I must not let my father down... Not only must I bring peace to Saronia... but the whole world as well. There is much work to do, and there will be time to mourn later.
Prince Alus Restor, also known as Allus, is the young crown prince of Saronia in Final Fantasy III. The party meets him after he has been exiled by the king, and he becomes a supporting character for a time, aiding the Light Warriors with white magic.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Alus is a young boy with white hair. He wears a long orange cloak. His NES sprite is red and white and he wears a crown. His Yoshitaka Amano artwork depicts him wielding a longsword, but he fights with a boomerang in the 3D remake versions.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Alus is an outspoken prince, but is shy and has fallen on hard times. In the 3D remake version Arc takes a liking to him despite the age difference, as both of them were belittled in the past. When new responsibilities are laid upon him, he believes that he can no longer see Arc due to his duties.
Story[edit | edit source]
Alus was kicked out of the castle by his father, King Gorn, who had been acting strangely. Alus meets the party and befriends Arc when he defends the prince in a tavern. With encouragement from Arc, he decides to confront his father. King Gorn is being controlled by Gigameth, the retainer of Saronia, who tries to have the king kill his son. The king stabs himself, as he would rather die than hurt his beloved son.
After the Warriors of the Light defeat Gigameth, who turns into the monster Garuda, Alus becomes the king of Saronia. Alus later appears in the Crystal Tower to help dispel the Curse of the five wyrms on the Warriors of Light. When the party enters the World of Darkness, Alus stays behind with the others to await their return.
Some time later, Alus is crowned king of Saronia. His duties mean that he can no longer see his friend Arc.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
In the 3D versions, Alus can aid the party by using the low-level White Magic spells Confuse and Aero. To find the secret Iron Giant's Cave dungeon, the player must also receive all four letters from the Four Old Men and Prince Alus. To get the last letter from Prince Alus, Arc must check the Mognet for the letter to appear, provided the player has completed all three of the optional dungeons, defeating Odin in Saronia Catacombs, Leviathan in Lake Dohr, and Bahamut in Bahamut's Lair.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Yūkyū no Kaze Densetsu: Final Fantasy III Yori[edit | edit source]
Alus is the prince and last survivor of the destroyed kingdom of Solados. He journeys with the Warriors of Light on the surface. His role overall is very different from the games, more closely resembling that of Aria.
Alus appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.