|Final Fantasy Boss|
- "All living things are born to die. No one can defeat me, the Vampire!!"
The Vampire is a boss from the original Final Fantasy, fought on the third floor of the Cavern of Earth. When the Light Warriors arrive to Melmond, they find the earth rotting and the people suffering. As the Vampire had attacked the town earlier and destroyed the church, the townsfolk believed he was also responsible for the earth rotting. The Light Warriors travel to the Cavern of Earth to confront him.
After defeating him, however, they find out that the land in Melmond keeps rotting, and thus they go to the Sage's cave, where they find out that the Vampire was working for one of the Four Fiends, the Lich. Vampires similar to the first are later encountered in more places, and in a secret room in the Whisperwind Cove.
At this point of the game, 280 HP is weak; it even has less HP than the Earth Elemental, which appears as a random encounter in the same cave. Vampire's regenerating and Gaze attack can be slightly tricky, and catch a player off-guard. Still, it is not a challenge. Using Fire-based attacks or casting Dia can help end the battle fairly quickly.
- "Forgive me, Lich."
In the Whisperwind Cove, there is a room which has all the souls of the monsters who died. Inside, the player can find the Vampire, as well as Astos. Vampire seeks revenge, and attacks the Light Warriors, but as the Warriors had already beaten the last Fiend to access the Whisperwind Cove, they are strong and one hit will defeat him. After the second defeat, Vampire says his last words, and then disappears for good.
- Before the battle with him, the Vampire says that "all living things are born to die". This is the same phrase that Minwu uses before the king dies in Final Fantasy II.
- Due to a bug in the Game Boy Advance version when the player runs into a Vampire in the game after the class change, more vampires may spawn. The player may have to kill multiple Vampires in the game.