Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano of Cerberus from Final Fantasy III.

Cerberus (ケルベロス, Keruberosu?) is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. As with the Cerberus of myth, it appears as a monstrous three-headed dog. It first appeared in Final Fantasy III as a late-game boss.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus appears as a boss in the Earthgift Shrine, a dungeon exclusive to the Dawn of Souls and Anniversary releases. As with the other three bosses in the shrine, it is based on its Final Fantasy III appearance. It drops the Kotetsu when defeated.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus' first appearance in the series, it is one of four bosses fought in the World of Darkness to release the Warriors of the Dark.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus appears as a boss based on its Final Fantasy III form. It is fought in the Depths of the True Moon.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Cerberus is the strongest of the dog-type enemies encountered.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus is a support Guardian Force found during the Battle of the Gardens where he appears as an optional boss. If the player misses Cerberus, it can be drawn from Gargantua in the final dungeon. When Cerberus is summoned it uses Counter Rockets to bestow Double and Triple on the party.

Cerberus learns more junction abilities than the Guardian Forces obtained so far, as well as Speed-boosting support abilities and status attack and defense, among them them useful Status Defense x4. It is the only GF to learn Auto-Haste naturally, and also learns an ability to reduce the number of spells actually expended from the spell stock to one when the user dualcasts with the Double status. Its unique ability lets the player avoid back attacks in random encounters.

Its compatibility item is Dragon Fin. Its compatibility is also boosted by casting buffing magic. Unlike most GFs, Cerberus doesn't have an "opposite" GF whose summoning would deduct from its compatibility the most. Its Triple Triad card drops from itself when it is defeated as a boss.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus is encountered as a normal enemy in Ipsen's Castle.

Tetra Master[edit | edit source]

Cerberus.

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Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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The Cerberus family are members of the Beast Type introduced in the Treasures of Aht Urhgan expansion pack. They are encountered exclusively as Notorious Monsters. In particular, an enemy named Cerberus can be encountered at Mount Zhayolm once every three to five days.

Cerberus was discovered buried in igneous rock during a construction project inside the tunnels of Halvung. He went on a rampage until the mercenary chief managed to tame him. Although Cerberus is faithful to his master, one of his heads is continually afflicted with a craving, which puts the beast in a constant foul mood. In his endless rage, Cerberus spews toxic flames without cease or concern for surroundings, resulting in many hapless tragedies. It is for this reason that even the menacing Troll Mercenaries are said to cover their ears and shiver in fear when the jarring roar of Cerberus echoes through the tunnels.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus is fought as a normal enemy in the Feywood. Unlike previous incarnations of the Cerberi, these take upon the shape of hyena-like creatures, with a flame burning at the tip of their horns.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Cerberus is the name of a paradigm consisting of three Commandos.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus is a boss encountered in the World of Darkness.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Nyx fights a Cerberus in Kingsglaive.

Cerberus is a creature in the Final Fantasy XV Universe, appearing in the Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV movie and Omen short film. In Kingsglaive, Nyx Ulric fights them in the outlands of Lucis. In Omen, Noctis Lucis Caelum becomes surrounded by them in his nightmare. A Cerberus appeared for footage of Final Fantasy XV shown at the Game Developers' Conference in March 2017 as a Level 47 boss fought in Lestallum.

A Cerberus also appears in the Windows and Royal Editions of the game, serving as a boss in Chapter 14.

Justice Monsters Five[edit | edit source]

Cerberus in Justice Monsters Five.

Cerberus appears as an obtainable SR monster. It is a Fire-elemental monster whose type is Burst, class is Beast and its specialty is Balance. Its hero tech is Triple Firaga which fires a spray of missiles upward. Its leader bonus is Counter Flares which increases Fire damage dealt by 100%. Its auto-effect is Earth Damage -15% which reduces Earth damage taken by 15%.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus is one of the strongest normal enemies in the game. It is fought aboard Mac's Ship and inside Doom Castle.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

Cerberus in Crystal Chronicles.

Cerberus appears at the Goblin Wall for Cycles Two and Three, and at Rebena Te Ra in all Cycles.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

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Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Cerberus is a beast-type enemy that appears in the Vampire Castle.

Bravely Archive[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

Artwork of Cerberus by Matrix.

Cerberus appears as a fire-elemental summon for the player to use. The summon's special ability is Counter Skyrocket when summoned into battle, which increases the attack power and speed of the party for three turns. Summoning Cerberus costs 1 points from the Consumption Gauge.

Depending on Cerberus' type and rank, they can teach the user abilities that support the party and deal damage in battle. The summon can allow the wielder to use the following abilities:

  • Fire Blow I
  • Fire Blow II
  • Fire Blow III
Upgrading stats[edit | edit source]
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
☆ 3 30 10 472 26 43 41 29 None
☆ 4 40 10 677 38 61 58 42 Rank Jewel III x1
Fire Topz x3
☆ 5 50 10 883 49 79 76 54 ?


Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus from Final Fantasy III appears with a wind-elemental card.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Cerberus from Final Fantasy VIII appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.

World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Cerberus are a type of Mega Mirage from the Nakk group. They can be transfigured from a Fenrir with a Cerberus Memento.

Cerberus can be found in a secret area in The Dragon Scars and become imprismable by using fire, ice, and thunder attacks.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Guardian Cross[edit | edit source]

A terror in the Near East, this fire-breathing canine is the bane of trolls.

Description

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Lord of Vermilion IV[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Cerberus is a three-headed dog that guards the underworld's gates in Greek mythology.


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