History Characters / FinalFantasyIX

13th Feb '17 11:33:09 PM Fyrmer
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* ExtremeOmnivore: The defining character trait of Qs in general. It's even a gameplay mechanic, as the way s/he learns his/her Blue Magic spells is eating a monster who knows the spell.

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* ExtremeOmnivore: The defining character trait of Qs Qus in general. It's even a gameplay mechanic, as the way s/he learns his/her Blue Magic spells is eating a monster who knows the spell.
7th Feb '17 5:39:45 PM Valiona
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* HopeSpot: During the battle between Brahne's fleet and Kuja at the Iifa Tree, Garnet races to find the eidolon that Eiko told her about in order to save her mother. Unfortunately, that eidolon turns out to be Leviathan, whose signature attack, creating large tidal waves, would only serve to destroy the fleet.



* FatBitch: Her cruelty is rivalled only by her size.

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* FatBitch: Her cruelty is rivalled only by her size. Kuja often derisively calls her the "elephant lady" while saying that he only gave her the power she needed to act on her selfish ambitions.



* {{Gonk}}: Brahne has blue skin, tiny black eyes, and a big purple nose.



* {{Gonk}}: Brahne has blue skin, tiny black eyes, and a big purple nose.
4th Feb '17 8:49:54 AM Aruu
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* DoubleWeapon: He's the only character in the game who can use two completely different kinds of weapon. One of them (and probably the most common, at least among the strongest weapons) is a stick with two blades on each side.

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* DoubleWeapon: He's the only character one of two characters in the game who can use two completely different kinds of weapon. One of them (and probably the most common, at least among the strongest weapons) is a stick with two blades on each side.
23rd Jan '17 4:44:40 PM fearlessnikki
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* DecoyProtagonist: Although he's the POV character, Garnet is the one with the most agency in the story. Zidane doesn't even receive some backstory until the third disk.



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: The hair from the ImportantHaircut mentioned below has grown back to its original length by the end of the game. This is both to show that time has passed and that she has grown into her new role as TheHighQueen.



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: It's implied that she was afraid of the eidolons inside her. The reason the MP costs to summon them are so high is probably due to a mental block on her part. When she suffers her HeroicBSOD, she has a chance of freezing up in combat and not being able to do anything. It's also at this time that she's able to start relearning her summon spells and re-establishing her bond with them, which probably helps her cope with her pain. [[note]] The player can get Garnet to summon eidolons early in the game. If they use a cheat to boost her MP or simply through consistent leveling, her MP will be high enough to summon them. Though given that the lowest MP cost for an eidolon (Shiva) is 94 at that point, you're better off waiting. [[/note]]

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: It's implied that she was afraid of the eidolons inside her. The reason the MP costs to summon them are so high is probably due to a mental block on her part. When she suffers her HeroicBSOD, she has a chance of freezing up in combat and not being able to do anything. It's also at this time that she's able to start relearning her summon spells and re-establishing her bond with them, which probably helps her cope with her pain. [[note]] The player can get Garnet to summon eidolons early in the game. If they use a cheat to boost her MP or simply through consistent leveling, levelling, her MP will be high enough to summon them. Though given that the lowest MP cost for an eidolon (Shiva) is 94 at that point, you're better off waiting. [[/note]]



* RedMage: After regaining her summons and getting Eiko, she shifts more to this archtype than a traditional WhiteMage, including the MasterOfNone connotations -- being neither as efficient at magical damage as Vivi nor at healing as Eiko.

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* RedMage: After regaining her summons and getting Eiko, she shifts more to this archtype archetype than a traditional WhiteMage, including the MasterOfNone connotations -- being neither as efficient at magical damage as Vivi nor at healing as Eiko.



* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Ugly Queen's Hot Daughter in this case. It's amazing to think that the huge blue skinned creature with the crown could have popped out a beauty like Garnet. They aren't really related, but then it's revealed that Garnet was adopted because she was identical to the Queen's birth daughter.
* WeaponOfChoice: She favors [[MagicWand rods]], fittingly for TheMedic.

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* UglyGuysHotDaughter: Ugly Queen's Hot Daughter in this case. It's amazing to think that the huge blue skinned creature with the crown could have popped out a beauty like Garnet. They aren't really related, but then it's revealed that Garnet was adopted because she was identical to the Queen's birth daughter.
daughter. It's unknown what the king was like, so presumably she got her looks from him.
* WeaponOfChoice: She favors [[MagicWand rods]], fittingly for TheMedic. She can use rackets too.



* AnimalMotifs: Dragons feature in most of her attacks.



* TheFaceless: Freya's face is mostly obscured by her hat.

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* TheFaceless: Freya's face is mostly obscured by her hat. It can be seen in the ending FMV.



* WhenSheSmiles: In the ending FMV when Garnet and Zidane are reunited, her face can be seen in full and she's smiling happily.



* AmbiguousGender: To such an extent that the narration of the game itself refers to Quina as "him/her" and "s/he". If game mechanics are counted as WordOfGod, gender-specific equipment leans toward male; on the other hand, certain translations use female pronouns. The Lamia's "Entrance" ability, which does not work on female party members, works on Quina. Also, Zidane will not protect Quina when equipped with the "Protect Girls" ability. One of the Steam achievements pokes fun at this with the "Femme Fatales?" title and requires you to have an all female party plus Quina.

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* AmbiguousGender: To such an extent that the narration of the game itself refers to Quina as "him/her" and "s/he". If game mechanics are counted as WordOfGod, gender-specific equipment leans toward male; on the other hand, certain translations use female pronouns. The Lamia's "Entrance" ability, which does not work on female party members, works on Quina. Also, Zidane will not protect Quina when equipped with the "Protect Girls" ability. One of the Steam achievements pokes fun at this with the "Femme Fatales?" title and requires you to have an all female party plus Quina.[[note]]If Quina were female, it would give you a GenderEqualEnsemble.[[/note]]



* EveryoneHasStandards: Quina's 'Eat' ability doesn't work on humans, or enemies with human-level intelligence. So s/he is not a cannibal.



* TheFool: Quina has some inexplicably good survival skills; s/he manages to survive all of Cleyra being destroyed by apparently running down the trunk (though some other survivors pop up so clearly s/he wasn't alone in this), and somehow swims all the way from the Outer Continent to Treno after falling in the sea.



* GeniusDitz: Quina is generally pretty clueless, but s/he is a master chef, and surprisingly wise for such a carefree person.

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* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: Quina's defining characteristic is being a BigEater, and one of his/her abilities is to physically eat a weakened enemy to gain their abilities.
* GeniusDitz: Quina is generally pretty clueless, but s/he is a master chef, and surprisingly wise for such a carefree person. Notably when s/he gives Eiko cooking advice, it's very useful.



* MagikarpPower: Early on Disc 1, you can teach Quina the 'Limit Glove' ability. So if you can get him/her down to 1 HP, the attack will do 9999 damage. And this gets even easier as you go on, acquiring Auto-Life (which resurrects a character at 1 HP).
* ManChild: Quina's age is apparently 89 but s/he has a very child-like attitude due to a sheltered upbringing.



* PunnyName: Quina Quen is a Japanese play on words. Quina means 'to eat', Quen means 'cannot eat'.



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* ClingyJealousGirl: She has a crush on Zidane and is quick to pick up on his attraction to Garnet, so she sets about trying to win him for herself. She's overjoyed when Garnet becomes Queen of Alexandria, because it means they can't be together and she thinks she has a shot. Amusingly enough when Zidane saves Garnet from Alexander (and they hug affectionately) it cuts to a shot of Eiko looking very annoyed.



* RaisedByGrandparents: Eiko's parents and siblings died and she was raised by her grandfather.



* TagAlongKid: She's the only child member of the party, not counting Vivi (who has an unusual aging cycle) and she's initially part of the group because of a crush on Zidane.

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* TagAlongKid: She's the only child member of the party, not counting Vivi (who has an unusual aging ageing cycle) and she's initially part of the group because of a crush on Zidane.



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: When he enters Trance, his Flair abilities can now target multiple enemies or party members. The latter reflects Amarant's new understanding of working as a team and understanding friendship.



* WalkingTheEarth: Amarant's traveling at the end of the game, and he doesn't seem to mind.

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* WalkingTheEarth: Amarant's traveling travelling at the end of the game, and he doesn't seem to mind.



* FatBitch: Her cruelty is rivaled only by her size.

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* FaceHeelTurn: She underwent one prior to the beginning of the game. Not everyone is aware of it until she attacks Burmecia.
* FatBitch: Her cruelty is rivaled rivalled only by her size.



* TheLostLenore: It's implied that grief over losing her husband is what allowed Kuja to start manipulating her.



* BadassNormal: She appears to be a normal human with limited magic and is just really good with an axe.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: It's implied that a combination of horror at watching the Alexandrian fleet destroyed and kindness on the part of the Moogles brought about a HeelFaceTurn.



* BoisterousBruiser: She wields an axe and is quite happy with combat.

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* BoisterousBruiser: She wields an axe and is quite happy with combat. Before her name is known, she's even described as 'Boisterous Woman'.



* EarlyBirdCameo: She enters the plot in Disk 2, but is mentioned as a contestant in the Festival of the Hunt. You can also read a comment card from her at the Lindblum Hotel.



* GameplayAndStoryIntegration: As she's tasked with bringing Garnet back, that's who she directs all her attacks at in the boss battle.



* HeelRealization: After Brahne's attack on the Iifa Tree she recognizes how selfish she has been.
* MaybeEverAfter: She appears in the ending sequence attempting to reconcile with Amarant.



* HeelRealization: After [[spoiler:Brahne's attack]] on the Iifa Tree she recognizes how selfish she has been.

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* HeelRealization: After [[spoiler:Brahne's attack]] on the Iifa Tree NotInTheFace: If you physically attack her, she recognizes how selfish she has been. will snap and scream "what do you think you're doing!"



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Upon finding out about the Queen's true evil nature and that she was merely used as her puppet all this time, she starts to have second thoughts about what she's done.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Upon finding out about the Queen's true evil nature and that she was merely used as her puppet all this time, she starts to have second thoughts about what she's done. She also never killed anyone in the missions if she could help it - she always leaves her enemies alive after she's defeated them.


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* ThouShaltNotKill: Downplayed but Beatrix never actually kills in the campaigns she's in. She lets the Burmecian soldiers go, spares the Cleyran priest when she has the jewel and merely incapacitates the party so they can't fight back. When Brahne destroys Cleyra, she comments that her soldiers could have taken the place without so much destruction.


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* AccidentalMisnaming: Baku can't get his name right.
22nd Jan '17 9:02:14 PM Levviathan6
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* FinalBoss: Sort of; the second fight with him in Trance form is past the game's PointOfNoReturn and is the prelude to the actual final boss of the game, [[spoiler:Necron, a GiantSpaceFleeFromNowhere.]]

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* FinalBoss: Sort of; the second fight with him in Trance form is past the game's PointOfNoReturn and is the prelude to the actual final boss of the game, [[spoiler:Necron, a GiantSpaceFleeFromNowhere.GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere.]]
7th Jan '17 8:52:29 PM Scabbard
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* EvilFeelsGood: Rejecting the idea of being a tool created to serve and have no freedom his own prompted Kuja to instead go toward the extreme opposite spectrum and develop a ''massive'' ego and selfish attitude. Further, he found that Garland was willing to overlook his many self-indulgences as long as Kuja used them to sow discord, death and disharmony. Kuja grew a taste for this type of thing very quickly and before long was more than willing to cast himself as a villain because it was something he was uniquely good at, something that brought him power and solace, and was also the purest way he could express himself.

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* EvilFeelsGood: Rejecting the idea of being a tool created to serve and have no freedom of his own prompted Kuja to instead go toward the extreme opposite spectrum and develop a ''massive'' ego and selfish attitude. Further, he found that Garland was willing to overlook his many self-indulgences as long as Kuja used them to sow discord, death and disharmony. Kuja grew a taste for this type of thing very quickly and before long was more than willing to cast himself as a villain because it was something he was uniquely good at, something that brought him power and solace, and was also the purest way he could express himself.
7th Jan '17 8:49:32 PM Scabbard
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* CainAndAbel: Cain to Zidane's Abel because he is the evil and treacherous son. However, Zidance isn't fond of Dad either.

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* CainAndAbel: Cain to Zidane's Abel because he is the evil and treacherous son. However, Zidance Zidane isn't fond of Dad either.
28th Dec '16 12:20:53 AM Awesomekid42
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* WeaponOfChoice: [[ForkFencing Giant forks]] because she's a gourmand.

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* WeaponOfChoice: [[ForkFencing Giant forks]] because she's s/he's a gourmand.
27th Dec '16 11:34:13 PM Awesomekid42
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* AmbiguousGender: Black Waltz 2 has womanly hips and something of a bust, and the robe resembles a PimpedOutDress, but there's no evidence the Black Mages even have genders.

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* AmbiguousGender: Black Waltz 2 has womanly hips and something of a bust, and the robe resembles a PimpedOutDress, but there's no evidence the Black Mages even have genders. Dagger however refers to Black Waltz 2 as a he.



* PimpedOutDress: Black Waltz 2, which not only hints at a gender but is so long that her feet are never seen.

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* PimpedOutDress: Black Waltz 2, which not only hints at a gender but is so long that her his feet are never seen.



* PowerFloats: Black Waltz 2 never touches down, ever. Unless you beat her, of course.

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* PowerFloats: Black Waltz 2 never touches down, ever. Unless you beat her, him, of course.
27th Dec '16 2:57:07 PM tvtropeseditor
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*NinetiesAntiHero: Being a nice person is 'incompressible' to him as Zidane spares him. The tattoos, dreadlocks, less-practical claws and fashionable facial hair add to the 'cool' factor. Him saying 'Some call me the Flaming Amarant.' shows he doesn't mind being seen as this.
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