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Monk

 
NES BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

 
MSX BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

 
WSC BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

 
PSX BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

 
GBA BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

 
PSP BATTLE & MAP SPRITE

STARTING STATS
HP: 33
MP: 0
STRENGTH: 12 (5)
AGILITY: 5
INTELLIGENCE: 1 (5)
STAMINA: 10 (20)
LUCK: 5
STARTING EQUIPMENT
WEAPON: Staff (None)
SHIELD: None
HELMET: None
ARMOR: Clothes (None)
GLOVES: None
* Amounts in (parenthesis) indicate stats in original NES release and PSX hard mode.
FINAL FANTASY I :: JOBS

PRONUNCIATION: muhngk
ORIGINAL JAPANESE NAME: モンク
NES NAME: Black Belt
ORIGINS NAME: Monk
DAWN OF SOULS NAME: Monk
ANNIVERSARY EDITION NAME: Monk

    The Monk was a member of the Warriors of Light, studying in martial arts. He was able to inflict great damage with his bare fists. After completing the Citadel of Trials, Bahamut the Dragon King upgraded him to the class of Master.

GAME INFO
    Monk is one of the starting Job classes in Final Fantasy I. Monks can equip nunchaku and some staffs, but becomes more powerful without any weapons equipped.
    Upgradable to the Master Job after presenting the Rat's Tail to Bahamut.

ADDITIONAL INFO
    In Dawn of Souls and the Anniversary Edition, there are 10 optional Auto-Names for the six character Jobs. Each name is a reference to another character or place in the Final Fantasy series. The 10 Auto-Names for the Monk are:
     • Arvis - character in Final Fantasy VI
     • Cinna - character in Final Fantasy IX
     • Drogan - character in Final Fantasy V
     • Duncan - character in Final Fantasy VI
     • Gorn - character in Final Fantasy III
     • Maduin - character and summon in Final Fantasy VI
     • Marcus - character in Final Fantasy IX
     • Owain - character in Final Fantasy VI
     • Owzer - character in Final Fantasy VI
     • Walz - character and town in Final Fantasy V


Dawn of Souls artwork

NAME ORIGIN
    A monk is a man who has withdrawn from the world from the world, living in a monastic order and devoting himself to contemplation, prayer and training in the martial arts. The word comes from the Greek word monakhos meaning "single".
    In the original NES release, this job was called Black Belt. A black belt is a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts to indicate a degree of expertise of the highest rank.

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