History Characters / FinalFantasyII

8th Dec '17 12:08:29 AM MeiwakunaBoku
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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: While everyone's weapon levels are customization, Maria's an archer by default while the men get melee weapons.

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: While everyone's weapon levels are customization, customizable, Maria's an archer by default while the men get melee weapons.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin color is a bit darker than the rest of the cast.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin color is a bit darker than the rest of the cast.cast, along with Firion and Minwu.
8th Dec '17 12:03:27 AM MeiwakunaBoku
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* BareYourMidriff: His Dawn of Souls artwork has him wearing a crop top.



* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: While everyone's weapon levels are customization, Maria's an archer by default while the men get melee weapons.



* PromotedToLoveInterest: Her relationship with Firion in the game is more brother-sister like. In the Japan-only novelization however, she and Firion become an OfficialCouple at the end.



* TheQuietOne: Doesn't speak much for the whole game.



* CombatMedic: He's primarily a healer, but can be trained into being a attacker.



* RedMage: Becomes this if taught any black magic. Soul of Rebirth made him the only party member capable of learning Ultima.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: His skin color is a bit darker than the rest of the cast.



%%* BareYourMidriff

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%%* BareYourMidriff * BareYourMidriff: His torso is mostly bare.



%%* MagicWand

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%%* MagicWand* MagicWand: Carries one in his boss sprite.


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* {{Stripperific}}: He's mostly clad in cloaks, and he's wearing a long skirt with a slit that shows his bare legs.
26th Nov '17 5:31:32 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* AdaptedOut: He does not appear in the continuity of the novel.


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* LateArrivalSpoiler: His [=CollectaCard=] description in ''Theathrhythm'' spoils his death.
19th Nov '17 4:04:30 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* LateCharacterSyndrome: Joins the party just in time for the final dungeon, and depending on how much you level grind the other three, he's likely to be behind in stats.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: He doesn't die in the Japan-only novelization, and the Ultima sub-plot is removed entirely.



* AdaptedOut: He does not appear in the continuity of the novel.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: He does not appear in the continuity of the novel.
24th Sep '17 11:46:36 AM Gairyuki
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* CombatStilettos: Hard to tell given the sprites and Yoshitaka Amano's art style, but apparently, she's wearing heeled sandals, as opposed to the ''Dawn of Souls'' interpretation shown above. ''Dissidia Opera Omnia'' confirms this.
24th Sep '17 11:44:21 AM Gairyuki
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->Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (''Origins'' opening FMV, ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]''), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'')

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->Voiced by: Creator/HikaruMidorikawa Yukimasa Obi (''Origins'' opening FMV, FMV), Creator/HikaruMidorikawa (Japanese, ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]''), Dissidia]]'' onward), Creator/JohnnyYongBosch (''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy (English,''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'')



->Voiced by: Creator/NorikoShitaya (''Origins'' opening FMV)

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->Voiced by: Creator/NorikoShitaya (''Origins'' opening FMV)FMV), Creator/KotonoMitsuishi (Japanese, ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasyOperaOmnia Dissidia Opera Omnia]]'' onward)


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->Voiced by: Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi (Japanese, ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'' onward), Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (English, ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'')
10th May '17 7:39:11 PM SbenLives
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[[folder: Borghen]]

A nobleman who betrays Fynn to the Empire and defects to save his own skin. [[spoiler:He turns up in the Snow Cavern as an easily-winnable boss fight, and dies of his sustained wounds. However, its not before he gets the last laugh by bringing down a boulder trap that ends up killing Josef.]]

* DirtyCoward: Usually lets others do the fighting, since he's so pathetically weak.
* EliteMook: He's little more than just a stronger Palamecian soldier when he fights.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: [[spoiler:Reappears as a ChestMonster inside Pandaemonium, and reappears ''again'' in Soul of Rebirth.]]
* EvilRedhead: The only redhead in the game and a right jerk.
* FaceHeelTurn: Sold out Fynn to the Empire when he realized they were losing.
* FatBastard: He's very portly and quite despicable.
* KickTheDog: Kidnapping Nelly and forcing her to do slave labor.
* TheQuisling: See RewardedAsATraitorDeserves below.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: He is given a position in the Emperor's army in return, but is quickly deemed worthless and [[spoiler:isn't even mentioned after his death.]]
* SeeYouInHell: [[spoiler:He does, actually; when Pandaemonium rises, he returns as a ChestMonster. Soul of Rebirth takes it even further, with him in the Unknown Cave fighting Josef.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Causes the rock fall that kills Josef.]]
* UnEvilLaugh: This guy's no [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], so it makes sense that his laugh sounds more like a gobbling turkey than anything else.
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[[folder: Borghen]]

A nobleman who betrays Fynn to the Empire and defects to save his own skin. [[spoiler:He turns up in the Snow Cavern as an easily-winnable boss fight, and dies of his sustained wounds. However, its not before he gets the last laugh by bringing down a boulder trap that ends up killing Josef.]]

* DirtyCoward: Usually lets others do the fighting, since he's so pathetically weak.
* EliteMook: He's little more than just a stronger Palamecian soldier when he fights.
* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: [[spoiler:Reappears as a ChestMonster inside Pandaemonium, and reappears ''again'' in Soul of Rebirth.]]
* EvilRedhead: The only redhead in the game and a right jerk.
* FaceHeelTurn: Sold out Fynn to the Empire when he realized they were losing.
* FatBastard: He's very portly and quite despicable.
* KickTheDog: Kidnapping Nelly and forcing her to do slave labor.
* TheQuisling: See RewardedAsATraitorDeserves below.
* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: He is given a position in the Emperor's army in return, but is quickly deemed worthless and [[spoiler:isn't even mentioned after his death.]]
* SeeYouInHell: [[spoiler:He does, actually; when Pandaemonium rises, he returns as a ChestMonster. Soul of Rebirth takes it even further, with him in the Unknown Cave fighting Josef.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Causes the rock fall that kills Josef.]]
* UnEvilLaugh: This guy's no [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI Kefka]], so it makes sense that his laugh sounds more like a gobbling turkey than anything else.
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28th Apr '17 5:46:20 PM MissConception
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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Indigo to be exact. It varies between versions.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Indigo to be exact. It varies between versions.exact, though it sometimes varies.
28th Apr '17 5:44:17 PM MissConception
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Together with Minwu, the first such characters in the series, and so far the only hero.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Together with Minwu, Minwu in artwork, the first such characters in the series, and so far the only hero.



* CovertPervert: [[AllThereInTheManual Old manuals]] reveal that he apparently has a weakness for "feminine charms". [[NeverLiveItDown No kidding]].

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* CovertPervert: [[AllThereInTheManual Old manuals]] guides]] reveal that he apparently has a weakness for "feminine charms". [[NeverLiveItDown No kidding]].



* TheAtoner: After the game, Leon leaves his family behind to go try and find a way to redeem himself for all the evil acts he did in the Empire's service as a Dark Knight.
* BlackKnight: First Dark Knight in the series.
* BladeOnAStick: On of his initial equips is a spear, as is his [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapon]].

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* TheAtoner: After [[spoiler:After the game, Leon leaves his family behind to go try and find a way to redeem himself for all the evil acts he did in the Empire's service as a Dark Knight.
Knight]].
* BlackKnight: First Dark Knight [[spoiler:Dark Knight]] in the series.
* BladeOnAStick: On One of his initial equips is a spear, as is his [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapon]].



* DarthVaderClone: Secretly a relative of a hero, wears dark armor and leads the Emperor's army, eventually betrays the Emperor and helps the heroes kill him.
* TheDragon: To the Emperor, at first.
* DragonAscendant: Subverted. After the Emperor is killed in the Cyclone, Leon crowns himself Emperor, and it falls to the party to confront him and take him out, so clearly, he's the ''real'' villain, right? And this was all an elaborate scheme to grab the throne? [[spoiler: Maybe so, but sadly, the Emperor is NotQuiteDead yet, and trumps Leon quite soundly]].

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* DarthVaderClone: Secretly [[spoiler:Secretly a relative of a hero, wears dark armor and leads the Emperor's army, eventually betrays the Emperor and helps the heroes kill him.
him.]]
* TheDragon: To [[spoiler:To the Emperor, at first.
first.]]
* DragonAscendant: Subverted. After [[spoiler:After the Emperor is killed in the Cyclone, Leon crowns himself Emperor, and it falls to the party to confront him and take him out, so clearly, he's the ''real'' villain, right? And this was all an elaborate scheme to grab the throne? [[spoiler: Maybe so, but sadly, the Emperor is NotQuiteDead yet, and trumps Leon quite soundly]].



* EasilyForgiven: Firion and Maria are willing to welcome him back, no conditions and no questions asked. However, he can't forgive himself nearly as easily.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the beginning of the game, he joins up with the Empire offscreen after the siege of Fynn.
* HeelFaceTurn: Near the end of the game, [[spoiler: after the Emperor shows that he will not go down nearly as easily as they'd hoped]].
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Played straight. Leon, the mysterious Dark Knight, wears one during his stint as a Heel, but ditches it upon joining the party.

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* EasilyForgiven: Firion and Maria are willing to welcome him back, no conditions and no questions asked. However, [[spoiler:However, he can't forgive himself nearly as easily.
easily.]]
* FaceHeelTurn: In the beginning of the game, he [[spoiler:he joins up with the Empire offscreen after the siege of Fynn.
Fynn]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Near the end of the game, [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after the Emperor shows that he will not go down nearly as easily as they'd hoped]].
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: Played straight. Leon, [[spoiler:Leon wears one as the mysterious Dark Knight, wears one during his stint as a Heel, but ditches it upon joining the party.party]].



* VillainousWidowsPeak: It serves as a clue to his betrayal.

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* VillainousWidowsPeak: It serves as a clue to his betrayal.clue.



A former soldier of the Palamecian Empire ([[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]). He lives in the icy mountain town of Salamand, and aids the party after they save the men of his town from being forced into slavery. [[spoiler:Sadly, though, he dies after heroically saving the rest of the party from a DeathTrap.]]

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A former soldier of the Palamecian Empire ([[AllThereInTheManual according to the manual]]).supplemental material]]). He lives in the icy mountain town of Salamand, and aids the party after they save the men of his town from being forced into slavery. [[spoiler:Sadly, though, he dies after heroically saving the rest of the party from a DeathTrap.]]



* WolverineClaws: Despite using nothing but his bare hands most of the story, the PSP and iOS versions do give him an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapon]] in the Dragon Claws.

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* WolverineClaws: Despite using nothing but his bare hands most of the story, the PSP PSP, iOS and iOS Android versions do give him an [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Weapon]] in the Dragon Claws.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If he had more balls of steel, then [[spoiler: maybe Josef would've lived rather than be crushed by a giant boulder to save the party!]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: If he had more balls of steel, then [[spoiler: maybe [[spoiler:maybe Josef would've lived rather than be crushed by a giant boulder to save the party!]]



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Leila, Layla, Reila...

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Leila, Reila, Layla, Reila...Leila...



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Fits in with his design being clearly Arabic-influenced.

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: In artwork. Fits in with his design being clearly Arabic-influenced.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Minwu, Minh, Ming-du, Ming-wu...

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Minwu, Ming-Wu, Minh, Ming-du, Ming-wu...Mindu, Minwu...



* DubNameChange: Has been renamed Edward and Gareth in several English translations.

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* DubNameChange: Has been Was renamed Edward and Gareth in several English translations.''[[CompilationRerelease Final Fantasy Origins]]''. The NES prototype translation was going to rename him Edward, which later went to a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV certain spoony bard]].



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: [[spoiler:Reappears as a ChestMonster inside Pandaemonium, then ''again'' in Soul of Rebirth.]]

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: [[spoiler:Reappears as a ChestMonster inside Pandaemonium, then and reappears ''again'' in Soul of Rebirth.]]



* BadLiar: [[spoiler:When the Light Emperor pretends to be good and asks for the party's forgiveness, he bribes them with eternal life and claims that they ''must'' forgive, which just makes him come off as really insincere.]]

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* BadLiar: [[spoiler:When the Light In Soul of Rebirth, [[spoiler:the "Light" Emperor pretends to be good and asks for the party's forgiveness, he bribes them the party with eternal life and claims that they ''must'' forgive, which just makes him come off as really insincere.]]



* BigBad: The mastermind of the Palamecian Empire that is close to enveloping the entire world, and the man/god that the rebellion needs to destroy to bring the empire down. [[spoiler: Also the FinalBoss.]]

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* BigBad: The mastermind of the Palamecian Empire that is close to enveloping the entire world, and the man/god that the rebellion needs to destroy to bring the empire down. [[spoiler: Also [[spoiler:Also the FinalBoss.]]



* ColonyDrop: His signature attack, Starfall.

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* ColonyDrop: His signature attack, Meteorite / Starfall.



** Also inverted in the interquel "Dawn of Souls", [[spoiler: where the Emperor's light half (who's also just as bad) attempts to beg those of the party who ended up dead in the main game to forgive him for the actions that his dark half committed, and in exchange will give them eternal life. Of course, they don't buy it.]]

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** Also inverted in the interquel "Dawn bonus scenario Soul of Souls", Rebirth, [[spoiler: where the Emperor's light half (who's also just as bad) attempts to beg those of the party who ended up dead in the main game to forgive him for the actions that his dark half committed, and in exchange will give them eternal life. Of course, they don't buy it.]]



* FlatCharacter: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in the revised continuity -- though not by much.

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* FlatCharacter: [[DefiedTrope Defied]] in the revised continuity characterizations -- though not by much.



* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: His Dark side is the very final enemy encountered in the main game. His Light side is the final opponent in an extension.]]
* FollowTheLeader: Pun aside, some of his actions were later repeated by later Final Fantasy villains. For starters, his action of poisoning the water supply of the Dragoon fortress was later redone with Kefka, the latter of whom managed to take it to an even new low by poisoning a civilian kingdom (Doma), and most of Mateus' personality and traits (even his coming back from the dead) were reused with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Seymour Guado]]. In addition his using a flying fortress capable of generating a cyclone and then being killed in it (not to mention having the title Emperor) is later repeated with Vayne in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and his use of the Sky Fortress Bahamut in the final battle before being killed, although unlike Mateus, Vayne ''doesn't'' come back from the dead.

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* FinalBoss: [[spoiler: His Dark side [[spoiler:He is the very final enemy encountered in the main game. His Light In ''Dawn of Souls'' and later, this is actually his "Dark" side, with his "Light" side is as the final opponent in an extension.Soul of Rebirth.]]
* FollowTheLeader: Pun aside, some of his actions were later repeated by later Final Fantasy ''Final Fantasy'' villains. For starters, his action of poisoning the water supply of the Dragoon fortress was later redone with Kefka, the latter of whom managed to take it to an even new low by poisoning a civilian kingdom (Doma), and most of Mateus' personality and traits (even his coming back from the dead) were reused with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Seymour Guado]]. In addition his using a flying fortress capable of generating a cyclone and then being killed in it (not to mention having the title Emperor) is later repeated with Vayne in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' and his use of the Sky Fortress Bahamut in the final battle before being killed, although unlike Mateus, Vayne ''doesn't'' come back from the dead.



* GodEmperor: By the end of the game, he pretty much is one, given that he [[spoiler:rules Hell and apparently Heaven.]]

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* GodEmperor: By the end of the game, he pretty much is one, given that he [[spoiler:rules Hell and and, in Soul of Rebirth, apparently Heaven.]]



* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: His Light half is every bit as evil as his Dark half]]. Although he tries to hide it at first.

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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: His Light [[spoiler:His "Light" half in Soul of Rebirth is every bit as evil as his Dark "Dark" half]]. Although he tries to hide it at first.



* OneWingedAngel: Turns into [[spoiler: the Hell Emperor]] for the final battle.
** However in the novel, [[spoiler: it's just Satan taking his form]].

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* OneWingedAngel: Turns into [[spoiler: the Hell Emperor]] [[spoiler:the Emperor of Hell]] for the final battle.
** However in the novel, [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's just Satan taking his form]].



* RecurringBoss: You get to fight the Emperor twice in the standard game: first as the DiscOneFinalBoss, [[spoiler: then as the Dark Emperor/actual Final Boss.]]

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* RecurringBoss: You get to fight the Emperor twice in the standard game: first as the DiscOneFinalBoss, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then as the Dark Emperor/actual actual Final Boss.]]



* ShoutOut: Let's just say that he bears an uncanny resemblance to Labyrinth's Jareth. His appearance in the AnimeMusicVideo for the PSX version of Final Fantasy II also invokes the appearance of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]].

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* ShoutOut: Let's just say that he bears an uncanny resemblance to Labyrinth's Jareth. His appearance in the AnimeMusicVideo for the PSX version of Final ''Final Fantasy II II'' also invokes the appearance of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Maleficent]].
6th Apr '17 10:00:52 PM Bugfragged
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* BadLiar: [[spoiler:When the Light Emperor pretends to be good and asks for the party's forgiveness, he bribes them with eternal life and claims that they ''must'' forgive, which just makes him come off as really insincere.]]
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