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.
Abaddon has two stances, crouching and standing, kupo! When it's crouching, it only uses physical attacks, so use Protect to buff your party! When it's standing, it uses debuffs like Silence and Blind, so have Esuna ready to handle those! It also uses Dispel while it's crouching, so don't forget to cast Protect on your party again after it goes back to crouching, kupo! And remember, since Abaddon is undead, it's vulnerable to holy damage and healing magic!
—Dr. Mog's Advice
Abadon appears in Final Fantasy Record Keeper as the boss of the "Great Salt Lake" Core Dungeon. As in its original game, it can change between standing and crouching stances to change attacks. When crouching it uses Claw and Tongue to deal physical damage to single targets, with Claw having a chance to Paralyze. When standing it casts Silence, Blind, and Confuse, and also has Esuna and Dispel. It is vulnerable to Holy and Fire damage, and hitting both weaknesses is necessary to receive full completion medals.
[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.