Characters: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
A list of characters from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Residents of St. Ivalice
Marche is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
. At the beginning of the game, Marche is a New Transfer Student
from a land which snow was never fallen. He joined with his new friends Ritz and Mewt to read an old book, which changes St. Ivalice into the magical land of Ivalice. Compared to his friends, he is the only one who wishes to get out of the weird land and revert it back to normal.
Ritz is the Class Head
of Marche's new class. At the beginning, Ritz was supposed to fight against Marche's team during the snowball fight, but soon switches to Marche's team. One of the bullies teases her as a "prissy grandma" due to her white hair, which she dyes red. When St. Ivalice changed into Ivalice, Ritz had natural red hair and leads a clan named "Clan Ritz" with her friend Shara.
- Action Girl: Along with other Viera.
- Amazon Brigade: Clan Ritz is entirely composed of Viera.
- Class Representative: Ritz is the Class Head if you check her job during the Snowball Fight.
- Hair Decorations: Ritz has a hairpin.
- Fashionable Asymmetry: One of her arms is wearing armor.
- Fiery Red Head: Not short-tempered, but quite outspoken with her opinions.
- Fighting Your Friend: In the penultimate mission, she and her clan stand in Marche's way as he tries to pass through Siena Gorge to the Ambervale, forcing him to defeat her.
- Gamer Chick: She much prefers games over books.
- Green Eyes
- Guest Star Party Member: She and Marche fight side-by-side (in two main-story missions and two optional ones), and she operates in this capacity during these bouts. The next time, they fight each other.
- Hair Color Dissonance: During the epilogue, her hair was light violet, but her friend commented her hair "as white as snow".
- He Is Not My Boyfriend: Ritz referencing Marche towards Doned in the game's Audio Adaptation.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Shara.
- Magic Knight: Ritz gets to be a Fencer, a Red Mage, and an Elementalist throughout the whole game.
- Mini Dress Of Power
- Otaku Surrogate: She prefers video games to books.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Ritz's hair color is red, really red.
Mewt is the one who triggered the power of the Gran Grimoire. He is one of Marche's new friends who was always bullied in school. When they were still in St. Ivalice, Mewt was hit by a lot of snowballs, including one with a rock, causing his forehead to bleed. He then introduces his friends Marche and Ritz an old book he found at a bookstore. In Ivalice, however, he is the Prince and was highly respected by its citizens. He even has Babus and Llednar to serve for him.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: He screams more in the Audio Adaptation.
- Bookworm: Mewt is the class librarian, and his connection to grimoires indicates this.
- It's also implied reading books makes one connected to magic in some way or is an indication that all mages are bookworms because they'd have to be smart to cast magic. Mewt's stats in the snowball fight show that he has a few points in Magic Attack while all the other children have no magic power at all.
- The Caligula: Makes the laws harsher whenever he feels threatened by Marche's efforts, causing quite a bit of resentment toward him and the queen.
- Collared by Fashion: Mewt wears a red collar.
- Companion Cube: Mewt's teddy bear, which was given to him by his dead mother.
- Facial Markings: On his forehead in Ivalice.
- Happy Place: He shapes Ivalice to be this—a living mother, a father he can be proud of, and him in charge.
- Horned Hairdo: In Ivalice.
- Non-Action Guy: He doesn't have a job class, nor does he participate in battle. Queen Remedi makes him a Shadow Archetype instead.
- The Quiet One: Mewt usually quotes "..." during the beginning. Guess Mewt is sort of a Mute.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Remedi will issue any edicts that Mewt wants to make. This comes into play as a game mechanic by increasing the number of laws during a battle after certain points in the story.
- Spell Book: The Gran Grimoire, Mewt is s the only one who can truly command its Reality Warper powers.
- Spikes of Villainy:He's not really a villain, but he was against Marche during the game.
- Spoiled Brat: Mewt becoming a prince in Ivalice turned him into this. Anything he wants, his mother gives him and if she isn't around for it, Babus or Cid will grant Mewt's desires. When he hears how Marche is avoiding everything he throws at him, Mewt turns to his mother to make everything better and acts helpless if she isn't around.
- Tragic Keepsake: His stuffed bear.
- The reward for one of the postgame missions is a stuffed bear, which implies that he's left it behind and moved on.
Voiced by: Hiromi Ishikawa (Radio Edition)
Marche's younger brother, who is confined to a wheelchair and has to go to the hospital on a regular basis. In Ivalice, neither applies to him.
- Beat Them at Their Own Game: Late in the game, Marche goes after a very promising lead in the hopes of luring Doned out so that he can talk with him.
- Ill Boy: He was born frail and sickly.
- Knowledge Broker: A minor example being a street ear who gives clans tips and information.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After Marche makes him realise just how ungrateful he's been concerning his family's efforts (and that he can still go on living despite how hard it is, possibly even being able to walk someday in the future), Doned breaks down in his older brothers arms and apologises for what he's been doing to him.
- Non-Action Guy: Even able to walk, he's too young to be able to fight in a clan yet.
- Adaptational Badass: In the radio drama, he is a contributing member of a clan, and a competent knife-fighter.
- Spoiled Brat: Deconstructed. He sends people knowing they could well and truly kill his brother under some circumstances, but he also has a Freudian Excuse in that he especially doesn't want the world to return to normal. He is implied to be a bit of one in the real world as well, where he doesn't appreciate how much his family does for him.
- Throwing Off the Disability: In Ivalice, crippled Doned could walk. Official artwork seems to have him and Marche standing in a photo together in the real world.
- The Unfought: He works against Marche by tipping him off to bounty hunters, guards or rival clans, but never faces him in combat. A wandering clan called the "Doned Faction" can be encountered, but he isn't in it. Justified that he is not old enough to engage.
- Averted in the radio drama, where he faces Marche directly twice.
Mewt's father, who sank into depression after the death of his wife. In Ivalice, he becomes the Judge Master and the highest authotity besides Mewt and Remedi.
- Bowdlerize: In the US version, he's only outright said to be having trouble at work, with anything else left to implication.
- Cards Of Power: His Advanced Law commands activate with these in addition he can assign red or yellow cards to send lawbreakers to prison.
- Drowning My Sorrows: During the beginning of the game in the Japanese version.
- Heel-Face Turn: Or rather, he swears neutrality and service to the Law rather than to the Palace; however, he discreetly supports Marche's efforts to return the world to normal, aiding him for the rest of the main story.
- The Judge
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: In Ivalice, he seems not to remember his past life, unlike the other people from Mewt's life. When his memory returns, he endorses returning the world to normal.
- The Mourning After: Whether drowning his sorrows or crying in the gutters this is the source of his turmoil.
Residents of Ivalice
Voiced by: Kumiko Yokote (Radio Edition)
Montblanc found Marche as soon as St. Ivalice experienced its transformation. He is very loyal to him, especially in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Radio Edition
Voiced by: Rie Kanda (Radio Edition)
One of Ritz's viera friends in her clan.
Mewt's Nu Mou retainer.
- Anti-Villain: He's characterized mainly by his loyalty to Prince Mewt and desire to keep Ivalice from being destroyed.
- Battle Butler
- Big Damn Heroes: In Bervenia Palace, he stops time for the guards and takes Marche directly to Mewt.
- Carry a Big Stick
- Collared by Fashion
- Cutscene Power to the Max: He can stop time for everyone except himself and Marche in a cutscene.
- Duel Boss: The second time he's confronted, although Marche's goal is to destroy the Exodus Fruits rather than defeat him.
- Fire-Forged Friends: After the main story is over, one can take a mission which will end in him being recruitable. Following the fight against Li-Grim/Remedi, Marche offers him friendship despite their earlier clashes - after fighting side-by-side more recently, "why not?". Babus accepts, although he doesn't go as far as calling them "close friends", a sentiment Marche agrees with.
- Foil: To Ezel.
- Magic Knight
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Says as much to Marche - he causes Mewt pain, and that's reason enough for him to oppose him. When he starts aiding Marche's efforts, he does so purely because he starts to believe it would be better for Mewt to face reality.
- Prematurely Bald: He sounds younger compared to Ezel and other Nu Mou have hair.
- It is possible he has thin, white fur. Being a high-ranking royal servant, he would be more well-groomed than other Nu Mou.
- Recurring Boss: Fought twice during the game.
- Sugar and Ice Personality
- Time Stands Still
- You Rebel Scum!: He actually addresses Marche as, "You commoner scum" for impugning the word of Prince Mewt.
Voiced by: Masako Jō (Radio Edition)
Montblanc's younger brother, a gadgeteer who hopes to make his own airship.
A mysterious Nu Mou who is responsible for the creation of Anti-Laws.
Mewt's dead mother. Brought Back from the Dead not. She's really the Li Grim, and the Final Boss. This article deals with both Remedi and the Li Grim posing as her Ivalice equivalent.
A boy whom the Queen brings in after Cid separates the judges from the palace. He turns out to be the embodiment of Mewt's negative emotions
Below are exclusive characters who appear in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Radio Edition
Voiced by: Kiri Segawa
The Moogle Knight
Voiced by: Ryōkichi Takahashi
- No Name Given: Even the credits simply named him "Moogle Knight."
- Verbal Tic: Since he's a moogle, he automatically uses "kupo".
- Vocal Dissonance: He is a moogle with a extremely low voice, being voiced by Ryoukichi Takahashi and all. But it might be because he is older than Montblanc, who was described as a "young moogle boy".