Maneba

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Maneba
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The maneba swings it tentacles in a hypnotic pace.
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Relatives Rher (possible creator)

Lady of Moon (possible fellow creation)
Pocketcat (possible fellow creation)

Affiliation Rher (possibly)
Inflicted phobias
Phobias Teratophobia
Spiritual Information
Soul Lesser soul
Item drops
Search Nothing
Steal Nothing
Battle Theme
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The Maneba is an enemy encountered in Fear & Hunger.

Lore

"They came from the green hue. Even we don't know their true purpose. They manifest around sickness and dead carcasses."
- The New Gods when asked about Maneba.

The Maneba is a gelatinous, floating creature resembling a jellyfish with numerous tentacles protruding from its head. Unable to speak, interacting with it reveals that it can communicate using telepathy, showcasing that the creature is more intelligent than it seems at first glance. They hint at their origin being in the "place where time has no meaning" and are said to have come from the green hue in the Void.

They appear around sickness and dead bodies for unknown reasons, thought it is possible that they do so due to the high amount of food available in said areas, especially considering that they feed on the life force of other creatures.

While not confirmed, they appear to function as pawns in the designs of the Moon God Rher. Their telepathic communication, akin to the skills of Rher's followers, combined with a high resemblance to the Lady of Moon (yet another servant of Rher) suggests this.

Location

Either 3 or 4 Manebas are located in Level 2 - Basement, contingent upon the randomly generated map at the start of their run. Other Manebas are scarcely present later in the game, particularly in the Tombs of the Gods, in the passage near the green hue.

They slowly wander around the area. If the player is close to their vicinity, they will generally move in the player's direction, but they are very slow and can be easily avoided. This makes them easy to get around in large open areas but almost impossible to avoid in small hallways.

Battle

Stats
Body part HP Blunt Slashing Piercing Fire Otherworldly Ev. Rate Magic Ev. Resistances
Head 250 100% 100% 120% 100% 100% 15% None None
Tentacle 1 20 120% 100% 5% None
Tentacle 2 20 5% None
Tentacle 3 20 5% None
  • Note: HP in parenthesis is only used for Damage-over-Time calculations.

Strategy

The Maneba has three tentacle pairs which either swing around or whip the player for low damage. The head has a 50% chance to inject the player with parasites.

Since the creature doesn't drop any items, it's best to avoid them if possible. The Dash skill makes it significantly easier to avoid them, though it is not really necessary due to how slow they are. However, once the player begins to fight them, it is impossible to run without the Escape plan skill.

Manebas will trigger Bear traps when moving over them, but will not lose their limbs in the process, making the item useless against them.

It is recommended to just go for the head, since it has low evasion and low health, although it is preferable to at least have one more member in the party (in case the player character misses).[1]

Dialogue

Talk

  • You try talking to this peculiar form...
    • Player: “What is your origin?”
      • As the maneba floats around mysteriously, you feel as your question is being answered inside your head...
      • Maneba's origins come from deeper depths... You see visions of ruins clouded by green hue...
    • Player: “There is no need for killing.”
      • As the maneba floats around mysteriously, you feel as your question is being answered inside your head...
      • The maneba seems to suggest that it needs to absorb your life force... It's nothing personal.
    • Player: “Prepare to die.”
      • As the maneba floats around mysteriously, you feel as if your taunts go on deaf ears.

After asking about it's origin:

  • You try talking to this peculiar form...
    • Player: “What is that place shrouded by the green hue?”
      • As the maneba floats around mysteriously, you feel as your question is being answered inside your head...
      • Maneba suggests that it is a place caught in a place where time has no meaning.

Interactions

“What do you want to do with the body?”
Action Result Flavour text
Beat him Nothing “The body of the maneba is jelly-like, so your kicks sink in deep.”
Search Nothing “The maneba has nothing of value.”
Leave Success Nothing
Using a Soul stone (Lesser soul) “The Soul stone changed it's appearance. The stone is radiating faint blue light.”
Skin him (Pale skin) “You took Pale skin!”
Devour Success “You devoured the remains.”
Demon seed Demon baby recruited “A baby sprouted out of your seed!”
“You take the baby with you.”

Trivia

  • In the demo version of the game, the Maneba could not be skinned, had seven tentacles instead of four pairs and its sprite resembled the blob fish.

Gallery

References

  1. How to win against Maneba in Fear and Hunger (CHECK DESCRIPTION) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJRtS7g4I1M&ab_channel=All-bonesJones

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