Vuscav (ブースカブー, būsukabū?), also known as Booskaboo in the fan translation, is a supporting character in Trials of Mana. A giant amphibious creature who can be summoned with the Ferry Flute on certain beaches, he can transport the party across the sea.
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Appearance[edit | edit source]
Vuscav appears as an oversized sea turtle with a crude red pennant flag stuck in the center of his shell. Closer examination reveals other aspects inconsistent with turtles: a webbed fish fin resembling a Mohawk on the crown of the head, more webbing on each upper arm, the beak and talons or webbed feet of a seabird, and dive goggles for glasses.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Vuscav is said to detest most humans and thus refuses to answer to their requests for aid. However, he appears to be acquainted with mana faeries and will assist them without question.
Story[edit | edit source]
Elena turned two of Vuscav's species into zombies and had them attack her enemies. It is not known whether this act contributed to Vuscav's distaste of humans.
Chapter II[edit | edit source]
As the party awakens on Beuca Island, they observe the strange creature swimming close to the coast, and are in wonderment as to what it might be. However, their larger priority is getting off the island before the active volcano blows. In Tomato Town, the villagers mention the "ruler of the seas" that may help them.
Heading for the Seaside Cavern at the opposite end of the island, Gnome clears a landslide blocking the heroes' path. But, as they rush to meet the supposed deity, Malocchio corners the party in the depths of the cavern. He decides to leave them stranded just as the volcano erupts. In an instant, Vuscav beckons them to board and make their escape. He then swims mightily toward the Golden Road to drop them off, for which the Chosen thanks him.
Upon their return to Valsena, the Hero King is in shock that the party has befriended the normally reclusive creature. Before sending them to meet the remaining elemental spirits, he gives them the Ferry Flute to summon Vuscav at will.
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Vuscav is most likely inspired by the Kappa, a creature from japanese folklore, which is often depicted as green and scaly humanoids with webbed hand and feet, as well having a turtle shell on its back. The Kappa is sometimes depicted with a beak.
Trials of Mana Characters
|Duran · Angela · Kevin · Charlotte · Hawkeye · Riesz|
|Tree of Mana|
|Undine · Gnome · Sylphid · Salamando · Shade · Lumina · Luna · Dryad|
|The Dragon Lord's Faction|
|Dragon Lord · Crimson Wizard · Darkshine Knight · True Queen Valda|
|The Masked Mage's Faction|
|Masked Mage · Goremand · Tainted Soul · King Gauser|
|The Dark Majesty's Faction|
|Dark Majesty · Belladonna · Malocchio · Flamekhan|
|Dangaard · Land Umber · Fiegmund · Mispolm · Xan Bie · Dolan · Lightgazer · Zable Fahr|
|Hero King Richard · Stella · Wendy · Loki · Simone · Victor · José · Chirry · Karl · Priest of Light · Heath · Mik · Jessica · Niccolo · Eagle · King Joster · Elliot · Alma · Liza · Ponta · Donperi · Von Boyage · Matelo · Vuscav · Flammie · Elfin Elder · Leron · Shela · Chikeeta · Josephine · Grand Croix|