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.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.5 Final Fantasy X-2
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Adventure
- 1.12 The Final Fantasy Legend
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Legend II
- 1.14 Vagrant Story
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.17 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.18 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
- 1.19 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.20 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.21 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.22 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.23 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.24 World of Final Fantasy Maxima
- 1.25 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.26 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
Lich is a normal monster the party can encounter in the Cave to the Sealed Gate.
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.
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.
Lich is a normal enemy encountered in the corridors of the Tomb of Raithwall.
An esper born in, of, and to darkness. Deals out devastating dark damage.
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.
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.
The Lich is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
The Lich is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
Lich appears as a boss. A strong version, Lich Lord exists as a palette swap enemy. They are both of the Evil Class.
Lich is a recurring antagonist and boss appearing as what seems a ghostly Yuke.
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]
The Fiend of Earth, who drains and decays the soil itself.
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.
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.
Lich appears as an enemy during Battle Music Sequences.
This undead Fiend of Earth commands powerful magic and looks great in purple.
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]
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.In fantasy fiction, a