The Captain is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. An advanced soldier of Palamecia, Captains prowl the streets of Fynn and decks of the Dreadnought in NPC form. You can talk to them to initiate a battle, but doing this in the early stages of the game is not recommended due to the Captains' high power. If you do manage to defeat a Captain while at lower levels, you may obtain a Flame Bow or a suit of Golden Armor, two pieces of equipment that are quite advanced and helpful for several of the game's early dungeons. The Curse Tome provides a nice debuff spell to have early should you opt not to keep the Ancient Sword found in the Snow Cave. However, even if the player does defeat the knights, they will not be removed from the field, and, as such, areas blocked off by Captains cannot be unblocked by defeating them.
Captains can use the Bow 3 attack to strike while out of range of the party's physical attacks.
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Captain and chief officer are overlapping terms, formal or informal, for the commander of a military unit, the commander of a ship, airplane, spacecraft, or other vessel, or the commander of a port, fire department or police department, election precinct, etc. Captain is a military rank in armies, navies, coast guards, etc., typically at the level of an officer commanding a company of infantry, a ship, or a battery of artillery, or similar distinct unit.