Tomato is a species of enemy in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. It includes two diminutive members, the Alraune and Deadly Nightshade. These two enemies possess two different sets of abilities. Deadly Nightshades are among the weaker enemies, and their Speed is their biggest asset.

Classes[edit | edit source]

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Humanoid in appearance, the alraune is actually a plant. It attacks with the sharp horn on its head.

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Deadly Nightshade

A variety of alraune with a tomato-red head. Some have even been known to possess enough intellect to cast magicks.

Stats[edit | edit source]

Monster Move Jump Evasion Resilience Weak Half Null Absorb
Alraune 4 3 10 50 Air
Deadly Nightshade 4 3 5 50 Water

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Impale[edit | edit source]

The alraune attacks with the drill-shaped horn atop its head.


Ability MP Range Alraune Deadly Nightshade
Horn Blow 1 Yes No
Damages and knocks back.
Horn Venom 1 Yes No
Damages and inflicts Poison.
Horn Shot 4 Yes No
Deals 3/4 of normal damage, increases hit rate by 20%.

Deadly Nightshade[edit | edit source]

The large head of the deadly nightshade makes for a fearsome weapon.


Ability MP Range Alraune Deadly Nightshade
Tomato Fang 1 No Yes
Damages and knocks back.
Tomato Tackle 1 No Yes
Damages and lowers Speed.
Tomato Ketchup 1 No Yes
Inflicts Berserk.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Alraune is the German word for mandrake and is also the title of a German novel published in 1911 about the daughter, named Alraune, of a prostitute that has an overactive sex drive and no concept of love. This is based on legends which state that witches who make love to the mandrake root produce offspring that have no soul or feelings of love.

Deadly nightshade is the common name for atropa belladonna, a perennial herbaceous plant whose foliage and berries are extremely toxic and cause a bizarre delirium and hallucinations. Witches were believed to use a mixture of deadly nightshade, opium poppy and other plants in making flying ointment.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • As the Deadly Nightshade and Alraune are family of genus plant/Mandragora, they appear mostly like an Alraune King (Alraune) and Rogue Tomato (Deadly Nightshade).
  • Aside from the Dreamhares long ears and big fluffy tail, Deadly Nightshades are the smallest enemy if measured physically.
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