Doesn't look like a very friendly creature.

Rinoa

The Propagator is a boss in Final Fantasy VIII. They come in four colors on the Ragnarok—purple, red, green, and gold—and must be defeated in pairs to prevent them from respawning. Continually challenging the Propagators randomly will, after 25 kills, eradicate all Propagators. The Propagators drop various spell stone items and Odin can appear against them if the player recruited him earlier.

There being eight Propagators all in all aboard the Ragnarok may be an allusion to number 8.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Purple

Green

Gold

Red

Battle[edit | edit source]

Blind.

The player fights the Propagators with only Squall and Rinoa. Angelo is not available, but Rinoa has a new Limit Break: Angel Wing.

The Propagator likes to use Silence and Blind, but these work well against them too. Propagators are one of the only bosses in the game that the Guardian Force Odin can kill with Zantetsuken.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

The easiest way to defeat the Propagators is to junction 100 Deaths in Status Attack, to kill them in one hit. If the player doesn't have Deaths, the player can silence them (with magic, status junctions or Siren) to make them lose turns from trying to cast magic. Summoning Carbuncle also bounces their spells back toward themselves.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

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Propagator is a Level 7 Boss Card in Triple Triad used for playing the minigame and for turning into G-Mega-Potion with Quezacotl's Card Mod. It is a rare outcome of successfully carding a Blitz or a Mesmerize,

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Propagator appears as an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper.

Mobius Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The enemy's name makes a pun of the word "propagator" with "[alli]gator", hence the shape of their teeth-rimmed mouths. To propagate is to breed, spread, and/or multiply, referencing how propagators spread across the ship and how they quickly return if not defeated in the correct order.

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