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- "The curse of Astos will follow you to your dying day!"
In the Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls and future remakes, Astos appears in the Whisperwind Cove. There is a room with flame-like spirits which must be calmed so they can go rest in peace. One of those souls is Astos, seeking revenge and attacking the party when he encounters them. After his soul is destroyed, he curses the Light Warriors before fading away.
Astos and his cronies attack Elfheim before the Warriors of Light arrive, placing a curse on the Prince of Elfheim (that puts him in an endless sleep) and sacking the treasury. He steals Matoya's Crystal Eye to prevent her from making a potion to revive the Prince, and poses as a weak old king in the Western Keep and tricks the Warriors of Light into recovering the Crown from the dangerous depths of the Marsh Cave. When the Warriors return, Astos shows his true form, but the Light Warriors destroy him.
Similar to Garland, players will have no problem defeating Astos if they considered leveling up a bit in the areas around Elfheim or the Marsh Cave. Physical attackers should do their thing, while Red and White Mages should use Heal. Black Mages should use Tier-2 magic such as Fira. The player should prepare with some Phoenix Downs or the spell Life, as Astos has the magic Death, which can instantly KO any party member.
Another strategy is to cast Silence at the beginning of the battle to prevent Astos's Death spell or to use the item Cockatrice Claw, which can be won by finishing in third place in the ship's 15 Puzzle, to have a small chance of an instant KO.
If Astos is encountered in the Whisperwind Cove, he will retain the same stats and attacks as before, and since the Light Warriors will have grown more powerful by this point, the fight will be very short, possibly ending with Astos destroyed in one turn.
Astos appears in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
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- Astos was also in the episode 34 "The Fractured Fantasy of Captain N" of Captain N: The Game Master, under the disguise of a Friar who had the Light Crystal.
- Astos's likeness inspired the appearance of the Dark Elf in Final Fantasy IV. The PSP field and battle sprites of the two are identical.
- While decidedly different in appearance, Astos and the other dark elves are based on the drow from Dungeons and Dragons.