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Medusa


NES BATTLE SPRITE (JAPANESE)


NES BATTLE SPRITE


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HP: 68
ATTACK: 20
ACCURACY: 17
DEFENSE: 10
AGILITY: 18
INTELLIGENCE: 16
EVASION: 36
MAGIC DEFENSE: 55
GIL: 699
EXPERIENCE: 699
TREASURE: None
WEAKNESS: None
RESISTANCE: None
FINAL FANTASY I :: ENEMIES

PRONUNCIATION: muh-DOO-suh
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: メデューサ
NES NAME: MEDUSA
ORIGINS NAME: Medusa
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Medusa
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Medusa

    Medusas were female creatures with hair of living snakes that could Poison their foes or use their penetrating Gaze to turn their victims to Stone.

GAME INFO
    Encountered in:
     • Citadel of Trials (2F, 3F)
     • Mirage Tower (1F, 3F)
     • Flying Fortress (1F, 2F)
    Use the following spells in battle:
     • Gaze
    Attacks can cause Poison.

ADDITIONAL INFO
    Palette swap with:
     • Earth Medusa
    The Medusa sprite was drawn topless in the original Japanese release. This was changed in the United States release, and all subsequent re-drawn sprites.
    A Medusa ghost also appears in the "underworld" floor of the Whisperwind Cove.


Medusa artwork by Yoshitaka Amano

NAME ORIGIN
    Medusa was the name of a monstrous female from Greek mythology. She was one of the three Gorgons. Her hair was a mass of living snakes and anyone who gazed upon her would be instantly turned to stone. The hero Perseus defeated her and beheaded her, and from her severed neck sprang forth the winged horse Pegasus and the giant Chrysaor.

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Earth Medusa (FF1)
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