Inferno's right arm. Comes back even if you kill it, but you better attack it to avoid Inferno's Delta Hit.

Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Rahu is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is the left arm (from the player's perspective) of the Inferno.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Rahu is the weakest arm, and only attacks with a physical attack and a special attack called Rapier, which is only slightly stronger.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

It is easy to kill using physical attacks or Ice-elemental spells. The easiest way to defeat Rahu is to summon Catoblepas at the beginning of battle, as both Rahu and Ketu are not immune to Petrify. The player can also use other spells and summons that target all enemies, such as Grand Delta or Ultima.

Formations[edit | edit source]

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Normal Back Surrounded Side
484 Inferno, Ketu, Rahu Y N N N Sides, synch. The Decisive Battle 8
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AI script[edit | edit source]

If Rahu is alive: Attack (66%) or Rapier (33%)

If Rahu is dead:

If Timer >= 20:
Revive Rahu

If killed: Set Timer = 0

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

In Hindu tradition, Rahu is a severed head of an asura, that swallows the sun causing eclipses. He is depicted in art as a serpent with no body riding a chariot drawn by eight black horses. According to legend, during the Samudra manthan, the asura Svarbhānu drank some of the amrita (divine nectar). The sun and moon realized it and alerted Mohini (the female avatar of Vishnu). Mohini cut off Svarbhānu's head before the nectar could pass his throat. The head, however, remained immortal due to the effect of amrita and became Rahu.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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