Flammie (フラミー Furamī) is a recurring character in the Mana games. Sometimes spelled Flammy, the name may refer to a single dragon, as in Secret of Mana, or a race of draconic creatures, as in Dawn of Mana.
Though theories vary between games in the series, it can be inferred that the Flammies were created by the Moon Gods, and are part of an endless cycle of destruction and rebirth as the stronger versions of Flammies - known as Mana Beasts, or God Beasts.
Flammies typically serve as a means of transportation in the game by allowing a player's characters to ride on a Flammie's back to different locations in the game's world.
- See also: Flammie (Secret of Mana)
In Secret of Mana and Seiken Densetsu 3, the Super Nintendo's Mode 7 graphics capabilities allow the player to control a Flammie from either a "behind the back" third-person or top-down perspective, and fly over the landscape as it scrolls beneath them. In 3D versions, the third-person view has been expanded and scaled, while the top-down view focuses in on Flammie himself.
In Children of Mana, the player selects on a world map a number of destinations he or she wishes to fly to with a Flammie.
In Dawn of Mana, a Flammie is referred to as a sacred beast or "the sacred beast" and has ended up saving and helping the protagonist of that story for short periods of time. The Flammie is not controllable during gameplay, only appearing in cut-scenes during the story mode. The feather worn by the protagonist is most likely one created by a Flammie.