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Fafnir (Final Fantasy VI)

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Slowly reduces HP with T. Lash. If threatened it will try to escape.
Final Fantasy VI PlayStation Bestiary entry

The Fafnir is an enemy in the game Final Fantasy VI.

BattleEdit

It will often flee from battle on its first turn. If it remains, it is not a very powerful enemy, though its special attack, Tongue Lash, can inflict Sap. It is weak to Ice, so Blizzara is effective against it.

AI scriptEdit

If monster is by itself: Attack (33%) or Tongue Lash (66%)
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Attack Turns:
1st Turn: Flee (66%) or Nothing (33%)
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If attacked by "Attack": Tongue Lash (33%)

EtymologyEdit

In Norse mythology, Fáfnir (Old Norse and Icelandic) or Frænir was a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar and brother of Regin and Ótr. Fáfnir was a dwarf gifted with a powerful arm and fearless soul. He guarded his father's house of glittering gold and flashing gems. He was the strongest and most aggressive of the three brothers. Fáfnir eventually killed Hreidmar to get all the gold for himself. He became ill-natured and greedy, so he went out into the wilderness to keep his fortune, eventually turning into a serpent or dragon (symbol of greed) to guard his treasure.

The enemy's SNES name is Mesosaur. Mesosaurs ("middle lizards") were a group of small aquatic reptiles that lived during the early Permian period, roughly 299 to 270 million years ago. Mesosaurs were the first aquatic reptiles, having apparently returned to an aquatic lifestyle from more terrestrial ancestors.

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