Hecteyes (ヘクトアイズ, Hekutoaizu?), also known as Hect Eyes or 8 eye, is a recurring enemy in the series, introduced in Final Fantasy II. They are commonly blob-like enemies, similar to flan, usually pink, orange or red, with many eyes all over their bodies. Hecteyes are typically a standalone species, although in Final Fantasy XII they're a member of the flan genus.
Hecteyes are sometimes titled Orukat (オルカト, Orukato?), sometimes appearing as palette-swaps or the only type of Hecteyes in their game.
There are two enemies named Hecteyes. The enemy more commonly known as Hecteyes, titled Gazer in the PlayStation remake, Hect Eyes in the NES fan-translation, and HectEyes in the Dark Shadow Over Palakia translation, is the blue entry to the family. It is fought near Mysidia after obtaining Ultima and in Jade Passage.
Its green cousin of similar ability, Eyemoeba, titled Hecteyes in the PlayStation remake, Eyemeba in the NES fan-translation and Eyeameba in the Dark Shadow Over Palakia translation, is fought in the Cyclone and in Palamecia.
Orukat, known as Oculus in the PlayStation version and Orcat in the RPGe SNES fan-translation, is the only Hecteyes type enemy of Final Fantasy V. An orange/red color, Orukat is fought in the Interdimensional Rift.
Hecteyes is an enemy race.
List of enemies:
- Blubber Eyes
- Compound Eyes
- Million Eyes
- Sobbing Eyes
- Thousand Eyes
- Vanguard's Hecteyes
Hecteyes is a flan type enemy fought in the Henne Mines and the Draklor Laboratory. Its bestiary entry claims only one of its pairs of eyes function as eyes, and the rest are to confuse those who try to strike its eyes.
Unlike its previous incarnations, the Hecteyes appears as a toad-like creature, guarding the staff in the Mine. It does, however, have four very large eyes and three fake eyes each on its front legs and tail.
"Hecto" or "Hecta" is a prefix used in the metric system to denote a factor of one hundred. "Hecteyes" refers to the creature's numerous eyes.
- Hecteyes is likely based on the mythical Hyakume (百目), a monster of Japanese folklore.
- Final Fantasy's kin jRPG series, Dragon Quest, was planning a similar monster for Dragon Quest III (1988) called タワーオブアイ (Tower of Eye), but was scrapped. The idea may have been picked up by Square for Final Fantasy II. In 2001, Dragon Quest introduced the Eyesaur, which also looks similar.