Battle render.

Edea appears as a boss and a temporarily playable character in Final Fantasy VIII. She has no upgradable weapon. Her Limit Break is Ice Strike, which hurls large icicles at the target, and is unaffected by her Crisis Level.

Party member[edit | edit source]

Edea is a temporary playable character, controllable during the party's trek across the Great Salt Lake and during the time Lunatic Pandora attacks Esthar City. She must equip Guardian Forces to use magic in battle, and while she has no weapon, she is able to use the Attack command without one as she strikes her target with a small blast of energy.

Edea's weapon is called "None", to simulate her not wielding a weapon while still designating her one in the game code. It only has 20 Strength and 97 Hit Rate, and it can't be upgraded. Edea has high Magic and Spirit scores, and has good compatibility with every Guardian Force (see below). Her HP, Strength, and Vitality are low, and her Speed and Luck are not exceptional, either. She is the epitome of the traditional Sage class, excelling at magic, but little else.

Edea leaves the party after the player either fails to board the Lunatic Pandora with Zell's party, or when they are ejected from the Pandora by Mobile Type 8. When Edea leaves, the game attempts to give her Magic stocks to the other party members spell by spell, but if all the other characters already have 100 of the spell/have 32 other spells, her Magic stock is lost.

Her intro pose is to cross her arms onto her chest before opening them up. A distinct sound can be heard before she opens her arms out. Her victory pose is to raise her arms, then close her hands together and bow.

Limit Break[edit | edit source]

Edea preparing Ice Strike.

Her Limit Break, while powerful, is limited, as it only deals damage to one target. Her Limit Break is Ice Strike that hurls several large icicles at the target. Edea's Limit Break's strength is unaffected by Crisis Level and its attack power is 120.

This Limit Break is also seen at the end of the parade in Deling City where she uses it on Squall with near-lethal effects. Ice Strike is a subset of Edea's skillset called Sorcery (魔導, Madō?).

Stats[edit | edit source]

LVHPStrVitMagSprSpdLuck
2249101281610
3289101391610
43292113101610
53693114101710
64083115111710
74484216121710
84875216121710
95266217131710
116057318141811
126447319151811
136838320151811
147229420161811
157619421171911
1679910422171911
1783810422181911
1887711423191911
1991512524191911
2199213525201911
22103113626211911
23106914626211911
24110714627221911
25114515628222011
26118315628232011
27122116729232011
28125917729242011
29129717730242011
31137218831252112
32140919831262112
33144719832262112
34148420832272112
35152120933272212
36155921934282212
37159621934282212
38163322935292212
39167022935292212
411744231036302212
421780241037302212
431817241037312212
441854241138312212
451890251138322312
461927251139322312
471963261139322312
481999261139332312
492035271240332312
512107271241342413
522143281241342413
532179281242352413
542215291342352413
552251291343362513
562287291343362513
572322301343362513
582358301344362513
592393311444372513
612464311445372513
622499321445382513
632534321446382513
642569321546382513
652604331547392613
662639331547392613
672673331547392613
682708331547392613
692743341548402613
712812351648402714
722846351649402714
732881351649412714
742915351649412714
752949361650412814
762983361650412814
773017361750412814
783051361750422814
793085371751422814
813152371751422814
823186371751422814
833219381852432814
843253381852432814
853286381852432914
863319381852432914
873353391853432914
883386391853442914
893419391853442914
913485391954443015
923518401954443015
933550401954443015
943583401954443015
953616401954443115
963648401954453115
973681401955453115
983713412055453115
993745412055453115
1003777412055453115

Compatibility[edit | edit source]

The below values are the base compatibility values at the start of the game. Edea has the highest compatibility with Guardian Forces, perhaps because she joins the party so late while the others have had time to boost their compatibilities, and because she is a sorceress. Edea still has base compatibility values with GFs that she can't equip because they only become available after she leaves the party.

GF Compatibility
Quezacotl Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Shiva Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Ifrit Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Siren Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Brothers Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Diablos Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Carbuncle Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Leviathan Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Pandemona Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Cerberus Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Alexander Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Doomtrain Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Bahamut Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Cactuar Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Tonberry Expression error: Unexpected / operator.
Eden Expression error: Unexpected / operator.

Boss[edit | edit source]

Edea uses third tier spells in battle.

Edea is fought twice: the first time at the the parade, and the second in Galbadia Garden. Before fighting Edea the first time Squall faces off against his rival, Seifer, alone. After defeating him, Rinoa and Irvine arrive to help Squall, and Edea takes the stage. The battle is scripted and can't end in a Game Over, but if the player defeats Edea they get battle rewards.

When confronting Edea for the second time at Galbadia Garden, the party must again defeat Seifer before they can touch her. During this second confrontation, the party can draw the Guardian Force Alexander from her.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Edea carries her own Triple Triad card. It is one of the best cards in the game, but Edea is arguably the best card player in the world, having smart AI. The difficulty of winning the card from her is compounded by her being playable at the Centra region that uses all the rules of the game. Players are first able to challenge her when she is met at the orphanage. One can use "Rule Manipulation" to keep the contest as simple as possible as Edea uses the Same, Same Wall, Plus, and Combo rules to devastating effect.

The Edea card is one of three cards to feature multiple As (the other two are Rinoa and Doomtrain).

Edea Card
TTEdea.png Element None
Refine 1 refines into 3 Royal Crowns
Drop N/A
Card N/A
Level 10 (Player Card) Win Edea at her orphanage.
The CC Group in the Ragnarok airship on disc 4.
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