The Gargoyle is a fiend/gargoyle-type enemy from Final Fantasy XII. It can be found in the Paths of Chained Light area of Golmore Jungle. Gargoyles, while not incredibly strong, can be difficult to defeat due to their elevated Evasion and tendency to form groups of two or three.
Being a creature with a visage so hideous, even other demons are said to avert their eyes. Their form is derived from the carvings on churches and shrines designed to keep away evil spirits. The reputed effectiveness of such carvings led to their placement on many buildings throughout the world, until their grotesque form became a common sight. This angered the demons, and in the spirit of wicked playfulness, some of them took the form of the very creations meant to drive them away.
[view·edit·purge]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.