The Manticore, also known as Manticor in the Nintendo Entertainment System version, is a somewhat rare enemy from the original Final Fantasy that appears in the Flying Fortress and in the overworld vicinity of Onrac. It appears in groups of up to four, and poses a threat only if the party is insufficiently leveled. It is immune to Quake, as it flies. It has a lion body with bat wings, a human head, and a scorpion tail, being some kind of chimera. Manticore may attack with Poison Darts, which will poison the entire party. It does not have any weaknesses or resistances, so the player can unleash a barrage of physical attacks. It is advised not to use magic while battling a group of Manticores; magic will be mainly consumed during the battle against Tiamat.

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The manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a lion, the head of a human, and the tail of a scorpion. The name means "man eater."

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