Official artwork of Flea by Akira Toriyama.
|Home Time||Middle Ages|
|Home Area||Fiendlord's Keep |
|Gender||Male (although he appears as a female)|
|Friends / Colleagues||Magus (betrayed) |
|Location||Fiendlord's Keep (Middle Ages)|
|Techs||Blow Kiss / Sleep|
Wind Waltz / Confuse
Rainbow Storm / Poison
Rainbow Beam / Blind
Heart of Fire
- "Male, female what's the difference?"
- — Flea
Flea (マヨネー , Mayonnai?) is a character in Chrono Trigger. He appears in Fiendlord's Keep in the Middle Ages, where he is fought as a boss. Fighting alongside Super Slash and Ozzie, he appears again in Ozzie's Fort as Diva Flea. Flea is a magician of renowned strength. In a New Game Plus of Chrono Cross, Flea is battled as a secret boss in the Bend of Time along with Ozzie and Slash. In this fight, Flea's gender symbol is male, although he sports pink hair and a skirt. In both games, a secret item can be stolen from Flea. This item is Flea Bustier, clearly a feminine garment.
When battling Flea in Fiendlord's Keep, it is also useful to perform X-Strike. Not only are Crono and Frog necessary party members for that boss battle, but the tech proves useful, as Flea also has high resistances to Magic. Also, when a fresh session of Chrono Trigger is loaded, if the player watches through the scrolling videos, the battle with Flea in Fiendlord's Keep is shown. The tech Frog and Crono use in that animated video also happens to be X-Strike.
Battle and Strategy
Entering Fiendlord's Keep in search of Magus, Crono, Frog, and another encounter Flea? in the eastern corridor of the main lobby, after traversing several illusions of people the party members care for. Flea? floats into view as a yellow-skinned creature resembling the Juggler, while a bat looks on. After defeating it, the bat flutters to the center of the room. The bat is Flea, and he then transforms into his true form, which contains a white cloak, a skirt, and pink, braided hair. During the dialogue, Frog denounces this magician's physical appearance as yet another illusion. As the battle ensues, the floor disappears, revealing a blue, starry expanse of sky beneath the red carpet of the room.
Flea uses his charm to seduce Crono into attacking the two other party members, damaging all three. This attack will not work if Crono is unconscious. The charm attack consists of staring at Crono with a tender look which apparently makes Crono sufficiently enamored with him so that he attacks his friends. Flea counters physical blows dealt to him with strong techs. Using Berserker helps avoid Flea's counters, as Flea does not register it as a regular attack. Additionally, the official Enemy Dictionary does not recognize that Flea casts Heart of Fire in battle, but he does. Flea also casts this tech in his Diva Flea form.
Flea's name in the NA translation of the game comes from the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Balzary. Flea's Japanese name is a pun on Mayonnaise. Since Ozzie's Japanese name (Vinegar) is also a condiment, Mayonai seems appropriate.