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Sekhmet, also known as Bludgeoner, is a boss in Final Fantasy V who only appears in a random encounter on the player's first visit to the Pyramid of Moore. Upon defeat, it warns the player that its brother will be waiting in a tower. The Brothers GF from Final Fantasy VIII allude to Sekhmet and Minotaur.



Sekhmet appears in a random battle, but once defeated, will never reappear unless defeated via the !Catch command or Counter. This is useful when attempting to acquire the rare steal Thief's Gloves. This can be repeated indefinitely until Sekhmet is defeated in a conventional fashion. The player can also steal, run away, then encounter it again and steal another one. The player can also steal the Thief's Gloves, then berserk Sekhmet, and defeat it via the Monk's Counter ability.


Sekhmet is not particularly difficult. A barrage of physical attacks brings upon its demise, but strong magic is also effective.

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Behind the scenes[]

The enemy ability known as Resploder in the PS version and Chain Detonation in the GBA version is named ゆうばく in Japanese. It may have been intended to be a special attack (as it appears in the attack lists for Ramuh, Catoblepas, Sekhmet, Sandworm, Exdeath's normal and tree forms, Archeoaevis, Gilgamesh, and Wendigo), but it is just a normal physical attack. Crystal Dragon has it as a Catch/Release ability, but when used as a Release, it acts the same as a normal Attack. The ability was removed (at least from Crystal Dragon) in the iOS version.



In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet was a blood-thirsty goddess with the head of a lion and the body of a woman in Upper Egypt.

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