The Chimera is a demon enemy from Final Fantasy IX. It can be found in Memoria and is one of the toughest normal enemies in the game.


Battle Edit

Chimeras will always counter both physical and magical attacks with Venom Breath, Cold Breath, then Virus Crunch, so equipping Body Temp and Antibody is advised. Chimeras can be easily defeated with Doom inflicted by Zidane's Soul Blade ability while equipping Masamune, Quina's Doom ability, which can be learned from a Veteran or Ash, or Amarant's Countdown skill.

Once doomed, the Chimera will use its Triple Counter on the character who inflicted Doom it, but the Doom should kill the Chimera before it can even inflict Virus Crunch against the victor.

If Virus Crunch causes a party member to contract a Virus, the player can steal a Vaccine from the Chimera to cure the status.

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Etymology Edit

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 species.