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Darius is a character in Octopath Traveler. He is a thief that has garnered quite a name for himself and had made Northreach under his command. He was a former friend of Therion and is the main antagonist and final boss of his story.

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AppearanceEdit

Darius has long, orange hair and a green cape, with a black undershirt with white sleeves. He has a scabbard on his right hip and wears black dress pants and boots. His concept art depicts a long horizontal scar across his nose.

PersonalityEdit

Darius is very haughty and narcissistic, having abandoned the concept of trust to further his own goals. He takes great pride in his actions regardless of their depravity. He holds little regard for the past and the relationships he held during his climb to the top. Darius shows no concern for his personal relationships and willingly sacrifices Therion and Gareth for his own gain. However, this would eventually lead to his downfall when he is betrayed by his own men after his defeat.

When Therion confronts him during his boss fight, he admits he shows jealousy towards Therion for being a better thief than him, which was one of the factors leading to his betrayal.

StoryEdit

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The following section contains potential story spoilers!

10 years prior to the story, Darius met Therion in the gaol in Saintsbridge. After Therion is able to easily steal the cell key from the guard and break them out, Darius decided to befriend him. After some time, Darius was offered a position with the Ciannos if he were to dispose of Therion. Without showing any hesitation, he accepts the offer and pushes Therion off a cliff, leaving him for dead.

At some point between betraying Therion and his trip to the black market near Wellspring, Darius procured the gold Dragonstone, one of the Ravus family treasures. He then established himself as a lord of a gang of thieves in Northreach and made Gareth his new right-hand man.

Receiving word that the emerald Dragonstone is being sold in the Black Market, Darius takes his men there to steal it, but they are confronted by Therion. Darius taunts Therion before escaping, leaving Gareth to deal with Therion in his place.

Darius places posters of Therion in Northreach in attempt to hinder his progress and offered a reward for his capture. This did not stop his former partner, who confronts him yet again at the Lorn Cathedral, where he had been keeping the gold and emerald Dragonstones. After a tense battle, Darius is defeated.

He retreats to a hidden cache in the cellars where he had stockpiled a large stash of gold, intending to start anew. However, he is accosted by his own men, who fatally wound him and take all of his riches for themselves. As he lay dying in the now-empty room, Darius weakly calls for someone to help him before succumbing to his wounds.

At the Gate of Finis the party battles what appears to be Darius' ghost. After its destruction it leaves behind a tome containing the post death thoughts of Cordelia Ravus' father. It explains the origins of house ravus, the dragon stones and why they were stolen in the first place.

RelationshipsEdit

TherionEdit

The two met as children when they are thrown in the same jail cell. He refers to Therion as '兄弟' or 'brother' in the Japanese version while he simply calls Therion as his partner in the English one. However, as time passed, their relationship became strained as they disagreed on multiple things in regards to their professions. This was the main factor that led him to betray Therion.

In hindsight, Darius thought little of Therion and only used him to further his goals to get to the top. It was only in his final moments that he referred to Therion as his partner after he was left to die by members of his gang.

GarethEdit

Gareth is noted by the brigands serving him and Darius for being the only member of their group who was truly loyal to and trusted Darius. Despite this, Darius leaves him to fight Therion for him in Chapter 3, leading to Gareth's demise.

BrigandsEdit

Like all others under him, Darius cared very little for his gang and it was noted by Cyrus to Therion that the group had very little organization. Darius's lack of loyalty and caring to his gang was a major catalyst when he was attacked and left to die by a group of brigands who only wanted all of his money.


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Darius will begin the battle with 4 shields, but will increase them by 2 after recovering from a break, for a total of 8 shields. His first action is typically Steal Item, unless broken before he takes his first action. After recovering from the first break, Darius seals three of his weaknesses and rotates his vulnerabilities for the rest of the battle.

Darius begins with 2 actions per turn. At below 50% health, he will increase his actions per turn to 3.

  • Steal Item // Your items have been stolen!: Physical attack, targets entire party. Used once as Darius' very first action, and throughout the battle if Darius accumulates enough BP.
    • Disables use of items for entire party, including Alfyn's Concoct talent. Effect is removed upon break.
    • Unlike most abilities, even if all allies evade or otherwise avoid Steal Item, the effect will still be applied.
    • You retrieved your items!: Used when Darius is broken while the effects of Steal Item is active. Effect of Steal Item is removed, and items may be used again.
  • Darius straightens his posture...: Used whenever Darius recovers from a break. Always followed by Sweep. Darius will seal and unlock his weaknesses, rotating them in the following order:
    • Type Polearms LockedType DaggersType Axes LockedType Ice LockedType Wind
    • Type PolearmsType DaggersType Axes LockedType Ice LockedType Wind Locked
    • Type Polearms LockedType DaggersType AxesType Ice LockedType Wind Locked
  • Darius let out a battle cry!: Used once Darius reaches 50% of his maximum health. Increases actions per turn to 3.
  • Attack: Physical attack, single target.
  • Sweep: Physical attack, targets entire party.
  • Steal HP: Physical attack, single target. Restores Darius's HP by damage dealt.
  • Steal SP: Physical attack, single target. Removes target's SP by 75% of their maximum SP. Restores Darius's SP by SP removed.
  • Steal BP: Physical attack, single target. Removes target's BP. Restores Darius's BP by BP removed.
  • Nighthawk: Debuff. Targets entire party. Removes party's status augmentations and applies Debuff Decreased Physical Attack Decreased Physical Attack and Debuff Decreased Physical Defense Decreased Physical Defense for 3 turns.
  • Will o' Wisp: Heavy elemental damage, Type Fire. Single target.
  • Hellfire: Elemental damage, Type Fire. Targets entire party. Hits twice. Chance of inflicting Status Unconsciousness Unconsciousness for 2-5 turns.
  • Heh...I'll steal yer most prized treasure!: Used once after Darius reaches 33% of his maximum health. Darius enters boost mode for 1 turn. Uses Call Comrade if not broken before Darius' next action.
    • Call Comrade: Effect. Removes all of Therion's allies from battle. When battled at The Gate of Finis, a random ally is selected, regardless of whether or not Therion is in the party. Effect is removed upon break.
      • If the isolated traveler is incapacitated when Call Comrade is used or during its effect, the battle immediately ends in a loss.
      • If the isolated traveler defeats Darius while the effects of Call Comrade is still active, all allies will still receive battle rewards.
      • Active augments and effects on allies who are removed will not decrement while the allies are removed from battle. Counters will resume once allies return.
      • Darius will still use Call Comrade even if only battling one traveler. The ability will have no discernible effect.

QuotesEdit

"Heh...I'll steal yer most prized treasure!" —Before using Call Comrade

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TriviaEdit

  • "Darius" is a Persian surname that means "rich and kingly" or "he possesses", referring to his haughty attitude and greedy behavior.
  • Darius is one of only two bosses with in-battle dialogue, the other being Mattias. However, unlike the latter, there is no voice-over while the dialogue is occurring.
  • The official guidebook timeline cites Therion and Darius's meeting as having occurred 11 years ago, while the game cites it as 10 years ago.
  • Darius occasionally speaks in cockney rhyming slang, referring to Therion as a 'Tea Leaf', cockney rhyming slang for a thief and also says that looking at him makes him Tom and Dick, rhyming slang for sick. It is unknown why he speaks in this manner and is the only character to do so.
  • Despite initially being weak to Type Ice, Darius will never be vulnerable to Ice again after recovering from his first break. However, he will always be vulnerable to Type Daggers.
  • Defeating Darius is the only way to obtain the item
    Red Apple
     
    Grants full BP to a single ally
    . A maximum of 3 can be obtained normally in the game.


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Octopath Traveler
Characters
Travelers: Ophilia  •  Cyrus  •  Tressa  •  Olberic  •  Primrose  •  Alfyn  •  Therion  •  H'aanit
Ophilia's Path: Lianna  •  Archbishop Josef  •  Mattias  •  Guardian of the First Flame  •  Bishop Bartolo  •  Emil  •  Derryl  •  Nate  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Daniel  •  Bishop Donovan  •  Lysa  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure
Cyrus's Path: Therese  •  Princess Mary  •  Mercedes  •  Yvon  •  Lucia  •  Russell  •  Odette  •  Gideon  •  Dominic
Tressa's Path: Olneo Colzione  •  Marina Colzione  •  Leon Bastralle  •  Mikk  •  Makk  •  Ali  •  Morlock  •  Omar  •  Baltazar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Noa  •  Aston Wyndham  •  Esmeralda  •  Ing
Olberic's Path: Erhardt  •  King Alfred  •  Philip  •  Gaston  •  Cecily  •  Ned  •  Victorino  •  Conrad  •  Wallace Wildsword  •  Bernhard  •  Grieg  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Bale  •  Reggie  •  Harald  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Geoffrey Azelhart  •  Yusufa  •  Helgenish  •  Arianna  •  Oren  •  Rufus  •  Revello Forsythe  •  Anna Forsythe  •  Simeon  •  Albus
Alfyn's Path: Zeph  •  Nina  •  Lily  •  Blotted Viper  •  Ellen  •  Flynn  •  Marlene  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Ogen  •  Miguel  •  Timothy  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Darius  •  Heathcote  •  Cordelia Ravus  •  Barham  •  Orlick  •  Gareth
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Flatlands: Atlasdam  •  Subterranean Study  •  The Whistlewood  •  Noblecourt  •  Orlick's Manse  •  Obsidian Manse  •  Shrine of the Sage  •  The Hollow Throne  •  Wispermill  •  Ebony Grotto  •  Forest of Purgation  •  Shrine of the Starseer
Coastlands: Rippletide  •  Caves of Maiya  •  Undertow Cove  •  Moonstruck Coast  •  Goldshore  •  Caves of Azure  •  Seaside Grotto  •  Shrine of the Trader  •  Captains' Bane  •  Grandport  •  Grandport Sewers  •  Loch of the Lost King
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Sunlands: Sunshade  •  Sunshade Catacombs  •  Whistling Cavern  •  Wellspring  •  Lizardmen's Den  •  Black Market  •  Shrine of the Lady of Grace  •  Quicksand Caves  •  Marsalim  •  Grimsand Ruins  •  Marsalim Catacombs
Riverlands: Clearbrook  •  Cave of Rhiyo  •  Twin Falls  •  Saintsbridge  •  The Murkwood  •  Rivira Woods  •  Farshore  •  Shrine of the Healer  •  Riverford  •  Hidden Path  •  Lord's Manse  •  Refuge Ruins  •  Shrine of the Warbringer
Cliftlands: Bolderfall  •  Ravus Manor  •  Carrion Caves  •  Quarrycrest  •  The Sewers  •  Morlock's Manse  •  Shrine of the Prince of Thieves  •  Derelict Mine  •  Orewell  •  Forest of Rubeh  •  Dragonsong Fane
Woodlands: S'warkii  •  The Whisperwood  •  Path of Beasts  •  Victors Hollow  •  The Forgotten Grotto  •  Forest of No Return  •  Shrine of the Huntress  •  Duskbarrow  •  Ruins of Eld  •  Moldering Ruins  •  Shrine of the Archmagus
Other: The Gate of Finis  •  Journey's End
Enemies
Normal: Normal Enemies
Ophilia's Path: Guardian of the First Flame  •  Hróðvitnir  •  Mystery Man and Shady Figure  •  Mattias
Cyrus's Path: Russell  •  Gideon  •  Yvon  •  Lucia
Tressa's Path: Mikk and Makk  •  Omar  •  Venomtooth Tiger  •  Esmeralda
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Primrose's Path: Helgenish  •  Rufus  •  Albus  •  Simeon
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