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Is it accurate to say that Doom and Death are the same thing? for example, in Final Fantasy 4, the death spell would cause instant death, while the doom spell would offer a countdown from 10 that will only KO a party member after it reaches 0.

Darth Roostertail 23:56, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

There's a seperate article for Doom. I believe that we only mention Doom in the start because one of those early games (infamous for terrible name decisions) called Death "Doom". --BlueHighwind 00:05, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Anyone else notice how, in a few games at least, this spell is all but worthless?Papayaking 01:21, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

It's a Useless Useful Spell. Every FF game has 'em, so it's not that unusual that this one follows suit.
(Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for loss of productivity from following a Tropes link.) -- File:FFIII-nes-sage.gif Saethori (T / C) - 19:55, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

Kind of misleading though, isn't it? Death should mean...you know...DEATH!? Not 1% chance of death on super wimpy creatures.Papayaking 23:56, September 24, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, but by that rationale, it shouldn't inflict only K.O. status on your own party members, but rather should inflict true plotline death as what befalls oh so many FF characters. So while I admit that the name is really a misnomer no matter how you look at it, this is better than nothing; and it's better that someone be given at least a chance to resist absolute termination than just simply shuffling them off the mortal coil.
(And even if it was 100% accuracy on non-immune targets, the MP cost still probably wouldn't justify simply offing them with something cheaper like Flare.) -- File:FFIII-nes-sage.gif Saethori (T / C) - 02:53, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

Its not worthless, I use it occasionally in X (One MP cost makes everything better. EDIT: And if Zalera counts, I use it in XII) And kudos on the tropes link, we need more trope awareness around here. Exdeath64 03:01, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

Same thing with doom, near useless.Papayaking 03:21, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

Actually doom is quite useful in V (particularly the Oracle derivative). I used it to great effect on Behemoth Kings in the void. And it can be used to significantly shorten long battles with multiple powerful enemies. Though in most other games, its pretty much useless. Exdeath64 04:37, September 25, 2009 (UTC)

RUB...?[edit source]

What does that stand for? Usually the names are more obvious than that. 96.28.157.126 17:33, July 13, 2011 (UTC)

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