A small Guardian Force appearing in Final Fantasy VIII. When summoned, Carbuncle emerges from a hole in the ground and then leaps high into the air. While airborne, Carbuncle's forehead gem begins to pulse and glow, creating the dazzling 'Ruby Light' effect. Ruby Light gives Carbuncle's summoner, and all of his or her allies, 'Reflect' (a barrier that bounces magic back at its caster) for a short period of time.
Junctioning and increasing Carbuncle's power has many benefits: 'Auto-Reflect' and the ability to refine Recovery Medicine, from various materials, are two examples.
In order to obtain Carbuncle as a Guardian Force, one must draw it from the Iguions that attack Rinoa Heartilly in Timber.
Cardboard, newsprint, paper toweling, two beads, white glue, hot glue, and paint.
15.5 cm/6.1 in. x 20.5 cm/8.1 in. (highest point x widest point)
One day; August 13, 2004.
Hand reproduction of a Carbuncle Triple Triad card.
For comparison purposes, here are a couple of images of the Carbuncle polygon model from the Final Fantasy VIII video game.
(In no particular order of importance.)
- Final Fantasy VIII Playstation video game and instruction manual.
- Various GameFAQs Final Fantasy VIII game guides.
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