It is not how long you live, but what you make of the time you have in this world.Doga, on mortality
Doga, or Dorga is a supporting character from Final Fantasy III, who temporarily joins the party after being met at Doga's Manor. He is a powerful wizard who has lived for many years. Doga supports the party at several points of the game in his state as a mortal and even after his own death.
One of the three students of the great Magus Noah, Master Doga was given the power of magic. A recluse, he lives in a manor secluded from the rest of the world protected by powerful winds, with moogles as his guards. He joins the heroes when he enters the Cave of the Circle with them. The Warriors of the Light travel through the Cave of the Circle in order to make the Nautilus submersible and then so they can enter the Temple of Time and ultimately awake Unei.
He later goes to another dimension to find the key to the Forbidden Land, Eureka. He is not heard from again until he contacts Master Unei in the world of dreams. Eventually he contacts her again after the heroes get the Invincible to come to the other dimension. The heroes later have to fight him in Doga's Grotto where he turns into a horrible, tailed, inhuman head. The heroes must battle Doga and Unei as the Eureka Key needs energy from them before it can be used. After the party defeats him, Doga reassures the party that though his body is destroyed, his spirit will live on and gives them the complete Eureka Key.
When the party is defeated by the Cloud of Darkness, it is Master Doga, along with Master Unei, who revives them. After doing so, their spirits move on for good.
Doga is fought as a boss.
Doga appears as a supporting non-playable character in "Chronicles of the New Era" storyline involving the Syrcus Tower. The enemies Doga's Clone(s) also appear in the tower.
Doga is an ally and a summonable Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. He is depicted in his Final Fantasy III default outfit. His EX ability is Feral Strike.
Doga appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a fire-elemental card.
- In Final Fantasy IX, Doga's Artifact is a key item that can be bought at the Treno Auction House, and if it is then taken to the phonograph in the inn of the Black Mage Village with Une's Mirror, "Pavilion of Dorga and Une" will play until the player leaves the village.
- His original NES sprite, albeit modified, is used in the webcomic "8 Bit Theater". The sprite is used to represent the character Sarda.
- One of the Mixes from the aborted Transmuter job in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift is named "Doga's Wrath" (ドーガの怒り, Dōga no Ikari?).