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Mug (ぶんどる, Bundoru?), also known as Capture or Plunder, is an ability in the Final Fantasy series. It is a combination of Fight and Steal, allowing the user to attack and attempt to steal an item in the same turn. Like its counterpart Steal, it is usually associated with the Thief class.

## AppearancesEdit

### Final Fantasy IVEdit

In the Advance and PSP versions of the game, Edge can upgrade Steal to Mug, also known as Plunder, by equipping the Hanzo Gloves.

#### Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Edge now has Mug (called Smash and Grab in the WiiWare version of the game). Mug allows Edge to perform the attack and steal action at the same time.

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### Final Fantasy VEdit

Mug is the Level 6 ability of the Thief job class, learned for 150 ABP. The Thief Knife randomly attempts a steal when used with the Attack command. However, Mug will ignore any special effects or random ability the character's equipped weapon may have.

### Final Fantasy VIEdit

Locke Cole and Gogo can use Mug, also known as Capture, if they are equipped with a Brigand's Glove. Due to a bug in the game, however, the Brigand's Glove replaces any effect on the user's weapon, such as random instant death or defense-ignoring, with a Mug attempt; however, weapons that randomly cast spells would still perform such after the steal attempt was made.

The Thief's Knife also causes its user to attempt to steal when attacking. It can be equipped by Locke and Shadow. Harvester can use Mug on the party, but it works like Steal Gil as oppose to stealing items. If the monster(s) or the party escapes, the party loses the stolen gil. If the enemy is defeated and the battle is won, the party will gain the stolen gil afterward.

### Final Fantasy VIIEdit

Mug is the Level 2 ability on the Steal Materia. Essentially, it is the same as the Steal command with an added Attack. Mug replaces the Steal command and uses the same math as Steal does to steal from enemies, including the Sneak Gloves.

The Bandit can use the Mug command, stealing items from the inventory of, and causing damage to, one target. Shortly afterward, the unit will use its Escape command, the victim losing their item forever. There is a three-quarter chance they will use Mug, otherwise they will use Hold-up to steal gil instead. If the player kills the enemy before it has time to flee they will win back the stolen item.

Mug's success formula for stealing is as follows:

$LvlDiff = 40 + Attacker's Level - Target's Level$

If Sneak Glove is equipped, LvlDiff is capped at 100 minimum

$LvlFactor = [512 * LvlDiff / 100]$
$Base Chance = Item Chance * LvlFactor / 256$

If (Rnd(0..63) <= Base Chance): Item stolen[1]

If Mug is performed with Vincent, it may trigger a harmless glitch where the game completely skips the next attack animation.

#### Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-Edit

Zack can use Mug with the Mug Materia. After spending a moment charging the attack, Zack attacks an enemy and attempts to steal from them. Mug requires no AP to use. Mug can be created through Materia Fusion by upgrading a Steal Materia.

### Final Fantasy VIIIEdit

Mug is a support ability the Guardian Forces Diablos and Bahamut can learn for 200 AP. When equipped, the Attack command is changed to Mug. This is the only ability in the game which allows players to steal items from opponents: there is no base Steal ability.

The formula for Mug to steal is as follows:

$Mug\% = (MugDifficulty + (MuggerSpd / 2) + 1) / 256 * 100$[2]

MugDifficulty is often 128 or higher meaning a base Mug% of 50% or higher, which is further increased by the character's Spd. The enemies have four item "slots" in the game data and the item one obtains via Mug depends on which slot the character steals from. The lower slots contain common items, whereas higher slots usually contain better/rare items. If the character successfully mugs an enemy, the game decides which item slot's item the player gets by utilizing the game's random number generator (random value between 0 and 255).

If (rnd < 178) Slot = 0[2]
else if (rnd < 229) Slot = 1
else if (rnd < 244) Slot = 2
else Slot = 3
 Item Slot Chance Slot 0 178/256 69.5% Slot 1 51/256 20% Slot 2 15/256 5.8% Slot 3 12/256 4.7%
[2]

If the player has the Rare Item party ability in effect, the probabilities are modified. Since it's impossible to get a value higher than 255 on the random number generator it's impossible to get an item from Slot 3 with Rare Item equipped, which means Rare Item might actually prevent the player from obtaining the rarest items.

if (rnd < 128) Slot = 0[2]
else if (rnd < 242) Slot = 1
else if (rnd < 261) Slot = 2
else Slot = 3
 Item Slot Chance Slot 0 128/256 50% Slot 1 114/256 44.5% Slot 2 14/256 5.5% Slot 3 0/256 0%
[2]

Successfully mugging an enemy will result in the enemy not dropping items after battle.

### Final Fantasy IXEdit

Mug is a passive ability that can only be used by Zidane Tribal. Mug makes Zidane's steals deal minor damage.

The damage done through Mug is as follows:

$0 ... [Zidane's Level * Target's Level / 2] - 1$[3]

Mug is learned from Chimera Armlet, Thief Hat and Survival Vest for 65 AP and costs three magic stones to equip.

### Final Fantasy XEdit

Mug is found in Rikku's section of the Sphere Grid. It costs 10 MP to use.

#### Final Fantasy X-2Edit

The Garment Grid Treasure Hunt grants the ability to Mug. The Grid is only acquired when challenging Shinra to a game of Sphere Break; the player must make a combo with a border coin with Item or Rare Item trait. Shinra can only be played in Chapter 3 during Luca's Sphere Break tournament, or, if lost, during Chapter 5 in Luca's locker rooms.

Mug is a useful ability in that it grants the user AP for the action even when the steal fails, whereas a regular Attack command gives no AP.

### Final Fantasy XIEdit

Mug is available to Thieves at level 35, and allows them to steal gil from the target.

Mug is not found as a Thief ability, but a Soldier ability. It does normal damage and steals a very small amount of gil, and can be learned from the Diamond Sword for 300 AP.

The formula for how much Gil is stolen is as follows:

$Gil Earned = [10% Damage] + Rand{0..10}$

### Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

Mug is, again, not a Thief ability, but is the ability of the Trickster class, learned through the Ace of Spades for 250 AP.

### Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a KingEdit

Mug is a level 20 Dirty Tricks ability for the Thief class, and caps at level 20. It allows the user to deal damage while stealing elementite from the target, but can only be used once per battle and up to three times a day.

### Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

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### Chocobo RacingEdit

Mug is an ability initially used by Goblin but usable by any character; it allows a racer to steal a Magic Stone from the racer in the first position.

### Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's DungeonEdit

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