Baldanders, also known as Cycloskull, is an enemy in Final Fantasy V. They first appear in the ruined Ronkan structure within the Interdimensional Rift, and are noteworthy for their rare drop being the Rune Chime–a weapon for the Geomancer class that is more powerful than the Gaia's Bell obtained in Sealed Castle.
Baldanders is a shape-shifting creature of Germanic literary myth. Baldanders was first conceived by writer Hans Sachs after reading the description of Proteus in The Odyssey. The Baldanders is a creature symbolic for the continual change in nature and society, as well as the importance of familiarizing oneself with the common from another perspective. Its name is derived from the combination of German words for "Soon" (Bald) and "Another" (Anders).