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Malboros are monstrous plants whose body is covered in tentacle-like vines. They are recurring enemies in the Final Fantasy games, with Final Fantasy II acting as their debut appearance. Most Malboros are green, and their signature move is Bad Breath, in which they release toxic breath that can inflict various status effects on their target. Due to their bad breath, they might be named after the Marlboro brand of cigarettes.
Final Fantasy series
Final Fantasy II
In Final Fantasy II, Malboros are encountered in the Cave of Mysidia (floors B1-B5) and the Arcane Labyrinth (in the Mysidia and Sorcery dungeons). Whenever a Malboro attacks, it may inflict paralysis on its target.
Final Fantasy VI
In Final Fantasy VI, Malboros are only encountered in Darill's Tomb in the World of Ruin. Their special attack is Drool, which inflicts Sap on their target. If Relm uses Sketch on a Malboro, she either uses Bad Breath (75% chance) or Drool (25% chance). In the original Super Nintendo and PlayStation versions, Malboros are instead named Mad Oscar.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
In Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, a Malboro is fought as the boss at the end of Mushroom Forest. It retains its signature Bad Breath attack, but also attacks using Slowga and, starting with the second cycle, Blizzaga.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
In Mario Hoops 3-on-3 Malboros are featured as the main and titular obstacle of Malboro Garden. There is one positioned behind either basket. Malboros in this game have a unique appearance from most other titles, with five huge orange eyes and a long mouth. If a character gets too close to a Malboro, it uses Bad Breath, which releases purple gas that knocks and slows any character who comes into contact with it.
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
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- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Malboro.
Names in other languages
|Possibly derived from the prefix "mal-" (meaning "bad") and「ボロ」(boro, exhausting); also likely a reference to「マールボロ」(Marlboro) due to their toxic gas|
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