Sphinxara is an optional boss in Final Fantasy VIII, encountered in the Ultimecia Castle's Entry Hall. It is fought directly after Sphinxaur has been defeated.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Battle[edit | edit source]

Once Sphinxaur is defeated, Sphinxara will take over and begin inflicting status ailments. Eventually it will call three allies to fight in its place: Jelleye, Forbidden, and the Tri-Face. These can be easily dispatched, leaving the monster vulnerable. Once Sphinxara is defeated, the ally disappears.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

One way to save time with the Sphinxara's allies is to equip Sleep as a character's ST-Atk-J.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Sphinxara Card
TTSphinxaur.png Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 G-Mega-Potion
Drop N/A
Card Adamantoise, Creeps
Level 7 (Boss Card) Win N/A

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]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Japanese name for this enemy is "Andro" in reference to androsphinx, a sphinx with a human head.

A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and a human head. In Greek tradition it is a female with the haunches of a lion, sometimes with the wings of a great bird, and the face of a human, and is mythicised as treacherous and merciless; those who cannot answer her riddle are killed and eaten. Unlike the Greek sphinx, the Egyptian sphinx is typically shown as a man and viewed as benevolent. Both were thought of as a guardian often flanking entrances to temples.

Related enemies[edit | edit source]

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