Doomtrain's attack, Runaway Train (果てしなき暴走, Hateshinaki Bōsō?), is Poison-elemental and can inflict several abnormal statuses on the enemy: Sleep, Poison, Darkness, Silence, Slow, Stop, Berserk, Confuse, Doom, Petrifying, and Vit 0.
Its damage is calculated as follows:
Elemental Defense starts at 800 (0%), 900 nullifies damage and 1000 absorbs it. If an enemy is shown to be weak against an element, its Elemental Defense is below 800. If damage becomes negative (due to high Elemental Defense), the target is healed by that amount.
|Summon Effect||Doomtrain +20, Alexander -10, Every other GF -1.6|
|Compatibility Items||Poison Powder +1.6 (-0.8 for others), Venom Fang +3.2 (-1.6 for others), LuvLuv G +20.2|
|Casting Magic||Berserk +1, Blind +1, Bio +1, Break +1, Confuse +1, Death +1, Silence +1, Sleep +1, Slow +1, Stop +1, Zombie +1, Apocalypse +0.2, Ultima +0.2, Holy -2|
The Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania incorrectly shows Bahamut's Attack Power as Doomtrain's and vice versa. The following table represents the correct figures:
Abilities learned naturally by Doomtrain are listed below:
|Absorb||80||None||Junk Shop||(Already learned)|
Obtaining Doomtrain Edit
To obtain Doomtrain, the player must have the Solomon Ring and at least 6 Steel Pipes, 6 Remedy+, and 6 Malboro Tentacles. The player can find hints on obtaining Doomtrain in a magazine called Occult Fan. Once all the items have been collected, Doomtrain will join automatically when Solomon's Ring is used in the inventory.
It is possible to obtain Doomtrain as early as Disc 2 through the use of the Chocobo World minigame. Solomon Rings, along with the other items required to activate the ring, are possible item drops from this game. If the player doesn't have access to Chocobo World, Doomtrain can be obtained as early as Disc 3.
Solomon's Ring can be found in Tears' Point, near the foot of the giant statue. Steel Pipes can be mugged from Wendigos or refined from Elastoid cards. Remedy+ can be obtained by refining 10 Remedies with Alexander's Med-LV Up ability (must learn Med Data first), and Malboro Tentacles are obtained by defeating or mugging Malboros. One can also use Quezacotl's Card Mod ability to refine a Malboro Tentacle from four Malboro cards.
When the Solomon's Ring is selected in the inventory, Doomtrain will call out:
- 'You called upon me?'
- 'I am...' (at which point the player names the GF)
- 'I shall become your ally'
|Refine||1 refines into 3 Status Guard|
|Level 9 (GF Card)||Win||Part of Queen of Cards side quest; win from pub owner in Timber.|
Other appearances Edit
Glasya Labolas appears as a dark-elemental summon. Glasya Labolas's special attack is Unlimited Runaway (果てしなき暴走, Hateshinaki Bōsō?), which deals dark-elemental damage to all enemies and lowers their speed, magic, and attack for three turns. Summoning Glasya Labolas costs 2 points from the Consumption Gauge.
Despite the summon's artwork being based on the recurring giant design of the enemy of the same name, the Glasya Labolas summon is based on the Doomtrain summon from Final Fantasy VIII, sharing the same Japanese name and the same special attack that inflicts status ailments to enemies. In addition, the summon's final phantom stone depicts him with an orange color scheme similar to Doomtrain's appearance.
There are currently two variations of Glasya Labolas available to players. Depending on which type is equipped, the user is able to learn the following abilities:
Doomtrain appears in the trading card game with an ice-elemental card.
Glasya-Labolas is derived from one of Goetia's demons, the mighty President of Hell who commands thirty-six legions of demons. He is depicted as a dog with the wings of a griffin. He is mentioned in the 17th century Grimoire, The Lesser Key of Solomon. Doomtrain is obtained from the Solomon's Ring.In demonology,
Doomtrain is called Helltrain in French and Spanish and Kharonte in Italian.
In the debug menu, accessible only via a cheat device, a menu refers to Doomtrain as "Death Express". This may suggest it was Doomtrain's intended name, but it was over the character limit—likewise, Pandemona is referred to as "Pandemonium". In the French version its attack is called "Death Express".
- Doomtrain resembles, and some have speculated that it may have been inspired by, the Phantom Train boss in Final Fantasy VI. Besides the obvious similarities in name and appearance, the two also have the same power to inflict many detrimental status ailments on enemies.
- It seems that Doomtrain's wheel configuration is the same as the Phantom Train's one 4-0-4.
- The Malboro Tentacle x6, Steel Pipe x6, and Remedy+ x6 are a reference to the Number of the beast.
- In Final Fantasy XI, Glasyalabolas was the name of the Japanese PC beta server, keeping with the game's theme of naming its servers after summons in the series.
- The concept of a sentient and evil train is possibly a reference to "Blaine the Mono" (or at least bears a strong resemblance to the character), from Stephen King's Dark Tower book series.
- Doomtrain has an arm in his steam calculator nearby his smokebox.