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Prometheus (Final Fantasy VI)

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Uses powerful Shrapnel and Drill attacks.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Prometheus is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI that appears in Kefka's Tower.

Stats Edit

Final Fantasy VI enemy stats
#261#262 (GBA) #263
#267 #268 (Mobile/PC) #269
Names Location Type Other information
SNES: Prometheus
PS: Prmethus
GBA: Prometheus
Mobile/PC: Prometheus
Kefka's Tower None Harder to run from.
Level HP MP Attack Magic
56 14,500 2,050 13 10
Defense Magic Defense Magic Evasion Speed Hit Rate
0 150 0 47 100
Evasion EXP Gil
0 5,200 1,300
Elemental affinities
Fire-icon-ffvi Ice-icon-ffvi Lightning-icon-ffvi Poison-icon-ffvi Holy-icon-ffvi
100% 100% 200% 100% 100%
Earth-icon-ffvi Wind-icon-ffvi Water-icon-ffvi Restorative Instant Death
100% 100% 200% -100%Absorbs 100%
Statuses and immunities
Blind Zombie Poison Magitek Invisible Imp Petrify Death Doom Critical
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune
Image Silence Berserk Confuse Sap Sleep Float Regen Slow Haste
Immune Immune Immune Immune - Immune - - - -
Stop Shell Protect Reflect Meteor Strike Libra Sketch Control Fractional Invincible
Immune - - - - - - - Immune -
Items (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Steal Item dropped Metamorphose
(Miss rate: 100%)

[12.5%Applies when successful; success based on users' level, doubles with Thief's Bracer.] Debilitator
None [Slot 1 (25%)]Antidote
[Slot 2 (25%)]Green Cherry
[Slot 3 (25%)]Eyedrops
[Slot 4 (25%)]Gold Needle
Morph ID: 0
Abilities (GBA/Mobile/PC)
Attack Abilities Rage Sketch Control & Confuse (Immune)
Normal Attack: Unarmed
Special Attack: Drill (Level 1 = Attack x 1.5)
Metal Cutter, Southern Cross, Northern Cross None Southern Cross, Drill Attack, Drill, Southern Cross, Northern Cross

Battle Edit

Every turn, it has a 33% chance to use Metal Cutter or its special attack, Drill. Prometheus counters normal attacks with Southern Cross, and magic with Northern Cross. Though Northern Cross may freeze party members, as Southern Cross is a Fire-elemental attack, it will thaw them should the Prometheus use it.

Strategy Edit

As a machine-type enemy, Thundaga and other Lightning-elemental attacks work well against it. The player can also use Ultima to defeat the enemy.

Coliseum setup Edit

Bet Longinus for Gungnir

Players should the Paladin's Shield/Flame Shield to nullify Southern Cross, along with the best available helmet and armor to limit physical damage. Northern Cross will do nothing more than delay the player's turns, since the Frozen status will be removed by Southern Cross, or else wear off with time.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
397 Prometheus Y Y N Y Sides, individual Battle 3
457 Prometheus Y N N N Sides, individual Battle 4
Hide start messages.
530 Prometheus, Fortis Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle

AI scripts Edit

Normal script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Drill (33%) or Metal Cutter (33%) or Nothing (33%)

If attacked by "Attack": Southern Cross (33%)
If attacked by "Magic": Northern Cross (33%)

Coliseum script Edit

Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Special (25%) or Southern Cross (25%) or Northern Cross (25%)

Other appearances Edit

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Etymology Edit

Prometheus was a Titan in Greek mythology best known for stealing the gift of fire from the gods and bestowing it upon humans. As punishment, Zeus had him chained to a boulder and had an eagle eat his liver every day, which would grow back the next day to be eaten again. To punish man, Zeus later sent Pandora to live among them, an event that ultimately unleashed the evils of Pandora's box on mankind. Eventually, Prometheus would be freed by Hercules.

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