Diabolos is an esper in the Advance and subsequent releases of Final Fantasy VI who can be acquired as a magicite.

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Diabolos is a humanoid, devilish creature. Its skin is mostly black and red, with large red wings and a long, black tail.

Diabolos' appearance is similar to its appearance in Final Fantasy VIII, which was the first appearance of Diabolos.

Story[edit | edit source]

Diabolos was one of several espers captured by the Gestahlian Empire during their first raid on the esper world. The captive espers were taken back to the Magitek Research Facility at Vector, and for sixteen years they were experimented on and had their magic drained to develop the Empire's Magitek army.

Shortly before the Returners infiltrated the facility and shut it down, Diabolos, along with three other espers, escaped the facility. Through unknown circumstances, Diabolos' was turned into magicite and ended up in Dragons' Den, where it was guarded by Kaiser Dragon. Eventually the Returners explored Dragons' Den and defeated Kaiser, and took Diabolos' magicite.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Diabolos costs 100 MP to summon and casts Dark Messenger, which reduces the HP of all opponents to 1/16. It ignores immunity to Instant Death and inflicts Sap. At level up, Diabolos provides a +100% boost to HP.

Diabolos is largely useless as a magicite - by the time the player obtains it they have defeated the most powerful boss in the game and it is likely that every party member can inflict massive damage to all enemies every turn on their own. Its level up bonus is not very impressive, as the party members are likely at a very high level already with several thousand HP, and a few extra hundred points with Diabolos would not make much difference.

Spells[edit | edit source]

As with Diabolos itself, the spells it teaches are not very useful. An Ultima spell, which all characters can easily have learned by the time they acquire Diabolos, will do just as much or more damage than either gravity spell.

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