The Death Eye, also known as the PHANTOM in the NES version, is an enemy from the original Final Fantasy. The Death Eye has a chance of dropping an Elixir upon death, making it a vital find in various parts of the Chaos Shrine. Using Dia or Fire can dispose of these enemies easily due to its small HP total of 360.
Much like the Evil Eye, in the game's original Japanese release the Death Eye so resembled the Beholders from Dungeons & Dragons that Nintendo, who distributed the NES version of the original Final Fantasy, redesigned the shared sprite between the two monsters before bringing the game to the US. In future Japanese releases of the game, its name would be changed as well, to "Desuai". In the original Famicom release, it was named デスビホルダ, "Desubehorudā" (Death Beholder).