Parthenope uses Entice, which confuses a party member. Reverse Polarity will switch the rows of the player's party members randomly, and the Blue Magic spell Roulette will be used frequently to cause random Instant Death.
Parthenope is one of the Sirens in Greek mythology. Her name means "Maiden-voiced".
The Japanese name, Komusa Bera, may be a reference to Vera Komissarzhevskaya, one of the great actresses of Russia.