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Ahriman (Final Fantasy III)

Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

There is no escaping this evil eye. Once you have met its fearsome gaze, you will never be alone again. Even now I feel the loathsome eye on me. Always it is on me. Where is it? Where is it? Oh, sweet gods...!

Ahriman (アーリマン, Āriman?), also known as Veteran, Allemagne, or Evil Eye, is a recurring enemy from the Final Fantasy series after its debut as a boss in Final Fantasy III. They are often among the strongest enemies, though lesser varieties exist that are weaker. Ahriman are usually depicted as round yellow creatures with green or purple wings, large fang-filled mouths, thin tails, and a single large eye. They attack with Death spells and similar Instant Death attacks, like Petrify, Roulette and Doom. Other varieties of Ahriman are the Floating Eye, the Blood Eye, and the Plague Horror.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

Ahriman PSP

The Ahriman is a boss in the Dawn of Souls version. It appears to be a reference to Ahriman's original appearance in Final Fantasy III.

Final Fantasy III Edit

Ahriman iOS

The Ahriman's debut appearance, it is one of the final bosses, appearing in the World of Darkness as the keeper of the Dark Earth Crystal.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

FF4PSP Ahriman

The Ahriman (Fatal Eye on the SNES and Veteran on the PlayStation) is an enemy. The first battle features Cecil against three Floating Eyes. Cecil promptly dispatches them with a Blue Fang.

Ahriman ffiv ios

Ahriman is an enemy found in the Lunar Subterrane. Like most flying enemies he is weak to the Throw element, and can be easily dispatched using Rosa's arrows or Edge's shuriken.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

TAY PSP Floating Eye Field
AhrimanFF4TAY

Both the original Ahriman from Final Fantasy IV and the one from Final Fantasy III appear as enemies. After defeating the latter at the Depths of the True Moon, the party remarks it was not like any other Ahriman they fought before, indicating a difference between the two in power. Additionally, Floating Eye appears as a different type of Ahriman.

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Veteran

Ahriman (also known as Veteran) is an enemy.

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Allemagne FF7

Allemagne is an enemy found in the Northern Cave. They use L4 Death and L3 Flare, among other attacks. They are level 48 and so can be Manipulated into killing themselves with L4 Death.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

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Different versions of Ahriman can be found, such as the regular Ahriman, Fly Eye, and Bat Eye.

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Veteran-FFIX

Veteran is an enemy found in Ipsen's Castle and on the world map during disc 4.

Final Fantasy XEdit

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The Ahriman is an enemy-type. It has different breeds and stats, ranging from low to high.


Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Fly Eye ffx-2

Four types of the Ahriman appear:

It takes 10 kills to Oversoul this fiend type.

Sphere BreakEdit

Ahriman Coin
Silver Ahriman Coin
Gold Ahriman Coin
Coin No. 8 Coin Value 6
Trait Coin Count Echo
Location Win from the Practice Core Sphere or the Easy Core Sphere players in Luca Stadium.
Given x5 when entering the Sphere Break Tournament.


Final Fantasy X-2: Last MissionEdit

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Final Fantasy XIEdit

Ahriman 1 (FFXI)

The Ahriman is a monster family and part of the Demon ecosystem. They primarily inhabit the frozen Northlands, and are numerous in Castle Zvahl. The Ahriman genus has several subspecies with unique coloring.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII ahriman render

Ahriman appears in the Sochen Cave Palace as a storyline boss. Ahriman appears as a ghost, rather than a flying one-eyed demon, differing radically from past incarnations, though it maintains the yellow-and-purple color scheme and has a stylized eye emblem on its chest.

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

FFXIII enemy Ahriman

The Ahriman is a member of the Spook species that can be summoned by Imps.

Final Fantasy XIII-2Edit

No longer creatures found only through summoning, the Ahriman is located in the Yaschas Massif at -100 AF-. It has several negative status effects at its disposal, as part of its role as a Saboteur.

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

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One of better known voidsent, Ahriman prowls Eorzea's landscape. Known members of the genus include Ahriman and Smolenkos. They are proficient in earth magic and possess a paralyzing gaze.

Players who have subscribed for at least three months will receive a gray Ahriman mount known as "Void Resonator" as part of Veterans Rewards. A diminutive yellow Ahriman called "Beady Eye" is also gifted as a minion in addition to the mount.

Final Fantasy XVEdit

Fatal Roulette Ahriman

Fatal Roulette: Ahriman is a fishing lure fashioned after the recurring Ahriman enemy.

An Ahriman enemy was in introduced in the Windows and Royal Edition.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT-enemy-Ahriman

Ahriman is not just an enemy but a class that contains three species: Floating Eye, Ahriman, and Plague Horror.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Ahriman

An Ahriman is a common enemy. A variant, the Floateye, can also be found.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Ahriman-FFTA2

The Ahriman is both a monster class and a specific monster. The Floating Eye also appears as a separate monster class.

Crystal DefendersEdit

CD Ahriman

Ahriman is an enemy that appears in four different locations.

Final Fantasy Type-0Edit

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Evil Eye (PSP).

Several Ahriman-type enemies appear, in the form of the Evil Eye, Bat Eye, Dark Eye and Floating Eye variants. The third variant of the Evil Eye is named Ahriman, a much stronger variant of the Evil Eye.


Final Fantasy Crystal ChroniclesEdit

FFCC-Ahriman

Ahriman appears as an enemy in all cycles of the Mushroom Forest.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

Ahriman appear as enemies in Denthe Bridge, Land of O'Kokuh, Simuth Hollows, and Shrine of Awakening.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a DarklordEdit

Ffcc-mlaad monster ahriman

Ahriman appears as a monster that can be summoned by Mira. It is a ranged summon with Fast attack speed and a one slot cost to summon. Although its attack power is somewhat low, its ability to Guard artifacts, preventing the destruction of tower floors, and its Fast attack speed make Ahriman a very useful ranged monster to summon in packs.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

Ahriman appears as a normal enemy. They usually fly just out of reach, so casting Gravity on them is a good strategy. Their special attack is a laser shot from the eye, which causes the stun status effect.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal BearersEdit

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD Ahriman
Note: One missing enemy of this type, might be exclusive to original mobile version
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Final Fantasy Dimensions IIEdit

FFLTNS Ahriman Artwork

The Ahriman is a wind-elemental Eidolon. It can be obtained as a signet for Morrow to equip and teaches him the Thundaga abilities.

In addition, the Ahriman appears as a boss in Babil Tower's eighth floor and later as a normal enemy.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

Theatrhythm Ahriman

Ahriman appears as an enemy with its original appearance from Final Fantasy III.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

Ahriman appear as an enemies in Battle Music Sequences.

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Ahriman from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy.

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Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB Ahriman

Ahriman appears as a boss inside Eureka. In battle, Ahriman uses Eyes On Me.


Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

The gaze of this beast's great eye is absolutely petrifying. Literally and figuratively.
—Description
Ahriman ATB

The Ahriman appears as an enemy inside the South Figaro Forest. It uses Evil Eye and drops the Sun Blade.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

The Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy XII versions of the Ahriman appear as bosses in dungeons based on the same games, with attack patterns similar to those they used in their original games.

Ahrimans from IV, VI, VII, IX, and X-2 also appear as enemies in various dungeons from those games. The enemies are variably able to inflict Doom, Confusion, Petrify, or Instant Death with various attacks.

Final Fantasy ExplorersEdit

FFE Ahriman
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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Final Fantasy World Wide WordsEdit

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World of Final FantasyEdit

WoFF Ahriman

Ahriman are a type of Mirage from the Floating Eye group. They can be transfigured from an Floating Eye when they reach at least level 15 or switched to a Buer board after acquiring the Buer Memento.

Ahriman can be found in Saronia Docks and become imprismable by inflicting blindness on them.

Chocobo no Fushigi na DungeonEdit

Ahriman Chocobo Dungeon

The Ahriman appears as an enemy.

Chocobo's Dungeon 2Edit

CD2 Floating Eye
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Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo TalesEdit

An Ahriman can be found in the Technolith and gives access to the microgame "Red Eye Rampage". In a nod to the source of the creature's name, the Ahriman says "Thank Zoroaster!" when the player agrees to opening the microgame.

Dice de Chocobo Edit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Ahriman from the PSP version of Final Fantasy III appears in an earth-elemental card, while its Theatrhythm Final Fantasy appearance and Floateye from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance have Wind-elemental cards.

Triple Triad (Portal App)Edit

Ahriman from Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy XIV appear on Triple Triad cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Itadaki StreetEdit

In Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Ahriman appears as a chance card. The card's ability: Gain extra step(s) as previous roll.

Lord of Vermilion IIEdit

Ahriman is a card.

GalleryEdit

Etymology Edit

Angra Mainyu in the Avestan language and Ahriman in Middle Persian is the Zoroastrian idea of the devil, meaning "destructive spirit."

The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike.

In early games, Ahriman was known as "Veteran". This may be a result of misinterpreting his Japanese name as "early man" (which would more likely be アーリーマン (ārī man?)). A veteran is a person with a long experience in a field, from Latin vetus, meaning "old".

TriviaEdit

  • A Ghost Card in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Ahriman, and bears the Player Icon of the Ahriman from Final Fantasy III. The Ahriman card is a Level 52 Cloud of Darkness that has the Purple Gem and Gnomish Bread to be won through Battlegen. The quote on the card, "None shall be able to stop it! You will never leave this place alive" is paraphrasing of what the Ahriman in Final Fantasy III says to the party before attacking.
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