The tactically based game of the FF series has a decent-sized cast of characters. Even worse, when the game was remade for the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] as ''War of the Lions'', quite a few names were changed. We're going with the PSP versions, but we'll list the original [=PS1=] names as well.


[[folder:Main Story Party Members]]

!! Ramza Beoulve/Ramza Lugria

-> ''I have no wish to change the world.''

--> Voiced by: Creator/PhilLaMarr

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, Ramza fought for what was right and saved the only thing he truly cared about, his sister.

* AlmightyJanitor: Ramza saves the world from an EldritchAbomination and alters the course of history, yet technically (in-story) never rose above the rank of squire.
** The game drives this point further home: each new chapter has a new Squire ability exclusive to Ramza alone.
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: "I'm saving Agrias! Geronimo!"
* BelatedHappyEnding: Ramza was known as a heretic in the annals of history... until these records came to light.
* 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]].
%%* BigBrotherInstinct: This drives him for the entire second half of the game.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[{{SubvertedTrope}} Ramza is actually quite bad at this.]] He is either much too late to do anything, or happens to be in the right place at the right time by accident. Or he needs the rescuing.
* BoringButPractical: Ramza's upgraded Squire skillset lacks the awesome abilities of characters like Agrias or Gaffgarion, but comes with come ''amazing'' instant and perfect-accuracy buffing skills later in the game as well as the mighty Ultima spell.
** The game's versatile job system can take this even further, give Ramza Chemist abilities and Throw Item in his Squire class and you have a ''ludicrously'' effective support unit that can heal and buff characters with perfect accuracy from a distance while being very good at staying alive (due to Ramza being able to use shields and having high health) and [[CombatMedic fighting back if necessary]]. While this is a very dull way to use Ramza it's very easy to set up from the start of the game and remains effective for the rest of it. It also saves space in the party by combining Ramza and a healer into one unit so you can have more options to make a party.
* ButNowIMustGo: WordOfGod states that Ramza managed to live in the ending [[ and have other adventures]], just not in Ivalice.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In chapters 2 and 3 he wears dark purple, heavy armor platings on his torso, elbows and shoulders with two spikes on each shoulder protector, over a black leather turtle-neck fabric which covers the wrists of his brown leather gloves over white gauntlets. He is still the single most unambiguously heroic character in the game.
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Ramza and his team murder their way up the demon hierarchy until they reach High Seraph Ultima/Bloody Angel Altima and kick her ass too.
* DismissingACompliment: Ramza is clearly uncomfortable receiving praise from his brothers, which Zalbag even notes. Even when his allies praise him later on, Ramza still is uncomfortable with it.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Although he survived, Ramza was branded a heretic for the rest of his life. The game's framing device is the first time history revealed him to be a hero.
* DrinkOrder: Orders milk in the cutscene where he meets Beowulf.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: He loses the ponytail between chapters 1 and 2, signifying his [[spoiler:abandonment of the life of a noble]] after the disaster of Fort Ziekden.
%%* {{Foil}}: To several characters: Delita, Wiegraf, Argath, Gaffgarion, Isilud and Orran.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Ramza draws a sword on Velius regardless of whether Ramza is in a sword-wielding class or not.
* GenerationXerox: Ramza embodies the noble qualities long-prized by House Beoulve more than either of his older brothers, and follows in his father Barbaneth's footsteps rather admirably - not only is he an unflinchingly noble individual, he's also a total ''BadassNormal'' on the battlefield. In addition to that, however, it is strongly implied that [[spoiler: he and Alma are descendants of either Germonique, the man who betrayed DarkMessiah Ajora Glabados centuries ago - presumably coming from their mother's side of the family or [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Vaan]] who defeated Ultima and her ilk near twelve centuries previous]].
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Ramza may be an exile and a heretic hunted by the church, but in reality he is truly heroic, rushing to the aid of those that need help. And he doesn't need a title.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Subverted, at least in the PSP version; the game has the player enter their name and date of birth (on the Solar Calendar, converted to Zodiac Calendar for them) at the start of a new save, which then become Ramza's name and Zodiac. However, the voice-acted cutscenes in the PSP version refer to Ramza by name, and a Ramza fought in Rendezvous is invariably a Capricorn.
%%* TheHero
* TheHeretic: He's declared one by the Church of Glabados after [[HeKnowsTooMuch discovering the Church's plot to seize the throne]] and killing Cardinal Delacroix in self-defense as a result. This doesn't say anything about his own beliefs, though. The cutscene where Delita finds Ramza praying in a church implies that he still has faith of some kind, and he's the only character whose natural faith can be raised above 95 without fear of him abandoning your team.
* HeroicBastard: It's implied if not stated (except in the PSP version) that he and Alma are illegitimate - some European nobility in RealLife would've opposed remarrying even after death, particularly if it were to a commoner, which their mother ''was''. While most characters dance around it for one reason or another, Cardinal Draclau does explicitly state that Ramza is a bastard, and to his face no less.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Ramza goes down in history as a criminal and heretic but he's the most noble character in the game.
* {{Irony}}: Think about it. Delita tried to [[spoiler:save his sister but failed]], causing him to [[StartOfDarkness seek power at any cost.]] Ramza, too, wishes to [[spoiler:save his sister but actually succeeds]]. Despite being a [[KickTheDog dick,]] Delita becomes a hero in the annals of history while Ramza becomes a heretic. The kicker? [[LonelyAtTheTop Delita is aware of this.]]
** Also Ramza was just a bastard, but [[HeroicBastard he embodies the principles and ideals of nobility more than his "pure-blooded" brothers]]. Heck, his eldest brother [[spoiler:''killed their father''.]]
* InformedAttribute: Promotional materials mention Ramza often felt beneath his brothers because of his mother being a commoner but this never comes up in the game where his common roots are rarely mentioned.
* JackOfAllStats: Like most Final Fantasy heroes, Ramza has good stats everywhere and with a good equipment list he is able to use. Due to this, Ramza can use almost every single class and have no side effects at all.
* LastDiscMagic: He and Alma (and Luso in the remake) are the only ones who are capable of learning Ultima.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[ The aptly named, Hero Theme/Stargazer]]
* LittleHeroBigWar: The War of the Lions is not Ramza's story; his operations are primarily behind the scenes, and while he has a decisive effect on the war, that's mainly because his enemies include several of the power players.
* NiceGuy: Considering just how much the world tries to corrupt him and how he clings to his ideals, converting even many enemies on the way and empathising with those not on his side... yeah, he's this, if only by comparison.
* NobleFugitive: He's a noble from House Beoulve, but became a heretic after killing [[spoiler:Cúchulainn, who was possessing Cardinal Alphonse Delacroix.]]
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Just about every good deed Razama does in game is used against him, such as saving Argath.
* NomDeMom: After rejecting the name Beoulve, he starts going by his mother's surname "Lugria". [[AllThereInTheManual Not that you could tell in-game]].
* TheOnlyOne: Just try to dismiss him from your roster. It might almost be a LampshadeHanging.
-->'''Ramza''': "I'm a Beoulve! Nothing happens without me!"
** and later on...
-->'''Ramza''': "[[CaptainObvious I can't dismiss myself from my own army!]]"
%%* ThePowerOfLove: He and Alma invoke this to [[spoiler:break Ajora's control over his sister's body]].
%%* PrincelyYoungMan: At first.
* RedOni: In ''spades''. First off, he's the more emotionally-driven between himself and Delita, being far more prone to outbursts and less prone to strategic reason so much as the concepts of honour and integrity. Second, he's Red to both Alma's [[BlueOni Blue]], given how well she's able to manipulate him by playing on his emotions (though Alma herself is also passionate, just not to the point of charging in like an overly-righteous hero), and to Zalbaag's as well. Finally, he is - along with older brother Zalbaag - the more emotional side to Dycedarg's level-headed nature.
* RequiredPartyMember: Since the story is supposed to follow Ramza's actions in being the "true hero" of the War of the Lions he must be in the party for all storyline battles. However random encounters don't require him to be present.
* TheScapegoat: InUniverse. Once the war ends, Ramza ends up going down in history as a heretic by most of the world and is blamed for a large amount of the issues that followed.
* ShelteredAristocrat: Ramza grew up in priviledge and his resulting naïveté shows during the very beginning of the game. He quickly grows out of it, and if he didn't abandon his title of nobility along the way, he'd easily qualify for TheWisePrince.
* ShootTheDog: Being forced to kill [[AntiVillain Milleuda]] Folles in Chapter One.
* ShortHairWithTail: Hard to notice in his sprite, but official artwork and ''War of the Lions''[='=] CGI cutscenes reveal he rocks the rat-tail hairdo... [[ExpositoryHairstyleChange as a Beoulve]].
%%* ShutUpKirk: He gets plenty of this after his ShutUpHannibal rants.
%%* StatusBuff: Most of his unique abilities are these.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In the sidequest cutscene which introduces Luso, Ramza throws his sword to save him in the nick of time - although the monster dodges, it provides a much-needed distraction to lead into the battle ahead.
* WideEyedIdealist: Good graces of the High Seraph, '''yes'''. He starts the game with ideals that could make successful, grown peacemakers weep. Worse, he hold on to these ideals ''even when he starts taking mercenary work''. By the end he's a more mature version than most, but he still qualifies by a mile.
* YoungestChildWins: He's not the youngest Beoulve child (That would be Alma), but [[spoiler:he's the only son in the family who inherited Barbaneth' noble character, lived through the events of the game and got a happy ending]].

!! Alma Beoulve

-> ''To live in an age so wondrous is a blessing-but to live in Ivalice, even more one.''

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 her body is attuned to the Virgo stone, making her a perfect host for Ultima. Nonetheless, she shakes off an attempted bodyjacking by Ultima in order to participate in the final battle, and has solid capabilities as a mage.

%%* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:As the unwilling host to Ultima.]]
%%* BigBrotherWorship: She seems to have minor elements.
* BlueBlood: Like her brothers, she's of noble blood, being the child of Barnabeth Beoulve.
* BlueOni: To Ramza's [[RedOni Red]]. Not to say she's not genial, but she uses reason in her arguments a ''lot'' more than Ramza does and doesn't let her feelings rule her head when the chips are down.
** For example, when [[spoiler: Isilud was mortally wounded by [[DemonicPossession his possessed father Folmarv]], she pushed back her own insecurities to comfort him in his last moments, telling him that Ramza had killed Belias so that Isilud might pass on peacefully.]]
%%* TheChick: When she's in the party.
%%* DemonicPossession: Only briefly, though.
%%* DistressedDamsel: Mostly in the 2nd-half of the game.
* GenerationXerox: Not only is she - like her brother - unflinchingly good-hearted and kind (just like their father), it is also strongly implied that [[spoiler: she and Ramza are descendants of Germonique, the man who betrayed DarkMessiah Ajora Glabados centuries ago - presumably coming from their mother's side of the family]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: She never ''officially'' joins your party, but she's a central character anyway and it's justified by her role in the plot.
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: She is not heroic like her brother, but she is one of the few characters who are truly good-hearted, kind and want nothing but peace.
* HealingHands: Thanks to her class, ''Cleric'', it is however restricted to the [[EmpathicHealer Chant]] spell and her [[HealingShiv Healing Staff]].
* HeroicBastard: Just like Ramza, she was born from a commoner mother, and thus is Dycedarg and Zalbaag's half-sister (though Ramza's full sister).
* HeroicResolve: [[spoiler:That's what allowed her to shake off Ultima's attempt to possess her.]]
* LastDiscMagic: She and her brother (And Luso in the remake) are the only ones who are capable of learning Ultima.
* MacGuffinSuperPerson: [[spoiler:Because she's a perfect host for Ultima, Folmarv wastes no time in kidnapping her to further his plans.]]
* NiceGirl: She's a real sweetheart, and loves her brother.
%%* ThePowerOfLove: She and Ramza invoke this to [[spoiler: break Ajora's control over her body]].
* SupportPartyMember: Aside from Ultima (which isn't actually all that powerful in FFT), Alma has no offensive capabilities. She's even equipped with a healing rod so that her melee attack heals instead of damaging. However, she has the best buff in the game and a powerful status effect cure.
* WhiteMagicianGirl: Her job is Cleric, which has two powerful beneficial spells (a buff that casts [=reraise/regen/protect/shell/haste=] and a cure that cures just about every negative status effect in the game), and Ultima.
%%* YoungestChildWins: Along with Ramza, [[spoiler:she's the only Beoulve to make it to the end of the game.]]

!! Agrias Oaks

-> ''Have you no pride, no honor?''

--> Voiced by: Hedy Burress

A steadfast Holy Knight assigned to protect Princess Ovelia. After the Princess is kidnapped, Agrias goes on a quest to rescue her.

* AmazonBrigade: Perhaps not a ''brigade'', but she has two lady knights with her at the beginning and she brings them along when she joins your party permanently.
** There was actually a third woman who stumbled into the monastery, critically wounded to warn of the attack at the beginning. She presumably died, since we didn't see her leave the building after the mercenaries did.
* BodyGuardBabes: She and her platoon of Lionsguard female knights.
* BraidsOfAction: She wears her long blonde hair in a braid running down her back.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has some good moments of snark early on.
* FireForgedFriends: She had no reason to trust Ramza at first, yet he constantly proves his virtue to her by fighting for what's right and just. By the time she learns that he's a Beoulve , it doesn't matter to her what his name was and she follows him out of respect for his virtues.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Until she can join the team permanently.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Though a woman, Agrias fits the connotations associated with males, as her knightly vows and honor take center stage.
* KnightInShiningArmour: As close as one can be in the setting. Agrias is one of the few completely noble characters in the game.
* LadyOfWar: Fits for sure, being a ActionGirl who speaks just like any seasoned warrior would.
%%* TheLancer: Once she joins the group for sure, she's usually the one who supports Ramza on his choices.
* LightningBruiser: With her good speed, health, and Holy Knight skills, Agrias is one of the best characters in the game.
* MagicKnight: As a "Holy Knight" she also has magical abilities.
* OddFriendship: Despite their difference in station, Agrias and Ovelia are truly good friends who understand each other surprisingly well.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Cid has all her skills and more, though is acquired much later in the game.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Stern and a bit cold, but a friendly person who is very attached to those who earn her loyalty.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Tomboy to Ovelia's Girly Girl.
* UndyingLoyalty: The PSP version in particular goes to great lengths in showing how loyal Agrias is to Ovelia. After seeing Ramza in action and how truly heroic he is, she also becomes loyal to him.

!! Mustadio Bunansa

-> ''I am a machinist. Do you know the history of my trade?''

An engineer who gets caught up in the War of the Lions because he and his father discovered one of the Zodiac Stones. After resolving his issues with the Baert Trading Company, he decides to join Ramza's group out of gratitude. In the PSP version, he is revealed to have a crush on Agrias.

* ArtificialBrilliance: The Machinist AI is absolutely genius, with priority given to disabling long-range hard-hitting units and then to taking out undead with Seal Evil if purchased.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: He has a [[AmazonChaser crush on Agrias]], but she doesn't feel the same.
* ButtMonkey: Watch the scene where Construct 8 beats him up. And the "Gift of the Magi" scene, where he's revealed to have a crush on Agrias that she doesn't seem to return. Mustadio's a very decent and pleasant sort, yet despite that and his talents, it seems the universe doesn't always favour him.
* CombatPragmatist: His core ability is to snipe enemies' arms (to keep them from attacking) and legs (to keep them from moving). [[GameplayAndStorySegregation This works even on monsters that don't]] ''[[GameplayAndStorySegregation have]]'' [[GameplayAndStorySegregation arms and legs.]]
* CrutchCharacter: An odd case of this trope. He comes with a Romandan Pistol (firearms possess EPIC range) several fights before you can purchase guns for your own party, with Arm Shot (causes Disable) purchased and enough JP for either Leg Shot (causes Immobilize) or Seal Evil (causes Petrify on undead). The only thing stopping him from single-handedly fending off the fight he first appears in is the sheer number of enemies; the next fight has two Summoners [[ArtificialBrilliance that Mustadio prioritizes]], and the fight after that has exactly one enemy that is not undead. He remains just as competent as a playable character, but once he joins your team proper, [[BagOfSpilling he loses all the abilities he had and has only the JP for one aimed shot]].
* TheEngineer: His unique class which focuses entirely on the handling of firearms.
%%* FragileSpeedster: Effectively a Archer combined with a Thief, so don't expect him to survive a few hits.
%%* FriendlySniper: He's really quite nice.
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GenerationXerox: Following in the footsteps of his father, the mechanist Besrudio Bunansa.
* GoodGunsBadGuns: He uses Good guns. Contrasted with Barich, a Templar Knight who uses Bad guns.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Until he can join the party permanently.
%%* TheGunslinger: The first one seen and the first one recruited.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: His skills all revolved around this. He can shot an enemies arm and prevent them from fighting, or their legs to prevent them from running. And ghosts? He can [[UpToEleven seal them away with his shots!]]
%%* IOweYouMyLife: One of the main reasons he helps Ramza.
%%* NobleFugitive
* RequiredPartyMember: Notably needed for several missions throughout Chapter 4; most specifically, to recruit most of the [[OptionalPartyMember optional party members]].
* OvershadowedByAwesome: In the remake, Balthier thoroughly outclasses him, though is acquired much later.
* TheSmartGuy: He's a Machinist, and able to fix a robot from the days of Saint Ajora; read ''1200 years ago''.
%%* TurnUndead: His Seal Evil skill.

!! Cidolfus Orlandeau

-> ''Long ago, I was taught to strike from behind and keep my back to the wall.''

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, 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".

* AllYourPowersCombined: He has every unique sword technique used by anyone else in the game.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Subverted. He seems to be the only member of Goltana's staff who cares about what the war is doing to the people of Ivalice.
* BadassGrandpa: All the powers of Agrias, Meliadoul, and Gaffgarion, plus better attack power than any of them, and comes equipped with Excalibur. Hard not to get more broken than that.
* {{BFS}}: His default class, Sword Saint, uses Knightswords. They're like swords, but... bigger.
* TheBigGuy: Being the [[IncrediblyLamePun biggest]] powerhouse you can get in the game.
* CoolSword: He starts off with Excalibur, a brutal golden knight's sword. He can also wield any sword, katana, or ninja blade, effectively giving him his choice of the game's ''entire'' selection of Cool Swords.
* CoolOldGuy: Pushing sixty, but still kicks more ass than the younger generation.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Wielding Gaffgarion's Fell Sword skills doesn't do anything to make him mean.
* DeathFakedForYou: Cid's look-alike purposely gets kidnapped and executed so Cid will not be persecuted.
* GlassCannon: Although Cid ''is'' a GameBreaker who can OneHitKill the larger majority of {{Mook}}s, he has [[WeaksauceWeakness almost no resistance]] to StandardStatusEffects. Including the ones that OneHitKill him. Or cause him to FaceHeelTurn and apply his ungodly damage output to ''[[OhCrap you]]''.
* LightIsGood: He possesses Agrias's Holy Sword skills and is very much a good guy.
%%* MagicKnight: He ain't called a Sword Saint for nothing.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He's a count, but also a tough-as-hell war vet from the Fifty Years War.
* RedBaron: "Thunder God Cid" (or "T.G. Cid" for short).

!! Rapha Galthena

-> ''Faith offers no shield against Sky Mantra, for words are treacherous things.''

A young girl who, with her brother Marach, was trained as an assassin by Duke Barrington after their parents were killed. (Yes, by him. What did you expect?) At first assigned to deal with Ramza & Co, she's the first to make the HeelFaceTurn and come over to the party. Formerly known as "Rafa".

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Dark skinned and dark haired, her attire makes her look Middle Eastern. She's from a "distant land". [[note]]possibly Rozarria, a neighboring country south of Ivalice - although Rozarria wasn't introduced until ''FF12''[[/note]]
%%* BlueOni: To Marach's [[RedOni red]].
* DeathSeeker: In fairness, Elmdore had just stolen her chance for revenge against the man who killed her people and brother, and she likely felt that she didn't ''have'' anything left to live for. Once her brother is revived by the Zodiac Stone, she's relieved of her death wish and offers to join Ramza's party.
%%* DoomedHometown: Thanks to [[EvilMentor Barrington]]. She had her doubts about him for a good while (due to being brought up more cruelly than Marach), but his sexual abuse of her cemented her certainty.
%%* StandardStatusEffects: One of her Sky Mantra abilities, Celestial Void, has a chance to inflict a wide assortment of these.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Before she can join the party permanently.
* HeelFaceTurn: She'd been working from Duke Barrington as an assassin, had just figured out that he'd killed her parents, and turned face. She'd just gone on the run when she first encountered Ramza.
%%* RapeAsBackstory: No, [[SincerityMode seriously]]. It's not openly stated, but it's very heavily implied, especially in the remake. It gets even worse when you remember that she's only ''thirteen''.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: When Marach [[TakingTheBullet takes the bullet]] for her, she's all set to kill Barrington for it... only for Elmdore to pop up out of nowhere and throw Barrington off a bridge (or rather, in this case, a roof). She then turns her pent-up anger on ''him'', Celia and Lettie.
* {{Tykebomb}}: She was originally taken in by Barrington as a child specifically to be used as an assassin with her innate Sky Mantra abilities.
%%* YouKilledMyFather: And mother and everyone in her entire village. She finally demands this truth of Barrington in the climax of Chapter Three, and responds accordingly when he confesses.

!! Marach Galthena

-> ''Nether Mantra deals great damage to those of little Faith. Believe and you shall be saved!''

Rapha's older brother, called "Malak" in the [=PS1=] version. Continues to serve Barrington until 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.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: Like his sister, brown haired and tan skinned.
* BackFromTheDead: He dies trying to save his sister, but is revived [[spoiler:by a Zodiac Stone]].
%%* DoomedHometown: Thanks to [[EvilMentor Barrington]]. Unlike Rapha, he refused to even consider it until the truth stares at him in the face.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: Though it took a ''big'' wake-up call before it happened.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Mostly because Barrington's been like a father to him; but once he finally realises how bad the man is, he turns on him.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Subverted in that Rapha ''did'' tell him Barrington's been basically raping her, he just [[TooDumbToLive didn't believe her]] until it hits him in the face.
%%* RedOni: To Rapha's [[BlueOni blue]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: Under Barrington's orders, he threatened to derail the Church's plans by [[spoiler: taking Isilud and the kidnapped Alma to Riovanes]]. Ironically, this indirectly led to [[spoiler: the decimation of Barrington's forces and eventual death of the man himself, the demon Belias's defeat at Ramza's hands ... and Folmarv discovering that Alma was a suitable host for Ultima]]. Um, oops?
* TakingTheBullet: Literally, as he dives in front of Rapha as Barrington shoots her.
* {{Tykebomb}}: He was originally taken in by Barrington as a child, specifically to be used as an assassin with his innate Nether Mantra abilities.
* UnwittingPawn: He continued to work for Barrington, and was very reluctant to hear ill of him [[spoiler:until he overheard Barrington confess to not only killing everyone in their home village but raping Rapha]].

!! Meliadoul Tengille

-> ''What is love? Mayhap it is when you care more about someone else than you do about yourself.''

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

* AmazonBrigade: In the battle against her in Bervenia Free City, you'll notice her entire team is made up of females.
%%* AntiVillain: At first.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Directly before she joins for real.
%%* HeelFaceTurn: After witnessing a Lucavi with her own eyes.
%%* HeroAntagonist: Type 2.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Was given the Libra stone by Folmarv with the intention of turning her into a Lucavi. But as with her brother Isilud the demon inside couldn't call out to her because her heart was too pure.
* InTheHood: She wears a green cloak with the hood always on.
%%* KnightTemplar: Rank, not personality - her class is "Divine Knight".
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: She's one of the few Knights Templar who isn't aware of the whole Lucavi thing, and is rightly horrified when she finds out.
* 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.
%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Upon learning that [[spoiler: her brother is dead and that Ramza is the top suspect]]... yeah.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Her attacks are upgraded versions of Knight skills and will shatter enemy equipment. This means they don't work on monsters (not even to just deal damage), who aren't ''wearing'' equipment. (Thankfully, this was changed in the PSP remake.)
** Underrated ability. About half of Orlandu's GameBreaker skill set is taken from Meliadoul. Perfect accuracy, large amounts of damage, and breaks equipment. The only downside in the original game were it didn't work on monsters (in most situations monsters are almost laughably easy due to limited skill sets and abilities; the only monsters that matter are the Lucavi) or characters with Maintenance (only a handful appear in the entire game). All that really meant was, unlike Orlandu and Agrias, she would, in a handful of situations, actually need to use a normal attack or her secondary skill.
** Really, the only thing that prevents us from seeing how awesome Meliadoul is, is that she is recruited ''after'' Orlandu. If the plot had given the players Meliadoul first and Orlandu second, not only she would be more appreciated, we'd see Orlandu as having the combined skills of Agrias, Gaffgarion and Meliadoul, instead of seeing Meliadoul as an incomplete Cid.
%%* YouKilledMyFather : She believes that Ramza did this, but eventually realises that it was actually the work of [[spoiler:her father.]]

!! Rad/Ladd

-> ''The higher your Bravery, the higher the chances a reaction ability will be triggered!''

Along with Ramza, he is the other mercenary under Gaffgarion's employ. When Ramza chooses to go after Ovelia, he tags along.

%%* FlatCharacter
%%* TheGenericGuy: Duh...
%%* TheMedic: He can be a decent chemist in the early stages of Chapter Two.
* PunchClockHero: At first, anyway. He does stick with Ramza after Gaffgarion's betrayal, though this might ''just'' be a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation.
%%* TheVoiceless

!!Lavian & Alicia

-> '''Lavian''': ''Be on your guard! You cannot perform actions in water of depth 2 or greater.''

-> '''Alicia''': ''Remember, while you may be able to attack from above, it may not be possible from below.''

Two Lionsguard knights under Agrias' command, assigned to the defence of Princess Ovelia. They join Ramza's party along with Agrias.

%%* AmazonBrigade: Along with Agrias and their fourth companion (a Knight who died offscreen in the monastery, during the prologue).
%%* BodyguardBabes
%%* FlatCharacter
%%* TheGenericGuy
* RequiredPartyMember: To get the "Gift of the Magi" cutscene and the useful item associated with it, you need to keep them both in your party (PSP version only).
%%* ThoseTwoGirls
%%* TheVoiceless

!! Boco

A Chocobo originally belonging to Wiegraf Folles. Found a year later by Ramza's party, it joins him in gratitude for being rescued from monsters.

* EarlyBirdCameo: First encountered during the Chapter 1 battle against Wiegraf; it's quite likely the player will never notice he has an actual name rather than a generic monster name. Early in Chapter 2 you then get a chance to save it from wild goblins.
* HeelFaceTurn: Starts out on Wiegraf's team when you first fight them. Later joins you after you save him (her?) from Goblins.
* OptionalPartyMember: You can choose to make saving it a priority, but if you don't you're quite free to [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential kill it for experience]].
* ShoutOut: Naturally, to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV Bartz']] Chocobo of the same name.
* TeamPet: Serves as sort of a tutorial on keeping monsters as pets and using them in battles.


[[folder:Side Quest Characters]]

!! Beowulf Cadmus

-> ''Temples? Ah, where people worship the gods. Or perhaps the flat areas bracketing the forehead.''

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

* BaitAndSwitch: At first, it's implied that the quest that Beowulf wants to join you on is to ''kill'' the Holy Dragon. It's only near the end of the dungeon that Beowulf reveals his intention is to save it [[spoiler: or rather, ''her'']] instead.
* BoringButPractical: one of his innate skills is absurdly powerful against the final boss. He also has the "Chicken" debuff which is really useful for picking up rare items in the BonusDungeon.
* DefectorFromDecadence: Unlike most of the Knights Templar, he's not [[spoiler: working for demons.]]
* DesperationAttack: His shock/vengeance deals more damage the lower Beowulf's health is, has the highest range of his attacks and is the only one that always works making a nearly dead or freshly revived Beowulf a very powerful unit.
* LightningBruiser: He's a bit faster and tougher than your average knight.
* MagicKnight: Basically an Oracle with better armor and a sword.
* OptionalPartyMember: Requires completing a hard-to-find sidequest to actually become a full party member.
* TakenForGranite: Break, a more accurate and instant-cast version of the Oracle's [[UselessUsefulSpell Petrify]].

!! Reis Duelar

-> ''Beowulf! I had thought the joy of your embrace forever lost.''

A dragon—yes, you read that right—whom you can recruit. Her DarkAndTroubledPast with Beowulf is fleshed out further in the PSP remake: a jealous rival tried to MurderTheHypotenuse by turning him (Beowulf) into a dragon, but Reis [[TakingTheBullet Took The Bullet]] for him. In all versions of the game, you can revert her into human form.

* 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.
** Her Dragonkin stat growth is so notoriously overpowered, many guides on the internet recommend keeping her in her base class with a weapon-equip ability or only classing her over once she's had time to bask in her Dragonkin stat growths to avoid leaving her with levels wasted on subpar stats from, say, Chemist or Arithmetician.
%%* BalefulPolymorph: As mentioned above.
* TheBeastmaster: Has Beast Tongue as an innate ability in her default class, and her skill set revolves around taming and buffing dragons.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: Yet again. Her "Dragon Breath" ability was translated as "Dragon Bracelet."
* BreathWeapon: Her attacks include breathing fire, ice, lightning, and holy power. They can be used even when she isn't a dragon.
* CripplingOverspecialization: Her "Dragon('s)" skills only work on dragons and are useless on any other unit. So unless you've got a dragon lying around in your party half her skills do nothing. Thankfully one of her skills allows you to recruit a dragon unit without fail if you should ever encounter one.
* CrystalDragonJesus: Well, no, but she is called a Holy Dragon.
* DefeatEqualsFriendship: One of her natural abilities, Tame, lets her recruit monsters into the party by critically injuring them.
* DistressedDamsel: All the powers of a dragon, yet she got kidnapped by a single knight. Good grief.
* DualWielding: She can do this in her Dragonkin class, but it's not obvious, as the only weapons she can use at all are purses, which are two-handed (she can [[GoodOldFisticuffs punch]] twice, though, or use a different weapon if she has the appropriate support ability.)
* EmpathicHealer: She can forfeit her own HP to heal another, and cure status effects.
* OptionalPartyMember: Twice, even. If you undertake the quest to restore her, you have to let her into the party again. Justified given you're inviting her in two separate forms.
** ''Thrice'' even in the PSP version, where the in the new sidequest to rescue her apparently Beowulf and Reis had left your party to live in Lionel, Beowulf recruits you and fights as a guest, and by the end of it you're prompted to recruit Beowulf and Reis ''yet again''. Beoweulf even says that he's returning the favor by fighting with you. The amusing GameplayAndStorySegregation implication here is that if you didn't hear the rumor that activates the sidequest, Beowulf and Reis never decide to live happily no matter how many times you step into Lionel.
%%* OurDragonsAreDifferent: This one is holy.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Her innate ability Beast Tongue allows her to use Speechcraft commands on other monsters.

!! Construct 8


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.

* AntiMagic: Due to having zero "Faith" he can't cast magic, but nor can magic be cast on ''him'' in return.
* CastFromHitPoints: Each of his four special moves causes him to take a small amount of damage.
* ChestBlaster: He has this move where his torso opens up to reveal three cannons and he fires some kind of energy attack at an enemy.
%%* FrickinLaserBeams: He can shoot them.
* MightyGlacier: He has incredible strength, but he has very low speed and limited movement.
* OptionalPartyMember: You have to have Mustadio in your party and find a Zodiac stone by doing a Treasure Hunt job in order to get him.
* ShoutOut: To the Iron Man/Iron Giant type of enemy seen in numerous ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' installments, though instead of a BFS, he has FrickinLaserBeams.
* ThisIsADrill: He has one move where he turns his arm into a drill.
* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: As strong and tough as he is his low speed makes it difficult using him over a faster unit. Unless you are in a battle with a Lucavi, then his immunity to magic lets him pretty much guarantee your victory.
* UselessUsefulSpell: He has the ignore terrain and ignore weather abilities which allow the user to walk over water and wetlands like they are solid ground. But since he can't enter water these abilities do nothing.

!! The Byblos

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

* CastFromHitPoints: Energize, which heals an ally for double the amount of HP Byblos loses when casting the spell.
* DesperationAttack: Has one like Beowulf but it has shorter range and doesn't consume MP.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with you to take down [[spoiler: Elidibus]] and a pack of Reavers (monsters that are simply {{Palette Swap}}s of Byblos). Presumably, given the time-frame during with the Byblos can be recruited, it joins with you to fight the Lucavi - though whether this is true - and if it is, then why - [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment is never properly explained]].
%%* MightyGlacier
* OptionalPartyMember: It's recruitable after finishing the BonusDungeon, but only if it makes it alive.
* ShoutOut: Byblos was originally a boss in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
%%* TeamPet

!! Cloud Strife

-> '''Cloud''': ''Uhn...What is this...this feeling in my fingertips? The heat! Inside my skull...No, stop...Sephiroth - no!''
-> '''Mustadio''': ''Best keep your distance. That man is not stable.''

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.

* AwesomeButImpractical: Cherry Blossom does Cloud's MA times ''60'' damage, doesn't miss, is non-elemental, ignores Faith values, and has a 3/0 radius effect - an obscenely powerful skill, right? Problem is, it takes ''20'' clockticks to resolve, which is more than enough time for an enemy to escape or counter-attack. Even worse, all of the Soldier's attacks have that clocktick problem - none of them are instant attacks - and it's pretty much required for him to equip the Time Mage's Short Charge Support Ability to be useful at all. This is why Cloud usually ranks fairly low on character lists.
* LethalJokeCharacter: His equipment is limited, his limit skills are slow and Cloud is a bit fragile. But he has one limit which inflicts either [[TakenForGranite petrify]], [[TimeStandsStill stop]] or [[OneHitKill instant death]] at a very high effectiveness rate. Give him swiftness from the time mage class and this move is as fast as a level 2 black magic spell, while hitting multiple targets.
** Aside from that, his Soldier class can equip Ribbons as a ShoutOut and Limits do not use MP. Incidentally, all Limit attacks have 100% accuracy, and ignore Evade percentages. This means Finish Touch ''will'' be inflicting one of those three randomly chosen statuses... and as a bonus, target status immunity simply removes the immune status from the random choice, meaning it's going to inflict ''something'' useful if it hits.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: Cloud's Limit skills calculate damage using either his MA or his/the target's remaining HP. Climhazzard in particular is a OHKO if used on a target that is down to 50% HP or less.
* {{Nerf}}: The rather obscene damage multipliers Limit skills use seem to have been dialed down a bit for the re-release.
* OverratedAndUnderleveled: At a meta-level, including him was a big deal way back in 1997. He's unknown in the story but starts at Lv.1, soooo... Also, he isn't able to use his Limit Breaks unless he has a specific and not-very-powerful sword equipped. Given that Cloud is known for using {{BFS}}s almost exclusively, the fact that he's stuck with a "Materia Blade" that's inexplicably not a Knightsword is probably the strangest part. So what you end up with is a weak character who can't deal good melee damage if you're trying to use his special class, but is an amusing challenge if you like the character.
* SimultaneousArcs: It's implied from Cloud's broken dialogue that his time in Ivalice takes place between his fall into the Lifestream from the North Crater and before he washes up on Mideel in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* SquishyWizard: What Cloud ends up being for a while, until he's leveled up (the Soldier class gains stats on par with Ramza's Squire class, but can only equip Hats and Clothes). And despite appearances, Limit attacks are magical, with unusually straightforward damage formulas based on remaining HP or Cloud's MA.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Beowulf can do most of what Cloud can from a longer range and with no charge time so he doesn't need to be buffed to avoid the enemy walking out of the way. Agrias and Orlandu inflict status effects less reliably, but they also have longer range and instant attacks. In addition, none of these characters are limited to using a weapon as weak as the Materia Blade or just regular Swords.

!! Balthier

-> ''My shot is faster, or my name's not Balthier.''

--> Voiced by: Creator/GideonEmery

Real name Ffamran mied Bunansa, Balthier was added to the PSP port as a second cameo, dropping in from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''.

* BigDamnHeroes: Balthier - being the EnsembleDarkhorse and badass he is - actually manages to save ''Ramza'' in his introductory cutscene.
* DynamicEntry: Makes his entrance by shooting a bunch of bounty hunters who were attacking Ramza.
* TheGunslinger: Like in his home game. Guns are his preferred weapons.
* LightningBruiser: He can equip armor, has decent strength and is as fast as a ninja.
* OptionalPartyMember: He's only recruitable via sidequest in the PSP port.

!! Luso

-> ''If it's dinner you're after...I'll feed you a length of iron!''

--> Voiced by: Justin Cowden

The main character of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'', Luso only appears in the PSP port.

* IdiotHero: In his introductory cutscene, he breaks his sword against a giant monster. Excused by his inexperience and age (after all, he ''is'' from a non-magical world).
* TheMario: His Huntcraft abilities are exactly the same as Ramza's. The only exception being that he has innate Poach, making him a better Ramza.
%%* NiceHat
* OptionalPartyMember: He's only recruitable via sidequest in the PSP port.
* TagalongKid: Pretty much lampshaded when he joins Ramza's party, too! Not that [[NiceGuy Ramza]] minds, of course.


[[folder:Temporary Allies]]

!! Delita Heiral

-> ''Tis your birth and faith that wrong you... not I.''

--> Voiced by: Creator/RobinAtkinDownes

Like his good friend Ramza, Delita started off as a good natured cadet, ready to make Ivalice a better place. He wasn't as naive as Ramza, and he wasn't a member of nobility. He and his sister were looked down upon by Ramza's friends, and his sister's death at Fort Zeakden showed him how corrupt nobility were. Delita decided then and there that he would become king. He winds up joining all the major sides of the conflict, secretly manipulating them into destroying each other. He even manipulates Ramza into killing off Delita's uncontrollable opponents (who tend to be Lucavi).

Part of this plan involves rescuing Princess Ovelia, wooing her, and marrying his way into the throne. While this is successful, he may have actually fallen in love with her. Once Ramza ends the War of the Lions, Delita becomes King and Ivalice enters a brief golden era.

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.

* AloofAlly: Technically he and Ramza are still working together, but Delita is not above using his best friend to achieve what he wants.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Emphasis on ''ambiguous''. In his character portrait and concept art (like the one seen here), his skin is not much darker than Ramza's, but his world map sprite is noticeably darker than everyone besides Rafa and Marach.
* AmbiguousSituation: How much DID Delita care for others? Did he hold affection for Ramza and Ovelia, or were they simply pawns to him? [[spoiler:In the epilogue, Ovelia has come to the latter conclusion, and attempts to kill Delita before he gets the chance to kill her. Self-fulfilling prophecy or not, he does kill her right away, though its quite clear he did so in self-defense. He does seem depressed about his situation afterwards, leaving it possible that he truly did care for them, or instead comes to a realization as he thinks he might be dying.]]
* BeatThemAtTheirOwnGame: After Tietra's death, decides that the only way to truly make a change in the world is to do this to the nobles.
%%* BlueOni: To Ramza's red.
%%* ByronicHero
%%* TheChessmaster
* CynicismCatalyst: The unjust death of his little sister Tietra is ultimately the reason for ''everything'' he does after Part 1.
* {{Deuteragonist}}: The game is almost as much his story as it is Ramza's.
* DoubleAgent: More like a triple agent. He plays almost everyone in his quest to become king.
* EnemyMine: He never opposes Ramza directly, but neither does he help him save for several conflicts during the main plot.
* {{Expy}}: To Vyce from ''VideoGame/TacticsOgre'' due to being a childhood friend of the hero with slicked-back dark hair. He also secretly resents the hero. Even more so to the Chaos-route version of Vyse who tried to play different factions against each other. [[spoiler: The difference is, Delita succeeds.]]
%%* {{Foil}}: To Ramza, but even more to Wiegraf.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember: For the entirety of Chapter One, and during several storyline-battles after that.
* HeroicBSOD: Holding his dead sister, Delita is too grief stricken to notice or hear the ensuing explosion about to engulf him. When Ramza asks him about it later, Delita replies that she saved him.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: 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.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: To a debatable extent, but definitely there. Despite causing massive deaths and playing both sides of the war [[ActorAllusion like a damn fiddle]], Delita is remembered by Ivalice as a hero.
* {{Irony}}: He left the Order of the Northern Sky [[spoiler: after Tietra's death]] feeling like a black sheep in the noble Beoulve house. He ended up as the leader of the Black Sheep division of the Order of the Southern Sky.
** Also, in his few playable appearances after joining the Order of the Southern Sky (and [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration his corresponding]] [[TookALevelInBadass class change]]), his default weapon is the [[{{BFS}} "Save The Queen" greatsword]]. [[spoiler: Guess who ends up ''killing'' the queen (albeit in self-defense) in the epilogue?]]
* 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.]]
* MeaningfulName: Somewhat obscured by SpellMyNameWithAnS, but another way to anglicize Delita's family name is "Heylel" - a Hebrew name usually translated as "Lucifer."
%%* TheMole
* ManipulativeBastard: Certainly, though he's a ''much'' less cruel and callous version than most. He manipulates everyone, including Ramza, into helping him get into into power while getting all of the corrupt people offed, whom he also manipulated.
** It comes back to bite him in the end. [[spoiler:Ovelia, who had seen him manipulate and throw aside basically everyone, including his childhood friend, feels that it won't be long before he betrays her too, and thus stabs him before he kills her in self defense. In the end, Delita has no one left.]]
* PetTheDog: While it's ambiguous whether he [[spoiler: loved Ovelia or not]], he wasn't incapable of compassion even towards the end. Not only did he [[spoiler: fake Cid's death so that Orlandeau could aid Ramza]], he also [[spoiler: spared Valmafra and allowed her to escape with Orran, despite that she'd been sent in by the Church to end him if he stepped out of line]].
* SelfMadeMan: He and his sister were poor and he had to work to where he got.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Many of the noble's plans might have worked if not for him
* WasItReallyWorthIt: [[spoiler: In the end, with Princess Ovelia dead at his feet, all he can do is question what Ramza possibly got from his actions, realizing that he hates the position he worked so hard to finally gain.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: He's only one of several sides in the conflict, and manages to come out on top.

!! Princess Ovelia Atkascha

-> ''Would that I were born no princess.''

--> Voiced by: Creator/KariWahlgren

The princess of Ivalice, she is the daughter of King Denamda II and the half-sister of King Ondoria by a different mother. Due to their difference in age, she was adopted as the King's daughter after the death of his second son. After the birth of Prince Orinus, however, she was brought up by Duke Larg and sent to a monastery, where she met Alma Beoulve. Following this, she was later sent to study at Orbonne Monastery, to study under the elder Simon Penn-Lachish.

When the events of the game truly begin, Ovelia falls under the threat of becoming a political tool for the corrupt Ivalician nobility.

* BreakTheCutie: Ovelia never hurt anyone, but life does its damndest to find ways to make her suffer. [[spoiler:Then [[KillTheCutie Delita kills her in self defense]].]]
* DistressedDamsel: The game starts with her being captured.
* {{Expy}}: Of Catiua from Tactics Ogre, both being princesses who are the key to ruling their war torn kingdoms. However, with Ovelia actually being just a random girl who was raised as Ovelia while Catiua is a HeroicBastard who was adopted and raised as a commoner also makes Ovelia a {{Foil}} to Catiua.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For several battles during Chapter Two. She has no offensive abilities but has some very strong supportive and healing magic.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: A stereotypical virtuous princess, though her innocence is used to manipulate her.
* HeroicBSOD: When Folmarv informs her that [[spoiler: she's not the original Princess Ovelia, but a commoner raised up for that purpose]].
%%* NiceGirl: Of course, Ivalice being [[WorldHalfFull the place]] [[WorldHalfEmpty it is...]]
* ProperLady: Of course an {{Ojou}} is proper. HairOfGoldHeartOfGold hightlights it.
%%* PuppetKing: What was intended for her by Goltanna.
* RagsToRoyalty: She isn't the original Princess Ovelia, but a common girl adopted into nobility for use as a political tool. Her step-brother Orinus might be one as well.
%%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Agrias's tomboy.

!! Orran Durai

-> ''You do not wish to shed blood, but it cannot always be avoided.''

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.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: One of very few dark haired characters in the game, and his skin is paler than Rapha and Malak's, but darker than most other characters.
* BadassBookworm: Galaxy Stop inflicts Don't Move, Don't Act, ''and'' Stop. And targets ''every enemy on the map''. And has ''[[GameBreaker no MP cost!]]'' He'd be even more of a GameBreaker than his infamously broken stepfather, if it weren't for him being a one-battle-only guest.
* DeadpanSnarker: In his introduction, just after [[HeKnowsTooMuch being chased out of a building full of thieves]]--
--> "I don't know who you are. Too bad you stumbled on us."
--> "Next time put a sign outside saying "Thieves' hideout.""
* DoomedMoralVictor: Although he's burned at the stake for writing the Durai Papers, his descendant Arazlam finally publishes them and clears Ramza (and Orran's) names.
* {{Foil}}: He's somewhere in the middle between Ramza and Delita - sometimes he acts as the go-between for the two of them.
%%* GuestStarPartyMember: For just one battle, though.
* ImmuneToFate: His "Astrologist" class enables him to manipulate fate during the course of battle.
%%* TheMario: His base abilities have some similarities to Ramza's.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Doesn't appear all that much, but he has a ''very'' important role in the plot.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: His decision to [[spoiler: compose and (attempt at) publish the Durai Papers]].
* SecretKeeper: If Ramza and Alma really ''were'' alive and appeared to him, this might have been their reason.
** He's also one of the only people who knew that [[spoiler: Cid and Valmafra were alive, and the circumstances in which Delita faked their deaths]].
* SpannerInTheWorks: If it weren't for him [[spoiler: the truth about the Church and Ramza would never have been revealed. It does cost him his life but - as with Simon - the effect is implied to change the world for the better once the truth is finally revealed.]]
* StarPower: Implied, as he's an "astrologist".
* TimeStandsStill: He Astrologist class gives him only a single unique spell... but it's Galaxy Stop / Celestial Stasis, which inflicts Stop, Immobilize and Disable on every single enemy on the board, for free.
%%* TokenGoodTeammate: For the Order of the Southern Sky.
%%* YouCantFightFate: Yeah, right. It can't be a coincidence that his role in the story is strangely connected to his battle-based abilities...

!! Algus Sadalfas/Argath Thadalfus

-> ''Come! I will show you that common blood makes naught but a common man!''

A young cadet from a noble family, he joins Ramza and Delita after they rescue him from the Death Corps/Corpse Brigade. Argath has an [[BlueBlood extreme dislike for those of common birth]], and wonders why Ramza continues to hang out with Delita and Tietra. When it's clear Delita and Argath are not going to get along Ramza throws Argath out.

At Fort Zeakden, Argath breaks up a hostage situation by shooting and killing the hostage, Tietra. An enraged Delita and Ramza fight him there and take him down, after which the ensuing explosion seals his fate.

%%* BackFromTheDead: In the PSP remake, during Chapter Four.
* BreakoutVillain: Despite being a HateSink, Argath became one of the most popular characters in ''Tactics'' for just how blatantly hateable he is. In the ''War of the Lions'' edition of the game, he is brought back to life in chapter 4 just so you can kill him again, and he even appears as the final boss of the Ivalice raid in ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIV'' so you can kill him ''yet again''.
* ClimaxBoss: The final boss of Chapter One. Symbolically, fighting him is about bringing home everything you're supposed to hate about the nobility into the forefront.
* CombatPragmatist: His [[spoiler:shooting through Tietra to reach Gragoroth]] aside, his allies during the final boss fight with him are composed of male Knights and female Black Mages, males and females being more powerful physically and magically respectively. He also fights at range with a crossbow designed to blind its target, and has Auto-Potion to partially recover from whatever attacks manage to get past his range and shield.
* FreudianExcuse: He tells Ramza and Delita that his family was as powerful as the Beoulves before the 50 Years War, where his grandfather was captured and [[FaceHeelTurn betrayed his comrades to save his life]] - he didn't get two steps out the enemy fortress [[LaserGuidedKarma before a squire killed him with an arrow]]. One soldier escaped and revealed his grandfather's treachery, leaving Argath's family's reputation in tatters (which is why he's a servant of Elmdore) and him wanting to restore their honor. Plus, there's this exchange when [[spoiler: Ramza fights Hell Knight Argath in Chapter 4]]:
--> '''Ramza''': [[spoiler:So, your soul is bartered as well. Your grandsire would be proud]].
--> '''Argath''': How dare you! You, pampered and coddled from your earliest days! What do you know of our affairs? Of being made to toil for another's pleasure, near without reward? Being tred upon even by peasant filth, struggling endlessly to rise back to your feet - what do you know of this? I'll purge this kingdom of all who once dared look down on me! There is no place in the world for the meager!
%%* GuestStarPartyMember: For much of Chapter One.
* HateSink: Argath Thadalfus is easily the most reviled character in FFT, and may also be the most hated FF character ''period'' - but damn if it isn't ''goddamn'' '''fun''' to kick his pretentious little arse when you get the chance to do so. While at first he might look like he was going to have his sympathetic traits such as his FreudianExcuse, in a quick moment he shows extreme manner of bigotry and prejudice against commoners that his otherwise sympathetic traits are quickly swept under the rug and he became the character the players are supposed to hate just like how they don't like classism or AristocratsAreEvil (or extreme {{Jerkass}} in his case), even in the presence of more rightfully despicable characters like Dycedarg or Folmarv, Argath stands out as the most hated of all and the developers ''know it''. The PSP remake adds two more missions where he comes back [[spoiler: as a Hell Knight. Then, as ten Hell Knights]]. [[KickTheSonOfABitch You can still kick his ass]]. Not to mention you have the sweet, sweet knowledge that once you kill Argath in those battles, he's going straight to Hell.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Complains about how he's been mistreated by those of the privileged elite even though he mistreated Delita [[spoiler:and the main reason why he's dead.]]
* ImpoverishedPatrician: A rare unsympathetic example. His family name was dishonoured by his grandfather's {{Dirty Coward}}ice, leaving his family in a state described as worse than that of commoners. Unfortunately, [[{{Hypocrite}} it doesn't change the way he acts in the slightest]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Saying the line "Animals have no god!" to a member of a group fighting for the rights of war veterans ''[[DisproportionateRetribution simply because they are commoners]]'' really shows what kind of person he is.
** While he didn't seem very bad when he first appeared, he's always had a low opinion of [[{{Muggles}} low-born commoners]], particularly due to his FreudianExcuse. This rears its ugly head during the fight with Milleuda - outright calling her and her fellow commoners "chattel" to their faces - and culminates in advising Ramza to not count on his brothers to prioritise rescuing Tietra because of her commoner status (with [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Delita]] in earshot).
* JerkassHasAPoint: Unpleasant as he is, he ''does'' have a point. Ramza's brother ultimately gave the order to fire through Teitra; if Argath didn't obey, he'd probably be executed for it. During his mid-battle rant he points out exactly how the system is set up, that Ramza would be used if he didn't suspect everyone.
* KarmicDeath: Argath kills Teitra and acts like he just swatted a fly. It's ''strongly'' implied that [[ByronicHero Delita]] is canonically the one who sent him to hell for it.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: His method of interrogation is to kick [[LaResistance a Corpse Brigade soldier]] repeatedly while calling him an honourless "maggot". Later, he tries to goad Ramza into killing Milleuda when she's beaten.
* MortonsFork: No matter how Ramza reacts to him being threatened by the Corpse Brigade, Argath thinks ill of him for it. If Ramza chooses to save his life, he accuses it of being so Ramza can use him; if defeating the Brigade is the main intent (with the intent of preventing them from having the chance to kill him, mind), he accuses Ramza of prioritizing his family name over a man's life.
%%* OurZombiesAreDifferent
* ShootTheHostage: After Gragoroth takes Tietra hostage, he [[spoiler:shoots her with a crossbow on Zalbaag's command.]]
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He doesn't do much of anything other than being a fellow cadet to Ramza and Delita while showing just how bad nobles treat and view commoners. The moment he kills [[spoiler: Tietra]], it changes Ramza and Delita's view on class differences and the world forever and completely changes how they act.
* SmugSnake: He will ''always'' remind Ramaz on how commoners are nothing but scum and that only nobles have the god given right to rule over them. Even when Delita and Ramza turn against him in the finale of the 1st chapter, he still acts like his way of thinking is the only way things will work.
* StarterVillain: He's essentially the final boss of the first chapter, though he is a minor player in the setting as a whole.
* UngratefulBastard: Played according to Argath's personal bias - he shows gratitude towards Ramza for saving him and rescuing the Marquis, but doesn't extend this towards Delita, who is ''equally'' responsible for helping him (and maybe moreso, depending on the option you choose in the battle). He also repays Delita by murdering his little sister and treating it as though he stepped on an ant. Even his apparent gratitude towards Ramza [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation may be interpreted as sycophantic sucking up]].

!! Goffard Gaffgarion

-> ''You truly are a fool! What is the life of one girl, when weighed against the greater good?''

A one-time officer of the Eastern Sky during the Fifty Years' War, he was discharged for his use of barbaric tactics. Takes Ramza under his wing as a mercenary, during which time they are assigned the task of escorting the Princess. When she is kidnapped, Gafgarion initially refuses to search for her as it was not covered in their initial contract, but acquiesces to Ramza's desire to search for her and Delita. One of the few people to know Ramza's identity as a Beoulve before the pseudo-Reveal. (The audience already knows his identity but the present company didn't.)

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.

* BadassGrandpa: 52 years old and is still able to kick as much ass as anyone else half his age.
* BlackKnight: Is in the unique Dark/Fell Knight class and is fought as a powerful boss character throughout chapter 2.
* CastingAShadow: His Shadowblade (Night Sword in the PS1 version) is dark elemental and can absorb the target's HP equal to the damage dealt.
%%* CombatPragmatist: Of course, in a narrative which thematically favours upright, just conduct in battle, this tends to lead to...
* DarkIsEvil: Morally 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.
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler: Betrays Ramza's party by siding with the enemy for coin. He sets a trap for him with the false princess and flees when beaten.]]
* DuelBoss: [[spoiler: Downplayed. While the battle does start out with Ramza facing him alone, it is possible to have a magic user use a spell on the other side of the gate to hit him. Ramza can also pull the lever to open the gate so his allies can get inside and aid him directly.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Deconstructed. While Gafgarion doesn't exactly ''like'' committing cruel deeds, he still does so out of efficiency (as in the first battle). While he doesn't like what his employers are doing, he's shut off access to his own inherent morals to the point that he can do anything so long as he's compensated. It can be said that the only thing he believes to be 'good' and 'reliable' in the world is money, hence why he commits barbarity. When rebuffed, Gafgarion reaffirms that he has no problem with doing the job, though he did find Dycedarg's lack of feeling over the matter curious.
* EvilMentor: He takes Ramza in as a fellow mercenary and teaches him how cruel the world can be while one must also be as ruthless to survive. Ramza's sense of justice and righteousness has him reject those ideals.
* {{Foil}}: Acts as one to Ramza's idealism when Delita is otherwise occupied. [[spoiler: In their battles, if both are alive they will argue at length over idealism vs. cynicism.]]
** In the overall structure of the story, he's right at the Cynical end of the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism; Ramza's all the way on the other side, however ...
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Has an above average Bravery [[spoiler:despite his DirtyCoward status]].
* GuestStarPartyMember: He joins Ramza in the game's first battle and in a few more battles at the start of chapter 2.
* ImColdSoCold: [[spoiler: He utters this in the ''War of the Lions'' version upon dying.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The very reason he became a mercenary in the first place.
%%* PunchclockVillain: And damn proud of it at that.
* RecurringBoss: [[spoiler: Fought three times during Chapter Two.]]
* RepetitiveName: His pre-''War of the Lions'' name, Gaff Gafgarion.
%%* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: He constantly tries to convince Ramza of this, with little luck.


[[folder:The Nobility]]

!! Dycedarg Beoulve

-> ''Is it not I? I, who have dirtied my hands to keep yours clean? All that you are you owe to me! You ought be on your knees thanking me, yet here you stand in judgment!''

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 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 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, 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.

* AloofBigBrother: He's quite cordial, even towards his family and more so than even Zalbaag.
* 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.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Not so much "evil" as "Morally Ambiguous", as despite some of his actions he nonetheless carries a number of admirable qualities. This is what leads to Ramza trying to seek him out again for assistance at the beginning of Chapter Three. [[spoiler: And then it turns out that yes - he plays this trope straight. [[SelfMadeOrphan Very]] [[OhCrap straight]]!]]
* AssholeVictim: From his point of view [[spoiler: his father was this, since he refused to claim the throne when the opportunity arose.]]
-->His due I granted him, no more and no less.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BeardOfEvil: Just look at it.
%%* BigBadFriend
%%* BlueBlood
* BlueOni: To both Ramza and Zalbaag's [[RedOni Red]] - his speech is emphasised by rationale and a controlled temperament]], as can be seen in his cordial manner and cool-headedness. Said rationality is, incidentally, shared by his half-sister Alma. [[spoiler: Can't be a coincidence that ''both'' are suitable Lucavi hosts, now - can it?]]
%%* DemonicPossession
* DirtyCoward: He fights against [[spoiler: Zalbaag]] backed-up with ''five'' knights. Fortunately Ramza arrives in the nick of time to even the odds.
* ElementalPowers: As a Rune Knight, he has four high-level elemental powers.
%%* EvilAllAlong
* EmergencyTransformation: [[spoiler: Turns into Adrammelech after being mortally wounded during his battle against Ramza and Zalbaag.]]
* TheHeavy: He is the villain responsible for most of the problems that start the plot.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Has the gall to call Ramza a traitor despite [[spoiler: having murdered his own father ''and'' his liege lord.]] Also, see WellIntentionedExtremist below.
* KickTheDog: Allowing Zalbaag and Argath to take whatever measure was necessary to end the Corpse Brigade, which led to Tietra's death.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* MasterPoisoner: Certainly knows about the properties of mossfungus...
* MissionControl: He's the one handing Ramza his assignments for much of Chapter 1.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Though some of his actions ''are'' rather questionable [[spoiler: to the Nth degree, in fact]], he's still a very competent warrior, leader and diplomat - it was largely due to his effort that the peace treaties with Ordallia went so well.
* ThePlan: He excels at concocting all sorts of schemes, which makes him valuable to Duke Larg. [[spoiler: Of course, he's being used by Lord Folmarv.]]
%%* PowerHair : That fluff is bigger than his own head !
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Yes, well - about that...
%%* SelfMadeOrphan
%%* SmugSnake: To a strong extent, even though [[spoiler: he is [[UnwittingPawn used by Folmarv]] at the same time he uses others.]]
%%* TheStarscream: To Larg.
%%* TheUnfettered
%%* UngratefulBastard: Calls [[spoiler: Zalbaag]] one during their fight, as exemplified by the above quote.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Played with. Paints himself as this once you battle him. His dialogue implies that he wants to maintain the aristocracy, with the Beoulve family at the helm, but as meritocracy, citing how Larg was entirely dependent on others to advance his own cause. At this point in the plot however we've seen him and his agents: kill his own father, kidnap a nobleman, kill a hostage (his half-sister best-friend), kill his Duke, kill his own brother and start a very bloody battle that was entirely avoidable and ultimately weakened his own position. By proxy he also tried to kill the Princess, his half-brother and a few sworn knights. Much of this was accomplished by, you guessed it, other people. Kinda detracts from his argument. He really only wants power, making him a NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist

!! Zalbag/Zalbaag Beoulve

Barbaneth Beoulve's second son, Zalbaag is Dycedarg's younger brother and the elder half-brother of Ramza and Alma. A just and noble warrior of great experience, his combat prowess during the final years of the Fifty Years War led to him being declared a "Knight Errant" of Ivalice (much like his father), and a saviour of the Ivalician forces. On his father's deathbed, Zalbaag accepted the request that he become commander of the Northern Sky forces in the place of Dycedarg - who took up a more political mantle - and following the war's end he became dedicated to fighting the Corps/Corpse Brigade.

Like Ramza, Zalbaag is noble and good-hearted, but is also dedicated to protecting his house and the White Lion through and through. This leads to him ordering Argath to shoot Tietra down in order to stop Gragoroth, an action which disillusions Ramza towards his brother immensely. Similarly, Zalbaag initially distrusts Ramza for his defection and, in a moment of anger, [[BlueBlood puts it down to his brother's]] [[HeroicBastard commoner blood]], though they later make ammends.

When Ramza suspects that Dycedarg was responsible for Barbaneth/Balbanes' degrading health, Zalbaag investigates and learns Ramza is right. He goes to 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, 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.

%%* AloofBigBrother: Though not as much as Dycedarg.
%%* BadassBeard
%%* BlueBlood
%%* CameBackWrong
* TheCaptain: As the direct commander of the Order of the Northern Sky.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:He's unceremoniously killed by Adrammelech seconds after he shows up]].
%%* ExactEavesDropping: On [[spoiler:his older brother Dycedarg]].
* FatalFlaw: Zalbaag's seeming classism led to him viewing Tietra as a necessary sacrifice to stop the Corpse Brigade, even though it earned him Delita's ire and Ramza's distrust - it appears to be his one major flaw which keeps him from being on par with Ramza in terms of honour, though he does express some regret about it much later on.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Fighting alongside Ramza in the battle against [[spoiler:Dycedarg.]]
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Begs Ramza to kill him after [[spoiler: Folmarv revives him as an undead.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: How he justifies himself after ordering Argath to shoot through Tietra, considering her sacrifice necessary.
* KickTheDog: Ordering Argath to shoot through Tietra, who was essentially Zalbaag's surrogate little sister. Ramza [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on it]] when next they meet.
* KnightTemplar: He's not an asshole like his brother, but he is willing to go far, enough to have an innocent teenage girl shot through to stop the Corpse Brigade.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Subjected to this by Ramza, when he's brought back as a zombie.]]
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Although Dycedarg vaporized him, Hashmal brought Zalbaag back to life as a zombie, conscious but unable to control his body]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He is pretty angry Ramza would suggest [[spoiler: Dycedarg poisoned their father]] without proof. But he doesn't dismiss it out of hand and looks for evidence. Also, despite his morally questionabe actions in "Chapter One", he's practically a saint compared to some of the fine gentlemen [[AristocratsAreEvil sitting on high seats of power in Ivalice]].
%%* RedOniBlueOni: On both ends of the scale, depending on who it's with:
** Blue Oni: To Ramza, most of the time.
** Red Oni: To Dycedarg, most definitely.
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* ShootTheHostage: Tells Argath to shoot through Tietra and get rid of Golagros/Gragoroth.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The original translation was "Zalbag", while the PSP rerelease opted for "Zalbaag" with an extra 'a'. Considering how minor the spelling change is, it doesn't catch as much flak as the other ones.
%%* TokenGoodTeammate: He becomes this for the Order of the Northern Sky once Ramza leaves.

!! Duke Bestrald Larg

One of two princes fighting for dominion over Ivalice, Duke Larg is the political rival of Duke Goltana. His standard is the White Lion, representing one head of the twin-headed lion from the royal family's crest set against a blue background. Bestrald Larg served as a General during the Fifty Years' War and now commands the Order of the Northern Sky.

Liege lord of Gallione, Duke Larg is the brother of Queen Louveria and uncle to Prince Orinus. He's also a childhood friend of Dycedarg Beoulve, who is his most trusted advisor. He plots to have Princess Ovelia, his brother-in-law's adopted daughter, eliminated so that he might become regent through Prince Orinus.

* AristocratsAreEvil: Though opinion varies on whether he or Duke Goltanna is worse.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He was at first very polite towards Ramza and Delita, commending them for their deeds and being very genial. Then by the end of Chapter One, his true colours were revealed.
%%* BlueBlood
%%* TheChessmaster
* EtTuBrute: He's eliminated by his own close friend Dycedarg, once-and-for-all cementing Dyce as irredeemable even without the Zodiac Stones.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He was shocked and horrified when [[spoiler: Dycedarg revealed his treachery]], and called him out on [[spoiler: murdering his own father for power's sake]].
%%* EvilUncle: To Orinus, and to Ovelia (though for the latter, it's only by adoption).
* FamousLastWords: Using them, he [[spoiler: convicts Dycedarg as his father's killer for Zalbaag, albeit unknowingly]].
* ManipulativeBastard: His and Dycedarg's plans for power involved, among other things, weakening and then destroying the Corpse Brigade in among the worst ways possible.
%%* NotSoDifferent: Him and Goltanna, though it's not pointed out in-game, are an obvious example.
* SecretKeeper: He's one of the only people who knows that that [[spoiler: Dycedarg poisoned his father Lord Barbaneth.]]
%%* UnwittingPawn

!! Duke Druksmald Goltanna

One of two princes fighting for dominion over Ivalice, Duke Goltanna is the political rival of Duke Larg. His standard is the Black Lion, representing one head of the twin-headed lion from the royal family's crest set against a red background. Druksmald Goltanna served as a General during the Fifty Years' War and now commands the Order of the Southern Sky.

Ruler of Zeltennia, Duke Goltanna is the younger cousin of King Ondoria. Under his command are T.G. 'Thunder God' Cidolfas Orlandeau, a hero of the Fifty Years' War, and his agent Delita Heiral. He plots to depose Prince Orinus as heir, setting Princess Ovelia as Queen so that he might use her as a PuppetKing and rule as regent.

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: According to Delita, nobody mourned him.
* AdiposeRex: He's got quite an unsightly amount of weight.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Though opinion varies on whether he or Duke Larg is worse.
* AssholeVictim: Between his willingness to starve his people to continue the war and the callousness he shows to his own subordinates, his death definitely has shades of this.
* BadBoss: Doesn't give a rat's ass about the people's well-being, and was perfectly willing to send thousands of soldiers to certain death if it meant defeating Larg.
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* BlueBlood
%%* TheChessmaster
%%* EvilOldFolks
* EvilUncle: To Ovelia and Orinus, though he's ''technically'' their second-cousin-once-removed (and for the former, only through adoption anyway).
* GeneralRipper: At least a borderline case, given that he wanted to destroy the Northern Sky at Fort Besselat even if he needed to order his men to [[spoiler: march through the water Ramza had released through the Bethla Sluice and risk heavy casualties]].
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: How he meets his end.
* KarmicDeath: Considers commoners to be insects beneath his notice, to the point that he's infuriated when Orlandeau shows concern for them. He's killed by Delita, a commoner.
* ManipulativeBastard: He knows full well that [[spoiler: Ovelia isn't really royalty, but a commoner used to replace the real Ovelia]]. It doesn't really matter to him, so long as he can [[spoiler: use her to rule over Ivalice]].
%%* NotSoDifferent: Him and Larg, though it's not pointed out in-game, are an obvious example.
* TooDumbToLive: Has Orlandeau, his ''only'' genuinely loyal soldier and most valuable asset (wrongly) imprisoned for treason and replaces him with ''Delita''. It doesn't end well for him.
%%* UnwittingPawn
* {{You Have Outlived Your Usefulness}}: Killed by Delita when the Lions War finally came to a fairly definitive end. Delita had always needed him eventually out of the way so that when he married Ovelia, he would become King and obtain ultimate power over Ivalice.]]

!! King Ondoria Atkascha III

The ruler of Ivalice when the game begins, Ondoria was regarded as a weak-willed man unlike his predecessor, and his poor leadership led, in part, to Ivalice's defeat during the Fifty Years War. He had two children with Queen Louveria - both sons - who each died at a young age. Not long after adopting his half-sister Ovelia as his daughter and possible heir, his wife bore him a son, Prince Orinus, which created conflict in the debate of a future heir for Ivalice.

When his already-poor health began to decline, the succession issue arose. His death sparked the War of the Lions.

* TheGhost: Character portrait aside, he never actually appears in the game proper.

!! Queen Louveria Atkascha

The wife of King Ondoria. After her husband's death, she plots with her brother - Duke Larg - to secure their control over the throne.

* TheGhost: Character portrait aside, she never actually appears in the game proper.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: She's one of many schemers whose plot to expand her power base in Ivalice leads to the War of the Lions. Her tyrannical behavior is what prompts many nobles to oppose her appointment of Larg as the Regent and side with Goltanna.

!! Prince Orinus Atkascha

* TheGhost: Character portrait aside, he never actually appears in the game proper.
* PuppetKing: What was intended for him by Larg.
* RagsToRoyalty: Similar to Ovelia, he's very likely to be completely unrelated to the King, borne to the Queen by her getting "outside help". This accusation of illegitimacy is part of what starts the War of the Lions. If he's removed from the throne, Ovelia is next in line, and Goltanna would rule the kingdom as her Regent.

!! Marquis Messam Elmdore de Limberry

A Silver-haired noble and the liege lord of Limberry, Marquis Elmdore was a great hero of the Fifty Years War who fought fearlessly against his Ordallian opposition. Amongst his allies and friend he was called "The Silver Prince", but to his enemies he was "The Silver Ogre" - both due to his skill and tenacity. A devout member of the Glabados Church, he was well-liked by the people of his territory despite his position.

When the Corpse Brigade's rebellion began to cause trouble, Elmdore was formally invited by Duke Bestrald Larg and Lord Dycedarg Beoulve to discuss options - unaware that this was a plot orchestrated by the Gallione nobles to weaken the Brigade from within, and was kidnapped by Gustav Margriff. His rescue - at the hands of Ramza Beoulve, Delita Heiral and his own manservant Argath Thadalfus - led to his being indebted to Larg and Beoulve.

When the War of the Lions broke out, 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.

* BadassInDistress: Saving him from the Corpse Brigade is one of the first things Ramza accomplishes in the story.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* 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.
* {{Expy}}: Invokes [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII a certain other]] silver-haired {{Bishonen}} who started with good publicy and praise as a hero of his country. Up to and ''including'' [[spoiler: his near-death experience, gaining supernatural powers and becoming psychotically evil. As well as a certain katana and a certain suit of armor]].
* FlatCharacter: Not much is known about his personality prior to [[spoiler:merging with the Lucavi demon Zalera]].
* Necromancer: He's strongly associated with undeath. The lake surrounding his castle is haunted by vengeful spirits, he summons a variety of undead opponents during his last battle, and in the remake [[spoiler: he revived Argath as a zombie.]]
* OneWingedAngel: Transforms into Zalera when Ramza corners him.
* RedBaron: "The Silver Prince" to his allies; "The Silver Ogre" to his enemies.
* UnwittingPawn: His kidnapping by the Corpse Brigade was part of Dycedarg and Larg's plans.

!! Grand Duke Gerrith Barrington

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 his killing of Marach, he was offed from behind by Zalera (found to be possessing Marquis Elmdore at the time).

* AbusiveParents: To Rapha and Marach, but ''especially'' [[RapeAsBackstory Rapha]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: For a minor villain, he even puts both Larg and Goltana to shame with his sheer depravity.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Just as it looks like you're about to take him on, [[spoiler:Lettie throws him off a roof]].
* BigBadWannabe: To his credit, Barrington realizes very quickly that the War of the Lions is just a sideshow to the real plot (the Lucavi invasion) and tries to form [[BigBadDuumvirate an alliance with the Knights Templar]]. However, he has absolutely nothing to offer them.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: For Marach, who was shocked to realise just how evil this guy is.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: A ''very'' satisfying one, too - getting thrown off his own castle roof.
%%* EvilGloating: Which only [[spoiler: exposed his crimes to Marach]].
%%* EvilMentor
%%* FatBastard
%%* KarmicDeath
* RedBaron: He's known as the "King of the Forge" for his extensive investment in firearms and combatants, including mages and assassins.
%%* SmugSnake
* TheUnfought: In fairness, his enormous gait makes it unlikely he'd have been a tough opponent, although since he was wielding a gun he might've been a challenge.


[[folder:The Glabados Church]]

!! Simon Penn-Lachish

-> ''The Father watch over you, child.''

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 translating the Germonique Scriptures,[[spoiler: which reveal the truth about Saint Ajora's lack of divinity.]]

%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* CoolOldGuy
* DefectorFromDecadence: Member of the church but Does not join the Church in their ''questionable'' acts.
%%* FaceDeathWithDignity
* GoodShepherd: The only unambiguously-good member of the Church shown.
* InnocentBystander: There was no reason for [[spoiler: Isilud to kill him besides maybe being in the way]].
* MinorMajorCharacter: Not major player but importance in revealing the truth in Germonique Scriptures can't be forgotten.
%%* MentorOccupationalHazard
* NiceGuy: A very kind and wise man indeed, and the only shown member of the Church to be unambiguously good.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Ovelia, given he practically raised her during her time at the convent. He also treats Ramza and Alma like his own, as well.
* SpannerInTheWorks: If he hadn't retired to Orbonne due to his greater interest in reading old texts (as opposed to passing the Church's judgement), he would never have [[spoiler: translated the Germonique Scriptures, which revealed the truth about Ajora to Ramza and which was eventually revealed to the world by Arazlam Durai, exposing the Glabados Church's long-lived lies]].

!! High Confessor Marcel Funebris

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. 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.

* AlasPoorVillain: You wouldn't expect it considering all the crap he pulled during the Lions War, but when he lays dying and finds himself at Ramza's mercy, the fact that he simply asks the "heretic" to stop the true villains must count for ''something''.
%%* BeardOfEvil: A long grey one.
* BigBad: As the man behind the Zodiac Braves, Ramza spends some time thinking he's this.
* TheChessmaster: His plan was to instigate war between the Nobles. The war would drag on and weaken both sides while the peasants would grow to loathe the nobles more and more, and eventually they would unite behind the Church, who would then use superior military might to force the nobles to sue for peace. He recreated the Zodiac Braves to inspire the faith of the peasants. Pity he didn't know that the Zodiac Stones [[spoiler:channeled demons]], or that [[spoiler:Folmarv was a DragonWithAnAgenda]]...
* EvilOldFolks: He's knowingly responsible for a ''lot'' of deaths, and he's in his 80s.
* MeaningfulName: Averted. His name in the PS version was Marge ''Funeral'', which would have been a fitting name for someone responsible for as many deaths as he was if it weren't a translation error.
* MinorMajorCharacter: Only makes one on-screen appearance, but his offscreen actions drive a lot of the plot.
* SinisterMinister: Presumably, given his agenda, though he's never seen preaching.
%%* TheUnfought: Not surprising, given his age.
%%* WellIntentionedExtremist: Probably percieves his actions as such. [[spoiler:He certainly wasn't in the know about the demons]].
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Decided by Folmarv, performed by Loffrey.

!! Cardinal Alphonse Delacroix

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 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 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.

%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems very nice when you first meet him.
%%* ClimaxBoss: As Cúchulainn.
%%* DemonicPossession: By a Lucavi
%%* FatBastard: Delacroix is noticeably heavyset, and the Lucavi possessing him is the rotund, gluttonous Cúchulainn.
* TheLostLenore: It's implied through his detailed character bio in-game that Delacroix turned to the power of the Lucavi because he couldn't handle the grief of losing his wife.
* MeaningfulName: "De la Croix" is French for "of the Cross", while "Alphonse" means "eager" or "noble". Therefore, his name means "Noble of the Cross", fitting his position as a Cardinal.
* OneWingedAngel: Doesn't even try to fight in his own body, he goes straight for releasing the Lucavi.
%%* SinisterMinister: Downright evil, really.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Knifes Ludovich Baert for failing to recover the Zodiac Stones in Gulg.

!! Confessor Zalmour Lucianada

-> ''Great Father, strike these sinners, that they...may feel your wrath...''

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

%%* AlasPoorVillain: See that quote above? That's his FamousLastWords.
* AntiVillain: He really does believe that Ramza is a deadly murderous heretic and wants to bring him to justice.
%%* CoolOldGuy: Or he would be, if he wasn't trying to kill you. Unlike many members of the Church, he doesn't actually come across as evil and is really only doing his job. Ramza even expresses regret and reluctance at having to fight him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Spends his last breath praying that someone or something finishes the job he failed to do.
* InspectorJavert: Zalmour is completely out of the loop with regards to the Lucavi, but he knows Ramza [[spoiler: killed the Cardinal]].
%%* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: His job as a Confessor.
* 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.
%%* KnightTemplar: Ironically ''not'' his profession...
* RecurringBoss: Fought 3 times.
* SquishyWizard: Averted His job class is Celebrant, which is basically a White Mage with access to some better weapons - and much better base hitpoints. He doesn't have much raw defense, but between his hitpoints and numerous healing abilities he can take a beating.

!! Valmafra Lenande

A young sorceress and an agent of the Glabados Church, she was sent to accompany Delita Heiral and assist him during his infiltration of the Order of the Southern Sky. Apparently loyal to him by accompanying him on all his missions, she nonetheless develops a great degree of respect for him during their time working together.

* ActionSurvivor: One of few named characters not to be shown dead by the end of the game.
* DoubleAgent: The Church assigns her to help Delita, but also to spy on him and make sure he's not working against them.
* FakingTheDead: Delita faked her death and allowed her and Orran to escape at the climax of the war]]
* 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)]].
%%* NumberTwo: To Delita.

! The Knights Templar

!!'''Associated Tropes represented by multiple members''':
%%* CorruptChurch
* DemonicPossession: Most of them, although Isilud was too good of heart and whichever demon would have been behind the Pisces stone couldn't possess him.
%%* KickTheDog: In various ways...
%%* KnightTemplar: The clue's in the name. Although Meliadoul doesn't fit this in personality.
%%* LightIsNotGood
* TheManBehindTheMan: Folmarv being an example of when the Man Behind The Man is masquerading as someone lower in the evil hierarchy.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Folmarv and Loffrey do a bit of exposition conversing with each other.
* RecurringBoss: In fact, Isilud is the ''only'' one you fight once!

!! Folmarv Tengille

-> ''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. He is actually possessed by Hashmal, the second-in-command of the Lucavi.

%%* AbusiveParents
* ArchnemesisDad: To Meliadoul, once she realizes he's a Lucavi and killed Isilud.
* ChekhovsGunman: His debut appearance is rather low-key, as a man hiring a group of mercenaries to kill Ramza and his allies (while he was under Gaffgarion's employ). Then he returned near the end of Chapter Two and proved he's more important than we originally thought.
%%* TheChessmaster: Plays ''everybody''.
* CowardlyBoss: Infamously so... he tends to teleport away whenever he's weakened in battle.
* DemonicPossession: Courtesy of Hashmal. Unlike most other Lucavi, however, he's already been long past possessed by the time the game starts.
* TheDragon: You spend a lot of the game thinking he's this to Marcel Funebris, but he's really the dragon to Ultima.
* EvilerThanThou: His boss is, while a wicked SinisterMinister, a WellIntentionedExtremist ultimately trying to make Ivalice a better place. Folmarv is [[spoiler: the commander of the demonic Lucavi. He proves to be TheStarscream and trivially casts down Marcel.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Though he's not that old - just 49 - he's still middle-aged, and thus older than most adversaries fought in-game.
* TheHeavy: He is the one orchestrating the events of the game. Although he is technically the second-in-command of the Lucavi, he is the acting leader in the absense of Ultima, who really doesn't do anything until the end.
* KnightTemplar: Besides it being his occupation, he seems a strong adherent of this. Heck, [[spoiler: his Lucavi title upon merging with Hashmal - "Bringer Of Order" - is ''really'' blatant!]])
* TheManBehindTheMan: He manipulated everyone for the Lucavi's ends, and is the other man (aside from Dycedarg) responsible for most of the game's events.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* NotWorthKilling: He manipulates Ramza to his benefit a couple of times, only to ignore him when he is of no use and does not spare much effort to get rid of him. [[TheDogBitesback This comes to bite him in the ass at the end]], as it turns the guy who’s been carving a path through hordes of demon corpses is ''[[CaptainObvious actually dangerous]]''.
%%* OffingTheOffspring: During the Battle at Riovanes, he transforms into Hashmal and, when Isilud tries to stop him, murders him.
* OneWingedAngel: Transforms into Hashmal when Ramza catches up to him in the Airship Graveyard.
%%* TheStarscream: He invokes this trope when he reveals his true nature to Funebris, followed by Loffrey killing the old man.
%%* VillainsActHeroesReact: Seems to be a strong follower of this trope.
%%* WouldHurtAChild: He would have killed Alma had she not be [[spoiler: Ultima's host.]] Even then, he has no problem punching her in the guts.

!! Wiegraf Folles

-> ''All such tales of gods and their miracles are false.''

Wiegraf starts off as the founder and leader of the Death Corps/Corpse Brigade, a paramilitary organised formed from disgruntled war veterans of the Fifty Years War. The group was founded as a an effort to revolt against the nobility until their demands for compensation - regarding their sacrifices during the conflict - are met and addressed. However, although Wiegraf is an honourable man with high morals and standards, his opposition, the nobility, is not, with their plots throwing wrenches into his plans and eventually bringing down his forces. When he learns that Ramza killed his sister Miluda in battle, he swears revenge but fails to defeat Ramza, though before departing to continue his attempt at stopping Dycedarg and Larg he warns Ramza of the futility of his idealism.

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 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. 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. 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.

* AlasPoorVillain: Wiegraf's steady fall from grace is quite sad to witness, and then [[spoiler:he accepts a DealWithTheDevil, completely destroying the just man he once was.]]
%%* AntiVillain:
* ChickMagnet: Not noted anywhere in the story, but his squad for the first two encounters with him is composed entirely of women.
* CynicismCatalyst: Miluda's death was his StartOfDarkness, though it wasn't until about a year later that he actually fell to the Dark Side.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: Once he is possessed by Belias, he quits caring about Milleuda's death and only wants "to hear the screams of humans.":
* DealWithTheDevil: As he lies dying, the Zodiac stone offers to save his life for a price. He accepts, and is possessed by Belias
* DuelBoss: Fights Ramza 1 on 1 during the Riovanes castle series of battles.
* FaceHeelTurn: He was never on your side, but he was definitely a "Face" until he joined the Church.
* FallenHero: Like Delita, his sister's death completely changed him. Unlike Delita, this change was for the worse, going from a noble man to a Lucavi host.
* TheFettered: In his first appearance, he purges Gustav and lets the Marquis go because he will not resort to kidnapping; he wants to force the Crown to pay the Corps their rightful due, not just pay them a ransom and be done.
** That only makes seeing [[FallenHero just how far Wiegraf has fallen]] even harder; in Chapter 3, [[spoiler:he has Isilud kidnap Alma, Ramza's sister]].
* {{Foil}}: To Ramza, but even moreso to Delita - he has a younger sister who perishes, leading to his working at gaining revenge and in the process muddying the moral-waters (he's also, like Delita, common-born). Wiegraf's purpose is to provide a unique perspective that contrasts both younger men (partly from being their senior and more jaded to begin with), and he's a major antagonistic force to Ramza for much of the game.
%%* HeroAntagonist: At first, but then after his sister's death and the ruination of his dreams, everything goes wrong.
%%* HeWhoFightsMonsters
%%* JadeColouredGlasses
* 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.
%%* KnightInSourArmour
%%* LaResistance
* OneWingedAngel: During the final battle against him, he transforms into Belias after taking enough damage; only then does the rest of your selected party join the fray.
* RecurringBoss: With ''four'' fights aginst him in total, Wiegraf is FFT's best example of this trope.
* StarterVillain: Subverted - he looks like he'll be dealt with during Chapter One, but he survives beyond that point and becomes a major adversary later on.
* WorthyOpponent: To Ramza - who comes to recognise it further down the line, having reflected on Wiegraf's dedication to his ideals. Sadly, Wiegraf's [[JadeColouredGlasses disillusionment]] eventually led to him defying those same principles, and when he finally [[spoiler: fell under Lucavi possession, to put his soul to rest]], Ramza had to kill him outright.
** Wiegraf himself regards Ramza as this, specifically warning his troops not to underestimate Ramza during their second encounter, having lost to him a year prior.

!! Izlude Tingel/Isilud Tengille

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, 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
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Right in the grey area between this and a proper HeelFaceTurn actually. When he realizes that his father is possessed by a demon, he actually tries to stop him and is killed for his effort.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Was given the Pisces stone by Folmarv with the intention of turning him into a Lucavi, but his heart was too pure for the demon inside to call out to him.
%%* KickTheDog: His killing of Simon.
* LetThemDieHappy: Alma lets him pass away peacefully, telling him she saw Ramza slay the demon Hashmal.]]
%%* TokenGoodTeammate: For the Knights Templar
* UnwittingPawn: Hadn't been taught about the whole demonic possession aspect of being a Knight Templar yet.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Unlike his brethren he honestly believes the Zodiac stones to be holy relics and truly believes his actions are for the betterment of the country.

!! Loffrey Wodring/Rofel Wodring

-> ''For you, Ramza, I will throw open the very gates of Hell!''

A cowled Templar skilled in both swordplay and magicks. He appears to be the primary negotiator for the Templars, recruiting Wiegraf and passing the Capricorn Stone to Dycedarg.

* DealWithTheDevil: Heavily implied, either with a demon like Celia and Lettie, or the Time God Zomal.
* TheDragon: Though not the penultimate boss, he is physically the strongest and for many players the most challenging boss of the end game.
%%* KickTheDog: His brutal impaling of Funebris.
%%* MagicKnight


[[folder:The Lucavi '''---Beware of Spoiler---''']]

A group of demonic beings who exist in another realm beyond Ivalice. They can only take form in the physical world via the Zodiac Stones; if a stone happens to be under the possession of someone who's about to die, [[DealWithTheDevil the Lucavi associated with the stone offers them life and power]]. Should they accept, the Lucavi possesses the individual, effectively merging the two together, with their human host losing all their humanity in the process.

Their ultimate goal is the revival of their master, Ultima. Once she is back, the Lucavi will be able to freely come and go as they please, without the need for the Zodiac Stones or human hosts. In order to accomplish this, they masterminded the War of the Lions, as the ritual for her revival requires an enormous amount of bloodshed.

'''Associated Tropes common to multiple Lucavi''':

* DemonicPossession: How they're able to manifest in the living world.
* DummiedOut: The game's script contains names for other Lucavi who didn't show up in the game, and VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV uses some of these dummied names for its Return to Ivalice raid series as MythologyGags.
* {{Expy}}: The Lucavi are extremely similar to the Apostles from {{Manga/Berserk}}. They both arise from a magical artifact that prompts the user to make a pact with demons, typically in a situation whether their life is at stake or just an extreme emotional nadir. This ends up corrupting the person in question, more often than not turning them into a hideous monster and losing most if not all of their humanity.
%%* LackOfEmpathy
* TheManBehindTheMan: They are the ones responsible for the War of the Lions, manipulating everything behind the scenes for their own purposes.
* ObviouslyEvil: All of them (except for Ultima's first form) have rather frightening appearances, their entrances are marked by ghoulish EvilLaugh that sounds like malicious spirits. They're also all cruel, bloodthirsty and violent creatures whose only goal seems to be causing havoc and inflicting pain on humans, if Belias' speech about loving the sound of human screams is any indication. The only exception is Elidibus, who prefers to mind his own business.
* OneWingedAngel: The Lucavi possess human hosts to manifest in the living world, but transform into their true forms to do battle.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Save Ultima, none of them can enter water. (Only Velius and Zalera are encountered in maps with water to begin with, though.)
* WesternZodiac: They are associated with the Zodiac Stones and the respective signs. In the game proper, only the Scorpio, Aries, Gemini, Capricorn, Leo, Virgo and Serpentarius Lucavi appear, however.

!! Ultima/Altima (Saint Ajora Glabados)

-> ''Your defiance reaps you naught but death's embrace!''

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, acting through Ajora Glabados as her host body. Now, 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 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 promptly sacrifices himself to provide just enough fuel to resurrect Ajora in Alma's body. Ramza and Alma apply ThePowerOfLove and Alma rejects Ajora, but Altima is still strong enough to get her own body. No matter, [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Ramza and Alma take her out]].

* FinalBoss: The final enemy encountered in the game, long past the PointOfNoReturn.
* DivinelyAppearingDemons: In her first form, she looks relatively angelic minus the outfit, certainly much less frightening than the other Lucavi. Averted with the second form however.
* GenderBender: Due to Ajora, [[spoiler:her host, being a male. [[FanWank We... think so, anyway.]]]]
* HotAsHell: 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.
%%* LightIsNotGood: Altima's first form is distinctly angelic.
* LoadBearingBoss: Of a sort - Ultima causes the infamous explosion which (may have) killed your entire party by accident, in an attempt to stop you.
* OneWingedAngel: The BigBad does this in a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game? [[CaptainObvious But of]] ''[[TropeNamer course]]''! Kind of noteworthy in that Altima's initial OneWingedAngel form has its ''own'' OneWingedAngel form.
* RedBaron: "The High Seraph"
%%* TrueFinalBoss
* WeaksauceWeakness: Due to her high number of hitpoints, percentage based attacks like drain deal lots of damage to Ultima, a weakness all Lucavi share. Downplayed, however, in that Ultima (and [[spoiler:[[BonusBoss Elidibus]]]]) are technically resistant to such techniques; as their staggeringly high health means such skills cap at 999, which is closer to 1/6 of their health as opposed to 1/3 (Drain), 1/4 (Gravity), and 1/2 (Graviga/Lich).

!! Hashmal/Hashmalum (Folmarv Tengille)

-> ''Master, 'Bloody Angel'...Let me offer you 'blood' darker than wine and hotter than burning lava!''

Associated with the Leo auracite, he is the leonine second-in-command of the Lucavi and the 5th (and penultimate) Lucavi Ramza must face. With his superior currently incapacitated, Hashmal is the current commander of the Lucavi's demonic forces, and so assumes responsibility for their overall plans.

* AnimalMotifs: His form resembles that of a lion.
* TheChessmaster: To an incredible extent, as he's manipulating the Church that is manipulating the Nobles that are manipulating the Knights that are manipulating the 50 year war.
%%* TheDragon: To Ultima
* GlassCannon: He is fast (the fastest story boss naturally actually, Barich 2 has the same speed but does so with a Thief Hat) and will often charge a Meteor over your team's head before you can even act. His Meteor is capable of one-shotting most characters that aren't very high levelled, but it also tends to leave him open to several midcharge hits in the face, and if he isn't killed by those before the Meteor could go off, he is prone to having it redirected over his own head when it does. It doesn't help that he actually has less HP than Adrammelech.
* TheHeavy: 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.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: He's basically manipulating almost ''everyone'', including Funerbis, for the Lucavi's ends.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
* RedBaron: "The Bringer of Order"
* StandardStatusEffects: Part of his magic plenthora.

!! Cúchulainn/Queklain (Alphonse Delacroix)

-> ''How I shall delight to watch you die. Each excruciation ecstasy!''

Associated with the Scorpio auracite, Cúchulainn was the 1st Lucavi demon that Ramza Beoulve was forced to fight, bringing to his attention the true nature of the conflict behind the War of the Lions.

* BellyMouth: The mouth on his face is sewn shut, to boot.
* CallAPegasusAHippogriff: [[Myth/CelticMythology Cú Chulainn]] was not a fat demon associated with gluttony.
* ClimaxBoss: The final boss of Chapter Two.
%%* EvilLaugh
* FatBastard: His OneWingedAngel form is morbidly obese.
* GradualGrinder: By Lucavi standards his damage capability is rather low (Bio3 can do maybe 100 damage to a neutral compatibility unit with good faith), but he is perfectly capable of killing his opponents via a boatload of StandardStatusEffects (every single attack he performs except for his physical carries a status of some sort), often inflicted on multiple units at once.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: To quote the [=PS1=] version, "Now let me hear your death cries, and your tormented screams of anguish!"
* RedBaron: "The Impure"
* ScaryScorpions: Though he doesn't quite ''look'' it, his auracite (Scorpio) and his poison-based powers [[CaptainObvious invoke scorpions]]. In FFXII, he produces a scorpion tail for his attacks.
* WakeUpCallBoss: You'll probably lose a few party members when the fight heats up - especially since his favorite attack is the hard-to-counter Condemn.

!! Belias/Velius (Wiegraf Folles)

-> ''God Stone bearer, with me now do treat. Your spirit and my flesh as one shall merge. Life undying yours forever more.''

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 decieving a dying Wiegraf into entering a contract with him, after which he possesses him. Ramza faces him later at Riovannes, where after defeating Wiegraf, Belias emerges to fight Ramza only to be defeated and killed.

* AnimalMotifs: Rams, quite obviously.
* ClimaxBoss: The fights against him begins the narrative climax of Chapter Three forward.
* TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget: He either doesn't remember or doesn't understand [[spoiler: Wiegraf]]'s human emotions, and so they no longer concern him.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: He even gives a speech about it to Ramza, mostly to prove that [[spoiler: Wiegraf Folles']] does not influence his nature.
* MightyGlacier: Despite being faced one entire chapter later than Cúchulainn, he actually has one less speed. His attacks are also some of the most painful ones you'll see from an enemy, with his Cyclops easily capable of dealing 200 or more damage to most units, and even when he is silenced, his melee attacks are no joke either.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Has 4 arms.
* RedBaron: "The Gigas".
%%* StandardStatusEffects: Part of his magic plethora.
* SummonMagic: He starts the battle out by summoning (usually) Cyclops.

!! Zalera (Messam Elmdore)

-> ''Here dying, join my legion of undeath. Your blood, the roses on unhallow'd graves!''

Associated with the Gemini auracite, Zalera was the 3rd Lucavi Demon which Ramza Beoulve faced. He first appeared at Riovannes possessing Marquis Elmdore, before being confronted properly at Limberry. Out of all the demons, Zalera was the demon pre

* BaitAndSwitchBoss: When it looks like you'll be fighting Barrington, Elmdore/Zalera and his minions pop in from behind and off him before fighting you. They provide a tougher challenge than the Duke ever could have, too.
* BatOutOfHell: Granted he's not ''really'' bat-shaped, but...
%%* TheBeastmaster: One of his abilities
* ClimaxBoss: In his human form as Elmdore, he's the final boss of Chapter Three.
%%* ElementalPowers:
%%** GravityMaster
%%** PlayingWithFire
* RecurringBoss: If you include the fights with him in his human body, as [[spoiler: Marquis Elmdore]], then he's fought three times
* RedBaron: "The Death Seraph"
* SignificantAnagram: His name is an anagram of the demon "Azrael", known as the demon of death.
* StandardStatusEffects: Aside from the standard Lucavi status skillset he also brings a secondary full of status spells just because.

!! Adrammelech/Adramelk (Dycedarg Beoulve)

-> ''And so on you, Ramza, my gaze alights. Now know regret, a traitor's recompense!''

Associated with the Capricorn auracite, Adrammelech confronts Ramza in 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.

* AnimalMotifs: He's a large, demonic goat.
* 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]].
%%* ElementalPowers
%%** AnIcePerson
%%** GravityMaster
%%** HolyHandGrenade[=/=]LightTheWay
%%** PlayingWithFire
%%** ShockAndAwe
* RedBaron: "The Wroth"
* SquishyWizard: Well, not so much on the squishy part, but he is very big on spellcasting. He has Holy, Flare, Firaja, Blizzaja, Thundaja, Graviga, Bahamut, Odin, Salamander, and Leviathan. That's pretty much some of the strongest spells in the game. He lacks the MA to truly do them justice, though, but his Bahamut can still hurt a bundle to a very wide area.
%% * SummonMagic
* TakenForGranite: His "Petrify" spell.
* 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 Belias summoned several lesser demons to help him, while Zalera initially attempted a healthy retreat once Ramza killed ''his'' minions.
* WeaksauceWeakness: He is an almost entirely spell-driven entity... that is vulernable to silence.

!! Zodiark (Elidibus)
Associated with the Serpentarius auracite, this Lucavi doesn't care for the acts of his brethren and prefers to mind his own business. He can be fought optionally to optain his Zodiac Stone.

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 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.

* BonusBoss: You can finish the game without even realizing the BrutalBonusLevel he inhabits exists, let alone his existence.
* DamageSpongeBoss: He has almost as much HP as the FinalBoss's second form.
* FallenHero: [[spoiler:Elidibus was a great hero of the Fifty Years War, now a demon thanks to the Serpentarius auracite.]]
* MightyGlacier: Has the highest damage dealing potential, but there are generic enemies in chapter 2 that are faster than this guy.
* PermanentlyMissableContent: The "Zodiark" ''Summon'', which can only be obtained by people who are hit by it during this battle. Kill him before you learn it, and you're boned.[[note]]It's ''technically'' possible to teach it to additional characters besides whoever learned it in the battle with Elidibus, but the process is more than a little convoluted and prone to failure: first you have to teach it to an enemy Summoner by casting it on them and hoping they survive it, then you have to hope that enemy Summoner will cast it on ''your'' Summoner ''and'' that your Summoner will survive the spell. Repeat this for ''every'' party member you want to learn the spell.[[/note]]
* RedBaron: "The Legendary Wizard".
* TheSixthRanger: To the Lucavi, though he prefers to mind his own business.
* SummonMagic: Not only is he the only way to learn the Zodiark summon, he also summons the recurring summon Midgardsormr, which you ''can't'' learn.



!! Barbaneth Beoulve

-> ''Hear me, Ramza. For generations, we Beoulves have stood foremost of those who serve the Crown. Ours is the soul of a knight. Become a knight worthy of your name. Tolerate no injustice. Stray not from the true path. You will know the path you must walk. A Beoulve can... can walk no other...''

The former head of the Beoulve family and ruler of Eagrose, Barbaneth is the father of Dycedarg, Zalbaag, Ramza and Alma. Well-recognised for his valiant efforts during the Fifty Years War, he commanded the Order of the Northern Sky and was awarded the title of "Knight Gallant" for his work in the line of duty. In the days leading toward the end of the war, he fell gravely ill, but was able to survive until the peace negotiations were leaned toward's Ivalice's favour.

%%* TheDreaded: For Ivalice's enemies.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Loads of so-called "heroes" could learn a lot about how to conduct themselves in the face of death.
* MinorMajorCharacter: He only appears during one flashback after his death, but he played a very crucial role in the establishment of the plot events as they are.
* NiceToTheWaiter: He doesn't appear to hold any prejudice against commoners, has [[HeroicBastard two children by a commoner woman]] who he fully acknowledges as his own, and asks his sons to look after Delita.
* PosthumousCharacter: He's long dead by the time the game begins, and only appears in a flashback.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* 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.

!! Saint Ajora Glabados

The founder of the Glabados Church. He performed several miracles and was considered a messiah by the cult that would eventually become the Glabados Church. The Fara Church and Holy Empire Yudora, which was in power at the time, was afraid of his growing influence, beliving he was a spy and a rabble-rouser. They had him hunted down and killed. Shortly thereafter, the capital of the Fara Church was hit with a massive tidal wave and sank. Considering it a miracle, the Glabados Church was developed.

Ajora also happens to be the host for the leader of the demonic Lucavi, biding his time for 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.

%%* TheAntiChrist
* 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...]]]]
* AmbiguousGender: The fanbase is still unsure about Ajora's preferred gender. The Germonic Scriptures state Ajora was male, yet when he returns he takes the form of the obviously female Ultima. A number of theories are bandied about. Ajora and Ultima may be two distinct entities, with Ajora being male and Ultima being female. It could be that Ajora was [[SweetPollyOliver forced to masquerade as male]] to acquire the following s/he did. Or it may simply be the male-dominated CorruptChurch recording Ajora as male to better suit their ends. The fact that Ajora is referred to as male in ''Tactics'' and female in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' has not helped matters.
** For even more MindScrew, [[spoiler:the Ajora referred to in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' isn't even the same one, because ''this'' Ajora was born almost a century after ''that'' game's events. Meaning that Ajora has possibly been reincarning who knows ''how'' many times]]. [[YourHeadAsplode Your brain has our permission to explode]], now.
* CrystalDragonJesus: Thinly veiled of one. Has a religion that worships him is biggest evidence.
%%* DarkMessiah
%%* 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]].
* GenderBender: If Ajora was male, then becoming Ultima resulted in this. ''Definitely'' so when he possessed Alma Beoulve and created a second body exactly like hers.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: According to the secret portrait of him found in the game. He is described as a kind and noble saviour...[[spoiler:whereas in reality he was possessed by a demonic entity.]]
%%* HistoricalHeroUpgrade
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: At first. However, Ajora is waiting in the wings until his eventual revival.]]
%%** ThanatosGambit
* SuperPoweredEvilSide: Just as prominent as the debate over Ajora's gender is the debate over whether s/he and Ultima are separate beings or are the same entity. Compared to the other Lucavi, Ultima blurs the lines between host and demon. The other Lucavi only need a warm body and an active Zodiac stone to manifest in the physical world; Ultima a near-perfect copy of Ajora's body to do so, in addition to the Virgo auracite. That said, Ajora being physical embodiment of Ultima herself makes the "multiple reincarnations" theory mentioned above seem slightly more plausible.
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

!! Germonique

One of the disciples of Saint Ajora Glabados, Germonique is famed as the man who betrayed Ajora to the Holy Ydoran Empire, something close to 1200 years ago. He was the author of the Germonique Scriptures, which told the story of Ajora Glabados from his own perspective - texts banned by the Glabados Church due to their percieved heresy.

* {{Expy}}: Of Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Christ. Though there is a major difference in that [[spoiler:Germonique's motives for treachery were unambiguously more noble]].
%%* FindingJudas
* GenerationXerox: There is some strong hinting that [[spoiler:Ramza and Alma are in fact descendants of Germonique, presumably on their mother's side]].
%%* HeroWithBadPublicity: [[spoiler:Considering Ajora is not as noble as people thought....]]
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: As a side effect of Ajora getting a ''major'' case of HistoricalHeroUpgrade, Germonique's actions are portrayed as a foul treachery rather than the exposure of the Lucavi that they were.
* PosthumousCharacter: He lives more than 1200 years ago and a Hume, obviously long gone.

!! Teta/Tietra Heiral

She is Delita's younger sister, and a good friend of Alma. Due to her commoner status, she is ostracized at school. But as she attends such a prestigious school, the Death Corps/Corpse Brigade find her an easy target to take hostage. As part of his LastStand, Golagros/Gragoroth holds her in front of Fort Zeakden, packed with explosives and ready to blow if his demands are not met.

Argath solves this dilemma by shooting Tietra dead, then shooting Golagros. After the ensuing battle, Delita holds Tietra in his arms right in front of Fort Zeakden as it explodes.

She was never seen again.

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown: To the ''exact'' same extent as Delita. Being his sister and all.
* BulletproofHumanShield: Apparently she blocked the explosion at Fort Zekden from doing much to Delita.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death, for her brother Delita - had she never died, he never would have walked the path he chose.
* InnocentBystander: The poor girl was completely innocent, yet was kidnapped by the Corpse Brigade and unceremoniously killed off by Argath (and Zalbaag, who gave the order).
* KilledOffForReal: She cannot be resurrected at Fort Ziekden. The storyline can't continue if she lives, seeing as this is the defining moment when Delita decides to become a powerful and influential king.
%%* KillTheCutie
* PlotTriggeringDeath: While a good deal of the story was already in the making, Tietra's death was crucial in defining the kind of men Ramza and Delita became and the actions they took throughout the War of the Lions. Had she lived, the story would have turned out ''much'' differently.
* SacrificialLamb: Like Mileuda before her. Tietra was a cute and kind girl, which makes her death all the more painful; and also serves as the turning point for Ramza and Delita's lives, while also showing how callous many nobles are.
%%* ShrinkingViolet

!! Milleuda Folles

-> ''It may well be you've done no wrong. It is your place in the world that drives my hatred on. You bear the name Beoulve, and that name is my enemy.''

Wiegraf's younger sister and a commander in the Corpse Brigade, Milleuda seemed to be particularly spiteful and untrusting of the nobility, moreso than her brother. After her first encounter with Ramza, the presence of the bigoted Argath pretty much squandered Ramza's chances of convincing her that not all nobles are corrupt and heartless. In their second encounter, she refused to lay down arms despite Ramza and Delita's pleas, forcing them to kill her to proceed further. In turn, Wiegraf swears revenge against Ramza.

%%* AlasPoorVillain
%%* AntiVillain
%%* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Why she fought to the death.
%%* CynicismCatalyst: For Wiegraf.
* FreudianExcuse: Her hatred of nobles stems from the constant mistreatment she and her friends have recieved at their hands, particularly the lack of acknowledgement they recieved for fighting and dying for Ivalice during the Fifty Years War.
* HeroAntagonist: She and her soldiers just as sympathetic as Ramza and Delita - if not more so - and ''definitely'' more than the the Northern Sky's commanders.
%%* LadyOfWar
%%* LaResistance
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives an impressive one to Ramza's group (especially Argath) in regards to the nobility's tendency to treat commoners as mere property.
* RecurringBoss: Fought twice, in two successive plotline battles, during Chapter One.
%%* SacrificialLamb: The first of many.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: This is essentially what Milleuda is trying to be. Ramza and Delita ''respond'' to this and beg her for a truce, desperately trying to invoke the "NotSoDifferent" trope. [[TearJerker She refuses, and is slain at your hands]].
* WorthyOpponent: The second time they fight, Ramza tries ''very'' hard to convince her to lay down arms. To his credit, she ''did'' admit that perhaps he and his were innocent of any wrongdoing to the common people, but almost-sadly noted that bearing the name Beoulve made them natural enemies.


[[folder: The Job Classes]]
Final Fantasy Tactic's take on the Job system adds quite a bit of depth and replay value to the game, as the ability to mix and match primary Jobs, secondary Abilities, Reaction abilities, Support abilities, and Move abilities means that your party can have all sorts of interesting variations.

Note: In the lists below, Job/Ability names and Prerequisites are always listed with the original game first, and then that of the PSP remake.

* BodyArmorAsHitPoints: Gaining levels does give you a couple of ticks of HP and MP, but otherwise you are extremely gear-dependent until the post-game.
%%* CombatMedic: Possible with several Job combinations.
%%* FighterMageThief: Yup, and more!
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: With the physical-oriented Dancer being female-exclusive, and the magical-oriented Bard being male-exclusive, the game subtly encourages you to [[InvertedTrope invert]] this trope. That being said, the player is free to play the trope straight, avert it, invert it, or any combination thereof.
* HandbagOfHurt: Purses, a Female-only weapon equippable by all Jobs (except Mime).
* MagicalAccessory: How else do you explain things like Perfumes granting "Always: Reraise, Regen"?
* MechanicallyUnusualClass: Several Jobs have more versatility than "hit the enemy For Massive Damage".
* MinMaxing: Each job class has different growth rates attached to them, and there are rare traps that lower your current level by one, so a truly dedicated min-maxer will drop back to level 1 in class that minimizes stat losses and then gain levels in a job that increases the desired stat(s).
* OneStatToRuleThemAll: The Speed stat for all jobs (higher speed = more turns and better action economy), Brave (also rules reaction ability proc chance) and Weapon Attack for melee-oriented jobs, and Faith and Magic Attack for spellcasters.
* TheRedMage: Any combination of caster classes is this, but Calculator/Arithmatician is explicitly a Red Mage, as Math Skill allows the casting of almost every spell in the game.
* SwordAndSorcerer: The average party composition will most likely have several tank/melee characters backed up by several magic casters (unless [[GameBreaker Math Skill]] is being taken advantage of)

[[folder: Squire]]
The most basic melee-oriented Job, Squires also have a varied skillset that not only carries the early game, but occasionally has utility throughout Ramza's journey. Can use knives, swords, axes, and flails in battle.

* AnAxeToGrind: And other classes can use them too with the Equip Axe skill from this class
%%* EpicFlail: A possible WeaponOfChoice.
* SuperEmpowering: The Monster Skill/Beastmaster Support ability, which when equipped gives monsters an extra ability depending on the monster.

[[folder: Chemist]]
The most basic magic-oriented Job, Chemists are the go-to-healers in the early game, but their ability to learn the use of all sorts of potions means that at least the Item ability is never obsolete. Can use knives and guns in battle.

* AwesomeBackpack: Male Chemists; Female Chemists have an Awesome Fannypack.
* TheGunslinger: Can equip guns and is a much superior option to using daggers.
%%* TheMedic

[[folder: Knight]]
-> Prerequisite: Squire Level 2

One of the two jobs in the game that can innately equip armor (and the only job that can pass this ability to other jobs), Knights are both excellent damage dealers and tanks who also has the ability to destroy enemy equipment or stats. Can use swords, knight swords (broadswords) and shields in battle.

* {{BFS}}: The only normal class (besides the PSP exclusive Dark Knight) than can use the powerful Knight Swords which are huge, powerful and provide useful status effects.
* CloseRangeCombatant: They can only attack at close range which is the leading cause of them falling behind as the game progresses and more classes are unlocked.
* CrutchCharacter: Their high HP and strength makes them good in the early chapters but as maps get more complex and enemies more numerous and evasive their short range and mobility catches up to them.
%%* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe
%%* MightyGlacier: Knights have high HP and their use of shields means they often block or outright evade attacks, but low base speed and movement abilities, making it hard for them to stay on the front lines unless other jobs wait in the back.

[[folder: Archer]]
-> Prerequisite: Squire Level 2

The first ranged class in the game, Archers not only can rain death from above, they can also charge their attacks. Can use (long-)bows and crossbows in battle.

* AnnoyingArrows: Unfortunately, most bows do not have great attacking power, though there do exist some rare bows that can do massive damage.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Charged attacks are generally not worth the increased damage, as the tradeoff is lower accuracy and long waits for the attack to go off.
%%* ChargedAttack
* IHaveTheHighGround: Archers using bows have greater range when standing on elevated terrain.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Concentrate, makes every (physical) attack ignore enemy evasion.
%%* NoArcInArchery: Averted with bows, played straight with crossbows.
* SuperReflexes: Arrow Guard/Archer's Bane, available as a Reaction ability that gives a Brave-based chance to dodge arrows; only works against arrows.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki: Female Archers have Grade A.

[[folder: Priest/White Mage]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 2 Chemist

White Mages use defensive magic to protect the party from harm, either indirectly or by healing wounds and raising the dead. Can use staves in battle.

%%* BackFromTheDead: Possible thanks to the Raise, Raise 2/Arise, and Reraise spells.
* BarrierWarrior: Can learn the spells Protect (and Protect 2/Protectja), Shell (and Shell 2/Shellja), and Wall.
%%* HealingHands
%%* HealerSignsOnEarly: You'll probably unlock this Job class without consciously grinding for it unless you're going for a SelfImposedChallenge.
%%* HolyHandGrenade: The Holy spell
%%* InTheHood: Except male White Mages don't wear theirs up.
* {{Irony}}: Ramza and company are denounced as heretics, but this doesn't stop him or his party members from being able to call upon the powers of the divine for his benefit.
%%* MagicStaff: Their WeaponOfChoice.
%%* WhiteMage: [[TropeNamer No duh]].

[[folder: Wizard/Black Mage]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 2 Chemist

Black Mages use offensive magic to cripple, harm, or outright kill the enemy. Can use rods in battle.

%%* BalefulPolymorph: The Toad spell.
%%* BlackMage: [[TropeNamer No duh]].
%%* TheFaceless: As per ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' tradition.
%%* FireIceLightning: Can cast up to 4th tier spells of each element.
* OneHitKill: The Death spell. Oddly it doesn't put the "death" status on enemies like it does in most games; instead it deals damage equal to the target's max health.
%%* RobeAndWizardHat: And what a NiceHat it is!
* SquishyWizard: The most fragile out of all the casters.
* StandardStatusEffects: The Poison spell.

[[folder: Monk]]
-> Prerequisite: Knight Level 2/3

Monks are so attuned to their {{Chi}} that their fists become deadly weapons and they can attack multiple enemies up close or from afar. Can only use their bare hands in battle; equipping a weapon on a Monk would be pointless.

%%* BareFistedMonk
* DishingOutDirt: Their Earth Slash/Shockwave attack deals moderate earth damage in a straight line at long distances.
* HealingHands: Chakra, which heals both HP ''and'' MP, giving Monks additional synergy with caster classes, Stigma Magic/Purification, which removes StandardStatusEffects, and Revive, which brings characters back from the dead and gives better healing than Phoenix Downs.
* LightningBruiser: Already a fairly speedy class, but give the high-Speed, high-Movement Ninja the ability to use Martial Arts/Brawler like a monk and watch your enemies fall before you like chaff.
* KamehameHadoken: Wave First/Auroblast, though in the animation it looks more like the enemy is being struck by a concentrated pocket of air.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Rapid Fist/Pummel ability looks like it came straight out of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar''. (Appropriate, since the two opposing armies are those of the Northern Star and Southern Cross.)
* SexyBack: Female Monks wear what appear to be backless leotards.
%%* WalkingShirtlessScene: Male Monks.

[[folder: Thief]]
-> Prequisite: Archer Level 2/3

Thieves use their speed to their advantage by evading attacks and stealing equipment that are either prohibitively expensive or outright unavailable in shops, simultaneously providing the party with gear and denying said gear from the enemy. Can use knives in battle.

* BarehandedBladeBlock: The Catch/Sticky Fingers reaction ability allows Thieves to not take damage from, and subsequently pocket, anything thrown at them by ninjas, including swords. Combined with the Ninja ability Throw, this can result in CatchAndReturn.
* TheCasanova: The ability that charms people is called "Steal Heart", after all.
* CharmPerson: Steal Heart, which only works on Monsters and humans of the opposite sex.
* FragileSpeedster: Has low HP, so if they can't evade an attack, they'll be in dire straits.
* KnifeNut: As usual, thieves wield daggers as their weapon of choice.
%%* NemeanSkinning: The Support ability Secret Hunt/Poach.
* VideoGameStealing: In addition to being able to rob enemies naked, Thieves can also steal money, [[IntangibleTheft combat experience]], and even hearts.
%%* WhoWearsShortShorts: Female Thieves.

[[folder: Oracle/Mystic]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 3 White Mage

Mystics tap into the spirit world in order to inflict all sorts of StandardStatusAilments on the enemy. Can use poles, rods, staves, and books in battle.

* CarryABigStick: Poles, which have 2-tile ranges.
* DirtyCoward: The spell Foxbird/Trepidation lowers enemy brave, which transforms them into a chicken if dropped low enough.
* DispelMagic: Dispel Magic/Harmony.
%%* GiantWaistRibbon
* LifeDrain: Appropriately enough, the spell Life Drain/Invigoration. There's also the MP draining version of the spell, Spell Absorb/Empowerment
%%* NiceHat
* StandardStatusAilments: Can inflict Chicken, Don't Act, Silence, Stone, and Zombie on enemies.
* TakenForGranite: The spell Petrify/Induration.
* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: Books. Attacking from them involves opening the book and (presumably) reading from it out loud, causing damage to the enemy.

[[folder: Time Mage]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 2/3 Black Mage

Time Mages tap into the very fabric of the universe in order to manipulate the flow of battle to their advantage. Can use staves in battle.

* AwesomeButImpractical: The Meteor spell. It is very powerful like usual but it costs a lot of MP, is very slow and unlike summons hits friendly units making it very easy to kill your own units along with your target.
* AttackReflector: The spell Reflect.
* CastFromHitPoints: InvertedTrope in MP Switch/Mana Shield reaction ability, in which damage that would have resulted in HP loss depletes MP instead. With the Move-MP Up/Mana Font Movement ability (learned by Oracles) equipped, this renders a character immortal to most conventional means of killing.
* ColonyDrop: The spell Meteor. Careful using it since it does not distinguish allies from enemies like summons.
* ExtraTurn: The spell Quick, which fills the target's CT bar if successful and their turn will come up as soon as possible (characters will full CT bars and higher base speeds will still get to go first).
* GravityMaster: The usual gravity spells and float which lets afflicted characters move on all terrains.
%%* NiceHat: Conical and emblazoned with a star.
%%* PercentDamageAttack: The spells Demi/Gravity and Demi 2/Graviga.
* StandardStatusAilment: Can inflict Don't Move and Stop.
%%* TimeMaster

[[folder: Geomancer]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 3/4 Monk.

Geomancers call upon the powers of the ground beneath their feet to battle on his behalf; given that all battles only feature a handful of terrain types, this makes their ability extremely situational. Can use swords and axes in battle.

* AnAxeToGrind: The only other class besides Squire that can use them.
* BareYourMidriff: Male Geomancers.
* GeoEffects
* LightningBruiser: They are very mobile and start off with good strength but it becomes very high strength when they learn Attack Up/Boost.
* MagicKnight: Unlike most versions Geomancers here have good strength with access to swords and axes along with their good magic. Slap on a secondary magic command and you're all set.
* StandardStatusAilment: And which status depends on the terrain you're standing on.
* WalkOnWater: Variant--Any Ground/Ignore Terrain allows movement through swampy ground without being poisoned, and Move On Lava/Lava Walking allows you to ignore the damaging effects of ''[[ConvectionSchmonvection lava]]''.
* {{Whatevermancy}}

[[folder: Lancer/Dragoon]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 3/4 Thief

Dragoons leap high into the air and stab their opponents, doing extra damage if specifically equipped with spears. Can use spears in battle.

* BackFromTheDead: Lancers can learn Dragon Spirit which allows a Lancer to return to life after getting knocked out.
* BoringButPractical: The Jump command. Damage equivalent to a Knight's, but at range? Will spam Jump again please and thank you.
%%* BladeOnAStick
* GoombaStomp: The animation for Jump implies this, though of course there's also a big pointy spear involved.
* InASingleBound: Their Ignore Elevation skill allows them to jump to any height within their move range.
%%* MightyGlacier: A tough, heavily armored unit like a knight.
* NiceHat: A helmet evocative of a dragon's skull.

[[folder: Mediator/Orator]]
->Prerequisite: Level 2/3 Mystic

Orators use their silk tongues to boost team morale, strike fear into the hearts of the enemy, or simply talk them to death. Can use guns and knives in battle.

* HeelFaceTurn: Invitation/Entice can induce this in enemy units.
* IShallTauntYou: Insult, which puts the enemy into Berserk status if successful.
* NiceHat: Looks like a pillow with tassels.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Solution/Enlighten, which lowers Faith values.
* StandardStatusAilments: Can inflict quite a few.
* SuperEmpowering: Orators can raise ally Faith and Brave values (or, if you're feeling cheeky, raise ''enemy'' Faith values before dropping a spell on them, as damage scales with Faith).
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Literally and figuratively.
* TheGunslinger: Can use guns as weapons which like the Chemist lets them get around their bad strength and is preferable to using daggers.

[[folder: Summoner]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 3 Time Mage

Summoners call forth the power of Eidolons to help allies or hurt enemies. Can use rods and staves in battle.

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The horn that serves as the Summoner's headband is quite suggestive.
* EliteTweak: Summons may range into [[AwesomeButImpractical impractical]] for their high MP cost and charge times but you can cast a very strong and slow summon on one of your units (since summons don't damage friendly units) and have that unit carry it to the enemy rather than put your slow and squishy Summoner in bone crunching combat.
* FriendlyFireproof: Other than Summoners, only the original Draw Out skill has this feature.
* GlassCannon: Summons are the most devastating magic in the game but Summoners are both slow and fragile so be careful where you place them.
* TheRedMage: Lots of powerful elemental and non elemental attacks but they also have a few healing and support summons like Fairy and Golem.
* SummonBiggerFish: Of course.
* TakingTheBullet: The summon Golem blocks physical damage for the party, but this protection doesn't last forever.

[[folder: Samurai]]
-> Prequisite: Level 3/4 Knight, Level 4/5 Monk, Level 2 Dragoon

Samurai, in addition to attacking with their blades, can draw spirits from said blade. Can use katanas in battle.

* BarehandedBladeBlock: The Bladegrasp/Shirahadori, which also grants ArrowCatch and BulletCatch thanks to a GoodBadBugs.
* BreakableWeapons: Using the Iaido ability has a change of breaking the weapons in the inventory.
* FriendlyFireproof: Iaido abilities won't harm the Samurai's allies.
* GlassCannon: Even though they can equip armor their HP will remain on the same level as most non-armor units but their skills are very useful at dealing heavy damage to crowds.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: When they can cast area-of-effect spells that distinguish friend from foe, at least in the original? Heck yes!
* SamuraiPonytail: Appropriately female samurai sport these along with a MartialArtsHeadband.
* WalkOnWater: Available as a Movement ability.

[[folder: Ninja]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 3/4 Archer, Level 4/5 Thief, Level 2 Geomancer

Ninjas are the masters of assassination, able to use two weapons at once and throw things at the enemy. Can use knives, ninja blades, and flails in battle.

* BoringButPractical: Ninjas can throw almost anything at their opponents but you'll probably stick to bombs and shurikens for their low price and good damage.
* DualWielding: Innate to Ninjas, available as a Support ability.
* GlassCannon: The fastest class in the game able to dish out heavy damage up close with their dual weapons but they are very frail practically needing their increased evasion ability to survive.
* {{Invisibility}}: Ninjas have the reaction skill "Vanish", easily one of the best skills in the game. Your ninja becomes invisible to enemies and it only ends when you attack. There is no TheAllSeeingAi., so enemies will ignore your ninja until the ninja stabs them in the back, the only way for enemies to attack an invisible ninja is by accident (such as blasting a different character with an AOE attack).
* SuperReflexes: Has the highest Evasion of any Job and also can learn a Reaction ability that raises Evasion.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: They come in three flavors; fire, lightning and water. The water bomb is particularly useful due to water elemental attacks being scarce and sometimes impractical.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Unless the enemy has high evade or Catch as a Reaction ability.

[[folder: Dancer]]
-> Prerequisite: Female only, Level 4/5 Geomancer, Level 4/5 Dragoon

Dancers can hit every enemy on the field with their magic dances, damaging or debilitating them. Can use knives and cloths in battle.

* BareYourMidriff
* DanceBattler
* DeathByAThousandCuts: Wiznaibus/Mincing Minuet usually does piddling damage, but since it is activated based on its own speed and not player speed, this damage adds up over time.
* {{Flight}}: Somehow they are able to learn the ability to fly.
* FullContactMagic: Cast by waving her hands around and twirling in place.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Cloths, which are snapped at enemies like towels.
* StandardStatusAilments: Available as a dance.

[[folder: Bard]]
-> Prerequisite: Male only, Level 4/5 Summoner, Level 4/5 Orator

Bards can assist all allies on the field with their magic song, healing them or boosting their abilities. Can use harps in battle.

* BrownNote: Harps do damage by being played.
* ExtraTurn
* {{Flight}}: Just like Dancers they can learn how to fly. It makes even less sense than dancers learning it.
* MagicMusic
* MusicalAssassin
* SuperEmpowering

[[folder: Calculator/Arithmetician]]
-> Prerequisite: Level 4/5 White Mage, Level 4/5 Black Mage, Level 3/4 Mystic, Level 3/4 Time Mage

Though extremely slow to get a turn, once they do get that turn Arithmeticians are the game's equivalent to weapons of mass destruction. Carpet bomb the enemy with power spells, turn them all into weaklings, make your own party virtually immortal... Calculators can do all that, and more. Can use poles and books in battle.

* AllYourPowersCombined: Can use the list of all the non-Summoner spells that they had learned before (except a scant few high tier spells in the White, Black, and Time Mage schools) and use them almost instantly.
* MediumAware: While Height is definitely observable in-game, Arithmeticians are somehow also able to see ally and enemy levels, experience, and even CT.
* MightyGlacier: Oh, how very slow they are (base speed 4, the lowest in the game), but oh, how very, very mighty. (Or, use Bard/Dancer to grind JP and then tack Math Skill on one of the other caster jobs.)
* MundaneMadeAwesome: This is a Job that exploits ''the power of math''.
* TotalPartyKill: Can potentially do this to your enemies under the right conditions with with a strong spell like Holy or Flare. Though if misused you can [[EpicFail end up doing this to your own party in the process]].

[[folder: Mime]]
-> Prequisite: Level 8 Squire, Level 8 Chemist, Level 4/5 Geomancer, Level 4/5 Dragoon, Level 4/5 Orator, Level 4/5 Summoner

The Mime can take no actions on their own, but will mimic all (generic) ally actions, doubling the action economy. They have no innate usable equipment at all, but do have several innate abilities.

* BareFistedMonk: Can punch like one.
* FacelessGoons: Female Mimes seem to be evoking this look, as she wears a kitsune mask over her head.
* HeroicMime: Literally, when one fights on your side anyway. (Though a Mime can still trigger spell incantations and will have dialogue with you in the Formation menu.)
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Has Concentrate by default.
* PowerCopying
* SuperEmpowering: Has Monster Skill by default.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Female Mimes have Grade B.

[[folder: Dark Knight]]
-> Prerequisite: PSP only, Mastered Knight, Mastered Black Mage, Level 8 Dragoon, Samurai, Ninja, and Geomancer, and 20 killed enemies who have crystallized/turned into chests

Can use swords, fell swords, knight swords, and flails in battle.

* {{BFS}}: Fell swords are basically dark versions of Knight Swords and actually require both hands to use them.
* BraggingRightsReward: By the time you can unlock this class, you probably don't need it.
* TheFaceless: All we see from the helmet are two glowing eyes, a la the Wizard.
* CastFromHitPoints
* CastingAShadow
* ZettaiRyouiki: Female Dark Knights have Grade B-, as what shows is not bare skin but silk stockings.

[[folder: Onion Knight]]
-> Prerequisite: PSP only, master any two jobs

Can use any weapon in battle but are unable to use abilities.

* BadassNormal:Being unable to use any abilities they count as this.
* BraggingRightsReward: Though simple enough to unlock, by the time you unlock the Onion Knight's full potential, you DEFINITELY don't need it as you must master every other class in the game to do this, aside from Squire, Chemist, Dark Knight, and Mime.
* JackOfAllTrades: Who gradually moves from MasterOfNone to RenaissanceMan.
* MagikarpPower: Laughably weak until you start mastering Jobs and getting Onion equipment.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Infuriatingly computer controlled Onion Knights in some of the bonus battles are fully decked out with abilities even though your Onion Knights can't equip any.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: In this case when all you have (at max level) are massive stats, the strongest equipment in the game and only the attack command the only thing to do is, well, attack with impunity.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Female Onion Knights have Grade B-, as what shows is not bare skin but silk stockings.