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Lynx uses Imbecile on Kid.
Type Magic
Color Black
Allocation Level 4±4
Target One Enemy
User Any
Description Temporarily decreases the target's magical power

Imbecile is a 4th-level Black Element in Chrono Cross. Under the target's feet, a glyph of violet symbols appears. Shortly after, several strings of light shoot up and enclose the target, weakening their magical prowess.


Imbecile is used to discredit the intelligence of a person. An Imbecile is slightly less intelligent than an idiot, but slightly more intelligent than a moron. Since spell-casting and magical ability is often attributed to one's intelligence, weakening intelligence or one's faith in their intelligence would thus weaken magical ability.