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Tzetze Fly

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Tzetze Fly
Japanese Name ゾンビフライ (Zonbie furai, lit. Zombie Fly)
Location S.S. Invincible
Hydra Marshes
Type Floating, Zombie
Gender Varies
Doppelgang Yes
HP Innate
160 Black
Attack Magic Attack
25 14
Defense Magic Defense
0 0
Drop (Common) Drop (Rare)
Humour Gravity Blow
Steal (Common) Steal (Rare)
Heal BlackOut
Absorbs Immune
n/a n/a

The Tzetze Fly is an enemy appearing in Chrono Cross. These arthropods possess a pair of long, slender, bat-like wings, and a single staring eye set in the middle of their rotund bodies. These re-animated insects can be found roaming the decks of the S.S. Invincible and the shores of the Hydra Marshes (Another World), and can be trapped in the Forget-Me-Not Pot and added to the pool of Doppelgangs performed by Sprigg.

Battle and Strategy[edit | edit source]

Tzetze Flies never appear visibly on the main field itself, and instead accompany Wraiths into battle, either alone or in pairs. They attack by slamming their bodies into their foes for mediocre amounts of damage, and are known to use a small variety of Black elements, such as HellSoul and HellBound. On the whole, Tzetze Flies are relatively easy to defeat, and should not pose too much of a problem when encountered in battle. The player should watch out for its ability to use HellSoul and HellBound though, as both elements are capable of taking out selected targets in just one successful hit.

Element Grid[edit | edit source]

HellSoul-1 Genius-2
HellSoul-1 Imbecile-2 Imbecile-1
HellSoul-1 HellBound-2 Genius-1 HellBound HellBound+1

Name Origin[edit | edit source]

The Tsetse, sometimes spelled tzetze and also known as tik-tik flies, are large biting flies that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. They live by feeding on the blood of vertebrate animals and are the primary biological vectors of trypanosomes, which cause human sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis, also known as nagana. In this case, the Tzetze Fly enemy are basically flies which were resurrected from the dead, and stereotypically, undead creatures usually sustain themselves by feeding on blood. Hence, the name of this enemy is a befitting one.

The Japanese name of this enemy, Zombie Fly, is more literal, and merely points towards the fact that the Tzetze Fly enemy is an undead entity of sorts.