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"Like a thief in the night." — Therion, upon selecting him.

Therion is one of eight playable characters in Octopath Traveler. He is a master thief known throughout the realm thanks to his multiple exploits in stealing. It is mentioned that almost no one knows of Therion's face despite his infamy, and that he is the enemy of every wealthy home and person.



Therion has white, shaggy hair that reaches the nape of his neck and has a fringe covering a part of his face, has green eyes and darker skin. He wears a purple scarf, a thick shawl that has a lighter shade than his neckwear, a white short-sleeved undershirt, dark pants and leather shoes. After his endeavor in the Ravus Manor, a metal bracelet called the fool's bangle is secured around his right wrist with a chain attached to it.


Therion is cocky and cynical, as made evident through his interactions with other characters. He remarks that a guard has a stronger bark than bite, and refuses to settle in a partnership with two other thieves as he believes them to be unnecessary. Therion is quite sarcastic as well, and has a dry sense of humor.

Although he is a talented thief and has a sharp wit to boot, Therion is still likely to fail in his endeavors due to how short-sighted he can be, as mentioned by Heathcote. He seems to acknowledge his own faults, however, as he immediately says how he 'should have seen this coming' after falling into the trap of the Ravus Manor.

Therion is also known for being a lone wolf, working better by himself and always rejecting potential offers to work with other people. It is later revealed that he has trust issues, born from being cruelly betrayed at a younger age.

Later on in the game, after meeting Darius again, he is called a "sentimental fool" due to how he has learned to put trust in people again, showing his character growth after meeting Cordelia and the other travellers.


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The following section contains potential story spoilers!
"Your name is Therion, and you are a thief. While your past is a guarded secret, your exploits are known far and wide. Mere whispers of your extravagant heists strike fear into the hearts of the wealthy. Drifting into the Cliftlands one day, you hear a rumor of great riches to be had. You set your sights on a mansion said to be impregnable, only to find what you never expected..." —Therion's description when selecting him.

Prior to Story[]

Ten years prior to the events of Octopath Traveler, Therion was captured and sent to prison for an unspecified reason. He meets Darius, and thanks to Therion's smart thinking, they break out and start a life as thieves on the run. The moment Darius saw Therion's thieving talent, he planned to use him to reach his goal of being at the top of the world. That was the only reason Darius kept Therion around.

4 years later, Darius was approached by the Cianno group and offered a place in their ranks if he disposed of Therion. He gladly agreed to this, and after sharing the truth with Therion, pushed him off a cliff. Therion miraculously survived the fall, staying in Bolderfall and continuing to hone his skills until he gained the title of being a master thief.

Chapter 1[]

After hearing rumors in the tavern of a great treasure that lies in Ravus Manor, Therion breaks in and discovers it is heavily protected by guards, dogs, and traps. He enters the manor by stealing an invitation from a merchant and reaches the so-called treasure, a blue gemstone. He is then confronted by Heathcote, a butler of the manor. As Therion attempts to escape, the two engage in battle, with Therion emerging victorious.

During the battle, Heathcote slips a Fool's Bangle, a mark of shame, on Therion's wrist. Cordelia Ravus, the proprietor of the manor, explains that her family's treasures, the four Dragonstones, had been stolen. The Fool's Bangle would only be removed if Therion stole them back, and he reluctantly agrees to this negotiation.

Chapter 2[]

Therion follows the first lead to Noblecourt. At the tavern, he learns that the ruby Dragonstone is being researched at Orlick's Manse and that a man named Barham may know of its whereabouts. Barham reveals that he and Orlick were once friends, but parted ways after Orlick began obsessively researching the stone.

Barham has Therion steal the ingredients to craft a key to the lab and discloses him the password. With these materials, Therion successfully infiltrates Orlick's Manse and defeats Orlick, stealing back the ruby Dragonstone.

Chapter 3[]

The next lead brings Therion to the Black Market of Wellspring. As Therion closes in on the merchant possessing one of the Dragonstones, the merchant is suddenly killed by bandits who escape deeper into the Black Market. Upon pursuing him, Therion is reunited with their leader, Darius.

Darius has made Gareth his new right-hand man, who offers to battle Therion as Darius escapes. Therion defeats Gareth, but returns to Ravus Manor empty-handed, as Darius now possesses both the gold and emerald Dragonstones.

Chapter 4[]

Therion arrives in Northreach, a city Darius's band of thieves has made their playground. Darius has placed wanted posters of Therion across town to send several of his men after him, but Heathcote arrives in time to help. Therion learns that Heathcote is a former thief.

Therion infiltrates the thieves' base, the Lorn Cathedral, by stealing the uniform of a seasoned thief. He confronts Darius and defeats him in battle, taking back the remaining Dragonstones. Darius is later betrayed and killed by his own men.

Upon Therion's return of the Dragonstones to Ravus Manor, Heathcote explains that the stones were used to unlock the Gate of Finis. Therion finally removes the Fool's Bangle and bids Cordelia and Heathcote farewell.



As Therion's previous affiliate, Darius was the only one that Therion agreed to refer to as his 'partner-in-crime.' They were seemingly close during their younger years, but in their adolescence, tensions started to bring them apart. Therion began to doubt the actions of his partner, and Darius did not take kindly to this.

Darius is the root of Therion's severe trust issues. He continuously taught Therion not to trust anyone, then betrayed Therion himself by attempting to murder him. When they reunite in Wellspring, Darius continues to treat Therion contemptuously and threatens anyone who attempts to pry on their history.

Cordelia Ravus[]

The only reason why Therion is affiliated with Cordelia Ravus is due to his agreement to procure the Dragonstones in exchange for having the Fool's Bangle removed. At first, Therion believes her to be nothing more than a sheltered princess, but she reveals that, like him, she understood the pain of betrayal.

Despite being betrayed at a young age, Cordelia held on to trust thanks to Heathcote. With her help, Therion is able to rebuild the trust in others that Darius had shattered.


Therion is a Thief, equipped with daggers and swords in battle. In line with his profession, Therion boasts debuffs, HP- and SP-draining skills, and the quintessential Steal. He has the highest evasion stat of the eight protagonists, and the second-highest speed after Primrose. He has high survivability in combat, as HP Thief and Steal SP deal good damage, and return healthy amounts of HP and SP to him, and Shackle Foe is a strong debuff that reduces an enemy's physical attack damage. However, Therion suffers from a small SP stat. This can be mitigated with Steal SP and fixed with accessories, but he would benefit most from equipment that capitalizes on his speed and evasion. Speed is of particular importance to him because it powers up his divine skill, Aeber's Reckoning. Wielding two weapons in battle along with being able to use fire magic gives Therion the edge and versatility he needs in exploiting the weaknesses of foes early on, especially as swords are a very common weakness in the early game.

His unique Talent, Pick Lock, allows him to open purple treasure chests. The player cannot open these chests without Therion in the party, and they typically contain valuable items or gear.

  • Therion works best with a subjob that supplements his naturally high speed and evasion, and none does that better than Dancer. This gives him the majority of buffs and debuffs in the game, although his efficiency as a damage dealer is greatly reduced outside of his divine skill. Aeber's Reckoning is empowered further by the Dancer's additional speed, becoming an obscenely strong attack, but as with all divine skills, relies entirely upon being fully boosted, limiting its use to critical moments in battle.
  • His physical prowess makes him a capable Warrior, with the added physical attack damage making even his Thief attacks quite strong. While it repeats swords, it adds spears, and the combination of the two jobs' offensive skills make Therion a powerful physical damage dealer.
  • The Merchant subjob makes great use of his third support skill, Snatch. It also gives him more versatility in the weapons he wields and the elemental spells he can use, as well as the useful Sidestep and Hired Help. Adding Steal to Collect makes Therion a thief through and through, obtaining both items and money from enemies.
  • Therion as an Apothecary can be a powerful combination of combat and support. His ability to debuff enemies and share SP with other party members is supplemented well by the ability to heal, cure, and revive. In addition, his offenses are improved by the addition of axes and Last Stand, giving him a way to target entire groups of enemies without relying on his Divine Skill. In more difficult endgame battles, Therion's naturally high speed allows him to make good use of Dohter's Charity to support the party with items.
  • Therion as a Hunter can also be a potent combination. He becomes an exceptional debuff bot as he gains access to Leghold Trap, which delays an enemy's turns to the last of the action queue. Thief works well with Hunter as it provides the highest accuracy buff of any class combination, making multi hit moves like Rain of Arrows and Arrowstorm incredibly useful in breaking Bow weaknesses quickly. A notable Hunter support skill to note for Therion is Patience as it will allow for additional opportunities to provide debuffs to support your team.
  • While some may consider Olberic to be the best choice for Warmaster, Therion is also one of the strongest contenders due to coming close to him and H'aanit for the highest physical attack stat among the travelers. He also excels in accuracy and critical, and unlike Olberic, renders fewer of his native skills redundant once learning Warmaster skills. With high-level gear and equipment, his damage output is stellar.

Recommended support skills for Therion include: Saving Grace, Hang Tough/Fortitude, SP Saver, Summon Strength (early-game), Surpassing Power, Second Wind, Heightened Healing, Fleetfoot (early-game), Insult to Injury, Patience, BP Eater and Physical Prowess.

Due to the flexibilty of subjobs any character can fill any role with the right equipment and skills, with proper planning any of the travelers can perform decently on any subjob.

Thief Skills[]

Skill SP Damage Type Description
Steal 2 Steal an item from a single foe.
Wildfire 7 Type Fire.png Deal heavy fire damage to a single foe.
HP Thief 6 Type Daggers.png Attack a single foe twice with a dagger, and steal HP equivalent to half of the damage dealt.
Shackle Foe 4 Reduce a single foe's physical attack strength for 2 turns.
Armor Corrosive 4 Reduce a single foe's physical defense for 2 turns.
Steal SP 6 Type Daggers.png Attack a single foe twice with a dagger and steal SP equivalent to 5% of damage dealt.
Share SP 0 Bestow SP equivalent to 50% of one's current SP to a single ally.
Aeber's Reckoning 30 Type Daggers.png [Divine Skill] Attack all foes with a dagger, dealing damage proportional to your speed.

Support Skills[]

Name Description
4 Incidental Attack When using a non-damaging skill on a foe, there is a 50% chance you will attack as well.
5 Fleetfoot Increases the equipping character's speed by 50.
6 Snatch The Equipping character will receive double the loot when using steal or collect skills.
7 Insult to Injury Status ailments and attribute penalties inflicted by the equipping character will last for one additional turn.


Below are the sprites and appearance changes for Therion with each basic Subjob:

Each time a subjob is selected the appearance of the character will also change. The first sprite is the appearance with no Subjob equipped.


"So I'm going into the mansion. ...Yeah? What is it? You want to pair up with me on this? You sure you're feeling alright? ... Hmph. The mark's House Ravus. Just keep quiet and try not to get in my way, okay?" —Joined the Party
"(Heh, I trust you won't be missing this...)" —Successful Steal
"(Damn it, this one's not as dumb as they look.)" —Unsuccessful Steal
"Let's do this!" —Max Boost
"I'm ready, are you?!" —Max Boost
"Time to steal the show." —Using Aeber's Reckoning
"Don't start things you can't finish." —After battle
"And that's that." —After battle
"Where's the nearest tavern?" —After battle


Final Fantasy Brave Exvius


Therion is a Greek word for a 'beast' or a 'wild animal'. It may also refer to a god in Thelema who is the consort and male counterpart of Babalon who often referred to himself as the Beast 666 or Master Therion.


  • Therion and Ophilia are the only 2 characters facing to the right in their portrait, while other main character's portrait face to the left.
  • Therion has a fondness for apples. The Octopath Traveler Café had apples implemented as ingredients or as the base of the meals that represent him.
  • Therion is one of the heroes among the eight whose overworld sprite changes.
    • This happens on three occasions, and he is the traveler with the most sprite variations. The first is after battling Heathcote in Ravus Manor, where the fool's bangle will appear on Therion's wrist. The second is when he arrives in Wellspring, where he may steal a mask to enter the Black Market. The third time is when he steals the clothing of one of Darius's men.
  • There are inconsistencies between in-game sprites and official artwork regarding which of Therion's wrists the Fool's Bangle is placed on, and which eye is covered by his hair.
  • Therion is one of only two characters whose main chapter bosses are all human beings, the other being Primrose.
  • According to Primrose, Therion is an accomplished actor. Although he initially says he's not interested in a theatrical career, he says he'll "keep his options open" after she tells him that performers make more money in a day than thieves do in a year.
  • Therion may be ambidextrous. As stated during a banter between him, Primrose, Cyrus, and H'aanit, it is because a thief must train both hands in order to retain their dexterity.
  • In a banter with Ophilia and H'aanit, Therion says he has many superstitions and follows certain routines. For example, whenever he breaks into a building, he will always put his right foot in first, he does not steal from children's saving boxes, and he does not look paintings in the eyes.
  • He does not go to alehouses because he likes them; he only goes for the information people give when they're drunk, as stated in his banter with Tressa.
  • In the official guidebook timeline, it is revealed that Therion is the only traveler whose birthplace is not known.
    • It is noted that he met Darius in Saintsbridge, however, it is unknown if that was his place of residence or if he simply wandered into town.
    • The timeline also contains a discrepancy—it states that Darius and Therion met 11 years ago, when the game states they met 10 years ago. This implies that he was either 11 or 12 years old when they met.
    • This may also mean the Cliftlands is the only region other than the Sunlands where none of the Travelers actually hail from.
    • When you use Therion's Path Action, he pulls off his scarf, and presumably uses it as a distraction so that he can steal items.
  • While Therion is not in the current party, if he appears in the tavern, he may give you items if you talk to him, stating that he swiped them from some unsuspecting people while you were away.
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Octopath Traveler
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  •  Simeon  •  Anna Forsythe  •  Albus  •  Jan Forsythe
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
H'aanit's Path: Z'aanta  •  Linde  •  Eliza Woodward  •  Ghisarma  •  Natalia  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Alaic  •  Susanna Grotoff  •  Dragon  •  King Khalim  •  Redeye
Side Stories: Miles  •  Theracio  •  Le Mann  •  Noelle  •  Ria  •  Meryl  •  Kaia  •  Ashlan  •  Mathilda  •  Tony  •  Professor Bastete  •  Mont d'Or  •  Estadas  •  Professor Paul  •  Maruf
Other: Kit  •  Graham Crossford  •  Alphas  •  Impresario  •  Lyblac
Frostlands: Flamesgrace  •  Cave of Origin  •  Hoarfrost Grotto  •  Stillsnow  •  Secret Path  •  Obsidian Parlor  •  The Whitewood  •  Shrine of the Flamebearer  •  Tomb of the Imperator  •  Northreach  •  Lorn Cathedral  •  Maw of the Ice Dragon
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
Highlands: Hornburg  •  Cobbleston  •  Brigands' Den  •  Untouched Sanctum  •  Stonegard  •  The Spectrewood  •  Yvon's Birthplace  •  Shrine of the Thunderblade  •  Tomb of Kings  •  Everhold  •  Amphitheatre  •  Everhold Tunnels  •  Shrine of the Runeblade  •  Ruins of Hornburg
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
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
Olberic's Path: Gaston  •  Joshua Frostblade  •  Archibold  •  Gustav  •  Lizardman Chief  •  Erhardt  •  Werner
Primrose's Path: Helgenish  •  Rufus  •  Albus  •  Simeon
Alfyn's Path: Blotted Viper  •  Vanessa Hysel  •  Miguel  •  Ogre Eagle
Therion's Path: Heathcote  •  Orlick  •  Gareth  •  Darius
H'aanit's Path: Ghisarma  •  Lord of the Forest  •  Dragon  •  Redeye
Optional: Jötunn  •  Giant Python and Snake Charmer  •  Leviathan  •  Devourer of Men  •  Mánagarmr  •  Azure-eyed Tiger  •  Behemoth  •  Devourer of Dreams  •  Dreadwolf  •  Gigantes  •  Lord of the Sands  •  Manymaws  •  Monarch  •  Throne Guardian  •  Tyrannodrake
Gods of Orsterra: Winnehild  •  Steorra  •  Balogar  •  Dreisang  •  Galdera
Game Mechanics
General: Achievements  •  Side Stories  •  Travel Banter
Battle: Experience  •  Skills  •  Status Effects  •  Support Skills
Path Actions: Guide/Allure  •  Scrutinize/Inquire  •  Purchase/Steal  •  Provoke/Challenge
Inventory: Items  •  Weapons  •  Shields  •  Headgear  •  Body Armor  •  Materials
Jobs: Cleric  •  Scholar  •  Merchant  •  Warrior  •  Dancer  •  Apothecary  •  Thief  •  Hunter
Advanced Jobs: Starseer  •  Runelord  •  Warmaster  •  Sorcerer