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Yojimbo (ようじんぼう or ヨウジンボウ, Yōjinbō?, lit. Bodyguard), also known as Retainer, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

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Yojimbo is fought at the castle section of the Interdimensional Rift as well as inside the Sealed Temple at Titan's Grotto. They are moderately strong foes, attacking with physical attacks and Wring, and have the rare Murakumo to steal.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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"Attacks with Wind Slash, and Tradeoff when close to death. Tradeoff reduces its target to Wound status with one hit."

PlayStation Bestiary entry

Yojimbo is fought at Kefka's Tower. They are fearsome foes, attacking the player with powerful physical attacks, such as Wind Slash, Kiku-ichimonji, and the deadly Eye for an Eye when killed. It is possible to steal additional Masamunes from them, albeit at a low chance.

Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

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Yojimbo is a samurai-type daemon fought in caves in several late-game dungeons, and during the A Fistful of Gil hunt. They charge up their katana and plunge it into the ground to unleash daemonic energy that rises out of the ground as spikes. They also unveil the bag at their belt to shower the party with a Gil Toss and can instantly kill with their draw attack.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Yōjimbō (用心棒) means "bodyguard" in Japanese. One of the most notable fictional uses of the yojimbo is the 1961 period drama film directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is the story of a ronin, a wandering lordless samurai, who arrives at a village beset by two rival crime lords in the Edo period of Japanese history.

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