Being a guardian statue of Giruvegan, set before the way stone outside the city, preventing intrusion. When provoked, the Daedalus swings its mighty sword, laying waste to any foolish enough to approach. To look upon its headless form is to know despair, and some conjecture that the mere sight of it has stopped many would-be interlopers from passing into the city.
[view·edit·purge]In Greek mythology, Daedalus was a skillful craftsman and artist who constructed the labyrinth of Minos which held the Minotaur imprisoned. This is a fitting reference since the boss Daedalus is found guarding the entrance to Giruvegan's interior, which has maze-like properties.
Daedalus's sword slightly resembles the famous Buster Sword.
Daedalus is one of the two bosses of Final Fantasy XII that leaves a leftover of sorts after being defeated, in his case returning to his slumbering form of a statue. The other such boss being the Elder Wyrm.