The Gatlinghog is an enemy from Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-.

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Battle Edit

It counters all attacks with Needles, which inflicts damage to one party member; however, the player is unlikely to see it as Gatlinghogs are easily felled with one attack. They often travel in packs, and appear alongside Domovois and Sword Rats.

Etymology Edit

"Gatlinghog" is a portmanteau of "gatling gun" and "hedgehog." The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun named after its inventor Richard Gatling. The Gatling gun's operation centered on a cyclic multi-barrel design which facilitated cooling and synchronized the firing/reloading sequence. Each barrel fired a single shot when it reached a certain point in the cycle, after which it ejected the spent cartridge, loaded a new round, and allowed the barrel to cool allowing higher rates of fire without the barrel overheating.

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Final Fantasy IV Edit

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Edit