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A master of all forms of magic, using any aggressive, indirect, or regenerative spell.
—Bestiary entry (PS)

Cherry, also known as Madam, is an enemy in Final Fantasy VI. In the original SNES release, the sprite was censored by removing the smoke coming from her cigarette. The same was done to her palette swaps. The smoke is restored in future releases.

Stats Edit

Battle Edit

She is a major threat, as she can cast a variety of powerful magic, including Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, Flare, Holy, and Meteor, as well as buff herself and allies with Protect, Shell, Haste, Reraise, and other abilities. She is mostly paired off with Outsiders and Ahriman, who are dangerous enemies in their own right. Cherry is susceptible to Imp status.

StrategyEdit

The player should take out the Cherry first, as her variety of abilities can prove dangerous, especially if she uses any of her buffing abilities on her allies. As her battle script consists only of spells, being imped renders her harmless.

Coliseum setup Edit

Bet Moogle Suit for Nutkin Suit

Flare, Holy, and Blizzaga are reflectable, so a Reflect Ring is the easiest way to take care of 75% of the enemy's attacks and further damage Cherry. In addition, it won't trigger Cura/Meteor counterattacks (which requires the player to damage her directly at least once), and the player can simply pass turns by attempting to run, as fleeing is not permitted; this further averts the risk of a counter. The player can attempt to absorb Holy or Blizzaga via equipment as well.

There is not much that can be done to defend against Meteor if the player is unfortunate enough to trigger a counter; a Muscle Belt can bring the player's HP high enough to survive one Meteor if they couldn't already. A Red Cap is another option to raise the wearer's max HP, but note that a combination of max HP raising equipment won't have a better effect than the piece of equipment that gives the best HP boost would on its own. A Reflect Ring won't allow the user to absorb Holy or Blizzaga to help withstand another Meteor.

It is better to not use Locke or give Gogo the Steal command for this battle, since Steal can trigger a Meteor and/or Cura counterattack.

Formations Edit

Number Enemies Encounter flags Introduction flag Musical theme Magic AP
Norm.Normal Back Surr.Surrounded Side
205 Cherry, Ahriman x2 Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 4
428 Outsider x2, Cherry Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle 5
536 Outsider x2, Dark Force, Cherry Y Y Y Y Sides, individual Battle

AI scripts Edit

Normal script Edit

If any monster has Reflect status: Curaga (100%)

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Holy (33%) or Flare (33%) or Imp (33%)
2nd Turn: Cura (33%) or Reraise (33%) or Protect (33%)

Blinding Touch (66%) or Nothing (33%)

3rd Turn: Cura (33%) or Reraise (33%) or Protect (33%)

Firaga (33%) or Blizzaga (33%) or Thundaga (33%)

4th Turn: Esuna (33%) or Cura (33%) or Shell (33%)

Firaga (33%) or Blizzaga (33%) or Thundaga (33%)

5th Turn: Regen (33%) or Esuna (33%) or Haste (33%)

Firaga (33%) or Blizzaga (33%) or Thundaga (33%)

If attacked by anything: Cura (33%)

Meteor (33%)

Coliseum script Edit

Attack Turns:

1st Turn: Attack (25%) or Flare (25%) or Holy (25%) or Blizzaga (25%)

If attacked by anything: Cura (33%)

Meteor (33%)

Other appearances Edit

Final Fantasy Dimensions II Edit

FFDII

FFLTNS Cherry Artwork

Promotional artwork.*Artwork (Rank 7).

Cherry appears as a dark-elemental summon obtained through the game's summon drawing shop. The default design is loosely based on her sprite from Final Fantasy VI, carrying her signature pipe and fan.

Her special ability is Blinding Pain, which deals dark-elemental damage to all enemies and may inflict instant death. Summoning Cherry costs 3 points from the Consumption Gauge. Her phantom stone is an SS rank summon and she has a summon cost of 18 to equip to a character.

Cherry's artwork was done by freelance artist Sekishō.

Cherry allows the user to learn the following abilities:

  • Various Magic I
  • Various Magic II
  • Various Magic III
  • Various Magic IV
Upgrading stats
Rank Maximum Level Phantom Stone Cost Max HP Max MP Max Attack Max Magic Max Speed Components Needed
☆5 60 18 1542 128 15 158 26 None
☆6 60 18 1891 157 19 192 33
☆7 70 18 2206 182 24 224 40
☆8 99 18 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Passive abilities
  • The following are bonus abilities granted to characters equipped with Cherry.
Ability-Type Effects Minimum activation rank
Various Magic 3 - 5% MP recovery every turn 5

Final Fantasy Record Keeper Edit

FFRK

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Etymology Edit

Cherry in the older versions was known as Madam. Madam or madame is a polite form of address for women, often contracted to "ma'am".

Related enemies Edit