major spoilers:- - - - - Meteor costs 99 MP so the reason Tellah dies VS Golbez at the tower of Zot is he converts ALL of is HP into the remaining 9 MP cost of Meteor in order to actually cast it.
So that could be the main reason why Tellah never gets a MP boost though if you play the DS version of the game trigger a NG + file then give Tellah those MP increasing apples in the DS version for over 99 + MP he will still die during the cast Meteor against Golbez scenario.
From: VeghEsther | Posted: 4/22/2011 5:05:17 PM | #002 Meteor costs 99 MP so the reason Tellah dies VS Golbez at the tower of Zot is he converts ALL of is HP into the remaining 9 MP cost of Meteor in order to actually cast it.
Except he completely drains his MP casting other spells before he actually gets around to Meteor.
Oh, and if I remember right, his HP value doesn't change in that battle.
Plus, Tellah's only temporary. He's one of only two characters who was pretty obviously never intended to be in the final dungeon at all (and now that character switching is available, one of the only two that actually can't.)
His other stats are awful, too. His physical stats "grow" backwards and his magical stats grow only very slowly. --- Creator of Jay's Journey (see quote!) "It's not ten years old! Therefore, it sucks!" - Nostalgia whores everywhere