Informações sobre os personagens
* os números indicam a qual FF o personagem pertence
[HERO] This name is given to two people in 6: Terra, before she remembers her real name, and a ghost who joins up temporarily in the Phantom Train. The ghost can Possess people, but you'll have to find another one to join when it does, because it disappears!
The ad hoc leader of the Black Mages, he seems wiser than most of them and carries a crescent staff. He has an immediate affinity to Vivi, who seems to him to be something more than any of the other Black Mages are.
[VILLAIN] A very not nice lady who kind of had this little reign of terror going in Esthar. She was sealed away by Laguna and a few other people and sent into outer space, but Ultimecia's people got her out.
The Ghost of Fury is the Zodiac Brave assosciated with Dycedarg.
[HERO] The mysterious and happy-go-lucky daughter of a Cetra and a human seems almost too good to be true for Cloud... and it soon turns out that she is. Aeris's tragic history is cut all too short by Sephiroth, who makes sure she doesn't get in the way of his plan... Her magical powers are admired by all, and even she doesn't understand most of the things she feels. She shows up for a cameo role in Tactics as the Flower Girl.
[HERO] A lady Hokuten Knight (under the auspices of the Lesalia St. Konoe Knights) who is devoted to Princess Ovelia. She is her personal guard and lives to serve her. When she's kidnapped by Larg and then Delita, Agrias joins up with Ramza to try her best to free her.
Name of a girl in Maranda.
See St. Ajora.
A non-appearing instructor in Balamb Garden who apparently gives hard tests.
The historian and narrator of the game. His search for an explanation of the long-hidden Durai Writings led to confrontation by the Murond Gladabos Church. The "D" stands for Durai...
A snotty cadet who's rescued by Ramza and Delita, on his way to Igros to inform Dycedarg of the kidnapping of Marquis Elmdor. His family used to be aristocratic, but a story which leaked out regarding Algus's grandfather during the Fifty Year War (he betrayed his friends to save himself, but was stabbed in the back by a Hokuten Cadet before he went free) caused the Sadalfas family to lose their class. Perhaps because of his tenuous cling to his status, he hates all commoners intensely, to the point where he believes them to be only animals. He has a vendetta against the anti-aristocratic Death Corps and eventually kills Teta through his disregard of lower classes. Delita avenges her soon after.
The son of King Gorn of Salonia was banished from the castle when Gigames took control. He enlists the help of the Heroes to regain his father and his rightful place. He ends up taking the throne himself, as circumstances would have it.
Ramza's sister is closest to him out of her brothers; they share the same mother as well as Balbanes as their father. Alma attends the Aristocratic School in Igros with Teta. She's uniquely suited (though she doesn't know it) for the Murond Glabados Church's evil schemes to revive the Bloody Angel.
[VILLAIN] The Bloody Angel, this is the Lucavi form of St. Ajora.
[HERO] A large and mostly silent warrior. His fighting style is a mix of Monk and Ninja, but his outlook is samurai - his mind is filled with rules of fighting, the biggest one of them being Look Out For Number One and let the rest go hang. He starts off life as a security guard for Treno's auction house, but a chance encounter with Zidane of Tantalus changes his whole ideal. He searches Zidane out, only from curiosity, looking for the thing which so fascinated him, something he just couldn't understand. After challenging Zidane to a fight and losing, and yet not being killed by him, his confusion just grows. He's curt and never has a nice word to say, but sometimes what's not said is even more important than trying to speak your emotions. Even at the end, he never veers from his morals, but he does grow to respect the fact that other morals do exist.
Tella's daughter elopes with Gilbert (whom Tella thinks is just a lowly bard). She is killed when Golbeze's Red Wings strafe Damcyan Castle, and she protects Gilbert with her body. She serves as Gilbert's inspiration to be brave in battle.
Reuben's father, a miner who knows all about strange rocks.
Cid's right-hand man and one of the leaders of Lindblum.
A purple moogle who runs the Mognet mail service. His coat is looking unaccountably shiny lately, and people are wondering why Mognet has stopped working...
The Returner sympathizer in Narshe, he helps Terra out when she ends up on his doorstep.
A dancer in Coneria.
The queen of the Phantom Beasts joins you if you defeat her. Getting her is the only way to get Leviathan.
The Dark Elf who steals Matoya's Crystal to be able to see, and puts the Elf Prince to sleep.
Originally a high-spirited, naive guardian assigned to Lord Braska. Auron accompanied Braska and Jecht all the way to Zanarkand, where he learned the truth about the Final Summoning. He attacked Yunalesca and was killed, but was never Sent. His last promise to Jecht was to protect Tidus, Jecht's son, so he traveled to the dreamworld Zanarkand. Jecht as Sin visited Zanarkand and brought Tidus into Spira. Auron fulfilled his vow to Jecht by protecting Tidus and Yuna throughout Yuna's pilgrimage. Auron became somewhat of a legend after Braska's pilgramige, and other guardians (such as Dona's Barthello) revere him.
Auron's original good spirits and high ideals were dashed down after death, and he became a rather morose straight-shooter. He doesn't speak often, but he has a piercing sight into matters and usually sees deeper than most people do. He doesn't beat around the bush; when he has something to say, he'll say it... and he's usually right. He gets all the cool lines, too. 8p He's intensely shamed about his actions with Braska and avoids the issue among company. In battle he's the strongest character in the game, with armor-piercing weapons, but rather slow. He carries a flask of saki (rice wine) and keeps his sword arm in his shirt; these are both signs of a ronin - a samurai without a master - which he adopted once Braska was killed. Auron is voiced by Matt McKenzie.
The king of dragons gives the honor of a class change if you bring him a Rat's Tail.
The hearty, bearded leader of the Tantalus troupe. His bark is worse than his bite - or rather, he usually holds back to those he loves, which includes Zidane (his adopted son), despite what he might say to him. He respects Zidane's motives, but doesn't want to show it. He plays King Leo in the play "I Want To Be Your Canary".
The leader of Igros and the Hokuten Knights during the Fifty Year War achieved the highest order of Heavenly Knight. His bravery and battle prowess helped to instigate the treaty which ended the War. He was poisoned in the latter part of the war (by his son Dycedarg as we later find out) and dies soon after the War ends.
An Engineer from Goug Machine City who joined the Temple Knights. He was blacklisted by the royal knights for anti-aristocratic actions. He was killed in Bed Desert, but is later brought back to life to guard Murond Death City.
A magician sent by the Glabados Church; firstly, to help Delita with his goals, and secondly, to spy on him. If Delita's ambitions turned against the Church (as they ultimately did) she was to kill him. However, she found herself falling for him, and could not raise the blade to strike.
[HERO] The leader of the Returners is surprisingly weak in battle, but he's got some nice healing powers. He's very intelligent and kind-hearted, and sees Terra as more than just a tool to use agains the Empire.
The first disciple of St. Ajora, he was chased by the Holy Empire of Yudora and eventually was executed on Baraius Hill.
Clyde's former ally, he was struck down in battle. He begged Clyde to end his pain, but Clyde ran away. Ever since, Clyde, a.k.a. Shadow, has been haunted by dreams of his deceased compatriot.
The leader of Fovoham and owner of Riovanes Castle, Barinten is known as the "Weapon King" for his eagerness and prowess in all types of weapons. He brought up Malak and Rafa, but both of them eventually turned against him after finding out his past atrocities. During the Fifty Year War, he headed a band of assassins called Ryomoku; Malak and Rafa were the strongest members of the group. He sides with the Glabados Church, but after trying to steal a Holy Stone, he is killed by Vormav.
[HERO] The dark-skinned leader of AVALANCHE is a trash-talkin', go-get-'em type of leader. The gun-arm he got grafted onto him makes him a powerful force in battle. He harbors deep hatred towards Shinra for needlessly torching his town, North Corel. He cares deeply for his daughter Marlene.
See Rudvich, Bart.
Dona's bullish guardian who also doubles as her... I dunno, what's the word for "lover" if you take out the "love"? 8p He idolizes Auron (and degenerates into a slobbering mess when he meets him) and almost never speaks. Good thing, too, since he's never been known to say anything intelligent.
See Butz Klauser.
A powerful and noble knight, the head of the female Alexandrian troops. She works for Queen Brahne without compunctions, disdaining the weakness of her enemies, until Kuja's works begin to really show themselves and she begins to have doubts. Eventually she goes over to the right side. Although almost completely oblivious to Steiner's feelings for her, she doesn't mind in the least once he finally says something about it.
The Captain of Guards of Baron, Beigan is a snitch, a faker, and not a very nice-looking person either. He squeals on Cecil, getting him demoted, then he attacks him when he makes his way into the castle to defeat the king.
A summoner (looking rather like Princess Leia) who's great at using her Aeons in battle. She constantly tests Yuna's ability to fight with her Aeons. Eventually we find out her home is in Remiem Temple, and she's yet another Unsent. Yuna agrees to Send her after she's defeated all of her Aeons. Voiced by Cree Summer.
One of the three Nero brothers, members of Tantalus. He has a kind of dog-head and claw grips, and apparently says everything with an exclamation mark.
[HERO] The generic boy hero of MQ. Not much to say, really. He's got a decent sense of humor but nowhere to practice it.
[HERO] The former leader of the Lionel Holy Knights was branded a heretic by Priest Buremonda, who was jealous of his bond with Reis. Buremonda's curse turned Reis into a dragon and sent Beowulf forever searching for her, finally to find her at Goland Coal City.
Mustadio's father found a Holy Stone while poking around the Goug Machine City Mines. Bart Trading Company got wind of this and began chasing him, trying to get ahold of the Stone. Mustadio called in the cavalry of Ramza and co. and saved his father. Besrodio later found two strange machines in Goug Machine City - one of them was Worker 8, and the other was a device to summon Cloud from his world.
A cross-dressing macho guy who owns the gym in Wall Market, and apparently people compete in squats competitions to receive his wigs as prizes. Don't ask me...
A generic soldier for the Empire who gets wasted by Tritoch.
The karate dude in AVALANCHE, he's a real decent guy. Too bad he kicks the bucket.
Major Biggs of Galbadia reporting! This guy offers some nice comic relief, but he tends to send massive mechanical things after you once he's done.
A pirate who terrorizes the port town of Pravoka, and who gives you his ship when you beat him.
The pioneer who, long ago, constructed lightning towers to allow passerby to actually, er, pass by the Thunder Plains. Unfortunately he got a bit too close to a big 'un and got friend. RIP.
An old foe of Kimahri; he was actually the one who broke his horn years ago, forcing Kimahri to leave in disgrace. When Kimahri returns and beats Biran, though, you can't call him a sore loser - he accepts defeat with grace and dignity.
Big, buffed-up versions of Kuja's Black Mages, with wings. They're "programmed" to chase after Princess Garnet and capture her alive by any means necessary.
Marcus's brother and another member of Tantalus. He wears some kind of band across his eyes (whoo, Geordie!). His bravery in the Evil Forest ends up in his petrification, and Marcus searches the world over for an item called Supersoft to restore him. He wields a sword and can steal from enemies.
An aide to Prince Goltana.
One of those two damn annoying announcers in Luca.
Butz's cute chocobo from the First World who carries on a romantic relationship with Coco. Boco also shows up as a generic fighting Chocobo in both 8 and Tactics.
An aide to Prince Goltana.
A quirky-looking defector to the Paramekia Empire, who oversees the building of the Warship in Bofsk. He confronts the heroes in the Snow Cave.
The obese, green-skinned ruler of Alexandria was supposedly a kind creature before Kuja gave her an overweening sense of greed. She proceeds to exploit everyone and everything, even her adopted daughter's eidolons, to reach her goals. She's not destined to win her war, though.
Yuna's father ended up being the last summoner to call the Final Aeon and lose his life in the process. Although an honorable, magnanimous, high-class individual, Braska was a bit of a maverick; he had a sense of humor. Yuna's mother was an Al Bhed, a fact that would have proved deeply embarrassing had the church of Yevon found out about it. Braska was protected on his pilgrimage by Auron and Jecht. Braska is voiced by Andy Philpot.
Rikku's Al Bhed brother... no, apparently he doesn't have a name. ^^; He's rather brash, but a decent blitzball player and a good airship pilot. He even makes a half-hearted attempt at learning English, such as it is. Voiced by David Rasner.
One of the two wise men in Cosmo Canyon. Him and Hargo make up Bugenhagen's name.
The jealous priest who put a curse on Reis, turning her into a dragon, and sentenced Beowulf as a heretic. Does not appear in the game.
[HERO] Hailing from the town of Lix, Butz is the son of Dorgan and Stella Klauser. Dorgan was a Warrior of the Dawn, and Butz has been chosen as one of the four Crystal Warriors. He's an easygoing guy with an unfortunate fear of heights.
Good old Bugen is the resident wise man, although it's unnerving to hear him go "Ho Ho Hoo!" about everything. He has kind of a weird sense of humour. He's Red XIII's grandfather, which raises a lot of questions, let me tell you. He enjoys both nature and machinery, an anomaly in RPGs.
The Emperor/Fiend of Water looks like a giant blue turtle. He was the one who took over the kingdom of Baron by killing the king, Odin, and disguising himself as the king. He then let Golbeze come in and wreak havoc. His name comes from Dante's Inferno, an ancient work.
[HERO] Raised by the king of Baron with his childhood friend Cecil, Cain nevertheless forsook the Dark Sword for his father's Dragon Knight skills with the spear. The king looked down on him for this, but Cain felt he had to uphold his father's spirit. Cain unfortunately has a weak mind and is a prime target for Golbeze to prey on. Cain switches allegiances no less than four times throughout the game. His private love for Rosa doesn't help much, either, seeing as she's Cecil's honey.
[HERO] This cute little guy is described as a "Toysaurus" which doesn't mean anything at all. He's a toy cat riding a giant Mog. He starts out talking normally, but at the end of the game degenerates into southern drawl. He uses a megaphone and his Mog to attack in battle. He enjoys fortune telling. In reality, he's Reeve, head of the Shinra Urban Development Section. He originally joined Cloud to spy for Shinra, but he joins him wholeheartedly later. The name Cait Sith is taken from an enemy (a palette swap of Cuar) from 4; it was also used as the name of a Summon from 6. Lulu from 10 could use Cait Sith dolls to attack the enemy!
A little girl met by Tidus and Yuna while on Mi'ihen Highroad.
Cara's spunky girl with some nice magic power. Her grandpa is Galuf. She has the unique ability to talk to animals like Moogles and Hiryuu. After Galuf is killed by Exdeath, she inherits all his power and becomes a Crystal Warrior.
Rinoa's stern father who's all but disowned her. He's a top brass in the Galbadian army and she's a dissenter. Go figure.
A gameplay element who flits from place to place, often not telling you where she's going, and forcing you to follow her doggedly to pick up a few almost-not-worth-it cards.
[HERO] Cecil was raised with his friend Cain by the king of Baron. The king taught Cecil the art of the Dark Sword. His skills eventually became so great that he was appointed the leader of Baron's Red Wings airship squad. However, the king's orders to him become more and more erratic, and Cecil begins to have doubts about his king's honor when he is ordered to torch a peaceful Mysidia and steal the Water Crystal. Cecil is dogged by his own sense of morals throughout the game, until he becomes a Paladin and leaves his dark art. We find out much later that Cecil is the son of KluYa, a Lunarian (which makes FuSoYa his uncle) and the brother of Golbeze. Rosa is his lover.
An Assassin who aids Marquis Elmdor; later found out to be an Ultima Demon summoned by Zarela, Elmdor's Lucavi alterego.
[HERO] A pure knight who defected from the Empire to join the Returners. Celes' beauty is astonishing for a warrior, and Locke is infatuated with her when he decides to rescue her from the Empire's hands. She has a very good heart and will take the right path no matter what the consequences.
[VILLAIN] The ultimate evil, a big guy with wings. Incidentally, one of Vincent's Limit Breaks in 7 allows him to turn into Chaos. Kind of cheap, isn't it? 8-)
Wakka's little brother was also Lulu's sweetheart, if you can believe it. One day Luzzu convinced him to join the Crusaders. When he went into battle with the fiends, he was using an Al Bhed machina weapon instead of the tried-and-true Brotherhood sword... he never came back. Wakka never forgave the Crusaders or the Al Bhed, and his Blitzball was shot to hell after that. Tidus apparently looks just like Chappu (I can't see the similarity, meself).
Zidane's chocobo friend, who goes on a long quest to find the Chocobo Paradise, only to decide he likes Zidane better. Go figure.
This guy runs the Chocobo Farm in 7.
Bill Jr. takes care of the chocobo stables.
A strange purple old man who lives in a secluded hut, he knows everything there is to know about special chocobos... that is, if he can remember it, durnit...
A little kid who runs the Chocobo Forest puzzles.
Choco Billy's sister knows everything about the individual chocobos that there is to know. She also can remember the Chocobo Sage's illucid remarks.
The creator and owner of the world's only airship lives in Poft. He gives rides for overblown charges. Much later in the game, after an attack by Paramekia's Whirlwind, he gives the airplane to the heroes with his last breath.
The funny-looking engineer is the mastermind of airships on the Floating Continent. This overblown little man works for the king of Argass and utilizes the Time Gear to make airships. He was stuck in Kazus under the spell of Jinn (causing him to become a two-dimensional ghost), but was helped out by the Heroes.
[HERO] The mastermind behind Baron's Red Wings airship squadron, he's a crusty man, fairly old, who nevertheless has the work ethic of an entire anthill. He overworks himself several times throughout the game, risking his life, but he's tough as nails. He lives with his daughter in Baron Town.
A mechanical genius, Cid was the one who built Karnak's Steamship. Because the Crystal began to fail, they locked him up. Butz (who was locked up in an adjacent cell) escaped with his help. Later, Cid and his grandson Mid (who followed in his footsteps) take up residence in a Lonka ruin called the Catapult; they were the brains who got the Airship up and running.
The brains behind the Magicite operation, he works wonders for the Empire before realizing just what they're planning on doing with it. After meeting Locke and the gang, he quits his day job and joins the Returners. He's known Celes since she was a child and sees her as a daughter or granddaughter.
[HERO] A rough, crusty middle-aged aviator. His dream was always to go into space, but thanks to a bit of extra spot-checking by his underling Shera, who put herself in danger to make sure the launch went through, he ended up scrapping the whole project. He never really forgave her. His technological prowess, like all Cids, is unmatched. He can pilot anything. He uses a spear in battle and he's never without a cigarette.
He looks too nice to head a military academy, but there he is. He can be quite forceful when push comes to shove. He started the orphanage with his wife Edea, but was forced to transform it into Garden when she was possessed by Ultimecia. Having to live with the fact that he might have to order his wife's death is not a nice feeling. When danger from Galbadia threatens, he runs.
The ruler of Lindblum and airship genius extraordinaire... well, he would be, except that his wife Hilda turned him into an oglop because he carried on an affair. An attempt at restoring him midway through the game just turns him into a frog. Shame, because he can't think well without his human brain. He's still an expert at Tetra Master, though. Don't worry, eventually he does get turned back to a human.
The leader of the Al Bhed is bald as a billiard ball and speaks like Yosemite Sam. He cares deeply for his niece Yuna and his daughter Rikku, and is fiercely protective of them. He's a whiz with machina, like all Al Bhed. Strong, cynical, and quite the hard-liner. He was the brains behind the "kidnap the summoners so they won't kill themselves" movement, a cause which he feels quite close to, since Yuna's on the same quest. Cid is voiced by Michael McShane.
See Orlandu, Cidolfas.
The engineer of the Tantalus troupe carries a hammer (which he's very protective of) and is mostly along for comic relief.
The last hapless Chocobo Knight, who's great with Chocobos but is a wimp in battle. He (possibly) ends up becoming a Chocobo Breeder instead of a Knight. Voiced by Matt Miller.
[HERO] The very dedicated hero of 7 (although to what, he's not always entirely sure). He sports a wacked hairdo and a purple SOLDIER outfit. He likes using big swords. He starts out being kind of a loner, but for some reason all the ladies find him sexy and he comes out of his shell a bit. He's bent on a) destroying Sephiroth and b) finding out just who the hell he is. He also makes a surprise appearance as a playable character in Tactics, after finishing a complicated optional sequence of events.
[VILLAIN] Not so much a character as the embodiment of evil, yada yada yada. It (she?) was summoned by Zande, but naturally overpowered him and decided to destroy the world. Guess who has to kill her first?
This was Shadow's name before he became Shadow. An infamous thief with his friend Baram, who was wounded in a battle. His cowardice prevented him from cutting Baram's suffering short. He staggered to Thamasa, where he met Strago's daughter. Relm was his daughter, but he never lets her know this.
The caretaker of a sort for the Corel Prison. He sees who goes up to the Chocobo Races and who stays down.
A chocobo from the Second World and Boco's love interest. Identical in looks to Boco.
I think Don is his first name, because he doesn't quite strike you as a Godfather type of guy. He loves cigars and women (getting a good picture yet?) He likes asking people inane questions and then dropping them down into sewers. I think the Corneo part comes from the word "carnal".
[HERO] A throwback from another era, Cyan speaks and acts like a knight out of Victorian times. His ancient talk and practices throw some people off sometimes. Retainer to the king of Doma, he was forced to watch as Kefka poisoned his king, and his wife and child. Burning with vengeance, he vows to avenge their deaths. His prudent values sometimes turn out to be a bit embarrassing for him.
[HERO] That's the name Princess Garnet chooses for herself when she travels with Zidane and his ragtag bunch. Born to the name Sarah in the summoner village of Madain Sari (and born with a horn), Garnet escaped the horror which destroyed Madain Sari (by Garland's Invincible) and floated to Alexandria in a boat. She bore an incredible resemblance to the recently-deceased Princess Garnet, and was adopted by the king and queen; her horn was subsequently removed. As her sixteenth birthday approaches, she becomes more and more fidgety and resolves to leave Alexandria and her brocade prison. She implores Zidane to capture her (funny, that's what he was gonna do anyway!). A fairly naive and kind-hearted person, Dagger tries hard to fit in wherever she can (and eventually succeeds, more or less). Her feelings for Zidane initially waver between attraction and annoyance, but eventually resolve themselves. She uses rackets and rods in battle, and can use both white magic and summon eidolons.
The elder teacher at the Gariland Military Academy. His short lectures are praised for their clarity, but his long ones are feared for their, well, length. He achieved the status of "Leading Knight" but has only been in one battle and can't really fight by himself. (Some of his lectures have proved so boring that one of the Mediator's abilities, which puts a monster to sleep, is "Mimic Daravon".)
[VILLAIN] Quintessential bad guy, green skin, six arms, lots of weapons, really a giant spider. Not much to say, really.
A general of Paramekia's army, he starts his road to the top by overseeing the building of the Empire's airship in Bofsk after Borgan is defeated; after that, he claims the throne once Emperor Paramekia has been killed once. However, who would ever guess that the true identity of the Dark Knight is (gasp!) Lionheart!
Setzer's former love was an airship connoisseur. However, her spunk and need for challenge drove her a little too far and she crashed. She was buried along with the remains of her airship in a tomb near Kohlingen.
See Ra Devil.
This eccentric (okay, mad as a hatter) old lady lives in the sewers and owns a pair of Floating Shoes which are required to cross a certain swamp. She also for some reason keeps a pair of exploding shoes to throw at intruders.
The dictator President of Galbadia, who got his way there very cunningly, had a city named after him, then invited a sorceress in who promptly got rid of him.
[HERO/VILLAIN] Born to a poor farmer on a fief on the Balbanes' land, Delita became friends with Ramza. Balbanes appointed Delita to be Ramza's assistant and used his pull to get him into the Gariland Military Academy. Delita is very close to his sister Teta, and her death by Algus's hand sends him into a smoldering rage. Delita's low rank continually irks him, especially from the jibes Algus gives him; after Teta's death, something snaps in him and he vows never to be manipulated again. He's extremely crafty and clever, and ends up using everyone and everything for his own will. He assassinates Goltana and blames it on Orlandu; his ingratiation to anyone currently in power eventually gains him the title of Holy Knight, then leadership of the Nanten Knights, then the throne. He harbors true feelings for Ovelia, however. Although he does not agree with the Glabados Church, his goals nevertheless coincide with theirs for a time.
The king of Ivalice declared war on Ordalia because of the complaints of the province of Zelamonia, which began the Fifty Year War. He fell ill while Ivalice's army marched on Ordalia's capital, Bura, and died. His son, Denamunda II, took over. He also died towards the end of the war, leaving his son Omdolia, who was unfit to rule, in charge of the throne. Omdolia's weakness forced Ivalice to surrender to Ordalia. Denamunda's daughter was Ovelia.
The son of Owen was appointed as the caretaker of the Tower of Owen, which powers the Floating Continent. However, he began to travel and contracted amnesia. He fell in love with Sarina of Canaan but left again for reasons unknown - he was found in Bahamut's nest. He follows the Heroes around for a while and finally regains his memory in the Tower of Owen.
The owner of the Timber pub has known Rinoa since she was a child.
The mesomorphic owner of the Gold Saucer, who just loves a good fight and collects tons of rare oddities. He's a nice guy when he's not throwing you into dungeons for killing eight or so people.
The pacifist mayor of Fisherman's Horizon wants no violence at any cost. This changes a little when a rampaging Galbadia invades, looking for Ellone.
One of the Magus Sisters in Valvalicia's Castle, she's the tall one. Also appears in 10 as a summon.
The token mayor under Shinra's claw, he's actually starting to get a bit fed up with his joke of a job.
A stuck-up bitch of a summoner, who never really does anything summoner-worthy. Her guardian, the lump of meat known as Barthello, is apparently just around as her man-slave. O_O Of course Yuna ends up being way better than her, and Dona quits her pilgrimage, being too scared. I guess at the end she's not such a meanie, but who is? Voiced by Candi Milo.
The mysterious old man was one of the three students of Archmage Noah. He was given the mystical knowledge of magic to control. He helps out in many ways, even after his death. He holds the key to the Forbidden Land Eureka.
Butz's father was originally one of the Four Warriors of the Dawn. He insisted that they take Exdeath back to the Second World instead of sealing him on the First World, but was overruled. His conscience commanded him to stay in the First World and keep a watch on Exdeath. He married Stella and had a child, Butz; both he and his wife died of illness within the same year.
The head of Lionel is the second-most powerful man in the Murond Glabados Church. Unknown circumstances caused him to seal a pact with the Lucavi demons, assosciating himself with Queklain.
Maria's lead in the opera.
See Dorgan Klauser.
A young lovebird who takes care of the Mobliz orphans.
The martial arts guru and master, Sabin trained under him for 10 years. He intended his son Vargas to succeed him, but Vargas didn't know that... Duncan faked his death, but reappeared a year later.
Balbanes' eldest son gave up the position of leader of the Hokuten Knights by Balbanes' request, giving it to his younger brother Zalbag. After Balbanes' death, Dycedarg becomes leader of Igros Castle. A harsh man, his greed eventually seals his pact with Rofel representing the demonic Lucavi army of Zodiac Braves and assosciates with Adramelk. As it later turns out, Dycedarg was the one who poisoned his own father.
Barrett's onetime friend and now-time enemy, he also has a gun grafted onto his arm. After Shinra torched North Corel, killing his wife Myrna as well as (he believed) his daughter Marlene, he went fairly crazy. He ends up jumping off a cliff. He was the Boss of the Corel Prison till then.
[VILLAIN/HERO] Edea's original motives were all for the best. A very high-class woman, she started an orphanage with her husband, Cid. However, that all changed when the evil Sorceress Adel forced her to inherit her powers and become a sorceress herself. She was possessed by Ultimecia, a sorceress from the future, and lost all sense of herself. Her husband started Garden and SeeD, based on her ideas, in case she should ever need to be stopped before destroying the world. All the children from her orphanage call her Matron, and have very fond memories of her, which make it all the harder to be forced to fight her. After she comes to, she joins up with the youths in the fight against Ultimecia.
The youthful king of Figaro has a way with tools and machines, and thinks he has a way with women as well. It does seem to work on some people, despite the chagrin of the ladies who actually know him. Sabin's brother chose his destiny with reluctance; he never really wanted to be a king, but he turned out to be a good one.
[HERO] The Young Master of Eblana, Edge is a master ninja and royal pain. He has a major attitude problem, and for some reason thinks he's very attractive to ladies. He has a massive crush on Rydia. Cid enjoys making him work to improve the airships. Edge's parents, the king and queen of Eblana, were cruelly experimented on by Lugeie without Rubicante's permission, causing Edge to really lose his temper.
[HERO] The six-year-old sole survivor of Madain Sari now lives there with her moogle friends, including a small female one named Mog, who was born on the same day as her. She's tired of living alone, and latches onto Zidane in hopes of winning his heart... She gives up when she realizes how stupid he and Dagger are in the realm of love. She's a spunky and energetic kid who nevertheless manages to get into scrapes a lot, and inevitably ends up hanging by her baggy shirt from some high place. She plays the flute (and uses it as a weapon in battles), and like all summoners, can call eidolons in battle as well as using white magic.
The newbie Turk, she really looks out of place with her blond mop and a black suit. She's very opinionated and sort of naive. She tries to do the best she can, which is amusing to her superiors.
Cyan's wife was murdered, along with his son and the rest of Doma, by Kefka's unorthodox warfare.
The water maiden is the first person the Heroes see when they leave the Floating Continent. She's stuck in a shipwreck. Elia is the only person who can speak to the Water Crystal and get the rest of the world un-submerged.
In the Fifty Year War, he was one of Ivalice's greatest sorcerers and fought against the Romandan army. He disappeared during the recapture of Riovanes Castle, but was later found to be hiding in the Deep Dungeon. He had somehow either found or created a thirteenth Holy Stone and used it to transform into a Lucavi demon. His actions between his disappearance and discovery are a mystery.
Her parents were killed in an Esthar attack, and she was adopted and raised by Raine and Laguna. She started off as the cutest little girl, and grew into a graceful young lady. She has the unique ability to send someone's mind back in time, which is how Laguna and Squall became so closely connected. She's continually getting captured and rescued because of her abilities. Ellone also eventually ended up in the Kramers' orphanage, and being the oldest there, everyone looked up to her and called her "Sis".
Second in command of the Chocobo Knights. Voiced by Julia Fletcher.
The leader of Limberry was actually killed in a battle on the Fuse Plains. He is known as the "Silver Noble" by his friends, but as the "Silver Ogre" by his enemies. The Lucavi demon Zarela took over his body after his death.
Aeris's foster mother, she adopted her when she found her real mother, Ifalna, dying in the Midgar train station. She's cared for her as her own ever since then, but is afraid that her powers may get her into trouble. She cares for Marlene while Barrett's out fighting.
Gilgamesh's winged helper who doesn't seem to be around whenever he needs him.
The source of all evil, Enuo was the original creator of the "Void" or "Mu". He does not appear in the game.
Head pilot of Lindblum, and Cid's right-hand lady. She registers for him in Treno's card tournament, and pilots the Hilda Garde 3 when it's finally complete.
The chocobo guru, she takes a liking to Cloud and guides him through his first few races. She looks kinda weird, though.
[VILLAIN] Originally a malevolent tree born from the Great Forest of Mua, Exdeath lives to nullify. His ultimate scheme is to suck everything in the world into a power called the "Void" (or "Mu") and then disappear himself. Why? Who the hell knows? He makes a cool villain, though. His sidekick (at least until he exiles him) is Gilgamesh.
[HERO] The leader of a ragtag band of pirates was originally a princess. Her sister was Lenna and her father was King Tycoon. However, she was lost at sea, and the pirates found her. Her real name is Sarisa, but she could only say "Farifa" as a baby so the pirates called her Faris. She became close friends with a thunder dragon named Syldra. She met her sister when they were both chosen as Crystal Warriors.
The ruler of the Chocobo Paradise. He doesn't like strangers, but reluctantly allows Choco to travel with Zidane, searching for treasure.
Mayor Dobe's devoted wife who's decent at cards.
Sir Fratley the Iron-Tailed, a Dragoon of Burmecia, was Freya's beau once upon a time, before he left on adventures. Freya didn't hear from him for a long time, but when she finally saw him again, all of his memories had been erased. She still yearns for him, though...
[HERO] A noble Dragoon of Burmecia. Freya was Zidane's neighbour for a while in Lindblum, and meets him there again, when the news of Alexandria's raid on Burmecia is exposed and they decide to travel together. She searches far and wide for her boyfriend, Sir Fratley the Iron-Tailed, only to find him... and discover he remembers nothing about her. She stands by her friends, though, and her battle prowess belies her strange appearance.
[HERO] The outspoken leader of the heroes. Not much of a personality, like the other four.
A very creepy gal. She has grey hair and an eye patch (no one's ever asked). She has a tendency to speak in CAPITAL, ONE WORD SENTENCES. She can speak normally, but she doesn't like to. And she packs a mean kick, usually to Raijin. She, Raijin, and Seifer make up the Disciplinary Committee of Balamb Garden, for a little while at least.
The leader of the Murond sect of the Glabados Church has grand hopes and expectations - he attempts to deal with and control the demonic Zodiac Braves. However, his second-in-command Vormav has his own intentions and eventually kills Funeral himself.
[HERO] The ancient Lunarian watches over the people of the moon as they sleep. He knows all White and Black Magic. He joins Cecil temporarily in his quest against Golbeze. As it turns out, Cecil and Golbeze are actually FuSoYa's nephew; FuSoYa's brother was KluYa.
A mercernary selling to the highest bidder, Gafgarion changes sides several times throughout the game. He begins by working for the Hokuten Knights, but later changes his alignment to that of the Church and their evil plans. He was the leader of the Touten Knights during the Fifty Year War, but his reckless actions drove his superiors to dismiss him. He is killed in a battle at Lionel Castle.
[HERO] An old man who arrives in a meteor with total amnesia. As it later turns out, he comes from the Second World and is a king there (although he prefers to dismiss the formalities of the position). His granddaughter is Cararu. A determined and brave man, he was originally one of the Four Warriors of Dawn and has been chosen again to be a Crystal Warrior.
[VILLAIN] A knight who forges an unholy alliance with the Four Fiends, entering a 2000-year loop which renders him practically immortal. He transforms into Chaos, the ultimate evil.
He was created by the rulers of Terra to watch over them during their soul-sleep. He watches over the Genomes and decides who gets souls and when. He schemes and plans from his crazy castle, Pandemonium, about the takeover of Gaia, the host planet for Terra. Ultimately, as he expected, his most unstable project, Kuja, overthrows him.
A woolly mammoth who lives in Worus, Galura's really just a child. Exdeath controls him to break the Water Crystal.
Hojo's direct opposite. An honorable scientist who severed his ties to Shinra once he fell in love with his test subject, a Cetra named Ifalna. He later married her, and his daughter was Aeris. They set up residence in Icicle Inn. However, Hojo and some Shinra troops broke in, murdered the good doctor, and stole both mother and child.
The naive apprentice of the Besaid cadre of Crusaders, who looks up to Luzzu as a role model and is devastated when he is killed in Operation Mi'ihen. Although he kept wanting to be in the middle of things, I think he got the point that being torn in half isn't a good thing. O_o He ends up back in Besaid, leading a new batch of Crusaders (very new; most of 'em are kids). [Apparently Gatta's fate can be different based on a choice made partway through the game; I'll edit this if I see it.] Voiced by Adam Paul.
[HERO] A wild boy living off the Veldt, he helps out Sabin and friends only when they give him some meat. Very unpredictable and extremely uncouth, Gau is nevertheless a breath of fresh air. Although he's only 13, he's very bright and has some pretty nasty moves in battle. I think he's called Gau because of the sound he makes when he's excited.
An aide to Prince Goltana commits treason by helping Larg. He masterminds the kidnapping of Princess Ovelia by the Hokuten, and all the horror that comes out of it. As soon as Delita discovers this information, he kills Gelwan himself.
One of the three Nero brothers, members of Tantalus. He has a kind of dog-head and claw grips, and apparently says everything with an exclamation mark.
This is the name Edgar went under while he took over a band of thieves. Gerad is just "Edgar" rearranged.
A spy for the Holy Empire Yudora who was sent to investigate St. Ajora's growing cult. Although finding no concrete evidence of the spy charges they planned for Ajora, he did find several Holy Stones, which convinced him that Ajora was trying to revive the Zodiac Braves for reasons unknown. He gave Ajora's whereabouts to the Empire, who executed Ajora. Germonik later wrote the Germonik Scriptures, which endured for hundreds of years, locked up in Orbonne Monastery.
The decrepit Emperor, he dreams of taking over the world, but his general Kefka kind of upends the plan, and incidentally the Emperor. This guy isn't someone you want to get a summons from.
The chancellor to King Gorn of Salonia is a bad apple if there ever was. He controls the king's mind with magic, to the point of trying to make him kill his own son Allus. That went a little too far, and Gorn releases himself from Gigames' control, forcing Gigames to turn into the giant bird Garuda and fight the Heroes himself.
[HERO] Gilbert is not only the prince of Damcyan, he's also a great bard. He's also a coward. He elopes with Anna, much to Tella's consternation; Anna is killed protecting him during an attack by Golbeze. Gilbert is stricken ill for quite a while by an attack by Leviathan.
[VILLAIN] One of the coolest villains around, Gilgamesh is the only sidekick to have his own sidekick! Enkidou the flying menace helps him out from time to time. He also has his own theme music. 8-) He's mostly there for comic relief, but you can steal Genji equipment from him. At one point he tries using a sword he THINKS is Excalibur against you; it's really called Excalipur and does single-digit damage. 8-) He's dressed in a wild-colored red robe thingy; he later morphs into a many-armed Kali-like menace. He's got a good heart, though - after Exdeath exiles him to the Cleft of Dimension, he begins to like Butz and company. He returns in 8 (the only real cross-over character in the series) as a random Summon; Odin's Zantetsuken opens the breach to the Cleft of Dimension, allowing him to return equipped with the Excalibur, Masamune, Zantetsuken, and Excalipur. 8-) In FF9 he's a four-armed treasure hunter and card player extraordinaire, also known as Alleyway Jack.
A knight of the Death Corps, he carried out a failed attempt to assassinate Dycedarg; failing that, he kidnaps Teta as a hostage to let him out unharmed. He is killed in the decisive battle at Fort Zeakden.
[VILLAIN] An evil dude with red eyes and a horned helmet, Golbeze commands the Four Emperors. One of them takes over the throne of Baron and institutes Golbeze as the head of the Red Wings, but that pretense is soon destroyed. Golbeze's aim is to gain the eight Crystals, but even he doesn't know why. Later we find out that Zemus is the one controlling him. Golbeze reveals that he's Cecil's brother, which makes his father KluYa and his uncle FuSoYa. At the end he turns out to be a basically nice guy, I guess.
A money-hungry knight had a special Crystal made for him by Dorga which creates gold. His house is completely made of it. He placed a golden chain on the Heroes' airship, fearing that they were the four Dark Warriors whom he fears. They weren't, but he's not a very nice guy anyway, so they defeat him. He destroys his crystal after that ("if I can't have it, no one can!").
The Black Lion leader and ultimate head of the Nanten Knights is the lord of Zeltennia Castle and a cousin to Queen Ruvelia, appointed by those protesting Larg's claim to the throne. A crafty and deceitful man who's eventually done in by the leader of his own Nanten Knights - Delita Hyral.
One of the only real crossover characters, Gogo's kind of an intentional enigma. He's a Mimic: he repeats everything others do. He wears flashy clothes and his face is hidden in his robes. In 5, defeating him yielded the Mimic job; in 6, you could actually make him join up. In 5, he lived underwater in the fallen Worus Tower; in 6, he lived in surroundings even stranger than himself: the insides of a giant Sand Worm-like creature called the Zone Eater. The truth is that the two characters don't look and act all that alike; perhaps they come from the same world of Mimics?
[HERO] The cowardly prince of Kashuon helps out from time to time, especially when his new girlfriend Queen Hilda (who used to date his brother Scott) is in danger. However, he's not much of a fighter. Scott was killed by the Paramekia Empire and he vows to get revenge however he can - although his lack of bravery unfortunately stops him from doing it in conventional ways.
The king of Salonia is controlled by the evil Gigames. However, when Gigames tries to make him kill his son Allus, he revolts and instead stabs himself. Gigames doesn't like that very much; he has to fight the four Heroes himself now.
A fanatic follower of the Glabados Church, he also bears a striking resemblance to Orlandu. He agrees to sacrifice himself for the Church, although he doesn't really know why. (Delita dresses him up as Orlandu and kills him, thus letting the real Orlandu, whom he framed for Goltana's death, go free.)
One of the major symbols of 8. Griever looks like a silver lion head and appears on Squall's gunblade, on a plaque in his room, on the ring he gives to Rinoa, and the final boss (the "Ultimate GF") is also named Griever. What the connection is, I really don't know.
The leader of the Black Sheep, a division of the Nanten Knights. He and the entire division, with the exception of Delita, is killed by the Ryomoku.
A great sage from the Second World who happens to be a turtle. He's very knowledgable in many physical and magical things, and he can even hold his own in a short battle against Exdeath. He's over 700 years old (anyone say Yoda?).
Strago's old buddy, he returns to Thamasa to try to get him to face some old demons, both metaphorical and physical.
The second-in-command of the Death Corps and former second-in-command of the Knights of Death. Before that, he was a Hokuten Knight who was dismissed. He was the one who planned the abduction of Elmdor for money, but Wiegraf (who knows more than he lets on) gets mad at him for it and kills him in Fort Zeakden.
[HERO] The large buddy of Frionel, Maria, and Lionheart. A bit wittier on the uptake, but that's about it.
A strange-looking thief who's after the two Horns of the dwarves. After gaining them both by hiding in the Heroes' shadows, he travels to the Flame Cave and powers up to become the Salamander.
The second wise man in Cosmo Canyon. Him and Bugah make up Bugenhagen's name.
Mayor Domino's money-grubbing sidekick.
The Regulator is the Zodiac Brave assosciated with Vormav and the Leo Stone.
The guffawing, bearded head of Shinra's military force, as well as the Turks, it's hard to see how he made it that far. He's a complete incompetent whose idea of discipline is throwing people off bridges.
A monster, so called because of its tendency to hide deep within Ebot's Rock. Strago and Gungho fought this monster in their youth but never subdued it.
The princess of Phin - soon to be queen of Phin when her ailing father dies - has relocated to Altea due to the pressures of the Paramekia Empire. Even her boyfriend Scott, prince of Kashuon, can't do much to stem the tide - till the four heroes come! Scott dies early in the game and the role of boyfriend is (get this) taken over by his brother Gordon.
Cid's wife, who's also a sorceress. When she discovered his unfaithfulness to her, she turned him into an oglop, stole his airship, the Hilda Garde, and left. She was later captured by Kuja and imprisoned in Mount Gulug. She's willing to let bygones be bygones, though... eventually.
The bespectacled, hunchbacked resident scientific psychopath. He'll do anything, up to and including destroying the known world, in the name of research. Kind of kills the purpose, don't it? He's Sephiroth's father, as well.
The intrepid explorer of Gaea's Cliff, who got stuck at the bottom after seeing his friends fall off. He set up an outpost near the base of the cliff to help weary travelers.
One of the elders in Ur.
A skeletal sorceror who stole the Elder Tree from the Living Forest and transformed it into a flying palace. He captured the king of Argass and his entire court and keeps them captive. Why? Who knows! Hyne used to be the king's chancellor; that might have something to do with it. The Heroes also get captured, something Hyne lives (not very long) to deeply regret.
The Great Wizard Hyne was supposedly the ancestor of the sorceresses. It's a great honor to call a Sorceress a "daughter of Hyne".
The last surviving Ancient (or Cetra) was found by Dr. Gast. He later fell in love and married her, and their daughter was Aeris. Hojo broke into Gast's lab and stole both Aeris and Ifalna, then wasted the doctor.
The frenetic owner of the Opera House wants the show to go on no matter what! When an elaborate plan to get ahold of Setzer through the diva Maria hatches in front of his nose, it's almost too much for him to handle.
The master of the Phantom Train knows his job and sticks to it. He can't let the whole thing go to pot just because some live people have gotten on by accident, can he?
Shadow's dog, who acts xenophobic around anyone besides Shadow and Relm.
[HERO] There's always one. Irvine is the ladies' man of 8; he's even got the cowboy hat and ponytail, and his dead-on sharpshooting aim, to try to make their knees weak. It's very rare that he gets any sort of positive reaction, though. He tends to put people off by his uncaring attitude, but it's really just a cover. The real him comes out sometimes when he gets caught up in things. He also attended the Kramers' orphanage as a child.
The only male summoner in the game. Flanked by his brothers, Maroda and Pacce (who double as his guardians), Isaaru is recruited by the Yevonites early on. First they demand that he slaughter Yuna, which he tries to do but fails miserably. He's never quite on good terms with her, but eventually after Bevelle falls to anarchy, he's installed there to try to put some order into it. Perhaps he's too busy to bother chasing traitors. Voiced by Quinton Flynn.
Vormav's son and Meliadoul's brother, he helps his father in the Temple Knights, but is eventually killed by that same father for trying to keep the Pisces Stone from him.
Sara's sister, who worries about her.
Tidus's father is, quite frankly, a boor. He's the star blitzball player in Zanarkand, but unfortunately he's well aware of it. Jecht's encounter with Sin shoved him from Zanarkand to Spira where he unexpectedly ended up guarding Braska on his pilgrimage after being thrown in jail due to a Drunk And Disorderly charge. During the journey, though, we realize certain things about him - that he wasn't as mean a lout as he used to be, that he can actually control himself when he needed to, and that he really did care about his son, though he had no idea how to show it. Tidus always has a burning hatred for his father (whom he really blames for his mother's death of "broken heart") which is never fully assuaged. Jecht surrendered himself to become Braska's Final Aeon and therefore Sin... when Tidus has to fight him in that form, the swirling emotions of love, hate, and sorrow are almost too much for him. Jecht is voiced by Gregg Berger.
Lenna's and Faris's old nurse, she still watches over them when she can. She was the one who convinced Lenna not to kill the last Hiryuu to save her mother's life.
[VILLAIN] The name of a malevolent force from outer space which crashed into Earth, causing a rupture which is still being healed. Cells were taken from her and SOLDIERs were imbued with them; Sephiroth was the result of an experiment based on her DNA.
AVALANCHE's computer expert, she designs everything from bombs to ID cards. She kind of has feelings for Cloud, but it doesn't really pan out due to her dying.
A dwarf who's investigating the overworld.
One of those two damn annoying announcers in Luca.
The king of the dwarves in the underground is a jolly guy who tries his best to aid everyone against Golbeze. He rules kindly with his daughter Luka at his side.
An old man in Amur who holds the key to the sewers where Delilah lives.
The master chocobo racer, whom no one can ever beat.
Cloud's onetime buddy from Midgar. He looks like he stole his hairdo from Johnny in Chrono Trigger. He can't really make up his mind what he wants to do with his life.
[HERO] A stalwart miner from Salmando knows the secret to obtaining the Goddess Bell, needed to enter Kashuon Castle. His bravery proves so great that it is his own demise. His daughter Nellie lives with him in Salmando.
The beautiful piano player at the Galbadia Hotel is the distant object of affection of Laguna, who just falls over himself and gets embarrassing cramps whenever he tries to talk to her. He becomes her inspiration for finally writing her hit song, "Eyes On Me". She eventually marries General Caraway and becomes Rinoa's mother. She dies in a car crash at age 28, when Rinoa is only 5. (The song "Eyes On Me" is played in one of the nicest scenes in the game, a conversation between Squall and Rinoa: Laguna's and Julia's children. 8-))Julia is voiced by Faye Wong.
The well-meaning leader of the Guado helped them embrace Yevon's teachings and went so far as to take a human as a wife. Unfortunately this ended up in the birth of Seymour, which was not good for Jyscal, because Seymour killed him to become maester himself.
The resident medical specialist in Balamb Garden used to be so good at cards she was named the Card King. She has no patience for Seifer's shenanigans, but she's good in a crisis.
[HERO] A resident of Windia, she wields an axe. She cares deeply for her father, Captain Mac. She has the ability to speak to trees.
See Kuku etc.
An aide to Prince Goltana.
See Cararu Maia Baldesion.
The Fiend of Fire. Note that she actually resembles Kali, the multi-armed Buddhan deity; the first documented instance of Engrish! She reappears in FF9 as the Chaos of Fire.
Duane's lover, who also ends up taking care of the children of Mobliz.
[VILLAIN] Possibly the most popular character in the entire series, this guy's got a plethora of complexes and one-liners which put even the most aspiring mad dictator to shame. Some of those complexes involve wearing fluorescent clothes and feathers, laughing maniacally, running away from battles he can't win, and destroying the known world. His "self-help booklet" line is one of the only real classics in the history of RPGs.
A werewolf from the Second World, Kelgar was one of the Four Warriors of the Dawn. He has a suspicious nature, but he's very powerful and very brave.
After a tussle with Biran broke his horn off, Kimahri left Mt. Gagazet in disgrace. Auron discovered him near Bevelle and told him to take Yuna to Besaid (a promise he made to Braska). Kimahri complied, but Yuna begged him to stay with her and not to leave. He did, and eventually became her guardian.
Kimahri barely speaks (in fact, it takes about ten hours before he says a single word), and when he does talk it's in the typical Ronso third-person-Neanderthal-speak. He's stolid and usually has something surprising to say when he does talk. In battle Kimahri's kind of a blank slate: you can make him do anything you want, but he'll invariably be worse at it than anyone else in your party. Kimahri is voiced by John DiMaggio (same as Wakka).
Originally a fighter in the Yevonite's ranks, this ingratiating, double-crossing little man weaved his way up the ranks to become Maester of Djose. He looks quite comical with a machine gun in his hand, but of course ends up being double-crossed right back by Seymour. Voiced by Roger Jackson.
[HERO] Laguna's traveling companion, this dark-skinned cool dude makes Laguna look like a total nerd. He can quietly dash Laguna's bumbling antics with one short comment. But their friendship spans countless decades. Kiros is thin, wiry, and deadly with two blades called Katal which are more like extensions of his hands than weapons.
A Temple Knight who graduated at the head of the Gariland Military Academy, he's now Vormav's assistant. He's an accomplished magician.
This character doesn't actually appear in the game. FuSoYa's brother, a Lunarian, traveled to earth, believing it to be a really good place despite all the Lunarians' protests. His children were Cecil and Golbeze.
The old blacksmith knows the secret to making Adamant equipment.
A man in Onrac who saw a robot fall to earth.
Don Corneo's mohawked henchman, along with his buddy Scotch. He's tied up by Shinra officials and rescued by Cloud.
The Water Fiend, who resides in the Sea Shrine. He comes back in FF9 as the Chaos of Water.
See Cararu Maia Baldesion.
[VILLAIN] A Genome from Terra, who was born with a fierce will, amazing power, and a huge ego. Garland imbued him with a soul and sent him to Gaia to wreak havoc and cause wars using his Mist-powered Black Mages. However, Kuja disdains his origins (even hiding his tail) and aims to overthrow Garland and those who would stand against him. He first tries hijacking the eidolons, and when that fails he turns to Garland's Invincible airship and its wellspring of Gaia's souls. However, the shocker Garland throws him that Kuja will soon die, drives him over the edge and he resolves that nothing in the world should survive without him. Kuja has some of the crazed theatricality of Kefka and the debonaire charm of Sephiroth, but pays homage to neither.
Moogles who help Locke fight the Narshe guards.
[HERO] Not what you'd really think of being hero type, actually. Laguna's more bent on journalism, telling the world about the horrors of violence, war, and alcoholism. Although he did a stint for the Galbadian army, he spent the rest of his life righting wrongs in his own shy way. His bungles and cock-ups are legendary. 8-) He doesn't like getting too close to battle; his gun does all the damage he needs. Events point to him being the father of Squall. No one could predict the final outcome of his life: being elected President of Esthar! His name comes from the famous sword-cum-spaceship Ragnarok (or is it the other way around?), which when spelled out in Japanese sounds like Ra-gu-na-rok.
A dwarf tunneler who's reached the town of Mirage from underground.
A well-proportioned bounty hunter hired by Queen Brahne to get Dagger's crystal shard from her. She teams up with Amarant to do the dirty deed, but that pairing doesn't last long. Lani chases them as far as Madain Sari, but is outsmarted and outgunned by Amarant and Zidane. She ends up staying with the moogles in Madain Sari while Gaia's crisis rages.
One half of the Trabia Tech Squad, with Port.
Ruvelia's brother, who is the ultimate head of the Hokuten Knights, was appointed as the guardian for Prince Orinas. Accordingly, he claims the throne of Ivalice. In order to consummate his rulership, he orders Ovelia captured (with the aid of Queen Ruvelia, who wants her own son to eventually rule) and blames it on Goltana. He's eventually killed by his own compatriot, Dycedarg.
A girl from Maranda whose boyfriend died from his war wounds in Mobliz. The boyfriend sent her letters regularly, and when he died Cyan took over his job to keep Laura happy and hopeful.
[HERO] A pirate queen who lures the heroes on her ship with a promise to take them to Dist; however, she sics her buddies on them halfway through. They forgive her and she joins them; her speed and tact is useful in battle. She also lends them her ship, which is even more useful. She's very shrewd and can see through many illusions, both normal and magical.
An Assassin who aids Marquis Elmdor; later found out to be an Ultima Demon summoned by Zarela, Elmdor's Lucavi alterego.
[HERO] The princess of Tycoon has an adventurous spirit, but her kindness and devotion is unsurpassed by any. Her self-sacrifice is literal; she'll even go as far as to hurt herself physically to help others, even animals like the Hiryuu. Her father is King Tycoon and her sister, she later finds out, is Faris. She has been chosen as one of the Crystal Warriors.
[HERO] The good guy from the Empire, he sincerely wants to get the war over with with a minimum of bloodshed, and tries to negotiate peace with any enemies he gets. He'd succeed, too... that is, if Kefka didn't get in his way poisoning people. Kefka eventually interferes in a terminal way.
The expert Summon returns as the king of the Phantom Beasts He won't join you until you have Ashura with you.Click here for Summon pictures
The Earth Fiend holes up in the Earth Cave just waiting for some Heroes to munch. He reappears in FF9 as the Chaos of Earth.
[HERO] Maria's lanky brother is the fourth and basically strongest of the four warriors. At the very beginning of the game, he's lost to the world, only to resurface as Paramekia's Dark Knight! After the spell on him is broken, he proves to be a valiant member of the team, but can never forgive himself for what he did while under Paramekia's control.
[HERO] He prefers "treasure hunter" over "thief", but he doesn't do too much hunting, unless it's in other people's pockets and drawers. Featuring a bandanna and heroic streak, Locke always comes to the rescue when someone's in trouble - if he's not being seasick, that is. He has pretty good morals for a thief, and a strong sense of purpose. His carefree demeanor hides an old pain - that of his girlfriend Rachel's death by accident at his hands.
A thief with a wolf's head, he'll do anything he can to mess you up. Never be nice to him because he just can't be nice back.
An unbelivably haughty and somehow popular theater actor living in Lindblum. He ends up in Ruby's theater in Alexandria, but makes everyone want to kill him with his incessive blathering about himself.
The captain of the rather superfluous Chocobo Knights.
Sephiroth's biological mother fell for Hojo while they were working at the Cetra project. (Jeez, who'd have thought?) She was forcefully injected with Jenova cells to cause Sephiroth's birth. Because of that, she becomes partially immortal. She can't stand the pain, and leaves to a secret cave inside a waterfall to waste away, yearning for her son back.
The mad scientist who aids Rubicante does some pretty hideous things to Edge's parents. His creation Balnaba is a Frankensteinien pseudo-masterpiece.
The daughter of Jiott is the only female dwarf in the entire series. She holds the key to the Sealed Gate. Also, she has a nice collection of dolls which are controlled by Golbeze to steal the dwarf's Crystal.
The head of the Circle of Sages was the one who prophecied the coming of the Light Warriors.
Lulu has apparently made a business of being a guardian for summoners; Yuna's her third pilgrimage. She grew up in Besaid Island (though she seems extremely out of place with the islanders). She was romantically involved with Wakka's brother, Chappu, and after his death became fairly glum; she now rarely smiles. She takes a long time to get used to Tidus because of his resemblance to Chappu. Apparently after FFX ends she becomes pregnant, but we don't know from who.
Lulu has a jaded view of the world; she doesn't try to stop people from doing what they want to do, and they leave her the hell alone. She shares Wakka's optimism in the Yevon church, but her world-weary approach means she's not quite as broken when she sees the truth. In battle, Lulu's the main Black Mage and attacks with cute widdle dolls. Lulu is voiced by Paula Tiso.
A hardened veteran of the Crusaders, Luzzu heads the Besaid regiment, with Gatta as his sidekick. Although he comes off as a serious, hard worker, it's actually quite the facade - his motto is keep your head down, always say "sir", and nobody bothers you much. However, his sense of duty is impeccable, and he falls in battle with Sin during Operation Mi'ihen. [Apparently you can change his fate via a choice partway through the game; I'll edit this when I see it] He was the one who convinced Chappu to join the Crusaders; Wakka mostly forgave him for it, though it took a lot of work. Voiced by John DeMita.
Zell's matronly mother who always keeps his room neat just in case he decides to come back.
The human who falls into the Esper world eventually falls for Maduin as well. Their child is Terra, but Madaline is killed by Gestahl and Terra is taken from her when he invades the Esper world.
An Esper from their world, he falls for Madonna when she breaks in by accident. He was Terra's father, but he turned himself into Magicite to help the cause of the Returners.
A scholar who follows Tidus around, offering pearls of wisdom on basically everything. His trademark phrase which he ends off all his tirades: "And that, as they say, is that." Voiced by Dwight Schultz.
One of the three Magus Sisters living in Valvalicia's Castle, she's the fat one. Also appears in 10 as a summon.
He and his sister Rafa were brought up by Barinten. After hearing that Barinten burned an entire village down, Rafa ran away; Malak, still grateful to his adoptive father despite his flaws, chases after her. He eventually fights back, but is struck down by Barinten. A Holy Stone brings him back, however.
Blank's older brother and a member of Tantalus. Like Blank, he uses swords and can steal from enemies. He has a gruff personality, but a noble heart, and never abandons his friends. He temporarily joins up with Steiner and Dagger to search for the Supersoft to cure his brother from petrification.
[HERO] Lionheart's brother is the token pure-hearted nice girl of the team.
The opera diva is a dead ringer for Celes, but she never appears in real life in the game, only in picture frames or conversation.
Barrett's super-cute adopted kid (Dyne's daughter), she tends the Seventh Heaven bar when Tifa's out. She's very with it and likes being involved in all the gossip.
A serious-looking man, Isaaru's brother and his guardian. Yes, his brother. Yes, I know Isaaru is white and Maroda has dark skin. Get over it. It's RPG world. Voiced by Robbie Ryst.
The head of Galbadia Garden was unceremoniously dumped when Edea took over. He retired and moved to Fisherman's Horizon, where he's known to play a brutal game of cards with the ones he confiscated from the Garden.
See Sabin Rene Figaro.
A witch who keeps special herbs and needs a crystal ball to see.
An old woman in Figaro Castle who recounts Edgar's and Sabin's tale. Perhaps their former nurse?
See Edea Kramer.
[VILLAIN/HERO] Vormav's daughter and Izlude's sister. She's originally a Temple Knight and fights Ramza to revenge the death of her brother and fellow Temple Knight Izlude, but her father's strange behavior, coupled with the transformation of Marquis Elmdor, assails her with doubts about whether her father's really alive, or merely a shade of a Lucavi demon. She joins Ramza to find out the truth.
The moogle who runs the Chocobo Hot and Cold game, and who wants to get into the Chocobo Paradise someday. Too bad it's only for chocobos...
An energetic young man who follows in the mechanical-engineering footsteps of his grandfather Cid. He helps Mid remember what his purpose is, and he serves as his grandpa's foil. He's almost as smart when it comes to machines, too.
The original creator of the Crusaders, who has an entire road named after him! Yay!
He's older than he looks - in fact, he's dead. Yet another Unsent. He's the head of the church of Yevon, and quite odd... he subscribes to the spiral of death involving the Final Summoning, but only because he truly believes that there's no way to actually defeat Sin. He's fanatically opposed to anyone trying to pierce the dead beliefs of the church, however, and it takes a huge overthrow (i.e. Yuna) to make him send himself.
The only Genome, besides Zidane and Kuja, who was given a soul by Garland. Unlike them, she has no fire in her voice or mood; the best she can do is free choice, but even in that department she is loyal to Garland and the leaders of Terra. Zidane shows her a whole other option, though, and she's initially overwhelmed by the possibilities.
Wiegraf's sister proved her battle prowess in the Knights of Death and now is a Fencer in the Death Corps. She was killed in a needless battle at the Lenalia Plateau.
A powerful sorcerer who works for Princess/Queen Hilda. He also tags along with the heroes for a bit to get some Mithril out of the Semite Falls. He's the only one who can unlock the seal around the strongest magic spell ever, Ultima... but it's too much for even him.
[HERO] The lovable Moogle has become almost an FF trademark. We don't know much about him besides his cool dances and the fact that he shows up when least expected.
Eiko's little moogle friend can shrink and hide in her bag to protect her. Mog is actually an eidolon named Madeen who allows Eiko to call him after a shocking experience with Kuja...
See Kuku etc.
A dwarf who walks backwards and guards the Dwarf Cave treasure room.
An old man who lives in the Observatory Mountain, and who loves coffee. Grandfather of Slai, the girl from the bar/pharmacy.
A bizarre character who shows up in hot tubs and surfing. He has a mustache and a good physique.
[HERO] An intelligent young engineer who lives in Goug Machine City with his father Besrodio. After Besrodio found a Holy Stone and was chased by the Bart Trading Company, Mustadio chanced upon Ramza's band of soldiers and pleaded with them to save his father.
Barrett's wife, who died in the North Corel fire.
An enigmatic character who can rename your party members. There's a cave on the Moon, the Humingway Cave, which has an entire population of Namingways.
See Red XIII.
[VILLAIN] The original destroyer, who's convinced that all life desires nothingness. His convictions become complete after viewing Kuja's demented actions. Zidane manages to dispel his beliefs by sending back to wherever the hell he came from.
Josef's daughter is captured with Paul and sent to work in the mithril mine in Semite Falls. She's overjoyed to be rescued by them, but later is devastated by the news of her father's death in the Snow Cave.
The dwarf builder who makes a canal with TNT.
The only person who managed to pass the SeeD field test with Squall, Zell and Selphie, Nida takes control of the Balamb Garden rudder after its flight capabilities are discovered.
The adoptive mother of the four Heroes lives patiently in Ur, waiting for her "sons" to return.
The precursor of all magic had three students: Dorga, whom he gave the power of magic to; Unne, to whom he gave the Dream World; and Zande, to whom he gave life as a human. Not much else is known about him.
A fat and rich Shumi reminiscent of Jabba the Hutt, he was the one who financed SeeD. However, his cowardice caused him to want to do anything to appease the new sorceress, so he decided to give her Cid's head on a platter. Squall didn't like that idea too much.
Otto's daughter, who gets trapped in Pazuzu's Tower when the Rainbrow Bridge breaks.
A merchant with a Cockney accent and a backpack who trails around Yuna. At first it seems he's just out to make a quick buck (although if you donate to his cause his prices will be lowered), but it seems he's generally looking out for Yuna - although not enough to give her stuff for free. He's actually captured by the church and imprisoned for helping her, and his brother Wantz takes over the family business.
The true king of Baron was killed by Caignozzio. However, his spirit still lurks in one of the towers, and he allows Rydia to summon him if Cecil can defeat his spirit.Click here for Summon pictures
An extremely idiosyncratic personage, he has a scientific mind like a broken mirror - brilliant, but fractured. He tends to have absolutely no feelings for anything besides his research. His dress is ridiculous, looking sort of like a clown with that huge striped collar. He is a famous researcher of magical artifacts, and has taken a special interest in the sorceresses. He was the one who invented Junctioning and discovered GFs. His lab is in Esthar City.
The high summoner of Kilika, long dead by now. Although in this game that doesn't seem to mean much.
Orlandu's adopted son is a magician and an astronomer. He's very brave and quite curious, the combination of which gets him wrongly dumped into the Zeltennia Castle dungeon by Delita for knowing too much. He later published the Durai Writings, which was soon confiscated by the Murond Glabados Church, but brought to light 400 years later by Alazlam, who narrates the game.
The ruler of Ivalice is a weak-willed man and completely unfit to rule. All the real decisions are carried out by his wife, Ruvelia. He's the son of King Denamunda II. After his second son died, he adopted Ovelia, his much younger sister, as his daughter. However, a third son, Orinas, was born to him from Ruvelia, which upset the entire political spectrum. After Omdolia's death, the Lion War was begun between Larg, Orinas's guardian, and Goltana, a cousin of Ruvelia.
A member of the Yevonites who rebelled against the church, 700 years ago. He was imprisoned in the Omega Ruins and eventually turned into a fiend, the Omega Weapon.
The infant son of Queen Ruvelia and King Omdolia stirs up a caldron of chaos when he's born. Princess Ovelia, his adopted sister and actually his aunt, is kidnapped and many assassinations take place in the many-pronged fight for the throne of Ivalice.
Also known as "Thunder God Cid", he leads the Nanten Knights and has done so since the Fifty Year War. An extremely powerful swordsman who has mastered all of the available sword techniques. He was framed by Delita for Goltana's assassination and joins Ramza in his battle against Delita and the Church's Zodiac Braves.
The bespectacled professor who created the Rainbow Bridge. His daughter is Norma.
Brought up by King Omdolia and Queen Ruvelia, Ovelia is actually Omdolia's sister (by a different mother) and the true daughter of King Denamunda. She stays in safety at Orbonne Monastery as long as she can; Larg's troops (masquerading as Goltana's), led by Delita, effect her kidnapping. She's a pure soul who knows many powerful healing spells.
Cyan's son was murdered by Kefka along with the rest of Doma. Cyan vows revenge for the loss of his family and joins the Returners.
One of the ancient scholars of magic created the Floating Continent. The magical tower which keeps it running he called the Tower of Owen (there's humility for you). He placed his son Desh as the caretaker of the tower.
A rich man who collects art and lives in Jidoor. A haunted painting makes his life a living hell for a while.
Isaaru's second guardian and brother, even though he can't be more than seven years old. Maybe he can guard him from really small fiends.
The sniveling, rotund head of the Space Department keeps out of the picture as much as possible. Apparently he likes lard with his tea and enjoys making juvenile faces at people he's fighting.
[HERO] A potty-mouthed ten-year-old Black Wizard. Palom goes out of his way to try to offend everyone he can, or so it seems to his twin sister Porom. He's just as brave as her, however, and almost as wise, much as she hates to admit it.
[VILLAIN] Ah yes, the evil of evils, head of the super-evil empire. At first it seems like he wants to rule the world, but no! Of course he'll eventually want to destroy it. He signed a pact with Satan to allow him to come back after he's killed.
A ninja who can sneak in and out of anywhere, Paul helps the team a few times throughout their journey, in thanks for rescuing him from the mithril mine of Semite Falls. He never does any fighting, however.
A giant bird-man who steals the Wind Crystal.
[HERO] A brave young girl who comes from Aquaria and uses the Bow Of Grace to attack. She endures her grandpa Spencer as well as she can. She's the final helper on Ben's journey.
The monster who terrorizes Mobliz in the World of Ruin.
The bald director of the Lunar Base. He oversees the Adel project.
[HERO] A ten-year-old White Wizard, she was taken under the wing of the Mysidia Elder for her great skills. A very proper and polite child, she is forever trying to endure the antics of her twin brother Palom. Despite their goings-on, she's very wise and very brave when it comes down to it.
One half of the Trabia Tech Squad, with Lank.
A feisty little girl who lives in Junon. She has a special friend called Mr. Dolphin. Heard enough?
The Crown Prince of Burmecia ran off years ago to fend for himself, becoming a real rat-boy. When we first see him he prowls the alleys of Alexandria, and enlists Vivi to catch a glimpse of the play being staged. We don't see much of him, and neither does his father the king, although he wishes it were otherwise.
Quina's master and pupil of Quan. He becomes angry at Quan, who disdains the ancient gourmand techniques for radical ideas, including being able to *think* tastes.
A Qu, the master of Quale. He was the one who adopted Vivi when he found him outside his cave near Treno. Vivi began to teach him that merely eating everything perhaps wasn't the best way to become a true gourmand...
The Impure King is the Zodiac Brave assosciated with Cardinal Draclau.
[HERO] An unlikely hero if there ever was one. Quina has a huge, lolling tongue, a cook's hat and apron, and an indeterminate gender. S/he, like most Qu, lives for food and tags along with Zidane to learn of new and interesting cuisine (by the order of his/her master, Quale). Like most Qu, s/he talks in pidgin English. S/he can learn blue magic from the enemies s/he eats during battle. His/her all-time favorite food, however, is frogs. S/he uses forks during battle. (O_o)
[HERO] Precocious is the word that comes to mind when dealing with this tall redhead. Quistis rose quickly in the ranks of SeeD to become an instructor, but was demoted from her status after allegations of being lacking leadership qualities - basically, she couldn't control Seifer. She's still just as determined as ever. And that whip of hers packs a nice punch. She also grew up in the Kramers' orphanage with the rest of the gang.
Locke's former love was almost ready to marry him when a blunder by him caused her to fall to her death. He's never forgiven himself, and he searches the world for something to bring her back.
[HERO] In the Fifty Year War, she and her brother Malak were members of the elite assassination team called "Kamyuja". Her parents were killed by the Black Plague; she was brought up by Barinten. However, she rebelled against him when she discovered the atrocities he committed (the burning of a village was the last straw).
One of the three Magus Sisters in Valvalicia's Castle, she's the small one. Also appears in 10 as a summon.
Honest, you almost feel horrible fighting this guy! The fact that he can kick your butt with his staff doesn't matter. This dark-skinned, feel-good posse member hangs around with Fujin and Seifer; they make up the Balamb Garden Disciplinary Committee. He has a tendency to talk cool, ya know? And be nice to people. But his friends don't like that too much, so he gets kicked in the shins a lot. But he follows them 'cause they're pals, ya know?
Laguna's secret love, he seldom revealed the fact that she married him once she passed away. A very conscientious woman and an ideal mother, her loss affected both Laguna and Ellone profoundly. Evidence points to her being Squall's mother.
The name of Draco's enemy in the opera scene.
The Esper of Thunder makes an appearance in 6 as a wise old man. He recounts the story of Terra to Locke and company, and urges them to free the other Espers, before turning into Magicite himself.
[HERO] The youngest son of Balbanes, he comes from a different mother than Zalbag and Dycedarg. He's very close with his sister Alma. He's the hero of the game, who travels from place to place righting as many wrongs as he can. After the apparent death of his close friend Delita at Fort Zeakden, he changes his last name to Ruglia and joins Gafgarion's mercenary troupe, in the hopes of starting a new life. By and large, he's ignored by historians and by the Murond Glabados Church, who try to hush up the shameful behavior they exhibited in trying to resurrect St. Ajora. His final destiny, along with Alma's, is murky at best.
[HERO] A canine with red fur, a dark expression, Native American-type ornaments, a tattoo on his side saying XIII, and one eye. Red XIII, although in reality a young lad of about 15 by his race's timeline, acts very mysterious and doesn't say much. He knows a lot more than he lets on, about everything. His father was Seto, defender of the Cosmo Canyon; his grandfather is Bugenhagen. His real name is Nanaki; Red XIII was what Hojo called him when he grabbed him for biological research.
The only normal guy working for Shinra, he heads the Urban Development Section. Gotta love his goatee! He's the one who's secretly controlling Cait Sith from Midgar. He's got a good head on his shoulders, even if his loyalties are a bit confused to begin with.
See Lenna Charlotte Tycoon.
[HERO] Beowulf's love was the subject of jealous Priest Buremonda's hatred. He turned her into a Holy Dragon and imprisoned her in the lowest area of Goland Coal City. However, she was rescued by Beowulf and was cured of her transformation in Nelveska Temple.
[HERO] The lovable granddaughter of Strago, she's got a magical touch with a paintbrush: the paintings come alive! She has a mischievous tendency to always get into the thick of things, even when she ends up being in way too much danger for it to be worth it. Evidence points to her being Shadow's daughter; she's the only one who can stand his dog, Interceptor.
The head of the Turks after Tseng passed on, he's got an attitude a mile thick. He enjoys a good drink and never does anything beyond what his job requires.
[HERO] Hailing from Fireburg and wielding a Morning Star, he's a solid companion who unfortunately has a frail metabolism - a fall down a rope bridge wounds him badly. His father is Arion.
[HERO] The last surviving Dragoon has been swallowed by Leviathan, the guardian of the Ultima spell. He joins with the heroes when they share the same fate, and together they manage to escape. He's a stolid ally, but gives his life in a battle with Paramekia to allow the others to escape. He's the only one who can control the Hiryuu.
Rikku is the daughter of Cid, leader of the Al Bhed, which makes her first cousins with Yuna (or, as she insists on calling her, "Yunie"). She helps her dad out with his salvage operations and on one of them, searching for the legendary airship, she meets Tidus. She agrees with her father's insistance that the summoners' pilgrimages are bad, but when she tries to capture Yuna, she's thwarted by the five other guardians. After a short talk, though, she allows herself to accompany Yuna and accept her decision about her own life.
Rikku is the token high-pitched-hyper-teenager type. She's very idealistic and a bit ditzy, but she can keep a cool head. In battle she can't do much damage, but she's versatile otherwise, being able to dismantle robotic enemies, steal items, and use special items in battle. Rikku is voiced by Tara Strong.
A long-haired Al Bhed, who has set up Travel Agencies all over Spira in an effort to sell people things. He's always completely calm about everything and sees any crisis as an opportunity to make more money... although he never keeps any of it, to tell the truth: he uses it as part of a fund to rebuild the Al Bhed Home. He actively inquires into Tidus's bungling attempts to learn Al Bhed (or not so bungling, depending on how many Primers you've found). Voiced by Tom Kenny.
[HERO] A vivacious, rebellious young girl whose luxuriant looks and defiant attitude eventually attract Squall to her. Her parents are General Caraway of Galbadia and Julia, a piano player, who dies before the game is set. Her faithful dog, Angelo, takes better care of her than most pets do. Her life gets even more complicated when she becomes a sorceress and vulnerable to Ultimecia's mind manipulation. She wears a blue dress with two stylized angel's wings drawn on the back.
A Temple Knight and Vormav's right-hand man. He's the one who formed the alliance with Dycedarg. He's also an accomplished sorceror and opened the gate to Murond Death City.
[HERO] Cecil's lover lives in Baron Town with her mother. She became a White Wizard to be able to help protect others, her real wish in life. She has a very good heart, and her longing for Cecil after he disappears causes her to fall ill with sunstroke after blindly searching for him.
The Emperor/Fiend of Fire is an honorable man - he always heals you before you fight him. He rules the Tower Of Babil; Lugeie is his dubiously sane right-hand man. His name comes from Dante's Inferno, an ancient work.
The only female member of Tantalus places more emphasis on the theater than the thievery aspect. She eventually leaves to start her own mini-theater in Alexandria. She was slated to play the part of Cornelia in the play "I Want To Be Your Canary" before being upstaged by Dagger. She talks with a southern twang, but somehow manages to speak Victorian English in the play.
The baldheaded, silent member of the Turks, he just goes along with whatever Reno tells him. He's a very solid guy and takes everything in stride. He enjoys a good gambling night. Cool shades.
The token head of Bart Trading Company. The company is supposedly involved in many aboveboard industries centered in Warjilis Trade City, but in reality controls quite a few shady rackets like opium smuggling and the slave trade. After failing to get the Taurus Stone from Besrodio, Rudvich was executed by Cardinal Draclau.
The cool-hair white-coat vice-president of Shinra Inc. becomes president by default when Sephiroth croaks his old man. Although he isn't taken to hysterical laughter, he nevertheless doesn't care too much for people other than himself. When forced to work together with Cloud, he's at least civil about it.
King Omdolia's wife is the real leader of Ivalice, as Omdolia is unfit to rule. She calls the shots. When Omdolia dies, she decides that her own son, Orinas, should eventually rule; she supports her brother Larg's claim to the throne in the hopes that when Larg passes on, Orinas will take over. She goes so far as to kidnap Ovelia, Omdolia's adopted daughter and true sister, to make sure she never makes it to the throne. Her plan is thwarted, however.
[HERO] A summoner from the town of Mist, Rydia's mother dies when her Phantom Beast, a white dragon, is inadvertently killed by Cain and Cecil. Rydia, a small child, doesn't trust Cecil but falls ill thanks to an overblown Tita Summon she uses in self-defense. After Cecil saves her from some soldiers, she joins him. She's later swallowed by Leviathan, who raises her in the Phantom World. Since time travels differently there, by the time she rejoins Cecil, she's fully grown.
[HERO] When his father, the king of Figaro, died, Sabin ran away to become a martial artist. He studied under the great Duncan for ten years, becoming quite a powerhouse. Driven by his hatred for the Empire, he longs for the day when he can pay them back. Sabin has a tendency to rampage through a situation and not think about the consequences. He also has a large appetite.
See Amarant Coral.
See Faris Scherwiz (Salsa is the bad translation of "Sarisa").
Quintessential plot element, captured by evil knight Garland.
A spunky girl who happens to be the assistant ruler of Sassoon Castle. She's also the only one who can end Jinn's curse (which turns people into two-dimensional ghosts) by using a Mithril Ring and her castle's holy spring.
A sage who gives you a rod to break a plate blocking a staircase in Lich's cave.
Desh's love pines away for him in Canaan as he gallivants everywhere besides where she is.
See Faris Scherwiz.
The sexy boss of the weapons department knows her stuff - she's got better aim than her entire force put together. She does tend to laugh at a lot of nothing, but she's caught the maniac syndrome like too many other heads of things. When push comes to shove, she doesn't do much that's worth anything.
The Emperor/Fiend of Earth looks like a walking corpse. He attacks Cecil twice during his journey on Mt. Ordeals. His name comes from Dante's Inferno, an ancient work.
Head henchman of Don Corneo, with his friend Kotch.
The elder brother of Scott and prince of Kashuon. He was to declare his undying love for Princess Hilda of Phin, but an attack by the Paramekia Empire fatally wounded him. His love is carried on by his brother, though.
[VILLAIN] The unruly and unpredictable antagonist of Squall. Seifer sports a long trench coat, very short orange hair, a scar from a training battle with Squall, and a chip on his shoulder a mile wide. He has a tendency to do whatever he wants, despite any illogic it entails. He also has a propensity towards violence, which might be why he's head of the Balamb Garden Disciplinary Committe, with Fujin and Raijin. He's the only other person in the world of 8 who wields a gunblade. He attended the Kramers' orphanage as a child as well.
[HERO] A spunky girl who never seems to run out of cutsey things to say at any given time, and who has an overbearingly naive view of the world, Selphie's always there when people need cheering up, even if they don't want it. A transfer student from Trabia Garden who found her niche in the Garden Festival committee. She doesn't look it, but she's deadly with nunchaku. She attended the Kramers' orphanage as a child.
[VILLAIN] The ultra-powerful genealogical son of Jenova (biological son of Hojo and Lucrecia), this guy has some major problems. His "mother" is a planet-devouring entity, his true father is a medical psychopath, and he's got enough firepower to down a few solar systems. Guess what happens when he meets up with our heroes? It's a shame, really - if he'd never met his real mother, he might have been quite a nice guy.
Red XIII's father and defender of Cosmo Canyon from the Gi tribe. He took their poison arrows and turned to stone, but still watches over the canyon. He let everyone believe he was a coward, but in truth he was the real hero.
[HERO] A high-flying gambler who's always in for a challenge, Setzer ends up helping the Returners almost by default. He's very cool and calm, but hides a tragic past: the only other airship in the world was owned by his girlfriend Daryl, who tried going too close to the sun and crashed. He's been brooding and vague ever since, and drowns his woes in gambling (he has an entire casino aboard his airship).
[VILLAIN] In my opinion, the most annoyingly superfluous person in any RPG. He became the maester of the Guado by killing his father, Lord Jyscal, and amazingly, no one seems to care. (At least at first... his servant Tromell eventually regrets his glossing over of the fact.) Born the son of a Guado and a human, the resulting childhood problems had his mother turn herself into a fayth and therefore an Aeon (named Anima) in order to give him more power. (Maybe try to spend more time with him instead of killing yourself, eh?) Seymour likes the power, though, and eventually his demented mind decides that everybody in Spira is suffering too much, so let's just kill 'em all! He decides to become Sin. Oof. Yuna and co. actually kill him in their first fight, but Seymour doesn't let himself be Sent. He actually tries to marry Yuna several times (gross!) and somehow manages to get generic RPG-Villain Big Bad Bodies during subsequent battles until he's finally Sent inside Sin. Seymour is voiced by Alex Fernandez.
[HERO] A mysterious assassin who nevertheless seems to like helping out the Returners, provided they have enough cash. His semi-rabid dog Interceptor is always with him, but not too many people can get close to the mutt... besides Relm, who thinks he's a cute puppy. Evidence points to Shadow, a.k.a. Clyde, being Relm's father...
A squeaky-voiced cleric of the Yevonites. She also follows around Tidus and Yuna, affirming her undying faith for Yevon. Eventually even she is shaken, though. She ends up being the captain of the guards in Bevelle due to nobody else wanting to do it. Voiced by Sherry Lynn.
Cid's faithful helper tried a little too hard and earned his neverending wrath for making him destroy his dream of space travel to save her life. After that, she lives to serve him; taking all the verbal abuse he dishes out in an effort to atone for her botch-up. She eventually proves her self-worth, however, when her fears for the launch prove correct after all.
President Shinra's a real SOB. He basically rules Midgar through his money and manipulation of the news; he's sucking the life energy out of the planet; and he wants all the good guys dead. He gets his, though - a nice big sword stuck in him ten hours into the game. His son Rufus takes over, and he's not much better.
The pompous swordsman who thinks he's all that, he's really nothing more than a thief who lets other people do the work. However, once you meet him in the Coliseum, he's apparently honed his skills to perfection. According to him, the one who dogged you until then was an impostor.
The head of Orbonne Monastery used to be a Pagan Examiner for the Glabados Church, but one incident had him resign from that job. He secretly researched the Germonik Scriptures; the Temple Knights killed him for that.
On the one hand, Sin is a giant water-bound demon who attacks everything and anything. On a second hand, Sin is the living armor of Yu Yevon, made from the Final Aeon of a summoner. On the third hand, Sin is the fayth who became the Final Aeon... in this case, Jecht. His multiple personalities make him a very hard thing to gauge. Apparently he fights mindlessly, which is probably all the more painful for Jecht who has to watch it all.
The dwarf blacksmith who makes Xcalibur if you give him Adamant. See Kokkuro from 4.
An eccentric old man and Phoebe's grandfather. He lives alone in a waterway beneath her house. He sometimes goes out adventuring on a whim.
[HERO] The reclusive, antisocial hero of 8. Squall sports brown hair and a facial scar from a tussle with Seifer. An orphan, we later find out that he attended the Kramer orphanage. His parents, it is vaguely alluded to, are Laguna and Raine, which would make Ellone his adopted sister. (He called her "Sis" in the orphanage either way). During his escapades as a SeeD, he slowly falls for his first employer, Rinoa. His weapon of choice is a gunblade - not the most realistic of weapons, but definitely one of the coolest. He was supposedly called Squall because he was supposed to remind you of a passing storm, something that doesn't get very close up. "Leonheart" is supposedly reused from Lionheart, one of the heros from 2.
A Jesus-like character who lived 1200 years before the game takes place. He lived in Bervenia Free City, in Lesalia; raised in Milodos. The then-church, Fara, began to feel some antipathy towards him (which was returned) when he began to prophesize about a new kingdom taking hold. He was executed by the Holy Empire of Yudora at the Golgorand Execution Site, but soon afterwards, the Fara Church capital was submerged in the sea by a seemingly natural phenomenon and disappeared. Many people took this to be a miracle and the Glabados Church was formed. (The true Ajora was a spy who seeded rebellion; the Yudora Empire executed him partly for those crimes.) St. Ajora never really died; he struck a pact with the Zodiac Braves allowing him to come back to life if the Holy Stones were brought to Murond Death City. When that finally happens, he turns into the Lucavi, Altima.
[HERO] Dagger's unbelievably loyal knight (head of the Knights of Pluto), he sticks by her side through thick and thin. However, his idea of what's good for her doesn't always agree with her idea. Zidane's good-natured intervention drives him crazy, and it takes him an inordinate amount of time to admit that Zidane's more than just a thief and a criminal. As some of his beliefs come crashing down during the story, his resolve begins to weaken. A side point of that is his hidden and growing feelings for Beatrix.
Dorgan's wife and Butz'z mother, she endured her husband's journeys as much as she could. She fell ill when Butz was young and died soon after; Dorgan lost the will to live and followed her in the same year.
A duck (?) living in Treno, who collects rare Stellazio. She pays good money for them, too.
A moogle with tiger stripes and a bunch of scrolls in a backpack. He travels from place to place, selling rare items in value-packs.
[HERO] A codgy old sorceror who lives in a town of magicians and tries to hide his powers from the world. He nevertheless joins up when a series of events near his hometown throw him into the thick of things. He can talk your ear off, but his knowledge of things magical is unsurpassed. Relm is his granddaughter and lives with him in Thamasa.
A thunder dragon, Syldra's known Faris since childhood. She pulls the pirates' ship when there's no wind, like when the Wind Crystal breaks. She gives her life to Faris during an attack by a sea monster, but later her soul returns as a Summon.
The world's greatest blacksmith lives in Kazus. He can affix a battering-ram device to Cid's Airship to make it destroy the boulder leading to the rest of the world. Of course, the airship explodes after that... doesn't it make ya just cry?
[HERO] An old Sage who knows every magic there is to know... besides the ultimate Black Magic, Meteor. He's a hotheaded geezer who seldom thinks before rushing into things. His daughter Anna runs off with Gilbert, causing Tella to angrily search after her. Finding out she was killed by Golbeze sends him on a rage-filled quest to find Meteor and use it against him, even if it kills Tella in the doing.
[HERO] The sad-faced, blue-haired heroine of 6 starts out with amnesia and it doesn't get much better after that. The daughter of an Esper and a human, she's inexorably trapped in her destiny to save the Espers from being turned into so much glowing rock. Her youth and memory loss mean that she has a lot of harsh lessons to learn along the way.
Delita's sister came from a poor family but was taken in by the Beoulve family. She attends the Aristocratic School in Igros with Alma, but she's ridiculed because of her status. She was abducted, supposedly for involvement with Larg's assassination, but really just as a hostage so that Golagros could escape Igros Castle. She was killed by Algus in Fort Zeakden.
See Orlandu, Cidolfas.
One of Brahne's two unspeakably annoying jester sidekicks, who later side with Kuja when he beats Brahne. They're the ones who cast the eidolon-sucking spell with Dagger and (later) Eiko. Like all RPG twins, they join to make a two-headed boss. Thorn is the red-colored one who mangles his sentences.
The Wind Fiend, who lives in the Sky Castle atop the Mirage Tower. He reappears in FF9 as the Chaos of Wind.
[HERO] The son of Jecht (whom he abhors and always tries to surpass, in blitzball and everything else), Tidus is thrust from the dreamworld Zanarkand into Spira when Sin visits it. About 98% of the game is seen from Tidus's point of view; in fact, he narrates his own thoughts frequently as well. Tidus is an optimistic, good-natured young man with high ideals, but he's quite human and a bit of a crybaby, as it appears. Although his main goal is to return to Zanarkand, he soon finds that he cares deeply for his new friends, especially Yuna. The news that Yuna won't survive her pilgrimage hits him particularly hard. Most of the game Tidus feels like an outsider, not knowing anything about his surroundings, but eventually he gains leadership qualities and becomes a real get-goer. As for what happens to him once the fayth stop their dream... it's left completely up to conjecture. Tidus is voiced by James Taylor.
[HERO] The buxom barkeep of Seventh Heaven has a heart of gold. She always tries to put a silver lining in things. When push comes to shove, however, she's deadly with her fists. Her goal in life is really to help other people. She has become, at least in the online community, the de facto sex symbol for Final Fantasy.
See Terra Branford.
A squarish, blue-skinned guy who eats rubies.
The head elder of Ur is also the Heroes' adoptive father. He acknowledges their destiny and shoves them on their way. (Honestly, what else is he supposed to do?)
Dagger's tutor from when she was a child now resides in Treno. He has a comical look (nerdy, as Eiko accurately pegs him) and an educated viewpoint, and he is devoted to the princess. He's a wellspring of knowledge of all kinds.
[HERO] A cocky adventurer who uses ninja stars to attack; he always shows up when you least expect it and leaves at around the same time. He has a good heart but usually his greed wins.
The sycophantic retainer of Seymour, he follows everything Seymour does blindly - and not so blindly, destroying evidence of Seymour's patricide. He's a bit infuriating in his firm belief that Tidus is the Bad Guy, but eventually he regrets his deeds nonetheless. Voiced by Corey Burton.
The head of the Turks is super-cool; he's the only guy you never fight. He does kidnap Aeris, but she's still sad when he dies: he's one of the only people she knew since childhood, even if he was chasing her for scientific experiments the whole time. Who did him in? Sephiroth, of course. What a question.
The king of Tycoon had to choose between killing the last living Hiryuu and letting his life die; he chose the sorry death of his wife, and his daughter Lenna had a very hard time forgiving him. Faris is also his daughter, lost at birth. King Tycoon has a very strange relationship with Butz and company; it's unclear whether he's originally from the Second World, or just a resident of the First World with great magical power.
[VILLAIN] We don't hear much about this very evil person except the fact that she wants to destroy the universe. Truth is, she was kind of tacked on as an afterthought - we don't even get to meet her until it's time to kill her. She does have a weird accent.
[VILLAIN] This guy's almost as screwed up as Kefka. A purple octopus with an attitude, he interferes in nasty ways throughout the game, once turning up with his fiery buddy Chupon as well. After seeing the world explode, he ends up working as a secretary. How's that for poetic justice?
A large yeti whose vocabulary falls somewhere in the double digits, he's very big, very strong, and very slow. Apparently his race has an inbred subservience to moogles. Go figure.
The caravan master who bottles fairies for a living and sells them for ridiculous prices.
A professor who's studying Leifinish.
One of the three students of Archmage Noah, she controls the Dream World. Unfortunately, that means she's asleep, and only Noah's Lute can wake her. She has great powers for good, like Dorga, and help the Heroes out even after she dies. She has a parrot who talks.
The king of Ordalia who fought the Fifty Year War with Ivalice. He took over after his father, King Diwanu, died. His successor was Prince Lanard.
The Emperor/Fiend of Wind, she lives in her floating tower (which looks a lot like the Tower of Babil). She's the one who keeps Rosa captive during the game. Her name comes from Dante's Inferno, an ancient work.
Duncan's son and Mr. Jealousy. He thought Sabin was Duncan's intended successor, and so he makes the biggest (and last) mistake of his life in challenging Sabin to a death duel.
The Warlock is the Zodiac Brave assosciated with Wiegraf.
See Biggs (6).
[HERO] A former Turk, he fell in love with Lucrecia while working with Dr. Gast and Hojo. He kept his feelings to himself, seeing her feelings for Hojo instead of him. However, when Hojo took her baby for the Jenova experiment, Vincent confronted Hojo and lost; his punishment was to be transformed into an undead. One of his hands is metallic gold; he wears a red cape and can transform into other monsters during battle. He uses a shotgun to attack normally. Perhaps because of his predicament, he's very quiet and only tags along to get rid of Sephiroth.
[HERO] One of Kuja's Black Mages, who "malfunctioned" and began to think for himself. He was adopted by Quan, a Qu living near Treno, and fell in with Zidane completely by accident. He's still a child, both in size and outlook, and the constant doubts and soul-searching he entertains seem somehow out-of-place. His plight never fails to touch anyone, though, even the hard-knocking Zidane. His black magic can be devastating in battle.
The head of the Temple Knights is one really mean character. The father of Izlude and Meliadoul turns out to be the leader of the new Zodiac Braves. Funeral tried to control them, but Vormav had other ideas and ended up executing Funeral himself. Vormav was the one who told Ovelia her true origins. He is assosciated with the Lucavi demon Hashmalum.
Yuna's childhood friend, Wakka resolved to become a guardian full-time after the death of his brother Chappu. When he meets Tidus, he's astounded by his similarity to Chappu and approves of Yuna's decision to enlist him as another guardian. Formerly the captain of the Besaid Aurochs, his blitzball got a bit rusty after Chappu died and he found himself unable to concentrate; he's still quite a good player, though. A fierce believer in Yevon's teachings, he's incredulous as he slowly perceives the church's hypocrisy.
Wakka is laid-back and cool; a neat Jamaican accent accompanies his statements. He's also devout, though, which sometimes sounds a bit weird. He has a good sense of humor and sometimes likes to horse around. In battle, Wakka's blitzball throws are great against flying enemies, and he can cause status problems as well. Wakka is voiced by John DiMaggio (same as Kimahri).
O'aka's similarly Cockneyed brother takes over the business when O'aka is unceremoniously imprisoned for helping Yuna.
[HERO] The third member of Laguna's posse, Ward walks heavily and speaks very little - in fact, nothing at all, after he loses his voice in a battle with Esthar soldiers. However, you can always tell what he's thinking by the expression on his face. He can still do heavy damage with his anchor-like spear, though.
Kind of a cheesy gopher working for Rinoa, his job is gathering information and getting chased by people.
Another generic soldier for the Empire who gets wasted by Tritoch.
The roundish third member of AVALANCHE, he's the fireworks/explosives specialist. He's also the most vulnerable-sounding of the bunch.
Private Wedge of Galbadia at your service. A loserly little dude who always follows instructions and is just there for comic relief.
The former leader of the Knights of Death and current leader of the Death Corps. He became a Temple Knight during the Lion War and eventually communed with Velius, a Lucavi demon. He was killed by Ramza in Riovanes Castle.
An identical clone to Worker 8, Worker 7-new has been guarding the Nelveska Temple (which used to be some sort of research center) even though all the residents have long been deceased. Once Ramza manages to destroy it, he receives the Cancer Stone which made it run.
[HERO] A Steel Giant long ago disused, Besrodio found it in the Goug mines. It requires the Cancer Holy Stone to operate, and once Ramza puts it in, it joins Ramza's party. (It claims that Ramza is its master.)
Xu's Quistis's friend and another SeeD instructor. She's also great at the Triple Triad card game. She's always there for ya in a crisis.
[HERO] The head Monk at Fabul, Yang is a pure-hearted and valiant warrior. His loving wife is quite patient as he gallivants around saving the world. He is attacked by Leviathan at one point; the next Cecil sees of him, he's under Golbeze's control. He snaps out of it quickly. After a very brave and very stupid move which destroys the Tower of Babil, Yang is taken by the Sylphs to recover.
One of Kimahri's stupid taunters; he basically hangs around Biran and jeers at Kimahri. He's bigger but slower than his counterpart.
[HERO] Although born in the traditional Japanese-type town of Wutai, Yuffie's a twerpy, Clueless kind of kid who just happens to be a ninja. She has a spot of kleptomania when it comes to materia, and she'll steal even from friends. She's very disappointed in her father Godo's way of running Wutai; that's why she ran away. Her Pinwheels are pretty deadly in battle; she's stronger than she looks!
The very first summoner. In a battle between Spira and Zanarkand, Yevon decided to destroy Zanarkand. The people of Zanarkand were turned into fayths, who kept Zanarkand alive through their dream. Yevon had the ability to actually inhabit the Aeons he summoned, and he transformed a particularly powerful one into Sin, a living armor doubling as a demon of terrible destruction. Spira's armies were blown away by Sin. Yevon's daughter Yunalesca began the "spiral of death" with the first Final Summoning. Spira was so scared of Yevon that they constructed an entire church dedicated to his "teachings". It's still unclear why he's against machina, though. Maybe the church just didn't like the Al Bhed. Yevon remains in Sin throughout the spiral of death, continually summoning the dream of the fayth: Zanarkand.
The daughter of High Summoner Braska and an Al Bhed (the sister of Cid), Yuna was brought up in Besaid Island. She's childhood friends with Lulu, Wakka, and Chappu (at least until Chappu was killed). She's always had the good of Spira in mind, and resolved to become a Summoner as soon as she could, not caring about the consequences. She's priveleged with no less than six guardians before her pilgrimage is up. After Sin is defeated, she becomes something of an ad hoc leader in Spira.
As Auron puts it, Yuna's "serious to a fault"; though she does laugh and cavort at times, you always get the feeling she's just doing it as a diversion from her pilgrimage, which is never far from her mind. She's quite strong-willed, though, and once she decides to do something, no matter what the consequences, it gets done. She's rather private as well, and doesn't always tell her friends everything on her mind. In battle, she's the sole summoner and acts as a White Mage as well. Yuna is voiced by Hedy Burress.
The daughter of Yu Yevon was the first Summoner. Her husband Zaon was the first Final Aeon, as well... however, Yunalesca never died. She stayed on in the destroyed Zanarkand to complete the rite of the Final Summoning for all the other Summoners that came after. She's very powerful, and only Yuna (who was named after her) and her entire retinue of guardians was able to finally do Yunalesca in.
He used to be the gatekeeper in Esperville; after Terra called the Espers out, he led the remnants to a magical place near Thamasa. He was willing to come to peace terms with humans, but Kefka once again strikes and Yura becomes nothing more than Magicite.
Cloud's alterego of a sort. He was the real SOLDIER; Cloud just THOUGHT he was one. A confused Cloud took over his job, so to speak, and his persona, after Zack was killed by Shinra soldiers. His parents live in Gongaga.
A Holy Knight of Igros, Zalbag is Balbanes' second son. A pure-hearted warrior, he leads the Hokuten Knights. Even when faced with the horrific treachery of his brother Dycedarg(which he naively refuses to believe until confronted with concrete evidence), he upholds truth and goodness.
A Pagan Examiner of the Church, whose job it is to hunt out heretics. He chases after Ramza for a while. He was defeated at Zeltennia Castle.
The announcer in Zanarkand way back at the start of the game; a huge Jecht fan.
[VILLAIN] Archmage Noah's third student was given life as a human, but it wasn't enough. Using his powers for evil, he summoned the Cloud of Darkness to give him power, but the plan naturally backfired. Zande took up residence at the top of the Sylx Tower, waiting for... something, I guess. The Cloud still remains a threat even after Zande is defeated.
The old martial arts master, who also taught Tifa. He helps out in the Nibelheim fire, but isn't seen after that. He cared for Tifa while she was in a coma from Sephiroth's sword.
Yunalesca's husband became the first Final Aeon and the first Sin way back when. Nobody really knows anything about him other than that.
The Dark Angel, Zarela is the Lucavi assosciated with Elmdor.
[HERO] Now here's someone whose mouth always goes before his brain. So full of energy he's sometimes slightly crazed, this youthful martial arts master somehow fails to endear himself to anyone around him besides for an unnamed pigtailed girl. His enormous affinity for the Balamb Garden hot dogs is only coupled with the complete inability to get any due to their demand. A resident of Balamb (he lives there with his mother, who actually adopted him), he joined the Garden at 13 but still, it seems, hasn't attained maturity. He attended the Kramers' orphanage as a child.
[VILLAIN] The true power behind Golbeze's evil, Zemus was a Lunarian who wishes to destroy Earth and its inhabitants. He sleeps underground, only being able to control things through his powerful mind. His true power comes from Zeromus, the embodiment of his hate and anger.
One of the three Nero brothers, members of Tantalus. He has a kind of dog-head and claw grips, and apparently says everything with an exclamation mark.
One of the four Warriors of Dawn, Zeza is an expert swordsman who bears a slight likeness to Odin. He is a selfless man and dedicated to righting wrongs etc. He dislikes being called "king".
[HERO] Zidane is a Genome from Terra (with a tail), who was imbued with a soul by Garland and sent to Gaia in case Kuja failed. Unlike Kuja, however, Zidane has a good heart. He ended up being adopted by Baku and becoming a member of the Tantalus troupe. The thing first on his mind in any situation is wooing the opposite sex. Although he falls for Dagger as soon as he sees her (then again, he does that for any girl), it takes her a little longer to accept him. He uses knives and thief swords in battle, and can steal from enemies.
An old man who lives in Tule, he was the one who built Torna Canal; he has the key to it. He's known Lenna since she was a child and admonishes Butz to watch over her.
The third piece of Rinoa's rebel faction, the Forest Owls, who tends to get major stomachaches whenever real action has to happen. He also has an affinity for girlie mags.
One of Brahne's two unspeakably annoying jester sidekicks, who later side with Kuja when he beats Brahne. They're the ones who cast the eidolon-sucking spell with Dagger and (later) Eiko. Like all RPG twins, they join to make a two-headed boss. Zorn is the blue-colored one who speaks in normal sentences.
One of Lulu's previous pilgrimages had her follow Father Zuke; he quit, though, and ended up in the Calm Lands. He doesn't have much to do with the current story. Voiced by Andre Sojliuzzo.
See Kuku etc.