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.

It is also fought in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode Stage 25 alongside eight Wild Onions, and in Stage 27 with the other boss mandragoras where the Bowline Sash can be stolen from it.

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.

The second bestiary entry for the Onion Queen is a reference to the Onion Knight job class, as it is often both the strongest and the weakest job in the game it appears in.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Sochen Cave Palace

Feywood

AI script[edit | edit source]

Abilities
TypeNameCondition
CuragaAny mandragora's HP<50%; used on a mandragora on low health (25%)
HasteFeywood: Use when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)
ShellUse when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)
ProtectUse when the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)
RamUse all battle (25%)
Pollen25%: HP>50%
50%: HP<50%
VespersongWhen the mandragoras are grouped together (5%)
0 MPOnly in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%
Magick CT0Only in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%
Ignore Weather & LandscapeOnly in Sochen Cave palace: When HP<50%
Properties
TypeProperty
TargetingAttacks enemy with highest enmity.
Linking
Attacks
Pursuit

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]

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The 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 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.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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