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Bookmaster
(ブックマスター)

Bookmaster KHII

BookMasterFM

Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji ブックマスター
Romaji Bukkumasutā
French Bouquiniste
German Magus Magni
Italian Mastro Libraio
Games Kingdom Hearts II
Bookmaster's Gallery
Variations
Runemaster
Barrier Master

Kingdom Hearts II

A great mage who can handle all three types of elemental magic.
It bears a striking resemblance to Red Nocturne, Blue Rhapsody, and Yellow Opera when changing stance for use of each magic. It is immune to all magic, and should be defeated immediately.
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def
Hollow Bastion 28 64 153 27 15
Hollow Bastion 30 67 179 29 16
Hollow Bastion 34 75 239 32 18
Hollow Bastion 45 92 465 42 24
Space Paranoids 45 92 465 42 24
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x0 x0 x1.0
Rewards
(3) Drive Ball x 4, (10) Munny x 2
Lucid Gem (10%), Energy Crystal (4%), Akashic Record (1%)
Location Lvl HP EXP Str Def

Titan Cup

Match 6: 1x Bookmaster

41 86 39 22
Titan Paradox Cup

Match 6: 1x Bookmaster

80 150 70 41
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 28: 2x Bookmaster

99 181 87 51
Weapon Fire Bliz. Thndr. Dark Other
x1.0 x0 x0 x0 x0 x1.0

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Replacing the Wizard enemy from the original game, Bookmasters (ブックマスター Bukkumasutā?) are Emblem Heartless that appears in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. They're close relatives to the magic-using Heartless such as Crimson Jazz. Like their predecessor, Bookmasters first appear in Hollow Bastion.

Bookmasters can use all forms of magic other than Magnet, Reflect, and Cure. They can also hit you with their book, which appears in a Japanese fashion based on its cover side. This attack is hard to deflect. Their magic hits from quite a distance, so it's best to use physical attacks.

There is a small chance that defeating a Bookmaster will reward Goofy with the Akashic Record weapon.

A more powerful version of this Heartless, called Runemaster, appears in the Cavern of Remembrance in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.

Design

A Bookmaster is a rather small Heartless that wears long robes that cover its feet. These robes are predominantly green, with a yellow collar, white highlights, and a blue bottom. It also wears a tall, cylindrical, green and white hat and what seem to be orange gloves. The only part of the Heartless not covered by clothing is its blue, spherical head and yellow, glowing eyes. All Bookmasters hold a book known as the Akashic Record.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, a Bookmaster wears predominantly yellow robes with an orange collar and brown patterns decorating them. Its hat is yellow and brown, and it carries a differently-colored version of the Akashic Record.

The Bookmaster's name is an obvious reference to the spell book it carries and fights with, and its skill in using it.

Strategy

The Bookmaster is immune to all magic attacks excluding Reflect and Magnet. It attacks from a distance using Fire, Thunder, and Blizzard.

Using Reflect or Guard to defend these attacks is a good strategy; if you have Reflega, it can take out several Bookmasters at once.

Attacks

  • Fire: Fires one, two, then three fireballs forward
  • Blizzard: Fires one, two, then three ice crystals forward
  • Thunder: Calls down eight lightning bolts
  • Book Strike: Double book-swing sends target flying
  • Book Strike 2: Four-swing book attack

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