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"They were more like decorations than actual guards."
— Therion in his starting chapter and in his character introduction.
Therion is a character 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 being so popular and is the enemy of every wealthy home and person.

AppearanceEdit

Therion has white, shaggy hair that reaches the nape of his neck and has a fringe covering a part of his face. He wears a purple scarf, a thick shawl that has a lighter shade than his neckwear, seemingly gray pants and leather shoes with bandages wrapped around his left leg. After his endeavor in the Ravus Manor, a metal bracelet is secured around his right arm with a chain attached to it with symbols carved onto the surface. In some official art that features him along with the other heroes, Therion appears to be shorter than Cyrus yet taller than Tressa and of equal height to Ophelia and Primrose.

PersonalityEdit

Therion is described as a cocky and cynical person, as seen through his interactions with other characters in the game such as referring to one of the guards he encounters as having a stronger bark than bite and refusing to settle in a partnership with two other thieves as he believes they are unnecessary. It is noted that though he is a talented thief and has a sharp wit, this does not mean that can escape all dangers as he manages to fall into the trap laid by the Ravus Manor.

History Edit

"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.
Ten years ago, Therion was captured and sent to prison, most likely due to his behavior and acts of trickery. He meets the one person he calls as a partner in crime, a boy named Darius. Thanks to Therion's smart thinking, the both of them are able to break out and soon start a life as thieves on the run. It is unknown as of the moment what happened to Darius or why Therion now acts alone, but whatever reason there may be, it has helped shaped his view of how he requires no partner as he sees them to be troublesome.

Relationships Edit

Darius Edit

Though not much is known of Darius, it is fact that both he and Therion got along due to their shared views and their abilities in thievery. He was the only one that Therion agreed to be referred to as his 'partner-in-crime' and mate.

Prior to Therion's story, they met up in a prison cell that they shared. Darius had wanted to get out and tried to pick at the cell's lock, but is stopped by Therion who gave him the key he stole from the guard when he was harmed by said guard. This lead to them being partners, stealing things and fending themselves off after their escape. Not much else is known about Darius up to this point, but it can be assumed that Therion and he were close

Heathcote Edit

Therion has his doubts about Heathcote, as not only was he able to sneak up on the master thief but also managed to place the fool's band around Therion's wrist during the battle without him noticing. The thief often wonders about the butler's previous affiliation but has not discovered it as far as he'd like to. They only reason they're working together is that Therion wants to get rid of the fool's band Heathcote placed.

Cordelia Ravus Edit

The one to employ Therion in looking for the dragonstones of House Ravus. The only reason why Therion is affiliated with her is due to his own foolishness of going into the Ravus Manor despite the warnings, thus ending up getting the fool's band on his wrist that he wants to be removed.

BattleEdit

Therion is primarily a thief equipped with daggers and swords in battle. As expected of his profession, he has Skills that relate to thievery such as his main skill Steal. He excels in his evasion and speed that allows him to dodge most attacks and strike first in combat. Many of his skills help him in his survivability during battle, such as the skills HP Thief and Steal SP help with making sure that he stays on top of the enemy while also dealing damage in the process. He also acts as Primrose's foil - instead of giving buffs to his allies, he provides debuffs to the enemies that help other physical attackers in the team to deal enough damage on the foe or help units with low physical defense not to be taken out by a physically strong enemy's attacks. So far, however, it seems that he has little SP to use in battle so best plan carefully how to use Therion. His small SP can be easily fixed with accessories, but he would benefit the most from equipment that can capitalize on his speed and evasion.

Having the ability to wield two different 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. His Talent, Pick Lock, also help him gain access to good equipment that can help him in his chapter and also obtain items that may prove of use for other heroes, such as the Arcane Knife and Wind Garments.

Thief Skills: Edit

Name Description SP Cost
Steal* Steal an item from a single foe. Odds increase with BP spent. 2
Wildfire Deal heavy fire damage to a single foe. 7
Shackle Foe Reduce a single foe's physical attack strength for 2 turns. 4
Armor Corrosive Reduce a single foe's physical defense  4
Steal SP Attack a single foe twice with a dagger and steal SP equivalent to 5% of damage dealt. 6
HP Thief Attack a single foe twice with a dagger and steal HP equivalent to half of damage dealt. 6
Share SP Bestow SP equivalent to 50% of one's current SP to a single ally. 0
Aeber's Reckoning Attack all foes with a dagger, dealing damage proportional to your speed. 30
  • Additional

*Note: The chance that Steal works will increase either if the targeted opponent is injured (the lower the HP, the higher the chance of working) or if you use BP (using 3 BP, the maximum amount, will dramatically increase the chance of Collect working, usually to 100%). Steal can only be used once per enemy.

Support Skills: Edit

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

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Therion is a Greek word for a 'beast' or a 'wild animal', most likely referencing about him being a lone wolf that prowls about. 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. The former may, once again, refer to his status as a lone wolf and the latter possibly related to how he is revered as a master thief among men.

TriviaEdit

  • Therion is one of the heroes among the eight who's appearance changes during his first chapter or starting point.
    • Although the change was minor, it acted as a significant turning point in Therion's life and became the driving force and reason of his adventure. The same could have been said for Olberic, another one of the characters who's sprite changes during their first chapter.


ReferencesEdit

Octopath Traveler
Travelers Alfyn Greengrass | Olberic Eisenberg | Primrose Azelhart | Tressa Colozone
H'aanit | Therion | Ophilia Clement | Cyrus Albright
Other Antagonistic Man | Beowulf | Erhardt | Gaston | Helgenish | Headman | Knights of Hornburg | Philip | Philip's Mother | Villager 3 (Cobbleston) | King Alfred | Watchmen | Yusufa | King Karim | Wayfaring Girl
World
Locations Cobbleston | Ferien | Highlands | Hornburg | Osterra | Sunlands | Triberia | House Azelhart | Sunshade
Enemies Assassin Bug | Azure Ratkin | Black Bat | Bonewalker | Giant Falcon | Glow Wisp | Great Condor | Hill Ratkin | Hooded Lizardman | Mountain Goat | Roller Beetle | Sandworm | Wild Boar | Ruddy Ratkin | Rockadillo | Sand Lizardman | Tufted Lizardman
Media
Game Allure | Challenge | Inquire | Project Octopath Traveler Demo | Purchase | Midnight Ode | Path Actions