The Chef's Knife, also known as Tonberry's Knife, Kitchen Knife, Knife (ほうちょう, Hōchō?), or Cleaver, is a weapon of the Tonberry and a recurring ability in the Final Fantasy series. In most cases, Chef's Knife is a deadly non-elemental attack.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy V
- 1.2 Final Fantasy VI
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VII
- 1.4 Final Fantasy VII Remake
- 1.5 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.6 Final Fantasy IX
- 1.7 Final Fantasy X
- 1.8 Final Fantasy XI
- 1.9 Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
- 1.10 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.11 Final Fantasy XIII-2
- 1.12 Final Fantasy XV
- 1.13 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.14 Final Fantasy Legend III
- 1.15 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.16 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.17 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 1.18 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.19 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 1.20 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.21 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.22 World of Final Fantasy
- 1.23 Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon
- 1.24 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Etymology
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Knife enemy ability is an attack of the Tonberries and the Master Tonberries. An ordinary Tonberry cannot attack the player until it has moved close enough. When in range, the attack inflicts Instant Death to the target.
The Tonberry enemies fought will use the Knife attack, this time known as Kitchen Knife.
The Tonberry enemies use Chef's Knife to instantly kill the target, unless the target has a mastered Warding Materia linked with Subversion Materia, or is Cloud guarding while in Punisher Mode. Tonberries slowly approach their targets before using Chef's Knife, so the player can avoid this attack by having the targeted character run away or dodge.
The enemy ability and the summon work the same. The Tonberries, most commonly fought in Centra Ruins, use the attack. Tonberries will walk forward on most turns, using Everyone's Grudge as a counter-attack. Once it has come close enough, it can use its Chef's Knife attack to deal large, non-elemental damage.
Once the Tonberry King is defeated, the player will obtain the Tonberry summon. Its attack is the Chef's Knife and it functions just as the infamous Tonberry attack does. The damage can be increased by Boost and leveling up Tonberry's stats. The attack is also accompanied by a "Doink" sound for comedic purposes.
The Chef's Knife can be mugged and dropped from the Tonberry enemy and modified from their cards as well as the Tonberry King cards. Chef's Knives will increase a character's compatibility with the summon by three and can also be made into Death spells and AP Ammo.
While Tonberry beastmen have a devastating short-ranged stabbing attack, called Throat Stab (急所突き, Kyuusho Tsuki?, lit. vitals stab), that reduces a player's health to 5% and resets enmity, it is (unusually) not an example of the Chef's Knife. However, there are several different items that are some form of Chef's Knife.
The quest "You Call That a Knife?", involves fetching a chef's knife for a tonberry who has lost his. The player must obtain a Tonberry Board (a chef's cutting board) and deliver it to the tonberry Chef Nonberry, gaining the key item "Nonberry's Knife" in exchange.
Knife is an enemy ability that deals moderate damage to one character and dispels one enhancement. It is used by Tonberry.
Knife is an enemy ability that used by Tonberry.
Dropped by a knight of the tonberry round table, this knife has an uncommonly sharp edge. Unfortunately, no human can DOINK with it like a tonberry can.
Chef's Knife is a key item obtained by defeating the Sir Tonberries for Randolph in Chapter 15. Giving the knife to Randolph yields the Ziedrich, the ultimate shield. The item description alludes to the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table, or the Knights of the Round summon from Final Fantasy VII. The "DOINK" part refers to the Tonberry Guardian Force from Final Fantasy VIII.
Tonberry knife stab. Reduces HP to 1/10.
Knife is a physical attack that damages one enemy, it also has a chance of inflicting Sleep.
Knife is the enemy ability that is used by the Tonberry and Master Tonberry during battle.
Knife is an active physical ability that inflicts neutral physical damage on a single target for 4 AP. It bypasses defense and has medium topple strength. It can be used by Paleberry and Tonberry.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
kitchen knife is any knife that is intended to be used in food preparation. While much of this work can be accomplished with a few general-purpose knives – notably a large chef's knife, a tough cleaver, and a small paring knife – there are also many specialized knives that are designed for specific tasks. Being depicted as the ability associated with the Tonberry species of monster, references antagonists of horror genres, as their slow movement in battle, the crude nature of the implement used and the lethal nature of the attack is reminiscent of tense chase scenes against impending doom.A