Final Fantasy Compendium

Mind Flayer

Possibly inspired by H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, the MindFlayer looks like a wizard with a squid for a face, and uses strong black magic. In FF4, it could be summoned using the dropped "Mind" item. Its attack, "Mindblast", has never been verified as to its true effects, but usually include Confusion.

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FF1 NES in-game FF1 PSX in-game FF1 art FF1
-Squidraken (Dawn of Souls)
-Sorcerer (NA) / Mind Flayer (JP)
-Wizard (NA) / Pisco Demon (JP)
FF4 in-game FF4 DS in-game FF4 (ENEMY & SUMMON)
-Mage (NA) / Mind Flayer (JP)
FF5 in-game FF5
-Mind Flare (NA) / Mind Flayer (JP)
FF9 in-game FF9
-Drakan (NA) / Squidraken (JP)
FF11 in-game FF11
-Soulflayer
FF11 in-game FF12
-Mindflayer, Rank IV Mark
CP: Being one of a Race of Beings evolved from the lowly Amorph. Possessed of great Intellect compared its common ilk, it attacks by manipulating Thought with its indomitable Will. It is far eviler than its ancestors, and Proud of its superior Nature, loving above all Else the sight of other sentient Beings in Pain. The Garif have sworn Enmity toward the Mindflayers, and one of them posted a Bill for this Mark.
Tactics in-game Tactics face Tactics
-Mindflayer/Mindflare (PSX) /
-Piscodaemon/Pisco Demon (PSX)
- Squidraken/Squidlarkin (PSX)

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