The Gargoyle (ガーゴイル, Gāgoiru?) is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. They are winged demons, though not all take to the air when encountered. Gargoyles first appeared as low-rank enemies in the original Final Fantasy.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy)
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy III)
While flying in an airship on the world map, the player may encounter Gargoyles. They are a great deal tougher than their incarnations from the original game, but like all flying enemies, Gargoyles are weak to Wind.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy IV)
Gargoyles are classified as insects. An evolved form called the Belphegor also exists.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)
An evolved form called the Belphegor also exists.
- Main article: Gargoyle (The After Years)
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy V)
Unique of their kin among the series, Gargoyles appear as bosses, standing as sentries at the locations where the tablets that seal away the twelve Sealed Weapons lie. Gargoyles appear in pairs, and both must be vanquished simultaneously for them to remain defeated.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy VII)
Gargoyles nest at the Northern Cave and as such are some of the stronger enemies in the game. They are only susceptible to damage after nullifying the first strike against them, and can cast Level 4 Death.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Dirge of Cerberus)
The Gargoyles are volatile enemies, flitting around at high speeds to elude gun blasts. Their attack, Supersonic, is difficult to telegraph, but is always preceded by a sudden piercing shriek. They are found in Chapters 10 and 11.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Crisis Core)
Many species of gargoyles exist in this game, including the perturbing Experiment No. 119.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy IX)
Gargoyles stay true to their mythological roots, taking the form of immobile stone statues that dwell in Ipsen's Castle. They appear with an Agares, and will remain docile until the Agares casts Rise on it. Gargoyles can be defeated by destroying the accompanying Agares before this reanimation occurs, or by using a Soft on them.
- Main article: Gargouille
There are several members of the Doll genus referred to as Gargoyles. They have no relation to Gargouilles and, as Dolls, are considerably different from all other gargoyles in the series.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Final Fantasy XII)
The Gargoyle is a fiend/gargoyle-type enemy found in the Paths of Chained Light area of Golmore Jungle. Gargoyles, while not strong, can be difficult to defeat due to their elevated evade and tendency to form into groups of two or three. Gargoyles are frail but adapt at evading attacks.
- Main article: Lesser Gargoyle (Final Fantasy XIV)
Lesser Gargoyle is a boss in the level 15 main story quest, appears alongside with the Masked Mage.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Vagrant Story)
- “Sculptures of magical creatures that have come to life.”
- —In-game description
The Undercity is the home of several Gargoyles, who are part of the Evil class of monsters.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Crystal Chronicles)
Gargoyle appears as a regular enemy. It is encountered at Moschet Manor and in Rebena Te Ra for all three cycles. It is a flying enemy and is resistant to all types of magic, except for Gravity. The only way of defeating it is to cast Gravity on it, so it is no longer airborne, and attack it with regular or focus attacks. One type of Gargoyle appear in Crystal Chronicles. They are encountered at the Moschet Manor.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Mystic Quest)
Gargoyle is an enemy type found in Pazuzu's Tower. They have higher HP than most other enemies at this point but are otherwise unremarkable foes.
The Gargoyle is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party can transform into.
- Main article: Gargoyle (Bravely Default)
- Main article: Gargoyle (Dimensions)
The Gargoyle is an enemy in Final Fantasy Dimensions.
Gargoyles were initially ordinary stone statues built on rooftops to let rainwater above flow down to the ground through certain paths. The statues were usually carved as monsters and strange creatures, which later spawned the belief that gargoyles are the guardians of the buildings they live in.