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The Red Dragon, subtitled Red D in the Nintendo Entertainment System version, is an enemy in the original Final Fantasy. They are typically the first dragons the Warriors of Light meet and are fairly difficult when first encountered.


Battle Edit

Red Dragons have a devastating Blaze attack, which deals Fire-based damage to all party members, as well as being physically powerful. Having the mages cast Ice-based spells and strong physical attacks can defeat a Red Dragon with ease.

Encounters Edit

The most famous guardian in Mount Gulg, the Red Dragon is guarding a chest with Flame Armor, which may come handy in the fight with Marilith.

Long after Mount Gulg, the player may find the Red Dragon (among other dragons) in the Lifespring Grotto optional dungeon. There, Dark Bahamut gives the heroes the task of defeating a certain number of his dragon disciples.

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Etymology Edit

A dragon is a legendary creature, typically with serpentine or reptilian traits, that features in the myths of many cultures.

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.

Related enemies Edit

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