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An unnamed esper that looks like a red palette swap of Ifrit challenges Kefka to a battle in Thamasa. The battle is cinematic. In the mobile/Steam release the unnamed esper uses Ifrit's sprite instead of being a palette swap, although a palette swap version of the sprite is found inside the coding of the mobile and Steam releases.
[view·edit·purge]In fiction, an esper (stylized as ESPer) is an individual capable of telepathy and other similar paranormal abilities. The term was apparently coined in this sense by Alfred Bester in his 1950 short story "Oddy and Id" and is derived from the abbreviation ESP for extrasensory perception.
When Kefka transformed the unnamed esper into magicite, the magicite sprite is not the same as the magicite sprite that appears on the field. It is an unique sprite and it only appears in said cutscene.