Chimera (キマイラ, Kimaira?) is an enemy in many Final Fantasy games. They are usually depicted as a monster made up of a lion, dragon, goat and snake. Most varieties of Chimera attack with Fire-based attacks.
Other types can use several types of elemental attacks, particularly in the later games. Common variants of the Chimera include the Chimera Brain, Chimerageist, Gorgimera and Rhyos. The Chimera family first appeared in the original Final Fantasy as an enemy at the Mirage Tower.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy)
Chimeras are fought in the Mirage Tower, and a palette swap, Rhyos, appears in the past Chaos Shrine. In the GBA and following versions of the game, a gray-furred version, the Mage Chimera, is found in the Whisperwind Cove. Its signature attack is Blaze.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy II)
Chimeras appear as a boss, guarding the spring where the player must deposit the Wyvern Egg and later as random encounters, usually in the Mysidian Tower. Rhyos and Chimera Sphinx also appear as palette swaps in the original, as well as Chimera Brain in the GBA and subsequent remakes.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy III)
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy IV)
Chimera is a regular enemy fought in the Tower of Babil. A green version, the Chimera Brain, appears as a random encounter in the Sealed Cave and the Chimera Geist only in the Lunar Ruins (GBA and PSP versions only). In addition, Edge's mother and father were stated by Rubicante to have been transformed into Chimeras by Dr. Lugae.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-)
- Main article: Chimera (The After Years)
The Chimera reappears as an enemy in Yang's and the Lunarian's Challenge Dungeons, as well as in the Lunarian's Tale. The Chimera Brain appears in the Lunarian's tale as well as in Edge's Challenge Dungeon. The Chimera Geist appears in the Depths, being a powerful enemy.
- Main article: Dhorme Chimera (Final Fantasy V)
The Dhorme Chimera is a randomly encountered enemy fought in the desert near the Library of the Ancients. The Manticore is a boss fought at Gohn Meteorite. The Gorgimera is a stronger version that appears in the Interdimensional Rift.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy VI)
The Chimera is a random encounter that can cast dangerous spells, such as Aqua Breath, Snowstorm, Fireball, and Cyclonic. The Gorgimera, Vector Chimera, and Maximera are color variations, all fought in different locations.
There are three enemies related to the chimera. The Harpy (literally Chimera in Japan), appears in the desert surrounding the Gold Saucer in the Gold Saucer Area on the world map. Harpy is notable for being the earliest enemy in the game to use Aqualung, an Enemy Skill. An orange variation, the Maximum Kimaira, is fought later as a random encounter on the Mako Cannon in the unrevisitable areas of Midgar explored toward the end of Part 2. The Maximum Kimaira uses ice-elemental attacks.
The third Chimera-related enemy is not a third variation, but the Kimara Bug, named due to it sporting the heads of three different kinds of insect. The Kimara Bug appears as an encounter within the jungle field screens of Gongaga. The Kimara Bug uses physical attacks and can inflict Stop.
- Main article: Chimera (Before Crisis)
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy VIII)
The Chimera is a random encounter fought in several places, the earliest found on the Dingo Desert, although it is a very rare encounter there. Each head corresponds with a different attack: the lion uses physical attacks, the lizard casts Aqua Breath, the hawk casts magic, and the snake head (on the tail) enforces status effects.
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy IX)
- Main article: Chimera (Final Fantasy X)
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- Main article: Khimaira
- Main article: Chimera Brain (Final Fantasy XII)
- Main article: Chimera (Lightning Returns)
Chimera is a boss introduced in Patch 1.21, serving as the boss of Cutter's Cry. The Chimera came to Cutter's Pass thirty years prior and slaughtered any traveling merchants entering its feeding grounds. The merchants hire the Darklight Raiders to kill the Chimera, only for the monster to nearly decimate the mercenaries with everyone believing it was killed off before it eventually resurfaced. In Patch 1.23, another Chimera is found in the skirmish zone of Turtleback Island, fought with several other enemies in a boss-rush fashion.
In Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, the Chimera reprises its role as the boss of Cutter's Cry. Two other versions also appear. The Gorgimera is target of the high-level FATE "Go, Go, Gorgimera" in Northern Thanalan. The Dhorme Chimera appears as a trial for the quest Relic Reborn. In addition to this, Alpha Chimeras occasionally appear guarding piesteskin treasure map offers.
Chimera is not an enemy but is mentioned in the errand "Hilltop Estate":
- “The chimera, once thought extinct, had indeed reappeared. Such an abomination - a foul creation bearing the features of countless beasts - could only have been wrought by the hand of man. It stands to reason that the chimera was the work of dark sorcery, and rumor would place responsibility on one of the townspeople. We managed to fell the beast in a battle that spanned some eight hours.”
In a follow-up errand, "Pitiable Monster", it is discovered the chimera was the pet of a girl called Diara Luca.
- Main article: Chimera (Mystic Quest)
The Chimera is an enemy and a possible monster the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the sixteenth floor of the Tower.
The Chimera is an enemy and a possible monster the party's monster unit(s) can transform into.
- Main article: Chimera (Crystal Chronicles)
Chimera appears in the Lynari Desert and at Mount Vellenge. Theses are aggressive creatures that cast Thunder to paralyze the player. Their appearance is dramatically different from past Final Fantasy games.
- Main article: Chimera (Ring of Fates)
Chimera appear in two different forms, Chimera and Chimaiga. Their appearance is different from how they looked in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles.
- Main article: Chimera (My Life as a King)
- Main article: Chimera (Echoes of Time)
Chimera are identical to their appearance in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates. They can inflict heavy damage with beams they shoot from their mouths which cause the player to become disoriented if hit.
- Main article: Chimera (Dimensions)
The Chimera appears as an enemy in this game.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
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The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more races.
- The Chimera is the only monster to have appeared in some form in all of the first twelve games of the main series.