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The Malboro Menace, also known as the Worst Malboro, is an enemy in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. It is encountered in the Depths of the True Moon, and can cast Doom on a character. It is also encountered as a Monster-in-a-box in two chests containing Elixirs.
Malboro Menace is a semi-dangerous foe due to its Doom ability and thus needs to be defeated quickly. Menace Malboros also have access to their traditional Bad Breath and Bile attacks, and will follow a strict pattern of Doom > Attack > Bile > Attack > Bad Breath > Attack, and will then repeat the pattern starting back at Doom.
Quake, Flare, Leviathan, and Bahamut are prime choices for magic-based attacks, while physical attacks should focus on using their best abilities at the time. Malboro Menaces can also inflict Sap and moderate non-elemental damage to the party with their Bile ability as well.
Marlboro Cigarettes, since the creatures often spew horrid fumes."Malboro" may derive from the Japanese onomatopoeia boro, the sound of an upset stomach. Their name is most likely derived from the Latin and Greek words mal (meaning bad) and boros (meaning breath), a reference to their infamous attack. The name could also be a reference to