Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

The Lich (リッチ, Ritchi?), also called Rich, is a recurring enemy and boss in the Final Fantasy series. While he has no consistent appearance, he is always a magical-aligned undead. The Lich is sometimes teamed up with Marilith, the Kraken, and Tiamat to make the Four Fiends.


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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The Lich makes his first appearance, where he is one of the Four Fiends, the first one the Warriors of Light face in the Cavern of Earth. Defeating him opens the way to the depths of the Earthgift Shrine.

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

The fiend from the original Final Fantasy appears along with the rest of the original Four Fiends. Upon defeat, he relinquishes the Assassin's Dagger.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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Lich is a normal monster the party can encounter in the Cave to the Sealed Gate.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

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Lich is a stronger version of a Guardian of Terra, Earth Guardian, who battles Zidane and Quina in the Earth Shrine. The whole party fights him as Lich in Memoria. A crystal clone can also be found as a random encounter at the Crystal World.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

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Lich is a normal enemy encountered at the Djose Highroad, Mi'ihen Highroad, Mushroom Rock Road, Macalania Woods, and Calm Lands.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

Liches are mid-level members of the Skeleton genus. They can be found in a variety of areas including Western Altepa Desert (at night only), Attohwa Chasm (at night only), the Sacrarium, Toraimarai Canal, the Eldieme Necropolis, and the past version of the Eldieme Necropolis.

Liches are generally unexceptional members of their type, using their scythes and black magic determined by their level to attack. However, the liches found in the present time version of the Eldieme Necropolis are special because they randomly drop Ancient Papyrus, one of three items needed to advance beyond level 50.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

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Lich is a normal enemy encountered in the corridors of the Tomb of Raithwall.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

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Lich is an enemy fought in Steyliff Grove in Cleigne and during the Softly Now, Mighty Foes Hunt. It employs Fire-elemental attacks and is capable of inflicting the Disenchanted status.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

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An esper born in, of, and to darkness. Deals out devastating dark damage.

Description

Lich (Rich in the original English release) is a summon spell. Lich is an undead mage that spits out a blast of black lightning as it flies overhead. This attack is especially effective against Lucavi demons as it can even do 999 damage to Ultima. This is because Lich's attack works by dealing half of a monster's maximum health in damage, and bosses such as Ultima have well over the 1998 health required to reach to the damage cap.

It costs 40 MP to summon, has a speed of 12, and needs 600 JP to learn. Lich has a 20% chance of randomly being learned in battle by a Summoner who has not yet learned it and is not KO'd by it, or absorbs at least 1 HP worth of damage. Nullifying the damage does not count.

In the original PlayStation version, when summoned, the summoner will sometimes mutter, "Death song, death door, death river awaiting! Rich!". This was removed from the Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Although not an enemy of its own, Lich is a specific Zombie boss and one of the four Falgabirds. This is a reference to the original Lich from Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

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The Lich is a boss found within the Sealed Cave. It attacks by throwing skulls, and will drop the Nuke when defeated.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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The Lich is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Legend II[edit | edit source]

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The Lich is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

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Lich appears as a boss. A strong version, Lich Lord exists as a palette swap enemy. They are both of the Evil Class.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[edit | edit source]

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Lich is a recurring antagonist and boss appearing as what seems a ghostly Yuke.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

Lich's second summon artwork.

Lich appears as an antagonist during the game's Crystal of Time story arc. He is one of the Four Chaoses, creatures seeking to wreak havoc throughout history. His design is based on his appearance from the original Final Fantasy.

In addition, Lich also appears as multiple summons for Morrow to equip.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

Lich being summoned.

The Fiend of Earth, who drains and decays the soil itself.

Summon Compendium

Lich appears as a summon, represented by a colored version of his Final Fantasy art.

When summoned, it uses Earth Arcana which casts Doom on the opponent's Bravery points; after twenty seconds, the opponent's Bravery points are reduced to zero. Lich can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Shade Impulse I storyline.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Lich returns as a summonstone, with the same function as in Dissidia. He can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[edit | edit source]

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This greatest of living corpses controls the dead freely, bringing death to the living. It rots the land surrounding it and the earth will never bear life again unless it is defeated once and for all.

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Lich appears as an enemy during Battle Music Sequences.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

This undead Fiend of Earth commands powerful magic and looks great in purple.

Description

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Lich appears as an enemy encountered inside the Interdimensional Rift. He uses Flare and drops the Radiant Lance.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Explorers[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima[edit | edit source]

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Lich appears as one of the Superbosses in the Maxima-exclusive optional Hidden Dungeon as boss of the Earth route and in the dungeon's final battle with the other four fiends and Garland.

Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

Lich with artwork from Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls appears with an Earth-elemental card. He also has an Ice-elemental card with his Final Fantasy Tactics artwork.


Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

In fantasy fiction, a lich is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a transformation, as a powerful magician or king striving for eternal life uses spells or rituals to bind his intellect to his animated corpse and thereby achieve a form of immortality.

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