The Bugbear is an enemy from Final Fantasy III, fought on the areas of the World Map around Canaan and Vikings' Cove. It is one of several enemies dummied out of the NES version. They are not too difficult alone, but they often appear with a Mandrake.
bugbear is a legendary creature or type of hobgoblin comparable to the bogeyman and other creatures of folklore historically used to frighten disobedient children. The name is derived from a Middle English word bugge (a frightening thing), or perhaps the old Welsh word bwg (evil spirit or goblin), or old Scots bogill (goblin). In medieval England, the bugbear was depicted as a creepy bear that lurked in the woods to scare children. In a modern context, the term serves as a metaphor for something annoying often with a connotation that the loathing it inspires is disproportionate to its importance.A