The Coeurl (クアール, Kuāru?), also known as Torama, is a recurring enemy in the Final Fantasy series, first appearing in Final Fantasy II. Its appearance resembles that of a cat, cheetah, or leopard, often with very large whiskers. Coeurl is renowned for using a move called Blaster, which does large amounts of damage or, in some cases, can Paralyze or cause instant death.
Common and notable variants include the Panther (パンサー, Pansā?), which is usually a lower-level palette swap of the Coeurl, the Coeurlregina (クァールレギナ, Kuāruregina?), or Queen Coeurl, which is a more powerful variant, and the Cait Sith (ケットシー, Kettoshī?), although this variant is more common in early games, and has since become a recurring character.
- Main article: Coeurl (Final Fantasy II)
Coeurls are known as Quirls in the unreleased prototype translation of the game. The Coeurl of Final Fantasy II is an enemy encountered in Palamecia and Pandaemonium. It can use the Blaster I skill, which may paralyze the entire party. A group of Coeurls guard a chest on the sixth floor of Palamecia Castle containing a Sun Blade. Other enemies that resemble Coeurls are Werepanther and Cait Sith.
- Main article: Coeurl (Final Fantasy IV)
In the SNES version Coeurl is known as Blackcat. It is an enemy encountered in the Tower of Babil and the Underworld. Aside from its Blaster, it is not that difficult and does not often attack unless attacked itself, so killing off any other enemies it may come with is a better idea. Another enemy that resembles Coeurls is the Cait Sith, and the GBA and PSP version's Coeurl Regina.
- Main article: Coeurl (The After Years)
The Coeurl appears as an enemy in all Challenge Dungeons but Edward's, as well as in the Lunarian tale. The more powerful Coeurl Regina appears in the Depths, while the Cait Sith appears in various areas in the game, but is the weakest of the three variations.
- Main article: Coeurl Cat
Known as the Coeurl Cat, it appears in the Advance version of Final Fantasy VI. It is named Wild Cat in the SNES version. The Coeurl Cat is encountered in Owzer's Mansion in Jidoor. When it is left alone, it counters most attacks with Fireball. Other enemies that resemble Coeurls are Lycaon and Stray Cat.
- Main article: Cuahl
Cuahls can be encountered at Gaea's Cliff. Their name is a mistranslation of Coeurl. It has very low HP in comparison to other enemies at the point in the game, and can easily be killed.
- Main article: Coeurl (Before Crisis)
- Main article: Torama (Final Fantasy VIII)
In the English version it is called Torama. Torama appears as a leopard-like creature with tentacles instead of whiskers. It will use magic attacks at first; however, it stands up when low on HP and begins using physical attacks. It is an enemy encountered in Esthar, Tears' Point, the Great Salt Lake, the Abadan Plains, and Lunatic Pandora.
- Main article: Torama (Final Fantasy IX)
Again renamed Torama, it is an enemy encountered in the Desert Palace. They are more lion-like in this game.
- Main article: Coeurl (Final Fantasy X)
The Coeurl of Final Fantasy X is an enemy encountered in the Calm Lands. The Master Coeurl, a palette swap, can be encountered in the Omega Ruins. Both species are able to cast all Black Magic spells to their second tier levels, and can cast Cura upon themselves.
Another attack, Death Blast, has a 25% - 50% chance of causing instant death, and their Blaster attack causes high damage. There is another stronger version named the Coeurlregina can be fought in the Monster Arena. It can inflict various ailments including Curse and Doom and even has a stronger form of Blaster, Hyper Blaster.
There are two variations:
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- Main article: Coeurl (Last Mission)
- Main article: Coeurl (Final Fantasy XI)
- Main article: Coeurl (Final Fantasy XII)
In Final Fantasy XII, it appears as an enemy encountered in the Golmore Jungle and the Tchita Uplands. Coeurl sports the familiar long whiskers, leopard skin, and high magick skills: being able to cast Cura upon themselves and nearby allies, but also has a bulbous, squid-like head. Other enemies that resemble Coeurls are the Panther, Ose, Bandercoeurl, Feral Retriever, and Grimalkin. Their Blaster attack causes Blind, Poison, Sleep, Slow, Silence and Sap.
Coeurls are a mid-level foe commonly seen in certain parts of La Noscea, such as near Costa Del Sol. In addition, it is possible to obtain a special coeurl mount by upgrading to the special edition of the game, as well as an orphaned coeurl kitten minion after completing a sidequest.
The Coeurl appears in Type-0 as enemies, alongside a weaker variation called Lesser Coeurl. Military Coeurl also exists.
- Main article: Panther (Tactics)
- Main article: Coeurl (Tactics Advance)
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance's Coeurls are powerful blue beasts related to Red Panthers. Oddly, they are wolf-like in this game. They have a large amount of HP and are very dangerous to approach because of their Blaster skill and high Attack power. Luckily, there is usually never any more than one Coeurl at a time.
They are encountered on the following missions:
- Mission #004: Desert Peril
- Mission #022: To Ambervale
- Mission #037: Village Hunt
- Mission #052: Friend Trouble
- Mission #065: Exploration
- Mission #067: Missing Meow
- Mission #100: Fiend Run
- Main article: Coeurl (Crystal Chronicles)
- Main article: Coeurl (The Crystal Bearers)
The Coeurl is an enemy from Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. Their lightning attacks are slow, but powerful. Holding one will allow the player to blast his enemies with thunder bolts.
- Main article: Coeurl (Dimensions)
Coeurl appears as an enemy, based on its Final Fantasy VIII appearance.
Coeurl appears as an enemy.
- Main article: List of Final Fantasy All the Bravest Enemies#Coeurl
Coeurl appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.
The Coeurl and its variants are dangerous foes that are found in many dungeons throughout the game. They are twice as fast as Chocobo, and can Halt and Silence him, leaving him unable to run or fight back with skills. They appear as regular Coeurls, Queen Coeurls, and Coeurl Shade.
Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit
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The coeurl is a fictional alien race created by science-fiction writer A. E. van Vogt. Coeurls also appear in other fantastical environments, such as the game Dungeons & Dragons (as "Displacer Beasts") and the anime Dirty Pair. Coeurls are generally described to be cat-like in appearance, with longer forelimbs and tentacles.
Torama is possibly a play on tora and "ma", the Japanese words for tiger and demon respectively.