Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

The Minotaur, also known as Bull, Minitaurus, Wisenkin, or Taurus, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series.

The Minotaur is a creature with a variety of appearances, but it usually possesses the head of a bull and the muscular body of a man, sometimes possessing a tail as well. Though their appearances have varied from intelligent humanoids to monstrous beasts, they are usually regarded as formidable foes, sometimes appearing only as bosses.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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In the original Final Fantasy, minotaurs appeared as powerful enemies found in the Cavern of Earth and Mount Gulg, possessing powerful physical attacks. A variation known as the Zombie Minotaur also exists.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

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Minotaurs in Final Fantasy III are found near the Crystal Tower on the World Map. These minotaurs display the ability to wield weapons, brandishing axes against the heroes.

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

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Sekhmet and Minotaur are two minotaur bosses found in Final Fantasy V. The two are brothers, and can be fought in the Fork Tower and the Pyramid of Moore, respectively.

Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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Sacred and Minotaur appear in the Tomb of the Unknown King. Upon defeat the two join the party as a Guardian Force, known collectively as Brothers. The two brothers are a reference to Sekhmet and Minotaur from Final Fantasy V. They are an Earth-elemental GF and have separate Triple Triad cards.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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The Tauri are a race of bull-like demons found in Final Fantasy XI. They are known for their fearsome gaze, which is said to be able to sentence targets to death.

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

A minotaur appears as a mid-boss in the Fractal Continuum dungeon. It fights in a manner similar to cyclops enemies, and during the fight players must release chimerical beings as bait to distract it from using a fatal swing attack. Minotaurs also appear as normal enemies in the Palace of the Dead and in the Lochs.

The Taurus enemies from Final Fantasy XI also reprise as a species of voidsent.

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur is a race of enemies in Final Fantasy Tactics, consisting of the Wisenkin, the Minotaur, and the Sekhret. They can be dangerous enemies to face, due to their high HP and attack power, but they can also be powerful allies if recruited into Ramza's party.

Vagrant Story[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur is a boss in Vagrant Story, found in the Wine Cellar. Other minotaur creatures exist in Vagrant Story, such as the Minotaur Lord or the Minotaur Zombie.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur is a creature that is poisoning the Level Forest, disguised as a tree. It is fought as a boss with Benjamin and Kaeli. A weaker version of the Minotaur, the Minotaur Zombie, can be fought as a normal enemy in the Bone Dungeon.

Final Fantasy Adventure[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur is an enemy found inside Glaive Castle, Mt. Rocks, and the Temple of Mana. They have a chance of inflicting Pois per hit, they also can drop Cure.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the sixteenth floor of the Tower.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[edit | edit source]

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The Minotaur appears as a monster in Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light. A Minotaur appears as a boss during the beginning of the game inside the North Caves. After darkness spreads throughout the world, the Minotaur can be found as a random encounter inside Mount Gulg and the Quicksand Castle. A stronger version appears as a boss inside the Mysterious Lighthouse.

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Minotaur appears as a monster in the Twilight Ruins.

Bravely Archive[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Minotaur was a creature from Greek mythology with the head of a bull and the body of a man. He is descended from the union of the Queen of Crete and a white bull. He roamed the Labyrinth, where he hunted and killed a tribute of young men and women until he was slain by Theseus.

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