Mandrake(マンドレイク, Mandoreiku?), also known as Plant Man, is a recurring type of enemy in the Final Fantasy series. They appear as plant-themed enemies and attack with variations of Drain and Vampire to absorb damage and heal themselves. As plants, they are weak to Fire-elemental attacks.
Mandrakes appear on mountain slopes in the Esper Caves. They have a chance to counter attacks with Leech, damaging the target and healing themselves, and every three turns may use Stonetouch to inflict Petrify.
Mandrakes appear in Yaschas Massif -010 AF-. They can be recruited into the Paradigm Pack as Commandos, and rely on increasing Strength. Among their abilities is Stagger: Drain, which allows them to heal themselves by draining HP from staggered enemies.
Mandrake is another name for the mandragora genus of plants. [view·edit·purge]Mandragora is a plant belonging to the nightshade family. According to legends surrounding witchcraft, when mandragoras (Mandrake plants) are uprooted, they emit a piercing scream which kills all who hear it.