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Chimera is an enemy in Final Fantasy VIII. It is a four-headed monster with the heads of a goat, lion, hawk, and lizard, and a snake-headed tail. It appears on the Island Closest To Heaven and the Dingo Desert in Galbadia, although it is a very rare encounter in the latter.


Battle Edit

Each of the heads corresponds to an attack: the lion causes physical damage, the lizard casts Aqua Breath, the hawk casts magic, while the snake tail inflicts status effects.

Strategy Edit

Having Elemental Defense that absorbs Water is useful to have Chimera's Aqua Breath heal the player.

Triple Triad Edit

Chimera Card
TTChimera Element Water
Refine 10 refine into 1 Regen Ring
Drop Chimera
Card Chimera
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win N/A

Other appearances Edit

Triple Triad Edit

161a Chimera

Chimera from Final Fantasy VIII appears on a Triple Triad card in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App, but with different values than its card had in Final Fantasy VIII.


Etymology Edit

The chimera is a fire-breathing monster, one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna. It is commonly represented with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail in Greek mythology. In modern usage, the term chimera is often taken to mean any sort of hybrid between two or more species.

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