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Final Fantasy: Emperor Mateus of Palamecia by big-pao Final Fantasy: Emperor Mateus of Palamecia by big-pao
"You have braved the bowels of Hell to reach me. But the hand of man, which deals in false justice and forsaken love, can never hope to defeat the lord master of Hell!"
—The Emperor

Stein Vivero as The Emperor of Palamecia (パラメキア皇帝, Paramekia Kōtei?) is the main antagonist of Final Fantasy II. He is the ruler of Palamecia and aims to conquer the world through demonic forces. Though known simply as the Emperor in Final Fantasy II, he is named Mateus (マティウス, Matiusu?) in the game's Japan-exclusive novelization: Final Fantasy II Nightmare's Labyrinth by Kenji Terada.

Locale: Mag-aso Falls, Kabankalan, Negros Occ - The Mag-aso Falls can be found in a Mountain Resort in Kabankalan City of the same name. The mountain resort is 22 kilometers away from the poblacion and it is Kabankalan City's major tourist attraction. It boasts of its 75-foot waterfall that is still pristine in its form.The Mag-aso Falls unleash smoke-like showers of mist. It pours down to the natural pool with its turquoise green waters.

Special thanks to Mr. J. Hong, Con. Joan Cagape, Capt. Arnel Cagape and the City of Kabankalan for accommodating us and making our stay a wonderful experience.

Copyright: Paolo Manalac -All Rights Reserved
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eisbaerfussel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
a great cosplay, and i really love the colours here :D
just one thing: next time you do a shooting, please iron at least the large parts of your costume.. the first thing i saw were these folding lines on your sleeve.
and I think such a beautiful cos should not be degraded by something like that ;)
big-pao Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
thanks, unfortunately we couldn't have brought an iron since the location was about 2 hours into the mountains and the falls was about 6 floors down to a gorge. the rock where he was standing was where he got dressed since its a good 10 feet tall. the whole behind teh scenes story HERE. thanks for pointing that uo since i think more comments like this should be given here in DA. Cheers :D
Daisy-Cos Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
big-pao Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it :)
LittleBlondeGoth Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The colours are incredible, great cosplay.
big-pao Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! im glad you like it ^_^ 
SweetIris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*//A//* it looks so stunning!
I've seen it before circulating in Facebook but this never gets old. Love love love everything about it.
I wish I could also visit Visayas and see first hand the location. <3
big-pao Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
go and visit! more  fun in the PH!!! ^_^
SweetIris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yup, my friends have also asked me to join them at Archon. They went there last year and I've been so jealous of their stories (and pics). XD
I wish I could attend next year (coz this year's Archon has a conflict with my sched). :la:
big-pao Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Theres always next year ^_^ 
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