Red Dragon (レッドドラゴン, Reddo Doragon?), also known as R.Dragon and Red D, is a recurring enemy in the series. It is a Fire-elemental dragon, usually appearing mid to late game, and sometimes appears as a boss. It is generally weak to Ice-elemental attacks, and usually has access to the abilities Atomic Ray and Blaze.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy
- 1.2 Final Fantasy II
- 1.3 Final Fantasy III
- 1.4 Final Fantasy IV
- 1.5 Final Fantasy V
- 1.6 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.7 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.10 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Adventure
- 1.12 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 1.14 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.15 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.16 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.17 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.20 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.21 World of Final Fantasy
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Red Dragon is an enemy fought at Mount Gulg, and in the Game Boy Advance and later releases, also at Lifespring Grotto. It primarily focuses on physical attacks, but has access to the powerful Blaze attack. One such Red Dragon guards a chest containing the Flame Mail.
Red Dragon is first fought as a boss at Jade Passage, guarding a chest containing the Yoichi Bow, and later in the secret room and last floor in Pandaemonium. It uses strong physical attacks and the Blaze XVI skill to fight against the player. It is a valuable enemy in that it drops rare equipment, including the Dragon Armor, Dragon Shield, Black Garb, and Holy Lance.
Red Dragon is fought as a rare enemy in Crystal Tower, and in the 3D remakes, in ??? where the Iron Giant is fought. It is a dangerous foe, having access to exceptionally powerful physical attacks (of which can inflict Poison in the 3D remakes), Firaga, Blizzaga, and Thundaga. It is a valuable enemy as it can drop the Onion Armor, Onion Shield, and Onion Sword (in the NES version, it does not drop the Onion Sword), in addition to dropping the Elixir.
Red Dragon is an enemy fought in the Lunar Subterrane, and often attack either alone, in pairs, in threes, or with a Behemoth. It attacks most commonly with physical attacks, but can also attack the entire party with Thermal Rays. It is valued for its rare drops, the Dragon Gloves, Crystal Ring, and Wyvern Lance (in the 3D remakes, the Crystal Ring is a rare steal instead and is replaced by the Red Tail as its rarest drop). Red Dragons are weak to Ice-elemental attacks, and can be inflicted with Berserk and Paralysis.
Red Dragon returns as an enemy first fought as a rare encounter in Yang's Tale at the Impact Crater, then later in the Depths and Subterrane. Two different versions can be fought at the Subterrane, with the version that drops the Red Tail appearing only during a New Moon phase, and is also the version fought at the Impact Crater, albeit much weaker. The normal version drops the same set of items as in the previous game. They fight identically as in their previous appearance.
Red Dragon is an enemy first fought at the Barrier Tower as a possible monster-in-a-box, and later as a normal enemy at Castle Exdeath and as a possible enemy from one of the toads that accompany Alchymia at Istory Falls. It is unique in that it is an undead enemy despite not appearing as such, and thus is weak to both Ice-elemental and Holy-elemental attacks, in addition to being weak to Earth-elemental attacks. It attacks with strong physical attacks and Atomic Ray, and when controlled, can use Level 3 Flare which can be learned as a Blue Magic spell. Red Dragons are valuable due to the rare Flame Ring they have to steal, and are a good source of Elixirs.
Red Dragon is one of the eight legendary dragons. It is fought as a boss at Phoenix Cave, and in the Game Boy Advance and later remakes, can also be fought at the Dragons' Den and Soul Shrine. In the Phoenix Cave battle, it uses only Fire-elemental attacks against the party, rendering it harmless if equipped properly. Among Fira, Firaga, Flare, Fireball, Southern Cross, Flare Star, and Lv 4 Flare, it may also use Eraser on the party if anyone has the Reflect status on. Here, it drops the Murakumo upon defeat.
In the Dragons' Den, it primarily focuses on dealing high damage with physical attacks, but also has access to the abilities Firaga, Flare, Meltdown, Blaze, and Flare Star, as well as Red Fang which inflicts Instant Death. Once it has lost all of its HP, it will cast Ultima on the party. Upon defeat, it drops Terra's ultimate weapon, Apocalypse.
Red Dragon is a boss fought at Temple of the Ancients. It attacks with a simple physical attack, Tail Whip, and Red Dragon Breath, all of which targets one party member at a time. Upon defeat, Red Dragon drops the Dragon Armlet and Bahamut Materia.
Red Dragon is a fixed encounter fought three times throughout Mount Gulug. It attacks by using Dive and the Wind-elemental attacks Twister (learnable as a Blue Magic for Quina) and Aerial Slash, marking its first appearance of not using any Fire-elemental attacks. It is weak to both Ice-elemental and Water-elemental attacks, as well as Dragon Killer and Bird Killer.
A common form of adult dragons, Red Dragons are easily distinguished by bright red scales and yellow dorsal fins. Being heavily aspected to fire, their fiery breath is complemented with the ability to spit fireballs at more distant targets.
Red Dragon is the strongest of the Dragon-family, possessing massive HP and Strength. It innately knows the abilities Charge and Thunder Breath, and is the only Dragon-type that can gain access to the ability Fire Breath when an unit with the Beastmaster skill is nearby. It is a valuable enemy as it can be poached for the Sortilége and Dragon Whisker.
In Final Fantasy Explorers, a Red Dragon serves as the first boss of the game.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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Chromatic dragon is a classification of dragon in the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons who are typically of evil alignment, in contrast to the metallic dragons, and their queen is Tiamat. White, black, green, blue and red dragons are the classic chromatic dragons. Final Fantasy has derived a lot of influence from D&D, especially the early series. Red dragons are the largest and most powerful of the classic chromatic dragons who regard other chromatic dragons as inferior and make home inside active volcanoes or mountains. Red dragons use their powerful breath first, followed by physical strikes, then magical attacks.