIII

His Manikin is Pink and called the Fleeting Diety


Brave Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Divine Punishment Ground Extreme Magical Call down a bolt of divine lightning to smite the enemy from above. Strikes with extreme vertical range. Wallrush
Calamity Ground Mid Physical Strike down with rays from the heavens down in an area in front of Bhunivelze causing leaving behind a font of energy which each rise into a pillar of divine power. Absorb
Crown Ground/ Aerial Close Physical Orbit sickle in front of Bhunivelze in a semicircle striking the enemy three times if they are close enough. Chase, Guard
Kingship Ground/ Aerial Mid Physical Hurl scythe forward in a yo yo pattern catching and returning three times, the player can control its direction the scythe is thrown with the control stick for a short distance. Wallrush
Divine Efflux Aerial Mid Magical Hold down button to charge then fire a pair of destuctive rays from Bhunivelze's eyes, deals more damage the more the beam is charged. Can move while charging. Guard Break (High Charge), Wallrush
Disaster Aerial Long Magical Unleash a salvo of dark energy at once bombarding the enemy with a rapid fire of energy bullets all at once. Guard Break
Genelathic Hymn Aerial Extreme Magical Transform scythe into a halo and spin it above head generating bolts of divine retribution to rain on the enemy as long as the button is held. Can move while casting. N/A

HP Attacks

Name Type Range Damage Type Description Additional Effects
Almagest Ground Long Magical Spin scythe in front of self and generate a destructive beam of divine energy to pierce in a forward direction. Can track before firing, hold down button to delay the beams fire. Magic Block, Wallrush
Hypernova Ground Close Magical Unleash several rings of energy around Bhunivelze before generating a chaing of explosions with self in the epicenter. Absorb
Dancing Mad Ground/ Aerial Rise Magical Transform scythe into a halo and generate a large sphere in the center above Bhunivelze and then launch it upward causing it to errupt in a catastrophic explosion. Magic Block
Wings of Destruction Aerial Close Physical Embrace self with wings, then unfurl them unleashing three mondads that will hover forward and then explode in a pulse of divinity. Guard
Damnatio Memoriae Aerial Long Magical Unleash a forward sweep of eye rays before launching a salvo of homing lasers after striking the enemy. N/A

EX Mode - Will of God

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Rate while in EX Mode
Majesty EX Ability Bhunivelze is immune to damage when launching attacks.
Divine Love Eternal EX Burst

Press the button indicated on each wingtip!

Bhunivelze launches the enemy into the EX Zone by transforming his scythe into a halo and launching at the enemy like a chakram, shattering the background. Upon sucess Bhunivelze will create countless of lights behind him and fire them each at a pinpoit at the enemy as missles with long trails of light finally charging a blast in his own hands with a giant magic rune, launching a final beam himself scortching the enemy away with Cosmogenesis.


Bhunivelze can equip Scythes, Rods, Throwing Weapons, Crowns, Hairpins, Chestplates, Robes, Rings and Bangles.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Godly Gambrel 30

ATK +46  HP -941

Trade: 61,000 gil, Cruel Scythe, Scarletite x1, Diety's Desire x5
Heaven's Bridge 90

ATK +67

HP -941

Trade: 158,000 gil, Godly Gambrel, Electrum x1, Diety's Dream x5
Double Diety 100

ATK +72 HP -941

First Strike ability
Trade: 182,800 gil, Heaven's Bridge, Crystal Malistone x1, Diety's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Crystal Malistone


When Bhunivelze is faced in battle during story mode, Almighty Bhunivelze plays as the default background music.


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