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.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy III
- 1.3 Final Fantasy V
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.9 Vagrant Story
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Adventure
- 1.12 The Final Fantasy Legend
- 1.13 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.14 Bravely Default
- 1.15 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.16 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.18 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.19 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minotaur appears as a monster in the Twilight Ruins.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.The