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Final Fantasy Boss
KARY
マリリス (Maririsu)
Kary-ff1-nes
Statistics
HP Attack
600 40 - 80
Defense Magic Defense
50 183
Evasion Accuracy
N/A 63
EXP Gil
2,475 3,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Bolt Ice Dia
{{{NES Fire}}} {{{NES Bolt}}} {{{NES Ice}}} {{{NES Dia}}}
Location Gurgu Volcano
Abilities FIR2, DARK, HOLD
Resistant to Poison, Fire, Ice, Lit
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith-ff1-ps
#066#067 #068
Statistics
HP Attack
1,200 40
Defense Magic Defense
50 183
EXP Gil
2,475 3,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Bolt Ice Dia
{{{PS Fire}}} {{{PS Bolt}}} {{{PS Ice}}} {{{PS Dia}}}
Location Mount Gulug
Abilities Fire2, Fog
Resistant to Fire, Lightning, Ice, Stone, Poison
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith-ff1-gba
#066#067 #068
Statistics
HP Attack Intelligence
1,440 40 32
Defense Magic Defense
50 183
Agility Accuracy Evasion
24 63 48
EXP Gil
2,475 3,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Lightning Ice Dia
Resist Resist - Misses
Location Mount Gulug
Item Dropped Golden Apple
Abilities Fira, Dark, Hold
Resistant to Stone, Poison
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith psp
#066#067 #068
Statistics
HP Attack Intelligence
1,440 40 32
Defense Magic Defense
50 183
Agility Accuracy Evasion
24 63 48
EXP Gil
2,475 3,000
Elemental Affinities
Fire Lightning Ice Dia
Resist Resist - Misses
Location Mount Gulg
Item Dropped Golden Apple
Abilities Fira, Dark, Hold
Resistant to Stone, Poison
KARY
マリリス (Maririsu)
Kary-ff1-nes
Statistics
HP Attack
700 60
Defense Magic Defense
60 183
Evasion Accuracy
N/A 63
EXP Gil
2,000 1
Elemental Affinities
Fire Bolt Ice Dia
{{{2 NES Fire}}} {{{2 NES Bolt}}} {{{2 NES Ice}}} {{{2 NES Dia}}}
Location Chaos Shrine (past)
Abilities FIR3, RUB, STUN
Resistant to Poison, Fire, Ice, Lit
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith-ff1-ps
#124#125 #126
Statistics
HP Attack
1,400 60
Defense Magic Defense
60 183
EXP Gil
2,000 1
Elemental Affinities
Fire Bolt Ice Dia
{{{2 PS Fire}}} {{{2 PS Bolt}}} {{{2 PS Ice}}} {{{2 PS Dia}}}
Location Chaos Temple B3
Abilities Fire3, Reaper
Resistant to {{{2 PS Resistance}}}
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith-ff1-gba
#124#125 #126
Statistics
HP Attack Intelligence
3,200 60 41
Defense Magic Defense
80 183
Agility Accuracy Evasion
30 63 60
EXP Gil
2,000 1
Elemental Affinities
Fire Lightning Ice Dia
Resist Resist Resist Misses
Location Chaos Shrine (past)
Item Dropped None
Abilities Firaga, Blind, Stun
Resistant to Stone, Poison
Marilith
マリリス (Maririsu)
Marilith psp
#124#125 #126
Statistics
HP Attack Intelligence
3,200 60 41
Defense Magic Defense
80 183
Agility Accuracy Evasion
30 63 60
EXP Gil
2,000 1
Elemental Affinities
Fire Lightning Ice Dia
Resist Resist Resist Misses
Location Chaos Shrine (past)
Item Dropped None
Abilities Firaga, Blind, Stun
Resistant to Stone, Poison
The Fiend of Fire, who uses the many limbs of her serpentine body to wield deadly weapons.
—Description

Marilith (マリリス, Maririsu?), also known as KARY (a mistranslation of Kali) or Marylis, is the Fiend of Fire from the original Final Fantasy. She appears in Mount Gulg as a woman with the lower body of a snake and has six arms, each wielding a sword.

Story Edit

Marilith-FFI

Marilith met in Mt. Gulug.

After defeating the Fiend of Earth, Lich, the Warriors of Light travel by ship to Crescent Lake to seek out the famed Circle of Sages led by the prophet Lukahn. One of the sages gives the Warriors of Light a canoe, so they may travel on rivers to reach the volcano Mount Gulg, where Marilith had lain dormant by the Fire Crystal until Lich's demise disturbed her from slumber, two hundred years before she was due to awaken. She attacked the nearby village in anger upon learning of Lich's fate. At the bottom floor of the lava-ridden volcano, the Warriors of Light defeat Marilith and the Fire Crystal regains its glow.

To truly exterminate the Fiends in the future and prevent them from sending Garland back in time, the Warriors of Light have to kill the Four Fiends before their pact with Garland is made. In the Chaos Shrine of the distant past, the second basement level, known as the "Kary Room", is full of monsters from Mount Gulug. Before heading down the stairs to the next floor, the party must best Marilith at her prime and they defeat her once more.

Battle Edit

First battle Edit

FFI Marilith's Location

Marilith's location.

Marilith relies on her powerful physical strikes, as she ordinarily hits 6 times per attack. She uses fire magic and other debilitating spells, casting one roughly 37.5% of the time. Her spell cycle is as follows:

FiraDark → Fira → Dark → Fira → Hold → Fira → Hold

Marilith's battle is not as difficult as Lich's, mainly because she is not stronger in comparison to the Warriors of Light's levels. Ice is the only element she is not resistant to, but Marilith's main weakness is to status.

Strategy Edit

It is recommended to start with NulBlaze and Protect/Invis/Invisira to be safe from her attacks. If the Flame equipment (which can be found in a chest in the dungeon) has been obtained, the battle will be easier. Silence can be used to stop her use of spells and special abilities, and Slow weakens her physical attacks. One can also Confuse her to have her waste turns or use Sleep. However, in the NES/Famicom version, Marilith will always wake on her next turn. One can buff physical attackers' strength with Temper and Haste.

Second battle Edit

Marilith of the past has improved stats and loses her weakness to the status elements, as well as giving her resistance to Ice. Her spell list is upgraded to the next tier of fire, blindness and paralysis magic:

FiragaBlind → Firaga → Blind → Firaga → Stun → Firaga → Stun

The battle is harder, but the same tactics both defensive (NulBlaze, Protera, Invisira) and offensive still work to defeat her.

Other appearances Edit

Pictlogica Final Fantasy Edit

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Etymology Edit

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.

"Kary" was a mistranslation of the Hindu Goddess of Destruction Kali; the name change was probably an effort to avoid potential copyright issues with Dungeons and Dragons source material, similar to the changes made to the Beholder (Evil Eye).

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