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The protagonist of the story, Ramza lived the comfortable life of a noble sequestered in Eagrose Castle as the youngest son of the famous Knight Gallant Barbaneth Beoulve and his commoner paramour. Like his trueborn brothers Ramza was sent (along with his peasant friend Delita) to the illustrious Gariland Military Academy to follow in his father's footsteps to become a knight of the Northern Sky. After the disaster at Fort Ziekden, Ramza spends the next few years as a mercenary and learns how the world works but retains his purity and will. Through his actions he saves the world from tearing itself apart from war, as well as fighting off the demonic Lucavi. He gains neither fame nor fortune and is branded a heretic by the church. In the end, [[spoiler: Ramza fought for what was right and saved the only thing he truly cared about, his sister]].

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The protagonist of the story, Ramza lived the comfortable life of a noble sequestered in Eagrose Castle as the youngest son of the famous Knight Gallant Barbaneth Beoulve and his commoner paramour. Like his trueborn brothers Ramza was sent (along with his peasant friend Delita) to the illustrious Gariland Military Academy to follow in his father's footsteps to become a knight of the Northern Sky. After the disaster at Fort Ziekden, Ramza spends the next few years as a mercenary and learns how the world works but retains his purity and will. Through his actions he saves the world from tearing itself apart from war, as well as fighting off the demonic Lucavi. He gains neither fame nor fortune and is branded a heretic by the church. In the end, [[spoiler: Ramza fought for what was right and saved the only thing he truly cared about, his sister]].
sister.



* BewareTheHonestOnes: [[spoiler: He turns against the Order of the Northern Sky in the battle of Ziekden Fortress because Tietra was shot dead by them]]. Later in the game, [[spoiler: he turns against Gaffgarion to save Ovelia from him (and unknowingly, from Dycedarg)]]. He basically spends the whole game surprising everyone with how far he's willing to go just to defend what he considers right. [[spoiler: Barbaneth would be proud of him]].

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* BewareTheHonestOnes: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He turns against the Order of the Northern Sky in the battle of Ziekden Fortress because Tietra was shot dead by them]]. Later in the game, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he turns against Gaffgarion to save Ovelia from him (and unknowingly, from Dycedarg)]]. He basically spends the whole game surprising everyone with how far he's willing to go just to defend what he considers right. [[spoiler: Barbaneth [[spoiler:Barbaneth would be proud of him]].



* ThePowerOfLove: He and Alma invoke this to [[spoiler: break Ajora's control over his sister's body]].

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* ThePowerOfLove: He and Alma invoke this to [[spoiler: break [[spoiler:break Ajora's control over his sister's body]].



Ramza's little sister, she spent much of her youth in a convent (the same one, coincidentally, as Ovelia) only recently returning to Eagrose where she became close with Delita's younger sister Tietra. Over the course of the story, she plays a supporting role, sometimes accompanying you, sometimes forcing herself into the party for the sake of her friends, and sometimes a DistressedDamsel. Eventually, it turns out that [[spoiler: her body is attuned to the Virgo stone, making her a perfect host for Ultima]]. Nonetheless, she [[spoiler: shakes off an attempted bodyjacking by Ultima in order]] to participate in the final battle, and has solid capabilities as a mage.

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Ramza's little sister, she spent much of her youth in a convent (the same one, coincidentally, as Ovelia) only recently returning to Eagrose where she became close with Delita's younger sister Tietra. Over the course of the story, she plays a supporting role, sometimes accompanying you, sometimes forcing herself into the party for the sake of her friends, and sometimes a DistressedDamsel. Eventually, it turns out that [[spoiler: her body is attuned to the Virgo stone, making her a perfect host for Ultima]]. Ultima. Nonetheless, she [[spoiler: shakes off an attempted bodyjacking by Ultima in order]] order to participate in the final battle, and has solid capabilities as a mage.



*** Interestingly, as a female unit, Agrias' magic tends to overshadow her strength in the late game. This makes White Magic an ideal second skillset for her, completing the defensive side of the trope as well.



A Count serving under Duke Goltana, and stepfather to Olan Durai. Said to be the only one who Barbaneth completely trusted. He was accused by Delita of plotting with Church officials to overthrow Goltana, and was imprisoned. When Cid was rescued by Ramza, [[spoiler:Delita murdered Goltana and an imposter dressed up like Cid, framing him]]. Last name was "Orlandu" on the [=PS1=]; in both versions he's also known as "Thunder God Cid".

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A Count serving under Duke Goltana, and stepfather to Olan Durai. Said to be the only one who Barbaneth completely trusted. He was accused by Delita of plotting with Church officials to overthrow Goltana, and was imprisoned. When Cid was rescued by Ramza, [[spoiler:Delita Delita murdered Goltana and an imposter dressed up like Cid, framing him]].him. Last name was "Orlandu" on the [=PS1=]; in both versions he's also known as "Thunder God Cid".



Rapha's older brother, called "Malak" in the [=PS1=] version. Continues to serve Barrington until [[spoiler: Rapha finally confronts him (Barrington) and he (Barrington) shoots her, leading to another TakingTheBullet moment]]. After that battle is concluded, the siblings join your party.

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Rapha's older brother, called "Malak" in the [=PS1=] version. Continues to serve Barrington until [[spoiler: Rapha finally confronts him (Barrington) and he (Barrington) shoots her, leading to another TakingTheBullet moment]].moment. After that battle is concluded, the siblings join your party.



The daughter of the leader of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the [=PS1=].

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The daughter of the leader of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Isilud]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]].demon]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the [=PS1=].



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A monster that will join your party after defeating Zodiark/[[spoiler: Elidibus]] at the end of the Deep Dungeon.

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A monster that will join your party after defeating Zodiark/[[spoiler: Elidibus]] Zodiark/Elidibus at the end of the Deep Dungeon.



[[spoiler:On the anniversary of their first encounter, Delita brings a bouquet of flowers to Queen Ovelia. Ovelia, paranoid that he manipulated her, their love was false and she has since expended her usefulness (and let's be honest, she may be entirely justified in this belief), lashes out at him with a dagger. He is stabbed, but manages to kill her in self-defense. As he lays in front of her, Delita wonders if it was truly worth it.]]

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[[spoiler:On On the anniversary of their first encounter, Delita brings a bouquet of flowers to Queen Ovelia. Ovelia, paranoid that he manipulated her, their love was false and she has since expended her usefulness (and let's be honest, she may be entirely justified in this belief), lashes out at him with a dagger. He is stabbed, but manages to kill her in self-defense. As he lays in front of her, Delita wonders if it was truly worth it.]]
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* BackFromTheDead[=/=]CameBackWrong: In the PSP remake, during Chapter Four.

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* BackFromTheDead[=/=]CameBackWrong: BackFromTheDead: In the PSP remake, during Chapter Four.



--> '''Ramza''': [[spoiler: So, your soul is bartered as well. Your grandsire would be proud]].

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--> '''Ramza''': [[spoiler: So, [[spoiler:So, your soul is bartered as well. Your grandsire would be proud]].



** [[spoiler: He is proven completely correct [[JerkassHasAPoint on that last point]].]]



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[[spoiler: In actuality he is an agent of Dycedarg, who appears from time to time to guide events and to try and convince Ramza to abandon his path and return to his brother's side. Is eventually defeated and slain by Ramza.]]

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[[spoiler: In actuality he is an agent of Dycedarg, who appears from time to time to guide events and to try and convince Ramza to abandon his path and return to his brother's side. Is eventually defeated and slain by Ramza.]]
Ramza.



* [[DarkIsEvil Dark Is Morally Ambiguous]]: And that's putting it lightly. The man ''does'' seem interested enough in Ramza's wellfare that he puts up with Ramza's painstaking idealism, but at the same time he's damn ruthless and stands out as the only human in the story's main narrative to use Darkness-based techniques.

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* [[DarkIsEvil Dark Is DarkIsEvil: Morally Ambiguous]]: And ambiguous, actually, and that's putting it lightly. The man ''does'' seem interested enough in Ramza's wellfare that he puts up with Ramza's painstaking idealism, but at the same time he's damn ruthless and stands out as the only human in the story's main narrative to use Darkness-based techniques.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Has an above average Bravery [[spoiler: despite his DirtyCoward status]].

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Has an above average Bravery [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite his DirtyCoward status]].



The eldest of the Beoulve children and the lord of Eagrose Castle, which he took over after his father, Barbaneth Beoulve's, passing. He acts as one of the primary advisers to Duke Larg - his longtime friend since childhood - and is the one who orchestrates many of The White Lion's actions. At the beginning of the game, he comes across as a stern man but seems to genuinely care for his younger brothers and sister. However, he soon reveals himself to be very ruthless, and his actions towards the Corpse Brigade (such as corrupting Gustav Margriff to kidnap Marquis Elmdore) dishonour the Beoulve name - facts Ramza at first refuses to believe, but must confront when it culminates in him [[spoiler: letting Tietra die at Ziekden rather than compromise]], disillusioning Ramza greatly.

As the War of the Lions begins, Dycedarg plots with Larg to seize the throne of Ivalice. Ramza later suspects - and Zalbaag discovers for himself - that Dycedarg [[spoiler: is probably the biggest monster in Ivalice - he [[SelfMadeOrphan murdered his own father purely for his own ambition]], and later killed Larg when he got the chance]]. When confronted over these deeds, [[spoiler: Ramza and Zalbaag fight and kill him, resulting in him merging with Adrammelech, one of the Lucavi. After disposing of Zalbaag, he turns his attentions on Ramza and is killed, sundering the Beoulve line and forever ending their influence within the nobility.]]

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The eldest of the Beoulve children and the lord of Eagrose Castle, which he took over after his father, Barbaneth Beoulve's, passing. He acts as one of the primary advisers to Duke Larg - his longtime friend since childhood - and is the one who orchestrates many of The White Lion's actions. At the beginning of the game, he comes across as a stern man but seems to genuinely care for his younger brothers and sister. However, he soon reveals himself to be very ruthless, and his actions towards the Corpse Brigade (such as corrupting Gustav Margriff to kidnap Marquis Elmdore) dishonour the Beoulve name - facts Ramza at first refuses to believe, but must confront when it culminates in him [[spoiler: letting Tietra die at Ziekden rather than compromise]], compromise, disillusioning Ramza greatly.

As the War of the Lions begins, Dycedarg plots with Larg to seize the throne of Ivalice. Ramza later suspects - and Zalbaag discovers for himself - that Dycedarg [[spoiler: is probably the biggest monster in Ivalice - he [[SelfMadeOrphan murdered his own father purely for his own ambition]], ambition, and later killed Larg when he got the chance]]. When confronted over these deeds, [[spoiler: Ramza and Zalbaag fight and kill him, resulting in him merging with Adrammelech, one of the Lucavi. After disposing of Zalbaag, he turns his attentions on Ramza and is killed, sundering the Beoulve line and forever ending their influence within the nobility.]]
nobility.



* AmbitionIsEvil: When you decide to [[spoiler: kill even your longtime friend for power once the oppotunity arises]], then you ''know'' this trope is in play.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: When you decide to [[spoiler: kill [[spoiler:kill even your longtime friend for power once the oppotunity arises]], then you ''know'' this trope is in play.



When Ramza suspects that [[spoiler: Dycedarg was responsible for Barbaneth/Balbanes' degrading health]], Zalbaag investigates and learns Ramza is right. He goes to [[spoiler: arrest Dycedarg (Ramza shows up to help) but after initially defeating him, Dycedarg transforms into Adrammelech and blasts Zalbaag in one strike (Or perhaps teleports him away for Hashmal to deal with?)]]. Later, [[spoiler: Ramza encounters Hashmal while exploring the family tomb. Hashmal stalls for time ([[ForTheEvulz and messes with Ramza]]) by bringing Zalbaag back as a vampire. Zalbaag announces that he cannot control himself and begs Ramza to kill him before he escapes and harms innocent lives]].

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When Ramza suspects that [[spoiler: Dycedarg was responsible for Barbaneth/Balbanes' degrading health]], health, Zalbaag investigates and learns Ramza is right. He goes to [[spoiler: arrest Dycedarg (Ramza shows up to help) but after initially defeating him, Dycedarg transforms into Adrammelech and blasts Zalbaag in one strike (Or perhaps teleports him away for Hashmal to deal with?)]]. with?). Later, [[spoiler: Ramza encounters Hashmal while exploring the family tomb. Hashmal stalls for time ([[ForTheEvulz and messes with Ramza]]) by bringing Zalbaag back as a vampire. Zalbaag announces that he cannot control himself and begs Ramza to kill him before he escapes and harms innocent lives]].
lives.



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%%* [[spoiler: CameBackWrong]]CameBackWrong



* ExactEavesDropping: On [[spoiler: his older brother Dycedarg]].

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* ExactEavesDropping: On [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his older brother Dycedarg]].



%%* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Nobles Who Actually Do Something]]
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%%* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Nobles Who Actually Do Something]]
%%* [[spoiler: OurZombiesAreDifferent]]
OurZombiesAreDifferent



** BlueOni: To Ramza, most of the time.
** RedOni: To Dycedarg, most definitely.

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** BlueOni: Blue Oni: To Ramza, most of the time.
** RedOni: Red Oni: To Dycedarg, most definitely.definitely.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething



%%* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]

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%%* [[spoiler:UnwittingPawn]]
UnwittingPawn



When the War of the Lions broke out, [[spoiler: Elmdore was mortally wounded in the Battle of Lesalia. Because he was holding the Gemini auracite, he became the host to the demon Zalera. Joining his Lucavi allies at Riovanes, he fought Ramza Beoulve briefly before goading him to Limberry to continue their conflict. There he fought Ramza for a time before becoming Zalera, but was defeated due to a joint effort between Ramza and Meliadoul Tengille, and killed for good.]]

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When the War of the Lions broke out, [[spoiler: Elmdore was mortally wounded in the Battle of Lesalia. Because he was holding the Gemini auracite, he became the host to the demon Zalera. Joining his Lucavi allies at Riovanes, he fought Ramza Beoulve briefly before goading him to Limberry to continue their conflict. There he fought Ramza for a time before becoming Zalera, but was defeated due to a joint effort between Ramza and Meliadoul Tengille, and killed for good.]]
good.



** BadassInDistress: Saving him from the Corpse Brigade is one of the first things Ramza accomplishes in the story.

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** * BadassInDistress: Saving him from the Corpse Brigade is one of the first things Ramza accomplishes in the story.



* DealWithTheDevil -> DemonicPossession: Mortally wounded during the Battle of Lesalia, he was clinging to the Gemini auracite and made a deal with [[BatOutOfHell Zalera]] to survive, thus becoming a Lucavi host.

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* DealWithTheDevil -> DemonicPossession: DealWithTheDevil: Mortally wounded during the Battle of Lesalia, he was clinging to the Gemini auracite and made a deal with [[BatOutOfHell Zalera]] to survive, thus becoming a Lucavi host.



%%* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel]]

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%%* [[spoiler: OneWingedAngel]]OneWingedAngel



The ruler of Riovanes, Barrington is the adoptive father of Rapha and Marach, assassins under his command who he raised after their hometown was destroyed (by him, of course). His forces briefly opposed Ramza during Chapter 3 before Rapha defected, and after [[spoiler: his killing of Marach, he was offed from behind by Zalera (found to be possessing Marquis Elmdore at the time)]].

* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Foster Father]]: To Rapha and Marach, but ''especially'' [[RapeAsBackstory Rapha]].

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The ruler of Riovanes, Barrington is the adoptive father of Rapha and Marach, assassins under his command who he raised after their hometown was destroyed (by him, of course). His forces briefly opposed Ramza during Chapter 3 before Rapha defected, and after [[spoiler: his killing of Marach, he was offed from behind by Zalera (found to be possessing Marquis Elmdore at the time)]].

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* [[AbusiveParents Abusive Foster Father]]: AbusiveParents: To Rapha and Marach, but ''especially'' [[RapeAsBackstory Rapha]].



A wise and kind elder who oversees the Orbonne Monastery. He looks after Alma and Ovelia at various points in the game. It later turns out that he's dedicated his life to [[spoiler: translating the Germonique Scriptures, which reveal the truth about Saint Ajora's lack of divinity.]]

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A wise and kind elder who oversees the Orbonne Monastery. He looks after Alma and Ovelia at various points in the game. It later turns out that he's dedicated his life to [[spoiler: translating the Germonique Scriptures, which reveal the truth about Saint Ajora's lack of divinity.]]
divinity.



%%* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence]]
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%%* [[spoiler: DefectorFromDecadence]]
DefectorFromDecadence
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%%* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard]]

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The High Confessor of Ivalice, and elderly leader of the Church of Glabados. He does not appear very often in the game, but plays an active part in the plot of the story. [[spoiler: He pits the White and Black Lions against one another during the game, thinking he is the mastermind. Of course, there is another behind him.]]

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The High Confessor of Ivalice, and elderly leader of the Church of Glabados. He does not appear very often in the game, but plays an active part in the plot of the story. [[spoiler: He pits the White and Black Lions against one another during the game, thinking he is the mastermind. Of course, there is another behind him.]]
him.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Probably percieves his actions as such. [[spoiler: He certainly wasn't in the know about the demons]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Probably percieves his actions as such. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He certainly wasn't in the know about the demons]].



Cardinal of the Glabados Church in Ivalice and the lord sovereign of Lionel Castle, Delacroix is the second-in-command of the Glabados Church and a war veteran of the Fifty Years War. During Chapter Two, the party comes to him for assistance with protecting Ovelia due to the Church's neutrality from the matters of nobles, and he kindly offers his support. Unbeknownst to the party at the time, the Church has its own plans and Delacroix - as a high-ranking lord - is privy to them. Such plans include [[spoiler: hiring the Baert Company to hinder Mustadio back in Gulg, kidnapping Ovelia, and trying to have Agrias eliminated so that she is removed from the princess's side]].

It eventually turns out that [[spoiler: Delacroix is the human host of one of the Lucavi demons - Cúchulainn, the Impure. Killing him sets Ramza's ultimate fate for the historic records ''and'' sets in motion the ''true'' plot behind the events of the story.]]

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Cardinal of the Glabados Church in Ivalice and the lord sovereign of Lionel Castle, Delacroix is the second-in-command of the Glabados Church and a war veteran of the Fifty Years War. During Chapter Two, the party comes to him for assistance with protecting Ovelia due to the Church's neutrality from the matters of nobles, and he kindly offers his support. Unbeknownst to the party at the time, the Church has its own plans and Delacroix - as a high-ranking lord - is privy to them. Such plans include [[spoiler: hiring the Baert Company to hinder Mustadio back in Gulg, kidnapping Ovelia, and trying to have Agrias eliminated so that she is removed from the princess's side]].

side.

It eventually turns out that [[spoiler: Delacroix is the human host of one of the Lucavi demons - Cúchulainn, the Impure. Killing him sets Ramza's ultimate fate for the historic records ''and'' sets in motion the ''true'' plot behind the events of the story.]]
story.



A Confessor in the employ of the Glabados Church. He comes into conflict with Ramza after [[spoiler: he kills Delacroix and becomes a heretic.]]

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A Confessor in the employ of the Glabados Church. He comes into conflict with Ramza after [[spoiler: he kills Delacroix and becomes a heretic.]]
heretic.



* KangarooCourt: Tries Ramza in absentia for [[spoiler: the death of Cardinal Delacroix]]. Even before then, it's made clear that being accused of heresy by Zalmour is as good as getting convicted.

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* KangarooCourt: Tries Ramza in absentia for [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the death of Cardinal Delacroix]]. Even before then, it's made clear that being accused of heresy by Zalmour is as good as getting convicted.



* TheMole: Along with Delita. [[spoiler: And ''to'' Delita as well, as she was ordered to kill him if he actually joined the Black Lion or betrayed the Church (though she ultimately couldn't bring herself to do so)]].

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* TheMole: Along with Delita. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And ''to'' Delita as well, as she was ordered to kill him if he actually joined the Black Lion or betrayed the Church (though she ultimately couldn't bring herself to do so)]].



-> ''[[spoiler: Angel of Blood]], in all things you I serve. No wine more deep, no searing coal more hot than this, the crimson blood for you I spill!''

The leader of the Knights Templar branch of the church. He makes occasional appearances throughout the first half of the game, but does not become important until later in the story. His children, Isilud and Meliadoul, serve under him. [[spoiler: He is actually possessed by Hashmal, the second-in-command of the Lucavi]].

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-> ''[[spoiler: Angel ''Angel of Blood]], Blood, in all things you I serve. No wine more deep, no searing coal more hot than this, the crimson blood for you I spill!''

The leader of the Knights Templar branch of the church. He makes occasional appearances throughout the first half of the game, but does not become important until later in the story. His children, Isilud and Meliadoul, serve under him. [[spoiler: He is actually possessed by Hashmal, the second-in-command of the Lucavi]].
Lucavi.



A year later, a more jaded Wiegraf is hired by the Church, who convince him that despite their methods being different they both want the same goal - peace for Ivalice. During this time, Wiegraf eventually lays a trap for Ramza by [[spoiler: travelling to Orbonne Monastery with Isilud Tengille to kidnap Ramza's sister]], luring Ramza to his location. Ramza proves quite capable and defeats him a second time. [[spoiler: As he lies wounded - possibly mortally - Wiegraf's Zodiac Stone speaks to him, offering him vast amounts of power. Not realising the true nature of the stones, Wiegraf accepts and becomes possessed by the Lucavi Belias, losing his humanity and now wanting nothing more than to torture and kill Ramza ForTheEvulz]]. At Riovanes castle, Wiegraf ambushes Ramza and duels him alone. [[spoiler: After his third defeat, he drops his {{Gameface}} and becomes Belias. Joined by his allies, Ramza defeats and kills Belias, ending the Lucavi and putting Wiegraf's restless soul to peace at last]].

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A year later, a more jaded Wiegraf is hired by the Church, who convince him that despite their methods being different they both want the same goal - peace for Ivalice. During this time, Wiegraf eventually lays a trap for Ramza by [[spoiler: travelling to Orbonne Monastery with Isilud Tengille to kidnap Ramza's sister]], sister, luring Ramza to his location. Ramza proves quite capable and defeats him a second time. [[spoiler: As he lies wounded - possibly mortally - Wiegraf's Zodiac Stone speaks to him, offering him vast amounts of power. Not realising the true nature of the stones, Wiegraf accepts and becomes possessed by the Lucavi Belias, losing his humanity and now wanting nothing more than to torture and kill Ramza ForTheEvulz]].ForTheEvulz. At Riovanes castle, Wiegraf ambushes Ramza and duels him alone. [[spoiler: After his third defeat, he drops his {{Gameface}} and becomes Belias. Joined by his allies, Ramza defeats and kills Belias, ending the Lucavi and putting Wiegraf's restless soul to peace at last]].
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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV -> Type III -> Type II]]

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* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV -> Type III -> Type II]]%%* AntiVillain:



* DealWithTheDevil -> DemonicPossession: As he lies dying, the Zodiac stone offers to save his life for a price. He accepts, and is possessed by Belias

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* DealWithTheDevil -> DemonicPossession: DealWithTheDevil: As he lies dying, the Zodiac stone offers to save his life for a price. He accepts, and is possessed by Belias



* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: He started to compromise some of his ideals by joining the Shrine Knights, and then abandoned them completely when [[spoiler: he gave himself to Lucavi]]. Ramza calls him out on this.

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* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: He started to compromise some of his ideals by joining the Shrine Knights, and then abandoned them completely when [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he gave himself to Lucavi]]. Ramza calls him out on this.



%%* LaResistance -> KnightTemplar

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%%* LaResistance -> KnightTemplarLaResistance



Meliadoul's little brother and Folmarv's son, he's a member of the Knights Templar branch of the Church like his father and sister. He's sent to kidnap Alma at Orbonne Monastery and succeeds, taking her to Riovanes. There, [[spoiler: he witnesses his father transform into a demon before his eyes, after which he attempts to fight back. He is mortally wounded by Hashmal, after which Alma is discovered to be a suitable host for Ultima and is taken by Folmarv.]]

* AbusiveParents: His father Folmarv.
* AntiVillain

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Meliadoul's little brother and Folmarv's son, he's a member of the Knights Templar branch of the Church like his father and sister. He's sent to kidnap Alma at Orbonne Monastery and succeeds, taking her to Riovanes. There, [[spoiler: he witnesses his father transform into a demon before his eyes, after which he attempts to fight back. He is mortally wounded by Hashmal, after which Alma is discovered to be a suitable host for Ultima and is taken by Folmarv.]]

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Folmarv.

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!! Ultima/Altima ([[spoiler: Saint Ajora Glabados]])

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!! Ultima/Altima ([[spoiler: Saint (Saint Ajora Glabados]])
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Associated with the Virgo auracite, she is the leader (and only seen female member) of the Lucavi who commanded their forces during the original conflict for control over Ivalice centuries ago. She was, unbeknownst to most, [[spoiler: acting through Ajora Glabados as her host body.]] Now, [[spoiler: the only host suitable to resurrect Ajora - and by extension, Ultima - is Ramza Beoulve's little sister, Alma.]] She is the 6th and last Lucavi which Ramza is forced to fight.

In anticipation of her return, Hashmal [[spoiler: brings Alma to the correct spot in Mullonde]] in order to resurrect Altima, intending to fulfill all the remaining requirements for her return... only Ramza is close by and beats Hashmal's ass silly. Hashmal [[spoiler: promptly sacrifices himself to provide just enough fuel to resurrect Ajora in Alma's body]]. Ramza and Alma [[spoiler: apply ThePowerOfLove and Alma rejects Ajora]], but Altima is still strong enough to get her own body. [[spoiler: No matter, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Ramza and Alma take her out]].]]

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Associated with the Virgo auracite, she is the leader (and only seen female member) of the Lucavi who commanded their forces during the original conflict for control over Ivalice centuries ago. She was, unbeknownst to most, [[spoiler: acting through Ajora Glabados as her host body.]] body. Now, [[spoiler: the only host suitable to resurrect Ajora - and by extension, Ultima - is Ramza Beoulve's little sister, Alma.]] Alma. She is the 6th and last Lucavi which Ramza is forced to fight.

In anticipation of her return, Hashmal [[spoiler: brings Alma to the correct spot in Mullonde]] Mullonde in order to resurrect Altima, intending to fulfill all the remaining requirements for her return... only Ramza is close by and beats Hashmal's ass silly. Hashmal [[spoiler: promptly sacrifices himself to provide just enough fuel to resurrect Ajora in Alma's body]]. Ramza and Alma [[spoiler: apply ThePowerOfLove and Alma rejects Ajora]], Ajora, but Altima is still strong enough to get her own body. [[spoiler: No matter, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Ramza and Alma take her out]].]]
out]].



* [[spoiler: GenderBender: Due to Ajora, her host, being a male]]. [[FanWank We... think so, anyway.]]
* HotAsHell/AngelicBeauty: She ''is'' a devil, and wears the attire (a red leotard looking thing) you'd expect a hot devil girl to wear. However, her body is a blonde haired angelic one.

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* [[spoiler: GenderBender: Due to Ajora, her [[spoiler:her host, being a male]].male. [[FanWank We... think so, anyway.]]
]]]]
* HotAsHell/AngelicBeauty: HotAsHel: She ''is'' a devil, and wears the attire (a red leotard looking thing) you'd expect a hot devil girl to wear. However, her body is a blonde haired angelic one.



* WeaksauceWeakness: Due to her high number of hitpoints, percentage based attacks like drain deal lots of damage to Ultima.

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* WeaksauceWeakness: WeaksauceWeakness:
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Due to her high number of hitpoints, percentage based attacks like drain deal lots of damage to Ultima.



** Spoiler-marked due to it destroying any difficulty to the boss battle: [[spoiler: Ultima can be inflicted with Don't Act.]]

!! Hashmal/Hashmalum ([[spoiler: Folmarv Tengille]])

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** Spoiler-marked due to it destroying any difficulty to the boss battle: [[spoiler: Ultima can be inflicted with Don't Act.]]


!! Hashmal/Hashmalum ([[spoiler: Folmarv Tengille]])
(Folmarv Tengille)



* TheDragon: To Ultima
** DragonInChief: To an extent - he's ''not'' more dangerous than his mistress and serves her loyally, but with Ultima out of commission Hashmal's been forced to enforce her law until she is found and resurrected. He's not exactly a joke villain, either.

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* %%* TheDragon: To Ultima
** * DragonInChief: To an extent - he's ''not'' more dangerous than his mistress and serves her loyally, but with Ultima out of commission Hashmal's been forced to enforce her law until she is found and resurrected. He's not exactly a joke villain, either.



* HeroicSacrifice: More like "Villainous Sacrifice", but the principle is the same. [[spoiler:When he fails to provide the bloodshed required for Ajora's resurrection, Hashmal ''kills himself'' and uses his own life to resurrect her (admittedly, he'd already been defeated by Ramza's group, but still...). For an SD sprite, it's rather gory too; he impales himself on his own oversized claws.]]



* [[HeroicSacrifice Villainous Sacrifice]]: When he fails to provide the bloodshed required for Ajora's resurrection, Hashmal ''kills himself'' and uses his own life to resurrect her (admittedly, he'd already been defeated by Ramza's group, but still...). For an SD sprite, it's rather gory too; he impales himself on his own oversized claws.]]

!! Cúchulainn/Queklain ([[spoiler: Alphonse Delacroix]])

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* [[HeroicSacrifice Villainous Sacrifice]]: When he fails to provide the bloodshed required for Ajora's resurrection, Hashmal ''kills himself'' and uses his own life to resurrect her (admittedly, he'd already been defeated by Ramza's group, but still...). For an SD sprite, it's rather gory too; he impales himself on his own oversized claws.]]


!! Cúchulainn/Queklain ([[spoiler: Alphonse Delacroix]])
(Alphonse Delacroix)



!! Belias/Velius ([[spoiler: Wiegraf Folles]])

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!! Belias/Velius ([[spoiler: Wiegraf Folles]])
(Wiegraf Folles)



Associated with the Aries auracite, Belias was the 2nd Lucavi demon Ramza Beoulve fought against. With the form of a bipedal ram, he emerges when [[spoiler: decieving a dying Wiegraf into entering a contract with him, after which he possesses him]]. Ramza faces him later at Riovannes, where after defeating [[spoiler: Wiegraf]], Belias emerges to fight Ramza only to be defeated and killed.

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Associated with the Aries auracite, Belias was the 2nd Lucavi demon Ramza Beoulve fought against. With the form of a bipedal ram, he emerges when [[spoiler: decieving a dying Wiegraf into entering a contract with him, after which he possesses him]]. him. Ramza faces him later at Riovannes, where after defeating [[spoiler: Wiegraf]], Wiegraf, Belias emerges to fight Ramza only to be defeated and killed.



!! Zalera ([[spoiler: Messam Elmdore]])

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!! Zalera ([[spoiler: Messam Elmdore]])
(Messam Elmdore)



!! Adrammelech/Adramelk([[spoiler: Dycedarg Beoulve]])

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!! Adrammelech/Adramelk([[spoiler: Dycedarg Beoulve]])
Adrammelech/Adramelk(Dycedarg Beoulve)



Associated with the Capricorn auracite, Adrammelech confronts Ramza in [[spoiler: Eagrose Castle, after merging with Dycedarg Beoulve]]. Notably, he seemed to have not taken possession of his host in the least, but rather joined with him (given that he espouses his human host's philosophies with a touch of Lucavi-flavoured evil). He is the 4th Lucavi that Ramza fights.

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Associated with the Capricorn auracite, Adrammelech confronts Ramza in [[spoiler: Eagrose Castle, after merging with Dycedarg Beoulve]].Beoulve. Notably, he seemed to have not taken possession of his host in the least, but rather joined with him (given that he espouses his human host's philosophies with a touch of Lucavi-flavoured evil). He is the 4th Lucavi that Ramza fights.



* ClimaxBoss: The fight with him is [[spoiler: the crisis-point of Chapter Four - with his death, both Zalbaag and Dycedarg are gone and the Beoulve line is shattered]].

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* ClimaxBoss: The fight with him is [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the crisis-point of Chapter Four - with his death, both Zalbaag and Dycedarg are gone and the Beoulve line is shattered]].



* SmallNameBigEgo[=/=]TooDumbToLive: When he appears, the first thing he does is ''dispose of all his allies and try to fight Ramza & Co. by himself''. Honestly, there's just no excuse for such arrogance - even [[GenreSavvy Belias]] summoned several lesser demons to help him, while Zalera initially attempted a healthy retreat once Ramza killed ''his'' minions.
** Of course, it's unlikely the knights would have continued fighting for him after the whole 'demon transformation' thing.

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* SmallNameBigEgo[=/=]TooDumbToLive: SmallNameBigEgo: When he appears, the first thing he does is ''dispose of all his allies and try to fight Ramza & Co. by himself''. Honestly, there's just no excuse for such arrogance - even [[GenreSavvy Belias]] summoned several lesser demons to help him, while Zalera initially attempted a healthy retreat once Ramza killed ''his'' minions.
** Of course, it's unlikely the knights would have continued fighting for him after the whole 'demon transformation' thing.
minions.



!! Zodiark ([[spoiler: Elidibus]])

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!! Zodiark ([[spoiler: Elidibus]])(Elidibus)



Curiously, despite Zodiark being the name of the associated Esper in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', here it - for unknown reasons - actually manifests as the Lucavi's ''summon'', while the demon inhabits the body of [[spoiler: Elidibus, a Fifty Years War hero]] and maintains the host's name instead. This might be due to the unique nature of his body even compared to other Lucavi and Lucavi possession, and/or perhaps as a result of the seemingly-symbiotic relationship between host and demon.

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Curiously, despite Zodiark being the name of the associated Esper in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', here it - for unknown reasons - actually manifests as the Lucavi's ''summon'', while the demon inhabits the body of [[spoiler: Elidibus, a Fifty Years War hero]] hero and maintains the host's name instead. This might be due to the unique nature of his body even compared to other Lucavi and Lucavi possession, and/or perhaps as a result of the seemingly-symbiotic relationship between host and demon.



* [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Nobles Who Actually Do Something]]: He's said to be in the same league as T.G. Cid, and maybe even a little bit stronger - his ability on the battlefield was so feared that his enemies sued for peace when he gave them a chance.




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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's said to be in the same league as T.G. Cid, and maybe even a little bit stronger - his ability on the battlefield was so feared that his enemies sued for peace when he gave them a chance.



Ajora also happens to be [[spoiler: the host for the leader of the demonic Lucavi]], biding his time for [[spoiler: a resurrection and return to Ivalice. This will require many, many sacrifices so the Lucavi manipulate the world leaders into constant strife and war. Ajora also needs the correct body to possess, and Alma Beoluve happens to be the lucky victim.]]

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Ajora also happens to be [[spoiler: the host for the leader of the demonic Lucavi]], Lucavi, biding his time for [[spoiler: a resurrection and return to Ivalice. This will require many, many sacrifices so the Lucavi manipulate the world leaders into constant strife and war. Ajora also needs the correct body to possess, and Alma Beoluve happens to be the lucky victim.]]
victim.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Given his [[CrystalDragonJesus status]], this is a belief of many of his followers. [[spoiler: Assuming he ''did'' ascend, it [[DemonicPossession sure wasn't in the way most thought...]]]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Given his [[CrystalDragonJesus status]], this is a belief of many of his followers. [[spoiler: Assuming [[spoiler:Assuming he ''did'' ascend, it [[DemonicPossession sure wasn't in the way most thought...]]]]



%%* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]
* {{Expy}}: [[CrystalDragonJesus Who do you think]]? Subverted in that [[spoiler: he was actually an ordinary human being... who happened to become possessed by Ultima, the Lucavi leader]].

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%%* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]
DemonicPossession
* {{Expy}}: [[CrystalDragonJesus Who do you think]]? Subverted in that [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he was actually an ordinary human being... who happened to become possessed by Ultima, the Lucavi leader]].



* MagicStaff: Their WeaponOfChoice.
* WhiteMage

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* %%* MagicStaff: Their WeaponOfChoice.
* %%* WhiteMage



* BlackMage

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* %%* BlackMage



* BareYourMidriff[=/=]WalkingShirtlessScene: Male Geomancers.

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* BareYourMidriff[=/=]WalkingShirtlessScene: BareYourMidriff: Male Geomancers.
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: A Calculator can obviously observe the elevation an enemy is standing on InUniverse, but they are also somehow able to figure out enemy levels, experience, and current CT as well.
7th Jul '16 11:49:57 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ManipulativeBastard: Certainly, though he's a ''much'' less cruel and callous version than most. His intelligence is admirable enough that he qualifies much more as a...
** MagnificentBastard

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* ManipulativeBastard: Certainly, though he's a ''much'' less cruel and callous version than most. His intelligence is admirable enough that He manipulates everyone, including Ramza, into helping him get into into power while getting all of the corrupt people offed, whom he qualifies much more as a...
** MagnificentBastard
also manipulated.
28th May '16 10:01:54 PM nombretomado
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A Count serving under Duke Goltana, and stepfather to Olan Durai. Said to be the only one who Barbaneth completely trusted. He was accused by Delita of plotting with Church officials to overthrow Goltana, and was imprisoned. When Cid was rescued by Ramza, [[spoiler:Delita murdered Goltana and an imposter dressed up like Cid, framing him]]. Last name was "Orlandu" on the PS1; in both versions he's also known as "Thunder God Cid".

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A Count serving under Duke Goltana, and stepfather to Olan Durai. Said to be the only one who Barbaneth completely trusted. He was accused by Delita of plotting with Church officials to overthrow Goltana, and was imprisoned. When Cid was rescued by Ramza, [[spoiler:Delita murdered Goltana and an imposter dressed up like Cid, framing him]]. Last name was "Orlandu" on the PS1; [=PS1=]; in both versions he's also known as "Thunder God Cid".



Rapha's older brother, called "Malak" in the PS1 version. Continues to serve Barrington until [[spoiler: Rapha finally confronts him (Barrington) and he (Barrington) shoots her, leading to another TakingTheBullet moment]]. After that battle is concluded, the siblings join your party.

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Rapha's older brother, called "Malak" in the PS1 [=PS1=] version. Continues to serve Barrington until [[spoiler: Rapha finally confronts him (Barrington) and he (Barrington) shoots her, leading to another TakingTheBullet moment]]. After that battle is concluded, the siblings join your party.



The daughter of the leader of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the PS1.

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The daughter of the leader of UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the PS1.
[=PS1=].



* OvershadowedByAwesome: Like Agrias, Cid learns all of her abilities and more, but unlike Agrias, Meliadoul is recruited ''after'' Cid, eliminating any niche she may have had by having those skills earlier in the game. Worse, in the PS1 original her sword techs didn't work on monsters, making her nearly useless in a lot of random encounter battles.

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* OvershadowedByAwesome: Like Agrias, Cid learns all of her abilities and more, but unlike Agrias, Meliadoul is recruited ''after'' Cid, eliminating any niche she may have had by having those skills earlier in the game. Worse, in the PS1 [=PS1=] original her sword techs didn't work on monsters, making her nearly useless in a lot of random encounter battles.



A robot of some sort, who joins the party after you figure out which of your collection of PlotCoupons powers him. His introduction is a notorious CrowningMomentOfFunny (mostly due to being one of few humourous scenes in the entire game), and after his activation he swears his loyalty to Ramza. Known as "Worker 8" in the PS1 version.

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A robot of some sort, who joins the party after you figure out which of your collection of PlotCoupons powers him. His introduction is a notorious CrowningMomentOfFunny (mostly due to being one of few humourous scenes in the entire game), and after his activation he swears his loyalty to Ramza. Known as "Worker 8" in the PS1 [=PS1=] version.



A cameo character imported from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (which had just come out at the time of the PS1 release). He is accidentally summoned into Ivalice by Mustadio's father and then disappears until later, where he runs into a flower girl mysteriously named Aerith. If you help protect her from a group of thugs, he'll join your party.

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A cameo character imported from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' (which had just come out at the time of the PS1 [=PS1=] release). He is accidentally summoned into Ivalice by Mustadio's father and then disappears until later, where he runs into a flower girl mysteriously named Aerith. If you help protect her from a group of thugs, he'll join your party.



The stepson of Cidolfus Orlandeau, Orran (Olan in the PS1 version) is an Astrologist who crosses paths with Ramza multiple times, during which the two aid one another. Despite his affiliation with the Southern Sky, Orran aims to do what is right and so investigates the Glabados Church and the Lions War in order to seek out the truth.

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The stepson of Cidolfus Orlandeau, Orran (Olan in the PS1 [=PS1=] version) is an Astrologist who crosses paths with Ramza multiple times, during which the two aid one another. Despite his affiliation with the Southern Sky, Orran aims to do what is right and so investigates the Glabados Church and the Lions War in order to seek out the truth.



* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: To quote the PS1 version, "Now let me hear your death cries, and your tormented screams of anguish!"

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* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: To quote the PS1 [=PS1=] version, "Now let me hear your death cries, and your tormented screams of anguish!"
27th May '16 2:23:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: He's very blonde, and even though he's not the most evil character in the game he's one of the most revoltingly dickish.



%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
21st May '16 2:00:30 PM Morgenthaler
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%%* BlondesAreEvil
18th May '16 4:00:26 AM Morgenthaler
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The daughter of the leader of the KnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the PS1.

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The daughter of the leader of the KnightsTemplar, UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, she at first opposes the party because she believes that [[spoiler: Ramza [[YouKilledMyFather killed her brother, Isilud]]]]. Fortunately she comes to her senses upon seeing the Lucavi with her own eyes, realising that [[spoiler: her daddy had willingly [[DealWithTheDevil turned himself into a demon]]]]. Last name spelled "Tingel" on the PS1.



A member of the KnightsTemplar ("Temple Knights" in the PSX version) who fell in love with a hot young woman and is currently in search of her.

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A member of the KnightsTemplar UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar ("Temple Knights" in the PSX version) who fell in love with a hot young woman and is currently in search of her.
23rd Apr '16 6:45:26 PM RainbowPhoenix
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* BadassOnPaper: On paper, she's basically a god in terms of stats and moves. However, it turns out that almost all of her moves are {{Useless Useful Spell}}s and don't work as described. In practice the main thing she has going for her is unusually high HP.

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* BadassOnPaper: On paper, she's basically a god in terms of stats and moves. However, it turns out that almost all of her moves are {{Useless Useful Spell}}s and don't work as described. In practice the main thing she has going for her is unusually high HP. Fortunately, she can be swapped into any standard class, and the abilities she gains there moved to her Dragonkin class.
22nd Mar '16 10:26:42 AM keyblade333
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* DoubleAgent: More like a triple agent.

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* DoubleAgent: More like a triple agent. He plays almost everyone in his quest to become king.



* HeWhoFightsMonsters

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* HeWhoFightsMonstersHeWhoFightsMonsters: In his quest to change Ivalice for the death of his sister, Delita becomes very much the same type of person that lead to the death of his sister; someone who callously throws lives away.



* LonelyAtTheTop: [[spoiler: Implied that this is how he feels in the end.]]

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* LonelyAtTheTop: [[spoiler: Implied that this is how he feels in the end. After manipulating or killing virtually anyone close to him, Delita ends up alone.]]



* BreakTheCutie: Ovelia never hurt anyone, but life does its damndest to find ways to make her suffer. [[spoiler:Then [[KillTheCutie Delita kills her]].]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Ovelia never hurt anyone, but life does its damndest to find ways to make her suffer. [[spoiler:Then [[KillTheCutie Delita kills her]].her in self defense]].]]



* GuestStarPartyMember: For several battles during Chapter Two.

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* GuestStarPartyMember: For several battles during Chapter Two. She has no offensive abilities but has some very strong supportive and healing magic.
18th Feb '16 8:39:47 PM 123zane321
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* GameBreaker: Basically a giant "You Win" button for the majority of battles he takes part in.
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