A Field Guide to Final Fantasy's Creatures and Monsters/Monsters/A/Ahriman

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Ahriman
Fatal Eye (Final Fantasy IV - SNES)

Allemagne (Final Fantasy VII - PC)

The Ahriman traditionally appears as a floating creature with a predominant single eye. The appearance of the monster leads to alternative names such as Evil Eye or Float Eye.

Ahriman first appeared in the series as one of the last bosses in Final Fantasy III.

In Final Fantasy IV the Plague was an alternate form of Ahriman that guarded a sacred treasure in the final dungeon and cast a death sentence on your party at the start of the battle, giving you only ten turns to defeat it.

In Final Fantasy X, a monster named One Eye can be created through the Monster Arena.[1]

In Final Fantasy: Dawn of Souls, the remake of Final Fantasy for the Game Boy Advance, the Ahriman from Final Fantasy III was selected with the other four Black Crystal Guards as optional bosses in one of the new special dungeons added to the game.

Ahriman appears as a ghost-like boss in Final Fantasy XII. Ahriman has appeared in all numbered games in the series except II, V, and VIII.[2]

Ahrimans have also appeared in Chocobo's Dungeon 2, Final Fantasy Tactics , Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, Crisis Core, Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales and Itadaki Street Portable. They are featured as a Gummi Ship model in Kingdom Hearts. Alternative names include Buer, Floating Death, Float Eye, Evil Eye, Veteran, etc.

The word Ahriman is an alternative name of Angra Mainyu, a spiritual foundation in Zoroastrianism,[3] which appeared in Final Fantasy X-2 as a superboss[4] and Final Fantasy XI in several areas of the game. This creature also appeares in Final Fantasy X, it is an eye with wings attached on either side.

List of game appearances[edit | edit source]

Ahriman has appeared in the following games:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Final Fantasy X Guide, 172-174
  2. Final Fantasy VII Official Guide, 194-211
  3. Boyce, Chap. 2
  4. Final Fantasy X-2 Guide, 94