There is no escaping this evil eye. Once you have met its fearsome gaze, you will never be alone again. Even now I feel the loathsome eye on me. Always it is on me. Where is it? Where is it? Oh, sweet gods...!
- —Theatrhythm Final Fantasy description.
Ahriman (アーリマン, Āriman?), also known as Veteran, Allemagne, or Evil Eye is a recurring enemy from the Final Fantasy series. They are often among the strongest enemies of the game, though lesser varieties of them exist that are much weaker. Ahrimans are usually depicted as round yellow creatures with green or purple wings, large fang-filled mouths, thin tails, and a single large eye. They attack with Death spells and similar Instant Death attacks like Petrify, Roulette and Doom. Other varieties of Ahriman are the Flying Eye and similarly named Floating Eye, and the Plague Horror.
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy)
The Ahriman appears as a boss in the Dawn of Souls version of Final Fantasy. It appears to be a reference to Ahriman's original appearance in Final Fantasy III.
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy III)
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy IV)
The Ahriman, known as Allemagne in the J2e fan-translation, Fatal Eye in the official SNES translation, and Veteran in the PlayStation version, is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV. The first battle in game is featured by Cecil against three Floating Eyes. Cecil promptly dispatches them with a Blue Fang.
Both the original Ahriman from Final Fantasy IV and the one from Final Fantasy III appear in the game. After defeating the latter at the Depths of the True Moon, the party says it was not like any other Ahriman they fought before, indicating at a difference between the two in power. Additionally, Floating Eye appears as a different type of Ahriman.
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy VI)
Ahriman, also known as Veteran, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.
- Main article: Allemagne (Final Fantasy VII)
Allemagne is an enemy found in the Northern Cave in Final Fantasy VII. They use L4 Death and L3 Flare, among other attacks. Ironically, they are Level 48 and so can be Manipulated into killing themselves with L4 Death.
- Main article: Ahriman (Crisis Core)
Different versions of Ahriman can be found in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, such as the regular Ahriman, Fly Eye, and Bat Eye.
- Main article: Veteran (Final Fantasy IX)
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy X)
The Ahriman is an enemy in Final Fantasy X. Unlike its predecessors, it has different breeds and stats, ranging from low to high.
Four versions of the Ahriman appear in Final Fantasy X-2.
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|Location||Win from the Practice Core Sphere or the Easy Core Sphere players in the Luca Stadium.|
Given x5 when entering the Sphere Break Tournament.
- Main article: Ahriman (Last Mission)
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy XI)
The Ahriman is a monster family in Final Fantasy XI, part of the Demon ecosystem. They primarily inhabit the frozen Northlands, and are numerous in Castle Zvahl. The Ahriman genus has several subspecies with unique coloring.
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy XII)
Ahriman appears in the Sochen Cave Palace as a storyline boss in Final Fantasy XII. In this game, Ahriman appears as a ghost, rather than a flying one-eyed demon, differing radically from past incarnations.
- Main article: Ahriman (Final Fantasy XIII)
The Ahriman is a member of the Spook species that can be summoned by Imps.
One of more well-known voidsent, these other worldly creatures can sometimes be seen prowling Eorzea's landscape. Known members of the Ahriman genus include Ahriman and Smolenkos. They are known to be proficient in earth magic and possess a paralyzing gaze.
Players who have subscribed for at least three months will receive a grey Ahriman mount known as "Void Resonator" as part of Veterans Rewards. A diminutive yellow ahriman called "Beady Eye" is also gifted as a minion in addition to the mount.
- Main article: Ahriman (Tactics)
- Main article: Ahriman (Tactics Advance)
An Ahriman is a common enemy from Final Fantasy Tactics. A variant, the Floateye, can also be found.
- Main article: Ahriman (Tactics A2)
The Ahriman is both a monster class and a specific monster in Final Fantasy Tactics A2. They have gained a new coloration and several new attacks since their days in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. The Floating Eye also appears as a separate monster class.
- Main article: Ahriman (Crystal Defenders)
Ahriman is an enemy in Crystal Defenders that appears in four different locations in the game.
Ahriman type enemies appear in Type-0.
- Main article: Ahriman (Crystal Chronicles)
Ahriman appears in Crystal Chronicles as an enemy in all cycles of the Mushroom Forest.
- Main article: Ahriman (My Life as a King)
Ahriman appears in My Life as a King as enemies in Denthe Bridge, Land of O'Kokuh, Simuth Hollows, and Shrine of Awakening.
Ahriman appears in My Life as a Darklord as a monster that can be summoned by Mira. It is a ranged summon with Fast attack speed and a one slot cost to summon. Although its attack power is somewhat low, its ability to Guard artifacts, preventing the destruction of tower floors, and its Fast attack speed make Ahriman a very useful ranged monster to summon in packs.
- Main article: Ahriman (Echoes of Time)
Ahriman appears as a normal enemy in this game. They usually fly just out of reach, so casting Gravity on them is a good strategy. Their special attack is a laser shot from the eye, which causes the stun status effect.
- Main article: Ahriman (The Crystal Bearers)
- Main article: Ahriman (Dimensions)
Ahriman appears as an enemy in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy with its original appearance from Final Fantasy III.
Ahriman from Final Fantasy IV appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.
The gaze of this beast's great eye is absolutely petrifying. Literally and figuratively.
- —In-game description.
- Main article: List of Final Fantasy All the Bravest Enemies#Ahriman
The Ahriman also appears in Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon as an enemy.
An Ahriman can be found in the Technolith and gives access to the microgame "Red Eye Rampage". In a nod to the source of the creature's name, the Ahriman says "Thank Zoroaster!" when the player agrees to opening the microgame.
Ahriman from the PSP version of Final Fantasy III appears in an earth-elemental card.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
- A Ghost Card in Dissidia Final Fantasy is named Ahriman, and bears the Player Icon of the Ahriman from Final Fantasy III. The Ahriman card is a Level 52 Cloud of Darkness that has the Purple Gem and Gnomish Bread to be won through Battlegen. The quote on the card, "None shall be able to stop it! You will never leave this place alive" is paraphrasing of what the Ahriman in Final Fantasy III says to the party before attacking.