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Death Eye


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HP: 360
ATTACK: 120
ACCURACY: 150
DEFENSE: 60
AGILITY: 12
INTELLIGENCE: 35
EVASION: 24
MAGIC DEFENSE: 160
GIL: 1
EXPERIENCE: 1
TREASURE: Elixir
WEAKNESS: Dia, Fire
RESISTANCE: Confusion, Darkness, Death, Ice, Lightning, Mind, Paralysis, Poison, Quake, Silence, Sleep, Stone
FINAL FANTASY I :: ENEMIES :: BOSSES

PRONUNCIATION: deth ahy
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: デスビホルダー
NES NAME: PHANTOM
ORIGINS NAME: Death Eye
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Death Eye
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Death Eye

    The Death Eye was a horrible cyclopean beast that guarded the chamber leading deeper into the Chaos Shrine. After defeating the Death Eye, the Warriors of Light played the Lute to dispel the magical barrier preventing them access further into the Shrine.

GAME INFO
    Fought in:
     • Chaos Shrine (past - 3F)
    Uses the following spells in battle:
     • Break
     • Death
     • Dispel
     • Gaze
     • Hold
     • Silence
     • Slow
     • Stop
     • Warp
    Attacks can cause Paralysis.
    Recover 18 HP per round.
    Vulnerable to:
     • Flame Sword
     • Light Axe
     • Rune Blade
     • Sun Blade
     • Excalibur

ADDITIONAL INFO
    Palette swap with:
     • Bloody Eye
     • Evil Eye
    The Death Eye's sprite was changed from the original Japanese sprite in the United States release due to copyright issues with the Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. The original sprite resembled the "Beholder" monster from Dungeons & Dragons and was even named "Death Beholder" in Japanese. The Beholder is considered a "product identity" of the company and is not available for use by other companies, thus Square was forced to change the sprite and name of this monster.


Original Death Eye artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    Death eye is simply a combination of the words death and eye. Death is the end of life, the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. The word comes from the Middle English word deeth. An eye is the organ responsible for sight. The word eye comes from the Proto-Germanic word augon. As far as I know, there is no mythological or literary meaning behind the name. If you have any information, please feel free to contact the Webmaster.
    In the original NES release, the name of this monster was Phantom. A phantom is another name for a ghost or an apparition. The word comes from the Greek word phantasma.
    The Japanese name of this monster was Death Beholder. Beholder is a creature present in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The name most likely originates from the phrase "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

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Bloody Eye (FF1)
Evil Eye (FF1)
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