It has come to my attention that the naming convention for monsters has changed substantially since the wiki's revival. Some of you appear to be using "nonstandard" names for certain baddies --they're actually LESS likely to be hit by the casual player than by someone with more advanced knowledge of the series.
While it may be well and good that the original name is on display, it can be confusing to have such stark differences between what players see onscreen and what fans like us know. Thus, I believe a discussion as to monster names should start in this thread.
The other two wikis I work usually have the most common name first, followed by the Japanese and any other translated names. This seems to make much more sense than the patchwork way we've been doing it
I also want to be clear that Sword of Mana should not be used as the "definitive" base of the series. there's a lot going on in that game that isn't established canon. The distinction belongs to Adventures of Mana, remade point-for-point from the original Seiken game.
The floor is yours, folks.