Abadon is a boss in Final Fantasy VIII fought in the Great Salt Lake outside of Esthar City. The boss is undead so it can be treated like any other undead enemy and be damaged by restorative actions. Abadon is fought while Edea is in the party, and it is the only chance the player has to see Edea's power against a formidable enemy.
The Abadon has no real significance to the story as it just jumps up from a canyon to fight the party, although it can be considered Esthar City's guardian.
Abadon is an undead monster, meaning it is weak to Holy and Fire, takes half damage from physical attacks and is instantly defeated by resurrection items and abilities. Its Lick will deal damage plus inflict Curse status. When Abadon stands up, its Vitality and Spirit increase and it will begin using the Confuse ability.
[view·edit·purge]The Hebrew term abaddon appears in the Bible as a place of destruction and an angel, respectively. In the Hebrew Bible, abaddon is used with reference to a bottomless pit, often appearing alongside the place שאול (sheol), meaning the land of the dead.