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One of Golbez's elemental archfiends, the Blighted Despot, archfiend of earth.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Summon Compendium

Scarmiglione (スカルミリョーネ, Sukarumiryōne?), also known as Milon, is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy universe. First appearing as a minor villain, he is a fiend associated with the element of Earth and the undead.


Final FantasyEdit

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Scarmiglione appears in the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable remakes as a boss in floor 5 of Hellfire Chasm, one of the bonus dungeons for the remakes. As in his original appearance, he is fought twice: once under his cloaked appearance and sequentially, in his true form.

When defeated, he drops a Lunar Curtain.

Final Fantasy IVEdit

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I am the oarsman who will ferry you beyond the veil! The Blighted Despot, Scarmiglione—Archfiend of earth, and first of Golbez's circle of four!

Originally known as Milon, Scarmiglione is a boss and one of Golbez's Archfiends, titled the Blighted Despot. He speaks with a hiss, drawing out the letter s.

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Scarmiglione first appears in the Tower of Zot, where Golbez tells him that Cecil Harvey is climbing Mount Ordeals with the intention of becoming a Paladin. Golbez sends him to kill Cecil while he is still is a Dark Knight, because Cecil is powerless against the undead. When he arrives to Mount Ordeals, Scarmiglione makes hissing noises. Porom, a member of Cecil's party, blames them on her twin brother Palom, who denies making them.

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Tellah, another member of Cecil's party, senses something evil in the air. Scarmiglione attacks the party with the help of his four Revenants. After Cecil's party defeats Scarmiglione, he returns from the dead and attacks the party again, this time from behind and in his true form. Cecil's party defeats him a second time, and he falls off the ledge.

The other three fiends, especially Cagnazzo, have a low opinion of Scarmiglione, with Cagnazzo stating Scarmiglione was "a weakling that never deserved to be one of the four fiends."

Scarmiglione makes an appearance with the other three Archfiends (Cagnazzo, Barbariccia, and Rubicante) in the Giant of Babil, after being revived by Zemus, but the four are again defeated.

Scarmiglione mentions that "death brings about [his] true power," which may imply he can only take his true form if he dies.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Scarmiglione returns as a boss. During the battle he begs to be killed before his soul is crushed, and afterwards thanks the party as one of the spirits of the land. If Golbez is in the party, Scarmiglione will thank him for accepting him for what he was despite being hideous and unworthy. The Stardust Rod is awarded after his defeat.

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Final Fantasy Legends: Toki no SuishōEdit

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Scarmiglione appears as a earth-elemental summon. His special attack is Curse of the Earth, which deals earth-elemental damage to all enemies.

Scarmiglione allows the wielder to use the following abilities:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit


Scarmiglione being summoned.

Scarmiglione appears as a summon in Dissidia summoned as a counter to an opponent's summoning, where Scarmiglione resets the opponent's Bravery points back to 0, as its Final Fantasy IV artwork appears. Scarmiglione can be obtained on the second stage of the Shade Impulse I storyline.

Like the rest of the Archfiends, Scarmiglione seems to act as a "counter" version of one of the original Final Fantasy Four Fiends, specifically Lich. Lich's Earth Arcana and Scarmiglione's Curse both reduce the opponent to 0 Brave. Lich and Scarmiglione are each the first "fiend" to be fought in their respective games. Plus, they are both undead.

There is also a weapon bearing his name: Scarmiglione's Fang.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Scarmiglione functions identically to his previous appearance. He can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 100 KP. The weapon referring to him also returns.

Scarmiglione also appears as a tutor for the Labyrinth feature at the in-game manuals.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

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The Blighted Despot, Scarmiglione, is one of Golbez's Archfiends. From what you can see beneath his cowl, he could hardly be described as human, and only those with an unshakeable will would dare face him...
—Scarmiglione's CollectaCard

Scarmiglione appears in the rhythm game as an enemy.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain CallEdit

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Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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The Final Fantasy IV incarnation of Scarmiglione appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

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The Archfiend of Earth is weakest of them all, but wins points for being the scariest.

The Final Fantasy IV incarnation of Scarmiglione appears in Final Fantasy All the Bravest. It is fought in Fabul Waterway. It uses Back Attack and drops the Poison Rod.

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Scarmiglione appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Lord of VermilionEdit

Scarmiglione is a card in Lord of Vermilion II along with other characters from Final Fantasy IV, as a special cross promotion. Scarmiglione also appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion Arena.

Guardian CrossEdit

This Elemental Archfiend rules over death and darkness, and commands his undead legions to end the living.

Scarmiglione, along with Cagnazzo, Rubicante, and Barbariccia, is a promotional card in Guardian Cross. They were special captures to celebrate the release of Final Fantasy IV for the iOS. All of them are Rank 5 (the rarest), with Scarmiglione being a Wisp-type Guardian that would have been found in the Storm Reach region.



Scarmiglione is a demon in the Inferno of Dante's Divine Comedy. He is one of the 13 Malebranche ("Evil Claws") who guard Bolgia Five of the eighth circle of Hell, Malebolge. Vulgar and quarrelsome, their duty is to force the corrupt politicians to stay under the surface of a boiling lake of pitch.

His name means "Trouble Maker."

"Milon" was likely an attempt to compress the character's name coherently into fewer than eight characters, as the SNES version had an eight-character limit for enemy names. "Milon" was likely derived from the last three kana syllables of the character's name in Japanese, ミリョーネ, with the "e" being dropped.


  • Much like in the original Final Fantasy, the fiend of Earth is undead.
  • Scarmiglione is the only fiend to fight Cecil as a Dark Knight.
  • Scarmiglione is the only fiend fought twice in a row. He is also the only fiend whose two forms are different enemies.
  • Scarmiglione is the only fiend not to share his voice actor with another character.
  • An Undying from Final Fantasy XIII, Zenobia, bears physical resemblance to Scarmiglione with its arms and tentacles. Zenobia is fought as a boss in Final Fantasy XIII-2 due to a paradox, even though she died in the first game, similarly to Scarmiglione in The After Years.

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