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Rilfsak
Rilfsak
General Information
Universe Final Fantasy VII
Aliases リルフサック (Rirufusakku, lit. "Leaf Suck")
Leaf Suck
Classification Rirufusakku inishienomori
Species Type Vampire Grass
Homeworld Gaia
Environment Ancient Forest
Intelligence Non-sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Locomotion Hovering
Feeding Behavior Hematophagous
Prey Blood, possibly opportunistic (known to feed on Humes and Firecats)
Distinctive Features Hover in place; possess a single eye
Eye Color Gold
Lineage Information
Cultural Information
Personality Aggressive
Organization Cluster in very small groups, sometimes under the gaze of an Epiolnis
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Gaia
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Embryophytes (Land plants)
Infrakingdom Polysporangiophyte (Sporophyte has branching stems that bear sporangia)
Superphylum Tracheophytes (Vascular plants)
Phylum Spermatophytes (Seed plants)
Subphylum Angiosperms (Flowering plants)
Infraphylum Monocots (Seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf)
Class Commelinids (Monocots whose cell walls contain UV-fluorescent ferulic acid)
Order Poales
(Grasses, bromeliads, and sedges)
Family Poaceae (Grasses)
Subfamily Buteoideae (Vampire Grass) (Somarinoa, 2019)
Genus Rirufusakku (Somarinoa, 2019)
Species inishienomori (Somarinoa, 2019)
Other Information
Status Least concern

Riflsaks (Rirufusakku inishienomori) are a species of vampire grass endemic to the Ancient Forest of Gaia. Being opportunistic hematophages, they likely feed on the Epiolnises that occasionally stalk through them hunting their own prey and perhaps even the Diablos which appear to be the area's apex predator. It is assumed by their physiology that neither Epiolnises nor Diablos feed upon Riflsaks and thus their predators are not known.

Although they are not able to deliver particularly dangerous attacks, they immediately attempt to go for a target's eyes with a technique referred to by sapients as "Autumn Leaves", which can cause temporary blindness allowing the Riflsaks to better feed on their opponents unabated. Not only this but their thin bodies can make them hard to hit in combat and thus adventurers are advised to use magical attacks to bring them down instead, due to less need to aim.

X-Potions can be made from their remains—presumably their sap, or simply a mashing of their pulpy body.

EtymologyEdit

The enemy's name is likely intended to be "Leaf Suck", however the kana is incorrect. Without context, "rilf" would be an appropriate translation of リルフ (rirufu), however given the enemy's appearance it is more likely (リーフ, rīfu, lit. leaf) was their intention.

"Sak" is a valid contextless translation of サック (sakku), however that katakana would apply to the real English words "sac", "sack", and "suck". In the case of this enemy, "suck" is more likely given its blood-sucking themed ability.

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