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Orthros is a boss in the Dawn of Souls and succeeding versions of the original Final Fantasy. He is found on Floor B20 of the Whisperwind Cove, and must be fought in order progress further into the dungeon. He is better known as Ultros, a recurring boss from Final Fantasy VI.


Strategy Edit

FFI Orthros' Location

Orthros's location.

Orthros is probably a bit easier than the preceding boss, Typhon, as he lacks any moves that can inflict Instant Death, so NulDeath is not a priority. His physical attacks, while quite powerful, should not trouble any party with Protera cast on them. He has a fairly high amount of HP, but his Defense stat is unimpressive compared to the other Whisperwind Cove bosses, so physical attacks can be used to full effect, and can be powered up with Haste, Saber and Temper. The only other attack he possesses is Ink, which attempts to blind the entire party, but will usually miss.

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Etymology Edit

In Greek mythology, Orthrus or Orthus was, according to the mythographer Apollodorus, a two-headed dog who guarded Geryon's cattle and was killed by Heracles. He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and the brother of Cerberus, who was also a multi-headed guard dog. The Orthros of Final Fantasy has no connection with the mythical Orthros, save for their link to Typhon, which in the Greek myth was the father of Orthros and Cerberus.

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