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The Mantis Devil, also known as the BlMantis, is an enemy from Final Fantasy II. Effectively, this monster does possess demon-like qualities, having an elemental affinity for Fire, while not developing a weakness to Ice. The Mantis Devil's most powerful attack is a Fire XVI spell, concentrated upon one party member, often leaving characters with low Magic Resistance in jeopardy.

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Mantises is an order of insects that contains over 2,400 species and about 430 genera in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. Most are in the family Mantidae. A common name, often applied to any species in the order, is "praying mantis" due to the typical "prayer-like" posture with folded fore-limbs, although the eggcorn "preying mantis" is sometimes used in reference to their predatory habits. In Europe and other regions, however, the name "praying mantis" refers to only a single species, Mantis religiosa.

The Devil is believed in many religions, myths and cultures to be a supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the enemy of God and humankind.

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