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Medusa (Final Fantasy III)

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Final Fantasy III Boss
メデューサ (Medyūsa)
Level HP
42 980
360 1,200
Elemental Affinities
Fire Cold Thunder
- - -
Wind Holy Dark Swords
- - -
Location Tower of Owen
Steal Potion
Item Dropped None
Abilities Break
Other Information
メデューサ (Medyūsa)
#199#200 #201
Level HP
17 3,000
Attack Defense
35 22
420 3,600
Elemental Affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water
- Weak - -
Wind Light Dark Blades
- - -
Location Tower of Owen
Steal Hi-Potion
Common Drop Hi-Potion
Uncommon Drop Hi-Potion
Rare Drop Phoenix Down
Abilities Stare, Fira, Blizzara, Thundara
Other Information Attacks twice per turn. Physical attacks may Silence.

Medusa is a boss in Final Fantasy III fought atop the Tower of Owen. She was sent by Xande to destroy the tower and send the Floating Continent crashing into the ocean of the Surface World. Interestingly, while many enemies change a little bit from game to game, this Medusa looks remarkably different than the ones from Final Fantasy I and Final Fantasy IV appearing as a giant red head with snakes as hair and two tentacles; basically a red Medusa head.


Her Stare ability has a 1/3 chance of petrifying a party member. Once confronted, she will likely start with Stare. Medusa is weak to Ice.


Medusa will probably be the hardest boss fought so far, so it is not a bad idea to grind before entering the Tower of Owen. Players should keep healing petrified allies, as the game is over if all four party members are petrified.

The party's Black Mage should throw out Level 3 spells. Once all Level 3 MP is used, one can start using Blizzard. One can use Antarctic/Arctic Wind(s) against her for heavy damage. The White Mage should heal/reverse status effects, and the other two party members should attack or use Potions when necessary.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


Medusa from Final Fantasy III appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.



In Greek mythology Medusa was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone.

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