Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Apollo is a very tall, handsome, youthful-looking man with long flowing hair clad in an impeccable suit and cape.
Personality[edit | edit source]
At first he appears to be one of the few "gods" who has not let power corrupt him, even giving spare MAGI to the party and encouraging their mission. However, it is later revealed he is corrupted and merely waiting for the party to find all the other pieces of MAGI for him, and he uses their friends and loved ones as hostages to take the MAGI from them. He is arrogant, as for much of his initial battle with the party, he does nothing but brag about how powerful the MAGI has made him.
Story[edit | edit source]
When the party arrives in Apollo's World, they come across Apollo's Palace. The party finds out that he was waiting for them, so they go and talk to him. Apollo welcomes the party and calls them heroes of the world. He shows his gratitude for defeating Ashura by giving the party the Defense MAGI.
When the main character asks him why he's doing this, Apollo tells them that he's got enough power already. However, he also mentions that there still some MAGI in his world. He gives three riddles to the party, and wishes them luck on solving them. The party leaves the palace afterwards.
The party later finds him in Race World, holding the Dragon races. Apollo convinces the party to enter the race because MAGI will be the winning prize for each obstacle. After the party wins the race, Apollo congratulates them, states that he knew the party would win, and laughs it off.
The party comes across Apollo at the base of the second Pillar of Sky in Final World. He greets the party, telling them that he knows the party has seventy-six MAGI and he has the seventy-seventh one right in his hands which happens to be a Defense MAGI. Either the party or him will get it all. The main character figures that Apollo has changed his mind, and refuses to let Apollo have the MAGI the party has collected. Apollo sends his Minion to battle the party.
After the battle, Apollo sees that the party is strong, and shows them that he has captured Taro and Hana, Lynn and Ki, Flora and Leon. He gives the party an ultimatum: hand over the MAGI, or forsake their friends. The main character realizes that Apollo meant to do this from the very beginning, and hands over all seventy-six MAGI.
Apollo asks them if they wish to live as his servants. The main character refuses and tells Apollo that he can't use those MAGI because it'll ruin the whole world. Apollo laughs it off saying that it's a rumor that the Guardians made up. He tells them that he'll become a real god with these MAGI and create his own world. Afterwards, Apollo leaves the area.
The party confronts Apollo at the entrance to Central Shrine, but Dad warns him to not use the MAGI. Apollo tells him that he already has and they'll see what happens. The party is left with no other choice but to fight him.
During the battle, the party is unable to deal any meaningful damage to Apollo, and he later transforms into a more powerful form. After a few moments of battling him, he starts to melt. The main character tells him that his transformation is not perfect, since he's still missing one MAGI. Apollo eventually explodes, but Dad jumps before the party and shields them from the blast which knocks him out.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Apollo has 25,000 HP and already is protected by the Aegis MAGI at the start of battle. For the first six turns or so, he is content to sit back and protect himself with the Aegis MAGI. Around the seventh turn, he transforms into a monster, drops his Aegis defense, and begins his assault with the Masmune MAGI and Flare ability.
Apollo is somewhat unique among Final Fantasy Legend II enemies, in that he has a set pattern to his attacks rather than attacking at random; the only other obvious case of a defined pattern is Arsenal. Once he begins attacking, he always alternates between Masamune and Flare (though who he targets with Masamune is still random). The timing of him transforming and exploding do not vary.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
SaGa Compilation Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]
Apollo makes an appearance as a card in the card game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in ancient Greek mythology. Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more.