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Marilith artwork for the original Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano.

Marilith (マリリス, Maririsu?), also known as Marilis, Kary, Lilith, or Maliris, is a recurring creature in the Final Fantasy series. Always snake-like, female, Fire-elemental, and usually sword-wielding, Marilith first appeared as a prominent boss in the original game and has since returned as a boss in others.


Final FantasyEdit

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Originally translated as Kary, Marilith was one of the Four Fiends of Chaos. After the rampages of Tiamat and Kraken, Marilith made her abode in Mount Gulg, threatening the nearby town of Crescent Lake.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

The Lesser Marilith is an enemy encountered in the Sealed Cave. Curiously, despite the name, there is no "greater" Marilith.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

The Lesser Marilith from Final Fantasy IV returns in The After Years, and Marilith from Final Fantasy also appears along with the rest of the original Four Fiends. It is a powerful boss, but is weak to Ice-elemental spells. It drops the Rising Sun upon defeat.

Final Fantasy IXEdit


Final Fantasy IX pays homage to many previous games in the series, and so the Four Fiends reappear as the guardians of the planet Terra. The "Fire Guardian" defends the Fire Shrine, and Maliris, a memory based on the Fire Guardian created by Kuja, is later battled in Memoria. Crystallized versions of her appear in the Crystal World. She has a more serpentine appearance in this instance.

Final Fantasy XIIEdit

Marilith appears as a mark. It is entirely serpentine in this game, and does not brandish swords.

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Noctis fighting the Marilith.

A Marilith appears in the first episode of the animated series Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV. When Noctis Lucis Caelum was just eight years old[1], he was gravely injured from an attack of a ravaging Marilith and was knocked into a coma. His attendant died during the attack but his father, King Regis, saved him by driving the Marilith away.

Several years later, while Noctis and his friends are on their to meet Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, they encounter Niflheim soldiers. During the battle, enemy reinforcements—which include the Marilith—arrive. Noctis recognizes the monster and attacks, an act the Marilith reciprocates. Noctis, with the help of his companions, slays Marilith.

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

Marilis appears as a Lamia and is one of the four Falgabirds. She is an homage to Marilith.

Final Fantasy AdventureEdit

FFA Kary Sprite

The Kary is a boss found within the Cara Mountain Range. It can attack with a barrage of icicles, a charging attack, and a tail attack. It will drop the Ice when defeated.

The Final Fantasy LegendEdit

FFL Lamia

Translated into English as Lilith, Marilith is not a fightable enemy, but is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit


Lilith is a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.

Final Fantasy Dimensions IIEdit

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Marilith in Final Fantasy Dimensions II.

Marilith appears as a main antagonist in Final Fantasy Dimensions II. She is the Chaos of Fire sent to wreak havoc in the present timeline in order to cause the Day of Reckoning to occur. Her appearance is based on her design from the original Final Fantasy.

In addition, she appears as a Signet summon for Maina to use.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)Edit


Marilith being summoned.

The Fiend of Fire, who uses the many limbs of her serpentine body to wield deadly weapons.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Marilith is a summon who uses Fire Arcana, evoking a timer upon the opponent. When it expires the opponent's Bravery becomes fixed for a certain period of time. A colored version of her original artwork from Final Fantasy is used. Marilith can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Shade Impulse II storyline.

A portrait of her also hangs in the Chaos Temple stage.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Marilith returns with the same function. She can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP. She also makes a cameo as a tutor in the in-game manual of the Labyrinth.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera OmniaEdit

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

The Fiend of Fire herself gets mixed up when flailing all six of her sword arms.
—In-game description.
Marilith ATB

Marilith appears in Final Fantasy All the Bravest as an enemy encountered inside the Interdimensional Rift. She uses Firaga and drops the Butterfly Sword.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Mobius Final FantasyEdit

MFF Marilith Model

Marilith appears as an ability card and is also an enemy encountered in the game's fourth main scenario chapter. When fought she shares the element of fire with her original incarnation, but her obtainable card is of the darkness element.

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Marilith TCG

Marilith appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a fire-elemental card and Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls artwork.



A marilith is fictional creature in many official Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings. A marilith is depicted as a powerful, six-armed female demon with the lower body of a snake. Mariliths in Dungeons & Dragons are based on Hindu mythology, where gods and demons frequently have multiple heads and arms.