Final Fantasy VI/Bosses/Phunbaba

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Introduction[edit | edit source]

Phunbaba is a boss in Final Fantasy VI. It is one of ten powerful monsters sealed away in ancient times, released when Kefka brought the end of the world (the others are Doom Gaze and the Eight Dragons.)

Story[edit | edit source]

When the party finds Mobliz in the World of Ruin, Phunbaba attacks it, and Terra goes out to fight it. She is quickly defeated, forcing the party to take up the fight. It eventually escapes, leaving the Magicite Fenrir, but Terra is wounded, and unable (also unwilling) to rejoin the party.

Later, when the party returns, Phunbaba does as well, and blows two party members away with BabaBreath. Terra joins the fight in her Morph form, and together with the other characters, Phunbaba is finally destroyed, and Terra learns what love is.

Mythological Inspiration[edit | edit source]

Depiction of Humbaba

Phunbaba may be loosely based on the creature Humbaba from Babylonian mythology, an adversary of Gilgamesh.