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Tera Mutant (Upper Body)
Terra Mutant (Upper Body)
SNES / PS Name Terra Mutant
HP Defense Magic Defense
7800 255 50
2000 100 3800
Weak Absorbs Immune
None None None
Location Black Omen
Treasure None
Charm Muscle Ring
Techs Energy Spheres
Burst Sphere
Drain / Absorbs HP
Chaos Zone / Confuse
Great Pyroclast
Halation / Sets HP to 1
Counters None
Combo Counters None
Combos None

Tera Mutant (Upper Body) is a boss that appears in the Black Omen in Chrono Trigger. It periodically absorbs around 1,000 HP from the Tera Mutant (Lower Body), which takes next to no damage from all physical attacks, and absorbs all magical attacks. The Upper Body itself is not very threatening as long as the party is wearing protection against Confusion. The Upper Body takes next to nothing from basic attacks, and basic attack techs, but elemental attack techs, such as Crono and Frog's double tech Lightning Rod, will do effective damage to the Upper Body. Magical attacks are also effective. If the Lower Body dies, it will cast Halation which sets HP to 1 for all party members

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Name Etymology[]

In the SNES version, the name of the monster was "TerraMutant"; Terra being the Latin word for the planet Earth.  However, the name translates from the original Japanese to "Tera Mutant", and is named as such in the more accurate DS script.  Tera is a prefix used in the metric system which denotes 1012, or 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion).  Appropriately, this enemy is fought after the Giga Mutant is destroyed (giga, meaning 109, or one billion, comes before tera).