While none can be certain the exact intentions of a self-aware interdimensional construct, logic suggests this winged aberration is a reimagination of Alte Roite─a legendary wizard who is said could take the shape of a dragon at will.
"That knowledge is my ticket straight to glory. I can't go telling any old person about it." - Bonifoix
— In-game description
Its name is based on Alte leute, a German phrase meaning "old people". The boss originally looked like an old man before transforming into the Jura Aevis in Final Fantasy V.