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Characters: Final Fantasy Recurring Characters
This page deals with recurring monsters from the Final Fantasy series.

Biggs and Wedge

Named after Luke Skywalker's Red Squadron wingmen from Star Wars, they rarely play a major role in games but pop up frequently in supporting roles.

Chocobo

Large birds that are used as mounts, they rarely play a large role in the series but are always in the background as the generic beasts of burden.

Cid

The Cids are a varied bunch in personality, appearance and importance. Inevitably though, Cid is a genius engineer and probably built or owns an airship.

  • Ace Pilot
  • Badass Beard: The older Cids tend to have some form of facial hair, the Cid in XIV even grew one out in the five (in game) years between the original release and A Realm Reborn, and the general consensus is that he looks better for it.
  • Badass Grandpa: While his exact age varies, Cid is usually older than the other characters.
  • Cool Airship: It would be easier to list the Cids that aren't associated with airships in some way.
  • Cool Old Guy: From middle aged, to at the edge of their eighties. Double subverted with Cid Raines from XIII, who is a rather young man (In his late twenties to early thirties), but still older than most of the main cast.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Starting in XII and continuing into XIII, Dimensions, and Type-0, the Cids are antagonists instead of allies. The Cid of Type-0 is even the Big Bad! Though he's since gone back to being a good guy as of XIV, and, rather amusingly, this Cid defected from the enemy nation.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Cid is generally an engineer or scientist of some sort.
  • Goggles Do Nothing/Opaque Nerd Glasses: Often have one or the other.
  • Legacy Character
  • Name's the Same: Besides the obvious, there's another Cid in Final Fantasy XII who isn't considered the Cid of the game and really doesn't have to do with the actual Cid.
  • Parental Substitute: Assuming he doesn't already have a family, Cid will end up being this to someone.

Gilgamesh

Voiced by: Daisuke Gōri (XII; Japanese), Kazuya Nakai (Dissidia 012, Type-0, XIII-2; Japanese), John DiMaggio (XII, XIII-2; English), Keith Szarabajka (Dissidia 012; English)

The wandering swordsman every fan of the series knows and loves, he began in Final Fantasy V as The Dragon to Exdeath but was cast into the Void Between the Worlds. Since then he's traveled between worlds seeking rare and powerful swords and challenging worthy foes.

Moogles

Fluffy white critters with red wings and a "pom-pom", they appear throughout the series and like Leaning on the Fourth Wall on occasion. Famous Moogles include Artemicion, who runs Mognet, Stiltzkin the traveling Moogle salesman, and Mog, who has varying roles.

  • Berserk Button: They are very sensitive about people touching their pom-poms.
  • Breakout Character: They played bit parts in III and V and weren't even in IV. And just look at them now.
  • Catchphrase: "Kupo!"
    • Verbal Tic: In early games it was all they could say, in later games they can speak English but often end sentences or punctuate words with it.
  • Depending on the Artist: The generic Moogle description is "white fur, bat wings, pom-pom, smaller than humans." Other than that their appearance varies wildly from game to game.
  • Hidden Elf Village: You'll rarely see any large band of Moogles setting down roots near human settlements.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • The Rival: To the Chocobos.
    • Unknown Rival: But it seems one-sided. In the Chocobo Series for example, Mog is always looking to one-up Chocobo and snatch glory for himself while Chocobo considers him a close friend.
  • Series Mascot: If it isn't Black Mage or Chocobo, it's this guy.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: IV is the only game since their introduction to not feature them in some way, not even a mention. Then the DS version of the game had Art Evolution with the Hummingways, now depicted as white-furred beings with large ears, looking a cross between a rabbit and a moogle. The sequel The After Years took it further by having Hummingways operate holographic shops around the world, just like moogles do in Kingdom Hearts.

Ultros/Orthros and Chupon/Typhon

A purple octopus with lots of tentacles and as-many fangs, he and his pal Typhon are always looking to cause trouble.

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