|“||Who speaks to me? I am the force withholding the power of the earth. Away with you humans!||„|
|~ The Lich|
The Lich is one of the Fiends of Chaos, the first one fought by the Warriors of Light. He has stolen the power of the Earth Crystal, and because of that the ground of the nearby town of Melmond is rotting away. He was sent into the future along with the other Fiends by Garland to send himself into the past after he would be defeated by the Light Warriors. After he is defeated the power of the Crystal is restored and Melmond begins to recover. The Lich is fought again when the Heroes go back into the past at the Chaos Shrine.
This embodiment of death is also fought in FFIV: The After Years as one of the bosses within the depths of the True Moon.