Scarmiglione, also known as Milon, is a storyline boss from Final Fantasy IV. A vile monster known as the Blighted Despot, he appears as one of Golbez's Archfiends. He is fought three times (twice in a row early in the story), and takes on more than one form. He is an undead enemy, and thus is weak to Fire and healing spells. In the second battle, he is known as Milon Z or Milon Z. in older ports.

Stats[edit | edit source]

1st Form

2nd Form

1st Form Easy Type

2nd Form Easy Type

Battle[edit | edit source]

First battle[edit | edit source]

Scarmiglione faces the party.

Scarmiglione is accompanied by a vast number of Skulnants and counters every attack that hits him with Thunder on a random party member.

Second battle[edit | edit source]

I will ssssmite your ruin on the mountain sssside!

Scarmiglione, upon the second battle

In Scarmiglione's second form there are no monsters accompanying him, but he has a strong physical attack and may inflict Curse, Blind and other status effects. This battle is a back attack.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

One should have plenty of Echo Herbs on hand to cure Silence. Tellah and Porom should always use Cura on Scarmiglione or the other characters when they need healing. Palom should cast Fira without any delay, but Scarmiglione will retaliate with his various status effects, or his special Gas attack in all versions except the US SNES release and Easy Type. Cecil should use Hi-Potion on Scarmiglione as his dark sword is useless against the boss. If the player wants an easy win, they can use an Elixir on Scarmiglione, if they have it.

As the battle is a back attack, it would be wise to invert the party lineup beforehand.

Third battle[edit | edit source]

AI script[edit | edit source]

(If hit by a Fire Element spell : Counter with Gas / Cursed Elegy - Has no effect; this attack may be bugged / Slow on all party members)

Turn 1 - Attack (May inflict Poison)

(Scarmiglione uses Gas in the SNES version, and Cursed Elegy in the PSP version.)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Scarmiglione is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.

His name means "Trouble Maker."

Scarmiglione is called Milon Z or Milon Z. in older ports for his second battle. The letter Z stands for zombie. A zombie is an animated corpse resurrected by mystical means, such as witchcraft. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired popularity in North American and European folklore.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

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