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Vivian is a plant/malboro-type enemy in Final Fantasy XII found in Giruvegan. It may not be a threat, but Vivian's most dangerous move is Putrid Breath, which inflicts almost every status ailment. Vivian has the Cleric's Robes as a rare poach.

Four of them are fought alongside a Carrot in the Zodiac versions' Trial Mode in Stage 70.

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Being the primordial Malboro, born in antiquity of an elder witch. All Malboro alive today are said to descend from the Vivian. Upon its head rests a crown, signifying its status as queen among its kind. Over the course of its long life, its body's youthful hue has faded, now being entirely devoid of color. There are some chroniclers who hold that the witch-mother of the Malboros was indeed named 'Vivian,' and was no witch at all, but a plant-creature herself.

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The name Vivian is one of the nomenclatural variations of the Arthurian legend of the Lady of the Lake, which is a name or a title used by several fairy-like enchantresses in the Matter of Britain, the body of medieval literature and mythology associated with the legend of King Arthur. This name appears in the works Arthour and Merlin and in Henry Lovelich's English Merlin Continuation.

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