The Final Fantasy franchise has always had unique worlds with memorable characters, challenging bosses, and outstanding gameplay. As a result, it’s one of the most beloved video game franchises in the world. Final Fantasy X is one of the most popular games in the franchise, and many critics and gamers have called it one of the best video games of all time. It came out in 2001 on the PlayStation 2 and was re-released as Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster for numerous consoles, including the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Final Fantasy X excels in everything, from the fight sequences to the spectacular storyline. However, the bosses deserve special praise; the weird bosses, in particular. They were both challenging and fun to fight against, and they embodied the game designers’ outlandish imaginations. So, here are the 10 weirdest bosses in the game.
10 Sinspawn Gui
Found along the Mushroom Rock Road, Sinspawn Gui is a monster that is formed when the Sinspawn that gathered for Operation Mi’ihen fuse. As Sin comes close to the shore, Sinspawn Gui breaks out of its cage and engages the player in battle. Players will encounter Sinspawn Gui twice in the game.
Sinspawn Gui resembles a scorpion, but the size of a giant monster. It is made up of four parts: the head, the body, and two arms which look lethal but don’t actually attack. Instead, the arms only act in defense of the monstrosity.
The Tros is a Cephalopod fiend that shows up when Rikku and Tidus are close to Baaj Temple and attempt to raise the airship. It resembles a giant octopus with an enormous shell on its head and sharp fangs. It looks a cross between the Kraken and something Lovecraftian, which should have made it one of the most menacing bosses in the game.
However, the monster is not that much of a challenge—especially compared with the bosses you face late in the game—and you can even capture it, though it will not appear in the Monsters Arena.
8 Sinspawn Genais
As the last Sinspawn players encounter in Final Fantasy X, the Sinspawn Genais is among the toughest monsters in the game. It lives within its parent’s body, and when you face this boss, it will do its hardest to defend the core. Players cannot even damage the core with magic since the Genais will absorb any and all magic attacks.
Similar to Tros, the Sinspawn Genais has a Lovecraftian look, with a bulbous head, fin-like things protruding from its back and arms that end in massive tentacles instead of hands. But unlike Tros, the Sinspawn Genais is as terrifying as it looks.
During the player’s first fight against Seymour Guado, he will summon Anima to fight the player. The creature resembles a bird, with its wings draped around its body and its arms crossed. A holy totem is fastened to the creature’s neck, and the creature is bound in chains. And there’s more. The lower half of Anima is a horned demon.
For such a menacing boss, it makes one wonder just how powerful Anima would be if it ever broke free of those chains. This can potentially be one of the strongest monsters in the entire franchise.
6 Chocobo Eater
This is a massive creature which, as its name implies, goes about eating the game’s poor little Chocobos. It is as hideous as you could imagine such a monster to look: short stubby legs, extremely long arms with claws, and a massive gaping mouth. The only problem is these body parts don’t quite fit in together, especially with such a small abdomen. Instead of looking fierce, it ends up looking plain weird.
In battle, it gets even weirder. When the player knocks it back, the Chocobo Eater becomes vulnerable and loses both its strength and defense.
Cindy is one of the Magus Sisters, with Cindy and Mandy. They are three aeons who wear insectoid armor. Of the three, she is the one who looks strangest. She wears a thick suit of armor which goes all-out to resemble a beetle: two beetle antenna sprout from her helmet, and there is a large shell on her back.
Of the three Magus Sisters, Cindy is the largest… but conversely, she is also the weakest. This is because abilities are split between the sisters. Sandy has considerable physical strength, Mindy has amazing spells, and Cindy has a deep health pool.
4 Lord Ochu
The player will find Lord Ochu in Kilika Woods. This is a sentient, carnivorous-looking plant with a mouth adorned with multiple fangs, four lengthy arms, root-like legs, and green leaves draped around its torso. In short, it’s as weird as any other monster you can see in Final Fantasy X.
Lord Ochu is not a boss that’s central to the plot. In fact, you can just leave it alone when you find it sleeping on the side of the road. If you do that, you can encounter the monster later and instead of fighting, you’ll be able to bribe it and buy cheap Remedies.
Final Fantasy X is chock-full of bizarre bosses and monsters to fight. However, few are as strange as Crane. Because, spoiler alert, this is an actual crane that you have to fight.
When you face off against the massive Oblitzerator on the docks, it will release its most powerful minion, Crane. Crane does not have any turns during the fight, but you can still target it. And that’s where the weird gets even weirder: if you destroy the Crane, it will have some drastic side effects since it does not have a death animation. The worst one is crashing the entire game.
When battling Seymour Flux, you will encounter Motriorchis in the third battle. After reaching the top of Mt Gagazet, the boss will summon Motriorchis. And for the remainder of the battle, Seymour Flux will seat atop him. Their combined power makes this one of the toughest battles in Final Fantasy X, even if it’s an optional boss.
Motriorchis looks like a lot of different things, but it’s like they were put together haphazardly, resulting in a mess that looks anything but coherent. Its head resembles a pterodactyl, it has fins, rings with inscribed runes and two arms with gauntlets.
The Spherimorph is a Gel-type fiend that players encounter in the game, when they reach the Macalania Woods. It attacks the party when they are going down a path towards a spring whose water makes spheres.
This boss is an amorphous sphere made of a greenish liquid, but it can change into other forms, like becoming a pillar or turning flat. With the sheer amount of monstrous and vicious-looking bosses in the game, it’s weird that one of their ranks is a shapeshifting, spell-casting blob.
For players who find the Spherimorph too easy, they can unlock the tougher Greater Sphere in the Monster Arena.