Amano's artwork of Hornet in Final Fantasy II.

Hornet (ホーネット, Hōnetto?) is a recurring enemy in the series. It is a giant insect that often appear in swarms and use status effect attacks. Hornets are aerial enemies and are usually weak defensively. Hornets are modeled after the real world insects, the largest of wasps.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy II[edit | edit source]

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Hornets are found at the beginning of the game. They attack in swarms and may inflict the Venom status effect.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

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Hornets are fought on the areas of the world map around Castle Sasune. As a flying enemy, they are weak to Wind and immune to Earth and their attacks may inflict Poison.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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The enemy called Hornet in the English localizations, is not actually named such in the original Japanese version, rather, being called (エポクスプレス, Epokusupuresu?). Nonetheless, it often attacks in groups and has no special attacks. They are fought in South Figaro Cave.

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

Hornets are fought during missions. They are part of group of monsters made after the Slaps enemy from Final Fantasy VII. They are resistant to physical attacks and are best defeated with magic.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

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The most formidable version of Hornet is a special enemy created in the Species Conquest at Monster Arena. It has several dangerous attacks inflicting Silence, Sleep, Darkness, Poison and Instant Death. It can also use Curaga on itself.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

The Hornet in Final Fantasy Dimensions.

The Hornet is an enemy encountered around Lux Castle. In addition, the Killer Bee and the Stinger appear as enemies.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[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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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Hornets are the largest eusocial wasps. Some species can reach up to 5.5 cm (2.2 in) in length. Most species make exposed nests in trees and shrubs, but some build their nests underground or in other cavities.

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