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Marchosias (Final Fantasy VI)

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Attacks with the wind spell Aero, and revives with Pearl Wind.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Marchosias, also called Harpiai, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#139#140 (GBA) #141
#238 #239 (Mobile/PC) #240
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Harpiai
PS: Harpiai
GBA: Marchosias
Mobile/PC: Marchosias
Woods, fields below Coliseum (WoR) (Woods below Coliseum (WoR)(in SNES)) None N/A
Level HP MP Attack Magic
29 1,418 100 19 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 153 0 30 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 449 909
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 200% 100% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
- - - - - Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
- - - Immune - Immune Auto - Immune -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - Immune - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 57.1%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Phoenix Down
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 2 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 3 (25%)]Potion
[Slot 4 (25%)]Growth Egg
Morph ID: 18
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Ice Rod
Special Attack: Talon (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Aero, White Wind Attack, Aero Talon, Aero Attack, Talon, Aero

Battle Edit

It mostly uses normal attacks, and its special attack Talon is a stronger normal blow. It has a 33% chance to use Aero on its second turn. It is weak to wind, so any Wind-elemental weapons the party has work well, as does Strago's own Aero.

The Marchosias can be transformed into a Growth Egg by Ragnarok. However, it only has a 25% chance of this occurring, otherwise it becomes a Potion. Furthermore, Ragnarok only effects the Marchosias 57.1% of the time, reducing the chances of getting a Growth Egg to approximately 14%.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
236 Marchosias Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 2
238 Marchosias, Deepeye x2 Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 1

AI script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (66%) or Nothing (33%)
2nd Turn: Attack (66%) or Aero (33%)
3rd Turn: Attack (66%) or White Wind (33%)
4th Turn: Attack (66%) or Talon (33%)

Other appearances Edit

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Etymology Edit

In demonology, Marchosias is Great Marquis of Hell, commanding thirty legions of demons. Marchosias comes from the late Latin word marchio meaning "marquis".

It has also been known as Harpiai. In Greek and Roman mythology, a harpy was a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They steal food from their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers (especially those who have killed their family) to the Erinyes. They seem originally to have been wind spirits. Their name means "snatchers".

Related enemies Edit