Edea appears as a boss and a temporarily playable character in Final Fantasy VIII. She has no equippable weapon. Her Limit Break is Ice Strike, which hurls large icicles at the target, and is unaffected by her Crisis Level.
Edea is a temporary playable character, controllable during the party's trek across the Great Salt Lake and during the time Lunatic Pandora attacks Esthar City. She must equip Guardian Forces to use magic in battle, but has no equippable weapon and can use the Attack command without one.
Edea's physical weapon is the "None". Physically weak, None is further hampered by its inability to be upgraded. Edea has potent Magic and Spirit scores, and has good compatibility with every Guardian Force. Edea has low HP, Strength, and Vitality, and her Speed and Luck are none too great either. She is the epitome of the traditional Black Mage class, excelling at magic, but little else.
Her Limit Break, while powerful, is limited, as it only deals damage to one target. Her Limit Break is Ice Strike that hurls several large icicles at the target. Edea's Limit Break's strength is unaffected by Crisis Level and its attack power is 120.
This Limit Break is also seen at the end of Disc One, where she uses it on Squall with near-lethal effects. Ice Strike is a subset of Edea's skillset called Sorcery (魔導, Madō?).
Edea is fought twice: the first time after the parade, and the second in Galbadia Garden. Before fighting Edea the first time Squall faces off against his rival, Seifer, alone. After defeating him, Rinoa and Irvine arrive to help Squall, and Edea takes the stage. The battle is scripted and can't end in a Game Over, but if the player defeats Edea they get battle rewards.
When confronting Edea for the second time at Galbadia Garden, the party must again defeat Seifer before they can touch her. During this second confrontation, the party can draw the Guardian Force Alexander from her.
Edea carries her own Triple Triad card. It is one of the best cards in the game, but Edea is arguably the best card player in the world, having smart AI. The difficulty of winning the card from her is compounded by her being playable at the Centra region that uses all the rules of the game.
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The CC Group in the Ragnarok airship on disc 4.