All living things are born to die. No one can defeat me, the Vampire!!
The Vampire is a boss from the original Final Fantasy, fought on the third floor of the Cavern of Earth. When the Light Warriors arrive to Melmond, they find the earth rotting and the people suffering. As the Vampire had attacked the town earlier and destroyed the church, the townsfolk believe he was also responsible for the earth rotting. The Light Warriors travel to the Cavern of Earth to confront him. Before the battle with him, the Vampire says that "all living things are born to die." This is the phrase Minwu uses before the king dies in Final Fantasy II.
Other Vampires are fought as random encounter in numerous areas. They can be fought in the Mirage Tower in groups, and alongside other enemies in parts of the Chaos Shrine. In the Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls and future releases, the Vampire of Melmond can be found and battled again in the room of spirits in the Whisperwind Cove.
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Battle[edit | edit source]
At the point the boss is faced, his 280 HP is weak; he even has less HP than the Earth Elemental, which appears as a random encounter in the same cave. His regenerating and Gaze attack can be tricky, but he is not a challenge. Using Fire-based attacks or casting Dia can help end the battle quickly; a lucky shot with Fire 3 or Dia 3, particularly in the NES version, can end the fight in a single spell.
Whisperwind Cove encounter[edit | edit source]
Forgive me, Lich...
Whisperwind Cove has a room with restless souls of various monsters who had died. The player can find the Vampire of Melmond's soul, as well as that of Astos. The Vampire recognizes the Warriors of Light and attacks them, but as he retains the same level of power as before, he is no match for the stronger Warriors. After this second defeat, the Vampire begs the Lich for forgiveness before disappearing for good.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence, generally in the form of blood, of living creatures. Although vampiric entities have been recorded in many cultures, and may go back to "prehistoric times", the term vampire was not popularized until the early 18th century.