The Hellhound, also known as the Cerebus, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series. It is often portrayed as a wolf aligned with the Fire element, and is usually correspondingly weak against Ice.
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- Main article: Hellhound (Crisis Core)
- Main article: Hound
Hounds are wolf-like monsters that come out during the night. There are many different species, one of which is the Hellhound. Usually associated with black magic, they are found in tombs and forests. Because they are classified as undead, they will attack targets with low HP from far distances, but they also take damage from curative magic.
- Main article: Hellhound (Final Fantasy XII)
The Hellhound is a beast/wolf-type enemy found in Golmore Jungle. They tend to fight in packs, and are stronger than other enemies in the area, so it is not recommended to fight them on your first visit to the Jungle.
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- Main article: Wolf (Tactics A2)
- "Fell power emanates from this twisted mockery of a wolf."
The Hellhound is a dangerous enemy, and is of the Dark element. When in Critical status, they will call reinforcements, so be sure to finish them off quickly.
- Main article: Hellhound (Dimensions)
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- Main article: Hellhound (The 4 Heroes of Light)
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- Main article: Hellhound (Crystal Defenders)
It is the first enemy of the final ten waves in W1, and its speed and HP makes it a troublesome foe even after being fought after a very strong wave.
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- Main article: Hellhound (Vagrant Story)
The Hellhound is a powerful enemy, appearing in the Catacombs, Sanctum, and Abandoned Mines. They are similar to Silver Wolves, but possess a Fire Breath Special attack, which hits the whole of Ashley's body for fair damage.
A hellhound is a supernatural dog found in folklore. A wide variety of ominous or hellish supernatural dogs occur in mythologies around the world, similar to the ubiquitous dragon. Features that have been attributed to hellhounds include black fur, glowing red or sometimes glowing yellow eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, and foul odor.
In cultures that associate the afterlife with fire, hellhounds may have fire-based abilities and appearance. They are often assigned to guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and burial grounds, or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural, such as hunting lost souls or guarding a supernatural treasure. In European legends, seeing a hellhound or hearing it howl may be either an omen of death or even a cause of death.