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Runaway Train

Doomtrain (Japanese: グラシャラボラス Gurasharaborasu (Glasya-Labolas); French: Helltrain; Italian: Kharonte) is a summon appearing only in Final Fantasy VIII, as a Guardian Force. Its attack, Runaway Train, is Poison-based and can inflict several abnormal statuses on the enemy, with Sleep, Poison, Darkness, Silence, Slow, Stop, Berserk and Vit 0 being the complete list, thus being vastly helpful against the majority of bosses.

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Abilities

Abilities learned from Doomtrain are listed below:

Command Ability AP GF Ability AP
Magic N/A Boost 10
Draw N/A SumMag +10% 40
GF N/A SumMag +20% 70
Item N/A SumMag +30% 140
Darkside 100 SumMag +40% 200
Absorb 80 GF HP +10% 40
Junction Ability AP GF HP +20% 70
Elem-Atk-J N/A GF HP +30% 140
Elem-Def-J x4 180 GF HP +40% 200
ST-Def-J N/A Menu Ability AP
ST-Def-J x4 180 Junk Shop N/A
Character Ability AP Forbid Med-RF 200
Auto Shell 250


Obtaining Doomtrain

Doomtrain

To obtain Doomtrain, the player needs to have the Solomon Ring, 6 Steel Pipes, 6 Remedy+, and 6 Malboro Tentacles. Once they have all of these items, select the Solomon's Ring, and Doomtrain will join automatically. This can first be accomplished as early as Disc 3.

Solomon's Ring can be found on Tear's Point, Steel Pipes can be mugged from Wendigos, Remedy+ can be obtained by refining 10 Remedy's with Alexander's Med-Lv Up ability, and Malboro Tentacles by defeating or mugging Malboro's. You can also use card mod ability to refine an Malboro tentacle from 4 Malboro cards.

When the Solomon's Ring is used, Doomtrain will call out:
'You called upon me?'
'I am...' (at which point the player names the GF)
'I shall become your ally'

Triple Triad

Doomtrain
Image:TTDoomtrain.png Level 9 (GF Card) Element Poison
Refine 1 refines into 3 Status Guard
Drop n/a
Card n/a
Win Pub owner in Timber.

Reference

Doomtrain resembles, and some have speculated that it may have been inspired by, the Phantom Train boss in Final Fantasy VI. Besides the obvious similarities in name and appearance, the two also have the same power to inflict many detrimental status ailments on enemies.

The 6 Malboro Tentacles, 6 Steel Pipes, and 6 Remedy+ are a reference to the "Number of the Beast."

Its Japanese name, Glasya-Labolas refers to a demon count/president mentioned in the the 17th century Grimoire, The Lesser Key of Solomon. Note that the GF Doomtrain is obtained from the item Solomon's Ring.

In the Debug Menu, acessible only via a cheat device, a menu refers to Doomtrain as "Death Express". This may suggest that that was going to be his name, but it was over the character limit - likewise, Pandemona is referred to as "Pandemonium", and that is slightly over the character limit as well.

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This article uses material from the "Doomtrain" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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