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Captain Cryptic.

Captain Cryptic (ダディベア, Dadibea?) is a minor character in Final Fantasy XIII-2, who has a quiz named Captain Cryptic's Confounding Quiz. A single quiz is a maximum of five questions and answering the quiz completely will yield a fragment, with a maximum of five fragments obtainable from him. He is renowned for being semi-visible, with the player being forced to use Moogle Hunt to find him while also remembering that he moves around Academia 4XX AF.


In the "Quiz Rank: General" fragment, it is revealed that "Captain Cryptic" was the codename given to Amodar's duplicate, after he became a 4D attraction within Academia. Amodar's duplicate was chosen due to Amodar's passion for quizzes. Although he is a duplicate, hence he cannot remember Serah, he does still have memories of Lightning, as once the party finishes the last quiz Captain Cryptic will give a message wishing her good luck.

Finding Captain CrypticEdit

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Captain Cryptic's possible locations marked on the map of Academia.

Captain Cryptic is always hidden and must be uncovered with Mog's ability. Captain Cryptic is first found in the Academy Headquarters in the Entrance area. After this initial encounter he will leave and cannot be found there again until all his quizzes have been completed. Captain Cryptic will always move to a different location regardless of if the player completes the quiz or gives an incorrect answer.

There are eleven locations where Captain Cryptic can appear: seven in and around Grand Avenue, three in New Town, and one in the Alley. He never appears in the Central Bridge area. Every time the player enters Academia from the Historia Crux his location will be different.

Listening into pedestrians' dialogue in Academia can reveal Captain Cryptic's location; if they say anything that refers to "East" then Captain Cryptic will be in Grand Avenue or the Alley, and if they say anything that refers to "West" he will be in New Town. Pedestrians may also outright state in which location Captain Cryptic has been seen, or talk about having seen him if he is in the area where the player currently is. They can also talk about his location with respect to other objects, such as telling that he is "under a slope". Although he will not reappear in the Academy Headquarters, he can reappear in locations he's already been seen in.

Captain Cryptic is found in the sides of the areas where the non-player characters never venture, such as in the shadowy crevices between buildings in shopping streets. He may appear behind other objects where he is more difficult to spot, such as when he appears behind an advertising board below an escalator in the middle of New Town, or when he is inside a shop obscured from view by the shelves of the display window. The player can reach this shop by going up some stairs in Grand Avenue shopping area.

After finishing the quiz and obtaining all the fragments, Captain Cryptic can be found back at the Entrance area, but will tell Serah and Noel that he won't let them participate in the quiz again.


  • First prize for one correct answer: 400 CP and Quiz Rank: Private fragment
  • Second prize for two consecutive answers: 400 CP and Quiz Rank: Sergeant fragment
  • Third prize for three consecutive correct answers: 600 CP and Quiz Rank: Lieutenant fragment
  • Fourth prize for four consecutive correct answers: 600 CP and Quiz Rank: Colonel fragment
  • Final prize for five consecutive correct answers: 1,000 CP and Quiz Rank: General fragment


The questions are asked randomly. The answers to the questions are always in the same order. In the table below, the first button symbol is for PlayStation 3 version and the second button symbol for Xbox 360. To quick-find an answer search for keywords with CTRL+F.

Question Answer Button
Where did Sazh purchase a chocobo chick for Dajh? Euride's market X / A
Which of the following can swim? Hedge frog X / A
Which model is popular among collectors? 1/350 scale of the Palamecia Triangle / Y
Goblin Maddog is Gran Pulse's boxing champ. What phrase is used by his fans when cheering him on? Goblinhancement! X / A
Which of the following can fly? Wyvern Circle / B
Many online shops were available in Cocoon. Which specialized in monster materials? Creature Comforts Triangle / Y
Many online shops were available in Cocoon. Which is the oldest store that handles ore? The Motherlode X / A
Which of the following has a shell? Adamantoise Triangle / Y
Which of the following can be made of ice, water, or wind? A ring Square / X
What is the relationship of the NORA members? Childhood friends Circle / B
They say the long gui eat their own weight in food. How many shaolong guis equal one long gui? Approximately 1.5 Square / X
What is the name of the exciting underwater sport that requires a ball? Blitzball Triangle / Y
What color is the cactuar image drawn in the center of the hunter camp in the Steppe? Red Triangle / Y
What are the names of the Shiva sisters? Stiria and Nix Square / X
Which of the following cannot be found in New Bodhum? Active volcanoes Square / X
What is the ochu incapable of doing? Using its wings to fly Square / X
What is needed to keep the new Cocoon afloat? Graviton Core X / A
What can be found on the logo of Wooly Sheep Soda? Sheep Circle / B
What anthem can be heard at any sporting event since the fall of Cocoon? 'Requiem for Rebirth' Square / X
One of the Academy researchers in Yaschas Massif is a dog lover or a cat lover depending on the era. In which year was she a cat lover? 10 AF Triangle / Y
Many online shops were available in Cocoon. Which specialized in medicine and health products? Unicorn Mart Square / X
Many online shops were available in Cocoon. Which specialized in outdoor gear? B&W Outfitters Circle / B
Some Cie'th defend themselves using their large tentacles. What is the best way to defeat them? Get rid of the tentacles first. X / A
Kids love Chocobo Biscuits! What flavor is the new black biscuit? Chocolate Square / X
In the hit TV show "Viking", the main character is a superhero. What is his weakness? Heavy Downpour Circle / B
In New Bodhum, what group of people frequently uses the path along the shore? Surfers X / A
Kids love to ride the Cocoon Liner. Which car is their favorite? The Carbuncle X / A
When Noel first met Serah, he immediately knew she was Lightning's sister for several reasons. Which is not one of those reasons? Mog told him Triangle / Y
In 4XX AF, a man was blacklisted for hanging around the Academy headquarters. Why was he there? He was in love with Alyssa Square / X
Which of the following was created using AMP technology? Watera gear X / A
What can withstand heavy winds, lightning, or even a hole through its body? Goblin chieftain X / A
In 7 AF, Bom-Bites became a favorite snack of residents of Palumpolum. What is the unique characteristic of this dessert? It feels like balloons popping in your mouth. X / A
Which club dominated the 5-6 AF season of Cocoon's Premium League thanks to its harsh training conditions and hunger for victory? New Bodhum FC X / A
When did Snow propose to Serah? When Serah became a l'Cie X / A
On what floor did Serah and Noel get trapped in Augusta Tower? 51st floor Triangle / Y
What is the desert area of Oerba called? The Ashensand Triangle / Y
A long gui born during the catastrophe would be how old in 400 AF? A few hundred years old Square / X
After the fall of Cocoon, a new era began. What does AF stand for? After the Fall Circle / B
Alyssa was with a friend during the Purge. What was her friend's name? Nena Stein Triangle / Y
In Palumpolum's aerial road race GP, which airbike was criticized and called names such as the "flying white pig" and the "defective snowman?" Big Mog Circle / B
Besides military personnel, what group of people was exempt from the Purge? Sanctum employees Square / X
Duplicates are a 3D portrayal of what? People Triangle / Y
During the War of Transgression, what kind of sword was used by the legendary knight? A sword of crystal Circle / B
Everyone wants a piece of this monster, whether it be a fragment, shell, or speck of ash! Bomb Circle / B
From the central pathway of Academia, if you cross the bridge west of Chocolina, what will you see on the sign in front of you? A tree Square / X
How does a hedge frog return home to lay its eggs? They attach themselves to other animals X / A
How many blades are on the windmill in Oerba? 3 Triangle / Y
How many consecutive slot machine wins were achieved in the memorable Double Lucky Seven Incident? 14 Circle / B
Which strong-minded NORA member do the residents of New Bodhum believe is the leader of the organization? Lebreau Square / X
How many lights are there above the gate of the mysterious fighting arena linked to Sunleth? 6 Triangle / Y
How many toes does a sheep have? 3 Triangle / Y
In 360 AF, what revolutionary idea solved Academia's power shortage issue? Typhoon energy Triangle / Y
In Gran Pulse mythology, who is referred to as the false demon? Lindzei Circle / B
In order to tell duplicates apart from humans, how are they programmed to greet people? Welcome X / A
In Pulse's well-known nursery rhyme "Elbow Grease," what is the old man in the fourth verse mistaken for? A goblin Square / X
What design is engraved in Caius's sword? Eye Circle / B
In the Steppe, how do the smaller sheep act towards the bigger sheep? They linger near them X / A
Lebreau is younger than Gadot. Gadot is older than Yuj. Lebreau is older than Maqui. Who's the oldest? Gadot Square / X
Noel once said, "Never give up, for the goddess Etro watches always, and helps those..." Finish the quote. Who help themselves Circle / B
Of all the airbikes, which was built for safety? Aerial Cradle Circle / B
Of the Farseers' legends, which has not been passed down for generations? They had the power to turn people into l'Cie Circle / B
Serah has two stuffed animals in her room. One is a Carbuncle. What's the other? Chocobo chick Triangle / Y
The Parthenocissus sunlethus is the vine commonly seen in Sunleth. What unique characteristic do these vines have? Their fruit shine Triangle / Y
The chemical linoanin is found in gysahl greens. What diet-friendly effect does it have? Burns fat Circle / B
The fal'Cie responsible for shedding light on Cocoon was the fal'Cie Phoenix. What fal'Cie was responsible for purifying the water? Fal'Cie Leviathan X / A
The kids of New Bodhum love dares. One popular dare requires going into the woods late at night to retrieve an object. What is the item? Rat's tail Triangle / Y
The Oracle Drive is the piece of technology left by the ancient fal'Cie. How did the Academy refer to this device before it was given its official name? Sensory perception device Square / X
The 'Professor Yang' series started off as an education publication, but is now a popular hologram novel with over a hundred volumes. What was the title of the first volume? 'Mystical Creatures for the Clueless' Square / X
The remains of what facility can be found in Oerba? School Triangle / Y
The silver lobo is seen in many circus troupes. What is the one act it cannot perform? Sawing someone in half Triangle / Y
What cannot be found in Academia? Flan schools Square / X
What color is the flower Yeul has in her hand in 200 AF? White Square / X
What do the hunters manipulate in order to control the weather? Wind Triangle / Y
What does Lightning's Eidolon, Odin, transform into in gestalt mode? A white horse X / A
When creating a duplicate, why is it illegal to save the data of the original person? Privacy Act Triangle / Y
What item became popular among the Academy scientists in 10 AF due to the discovery of the Oracle Drive? Lightning's feathery belt X / A
What does Mog remember about his upbringing? It was full of freedom Square / X
Behemoth meat was a rare treat in Noel's era. How was it cooked? Roasted Square / X
What does Mog want to do with his savings? He doesn't know yet Circle / B
What does Sazh's Eidolon, Brynhildr, transform into in gestalt mode? A Four-wheeler Circle / B
What emotion does a cactuar's expression convey? None Triangle / Y
What energy source was discovered on the sea bed of New Bodhum in 300 AF? Ether hydrate Triangle / Y
What fact surrounding the goddess Etro is not recorded in any documents? She has a moogle servant Triangle / Y
What happened to Fang's l'Cie brand as it stopped its progression? It looked burnt Square / X
What identification number is imprinted on the wall of the route near the cemetery in the Bresha Ruins? E000 X / A
What is the borgbear incapable of doing? Summoning Eidolons X / A
What is the line frequently spoken by Mana in the movie 'Love Trumps Gil?' Can I buy your love? Triangle / Y
What is the main cause of bullying among the flan? Difference in elasticity X / A
What is the meaning behind the winter flower, the "Silver Petal?" Always remember Triangle / Y
What is the name of the Gran Pulse paradise created from nothing but a poet's dream? Serendipity Square / X
What is the tonberry incapable of doing? Intimidating foes with its horns Circle / B
What is used in the creation of various signs in Academia? Holography Square / X
What legendary creature was found in a block of ice on Gran Pulse? Valigarmanda X / A
What looks like a flower but stings like a bee? Triffid Triangle / Y
What monster can easily be spotted in the dark? Flanitor Triangle / Y
What quirky stuffed animal is a must-have for young females? Breshan bass Circle / B
What shape is the archway of the building in which the mystic in Serendipity resides? The letter A Circle / B
What shape is the crystal that Lightning uses to summon her Eidolon? A rose Circle / B
What store is found behind the row of vending machines in Academia? A shoe store Triangle / Y
What unusual event occurred in Sunleth in 400 AF? Some flan went missing Square / X
What was Alyssa looking for in the Bresha ruins? A friend's grave Circle / B
What was the biggest concern for Snow when he decided to propose to Serah? Lightning wasn't a big fan of his Square / X
What was the design found on elixir cans that portrayed the incredible journey of the legendary l'Cie? A white background with pictures of the l'Cie Circle / B
What was the most memorable role played by Jeff Roni, an actor rumored to be carrying on a steamy love affair with actress Terra Branford? King of Mecamania Circle / B
What was the name of the jet used by Lieutenant Colonel Yaag Rosch to fight Lightning and the other l'Cie? Proudclad X / A
What was the rank of PSICOM's special ops leader Yaag Rosch when he was killed in action? Lieutenant Colonel Triangle / Y
What is the move developed by Mattheus, the best wrestler in Academia's pro-wrestling league, that is based on the movement of the Yaksha? War Dance Circle / B
When Sazh became a l'Cie, where did his brand appear? His chest X / A
When Serah lived with Lightning, they had matching accessories. On what body part did they adorn the jewelry? Right arm Triangle / Y
Which celebrated movie introduced the gunblade, a now-popular toy among kids? "The Sorceress's Knight" Square / X
When Hope became a l'Cie, his brand appeared on his left hand. How did he hide it? He wrapped a yellow bandana around it Triangle / Y
Which endangered monster species is known for its unique eyes? Catoblepas X / A
Which enormous fal'Cie causes the eclipse? Fal'Cie Fenrir Square / X
Which of the following is not green? Bandersnatch Circle / B
Which of the following is not red? Tonberry X / A
Which of these four monsters weighs the least? Tonberry Circle / B
Who did Serah and Noel think was responsible for hacking into the Augusta Tower security system? Proto fal'Cie Adam Circle / B
Who is the fashion guru of New Bodhum? Yuj Circle / B
Who is the rock star on the posters seen in NORA House and all over Academia? INFOMA Square / X
What is growing in New Bodhum's garden? Vegetables Circle / B


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