Marilith artwork for the original Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano.

Marilith (マリリス, Maririsu?), also known as Marilis, Kary, Lilith, or Maliris, is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. Always snake-like, female, Fire-elemental, and usually sword-wielding, Marilith first appeared as a prominent boss in the original game and has since returned as a boss in others.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Marilith (PSP).

Marilith (originally called Kary) was one of the Four Fiends of Chaos. After the rampages of Tiamat and Kraken, Marilith made her abode in Mount Gulg, threatening the nearby town of Crescent Lake.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Lesser Marilith is an enemy encountered in the Sealed Cave.

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

The Lesser Marilith from Final Fantasy IV and Marilith from Final Fantasy also appears along with the rest of the original Four Fiends. It is a powerful boss, but is weak to Ice-elemental spells. It drops the Rising Sun upon defeat.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]


The "Fire Guardian" defends the Fire Shrine, and Maliris, a memory based on the Fire Guardian, created by Kuja, is later battled in Memoria. Crystallized versions of her appear in the Crystal World. She has a more serpentine appearance in this instance.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Marilith appears as a mark. It is entirely serpentine, and does not brandish swords.

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Noctis fighting the Marilith.

A Marilith appears in the first episode. When Noctis Lucis Caelum was just eight years old[1], he was gravely injured from an attack of a ravaging Marilith and was knocked into a coma. His attendant died during the attack but his father, King Regis, saved him by driving the Marilith away.

Several years later, while Noctis and his friends are on their to meet Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, they encounter Niflheim soldiers. During the battle, enemy reinforcements—which include the Marilith—arrive. Noctis recognizes the monster and attacks, an act the Marilith reciprocates. Noctis, with the help of his companions, slays Marilith.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

Marilis appears as a Lamia and is one of the four Falgabirds. She is an homage to Marilith.

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

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The Kary is a boss found within the Cara Mountain Range. It can attack with a barrage of icicles, a charging attack, and a tail attack. It will drop the Ice when defeated.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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Lilith 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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Lilith is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]


Marilith is one of the main antagonists of the "Crystal of Time" arc. She is the Chaos of Fire sent to wreak havoc in the present timeline in order to cause the Day of Reckoning to occur. Her appearance is based on her design from the original Final Fantasy.

In addition, she appears as a Signet summon for Maina to use.

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

Marilith being summoned.

The Fiend of Fire, who uses the many limbs of her serpentine body to wield deadly weapons.

Summon Compendium

Marilith is a summon who uses Fire Arcana, evoking a timer upon the opponent. When it expires the opponent's Bravery becomes fixed for a certain period of time. A colored version of her original artwork from Final Fantasy is used. Marilith can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Shade Impulse II storyline.

A portrait of her also hangs in the Chaos Temple stage.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Marilith returns with the same function. She can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP. She also makes a cameo as a tutor in the in-game manual of the Labyrinth.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

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The Fiend of Fire herself gets mixed up when flailing all six of her sword arms.


Marilith appears as an enemy encountered inside the Interdimensional Rift. She uses Firaga and drops the Butterfly Sword.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima[edit | edit source]

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Marilith appears as one of the Superbosses in the Maxima-exclusive optional Hidden Dungeon as boss of the Fire 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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Marilith appears as an ability card and is also an enemy encountered in the fourth main scenario chapter. When fought she shares the element of fire with her original incarnation, but her obtainable card is of the darkness element.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[edit | edit source]

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Marilith appears with a fire-elemental card and Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls artwork.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

A marilith is fictional creature in many official Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings. A marilith is depicted as a powerful, six-armed female demon with the lower body of a snake. Mariliths in Dungeons & Dragons are based on Hindu mythology, where gods and demons frequently have multiple heads and arms.

References[edit | edit source]

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