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"Sure that's smart, Alfyn? I stretch the truth for time to time, but I wasn't lyin' about bein' a mercenary. Miguel Twinspears has killed a hundred men if he's killed a dozen. Soldiers, mind you, not mollycoddles totin' a bag full o' weeds." — When engaging to battle.

Miguel is a character and Alfyn's third boss in Octopath Traveler.



Miguel is a young man with dark red hair and a very slim figure.He also got bandages from arm to torso (due to injuries) , red tattered cape, left arm guard, purple pants and a small bag attached to his belt.


Miguel is a deceptive sociopath. When injured he feigns guilt over past actions, unfortunate circumstances, and a desire to bond with others. In reality he is the kind of man who will kill children if they annoy him too much. Furthermore he takes sadistic pleasure in taunting Alfyn for saving his life despite knowing what he was.


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The following section contains potential story spoilers!

Miguel is a thief and former mercenary. Alfyn meets him when he is being examined by Ogen. Miguel pretends to be a farmer, but Ogen sees through his facade, and decides not to treat him. Alfyn, unaware of who he is, treats his wound, and saves his life.

However, as Miguel is recovering, Alfyn is alerted by one of the locals of Miguel's past: he is both a murderer and a thief. Alfyn makes Miguel promise he will become an honest man, and treats him until the wee hours of the morning.

Mostly recovered due to the treatment, Miguel kidnaps a young child and demands a ransom from his mother. Upon seeing Alfyn, he retreats into the Rivira Woods. As Miguel waited for his ransom, he was constantly annoyed by Timothy, so he wounded him to keep him quiet. He is eventually confronted by Alfyn and his companions, who demanded he step aside and return the child. Miguel refused and engaged them in battle, only to be defeated by the group. Badly wounded from the fight and with his previous wound reopened, Miguel collapses and dies.

The Gate of FinisEdit

At the Gate of Finis the party battles what appears to be Miguel's ghost. After its destruction, it leaves behind a tome containing the second of three diaries from Graham Crossford (perhaps due to his and the criminal's shared connection to Alfyn). Particularly it details Graham's meeting with Alfyn from his perspective and how he came into contact with Lyblac.

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Miguel has an ability which allows him to change his weaknesses each time he breaks, into a particular set of weaknesses. However, this order is deterministic.

Miguel's attacks are mostly physical, so the best way to mitigate his damage is to use a Thief's Shackle Foe to reduce his attack while buffing your own physical defense with Hired Help - Mercenary from a Merchant.


  • Fraid you picked a fight with the wrong man...: Used at the beginning of battle. Miguel increases his actions per turn to two.
  • Miguel shifts his defenses!: Used whenever Miguel recovers from a break. The following effects occur:
    • Miguel changes his weaknesses to another set, rotating them in the following order:
      • Type PolearmsType DaggersType FireType Light
      • Type AxesType StavesType IceType Lightning
      • Type SwordsType AxesType FireType Lightning
      • Type SwordsType BowsType WindType Light
    • Always followed by Cross Spear.
  • Cross Spear: Physical attack, targets entire party. Hits twice.
  • Hurl Spear: Effect. Miguel throws multiple spears into the air. If Miguel is not broken before the next turn, the spears will rain down upon the party members at the beginning of the next turn, before any character's action. The number of spears thrown does not correspond to how many times the spears will hit.
    • A spear rains down on you from above!: Used at the beginning of the next turn after Hurl Spear. Physical attack, targets random allies. Hits 4-6 times.
  • Twin Spears: Physical attack, single target. Hits twice. Chance to inflict Debuff Decreased Physical Defense Decreased Physical Defense for 3 turns with each hit.
  • Sorry, kid...but I can't let ye live.: Used once Miguel reaches 50% of his maximum health. Miguel enters boost mode.
    • For the next turn, Miguel increases his actions per turn to 5. The turn order will show Miguel as having 5 actions for the next two turns, but will revert to two once the first turn of 5 actions is complete. Effect is removed upon break.
  • I surrender! Have mercy!: Used once Miguel reaches 25% of his maximum health and after Sorry, kid...but I can't let ye live. Miguel enters boost mode. While in boost mode, the following effects occur:
    • For the next turn, Miguel increases his actions per turn to 5. The turn order will show Miguel as having 5 actions for the next two turns, but will revert to two once the first turn of 5 actions is complete. Effect is removed upon break.
    • The following skills are unlocked:
      • Storm of Spears: Effect. Miguel throws multiple spears into the air. If Miguel is not broken before the next turn, the spears will rain down upon the party members at the beginning of the next turn, before any character's action. The number of spears thrown does not correspond to how many times the spears will hit.
        • Innumerable spears rain down on you from the heavens!: Used at the beginning of the next turn after Storm of Spears. Physical attack, targets random allies. Hits 8-10 times.
      • Drink Medicine: Recovery. Immediately heals 10% of Miguel's maximum HP (5680 HP in Rivira Woods, 17007 HP at the Gate of Finis).
      • Cross Spear: Heavy physical attack. Targets entire party. Hits twice. Shares the same name as another of Miguel's abilities, but is stronger and has a different animation (Two arcing sweeps instead of two crosses).




  • Although his recommended level is one of the lowest for chapter 3, his fight is considered one of the hardest as well.

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