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    Final Fantasy Legend / Makaitoushi SaGa Translation Differences FAQ
    By Gouki of Borg
    
    
    Table of Contents:
    --------------------
    
    I. Introduction
    
    II. Version History
    
    III. General/Dialogue Differences
    
    IV. Name Changes
    	a. Characters
    	b. Character Classes
    	c. Items
    	d. Weapons
    	e. Spells
    	f. Armor
    	g. Monsters
    	h. Monster/Esper Skills
    
    V.  Closing Remarks
    
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    I. Introduction
    ---------------------------------
    
    In December 1989, Square released one of the first RPGs for a handheld
    system, titled Makaitoushi SaGa (Demon World Tower SaGa). The was the first
    game in the SaGa series, which would later include two Game Boy sequels,
    the Romancing SaGa trilogy on Super Famicom, SaGa Frontier 1 and 2 on
    Playstation, and Unlimited SaGa on Playstation 2.
    
    In September 1990, Makaitoushi SaGa was released in North America as The
    Final Fantasy Legend, to cash in on the recent success of first Final
    Fantasy's NA release. There were some interesting changes made in
    translation, which this FAQ is here to document.
    
    Makaitoushi SaGa received a remake for the Wonderswan Color in March 2002,
    featuring updated graphics (roughly on par with the 16-bit FF games), and
    fixes of the original's many bugs.
    
    
    II. Version History
    ---------------------------------
    
    
    	Version 1.0 (7/29/09)
    
    The first, and most likely final release. Everything should be here.
    
    
    III. General/Dialogue Differences
    ----------------------------------
    
    -Because the Japanese writing system allows you to write more in less space
    (for example, Katana takes only three characters to write in Japanese but six
    in English), the full names for items are written out and there are no icons
    telling you what type of item it is.
    
    Gameplay:
    
    The gameplay between SaGa and FFL is virtually the same, except for a few
    differences which are more the result of programming errors than legitimate
    changes. For example, you are only able to use the Glass Sword once in the
    original, but it can be used 50 times in the NA version. Similarly, Excaliber
    has infinite uses in the original but 50 in the NA version.
    
    
    
    Key Terms:
    
    FFL          SaGa
    ----         -----
    
    GP           Kero
    
    Sphere       Crystal
    
    
    
    Dialogue Changes:
    
    -The FFL translation did the job well enough, although it was somewhat stiff
    and lost some of the nuances of the original Japanese script. For example:
    
    
    -King Armor's love is referred to as "the most beautiful girl in the
    village" by her fellow townspeople, so naturally the heroes react with mild
    surprise when they see that she looks exactly like everyone else in the
    village (i.e., like FFL2's Mr. S).
    
    
    -Ashura's four fiends are variously referred to as "four heavenly kings"
    and "demons", depending on who is talking.
    
    -The statue on the 7th floor that tells you "You may lose track of time
    while in the Tower" originally says something closer to "Time flows
    differently within the Tower".
    
    
    -Probably the most fascinating text change deals with the row of bookcases
    on the Tower's 20th floor. In the NA version, each bookcase featured a word
    of the sentence "Ashura is controlled by..." with the final word being
    unreadable. In the original Japanese, each bookcase featured a name,
    a date, and a floor number.
    
    	"Arthur - ....11th 19-3-21"
    
    	"Kurou - .....13th 50-2-18"
    
    	"Haan - ......9th 72-6-14"
    
    	"Zeke - ......6th 24-2-12"
    
    	"Liz - .......12th 80-1-28"
    
    	"Chara 1: What is this record?"
    
    	"[Main Chara] - ......"
    
    	"Chara 2: We won't be defeated partway like these guys, just you
    wait!"
    
    	This is made all the more eerie with the revelation at the end that
    the Creator is using the Tower and all who challenge it for his own
    amusement. To him, these are "high scores", a record of those who tried and
    failed. Your party's entry is still unwritten. Spooky.
    
    
    -The end credits are conspicuously missing from the NA version.
    
    
    IV. Name Changes
    -------------------
    
    
    a. Characters
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ---            ----               -----
    King Sword     Tsurugi no Ou      King of Sword
    
    King Shield    Tate no Ou         King of Shield
    
    King Armor     Yoroi no Ou        King of Armor
    
    Ryu-O          Ryuuou             Ryuuou [char1]
    
    Charles        SHYARURU           Charles
    
    Jeanne         JYANNU		  Jeanne
    
    Mileille       MIREIYU		  Mireille [char2]
    
    Bob            Takashi Kun        Takashi Kun [char3]
    
    Zoku           Zoku               Zoku
    
    So-Cho         Sochou             Sochou
    
    Sayaka         Sayaka             Sayaka
    
    
    [char1]: Literally, "Dragon King".
    
    [char2]: Pronounced Mee-RAY.
    
    [char3]: A pun on the word for "tides", fitting since this is the guy who
    caused the lake to overflow.
    
    
    b. Character Classes
    
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ----           -----              -----
    
    Human M        Ningen Otoko       Human Man
    
    Human F        Ningen Onna        Human Woman
    
    Mutant M       ESUPAAMAN          Esper Man
    
    Mutant F       ESUPAAGYARU        Esper Girl
    
    
    c. Items
    
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ----           -----              ------
    
    Potion         POOSHON            Potion
    
    XPotion        HAIPOOSHON         Hi Potion
    
    Rod            Iyashi no Tsue     Healing Staff
    
    Needle         Kin no Hari        Gold Needle
    
    Symbol         Juujika            Cross
    
    Eyedrop        Megusuri           Eyedrop
    
    Antdote        Dokukeshi          Antidote
    
    Bell           Mezame no Kane     Bell of Waking
    
    Pan            FURAIPAN           Frying Pan
    
    Shocker        MAHI Dome          Anti-Paralysis [item1]
    
    Revive         Ikikaeri           Soul Return
    
    Elixir         ERIKUSAA           Elixer
    
    [Heart]        [Heart]            [Heart]
    
    Arcane         Kenja no Ishi      Philosopher's Stone
    
    Door           DOA                Door
    
    Strong         Chikara no Moto    Strength Source
    
    Agility        Subayasa no Moto   Agility Source
    
    HP200          HP200              HP200
    
    HP400          HP400              HP400
    
    HP600          HP600              HP600
    
    Airseed        Kuuki no Mi        Air Seed
    
    Red Orb        Aka Dama           Red Orb
    
    Blue Orb       Ao Dama            Blue Orb
    
    Erase99        IREISAA99          Eraser99
    
    Bluekey        Ryuu no Kagi       Dragon Key
    
    Jailkey        Rouya no Kagi      Jail Key
    
    Whitkey        Tora no Kagi       Tiger Key
    
    ROM            ROMU               ROM
    
    Board          AISHIIBOODO        IC Board
    
    
    [item1]: -dome is a suffix put after a word to indicate it is a
    stopper/preventer of that thing, often used in names of medicines.
    I thought Anti-Paralysis would fit.
    
    d. Weapons
    
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ---            -----              ------
    
    Hammer         BATORUHANMAA       Battle Hammer
    
    Long Sword     RONGUSOODO         Long Sword
    
    Axe            BATORUAKUSU        Battle Axe
    
    King Sword     KINGU no Tsurugi   King's Sword
    
    Battle Sword   Seiryuu Tou        Seiryuu Sword
    
    Katana         Katana             Katana
    
    Silver Sword   MISURIRUSOODO      Mithril Sword
    
    Coral Sword    Sango no Tsurugi   Coral Sword
    
    Ogre Sword     OOGAKIRAA          Ogre Killer
    
    Dragon Sword   DORAGONSOODO       Dragon Sword
    
    Sun Sword      SANBUREEDO         Sun Blade
    
    Flame Sword    FUREEMUSOODO       Flame Sword
    
    Ice Sword      AISUBURANDO        Ice Brand
    
    Elec Sword     SANDAAAKUSU        Thunder Axe
    
    Rapier         REIPIA             Rapier
    
    Saber          SAABERU            Saber
    
    L-Saber        RAITOSEEBAA        Lightsaber
    
    Catcraw        NEKO no TSUME      Cat Claw
    
    P-Knife        SAIKODAGAA         Psycho Dagger
    
    P-Sword        SAIKOSOODO         Psycho Sword
    
    Revenge Sword  Urami no Tsurugi   Grudge Sword
    
    Vampic Sword   BURADDOSOODO       Blood Sword
    
    Defend Sword   DIFENDAA           Defender
    
    Rune Sword     RUUNAKUSU          Rune Axe
    
    Xclbr          EKUSUKARIBAA       Excaliber
    
    Glass Sword    GARASU no Tsurugi  Glass Sword
    
    Masamune       Masamune           Masamune
    
    Bow            Yumi               Yumi
    
    Longbow        Yoichi no Yumi     Yoichi's Bow
    
    Gr. Bow        APORON no Yumi     Apollo's Bow
    
    Rock           Iwa                Rock
    
    Colt           DERINJAA           Derringer
    
    Musket         Hinawajuu          Matchlock
    
    Magnum         44MAGUNAMU         .44 Magnum
    
    Whip           MUCHI              Whip
    
    E-Whip         Dengeki MUCHI      Electric Shock Whip
    
    Saw            CHEENSOO           Chainsaw
    
    SMG            SABUMASHINGAN      Submachine Gun
    
    Grenade        Shuryuudan         Hand Grenade
    
    Bazooka        BAZUUKA            Bazooka
    
    Balkan         BARUKAN Hou        Vulcan Cannon
    
    Missile        MISAIRU            Missile
    
    N. Bomb        Kakubakudan        Nuclear Bomb
    
    Laser          BIIMURAIFURU       Beam Rifle
    
    Hyper          Hadou Hou          Wave Cannon
    
    Punch          PANCHI             Punch
    
    Kick           KIKKU              Kick
    
    Butt           Sandanzuki         Triple Strike
    
    X-Kick         Tobihigeri         Jumping Knee Kick
    
    Judo           YAMA ARASHI        Yama Arashi [weap1]
    
    Karate         JIGOKU GURUMA      Jigoku Guruma [weap2]
    
    Tempter        Nagashime          Flirtatious Glance
    
    Counter        KUROSUKAUNTA       Cross Counter
    
    Wand           Majutsu no Tsue    Sorcery Staff
    
    Staff          Madoushi no Tsue   Wizard's Staff
    
    
    [weap1]: Lit. "Mountain Storm", a shoulder throw in Judo.
    
    [weap2]: Lit. "Hell Wheel", a Judo throw in which one grabs the opponent,
    rolls onto their back, and throws. Ryu and Ken use this in Street Fighter.
    
    
    e. Spells
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ----           -----              ------
    
    Fire Book      FAIA no Sho        Fire Book
    
    Ice Book       BURIZADO no Sho    Blizzard Book
    
    Elec Book      SANDAA no Sho      Thunder Book
    
    Fog Book       KURAUDA no Sho     Clouder Book
    
    Flare Book     FUREA no Sho       Flare Book
    
    Sleep Book     SURIPURU no Sho    Sleepel Book
    
    Stone Book     BUREIKU no Sho     Break Book
    
    Death Book     DESU no Sho        Death Book
    
    Book           Nenbutsu no Hon    Prayer Book
    
    
    f. Armor
    
    FFL            SaGa               Trans
    ----           -----              ------
    
    Bronze Armor   BURONZUMEIRU       Bronze Mail
    
    Gold Armor     GOORUDOMEIRU       Gold Mail
    
    Silver Armor   MISURIRUMEIRU      Mithril Mail
    
    King Armor     KINGU no Yoroi     King's Armor
    
    Dragon Armor   DORAGONMEIRU       Dragon Mail
    
    Suit           BATORUSUUTSU       Battle Suit
    
    Power Armor    PAWAADOSUUTSU      Powered Suit
    
    Arthur Armor   Kanu no Yoroi      Guan Yu's Armor [arm1]
    
    Bronze Shield  BURONZU no Tate    Bronze Shield
    
    Gold Shield    GOORUDO no Tate    Gold Shield
    
    Silver Shield  MISURIRU no Tate   Mithril Shield
    
    King Shield    KINGU no Tate	  King's Shield
    
    Flame Shield   Honoo no Tate      Flame Shield
    
    Ice Shield     AISUSHIIRUDO       Ice Shield
    
    Dragon Shield  DORAGON no Tate    Dragon Shield
    
    Aezis Shield   IIJISU no Tate     Aegis Shield
    
    Bronze Helm    BURONZU Kabuto     Bronze Helmet
    
    Gold Helm      GOORUDO Kabuto     Gold Helmet
    
    Silver Helm    MISURIRU Kabuto    Mithril Helmet
    
    Army Helm      ARAI no METTO      Arai Helm [arm2]
    
    Band Helm      ZOKU no Hachimaki  Zoku's Headband
    
    Dragon Helm    SAAKURETTO         Circlet
    
    Bronze Glove   BURONZU no Kote    Bronze Gauntlet
    
    Gold Glove     GOORUDO no Kote    Gold Gauntlet
    
    Silver Glove   MISURIRU no Kote   Mithril Gauntlet
    
    Giant Glove    Kyojin no Kote     Giant's Gauntlet
    
    Ninja Glove    Genji no Kote      Genji's Gauntlet
    
    Hermes Shoes   ERUMESU no Kutsu   Hermes' Shoes
    
    Geta Shoes     Tetsu Geta         Iron Geta [arm3]
    
    [Shoes]        Koumei no Kutsu    Kong Ming's Shoes [arm4]
    
    
    [arm1]: Guan Yu was a general in China's Three Kingdoms period, and a
    paragon of strength and virtue. The comparison to King Arthur is therefore
    appropriate. [Credit: Alex Jackson & Niahak]
    
    [arm2]: Arai is a brand of Japanese motorcycle helmet.
    
    [arm3]: Geta are those large wooden Japanese sandals.
    
    [arm4]: AKA Zhuge Liang, Kong Ming was another figure from the Three
    Kingdoms period. Folklore associates him with Taoism-based magic powers,
    such as summoning the wind. He is roughly analagous to Merlin.
    [Credit: Alex Jackson & Niahak]
    
    g. Monsters
    
    FFL             SaGa             Trans
    -----           -----            -----
    
    Fly             HAE Otoko        Fly Man
    
    Dragonfly       DORAGONFURAI     Dragonfly
    
    Hornet          HACHI Onna       Bee Woman
    
    Mosquito        MOSUKIITO        Mosquito
    
    Cicada          SEMI Ningen      Human Cicada
    
    Mantis          MANTISUKINGU     Mantis King
    
    Barracud        BARAKUUDA        Barracuda
    
    Piranha         PIRANIA          Piranha
    
    Shark           HANMAAHEDDO      Hammerhead
    
    Gunfish         GANFISSHU        Gunfish
    
    Elec Eel        EREKI Unagi      Electric Eel
    
    Leviathn        RIBAIASAN        Leviathan
    
    Cactus          Aruku SABOTEN    Walking Cactus
    
    P-Flower        Doku no Hana     Poison Flower
    
    Garlic          JANBO Ninniku    Jumbo Garlic
    
    Thorn           Kyuuketsu Kazura Bloodsucking Vine
    
    F-Flower        FAIAFURAWAA      Fire Flower
    
    Darkrose        BURAKKUROOZU     Black Rose
    
    Clipper         Oo HASAMI Mushi  Big Earwig
    
    Beetle          Nokogiri BIITORU Saw Beetle
    
    Ant Lion        ARI Jigoku       Antlion
    
    Scorpion        Ijigen SASORI    Other Dimension Scorpion
    
    Scarab          SUKARABE         Scarab
    
    Shrimp          EBIRU            Evil Shrimp [mons1]
    
    Atomcrab        Genshi Gani      Atom Crab
    
    Crab            Shiomane KUIIN   Fiddler Crab Queen [mons2]
    
    Ice Crab        AISUROBUSUTAA    Ice Lobster
    
    Kingcrab        KINGUKURABU      King Crab
    
    Dagon           DAGON            Dagon [mons3]
    
    Wolf            URUFU            Wolf
    
    Jaguar          JAGAA            Jaguar
    
    Sabercat        SABERUTAIGAA     Saber Tiger
    
    Snowcat         SUNOOKYATTO      Snow Cat
    
    Blackcat        Kuro NEKO        Black Cat
    
    Fenswolf        FENRIRUURUFU     Fenrir Wolf
    
    Redbull         REDDOBURU        Red Bull
    
    Rhino           RAINOSAURUSU     Rhinocerous
    
    Triceras        TORAIKERATOPUSU  Triceratops
    
    Behemoth        BEHIIMOSU        Behemoth
    
    Baku            Baku             Baku [mons4]
    
    Ganesha         GANEESHA         Ganesha
    
    Condor          Hagetaka Otoko   Condor Man
    
    Raven           REIBUN           Raven
    
    Harpy           HAAPII           Harpy
    
    Ten-Gu          Karasu Tengu     Karasu Tengu [mons5]
    
    Garuda          GARUUDA          Garuda
    
    Nike            NIKE             Nike
    
    Snake           Aodaishou        Japanese Rat Snake
    
    Serpent         SAIDOWAINDAA     Sidewinder
    
    Anaconda        Orochi           Orochi
    
    Hydra           HIDORA           Hydra
    
    Ko-Run          Kouryuu          Kouryuu [mons6]
    
    Jorgandr        YORUMUNGANDORU   Jormungander
    
    Octopus         Odori DAKO       Dancing Octopus
    
    Clam            Oumugai          Nautilus
    
    Amoeba          Amefurashi       Sea Hare
    
    Ammonite        ANMONAITSU       Ammonite
    
    Squid           Daiou IKA        Great King Squid
    
    Kraken          KURAAKEN         Kraken
    
    Worm            Imomushi         Hornworm
    
    P-Worm          Doku Kemushi     Poison Caterpillar
    
    Crawler         KUROURAA         Crawler
    
    Lavaworm        RAABAUOOMU       Lava Worm
    
    Sandworm        SANDOUOOMU       Sandworm
    
    Gigaworm        ABISUUOOUMU      Abyss Worm
    
    Lizard          Sanshouuo        Salamander
    
    P-Frog          Doku Gaeru       Poison Frog
    
    Gecko           KOMODODORAGON    Komodo Dragon
    
    Dinosaur        SUTEGOZAURUSU    Stegosaurus
    
    Salamand        SARAMANDAA       Salamander
    
    Basilisk        BASHIRISUKU      Basilisk
    
    Wererat         Nezumi Otoko     Rat Man
    
    Werewolf        UEAURUFU         Werewolf
    
    Catwoman        Neko Musume      Cat Girl
    
    Minotaur        MINOTAUROSU      Minotaur
    
    Rakshasa        RAKUSHAASA       Rakshasa [mons7]
    
    Anubis          ANUBISU          Anubis
    
    Goblin          GOBURIN          Goblin
    
    Oni             Oni              Oni
    
    Ogre            OOGA             Ogre
    
    Giant           GIGAASU          Gigas
    
    Titan           TITAAN           Titan
    
    Susano-O        Susanoo          Susanoo [mons8]
    
    Griffin         GURIFON          Griffin
    
    Mantcore        MANTIKOA         Manticore
    
    Chimera         KIMERA           Chimera
    
    Nue             Nue              Nue [mons9]
    
    Sphinx          SUFINKUSU        Sphinx
    
    Ki-Rin          Kirin            Kirin
    
    Big Eye         Oo Medama        Big Eye
    
    Gazer           GEIZAA           Gazer
    
    Seeker          SHIIKAA          Seeker
    
    Watcher         UOCCHAA          Watcher
    
    Evil Eye        IIBURUAI         Evil Eye
    
    Beholder        BIHOORUDAA       Beholder
    
    Skeleton        Gaikotsu         Skeleton
    
    Red Bone        REDDOBOON        Red Bone
    
    Dokuro          Dokuron          Dokuron [mons10]
    
    Warrior         Gaikotsu Senshi  Skeleton Soldier
    
    Boneking        DESUNAITO        Death Knight
    
    Lich            RICCHI           Lich
    
    Slime           GURIINSURAMU     Green Slime
    
    Jelly           IEROOJERII       Yellow Jelly
    
    Tororo          Ao Tororo        Blue Tororo [mons11]
    
    Gummy           REDDOMASHUMARO   Red Marshmallow
    
    Pudding         BURAKKUPURIN     Black Pudding
    
    Hi-Slime        SUUPAASURAIMU    Super Slime
    
    Gargoyle        GAAGOIRU         Gargoyle
    
    Imp             Koakuma          Little Devil
    
    Demon           Akuma            Devil
    
    Demolord        GURETTODEMON     Great Demon
    
    Demoking        DEMONROODO       Demon Lord
    
    Athtalot        ASUTAROOTO       Astaroth
    
    Medusa          MEDYUUSA         Medusa
    
    Siren           SEIREEN          Siren
    
    Lamia           RAMIA            Lamia
    
    Naga            NAAGA            Naga
    
    Scylla          SUKYURA          Scylla
    
    Lilith          MARIRISU         Marilith
    
    Zombie          ZONBI            Zombie
    
    Ghoul           GUURU            Ghoul
    
    Mou-Jya         Mouja            The Dead
    
    Wight           WAITO            Wight
    
    Ghast           GASUTO           Ghast
    
    Revnant         REBUNANTO        Revenant
    
    O-Bake          Obake            Ghost/Spirit
    
    Phantom         FANTOMU          Phantom
    
    Buruburu        BURUBURU         Buruburu [mons12]
    
    Wraith          REISU            Wraith
    
    Spector         SUPEKUTAA        Specter
    
    Ghost           GOOSUTO          Ghost
    
    Woodman         Bokujin          Woodman
    
    Clayman         Nendojin         Clayman
    
    Stoneman        SUTOONGOOREMU    Stone Golem
    
    Ironman         Tetsu Kyojin     Iron Giant
    
    Fireman         Honoo no Kyojin  Flame Giant
    
    Mazin           Daimajin         Daimajin [mons13]
    
    Albatros        ARUBATOROSU      Albatross
    
    Eagle           DAIBUIIGURU      Dive Eagle
    
    Thunder         SANDAABAADO      Thunder Bird
    
    Cocatris        KOKATORISU       Cockatrice
    
    Rock            ROKKU Chou       Roc
    
    Phoenix         FENIKKUSU        Phoenix
    
    Dragon 1        BEBIIDORAGON     Baby Dragon
    
    Dragon 2        DORAGONKIDDO     Dragon Kid
    
    Dragon 3        YANGUDORAGON     Young Dragon
    
    Dragon 4        GUREETODORAGON   Great Dragon
    
    Dragon 5        DORAGONPURINSU   Dragon Prince
    
    Tiamat          TIAMATTO         Tiamat
    
    Karateka        Butouka          Grappler
    
    Pirate          Kaizoku          Pirate
    
    Wrestler        Sumou RESURAA    Sumo Wrestler
    
    Keller          Satsujinki       Killer
    
    Gang            BONBAAZU         Bombers
    
    Asigaru         Samurai          Samurai [mons14]
    
    Samurai         Shinsengumi      Shinsengumi [mons15]
    
    Ninja           Ninja            Ninja
    
    Soldier         SAIKOSORUJAA     Psycho Soldier
    
    Musasi          MUSASHI          Musashi [mons16]
    
    Kingswrd        Tsurugi no Ou    King of Sword
    
    Magician        Majutsu Minari   Magic Apprentice
    
    Conjurer        Majutsushi       Magician
    
    Sorcerer        Madoushi         Wizard
    
    Wizard          Daimadoushi      Great Wizard
    
    Vampire         Kizoku           Noble
    
    Steward         Daijin           Minister
    
    Guard           Eihei            Palace Guard
    
    Hunter          MANHANTAA        Manhunter
    
    Robot           28 Gou           Number 28
    
    Trooper         Kidou Hohei      Mechanized Infantry
    
    Armor           MOBIRUSUUTSU     Mobile Suit
    
    Machine         DESUMASHIIN      Death Machine
    
    Gen-Bu          Genbu            Genbu [mons17]
    
    Sei-Ryu         Seiryuu          Seiryuu [mons17]
    
    Byak-Ko         Byakko           Byakko [mons17]
    
    Su-Zaku         Suzaku           Suzaku [mons17]
    
    Ashura          ASHURA           Ashura
    
    Creator         Kami             God
    
    
    [mons1]: A pun; "Ebi" means shrimp, "Ebiru" means evil. I couldn't think of
    a way to work this into English.
    
    [mons2]: A pun; "Shiomaniki" means fiddler crab. Again, couldn't think of
    a way to make this work in English.
    
    [mons3]: One interpretation of the Semitic god Dagon portrays him as a
    fish god, partly because of the Hebrew word "dag" - fish.
    
    [mons4]: A Baku is a Japanese chimera that eats nightmares. It has an
    elephant's trunk, a rhino's eyes, and tiger paws.
    
    [mons5]: Karasu (Crow) Tengu specifically refers to the bird-like variety of
    Tengu, as they are portrayed in a variety of different forms.
    
    [mons6]: Kouryuu is the "Yellow/Gold Dragon" who sits at the center of the
    four Ssu-Ling - Genbu, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Suzaku.
    
    [mons7]: Rakshasa are demons in Hindu mythology, appearing in the Ramayana.
    
    [mons8]: Susanoo is the hot-blooded brother of Amaterasu, and the slayer of
    the eight-headed serpent, Yamata no Orochi.
    
    [mons9]: A Nue is a Japanese chimera with a monkey's head, a tanuki's body,
    a tiger's legs, and a snake tail. It brings disease and misfortune.
    
    [mons10]: "Dokuro" is Japanese for skull.
    
    [mons11]: Tororo is a dish of pureed yams.
    
    [mons12]: "Buruburu" is the sound of shivering.
    
    [mons13]: Daimajin is a golem-like living statue from Kimiyoshi Yasuda's
    "Daimajin" movie trilogy.
    
    [mons14]: Ashigaru were the Shogun's personal army in Japan's Muromachi
    period.
    
    [mons15]: Shinsengumi were special police in the late Shogunate period.
    
    [mons16]: Miyamoto Musashi was a famed Japanese swordsman.
    
    [mons17]: The four fiends are a reference to the Ssu-Ling of Chinese
    astrology.
    
              -Genbu: The Black Tortise, represents North/Water/Winter
    
              -Seiryuu: The Azure Dragon, represents East/Wood/Spring
    
              -Byakko: The White Tiger, represents West/Metal/Autumn
    
              -Suzaku: The Vermillion Bird, represents South/Fire/Summer
    
    
    h. Monster/Esper Skills
    
    FFL            SaGa             Trans
    ----           -----            -----
    
    Nail           Tsume            Claw/Nail
    
    Tusk           Kiba             Fang/Tusk
    
    Head           Zutsuki          Headbutt
    
    Nose           Hana             Flower
    
    Pincer         HASAMI           Pincer
    
    Beak           Kuchibashi       Beak
    
    Tentacle       Shokushu         Tentacle
    
    Punch          PANCHI           Punch
    
    Kick           KIKKU            Kick
    
    Bite           Kamitsuki        Bite
    
    Fin            Hire             Fin
    
    Horn           Tsuno            Horn
    
    Tail           Shippo           Tail
    
    Bone           Hone             Bone
    
    Bash           Taiatari         Body Blow/Ramming
    
    Sword          Tsurugi          Sword
    
    Axe            Ono              Axe
    
    Saw            Nokogiri         Saw
    
    2Pincer        2hon no HASAMI   Double Pincers
    
    4Heads         4tsu no Atama    4 Heads
    
    8Legs          Shokushu 8tsu    8 Tentacles
    
    2Tusks         2hon no Kiba     2 Tusks
    
    4Horns         3bon no Tsuno    3 Horns
    
    2Swords        2touryuu         2 Sword Style
    
    6Arms          6pon no Ude      6 Punch Arms
    
    3Heads         3tsu no Atama    3 Heads
    
    Honey          Mitsu            Honey
    
    Cure           KEARU            Cure
    
    Heal           HIIRINGU         Healing
    
    Revive         Fukkatsu         Revive
    
    Care           Chiryou          Medical Treatment
    
    Raise          REIZU            Raise
    
    Telepor        TEREPOOTO        Teleport
    
    Left         Kami no Hidarite   God's Left Hand
    
    Right        Kami no Migite     God's Right Hand
    
    Hari-Te        Hari Te          Hari Te [skil1]
    
    Poison         Dokubari         Stinger
    
    Poison         Doku no Kiba     Poison Fang
    
    P-Fangs        MAHI Dzume       Poison Claw
    
    Strict         Makitsuku      ll
    
    Petrify      Sekika Kuchhell
    i  Stell          Kara ni Hairu    Retract into
    Shell
    
    Drink          Chiwosuu         Bloodsuck
    
    Chill   owep          Nemurigusuri     Sleep Powder
    
    Blind          Metsubushi       Blinder [skil2]
    
    Flash          FURASSHUAI       Flash Eye
    
    Ink            Sumi             Ink
    
    Gaze           Noroi no Me      Curse Eye
    
    Gaze           Yuuwaku no Me    Seduction Eye
    
    Riddle         Nazonazo         Riddle
    
    Sing           Utagoe           Singing Voice
    
    Gaze           Sekika Nirami    Stone Gaze
    
    Gaze           DESU Nirami      Death Gaze
    
    Drain          Chikara wo Ubau  Power Snatch
    
    Stench         Akushuu          Stench
    
    Sand           Suna Jigoku      Sand Hell
    
    Tremble        Furueru          Tremble/Shiver
    
    Electro        Dengeki          Electric Shock
    
    Bother         Matowaritsuku    Coil Around
    
    Web            Ito              Thread
    
    Touch          DOREINTACCHI     Drain Touch
    
    Kiss           DOREINKISSU      Drain Kiss
    
    Flame          Honoo            Flame
    
    Ice            Reiki            Cold Air
    
    Thunder        Inadzuma         Lightning
    
    Gas            Dokugiri         Poison Mist
    
    Acid           San              Acid
    
    Whirl          Uzushio          Whirling Tides
    
    Steal          Nusumi           Steal
    
    D-Beam         Satsujin BIIMU   Killer Beam
    
    Fire           FAIA             Fire
    
    Ice            BURIZADO         Blizzard
    
    Elec           SANDAA           Thunder
    
    Flare          FUREA            Flare
    
    Stop           DESU             Death
    
    Sleep          SURIPURU         Sleepel
    
    S-Skin       Sawaru to Seikika  Touch and Stone
    
    P-Skin       Sawaru to MAHI     Touch and Paralysis
    
    P-Skin       Sawaru to Doku     Touch and Poison
    
    Burning      Sawaru to Yakedo   Touch and Burn
    
    Explode        Jibaku           Explode/Self-Destruct
    
    Light          Hikari Are       Light Storm
    
    Stone          BUREIKU          Break
    
    Shell          Kamegoura        Turtle Shell
    
    Shell          Kara ni Hairu    Retract into Shell
    
    Drink          Chiwosuu         Bloodsuck
    
    Chill          Tsumetai Te      Cold Hand
    
    Pollen         Doku Kafun       Poison Pollen
    
    Rocket         ROKETTOPANCHI    Rocket Punch
    
    Beam           Hakaikousen      Destruction Beam
    
    Melt           Tokasu           Melt/Dissolve
    
    Sphere         KURISUTARU       Crystal
    
    Mirror         Kagebunshin      Kagebunshin [skil3]
    
    Kinesis        TEREKINESHISU    Telekinesis
    
    P-Blast        SAIKOBURASUTO    Psycho Blast
    
    Leech          RAIFURIICHI      Life Leech
    
    Uncurse        Joubutsu         Rest in Peace [skil4]
    
    ESP            TEREPASHII       Telepathy
    
    Hypnos         HYUPUNOSHISU     Hypnosis
    
    Barrier        SAIKOBARIA       Psycho Barrier
    
    Mirror         SAIKOMIRAA       Psycho Mirror
    
    Power          SUUPAAPAWAA      Super Power
    
    Armor          BODIAAMAA        Body Armor
    
    Gaze           MAHI Nirami      Paralysis Gaze
    
    Stealth        Fuiuchi          Surprise Attack
    
    Warning        Keikai           Vigilance
    
    Forseen        Yochinouryoku    Precognition
    
    
    
    [skil1]: Harite is an open-palm strike used by sumo wrestlers.
    
    [skil2]: I.e., something like sand thrown in the opponent's eyes to blind
    them.
    
    [skil3]: Lit. "Shadow Double", a ninja technique of creating copies of
    onesself.
    
    [skil4]: Or "Enter Nirvana".
    
    
    V. Closing Remarks
    -----------------------------
    
    Some links I found incredibly useful:
    
    http://www.solon.org/cgi-bin/j-e/
    
    Jeffrey's Japanese-English Dictionary Server: This is the best Japanese
    translation site I've come across on the web so far. I could not have done
    these translations without it.
    
    http://xb_lim.at.infoseek.co.jp/
    
    Pledge of Bahamut: A Japanese site providing a comparison of
    SaGa and FFL, for Japanese players who are curious about the English version.
    Its
    listings of the Japanese names made my job infinitely easier. There are also
    comparisons for the other two Gameboy SaGas and Seiken Densetsu/
    Final Fantasy Adventure.
    
    http://www.towerreversed.org/dump
    
    Text dumps of item/enemy names for all three Gameboy SaGas, allowing me to
    check my romanizations and provide quick lists for translation.
    
    Questions? Comments? Contributions? E-mail me: unlimited_justice@yahoo.com
    
    Makaitoushi SaGa, Final Fantasy Legend, and all related names are
    copyright 1989/1990 Squaresoft. This document is copyright 2009
    Frank Force, aka Gouki of Borg.
    
    
    
    
    

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