Pantheron is an enemy from Final Fantasy XIII. They are one of the first enemies encountered in the game, a biological weapon created to serve as PSICOM guard dogs and bloodhounds.
It has slightly more HP than other enemies in the first two chapters, but its stagger point is very low and quickly becomes very easy to defeat from chapter three onwards.
This monster's Japanese name is Gepard, which means cheetah in several European languages (including German and Russian (пантера)).
Its English name comes from panther. Panther is a mythological creature that resembles a big cat with a multicoloured hide. Under medieval belief, after feasting, the panther will sleep in a cave for three days, then roars emitting a sweet odor that draws in any creatures who smell it (the dragon being the only creature immune). They are eaten by the panther, and the cycle begins again.