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Attacks with the wind spell Aero, and revives with Pearl Wind.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Marchosias, also called Harpiai, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

It mostly uses normal attacks, and its special attack Talon is a stronger normal blow. It has a 33% chance to use Aero on its second turn. It is weak to wind.

The Marchosias can be transformed into a Growth Egg by Ragnarok at a 25% chance. Ragnarok only effects the Marchosias 57.1% of the time, reducing the chances of getting a Growth Egg to approximately 14%.


Wind-elemental weapons and Strago's own Aero work well.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
236 Marchosias Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
238 Marchosias, Deepeye x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Aero (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or White Wind (33%)
4th Turn: Attack (66%) or Talon (33%)

Other appearances Edit

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Etymology Edit

In demonology, Marchosias is Great Marquis of Hell, commanding thirty legions of demons. Marchosias comes from the late Latin word marchio meaning "marquis".

It has also been known as Harpiai. In Greek and Roman mythology, a harpy was a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spirits. Their name means "snatchers".

Related enemies Edit

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