A character sheet for the cast of the MMORPG that is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI''. Considering the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters (a couple of starting points: http://www.ffcompendium.com/h/ff11characters.shtml for a brief starting point that is still pretty huge, and http://wiki.ffxiclopedia.org/wiki/Category:NPCs if you want the full list), it might be prudent to split this by the nations from the original version, and from then on work by expansion names - but not before covering an important character:

!![[AnAdventurerIsYou You]]

* [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Hero]] - Due to the way most mission and quest fights take place, there's usually only something to fight when you get there to take care of the situation, usually just in time to help a given NPC.
** Given that this is an MMORPG, being in the right place at the right time may provide you the opportunity to be this to another player, either by healing them when they're in trouble or helping out with the enemy they're fighting. (Note that they have to use a "Call for Help" function in order for the second to be possible.)
* BloodKnight: When you peel away the desire to help and solve problems, and the loyalties an adventurer has towards various nation-states, deep in their heart the adventurer desires combat, strife, conflict, and slaughter. Several characters across many storylines acknowledge the player character as unusually bloodthirsty and savage.
* {{Hammerspace}} -- Inventory items come in all shapes and sizes, but if you're not wearing them, they might as well be invisible and weightless. And then there's key items, which don't even take up inventory space, which is amazing since, for a certain quest, one of them is a whole cardian in need of repairs, and those are bigger than a taru.
* HelloInsertNameHere
* HeroicMime -- Conversations are implied, but the only lines assigned to you are menu choices.
* KleptomaniacHero -- Due to the shared environment, this usually involves interacting with specific spots in the scenery, usually identified only with "???" - while it's safe to do so in towns and cities, in dungeons and outdoors, it may cause a notorious monster (or several) to spawn, depending on your quest and mission progress.
* MixAndMatch -- With the main and sub-job combinations.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero -- The San d'Oria quest line in the past comes to mind.
* OnlyOneName
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast
* SavingTheWorld - You get the luxury of taking your time for this -- or not, depending on how much help you may need for a given battle or task.
* SuperMode - Some of the 2-hour abilities, depending on the job chosen. Some Notorious Monsters and some very few allied battle [=NPCs=] can also use these.
* UnwittingPawn



* GadgeteerGenius: As always.

!!President Hrichter Karst
* {{Jerkass}}: Can easily come across as this, especially if your character is a galka.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure - Even if his delivery comes off as cold and dismissive, he cares very much for the well-being of his country.

!!Cornelia Karst
The president's daughter, named after the Cornelia from the northlands expedition from 30 years ago. Often involved in trying to improve the relationships between humes and galkas, much like her namesake.

As well as their most powerful swordsman, Raogrimm is the [[TheChosenOne Talekeeper]], the spiritual leader of the galkan people. He mysteriously disappeared thirty years before the start of the game during a mission known as the Multinational Expedition.
* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler:Or, rather, he '''was'''...]]
* [[spoiler:FaceMonsterTurn]] / [[spoiler:CameBackWrong]]: [[spoiler:After dying from injuries caused by Ulrich, Raogrimm's rage-consumed spirit was contacted by Odin, who revived him as the [[BigBad Shadow Lord]].]]
* [[spoiler:ResistTheBeast]]: [[spoiler: After his original death, a piece of Raogrimm's soul splintered from the rest and entered the dreamworld of Dynamis. There, it gradually grew more powerful, eventually gaining form as another Shadow Lord. After the original Shadow Lord's defeat, the splinter pulls at Raogrimm's spirit wanting to become whole. The former Talekeeper resists as best he can, but can't fight it directly and so leaves his fate in the hands of the adventurers.]]
* WalkingSpoiler

* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:After TakingTheBullet (or, rather blade) for Raogrimm, she tells him that his life is more important and he is still needed (by his fellow galka).]]
* TheLostLenore
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When Ulrich tried to murder Raogrimm, Cornelia [[TakingTheBullet took the fatal blow]].]]
* WalkingSpoiler

* FakeUltimateHero: Although through no fault of his own Zeid was the one that defeated the Shadow Lord in the war, but perhaps due to the tense relationships between humes and galka, Volker was credited with the victory, though he's not comfortable with it and doesn't make the claim himself.

* {{Badass}} - His swift [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice disposal of an antican soldier]] in ''Wings of the Goddess'' makes this really clear if there were any doubts. His hume-given name "War Cloud" should also be an eloquent hint, as should his other alternate moniker, [[spoiler:Darksteel Hurricane]].
* BlackKnight
* {{BFS}}
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss]]: Of the Bastok mission line.
* MentorArchetype - Guides you on the path to becoming a Dark Knight.
* [[NiceHat Nice Helmet]]
* OnlyOneName - As is standard for true galka names.
* TwentyFourHourArmor - Then again, we practically never see him in a relaxing situation where he'd actually take it off -- that includes a secret meeting between high Bastokan officials in WotG cutscenes, where even President Prien himself is always seen wearing armour.
* [[WalkingTheEarth Walking Vana'diel]]

* [[spoiler:AChildShallLeadThem]] / [[spoiler:TheChosenOne]]: [[spoiler: Becomes the next Talekeeper after Raogrimm's passing.]]
* AdorablyPrecociousChild


[[folder:San d'Oria]]

* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Unfortunately, she doesn't believe that.
* DisappearedDad: Her father is already dead, but finding out more about it is the quest chain of obtaining the Red Mage class.
* FailureKnight: Has severe self-confidence issues and sees herself as one of these, despite never doing anything to justify it and being widely beloved.
* MasterSwordsman: Officially the best in Vana'diel.
* PeekABangs: To cover said scar.
* ScarsAreForever

!!Prince Trion
* KnightInShiningArmor
* PaperThinDisguise: He wears a gold version of his armor and just that. He makes absolutely no effort to hide his face in public, to the point of no one believing he really is the prince of San d'Oria because there's no way the prince of San d'Oria has that godawful disguise.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SiblingRivalry: Trion and his younger brother Pieuje are often at odds with each other. The militant Trion always thinks with his sword, while the diplomatic Pieuje thinks that his brother is an idiot. Their rivalry is quite bitter as well; people of San d'Oria and ''their sister'' are actually wondering why they aren't killing each other yet.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Lady Curilla.



* RebelliousSpirit - Despite his responsibilities as a minister, he often goes out on his own to investigate issues which are taboo in Windurst, which gets him (and you) into some trouble.


The EnsembleDarkhorse that made her way to ''Dissidia''. Shantotto's a Tarutaru [[SquishyWizard Black Mage]] and a hero from the Great Crystal War. She's (in)famous for her rhyme-y speech and iconic laugh.

* AppealToForce: Her contribution in the Crystal War is basically this. She at first was fired from her position in the Ministry because she fought in a battle that she wasn't ordered to go to just for the sake of picking a fight with the Beastmen. She then basically said "Fuck you too" and led her loyal soldiers into an attack directly to the Shadow Lord's HQ, was ''winning'', and gained intel that was vital in Shadow Lord's final defeat in the war. Nowadays, she's remembered as a hero, not as someone who disobeyed her superiors and LeeroyJenkins'd her way to victory.
* BreakoutCharacter - Well, this is how she got to ''[[Vidoegame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'' and got an expansion based on her. Plus, the developers liked her.
* BrownEyes - Likely more for the contrast with the light hair than any of the down-to-earth connotations.
* ChristmasCake - Interestingly enough, in ''[[Vidoegame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'''s [[AllThereInTheManual character files]], it states that Shantotto's one and only regret in life is that she never married.
* GirlishPigtails - Considering her implicit age, it's slightly disturbing... Still, it's typical of hairstyles for taru females.
* KillerRabbit: You know what they say about judging by appearances.
* LadyOfBlackMagic: Although she may not match other Ladies of Black Magic in height, she more than qualifies with her ladylike grace and magical fire.
* LittleMissSnarker: "Little" being just her physical appearance, but damn if she doesn't have some of the best quotes of the game.
* LoveFreak: Surprisingly. In her youth, she was taught by her parents to spread "love and peace" with her talent. Several HumiliationConga later, she indeed spreads love and peace. It's just not the [[HeroicComedicSociopath way that most people like]].
* NoblewomansLaugh: A trademark of hers.
** You never get to actually hear it in-game, though. ''[[Videogame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia]]'' took care of that, including her as a bonus character to represent the whole game.
*** Voiced by Music/MegumiHayashibara, no less!
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's a ''Tarutaru''. Comes with the territory.
* PaperThinDisguise: As Ambassador Karababa, and actually manages to have an even worse disguise than Trion. For Altana's sake, she only puts on a pair of glasses and calls it a day. Prishe subtly snarked at this.
* RetiredBadass: Her status is actually of a retired minister of the Orastery and veteran of the Crystal War.
* RhymesOnADime: Her way of speaking is full of this, a chance for a rhyme she'll never miss.
* [[SmallNameBigEgo Small Body]] ''[[SmallNameBigEgo Big]]'' [[SmallNameBigEgo Ego]]
** Yeah, but [[AwesomeEgo she lives up to that ego.]]
** InsufferableGenius
* SociopathicHero -- While certainly an asset to her nation, especially during the war, her default treatment of everyone isn't pleasant - just ask the journalist outside her house who, during a quest line, ends up on the receiving side of a curse.
** She does have standards though. She can be quite loyal if she finds a cause she feels is worthy, and will leave without a moments hesitation if said cause could have a negative effect on the overall populace (or... uh, if she has nothing to gain from it).
* SquishyWizard: [[SubvertedTrope In that she makes her opponents pop like tomatoes.]]
* TheBattleDidntCount: In the optional Heroine's Combat, if Shantotto is fought and defeated, her defeated pose reveals that "Shantotto" was actually a magically controlled doll under Shantotto's control.

!!Star Sibyl

* TheChainsOfCommanding: She sent her StarCrossedLovers Karaha-Baruha into a suicide mission because the council was desperate to drive the Beastmen out from Windurst. Before he went out to summon Fenrir in a HeroicSacrifice, Star Sibyl fell to her knees and started crying in Karaha's embrace.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Star Sibyl is the title of Windurst's prophetic leader. Her real name hasn't been revealed. Note that, consistent with the term for an ancient Greek prophetess, the y comes second.
* RapunzelHair: For a Tarutaru standard, though. Her hair is almost larger than she is.
* WaifProphet: [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that she secretly lost her ability to see the future twenty years before the game's story begins. Her first gaze into the future revealed the imminent and complete destruction of her nation and prompted her to feed false information to her people. Though this devastation did occur, [[TimeTravel time travel]] created a new version of history in which it was averted at the cost of the Sibyl's powers. From her perspective, therefore, she has never correctly seen the future. That she continues to offer prophecies to the public ultimately makes her more of a false prophet.]]



The leader of the Jeuno chapter of Tenshodo, an organization of thieves and smugglers.

* BigBrotherInstinct - To Verena, who may or may not be his real sister -- she's certainly not the one he lost in the game's intro sequence.

An old man in Jeuno who has mastered every single job in existence. Players must defeat him in a MirrorMatch to raise their level cap to Lv.75.

* BadassGrandpa: His name is practically feared by any ''Final Fantasy XI'' player as they do to Shantotto.
* NiceHat
* OldMaster

Captain of the Ducal Guard in Jeuno.

* MyCountryRightOrWrong


[[folder:''Rise of the Zilart'']]

!!Ark Angels
The Ark Angels are a group of five twisted, dark reflections of the five Enlightened Races. They are summoned by [[spoiler:the two Zilart princes]] as their servants.

* CatSmile: The Mithra always has it, in contrast of the other Ark Angels' PerpetualFrowner. [[SlasherSmile And she always has it.]] [[UncannyValley She also never loses it, not even when she is shattered to pieces.]]
* FiveBadBand
* LiterallyShatteredLives: This happens after you defeated them. [[AndYourRewardIsClothes And you can wear their ear as an earring.]]
* RedEyesTakeWarning
* ThemeNaming
* UncannyValley: Invoked. They were created with the same substance Altana created the Enlightened Races from. The thing is, they don't have souls and only do what they are programmed to do. When the players finally have a chance to fight them, they are very unsettling in more than one way.

The brother of Archduke Kam'lanaut. [[spoiler:One of the last Zilart nobles in existence, his botched attempt to open the Gates Of The Gods led to the destruction of his race. He and his brother were frozen in stasis, only to be inadvertently reawoken centuries later by Raogrimm. He is actually the elder of the two brothers, but his body was frozen in time after being exposed to one of the Mothercrystals.]]

[[spoiler:Eald'narche is the final boss of the ''Rise of the Zilart'' expansion, as he continues his insane vision to open the Gate of the Gods]].

* BigBad: Of the Expansion and arguably the game's main storyline.
* BlackMage
* BlondGuysAreEvil
* ChildMage
* EnfantTerrible
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler:Notable because he uses it to cover his crystallized left eye that he got in an accident which made him stuck in the body of a child forever. Subverted because in his FinalBoss battle, he throws said eyepatch away and is clearly stronger that way.]]
* FlunkyBoss: He hides behind his exoplates and orbitals in the first battle with him.
* ImmortalImmaturity: [[spoiler:It's just an act.]]
* [[spoiler:ManBehindTheMan]]
* OlderThanTheyLook
** ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* PowerFloats
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler:His crystal eye under the eyepatch.]]
* [[spoiler:StrongerSibling]]
* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To his own brother, no less!]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He and his brother were considered to appear in {{Dissidia}} as villains.

The leader of the Tenshodo, based in Norg.

* CoolOldGuy
* {{Pirate}}
* ShoutOut - [[NamesTheSame Sharing a name]] with a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV beloved character of the series]] may be one of the reasons why said character is yet to make an appearance in a game that can be updated with more characters at any time...

The current Archduke of Jeuno. A powerful and respected leader who united the four warring nations of Vana'diel against the Shadowlord's army during the Crystal War. [[spoiler:In truth, he is a Zilart prince and one of the last few remaining Zilart in existence. Together with his younger brother Eald'narche, they resume their centuries-old plot to open the Gate of the Gods]].

* ASinisterClue: The only left-handed known in Vana'diel.
* {{Bishonen}}
* CoolSword
* DeadlyDisc: He uses his shield as one thanks to it being a FlyingWeapon.
* TheDragon
* FacialMarkings
* LightEmUp: His unique Light Blade weaponskill, which also functions as a SwordBeam.
** LightIsNotGood
* LongHairedPrettyBoy
** BraidsOfAction
** RapunzelHair
* MagicKnight
** {{Spellblade}}: His specialty En-spells.
* OlderThanTheyLook: And from an in-game newspaper, it seems like the entire Jeuno knows that Kam'lanaut and his brother are older then they appear because they look exactly like that since 50 years ago, yet they doesn't say anything about it.
* PowerFloats
** ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* GoldAndWhiteAreDivine: His battle costume.

The adopted daughter of Gilgamesh. Lion spends most of her time investigating the true cause of the Crystal War, eventually discovering the existence of the Mothercrystals that each Beastman race protects and [[spoiler:the Zilart's role in manipulating Vana'diel to gain control over them]]. She eventually [[spoiler:sacrifices herself to stop Eald'narche from destroying Vana'diel in an act of petty revenge]].

* FlatCharacter: Common complaint from the fanbase.
* KnifeNut
* [[MrExposition Miss Exposition]]
* RedHeadedHeroine


[[folder:''Chains of Promathia'']]

* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Her fate in Abyssea. When the final battle against Promathia went wrong, Promathia absorbed the (Abyssea-verse) PlayerCharacter and Selh'teus, transforming into Shinryu. The only thing that prevented Prishe from meeting the same fate was her immortality, but Shinryu's influence on Al'taieu was so strong that even if there were any survivors, they would never be able to leave. So there she is, sitting cross-legged in Empyreal Paradox alone, with only constant promises and visits from the PlayerCharacter keeping her sane.]]
* BareFistedMonk
* BigEater: Boosts her stats using food items in battle, asks her allies for food during "Heroine's Combat," and lists her favorite snacks while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZIWOg05Qk4&feature=feedu beating up enemies]] in ''Dissidia Duodecim''.
* CursedWithAwesome
* CuteBruiser
* DeathSeeker: Initially HatesEveryoneEqually before meeting Ulmia as a child; from then on, she thinks that she will outlive her newfound friend and grows to resent herself.
* DynamicEntry: The infamous Nullifying Dropkick. She also disables some of Nag'molada's men that were capturing Bahamut by saying hello feet or fist first.
* HeroicResolve
* HiddenDepths: At first, you will think that she's nothing more than the usual sassy CuteBruiser until you discover that she's OlderThanSheLooks, is a theologian, was initially HatesEveryoneEqually from her imprisonment (now, her cuss-loving mouth was the only thing that remained from it), likes trolling people (even [[TheDreaded Shantotto]]) because she knows that it's easier to make them blurt out information and blackmail them if they're angry, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and has a great singing voice]].
* HotBlooded
* ImmortalImmaturity: Acts more like the teenager she resembles than the adult she technically is.
* ItWasAGift: Her crystal amulet; given by the first person that let her out of her confinement, Cardinal Mildaurion. [[spoiler:Doubles as a HypnoTrinket]]
* KungFuWizard: White Mage + Monk = this trope.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl: [[spoiler:Becomes this after the finale. Having lost her immortality and regained her humanity, she begins to act her age, becoming painfully demure and shy.]]
* [[SirSwearsalot Madam Swearsalot]]
* TheNicknamer: Notice that she almost never calls people by name unless she knows them for a long time or she considers them as friends? She even persistently calls the player "Dead Guy/Lady" after finding the player unconscious in some hill and only stopping when s/he saves her from the Sin Hunters.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* ScrewDestiny
* WhiteMagic

* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* {{Samurai}}


[[folder:''Treasures of Aht Urhgan'']]

* {{Adorkable}}: [[spoiler:She might be an empress,]] but hell if she isn't this when she falls flat to her face when she tries to greet you.
* MarionetteMaster: The only puppetmaster in the whole FFXI who can control two Automatons, Ovjang and Mnejing. [[spoiler:Only Ovjang is hers, though.]]
* [[spoiler:[[RebelliousPrincess Rebellious Empress]]]]
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething]]
* [[spoiler:TheMasquerade]]

* CulturedWarrior - Remarkably eloquent and diplomatic, when you consider he looks like the YouNoTakeCandle Yagudo you deal with in the game sometimes.
* {{Ninja}}
* [[spoiler:TheMole]]

* {{Bishonen}}
* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil]]
* {{Pirate}}
* {{Revenge}}
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething]]
* {{Undead}}

!!Naja Salaheem
* BadBoss
* BerserkButton: Don't call her a cat.
* ButThouMust
* CarryABigStick: Her infamous Morning Star, which she often swings with bravado while giving a melodramatic speech... or uses it on her own employees.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* {{Greed}}
* {{Jerkass}}
* MoneyFetish
* [[spoiler:TheRunaway: A daughter of a famous mercenary leader, but ran away from her homeland and changed her name for an unknown reason.]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Raw fish with salt and olive oil, also coffee and some dessert of Aht Urhgan. Giving her these items will makes her generous enough to give you a scroll of Instant Reraise.


[[folder:''Wings of the Goddess'']]

!!Lehko Habhoka
* TheOneGuy - The one male mithra to have access to areas outside their home nation.

* GenkiGirl
* HalfHumanHybrid - Although there are a few cases of hume and elvaan [=NPCs=] in relationships (and even one married Galka), she's the only one we ever see with mixed heritage. Might be justified by the fact that at some points Bastok (humes) and San d'Oria (elvaans) were at war.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Of a sort, as she becomes the new Lady Lilith in order to restore balance]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Lilisette shows signs of being a Type A, to the point that her stage name of "Moonshade Butterfly" is warped into "Moonshade Wolverine" by her troupe-mates for how she treats men until she meets your character.


[[folder:''Seekers of Adoulin'']]
!!Arciela V Adoulin
Descendant of Adoulin's founder king, while not officially in a position of power in the city, she still carries from influence and gets involved with the city's issues and many an incursion into the wild lands outside it.

[[folder:''Rhapsodies of Vana'diel'']]
Your character's apprentice from the future, arriving to present day Vana'diel to try and prevent a calamity that left her as the only survivor.

[[folder:Deities, avatars and other immortal entities]]

The creator-goddess of Vana'diel. According to legend, she created a race called the Zilart, but after they destroyed themselves through their own hubris, she shed five tears that created the five Enlightened Races of Vana'diel.

* LightEmUp
* PhysicalGod

* DarkIsNotEvil
* PhysicalGod

* OurDragonsAreDifferent
* WellIntentionedExtremist: While he does serve as an antagonist, he's genuinely attempting to help the wider world by preventing you from doing something he thinks is ''enormously'' stupid and [[spoiler:to stop the sentient races of Vana'diel from consigning the entire planet to the Void]].

* DarkIsNotEvil
* WellIntentionedExtremist

* LightIsNotGood

* CoolHorse
* [[spoiler:DarkIsNotEvil]]
* PhysicalGod