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I sure fixed that thieving Bartz: I peed in the Hi-Potion he stole from me the other day.

(They're called Armon in the original SNES version, Nix in the more recent Gameboy Advance translation.)

Wise man say: A Black Mage with Thundaga magic never wants for fish sticks.

Investigating the source of the strange squelching noises that awoke you from your troubled slumber, you climb up to the deck of the trading vessel you recently booked passage on. Expecting to see the ship's night crew busy at their labors, you are instead confronted with a sight far worse than any nightmare. Blood and corpses, most of them ripped and chewed apart beyond recognition, are strewn everywhere. Not even the most crazed band of pirates would create such carnage, so then what could have done this? Your initial shock subsiding, you quickly spin about to return below and sound the alarm, only to find your path blocked by a strange creature that appears to be equal parts man and fish. Salt water runs in rivulets down the monster's glistening brown body as it regards you with its' bulbous, pupil-less eyes. An inarticulate gurgle suddenly erupts from the thing's gilled throat and the fiend charges, its' webbed talons stretched out towards you with murderous intent . . .

How many times have I asked you not to flush the toilet while I'm swimming in the bowl?

Armons are fierce aquatic beasts that can be randomly encountered in the oceans (World 3) in Square-Enix's 1992 Super Famicom Final Fantasy V roleplaying video game (said title has more recently been translated to other platforms including the Sony Playstation 1 and Nintendo Gameboy Advance). The creatures Armon/Nix, Fishman/Merrow, and Sahagin all share the same game sprite, although they are differentiated by color and gameplay statistics.

Armons are peerless swimmers and can withstand water pressure at much greater depths than a human can. They also possess both lungs and gills, which enables them to function underwater and on land (although, naturally, they prefer aquatic environments to the surface). Being creatures of the sea, Armons simply absorb water-based attacks, regaining lost hit points instead of taking damage from soggy assaults (i.e., unleashing the Leviathan summon spell on a group of Armons would be very foolish indeed, unless you find it amusing to heal your enemies). On the flipside, their briny bodies conduct electricity very well, so any lightning-based offense will cause them considerable harm.

25 25 20
Hit Points 1,500 400 550
Magic Points 300 0 10
Strength 90 40 27
Defense 35 0 0
Evasion 0 0 0
Magic 0 0 0
Magic Defense 0 0 0
Gil $740 $200 $100
0 300 180
Steal Hi-Potion,
Nothing Potion
Item Drop Hi-Potion Potion Potion
Blue Magic
Goblin Punch
(Must use Control.)
Nothing Goblin Punch
(Must use Control.)
Catch & Release
Wind Slash Can't be caught Strong Fight
Goblin Punch Can't be
Goblin Punch
Nothing Nothing Water
Lightning Lightning Lightning
Water Water Water
Nothing Nothing Nothing
Status Effect
Nothing Mini Nothing
High Seas
(World 3)
Big Bridge
(World 2)
High Seas
(Worlds 1 & 3)

Newsprint, tissue paper, white glue, white bread, water, wire twist ties, acrylic paint, plastic (transparent base only), super glue, sand, and gloss nail polish.

3.3 cm/1.3 in. x 4.4 cm/1.7 in. (widest point x highest point)
(The Armon is 3.2 cm/1.3 in. tall sans transparent base.)

Two days: March 1-2, 2011.

Armon/Nix photo collage.

So much easier than sculpting/painting three of them.

For comparison/informational purposes, below are some relevant images from the Final Fantasy V Advance video game:

We just got done swabbing this deck, and now you two are dripping fish slime all over it!

Final Fantasy V Advance Nix bestiary entry.

Try to imagine an utopian society where lazy RPG programmers don't recycle monster sprites.


  •   Final Fantasy V Advance Gameboy Advance video game.

  •   Various GameFAQs Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy V Advance game guides.

  •   RPG Final Fantasy V bestiary.

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