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                            -= COMPLETE BEATRIX SCC GUIDE =-
    
                                      Version 2.1
                                       June 2006
    
                                 Written by: Majutsuko
                                zealot_04 @ hotmail.com
    
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                   "Allow me to shatter your delusions of grandeur."
                                      = Beatrix =
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    | T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S |
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    CHAPTER ONE:    NOTICES
                      i   - Version History
                      ii  - Disclaimer
                      iii - E-mail Policy
                      iv  - Introduction
    
    CHAPTER TWO:    GAMESHARK CODES
                      i   - System Requirements
                      ii  - Hacking Beatrix Into The Active Party
                      iii - Weapon Modifier Codes
                      iv  - Support Abilities Codes
                      v   - Name Modifier Codes
                      vi  - Skill Adjustment Codes
    
    CHAPTER THREE:  ABOUT BEATRIX
                      i   - Background
                      ii  - Pros
                      iii - Cons
                      iv  - The Unique "Save the Queen" & Its Damage Formulas
    
    CHAPTER FOUR:   COMBAT SKILLS
                      i   - Seiken Skills
                      ii  - White Magic Spells
    
    CHAPTER FIVE:   STATUS
                      i   - Starting Stats And Equipment
                      ii  - Stat Maximization Equipment
                      iii - Maxed End-Stats
    
    CHAPTER SIX:    FULL IN-GAME UTILIZATION WALKTHROUGH
                      i   - *Single Character Challenge With Beatrix*
                               ~ Disc One
                               ~ Disc Two
                               ~ Disc Three
                               ~ Disc Four
                      ii  - Normal Character Game + Beatrix
                      iii - Miscellaneous Places That Concern Beatrix
    
    CHAPTER SEVEN:  END NOTICES
                      i   - Conclusion
                      ii  - Openings For Updates
                      iii - Credits
    
    
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                                 CHAPTER ONE: NOTICES
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    i   - Version History
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    Version 2.1 (06/03/2006)
    SoftReset got me reviewing what I had said about a cap in the Save the Queen's
    attack power (I was under the impression there was one). So I did some quick
    tests with my GS, and it turns out, the formula doesn't cap at 99...heheheh...
    (See Chapter Three, iv)
    
    Version 2.0 (06/01/2006)
    Cleaned a few things up; a mistake in the stats for the Venetia Shield has been
    corrected. For new content, I put in a "current Magic Stones" mod, and I've
    added a new section about the "Save the Queen" sword along with some formulas
    (credit goes to SoftReset for that).
    
    Version 1.9 (04/01/2006)
    Fairly big update here; I've noted that all my codes also work for the PAL
    version FFIX, apparently. Instructions for getting Beatrix have also been
    clarified. A couple new glitches were brought to my attention, (regarding Dali/
    Treno), so I've addressed all that here now, (thanks to knivesx2004x & Ron B.).
    A bit about level manipulation for Beatrix has been added as well, (thanks to
    rebirth flame 2002). I've also changed the Skill Adjustment codes section due
    to some new information about Thunder Slash, (thanks to Terence). Finally,
    several other revisions have been made which are not worth mentioning. Oh, and
    did I forget to mention my new Ascii art? ^^
    
    Version 1.7 (12/14/2005)
    Added an adjustment codes section for Thunder Slash and Iai Strike. Thanks to
    SoftReset for helping me out with this. I also edited Thunder Slash's skill
    description. Some boss strategies were adjusted, as well as some other minor
    details. I've also added an 'Openings for Updates' section.
    
    Version 1.6 (07/10/2005)
    Did a full revision of the entire guide. Also made additions and corrections to
    Beatrix's equipment list.
    
    Version 1.5 (07/04/2005)
    Corrected Beatrix's highest possible stats for HP, MP, Strength and Magic.
    Thanks to rebirth flame 2002 for this!
    
    Version 1.4 (07/01/2005)
    I found a better quote for the intro, and corrected a code.
    
    Version 1.3 (07/01/2005)
    Made some corrections concerning functionality on a Gameshark CDX. I also added
    in a Checksum Bypass code. Other than that, I've also made a few adjustments to
    the rest of the FAQ, since there are fewer stall points on the PS2 than first
    believed.
    
    Version 1.2 (05/27/2005)
    Updated my Chapter One policies, touched up some suggestions for the SCC, and
    not to mention other minor errors throughout.
    
    Version 1.1 (05/24/2005)
    Corrected a number of mistakes in grammar, spelling, and formatting.
    
    Version 1.0 (05/22/2005)
    Wrote this awesome FAQ.
    
    
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    ii  - Disclaimer
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    This FAQ is Copyright 2005 by me. All trademarks and copyrights contained in
    this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.
    This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. Putting this FAQ on any web site other than Neoseeker.com and
    Gamefaqs.com (and all sites under the direct affiliation of the latter only)
    without my advance written permission is prohibited and is a violation of
    copyright. Public distribution of this FAQ without my permission is also
    prohibited and is another violation of copyright.
    
    If you want to post my guide on your site, all you have to do is ask me
    POLITELY, as I'm quite prone to saying "yes" to good-mannered people. (If I've 
    already given you permission to post my guide but forgot to write you into my
    safelist, then please e-mail me and I'll make the correction in my next update)
    
    
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    iii - E-mail Policy
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    Any questions regarding any information that can be found in this FAQ will be
    ignored completely. Also note that I will not respond to any requests for any
    codes apart from the ones mentioned in this guide. I do not want to be asked
    about where you can find all the necessary system accessories/devices to hack
    this game, nor do I want any inquisitions about material that is irrelevant to
    this guide. If you are having trouble understanding a particular section of the
    walkthrough and have a valid question, that is fine, but I do not want to be
    pestered for additional support on how to play Final Fantasy IX.
    
    Also, if any material in this guide is incorrect, then please let me know so
    that I can make the proper corrections. However, if anyone simply wants to send
    me their thanks and compliments regarding my guide, I will be more than happy
    to receive them, as you will make my day. Feedback and constructive criticisms
    are always appreciated. In any case, be sure to provide an appropriate title as
    well so that I don't overlook your letter as junkmail and delete it.
    
    
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    iv  - Introduction
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    This is my first walkthrough, and it contains EVERYTHING of importance that
    concerns my favorite character of Final Fantasy IX: Beatrix. The reason I wrote
    this FAQ is due to the fact that the other guides on Beatrix just aren't
    sufficient; they don't go in-depth. But what really prompted this guide was the
    trouble I had on my first play-through with Beatrix because of hindrances with
    the story's events. The other walkthroughs failed to mention a number of places
    not to bring Beatrix, namely Ipsen's Castle. It was there that my game got
    stuck as it would freeze at the boss battle. Since it is impossible to leave
    that place when you enter during the story event, it is impossible to switch
    her out of the group. I thought my file was ruined, but then I came across
    different codes which solved my every problem while simultaneously giving
    additional freedom for making use of Beatrix, as well as other characters, at
    various times and places where they are not intended to be, according to the
    story. And with those codes, I am taking the Beatrix experience to a completely
    whole other level---not only is there coverage of everything for a normal, full
    battle party game with Beatrix, but also a walkthrough for a Single Character
    Challenge Game of her own! Note that the greatest benefit is that ALL THE CODES
    IN THIS FAQ ALL FUNCTION PERFECTLY ON THE GAMESHARK CDX, AND NOT ONLY ON THE
    GAMESHARK PRO!!!
    
    Now, please enjoy my extensive walkthrough which I consider to be stalwart...or
    even...perfect.
    
    
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                              CHAPTER TWO: GAMESHARK CODES
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    i   - System Requirements
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    In order to gain access to Beatrix throughout the game, along with the ability
    to edit her character, you must be able to meet either requirement A or B.
    
        REQUIREMENT A
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    * Gameshark Pro (Version 2.3 or higher).
    * An older PlayStation (1998 model or earlier). (It must have a rear port for
      the Gameshark Pro to plug into.)
    * Final Fantasy IX (NTSC/PAL).
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        REQUIREMENT B
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    * Gameshark CDX.
    * A PlayStation (newer than the 1998 model), OR a PlayStation 2.
    * Final Fantasy IX (NTSC/PAL).
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    ii  - Hacking Beatrix Into The Active Party
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    The code below allows for any character to be inserted into the game. In this
    FAQ, it will be used mainly for the purpose of getting Beatrix. I know that
    code is lengthy, however, it is absolutely necessary in this guide to insert
    characters other than Beatrix for various points of the game. That is what
    makes this code infinitely more effective than that other one-lined code that
    can be found elsewhere.
    
     -= Character Modifier Codes =-
    
     Switch Character (Slot 1)
         (R1 + ? BUTTON)
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          D0073930 0810
          8008B79C B28C           |----------------------------|            
          D0073930 0830           | CHARACTER     | BUTTON     |
          8008B79C B31C           |---------------+------------|
          D0073930 0820           | Zidane        | Up         |
          8008B79C B3AC           | Vivi          | Up-Right   |
          D0073930 0860           | Dagger        | Right      |
          8008B79C B43C           | Steiner       | Down-Right |
          D0073930 0840           | Freya         | Down       |
          8008B79C B4CC           | Cinna/Quina   | Down-Left  |
          D0073930 08C0           | Marcus/Eiko   | Left       |
          8008B79C B55C           | Blank/Amarant | Left-Up    |
          D0073930 0880           | *Beatrix*     | *Select*   |
          8008B79C B5EC           |----------------------------|
          D0073930 0890
          8008B79C B67C
          D0073930 0801
          8008B79C B70C
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    The following steps will allow you to hack Beatrix into your party at ANY point
    of the game:
    
    * Input the above codes into the Gameshark.
    * Start the game.
    * Start a New Game or Load a Saved Game.
    * Go to the menu screen and place a character you wish to replace with Beatrix
      in Slot 1. Press and R1 and SELECT together. That character's name will be
      changed, but not the portrait, yet. (WARNING: There MUST be a character in
      Slot 1! Do NOT use the code on an empty slot, otherwise the game will crash).
    * Enter a battle. Beatrix will appear as your battle character. Everything
      should be functioning completely normally---both technically and visually.
      End the battle. (An alternative to battling however, is to just go to the
      Roster and switch her out, leave the Roster, return, then place her back in
      again).
    * Open your menu screen. Beatrix's portrait will now be in Slot 1, and
      everything should be totally glitch-free. Voila! You have successfully
      obtained Beatrix as a fully playable character!
    
    If you're wondering about the character you switched for Beatrix, don't worry;
    he/she has just been safely placed into the Party Formation Screen (Roster)
    where he/she can be safely retrieved.
    
    If you follow every step correctly, everything will function properly and there
    will be no problems.
    
    Note 1: Beatrix will remain in the game until the game removes her, that is,
            whenever the party is rearranged in accordance to the story's
            progression. Simply hack her back in again and she'll be exactly as you
            last left her.
    
    Note 2: It is not a good idea to make doubles, for example, having two Beatrixs
            in your party. Doing this could very well cause problems.
    
    Note 3: Beatrix will cause the game to hang/freeze at certain events that
            require other characters for story purposes. See Chapter Six for a full
            in-depth guide on all the stall points and how to get around them.
    
    Note 4: If you're doing the SCC, make sure you always have a character with
            more than 0HP to swap Beatrix in and out with, because if you
            accidently get into a battle with all dead characters, you get a
            freezing game over.
    
    Note 5: If you use the codes properly as I've outlined, there will not be any
            problems with your game. However, if you do something to corrupt it,
            find help elsewhere because I will not be held responsible. The best I
            can do is provide you with a Checksum Bypass Code to load corrupted
            files (if you accidently messed something up and saved your game):
    
     -= Checksum Bypass =-
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         D01F982C DEFE
         801F9836 2400
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    iii - Weapon Modifier Codes
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    The following codes modify Beatrix's equipped sword. Simply replace xx with one
    of the corresponding hexadecimal values. Be sure to equip/unequip any different
    piece of armament after you've replaced her sword so that the correct sword
    stats can take effect.
    
     -= Equipped Weapon Modifier Codes =-
    
    3008B745 00xx
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    10  Broadsword              11  Iron Sword              12  Mythril Sword
    13  Blood Sword             14  Ice Brand               15  Coral Sword
    16  Diamond Sword           17  Flame Saber             18  Rune Blade
    19  Defender                1A  Save The Queen          1B  Ultima Sword
    1C  Excalibur               1D  Ragnarok                1E  Excalibur II
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    
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    iv  - Support Abilities Codes
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    These codes modify which Support Abilities are equiped on Beatrix, thus
    allowing her to become almost like any other normal game character. Just add up
    the corresponding hexadecimal values for each individual variable. Once again,
    be sure to unequip/re-equip any piece of armament after you've activated the
    code(s) so that a Support Ability such as MP+20% for example can take effect.
    
     -= Support Abilities Modifier Codes =-
    
        ABILITIES - PART I:
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    8008B794 zyxw
    w = 1~Auto-Reflect  x = 1~Auto-Life     y = 1~MP+20%        z = 1~MP Attack
        2~Auto-Float        2~HP+10%            2~Accuracy+         2~Bird Killer
        4~Auto-Haste        4~HP+20%            4~Distract          4~Bug Killer
        8~Auto-Regen        8~MP+10%            8~Long Reach        8~Stone Killer
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        ABILITIES - PART II:
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    8008B796 zyxw
    w = 1~Undead Killer x = 1~Man Eater     y = 1~Healer        z = 1~Power Throw
        2~Dragon Killer     2~High Jump         2~Add Status        2~Power Up
        4~Devil Killer      4~Master Thief      4~Gamble Defense    4~Reflect-Null
        8~Beast Killer      8~Steal Gil         8~Chemist           8~Reflectx2
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        ABILITIES - PART III:
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    8008B798 zyxw
    w = 1~Mag Elem Null x = 1~Counter       y = 1~Body Temp     z = 1~Ability Up
        2~Concentrate       2~Cover             2~Alert             2~Millionaire
        4~Half MP           4~Protect Girls     4~Initiative        4~Flee-Gil
        8~High Tide         8~Eye 4 Eye         8~Level Up          8~Guardian Mog
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        ABILITIES - PART IV:
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    8008B79A zyxw
    w = 1~Insomniac     x = 1~Restore HP    y = 1~Auto-Potion   z = 1~Odin's Sword
        2~Antibody          2~Jelly             2~Locomotion        2~Mug
        4~Bright Eyes       4~Return Magic      4~Clear Headed      4~Bandit
        8~Loudmouth         8~Absorb MP         8~Boost             8~(Void)
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    Here's an example code of Support Abilities from Part I:
    
    w ~ Auto-Reflect[1], Auto-Haste[4], Auto-Regen[8] (1+4+8 = D)
    x ~ Auto-Life[1] (1 = 1)
    y ~ Accuracy+[2], Long Reach[8] (2+8 = A)
    z ~ MP Attack[1], Bird Killer[2], Bug Killer[4], Stone Killer [8] (1+2+4+8 = F)
    
    8008B794 zyxw ----> 8008B794 FA1D
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    Because Beatrix has 12 Command Skills, I've attributed 36 Support Abilities to
    her, all of which I believe are fair. The numbers in the brackets are equal to
    the cost of Magic Stones. Beatrix starts off with 10 Magic Stones, and finishes
    with 64, so give her the appropriate Support Abilities at the appropriate time.
    (I suggest limiting Beatrix to this choice of Support Abilities only)
    
    PART I            PART II            PART III         PART IV
    Auto-Reflect [15] Undead Killer  [2] Concentrate [10] Insomniac    [5]
    Auto-Float   [6]  Devil Killer   [2] Counter     [8]  Antibody     [4]
    Auto-Haste   [9]  Beast Killer   [4] Cover       [6]  Bright Eyes  [4]
    Auto-Regen   [10] Man Eater      [2] Eye 4 Eye   [5]  Loudmouth    [4]
    Auto-Life    [12] Healer         [2] Body Temp   [4]  Restore HP   [8]
    HP+20%       [8]  Gamble Defense [1] Level Up    [7]  Jelly        [4]
    MP+20%       [8]  Chemist        [4]                  Auto-Potion  [3]
    Accuracy+    [2]  Reflect-Null   [7]                  Locomotion   [4]
    Distract     [5]                                      Clear Headed [5]
    MP Attack    [5]
    Bird Killer  [3]
    Bug Killer   [2]
    Stone Killer [4]
    
    Below are codes I've used for my Beatrix as she reaches higher levels:
    
    8008B794 0148             Auto-Regen     [10]
    8008B796 0C00             HP+20%         [8]
    8008B798 0802             MP+20%         [8]
    8008B79A 022A             Chemist        [4]
                              Gamble Defense [1]
                              Concentrate    [10]
                              Level Up       [7]
                              Antibody       [4]
                              Loudmouth      [4]
                              Locomotion     [4]
                              Jelly          [4]
    
                              TOTAL     =    64/64 MagStones
    
    If these codes are abused, the game will be far too easy, so keep it fair.
    
    Also, call me a perfectionist, but I like using the code 3008B693 00xx to
    modify the number of current Magic Stones Beatrix has in use. It just makes her
    look like more of a normal character next to the others when I see her at 0/64
    MagStones. It's purely for aesthetic value and isn't at all necessary. :P
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    v   - Name Modifier Codes
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    Since Beatrix is not a permanent character, the game never gives you the
    opportunity to give her a different name. So, here are the necessary codes to
    change her name as you see fit.
    
     -= Name Modifier Codes =-
    
     |-----------------------|
     | Digit | Name Code     |
     |-------+---------------|
     |   1   | 3008B70C 00xx |
     |   2   | 3008B70D 00xx |
     |   3   | 3008B70E 00xx |
     |   4   | 3008B70F 00xx |
     |   5   | 3008B710 00xx |
     |   6   | 3008B711 00xx |
     |   7   | 3008B712 00xx |
     |   8   | 3008B713 00xx |
     |   9   | 3008B714 00xx |
     |  10   | 3008B715 00xx |
     |-----------------------|
    
    Digits for Name Modifier Codes
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    00 - 0        01 - 1        02 - 2        03 - 3        04 - 4
    05 - 5        06 - 6        07 - 7        08 - 8        09 - 9
    
    0A - +        0B - -        0C - =        0D - *        0E - %
    0F - Space  
    
    10 - A        11 - B        12 - C        13 - D        14 - E
    15 - F        16 - G        17 - H        18 - I        19 - J
    1A - K        1B - L        1C - M        1D - N        1E - O
    1F - P        20 - Q        21 - R        22 - S        23 - T
    24 - U        25 - V        26 - W        27 - X        28 - Y
    29 - Z
    
    2A - (        2B - !        2C - ?        2D - "        2E - :
    2F - .
    
    30 - a        31 - b        32 - c        33 - d        34 - e
    35 - f        36 - g        37 - h        38 - i        39 - j
    3A - k        3B - l        3C - m        3D - n        3E - o
    3F - p        40 - q        41 - r        42 - s        43 - t
    44 - u        45 - v        46 - w        47 - x        48 - y
    49 - z
    
    FF - End of Name
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    Here's an example code for writing in the name "Celes" in place of "Beatrix":
    
    3008B70C 0012 -> C
    3008B70D 0034 -> e
    3008B70E 003B -> l
    3008B70F 0034 -> e
    3008B710 0042 -> s
    3008B711 00FF
    
    Note: If you input a name that is more than seven characters long, it will be
          cut off on the battle screen's ATB menu. (For example, a name like
          "Yunalesca" will be displayed as "Yunales")
    
    
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    vi  - Skill Adjustment Codes
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    Have you ever noticed how Thunder Slash almost never seems to hit? Some people
    blamed the programmers for mixing up its hit rate with Iai Strike's. Well,
    here's what the real deal with all this is according to Terence:
    
    "The main problem is that Thunder Slash has been given an incorrect Effect
    code, which causes it to do Demi-like damage instead of weapon-based damage.
    This means that instead of using the weapon's Accuracy value, it must rely on
    its own Accuracy value to hit. This Accuracy value is 0%. While stats can help
    manipulate this to make it actually hit, it's still a particularly pathetic hit
    rate.
    
    The base hit percentage of Iai Strike is fine: 30%, compared to 35 to 50% for
    most other statuses. In fact, Death (the spell itself) has a base rate of 35%.
    
    The only abilities that have a base Accuracy that is equal to or lower than Iai
    Strike are Bio (which does damage anyways - Poison has a higher chance of
    inflicting the status but doesn't do damage), Doom (not sure why), Matra Magic
    (it does have a far lower Ability cost, as well as a number of extra uses as
    opposed to straight death), Frost (equal chance and highly useful) and Mustard
    Bomb (equal chance and highly useful too).
    
    Even if you discount all of that, there's no way Iai Strike should have a base
    percentage of *0%*, which is what Thunder Slash currently has. Now, when you
    have an ability that uses weapon accuracy (as indicated by which effect it's
    given), then the accuracy portion of the ability data is ignored so it doesn't
    really matter. But when it's a *status* effect... then it no longer uses weapon
    accuracy, so it *does* matter.
    
    I don't believe Thunder Slash was ever meant to be a Demi-type ability. Have
    you looked at it? 0% Accuracy, sure, but it also takes off 19% of the target's
    HP. 19%? What kind of number is that? And for a single target ability?
    
    If it were a straight damage tech though, that 19% would be 190% of normal
    damage (a little under Climhazzard's power, but remember: Climhazzard is area),
    which when considered as an elemental attack, would make it a fine ability
    under Steiner's[/Beatrix's] control. Do note the MP cost while you're
    considering all this, by the way: Vivi's Demi takes off more HP, has a higher
    rate than Iai Strike and costs less MP to boot.
    
    You'll probably want to change the Effect code (not the Hit Rate code) of
    Thunder Slash from 0x11 (Demi-type attack) to 0x13 (standard physical attack).
    You may also note that 0x13 is the same as the *Power* of Thunder Slash, so you
    might try to argue that it's Power and Effect that got transposed, which might
    mean that Thunder Slash should have a Power of 0x11 (which means 170% of normal
    Att)."
    
    Personally, the notion that the 0x11 and 0x13 values were inversed sounds quite
    valid, and the fact that Thunder Slash is inherently lightning-elemental gives
    even more reason to believe that the programmers erred. Like, what kind of
    ability causes exactly 19% damage (no more & no less), regardless of elemental
    properties? So with all that in mind, I've put together the following codes to
    adjust the Thunder Slash skill in accordance to Terence's suggestion, so not
    only will it now cause phyical damage (and generally more of it), the hit rate
    will depend on the equipped weapon's accuracy rating. Well, use them at your
    own discretion. (Note: These codes are non-saveable, so they must be kept on to
    take effect).
    
     -= Thunder Slash (V2) Adjustment =-
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    D01044B8 0100
    8010A820 0013 -> Thunder Slash's effect causes standard physical attack damage.
    D01044B8 0100
    3010A821 0011 -> Thunder Slash's power multiplier = 170% of the normal attack.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    
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                            CHAPTER THREE:  ABOUT BEATRIX
    -=============================================================================-
    
    
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    i   - Background
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Beatrix is the all-powerful General serving directly under Queen Brahne with
    unquestioned loyalty. She is a merciless Holy Knight who has mastered the
    ultimate Sword Arts, thus making her a warrior who is feared by all who have
    heard her name. Reputation aside, Beatrix does have a heart, though she keeps
    it hidden deep within her being. Through the course of the game, it arises and
    conflicts with her sense of duty, leading her to make a choice as to which one
    truly matters most...
    
    And that's when Squaresoft decided to make Beatrix a playable (sub)character,
    thus allowing people like me to take full advantage of her playability with a
    Gameshark!
    
    
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    ii  - Pros
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This section points out Beatrix's strengths as a character.
    
    * Beatrix is a combination of a White Mage and a Knight, so she is very
      versatile in that she can be on the offensive, inflicting heavy damage on the
      enemy; or taking a break from battle to restore the party's conditions.
    * Beatrix has a wider variety for what she can equip; she has most of Steiner's
      and Freya's heavy armaments, but can also wear some light armor (like the
      Rubber Suit for instance, which Steiner cannot).
    * Beatrix has excellent stats---superior MP, speed, magic and spirit compared
      to Steiner who is like her counterpart.
    * Beatrix enters the game with all of her Seiken and White Magic abilities
      learned, so she does't need to accumulate Ability Points.
    * Beatrix's White Magic is a mix of both Garnet's and Eiko's White Magic
      skill-sets.
    * Beatrix is the only character in the game who can equip the Save the Queen
      sword, which is the single best and only quad stat-raising piece of equipment
      in the game. For that reason alone, it's a good idea not to replace it.
      In addition, it also has tremendous potential in raw attack power, beating
      out the Excalibur II after reaching level 86...
    * Beatrix can be brought almost anywhere in the game; she is glitch-free in
      battles, she works on the World Map, in dungeons, towns, shops, menu screens,
      and will load up every time without fail.
    
    
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    iii - Cons
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This section points out Beatrix's faults as a character.
    
    * Beatrix has no Trance Bar.
    * Beatrix's portrait is never displayed on Saved Game files. (Irrelevant)
    * The Save the Queen sword is not a powerful sword (per se, see the next
      section). It is Beatrix's only designated weapon, so it cannot be unequipped
      without a Gameshark.
    * When all eight normal characters are obtained, Beatrix's portrait no longer
      appears at the bottom of Equipment Shop Menu Screens. Oh well.
    * Beatrix does not have, nor is she able to use, Support Abilities without the
      use of a Gameshark.
    * She can't be renamed without using a GS.
    * Beatrix does not get healed when using Tents on the World Map. (They work
      at Save Moogles though.)
    * Beatrix causes the game to glitch, hang and/or freeze during certain events
      and cutscenes. (Refer to Chapter Six to find out how to avoid lockups and
      glitches to get the most out of Beatrix all-throughout the game).
    
    
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    iv  - The Unique "Save the Queen" & Its Damage Formulas
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Alright, the thing about the "Save the Queen" sword is that it has a
    significantly different base damage formula than all the other weapons in the
    game. See below:
    
      Damage Base = (Wpn Atk Pwr + Lvl - Target P.Def)
    
    Essentially what that means, is that with every level Beatrix gains, her
    physical attack damage is increased for when the StQ sword is equipped. So if
    that weapon's attack power is 23, and her current level is 99, she'll have an
    attack power of 122, so using her Attack command will yield a damage output
    that surpasses the Excalibur II's 108 attack power! FYI, that's like 8000-9999
    dmg/Attack). Great, right?!
    
    Not entirely. Let's look at the damage formulas for Beatrix's Seiken skills:
    
      Stock Break = [(Wpn Atk Pwr * 15) / 10] 
    
      Climhazzard = Wpn Atk Pwr * 2
    
            Shock = Wpn Atk Pwr * 3
    
    See the problem yet? The damage outputs of these skills are dependent on the
    attack power of the currently equipped weapon, and because the Save the Queen
    only has an attack power of 23, these skills will not get much stronger over
    time as Beatrix gains levels. In fact, Beatrix's regular Attack will surpass
    them all. My level 99 Beatrix was striking for +9000 damage, whereas Shock was
    barely breaking 4000. So for the sake of her skills, it's a good idea to
    upgrade her weapon with a GS; (kind of an odd trade-off in a sense though, eh?)
    
    
    -=============================================================================-
                           CHAPTER FOUR:   COMBAT SKILLS
    -=============================================================================-
    
    
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    i   - Seiken Skills
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    Seiken Abilities:
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Thunder Slash  ~  24 MP
    * A Thunder-elemental attack on a single enemy for 19% damage, (go figure).
      While this attack is moderately powerful, it is incredibly flawed with its
      accuracy (due to the fact that it's bugged. See Chapter II.vi for a code-fix)
    
    Stock Break    ~  26 MP
    * A strong non-elemental attack on all enemies. This is a great skill to use on
      all enemies, as it is very reliable.
    
    Climhazzard    ~  32 MP
    * An even more powerful non-elemental attack on all enemies. This is like an
      uber-Stock Break attack.
    
    Shock          ~  46 MP
    * A devastatingly powerful blow to a single enemy. This is Beatrix's ultimate
      sword skill, and it isn't cheap MP-wise. However, Climhazzard will become the
      optimal skill choice later in the game when it reaches the 9999 damage limit
      shortly after Shock does.
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    ii  - White Magic Spells
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    White Magic Abilities:
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    Cura       ~  10 MP
    * Restores +1500 HP, single/multiple target. (Mid-level healing magic)
    
    Silence    ~  08 MP
    * Prevents single/multiple targets from casting magic.
    
    Life       ~  08 MP
    * Recovers a character from KO, restoring some HP. (Instant Kill on the Undead)
    
    Reflect    ~  06 MP
    * Reflects magic attacks back onto the caster.
    
    Full-Life  ~  24 MP
    * Recovers a character from KO with full HP. (The only other character to
      have this great spell apart from Eiko).
    
    Blind      ~  06 MP
    * Causes Darkness, lowering physical attack accuracy.
    
    Esuna      ~  20 MP
    * Removes various abnormal status effects. (But not any abnormal Magic Status)
    
    Holy       ~  36 MP
    * Causes Holy Damage. Very powerful. (The only other character to have this
      apart from Eiko).
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    -=============================================================================-
                                CHAPTER FIVE:   STATUS
    -=============================================================================-
    
    
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    i   - Starting Stats And Equipment
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The following are Beatrix's base stats if she is hacked into the game before
    you level anyone up. (Note: The stats on the left indicate that nothing is
    equipped, while the stats on the right account for all the equipment listed.)
    
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |   Equip     Optimize     Off      || Equip    |
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |-INFO----------------|-EQUIPMENT---------------|
    ||ŻŻŻŻŻ| Beatrix      | Wpn: Save the Queen     |
    ||     | LV    1      | Hlm: Iron Helm          |
    ||     | HP  105/105  | Wst: Mythril Gloves     |
    ||_____| MP   38/38   | Amr: Chain Mail         |
    |---------------------| Acs: Desert Boots       |
    | Speed     24 > 25   |-------------------------|
    | Strength  21 > 23   |-ABILITY-----------------|
    | Magic     19 > 22   |                         |
    | Spirit    23 > 31   |                         |
    |                     |-------------------------|
    | Attack     0 > 23   |                         |
    | Defense    0 > 12   |                         |
    | Evade      0 > 15   |                         |
    | Magic Def  0 >  7   |                         |
    | Magic Eva  0 >  7   |                         |
    |-----------------------------------------------|
    
      Mst   : 10/10
      EXP   :     0 
      NextLV:    16
    
    Note: When you get Beatrix for the first time, her starting level will be equal
          to whatever Freya's current level is. For level manipulation's sake,
          Freya's starting level is that of Zidane's if you fight the Zagnohl at
          the Festival of the Hunt, but if not, it'll be equal to the mean of
          Zidane and Vivi's levels. However, if you shark Beatrix in before you
          level any of those characters up, she'll begin at Level 1 and will not be
          affected by Freya's level, since Beatrix's "existence flag" will have
          already been set. Beatrix will remain at LV1 for the rest of the game if
          you take her out the party after doing this, until you use her to fight
          battles and gain experience. So if you hacked her in and out at the
          beginning of the game then neglect her, she'll be at LV1 when you get her
          normally at Alexandria Castle for the first time. Heh, this also makes it
          seem as though Beatrix slaughters your party three times, all while being
          at level 1 ^_^ 
    
    
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    ii  - Stat Maximization Equipment
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This section provides all the weapons and armor that will increase Beatrix's
    stat growth when equipped after so many levels. For more on this, see KADFC's
    Stat Maximization Guide for the formulas in calculating stats, as they apply to
    Beatrix just like they do to any other character.
    
     -= Stat Increasing Equipment =-
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | SWORDS         | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Save the Queen | +1  | +2  | +2  | +5  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | HEADGEAR       | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Iron Helm      |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Barbut         |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Mythril Helm   |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Gold Helm      |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Cross Helm     |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Diamond Helm   |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Genji Helm     |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Kaiser Helm    |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Grand Helm     | +1  |     |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | WRIST-WEAR     | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Bronze Glove   |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Mythril Glove  |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Genji Gloves   |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Gauntlets      | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Venetia Shield |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ARMOR          | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Linen Cuirass  |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Plate Mail     |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Gold Armor     |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Diamond Armor  |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Minerva's Plate|     | +1  | +2  |     |
    | Carabini Mail  | +1  |     |     | +1  |
    | Dragon Mail    |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Genji Armor    |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Maximillian    |     |     |     | +3  |
    | Grand Armor    |     | +1  |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ACCESSORIES    | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Dark Matter    |     | +3  | +2  |     |
    | Desert Boots   |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Germina's Boots|     | +1  |     |     |
    | Coral Ring     |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Promist Ring   |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Pearl Rouge    |     |     | +2  | +4  |
    | Ancient Aroma  |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Anklet         |     |     | +3  | +1  |
    | Glass Buckle   |     | +1  | +1  | +2  |
    | Magician Shoes |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Fairy Earrings |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Running Shoes  | +2  |     |     |     |
    | Black Belt     |     | +2  |     | +2  |
    | Reflect Ring   |     | +1  |     | +1  |
    | Pumice Piece   |     | +2  | +2  |     |
    | Yellow Scarf   |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Gold Choker    |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Cachusha       | +1  |     | +2  | +1  |
    | Barette        |     | +3  | +1  | +1  |
    | Maiden Prayer  |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Power Belt     |     | +3  |     |     |
    | Madain's Ring  |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Rebirth Ring   |     |     |     | +4  |
    | Angel Earrings |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Extention      |     | +1  | +2  | +1  |
    | Ribbon         |     | +1  | +3  | +1  |
    | Battle Boots   | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    | Pumice         | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    | Rosetta Ring   |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Protect Ring   |     |     |     | +1  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
     -= Most Stat-Beneficial Equipment =-
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | SWORDS         | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Save the Queen | +1  | +2  | +2  | +5  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | HEADGEAR       | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Barbut         |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Genji Helm     |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Kaiser Helm    |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Grand Helm     | +1  |     |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | WRIST-WEAR     | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Bronze Glove   |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Mythril Glove  |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Genji Gloves   |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Gauntlets      | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Venetia Shield |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ARMOR          | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Carabini Mail  | +1  |     |     | +1  |
    | Minerva's Plate|     | +1  | +2  |     |
    | Maximillian    |     |     |     | +3  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ACCESSORIES    | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Dark Matter    |     | +3  | +2  |     |
    | Glass Buckle   |     | +1  | +1  | +2  |
    | Running Shoes  | +2  |     |     |     |
    | Black Belt     |     | +2  |     | +2  |
    | Ribbon         |     | +1  | +3  | +1  |
    | Pearl Rouge    |     |     | +2  | +4  |
    | Cachusha       | +1  |     | +2  | +1  |
    | Barette        |     | +3  | +1  | +1  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
    My Equipment choices for raising stats all around:
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | EQUIPMENT      | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Save the Queen | +1  | +2  | +2  | +5  |
    | Kaiser Helm    |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Venetia Shield |     | +1  | +1  |     |
    | Minerva's Plate|     | +1  | +2  |     |
    | Dark Matter    |     | +3  | +2  |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    | TOTAL BONUS    | +1  | +8  | +8  | +5  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
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    iii - Maxed End-Stats
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The following are the highest values Beatrix could possibly attain for her
    stats by focusing on each individual stat alone (with the best equipment) from
    from LV 1 to LV 99.
    
    Beatrix
    LV    99
    HP  7509/7509
    MP   577/577
    Speed    : 50
    Strength : 83
    Magic    : 90
    Spirit   : 50
    MagStones: 64
    
    
    -=============================================================================-
                 CHAPTER SIX:   FULL IN-GAME UTILIZATION WALKTHROUGH
    -=============================================================================-
    
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    i   - *The Single Character Challenge With Beatrix*
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This is a mini-walkthrough for a Single Character Challenge Game with Beatrix.
    Of course, if you like, you can also follow it for more information on stall
    points and what to do to keep Beatrix in the party for the majority of the
    game. This section is flexible that way if you want to use other party members
    in conjunction to Beatrix all-throughout, (though Chapter Six, ii goes into it
    just for that as well).
    
    Note: When Beatrix takes the place of a mandatory character such as an avatar
          (like Zidane in most cases) the game will assume that Zidane is still in
          the active party, so he'll appear for all story cutscenes without any
          glitches. This is most convenient way to bypass everything from Madain
          Sari (after recruiting Amarant) onwards. Before then, it doesn't really
          matter who you replace, since everyone is mandatory. However, there are
          a couple exceptions regarding Zidane and Garnet at certain times/places,
          more on this as you follow Chapter Six, i/ii of the walkthrough below.
    
    IMPORTANT
    In this play-through, keep in mind that it is a Single Character Challenge, so
    apart from adding Beatrix into the game, this is a legit play-through. That
    means no stat modifier codes to make her a goddess. It also means not abusing
    all of the Support Abilities codes (see Chapter Two, iv, for a list of Support
    Abilities I've assigned to her character for use). The same thing applies to
    equipment modifier codes; you can only give Beatrix a different sword if you
    acquire one normally through the course of the game. Actually, I suggest
    keeping the Save the Queen sword equipped on her until around Disc Three, or
    even right to the end, as this sword will increase her stat growth quite
    notably. Out of fairness, I also recommend selling off all of her other
    initial equipment as it's really too powerful early in the game; so just use
    whatever other equipment the game makes available throughout.
    
    Note: In this walkthrough, I call for some levelling up occasionally. Due to
          the fact that the Beatrix SCC is not very difficult, feel free to spice
          things up by also making it a Low-Level Game---that is, if you're up to
          the extra challenge!
    
    
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        PRIMA VISTA
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    You'll be in a dark room. I suggest going to the menu and adjusting the
    configuration. After you do this, light the room and give Zidane a name. You're
    now about to fight the first boss. *To use Beatrix, have the Gameshark on and
    press R1 + Select as the battle is triggered (when you get the swirly animation
    into blackness), and hold it until just after the battle screen is initiated.
    *I will instruct you to do this often throughout the game at what would
    otherwise be Stall Points. It'll be noted it with *HTB* (Hold Till the Battle).
                                                             Ż    Ż        Ż
    |BOSS: Masked Man
    |STRATEGY: Just hit Attack, and that should do it. Don't over-exert yourself.
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        THEATER SHIP
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    There's an event on stage. *HTB*
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        ALEXANDRIA
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Collect items with Vivi and move on. Don't bother replacing him with Beatrix.
    After the show, the same thing goes for Steiner. Using the latter, talk to all
    the Knights of Pluto for a free Elixir.
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        THEATER SHIP
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Another stage event. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Steiner 1
    |STRATEGY: Just hit him once.
    
    A short stage event. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Steiner 2
    |STRATEGY: After you kill off your other characters, use Stock break and it'll
               all be over.
    
    One more stage event. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Steiner 3
    |STRATEGY: Same as the previous boss battle.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        EVIL FOREST/PRIMA VISTA
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    *Stall Point*
    
    Before you proceed to fight the boss, you may want to level up Zidane a level
    or two since Beatrix can't fight in the next battle as it's somewhat story-
    driven.
    
    |BOSS: Prison Cage 1
    |STRATEGY: Just use Zidane's Trance skills (Free Energy). Heal Garnet.
    
    *End of Stall Point*
    
    Here's the next battle. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Prison Cage 2
    |STRATEGY: Kill of the other characters, and make sure Vivi doesn't die. Then
               just go all out on the boss.
    
    Afterwards, replace Zidane with Beatrix. Return to the ship, save, and go see
    Baku.
    
    |BOSS: Baku
    |STRATEGY: Just give him the one-hit KO we've become accustomed to. (In case
               you forgot, it's the still the 'Attack' command.)
    
    Make a few purchases from Cinna, then proceed through the forest.
    
    |BOSS: Plant Brain
    |STRATEGY: Make sure all your other characters are dead, then spend a few turns
               hackin' and slashin' the boss.
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        ICE CAVE
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Level up to at least LV 5, collect items. After you wake up, there's a battle.
    Make sure you add in Beatrix for it.
    
    |BOSS: Black Waltz No.1, Sealion
    |STRATEGY: Use Climhazzard, then finish off Sealion.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        DALI
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    **Before you enter this place, make sure Beatrix is not in you party. Going to
    Dali's inn without Zidane, confuses some in-game flags and causes some freezing
    graphic glitches when the story events get triggered, since Garnet becomes the
    avatar while inside the inn. More importantly, if you do go in, DO NOT SAVE AT
    THE MOOGLE, or else you risk corruption.
    
    Go shopping, collect items. The game will take over in terms of story just
    before you meet Black Waltz 2. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Black Waltz No.2
    |STRATEGY: If you have enough MP for Shock at this point, then use it,
               otherwise, just attack him several times to finish him off.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        CARGO SHIP
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    On the ship, replace Zidane with Beatrix, and get ready for another battle.
    
    |BOSS: Black Waltz No.3
    |STRATEGY: Follow the same strategy as it was for the last boss battle.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        LINDBLUM
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Take some time alone and level up to LV 14 or so. Shop around and stuff, then
    proceed to the Festival of the Hunt event. I recommend that you don't fight any
    battles since there's no experience to gain, and to let Freya win so you can
    receive the Coral Ring (*Important for use against Grand Dragons). So just sit
    tight for several minutes.
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        WORLD MAP
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    From here, you can begin the Chocobo sidequests by going to Chocobo's Forest if
    you like, where you can dig up some Chocographs. Anyways, head to Gizamaluke's
    Grotto.
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        GIZAMALUKE'S GROTTO
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    Fight your way through, collect items, find the Moogles, then Save. Climb out
    of the tunnel. I know Beatrix is strong, but not nearly strong enough to take
    on Grand Dragons by herself...yet. So when you're outside, only wander in the
    forests to fight the Garudas. If you've been giving Beatrix any of the Support
    Abilities, it's wise to have her set with Locomotive for the immunity to Stop.
    Just use everything you've got, and level up past LV 20.
    
    When you're done, strap on a Glass buckle for some protection against water
    damage, then proceed to the boss.
    
    |BOSS: Gizamaluke
    |STRATEGY: Alright, a boss that can take some punishment! If you have a Tent,
               you can use it on the boss to inflict Silence/Darkness. Aside from
               that, cast Shock, cut him up a bit, and heal if necessary.
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        GRAND CITADEL SOUTH GATE
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    *Stall Point*
    
    Advance the story along, collect items. No battles yet.
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        BURMECIA
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    *End of Stall Point*
    
    Get through here, collecting items, then prepare to see your uber-reflection.
    
    |BOSS: Beatrix 1
    |STRATEGY: All you have to do is survive, but feel free to hit her back with
               Shock to show her what it feels like.
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        SUMMIT STATION
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    Here comes a battle. *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Black Waltz No.3
    |STRATEGY: Kill off the other characters, then use your strongest skills.
    
    *Immediately after this event, before going anywhere else, place Steiner in
    Slot 1 so that he is the only character you switch for Beatrix. You do not want
    to be replacing Garnet at all during this event, especially if you make a visit
    to Dali, because things could get glitchy.
    
    Now from here, head through the South Gate/North Station to Treno.
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        TRENO
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    Go shopping. At the auction, buy the Reflect Ring and Madain's Ring. Exchange
    Stellazios too if you have any. Then go underground when you're done.
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        GARGAN ROO
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    |BOSS: Ralvurahva
    |STRATEGY: It's helpful to have the Antibody support skill here. Anyways, use
               Beatrix's strongest skills and spells to end this quickly.
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        CLEYRA'S TRUNK
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    Plug in Beatrix. Fight your way through here collecting items wherever you can.
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        CLEYRA
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    Collect items, then there's a boss fight.
    
    |BOSS: Antlion
    |STRATEGY: Use a Tent to inflict a number of status ailments on him. Equip
               Beatrix with some Desert Boots for some speed. Other than that, just
               go all out with your best skills.
    
    Fight the soldiers in Cleyra's Trunk, then return and fight your way to the
    cathedral where you can save and prepare to fight Beatrix.
    
    |BOSS: Beatrix 2
    |STRATEGY: The same survival strategies apply here as they did last time.
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        ALEXANDRIA
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    *Stall Point*
    
    Exit the cage. Steiner is your avatar, but don't sub in Beatrix yet. At least,
    not until you're reunited with Zidane and the rest. Once Zidane is your avatar,
    switch him with Beatrix, and continue fighting battles along the way.
    
    *End of Stall Point*
    
    Hurry down to the next boss battle.
    
    |BOSS: Zorn & Thorn
    |STRATEGY: Focus on attacking only whichever enemy is being instilled with
               energy. Stick to basic attacks for now.
    
    Save your game, because you're about to see you're reflection staring back at
    you once more. (Also make sure you have immunities to Sleep and Silence.)
    
    |BOSS: Beatrix 3
    |STRATEGY: Just survive (sort of) like the last two times.
    
    Now the game will actually give you Beatrix for a few battles, so don't hack
    her in until after you get to a Moogle. (This is somewhat of a Stall Point)
    But once you're at the save point, it's okay. Then leave.
    
    |BOSS: Ralvuimago
    |STRATEGY: Attack this boss with spells like Holy when it coils up, refraining
               from delivering any physical blows to it.
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        PINNACLE ROCKS
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    Don't replace Garnet with Beatrix even though she's the avatar here. Do it with
    anyone else. Now collect the items, solve the puzzle, and leave. Go to
    Lindblum, then to Qu's Marsh Excavation Site.
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        FOSSIL ROO
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    |BOSS: Armodullahan
    |STRATEGY: Beat it down with Shock.
    
    Stay away from the above boss; it'll never go down. Move on to the next boss.
    
    |BOSS: Lani
    |STRATEGY: This girl can put up a fight, but so can you. Show her who's boss by
               using Shock and casting Holy. Heal when necessary.
    
    Once you get all the way through to the outer continent, go to Conde Petie,
    then make your way to Black Mage Village and stock up on a bunch of Hi-Potions, 
    as well as other items and accessories. Afterwards, get to the Mountain Path.
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        MOUNTAIN PATH
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    Collect items, and Save at the Moogle.
    
    |BOSS: Hilgigars
    |STRATEGY: Cast Silence on him so he doesn't heal himself with Curaga. Other
               than that, just make use of the usual basic strategy, healing with
               Cura or Hi-Potions when low on health.
    
    Get through Madain Sari, then get out and level up to about LV 35-40, as it has
    been a while. When you're done, go to the Iifa Tree.
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        IIFA TREE
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    Note that here, you can kill a number of undead enemies with a Life spell or
    with a Phoenix Down. 
    
    |BOSS: Soulcage
    |STRATEGY: The easy way to beat Soulcage is to use a Phoenix Down. The more
               fulfilling way is to shower him with White Magic spells, casting
               Cura and/or Holy. Heal up when necessary.
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        MADAIN SARI
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    Make sure Zidane is in Slot 1 here. There's a one on one battle for Zidane.
    *HTB*
    
    |BOSS: Red Scarlet
    |STRATEGY: To teach this guy a lesson, have a little patience. After he shouts
               out, "Here I go!" wait for him to stand still in his central
               position, then let loose with Shock. Repeat this process, healing
               when your HP gets low.
    
    At this point you'll be able to exchange characters normally. However, you'll
    notice that if you try to sub in Zidane normally you won't even be able to move
    him (as his portrait will be greyed). To fix this, as you'll have to in the
    future as some events get trickier, refer back to Chapter Two, ii of the guide
    for the correct button commands to use with the Character Modifier Codes.
    Remember, it works the same way for other characters as it does for Beatrix.
    
        IIFA TREE
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    Fight your way through, killing off the enemies until you get to a hidden Save
    Moogle. Save, then head down the hills, using Climhazzard against the Mistodons
    to finish them off quickly.
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    Get through Lindblum, Alexandria, and Treno. In Treno, go buy the Dark Matter
    at the auction, as well as any other special items. Now, do a quick Switch with
    Zidane for Beatrix, then remove all her equipment. Then, switch him back in.
    While in Treno, try to win the Card tournament for a Rebirth Ring.
    
        ALEXANDRIA
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    Garnet will be asked about what to order the knights of Pluto to do. Use the
    answers in the table to receive Angel Earrings.
    |---------------------------------------------------------------|
    | KNIGHTS                 | ASSIGNMENT                          |
    |-------------------------+-------------------------------------|
    | Blutzen & Kohel         | Gather Info                         |
    | Weimar & Hagen          | Protect the people                  |
    | Breireicht & Lando      | Contact Lindblum for reinforcements |
    | Dojebon & Mullenkedheim | Ready the cannons                   |
    |---------------------------------------------------------------|
    
    The game will give you Beatrix normally along with Steiner. When you get her,
    she'll come with a whole new set of equipment, though she'll still have her
    same Support Abilities set from before. Anyway, here you'll fight Mistodons
    again, so first kill off Steiner, then just use Stock Break against them.
    
    When you control Zidane, switch in Beatrix. There's an optional boss battle in
    the library.
    
    At this point, your equipment should resemble the following:
    Wpn: Save the Queen or Coral Sword
    Hlm: Gold Helm
    Wst: Thunder Gloves
    Amr: Plate Mail
    Acs: Dark Matter
    You should also set up at least the following Support Abilities: Auto-Regen,
    HP+20%, Antibody, and perhaps Auto-Potion.
    
    |BOSS: TANTARIAN
    |STRATEGY: Attack the book and incur anywhere between 150-200 HP of damage to
               open the book to its true form. Then, avoid physical strikes, using
               only Beatrix's Holy spell. Repeat the process until it's dead.
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        LINDBLUM
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    Collect potions for Cid, buy items, then head to Black Mage Village using the
    Blue Narciss. From there, head to the Northern sink hole in the Desert.
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        DESERT PALACE
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    *When Kuja asks which four party members to take with you to Oeilvert, DO NOT
    CHOOSE BEATRIX as one of them. Doing so will cause the game to freeze, so just
    choose whoever else.
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        FORGOTTEN CONTINENT/OEILVERT
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    Now that you're out and about, Save on the World Map, then sub in Beatrix in
    place of Zidane. Do this BEFORE you head into Oeilvert, and only do it with
    Zidane, or else the game will hang at the entrance when the cutscene takes
    place.
    
    When inside, collect all the treasure, activate the switches, then proceed to
    the boss. 
    
    For the boss, you should equip Clear Headed, and any equipment with Wind-
    elemental defense properties. 
    
    |BOSS: Ark
    |STRATEGY: Avoid using Holy spells in this battle. Instead, focus on using the
               Shock skill. Auto-Regen or Auto-Potion are life savers here because
               Ark can reduce Beatrix's HP to 1. Just be ready to heal quickly.
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        DESERT PALACE
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    Here, Save. Replace Eiko with Beatrix, and make sure she has the following
    support skills equipped at all times from now on: Insomniac, Clear Headed, and
    Jelly.
    
    Solve the puzzles, acquire some items, and Save. Remove any of the equipment
    you've obtained in this dungeon if you've put any of it on, then face the boss.
    
    |BOSS: Valia Pira
    |STRATEGY: This boss is not hard. Make good use of your Seiken skills, as well
               as your offensive White Magic.
    
    Finish up, then go to Esto Gaza on the Lost Continent.
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        MOUNT GULUG
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    Note: Here, you must replace either Zidane or Vivi with Beatrix or else the
          game will hang at the boss battle.
    
    Collect items, and give the enemies a thrashing. By the way, Body Temp should
    be equipped for the enemies, and Antibody for the boss. Fight all of the Red
    Dragons too, since they give some decent Experience.
    
    |BOSS: Meltigemini
    |STRATEGY: When Beatrix is infected with the Virus status abnormality, don't
               waste a turn even bothering to cure her with a Vaccine. Just unload
               with Shock, and use Cura when your health goes down about half-way
               to ensure your survival.
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        DAGUERRO
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    Following Lindblum and Alexandria, you'll have access to an airship. Start
    completing sidequests, especially the Chocobo one. Also, go shopping around in
    Daguerro. Outside there you can attempt the Grand Dragons. Be sure to put
    Beatrix in the back row. Here's some advice on how Beatrix should be set up to
    fight them:
    
    Wpn: Save the Queen/Ragnarok
    Hlm: Genji Helm
    Wst: Defense Gloves
    Amr: Diamond Armor
    Acs: Ribbon/Coral Ring
    You should also set up at least the following Support Abilities: Auto-Regen,
    Auto-Haste, Auto-Potion, HP+20%, and Gamble Defense.
    
    |ENEMY: Grand Dragon
    |STRATEGY: Go all out, give it everything you've got because it hits hard. Only
               use non-elemental attacks like Shock. Don't bother with spells
               except to heal.
    
    Once you've killed one Grand Dragon, its smooth sailing from there. Keep
    fighting them, levelling up to LV 60 or higher. When you're done tying some
    loose ends, go to Ipsen's Castle on the Forgotten Continent.
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        IPSEN'S CASTLE
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    First off, equip Beatrix with a weaker sword, the Iron sword being the best
    choice, but the Save the Queen is decent as well because of stat growth. As
    I've said before, *make sure Beatrix is set in place of the avatar (Zidane in
    this case), because the game will freeze at the boss fight.
    
    If you encounter Veterans, either run away or kill them quickly because they
    can cast an instant death spell on Beatrix. Anyways, collect items and get
    ready for the next battle. Protection against ice is not a bad idea for it.
    
    |BOSS: Taharka
    |STRATEGY: Have Auto-Regen equipped (as you should always) and just keep the
               pressure on him. Use basic attacks, as well as Holy, (not so many
               skills because of the weapon effect this place has. Don't forget to
               heal.
    
    Be sure to re-equip Beatrix accordingly when you leave.
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        EARTH SHRINE
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    After you visit all the three Shrines, Zidane and Quina will be left. Swap
    either of them with Beatrix, kill off the other, then go to the boss. Equip
    Auto-Float, and have some protection against the Fire element.
    
    |BOSS: Earth Guardian
    |STRATEGY: Attack with your strongest skills, make use of Beatrix's negative
               status infliction spells. Make sure to heal her when her health
               gets lower because this boss is no pushover.
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        TERRA
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    *Stall Point*
    
    Make your way through Bran Bal, buying items and equipment. Also be sure to
    grab the Minerva's Plate. Then move on to Pandemonium. The upcoming battles
    with Zidane are story-driven, so do not hack in Beatrix for any of those
    battles. When Zidane is totally reunited with the group, Save, then switch in
    Beatrix.
    
    *End of Stall Point*
    
    Collect items, especially the Carabini Mail, then Save at the Moogle. *Now it's
    imperative that Beatrix is either replacing Zidane, or that you have Amarant in
    the active party. Otherwise the game will freeze before the battle with the
    Silver Dragon. Now, in preparation for the next three battles, equip Man Eater,
    Locomotion, MP Attack and Auto-Reflect.
    
    |BOSS: Silver Dragon
    |STRATEGY: This boss is easy, just attack it however you like, just don't
               drain Beatrix's HP and MP too much. Heal up with items before you
               finish it off.
    
    |BOSS: Garland
    |STRATEGY: Go crazy, but not too crazy. Strike him physically as that will
               really inflict some heavy damage. Only use items to heal, and once
               again, bring up your health before the battle's end.
    
    |BOSS: Kuja
    |STRATEGY: Let everything out, do not hold back. Similar to the strategy above.
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    Now you're free to finish up all the sidequests. Do that now, be sure to get
    the Maximillian from the Chocobo sidequest too if you're doing it. While you're
    in Black Mage Village, stock up on plenty of items and accessories. Leave and
    put Beatrix in the group. Afterwards, fly to the top of the Iifa Tree.
    
        MEMORIA
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    |BOSS: Nova Dragon
    |STRATEGY: First off, use a Tent on him to inflict Blindness. Then use Shock,
               or Climhazzard (whichever one does 9999 HP damage as cheaply as
               possible) to your heart's content.
    
    Note: In Memoria, you can have any mix of characters along with Beatrix.
    
    Save at the funky Save Sphere. Make sure you've got Beatrix in your active
    party, then venture through this world (it's very straight-forward). Collect
    items, and fight all the bosses one after the other. But, make sure you take
    preventative measures, like Body Temp, Locomotion, Insomniac, Clear Headed,
    Jelly, Antibody, and any equipment that reduces elemental damage.
    
    |BOSS: Maliris
    |STRATEGY: At this point of the game, you should stick to using Climhazzard
               (or even Stock Break if it does enough damage), because by now
               Beatrix should be hitting the 9999 HP damage limit. Basically, keep
               using these skills, and healing when necessary.
    
    |BOSS: Tiamat
    |STRATEGY: Follow the same strategy written for Maliris.
    
    |BOSS: Kraken
    |STRATEGY: Follow the same strategy written for Tiamat.
    
    |BOSS: Lich
    |STRATEGY: Follow the same strategy written for Kraken. (Yeah...I know...)
    
    The following boss is optional.
    
    |BOSS: Hades
    |STRATEGY: This boss is strong, but don't let up. It's important to keep your
               HP up, but even more so to shower Hades with Beatrix's Seiken
               skills. This boss has a countdown attack as well, so you have to be
               quick. At this point, don't bother casting the Holy spell anymore.
               Simply stick to Stock Break and Climhazzard.
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        CRYSTAL WORLD
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    |BOSS: Deathguise
    |STRATEGY: Do you know what "Seiken" means? It's Japanese for "Holy Sword".
               Now, show this freak what kind of person it takes to have such
               mastery in the Holy Sword Art. Show it no mercy---unveiling death's
               true guise unto it.
    
    Head back and Save your game once more, then return.
    
    |BOSS: Trance Kuja
    |STRATEGY: For this battle, don't concern yourself with saving any items. Just
               show Kuja who's boss. Use Beatrix's most effective Seiken skills,
               and keep her health up, especially if Kuja casts Flare Star on her.
               If you cast Reflect on Beatrix it will ward off some of his magic.
               Continue attacking and soon, Kuja will get angry and cast the
               awesome Ultima spell and end the battle.
    
    When you're given an opportunity to choose four party members, *DON'T choose
    Beatrix as one of them, or else the game will hang. Fill up the Active party
    with normal characters, then when you have access to your menu screen, sub in
    Beatrix. She is the only character who hasn't been healed by the game, so do
    it yourself right now. When you're ready, here comes the final battle.
    
    |BOSS: Necron
    |STRATEGY: Kill off your other party members. Be sure not to hold anything
               back now, because this is it. If you followed my prior Support
               Abilites recommendations, then Necron's Grand Cross spell will only
               inflict one status ailment on Beatrix (Mini) which you should treat
               promptly. Then proceed by using Stock Break and Climhazzard. In
               between attacks, heal Beatrix if her health gets even remotely low.
               Keep the pressure on him. It won't be long before victory attained.
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        CHOCOBO'S AIR GARDEN
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    Now that you've beaten the game, there is one more challenge left... To defeat
    Ozma. I have yet to do it myself... Well, obtain the blessings from all the
    Spirits (those friendly monsters you find in various forests) so that Beatrix
    can physically strike Ozma, and take away its Shadow Absorbing attribute. You
    must level up to LV 99, and follow this kind of setup for Beatrix:
    
    Wpn: Save the Queen/Ragnarok/...Excalibur II...but pretend I didn't say it :P
    Hlm: Grand Helm
    Wst: Defense Gloves
    Amr: Grand Armor
    Acs: Pumice Piece
    Support Abilities: Auto-Regen, Auto-Haste, Auto-Life, Auto-Potion, HP+20%,
                       MP+20%, Gamble Defense, Chemist, Antibody, Clear Headed.
                      
    |BOSS: Ozma
    |STRATEGY: There really is not much I can do to help you here. Ozma is a real
               tank. If you followed my recommendations, you'll absorb his Doomsday
               spell, and be immune to LV 5 Death, and LV 4 Holy. Stay healthy and
               cure Mini when Beatrix gets shrunken down. Use her Seiken skills to
               inflict 9999 HP damage as often as you can (unless her Save the
               Queen is equipped, in which case just use "Attack"), and keep
               praying that you'll be able to hold up. Auto-Life is good to
               counteract Ozma's Meteor spell once, but after that, just pray you
               can inflict enough damage quickly enough, that Ozma doesn't cast
               Curaga on himself, and that he especially doesn't cast Meteor a
               second time. (By the way, you can also reduce the likelyhood of
               Meteor by not casting Reflect on Beatrix.) While Meteor is deadly,
               so is Flare Star, as the latter's power and frequency goes up the
               higher Beatrix's level is.
    
    With lots of luck...
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    Congratulations, you've completed the Beatrix Single Character Challenge!
    
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    ii  - Normal Character Game + Beatrix
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    This section is important for all those playing a normal game, making use of
    three other characters in battle along with Beatrix. As I've mentioned in
    Chapter Six, i, replacing an avatar or any normally unswitchable character is
    the optimal choice for bypassing problems in story progression. This is not
    really a problem until Disc Three. So if you want to have a party with Beatrix
    and Zidane at the same time, this is what you need to know.
    
        DALI
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    Do not bring Beatrix here in place of Zidane or Garnet, EVER. Anyone else, like
    (Steiner/Vivi) is okay. You see, going to Dali's inn without Zidane/Garnet,
    confuses some in-game flags and causes some freezing graphic glitches when the
    story events get triggered, since the avatars get changed while inside the inn.
    More importantly, if you do go in under these conditions, DO NOT SAVE AT THE
    MOOGLE, or else you risk corruption. This applies to all discs.
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        SOUTH GATE/NORTH STATION/TRENO AREA
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    Immediately after defeating Black Waltz 3 again, before going anywhere else,
    place Steiner in Slot 1 so that he is the only character you switch for
    Beatrix. You do not want to be replacing Garnet at all during this event,
    especially if you make a visit to Dali, because things could get glitchy. I
    can't yet confirm if replacing Garnet in Disc 2 in the Treno area of this event
    causes problems, so I'm listing it just as a precaution because I know that
    Steiner is a safe alternative.
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        DESERT PALACE
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    When asked who to bring to Oeilvert, don't choose Beatrix. If you do, Kuja will
    call out your party members' names, but because there isn't a room containing
    an imprisoned Beatrix, the game will freeze.
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        OEILVERT
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    Here, you have no choice, you can only replace Zidane, anyone else and the game
    will freeze when entering. And again, for the battle with Ark, it's Zidane or
    no dice.
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        MOUNT GULUG
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    Either Zidane or Vivi must be replaced here if you want to have Beatrix. You've
    no other choices because the game will hang at the boss' cutscene.
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        IPSEN'S CASTLE
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    Unfortunately, if Zidane is not the one replaced, don't bring Beatrix to this
    place at all because the game will freeze at the boss battle. If not, you'll
    see a second stationary Amarant sprite standing behind the group when you'll
    find the real Amarant in the chamber with the four mirrors. Then once the boss
    appears, Beatrix's Amarant will not move, thus freezing the game.
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        EARTH SHRINE
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    Make a choice, either replace Zidane or replace Quina, it doesn't matter.
    Everything will work fine regardless.
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        PANDEMONIUM
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    For the battle with the Silver Dragon, if you want to use Zidane and Beatrix
    together, Amarant must be in the active party. By doing so, the game will show
    two Amarant sprites for the cutscene, and the one for Beatrix will imitate the
    other if he is present. It's weird, but that is the trick to keeping the game
    from freezing.
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        CRYSTAL WORLD
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    You can use Beatrix in the battle with Trance Kuja, but do not select Beatrix
    for the battle with Necron. If you do, a character's life force will rise up,
    and fall into oblivion, and the game will hang because Beatrix's body will be
    nowhere in sight. Just choose 4 normal characters, and once you get to the main
    menu, substitute Beatrix for one of them with a GS.
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        THE BATTLE ARENA IN TRENO
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    Here, whatever you do, do not select Beatrix's name for the battle(s) as the
    game will freeze. Instead, select someone else, like Zidane. Then Beatrix will
    somehow be present as well, fighting alongside him---two against one! If you
    want to do this the honorable way, just have Zidane at low health, and when the
    battle starts, kill him right off the bat, and duel it out with a lone Beatrix.
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    i   - Conclusion
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    I hope you've enjoyed this guide, I certainly put a lot of work into it. One of
    the major reasons I wrote this is because it's always great to open up new
    possibilities for things.
    
    Well, cheers.
    
    ~ Majutsuko
    
    
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    This section consists of various points for possible updates with the help of
    any users on GameFAQs. Credit will be given, obviously.
    
    * First off, if anyone can come up with a good (reasonable) strategy for
      beating Grand Dragons with Beatrix (solo) on Disc One, please send it to me.
    * I'm accepting Beatrix SCC strategies for Tiamat, Kraken, and Lich.
    * If anyone has managed to beat Ozma with a lone Beatrix, feel free to let me
      know about it, and/or how you did it. I'm tempted to make a Hall of Fame
      section just for that.
    
    
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    iii - Credits
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    If I forgot to credit anyone by name for anything at all in this guide
    (sorry!), please let me know so I can post it here!
    
    - Thanks to Elranzer and Edward Chang, who inspired me to write this FAQ.
    - Thanks to Vey for the uber Character Modifier codes.
    - Thanks to CzarDragon for the Checksum Bypass code.
    - Thanks to the Gameshark Code Creators Club <www.cmgsccc.com> for Beatrix's
      Name Modifier codes.
    - Thanks to KADFC and Rebirth Flame 2002 for information regarding stat
      maximization.
    - Thanks to Terence for his stat growth theories, and his information behind
      the Thunder Slash ability.
    - Thanks to AnthonyAdja for his Support Abilities codes.
    - Thanks to S. Volo for the codes from his Enemy Spell Enhancement FAQ.
    - Thanks to SoftReset for some formulas from his "Damage Formulas" guide.
    - Special thanks to Squaresoft for creating Final Fantasy IX.
    - Special thanks to Sony Computer Entertainment America for the PlayStations.
    - Special thanks to Gamefaqs.com, Neoseeker.com and all other applicable sites
      for posting this guide.
    
    * Finally, I'd like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you who've read/
      used my FAQ.
    
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