Onion Queen is a plant/mandragora-type boss in Final Fantasy XII. It is fought in the Sochen Cave Palace as a member of the Mandragoras, and can later be found as a regular enemy in the Feywood, where the player can rarely steal the Agate Ring from them.
- 1 Bestiary entry
- 2 Stats
- 3 AI script
- 4 Spawning method in Feywood
- 5 Battle
- 6 Other appearances
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Etymology
- 9 Related enemies
Bestiary entry[edit | edit source]
Page 1: Observations[edit | edit source]
- Every season, a fresh and beautiful female wild onion is selected by her peers to lead the patch. The chosen one, filled with confidence in her own beauty, becomes elegant, noble, and queen-like in every respect. There are some who theorize that, to preserve her beauty, the onion queen becomes wary, fearing injury. However, judging by their undiminished propensity for violent behavior, the wise observer might question the veracity of this theory.
Page 2: On the Subject of Names[edit | edit source]
- Why is it that we use the name of a certain vegetable to refer both to those who excel and also those without experience in the ways of the world? It is a well-known fact that all heroes in all tales disliked vegetables as children. Their legend begins with their overcoming of this weakness, and then continues with a journey filled with hardships. That noble vegetable, the onion, lives on as a symbol of hardships overcome, and as the mark of a true hero.
Stats[edit | edit source]
Sochen Cave Palace
AI script[edit | edit source]
|Curaga||Any mandragora's HP<50%; used on a mandragora on low health (25%)|
|Haste||Feywood: Use when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)|
|Shell||Use when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)|
|Protect||Use when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)|
|Ram||Use all battle (25%)|
|Vespersong||When the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)|
|0 MP||Only in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%|
|Magick CT0||Only in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%|
|Ignore Weather & Landscape||Only in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%|
|Targeting||Attacks enemy with highest enmity.|
Spawning method in Feywood[edit | edit source]
To spawn the Onion Queen in the Feywood, the player must clear out all enemies in Ice Field of Clearsight area in the Feywood, zone to Redolent Glade area and return to the Ice Field of Clearsight. Onion Queen will spawn with the other four Mandragora-type enemies. To spawn again after it has been defeated, the player should return to Redolent Glade and back to Ice Field of Clearsight without leaving the Feywood. All five of the Mandragora-type enemies will have reappeared.
Battle[edit | edit source]
The mandragoras will run away constantly: in Sochen Cave Palace they run to the corners of the area, and in Feywood they will run to different Shrines of the Lost. The player must be more careful in Feywood and pursue them faster, as the Onion Queen is one of the few enemies that can reach a level of up to 99. At this level, all physical attacks will be nullified, and only magick attacks can hurt it. They change level when they spend too much time away from the party, when they use the technick Mystery Waltz. One can see from afar a blue aura surrounding the enemies, and it increases about ten levels whenever they use it.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is used as a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.The
The adjective of onion refers to the Japanese metaphoric idiom of poverty, aptly named the "Onion Life", "peeling away one layer at a time and crying all the way". Alternatively, the term could come from the slang phrase "to know one's onions", meaning to be very versatile.