An executive officer in the Narshe attack forces. Attacks with Virite and SilverPike. He's weak vs. Fire, so use Terra's Fire magic if she's in the party.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Hell's Rider (simply abbreviated as Rider in some translations) is a boss in Final Fantasy VI battled during the imperial attack on Narshe. It patrols in front of Kefka. The player can avoid it, but it is difficult. If the player does avoid it, it will still be there running back and forth in the World of Ruin.

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Battle[edit | edit source]

Hell's Rider in the iOS/Android version.

Hell's Rider fights alone, a trait he shares with his three palette swap counterparts: Dante, Test Rider, and Death Rider. It uses normal attacks, Venomist that inflicts Poison on the party, and its special attack, Silver Lance, a strong physical blow. It counters attacks with Reverse Polarity, shifting the attacker's row. Locke can steal a valuable Mythril Vest from it, but the Rider will counter with Silver Lance.

The Rider is one of the few non-randomly encountered enemies to appear on the Veldt and have a Rage.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Gau can use the Mu Rage and hope for Snare. His Commander Rage sometimes uses Break, killing the Hell's Rider instantly. Another method is to have Cyan use Tiger to halve its HP and give it Sap.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
087 Hell's Rider Y N N N Sides, individual Battle 2

AI script[edit | edit source]

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Silver Lance (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
4th Turn: Attack (66%) or Venomist (33%)

If attacked by "Steal" or "Mug":

Target: Attacker
Silver Lance (100%)

If attacked by "Attack": Reverse Polarity (33%)

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

An enemy in Final Fantasy VII is named Hell Rider VR2, seemingly in reference to the previous game's "Hell's Rider". Like the Hell's Rider with Reverse Polarity, Hell Rider VR2 can use Electromag to change the party's rows.

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

In many mythological, folklore and religious traditions, hell is a place of torment and punishment in an afterlife.

The enemy's Japanese name is "Hell's Harley". "Harley" is a name used to refer to a motorcycle manufactured by Harley-Davidson.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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