Characters / Final Fantasy XV

The characters of Final Fantasy XV.


    open/close all folders 

Party Members

    Noctis "Noct" Lucis Caelum 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/noctis.png

"Fools set the rules in this world. Just look around. It's undeniable."

Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki as an adult and Miyuki Sato as a child (Japanese), Ray Chase (English)

The main character, Crown Prince of Lucis who is charged with defending his kingdom and its crystal. He draws on the power of the crystal to wield an arsenal of supernatural weapons and teleport. Has a strong friendship with his True Companions.

  • American Kirby is Hardcore: In Episode Duscae there was a surprisingly large gap between the way his character was portrayed by his English voice actor compared to his Japanese voice actor. In English, Noctis seemed more moody, dark, and sarcastic, whereas in Japanese, he was a lot more playful. The gap was narrowed on both sides; official announcements stated that the English voice work in the demo was a rush-job and he was redirected to sound lighter in the full game, and Brotherhoodnote  showed Noctis to be a very troubled and withdrawn young man despite his bouts of childishness. He retains some traits of a deeper voice in battle.
  • Ancestral Weapon: His Royal Arms, which are the weapons wielded by the previous kings of Lucis.
  • Anime Hair: Many fans have commented that it bears a striking resemblance to the hairstyle of Sasuke Uchiha.
  • Badass: Easily ranks among the series' finest.
  • Badass Adorable: As a child, albeit during a dream sequence.
  • Badass Beard: In his youth he has delicate, young, and boyish looks. In what appears to be a possible future in the beginning of the new trailer his features are coarser, his hair is graying including his beard, and he looks reminiscent of his father. He can still kick ass, however, despite his older grandpa look.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Damn Noctis looks good in a suit.
  • Beneath the Mask: Tetsuya Nomura notes that Noctis is not actually very cool but a bit shy and quirky.
  • Bishōnen: He's a Final Fantasy protagonist; this was kind of a given. Aranea Highwind seems to think so, and lampshades it:
    Aranea: Hey, pretty boy!
  • The Chosen One
    "Fifteen years ago (...) the stars chose the son to be their light."
  • Combination Attack: Noctis can do them with his buddies, including the classic X-Strike with Ignis.
  • Combos: Noctis's basic attacks work in them in the order of Crush, Ravage then Vanquish. Different weapons can be assigned to each slot, which can change the pattern of the combo completely.
  • Color Motif: In universe the color black is one associated with the Lucian royal family and thus only those of high status are permitted to wear it.
  • Comically Serious: In the Brotherhood OVA, he maintains a grim, stony expression throughout most of the first episode, including a scene where he's picking vegetables off his burger and dropping them on Ignis' plate.
  • Cool Car: Gets chauffeured around in a souped up luxury car called the Regalia.
  • Cool Sword: His Phantom Swords, ghostly blades summoned through magic that can be used to teleport Noctis around an area, shield him from harm, and attack enemies independently.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's dark-haired, wears all black and talks about death. And a sweet guy.
  • Deadpan Snarker: In Episode Duscae Noctis can be very sarcastic at times.
  • Deflector Shields: His Flying Weapons act this way for him with his Armiger ability.
  • Dissonant Serenity: So far he's stayed perfectly calm and straight-faced during his battles.
  • Does Not Like Spam: He's not a fan of vegetables, to the point where he went out of his way to surgically remove his vegetables from a burger in the anime.
  • Doomed Hometown: Shortly after leaving for Altissia, his hometown of Insomnia is invaded and set aflame by the empire.
  • Elemental Powers: He gives his companions power over the elements as long as he's in the party.
  • Flash Step: Noctis's defend command can teleport him out of the way and thus drains MP when used; Noctis can also warp offensively to attack and strategically by teleporting to a sword thrown to a high vantage point.
  • Flying Weapon: Can control his weapons telepathically with the Armiger Arsenal ability. It's said that this ability is a Secret Art passed down by the royal family and the high council of Lucis.
  • Foil: Is supposed to play this role to both Cloud and Sora.
  • Guttural Growler: Oddly enough, his voice in the English version of Episode Duscae is rather deep and gravelly, if young-sounding, to the point some have compared him to a teenage Batman.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Originally Noctis's hair was rendered as black with a silvery-blue tint, but it was later changed to a more natural brown tint. Depending on the atmosphere of the scene, it can be rendered either way, though overall, it still seems to be black.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: As a flashback to his childhood reveals, Noctis hasn't changed his haircut since he was a child.
  • Heroes Gone Fishing: In the new trailer (and in the game itself), Noct can go fishing. It's even his special talent.
  • Humble Hero: As a student he was basically the most powerful and important person on campus, but he never acted ostentatious or shallow with his classmates. In fact he avoided people who just liked him for his regal status, and displayed absolutely no contempt with people who could be considered social outcasts like Prompto, and was instead impartial and inclusive with him.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: A justified one, no less.
  • Immune to Bullets: Noctis's Flying Weapons make him thus. And immune to explosions. In cutscenes, that is. In-game, it's entirely up to you.
  • Japanese Pronouns: Ore.
  • Javelin Thrower: Throwing his spear is a combo finisher Noctis can do when equipped with a lance for his Vanquish slot.
  • Likes Older Women: Possibly, given the age difference between him and Luna (she's 4 years his senior). She does love Noct, but he doesn’t have the confidence to respond, leaving his romantic feelings ambiguous.
  • Limit Break: Armiger Arsenal, which summons weapons known as Phantom Swords that will protect him and attack enemies.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: While he's normally putting up a facade of being calm and level-headed, he gets awfully confident once his powers kick in. His gang more or less help keep him in line.
  • Living Battery: In order to use magic, Noctis's party must be near him because he is the one who grants them the power.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Brotherhood shows him as being rather isolated at school, and frequently standing around by himself.
  • Meaningful Name: It's probably meant to be "light of the night sky." Too bad they butchered the Latin.
  • Missing Mom: His mother died when he was still an infant.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Due to not only being attractive but also having roughly 95% of screentime dedicated to him so far, including the lovingly-crafted suit scenes.
  • Multi-Melee Master: Noctis can wield a multitude Swords, Greatswords, Spears, Daggers, Shields and guns and depending on which order the weapons are placed in, Noctis will attack differently.
  • The Napoleon: He's quite timid and an introvert but he tries to hide this by acting cool. He acts tough because he feels it's his duty to protect his Kingdom and its citizens but sometimes acts rashly or overestimates his strength as a result of overcompensating. He also happens to be only 176cm (5'8).
  • One-Man Army: Noctis: 1, Platoon: 0.
  • Public Domain Artifact: All of Noctis's Royal Arms are named after weapons wielded by King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table.
  • Perky Goth: Despite his moody demeanor and love of black clothing, he's apparently fun-loving and friendly and just tries to look cool.
  • Picky Eater: The first episode of Brotherhood shows him disdainfully plucking all the vegetables from his hamburger, putting them on Ignis' plate. Apparently, poor Ignis has been trying to get him to eat his veggies for years.
  • Plot-Relevant Age-Up:
    • At the climax of the Platinum Demo. Young Noct is confronted by an Iron Giant, and the odds are definitely not in his favor. Through Carbuncle, he hears his father telling him that he alone controls his dreams. Back in the dreamscape, he proclaims he's not afraid and then transforms into the Noctis we know before proceeding to lay waste to the enemy.
    • A more extreme case is much more blatant at the beginning of the game proper: a weary and battered Noctis looking like his face has become that of an adult, while artwork shows his body is still the size of his normal self. The In Medias Res opening and the implications in the story hint that taking over his father's position as a Barrier Maiden will result in Rapid Aging as a consequence of the stress over the course of the game.
  • Princely Young Man: He’s a young man fresh out of adolescence and a prince who has been groomed to succeed his father as the future King. Noctis's royal upbringing is said to shine through, as reflected in his body language, poise, and posture in contrast to his team, reflecting his regal status.
  • Rebel Prince: According to Tetsuya Nomura Noctis is said to have a rebellious attitude, disliking the strict rules of his kingdom and acting as he pleases, sometimes getting his friends into trouble.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Nomura said in this interview that Noctis’s eyes become red when he uses his warp ability. They also take on an eldritch purple glow when he learns to use the Ramuh summon.
  • Revenge: Noctis's motivation is this, after his kingdom is invaded by those who seek the power of its crystal.
  • Royal Blood: A prerequisite apparently in order to be able to use the full power of the Ring of the Lucii.
  • Royally Screwed Up: The fate every future ruler of Lucis faces is a drastically shortened lifespan. The rapid aging is the fate of the king, and because Noctis could also meet this fate if he inherits the throne, Regis is torn on whether or not he should let Noctis become the next king.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: An Adonis in an expensive suit. Noctis was first seen wearing a suit for a deleted scene from Versus XIII, but it appears he will be wearing the suit designed for King Regis instead, which also appeared in early footage.
  • Sleepyhead: From the trailers, it seems he can fall asleep just about anywhere (in his car, on his throne, leaning on a fence), and has done so in every one of his appearances.
    • Lampshaded in the Platinum Demo as Carbuncle outright calls him the trope name. Considering the demo takes place in his dreams, they've got a point.
      • The OVA (and a scene in the demo itself) implies, however, that young Noctis wasn't simply asleep during that dream sequence, but in a coma and on the verge of death.
  • Slouch of Villainy: And he's the hero.
  • Spoiled Sweet: As the sole child of the king and heir to the throne, it's fair to say that he has a fairly affluent/upper class lifestyle, but he's kind enough to lie to protect Iris knowing he will get nothing but punished for it, and treats his servants and commoners with decency and respect.
  • Star Power: Noctis's Archaeans are stars.
  • Storm of Blades: Noctis's signature ability is the Armiger Arsenal, when many swords and spears float around him and act as shields, attacking enemies of their own accord.
  • Teleport Spam: He can instantly teleport to the location of any weapon he has thrown. Additionally, he has short-range rapid teleport abilities in close-quarters combat, serving as a dodge mechanic exclusive to him.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Noctis's frequently throws one of his weapons in combos, and always land point end first.
  • Warrior Prince
  • When He Smiles: As mentioned above, he's usually straight-faced and a bit moody, but when he does smile... damn.
  • When You Coming Home, Dad?: Suffered from this as a child, according to Platinum Demo.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: The gender-inversion. He feels he has to look and act serious publicly because of his duty.

    Ignis "Iggy" Scientia 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ignis___ffxv_e3_mugshot.png

"Of course not. Sabotage is far beyond you."

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Adam Croasdell (English)

Noctis's advisor and consultant who grew up with him and received a special education for gifted children.

  • Badass Bookworm: Recieved a rare classical education and is a capable combatant in the group.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He dresses the most formally of the buddies, complete with Conspicuous Gloves.
  • Battle Butler: Maybe not his actual profession, but fits the archetype perfectly. He is also the group's driver and chef.
  • Black Comedy: Often enjoys making grim jokes at Prompto's expense.
  • Blue Blood: According to a comment from Noctis during gameplay, Ignis is a Count.
  • Brains and Brawn: Brains to Gladiolus' Brawn. He received a special education for gifted children to work as a staff officer for Noctis and uses shrewd logic. Gladiolus comes from a long line of protectors to the Royal Family and is instead trained to use his fighting abilities to serve Noctis. Their names even lampshade this. Gladiolus is a Latin word, the diminutive of gladius, a sword commonly used by the army in Ancient Rome while one of the translations for Ignis Stupeo Scientia from Latin is "I, Fire, stun/amaze with knowledge."
  • Child Prodigy: As a gifted child, he was given special education to make him the ideal consultant for Noctis.
  • Comically Serious: Quite funny without meaning to be, according to his English voice actor.
  • The Confidant: He acts like this for Noctis, who he understands better than anyone.
  • The Consigliere: As Noct's unofficial Number Two and adviser.
  • Cultured Badass: As expected of a noble and consultant to the future King, highly intellectual, and much more formal than his companions. He is also very good at attacking enemies with knives and magic.
  • Devoted to You: Towards Noctis. In fact, he's so devoted that it almost sounds like he doesn't care about the other two sometimes.
  • Fatal Flaw: Appears to be Pride. Although his plan to kill the Behemoth was excellently thought-out, he didn't bother planning an escape in case it failed.
  • First-Name Basis: In the English dub of Episode Duscae he only refers to Noctis as "Highness", but in the Japanese version, he actually calls Noctis by his nickname. This seems to have been noticed; in the Master Version footage he does call Noctis "Noct" in the English version.
  • Flechette Storm: He can pull this off thanks to the Summon to Hand nature of weapons in the game.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: As shown in Episode 2 of Brotherhood, Ignis had the same hairstyle as a kid.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: One of his attacks is to toss one of his knives in the air and spin-kick it into an enemy.
  • Knife Nut: Ignis's weapons are a pair of knives that he can switch to Reverse Grip during combos as well as hurl at enemies.
  • Magic Knight: Ignis is the party member most focused on spellcasting both Black and White Magic outside Noctis himself.
  • Meaningful Name: "Ignis" means fire, magic he seems to be partial to, and "scientia" means knowledge, befitting his status as The Smart Guy.
  • Noodle Incident: According to Noctis at a certain point in Episode Duscae 2.0, he once ran over Gladio's foot with the Regalia.
  • Only Sane Man: Tries to keep Noctis and the lads out of trouble, with varying degrees of success.
  • Promoted to Playable: In the DLC "Episode Ignis".
  • Real Men Cook: Despite not being in his job description, Ignis apparently enjoys cooking and assumes the role as the party's cook whenever they make camp. As long as you provide him with ingredients bought from shops or gathered from the area, he can make some fabulous dishes. But if you run out of ingredients, be prepared to eat dry toast.
  • The Reliable One: Almost any time Noctis takes a hit or is overwhelmed by the enemy, Ignis will rush over to guard him. If your HP is low, he'll also cure you as long as he's nearby. Battles aside, he seems like the one Noctis relies on for just about everything else as well.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: His frequent sarcasm has some fearing that he may actually be a Treacherous Advisor in disguise. Recent trailers and the Duscae stinger, though, raise the possibility that instead he's simply using the sarcasm as a shield and prop for his own emotional turmoil over what's happened to Insomnia and the party.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: The only one of Noctis's gang who wears a suit.
  • Spellblade: Comes with the Venom Strike ability as well as a fire enhanced attack.
  • Stoic Spectacles: He is a tall, thin, handsome, and aloof intellectual.
  • The Smart Guy: He was gifted enough to receive special education growing up, and Noctis apparently relies on him for strategies.
  • The Strategist: He is the one crafting the plans for the group as proven in the Duscae Demo.
  • Team Mom: Serves as this for the party. He also served as this of sorts for Noctis while he was growing up.
  • Younger Than They Look: A lot of players were under the impression he was a lot older than the group thanks to his mature demeanor, but he's actually only 22.

    Gladiolus "Gladio" Amicitia 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/gladiolus2016.jpg

"No turning back now, Your Highness!"

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Chris Parson (English)

Noctis's closest friend and bodyguard.

  • Badass Baritone: Has the deepest voice out of all the playable cast so far, both in the English and Japanese versions.
  • Badass Beard: Not a very long one, but still badass all the same.
  • BFS: His Weapon of Choice is a greatsword. And while most greatswords in the FF-verse are large, his appears to be longer than he is tall (and he's a big dude) as well as being nearly as wide as a human being. And then there's when he can help grab the ones wielded by Iron Giants.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He provides the combat tutorial in Episode Duscae, and is in fact the one who taught Noctis how to fight in the first place. He's also an actual big brother, having a younger sister named Iris, as Episode 3 of Brotherhood shows.
  • The Big Guy: Noticeably older and more muscular than the others, as well as the most experienced combatant.
  • Blood Brothers: Said to be as close as a true brother with Noctis.
  • Blue Blood: He's the eldest son of the noble House of Amicitia.
  • Face of a Thug: Looks intimidating, but is actually quite friendly.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a hero-style scar over his eye.
  • Hunk: The most masculine and well built member of the group.
  • Little Guy, Big Buddy: The Big Buddy to Noct's Little Guy. Gladiolus is 198cm (just under 6'6) and very brawny while Noctis is 176cm (5'8) with a slender physique.
  • Meaningful Name: His first name is a pun on the greatsword, and his last name means "friendship". "Gladiolus" is also a type of flower known as the sword lily.
  • Mighty Glacier: From what we've seen of him in the trailers and in Episode Duscae; he seems to employ slow but powerful attacks.
  • Multi-Melee Master: He seems to specialize in the group's heavier weaponry.
  • Noodle Incident: According to Noctis's comeback during Gladio's second Tour in Episode Duscae 2.0, Ignis once ran over his foot with the Regalia.
  • One Head Taller: Maybe more than just a head. He easily towers over the rest of the party.
  • Praetorian Guard: His family has served as protectors of Lucis's royalty for generations.
  • Promoted to Playable: In the DLC "Episode Gladiolus".
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Why would you button up your shirt when you're so utterly ripped? His shirt can even be blown upwards by wind or his movements, completely revealing his upper body.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: In one gameplay trailer, he is shown using a powerbomb.

    Prompto Argentum 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/prompto2016.jpg

"I would hate to be that guy! ...aww, come on, don't be that way! You know I didn't mean to do it!"

Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara as an adult and Aki Kaneda as a child (Japanese), Robbie Daymond (English)

A classmate of Noctis's and a frequent bad influence. He wields firearms to compensate his lack of experience in combat.

  • Action Survivor: Before the events of the game, Prompto had never been in a fight at all.
  • BFG: Prompto's machine sub-weapons are invariably fairly large firearms.
  • Bishōnen: He's very, very pretty.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Said to be quite the skirt-chaser. Par for the course, he tries to flirt with Cindy but she doesn't seem to pay him any mind.
  • Cowardly Lion: He's often the first one to note if the party is in over their heads, and can show some signs of claustrophobia when moving through small spaces in a cave, but Prompto sticks with his friends through thick and thin.
  • Drama Queen: He can be quite dramatic at times.
    "I've already pushed myself...to the brink of death."
  • Expy: Of Irvine, character and gameplay-wise.
  • Formerly Fat: And boy was he.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: He has a patch entirely in black on his jacket that has some...surprising words.
    It's a beautiful day. Now watch some bastard fuck it up.
  • Impossibly Cool Clothes: Including a leather Waistcoat of Style and Fingerless Gloves.
  • The Klutz: Prompto often trips over himself while fighting due to his inexperience. It's one thing that even his exercise couldn't cure.
  • The Lancer: Seems to have the personality down—cheeky, sarcastic, a bit of a wild card.
  • The Gunslinger: Prompto's weapons are firearms which he can use in a quick-draw manner.
  • Meaningful Name: Roughly translates to "quick silver", befitting a gunman. Also an Ironic Name in his childhood.
    • May also be part of his Ship Tease with Cindy, as their surnames mean "silver" and "gold".
  • No Sense of Personal Space: While the other men have yet to display any touchy-feely business, promotional material shows Prompto putting his arm round a surprised Noctis and leaping onto Gladio's back in celebration.
  • Parental Abandonment: During the flashback to his school years, there's no sign of his parents anywhere in the house.
  • Promoted to Playable: He's the Player Character when playing the VR Experience, and also in the DLC "Episode Prompto".
  • Ship Tease: Prompto is very smitten with Cindy, even planning on buying a car so he has an excuse to see her more.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Went from being Formerly Fat to the skinniest member of the party and from being timid to the more confident and friendly bloke he is now. Even more impressive is that aside from a jump-start from Luna, he did it on his own.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Implied to be this for Noctis, at least as far as other people are concerned. Noctis doesn't care.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Groans this in the English dub of Duscae.
  • Youthful Freckles: Fitting since he behaves the least maturely out of the group.

Kingdom of Lucis

    Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ffxv_regis.jpg
I ask not that you guide my wayward son, merely that you remain at his side.

"Take heed. Never bow out of what you begin. So long as you carry the blood royal, so long as you carry my name...carry your head high."

Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese); Jim Pirri (English, XV), Sean Bean (English, Kingsglaive)

King of Lucis and Noctis' father, and guardian of the crystal.

  • Appeal to Force: Izunia might as well have just put a gun to Regis' head and told him to sign the treaty, lest Niflheim return in the future and take Insomnia by force. Regis realizes that eventually Lucis would be overwhelmed by the sheer military might of Niflheim and would have to agree to the treaty—no matter how suspicious it is—in order to save his Kingdom and people.
  • Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: He joins the ranks of the previous kings of Lucis upon his death, and is the one to vouch for Nyx when he asks for their help.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He is the ruler of a nation, and a powerful fighter in his own right.
  • Badass: Evidently an inherent trait of the royal family.
  • Badass Baritone: It gives him a fitting air of command and gravitas.
  • Badass Beard: Wore a neatly trimmed beard in his prime, and was a Master Swordsman to boot. He still proves capable of holding his own during battles, even with his advanced age.
  • Barrier Maiden: Male example; his life-force is what powers the shield around Lucis. And as the "Dawn" trailers show, it has clearly taken its toll on him.
  • The Chains of Commanding: In Kingsglaive, he is stuck with the Sadistic Choice of continuing to fight Niflheim at the expense of his remaining life-force and his soldiers' lives, or accepting peace at the cost of surrendering nearly his entire kingdom and abandoning his people to Niflheim's rule.
  • Classy Cane: Owns a gold-tipped one.
  • Comes Great Responsibility:
    • In the 2013 trailer, he advises a young Noctis to be careful with his words, as even an offhand comment can have dramatic, unforeseen consequences when it comes out of a king's mouth—for example, calling a dish bad because he doesn't like it could result in the cook's firing. See Father to His Men.
    • In Episode 3 of Brotherhood he chastises Noctis for endangering others with his recklessness, which a king should not do. Granted, Noct was actually taking the blame for someone else, but Regis didn't know that.
  • Cool Old Guy: Noctis considers him as such and profoundly idolizes him.
  • Father to His Men: In addition to being a pretty great dad to Noctis, he also cares deeply for his people and his staff in particular. As the 2013 trailer reveals, despite his household cook perhaps not being the best, he wants to make sure the cook isn't fired over one bad dish.
  • Fingore: His fingers are chopped off by Glauca, causing him to lose the Ring of the Lucii.
  • Flying Weapon: He wields the same Armiger powers as Noctis, after all.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Glauca runs him through from behind with his sword, in a manner eerily similar to Sephiroth's murder of Aerith in Final Fantasy VII.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His finalized likeness is based off British actor Jon Campling.
  • I Was Quite The Looker: Though not terrible-looking for an old man, he was strappingly handsome in his physical prime, as seen during the opening act of Kingsglaive.
  • Living Battery: He's the source of the magic used by the Kingsglaive and his own bodyguards. Unlike with Noctis however, they don't need to be near him to use it.
  • Living with the Villain: As he and Noct share their goodbyes, the pair can be seen warmly reassuring each other that they will be all right. Unbeknownst to the pair, standing nearby Regis is his own assassin in the not so distant future, Titus Drautos/Glauca, who had been living in Insomnia at the Palace listening to their secrets, overhearing their plans, and working to bring down the Kingdom of Lucis for over a decade.
  • Meaningful Name: Regis is Latin for "king".
  • My Greatest Failure: His failure to protect Ravus and Luna from Niflheim.
  • Odd Name Out: He is the only one out of his group whose name does not begin with a "C".
  • Papa Wolf: Do NOT hurt his family.
    • Further reinforced in Kingsglaive; knowing full well that the peace treaty will fall through, he sends Noct and his companions away from Insomnia.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: His verbal exchange with Aldercapt right before Niflheim's invasion of Insomnia can be considered this.
  • Promoted to Playable: In A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV.
  • Rapid Aging: He is fifty years old, but has aged well beyond that due to the strain of maintaining the magical barrier around Lucis.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: His suits are perhaps the sharpest in the entire game.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: He has the values of a mature man: wise, courageous, loyal, a loving father to his son and a devoted leader to his people. His last act alive was pulling off a heroic sacrifice so that Luna and Nyx could escape.

    Cor Leonis 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cor_leonis_e3_2013_trailer.jpg
You want the truth? ...It's complicated.

"How long do you intend to remain the protected, when the King has entrusted the role of protector to you?!"

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Matthew Mercer (English)

Lord Commander of the royal family's personal guards.

    Clarus Amicitia 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clarusamicitia.jpg

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (Japanese), John DeMita (English)

Gladiolus' father and a childhood friend of Regis, and a member of the High Council of Lucis.

    Nyx Ulric 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nyx_3.jpg

"Your Majesty, deploy the glaives now."

Voiced by: Go Ayano (Japanese), Aaron Paul (English)

A member of the Kingsglaive, the elite military force of Lucis, and also one of the main protagonists of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.

  • A Good Way to Die: At the end of Kingsglaive, after Nyx holds off Glauca long enough for Luna to escape with the Ring of the Lucii, he dies content, knowing he has paved the way for a safer future that his sister would have wanted.
  • Awesome Mc Cool Name: "Nyx Ulric" sounds like the kind of name 80s action heroes would have in a fantasy world. Bonus point for the Religious and Mythological Theme Naming.
  • Badass Boast: Several times in the movie.
    (To the old Gods demanding his life in exchange for using the Power of the Kings) "You guys drive a hard bargain. (Beat) Where do I sign?"
    "I don't know if you've heard it, but I'm the hero around here."
  • Brought Down to Badass: As soon as King Regis dies, all members of the Kingsglaive lose their connection to his magic. Nyx doesn't let that hinder his mission to protect Luna, fending off several attacks as they make their way through the city. It takes a direct attack from Glauca for him to cross the Godzilla Threshold and use the Ring of the Lucii to regain his power.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He is named after a night goddess, yet is as loyal and honorable as they come.
  • Determinator: His primary character trait. From rescuing injured comrades to protecting Luna, once Nyx focuses his mind on a task, nothing will stop him from carrying it out. He doesn't even mind giving up his own life, so long as Luna escapes and the royal bloodline survives.
  • Doomed by Canon: He is notably absent from Final Fantasy XV, which takes place during/after the events of Kingsglaive. It is evident that he won't survive, thanks to him using the Ring of the Lucii to battle Glauca; the Power of Kings lasts only until dawn, killing him afterwards.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: The Ring of the Lucii rejects Ravus and Lazarus violently, but temporarily bestows Nyx with its power until dawn.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Nyx is a name of a goddess and Ulric isn't very feminine.
  • Hearing Voices: Hears his dead sister's voice calling out to him in the past several times in battle, causing him to lose his focus.
  • Hero of Another Story
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Gives up his life in order to allow Luna to escape with the Ring of the Lucii.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His likeness is based off French model Johan Akan.
  • Knife Nut: Nyx's weapon of choice is a pair of kukris, used in conjunction with his teleportation.
  • Light Is Not Good: He experiences this when he uses the Power of the Kings.
  • Meaningful Name: Nyx was the goddess of the night. When the night goes away, so does he.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Much like Gladio before him, his Hunk status is shown off through promotional pinups showing off his bod.
  • My Greatest Failure: Failing to protect his mother and sister from the imperial army when they invaded his hometown.
  • Praetorian Guard: Like Gladio and Cor, that's his job.
  • Power at a Price: By using the power of the Ring of the Lucii to stop Glauca and not being of the royal bloodline, Nyx dies at dawn the following day after the failed peace treaty.
  • Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Nyx was the Greek primordial goddess of the night.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Token Good Teammate: One of the few members of the Kingsglaive unit who isn't a traitor.
  • Undying Loyalty: To King Regis, to whom he owes a Life Debt.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Delivers one to Regis near the end of the film.
    "You would sacrifice Lucis' sons, just to save your own?!"

    Titus Drautos 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/drautos_8.jpg

Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera (Japanese), Adrian Bouchet (English)

The commander of the Kingsglaive, Drautos is hard on himself and others, having achieved his rank through hard work.

  • Catchphrase: "For hearth and home!" It's also what tips Libertus off to his true identity.
  • Fights Like a Normal: Despite having access to the king's magical power as a member of the Kingsglaive, Drautos never uses it to fight his battles. He even chastises Nyx for overly depending on it, especially since King Regis's life force is a finite resource. His lack of faith in the king's power foreshadows his treachery and his true identity.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's not the commander of the Kingsglaive for nothing.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His likeness is based on his English voice actor, Adrian Bouchet.
  • Mentor Archetype: To Nyx.
  • The Reveal: He's forced to reveal himself as Glauca in order to avoid being run over by Libertus' car.
  • Walking Spoiler: The first half of Kingsglaive doesn't reveal much of his character. See General Glauca's folder below for more info.
  • You're Nothing Without Your Phlebotinum: When Nyx declares that he follows his own strength, Drautos points out that this strength is reliant on the king, and that Nyx is "nothing without the king".

    Libertus Ostium 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/libertus_ostium.jpg

Voiced by: Mitsuaki Kanuka (Japanese), Liam Mulvey (English)

Nyx's best friend.

  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Crowe since they were kids.
  • Car Fu: He tries to run Drautos over with his Audi, forcing Drautos to reveal himself as Glauca.
  • Childhood Friends: With Nyx and Crowe.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His likeness is based on his English voice actor, Liam Mulvey.
  • I Will Wait for You: Platonically to Nyx at the end of the movie, saying he will wait for Nyx to come back to their hometown. A Tear Jerker considering Nyx dies not long after.
  • The Remnant: By the end of the film, Libertus is the sole remaining glaive.
  • Turncoat: He defects to Niflheim after Crowe is killed. However...
    • Heel–Face Turn: Near the end of the film he realizes that Niflheim are the true enemy and rejoins Nyx's side, helping Luna escape Insomnia while Nyx battles General Glauca.

    Luche Lazarus 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/luche_lazarus.jpg

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (English)

The self-proclaimed leader of Nyx's group.

  • Alliterative Name
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His likeness is based on actor Greg Blackford.
  • Kill It with Fire: He is burnt alive when he puts on the Ring of the Lucii.
  • Les Collaborateurs: He accepts a deal Niflheim offered him, along with the rest of the traitor glaives to betray King Regis, in exchange for being able to return to their homes.
  • Turncoat: He is the leader of the rebel glaives who defect to Niflheim.

    Crowe Altius 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/crowe_altius.jpg

Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Alexa Kahn (English)

The sole female member of the Kingsglaive.

Other Allies

    Lunafreya "Luna" Nox Fleuret 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lunanoxfleuret_4.jpg
We sewed our crowns from flowers like these.

"It is in receiving mercy that Men offer praise. And in shedding grace that the Gods elicit worship."

Voiced by: Rina Kitagawa (Japanese, XV), Amy Shiels (English, XV); Shiori Kutsuna (Japanese, Kingsglaive), Lena Headey (English, Kingsglaive)

Heiress to the Royal House of Fleuret—the former ruling family of Tenebrae (now a semi-autonomous province within the Empire)—and one of Noctis's childhood friends. As per the terms of the peace treaty between Lucis and Niflheim, a marriage is arranged between her and Noct, with her traveling to Insomnia to witness the treaty-signing.

Luna is a heavily re-imagined version of Stella Nox Fleuret, the original Anti-Villain female lead of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. The re-imagining came about during the game's rebranding and subsequent shifting of the story focus. Luna's role and characterization likewise shifted.

  • 100% Adoration Rating: A perk of being the youngest Oracle in history.
  • Action Survivor: She survives the devastating attack on Insomnia and goes to seek out Noctis.
  • Badass Princess: She stares down Leviathan alone, armed only with her trident.
    • Seemingly subverted in Kingsglaive where she gets kidnapped by Glauca. However, later on she shows that she is at least not willing to foist everything on Nyx's shoulders.
  • Barrier Maiden: As an Oracle, her powers are the only thing preventing the world from being plunged into eternal darkness.
  • Childhood Friends: Noctis once visited her homeland of Tenebrae when he was being treated for his injuries after being attacked by a Marilith, there she and Noctis grew close until the Empire's invasion separated them.
  • Deuteragonist: Word of God establishes that Luna is the "keystone" that connects the entire Final Fantasy XV Universe; she is the only character that has a leading role in all installments. The main story depicts not only Noct's journey, but hers as well.
    Fifteen years ago... Their journey began.
  • Gaussian Girl: She's presented this way in the TGS 2014 trailer after the boys bring her up, complete with hazy motes of light around her.
  • Guest Star Party Member: It's claimed that Noctis and company will be joining her party, but despite this claim she will act as this within the game.
  • Fallen Princess: Her family was stripped of its title but she retains some authority within her country, not as its former princess, but as the Oracle.
  • High Priestess: The Oracle is a major religious authority and because of this, the Empire cannot fully assimilate Tenebrae without risking civil unrest from the rest of the world.
  • In-Series Nickname: A lot of the people who know her personally, including Noct and his friends, call her "Luna" instead of her full name of Lunafreya. Meta-wise, she's also usually referred to as "Luna" by the development staff.
  • Ink-Suit Actress: Her likeness in Kingsglaive is based on actress Amanda Piery.
  • Keigo: Completely contrasting with the way Noct and his friends talk, what we've heard of Luna is, like her predecessor, very formal and polite. She even calls Noct "Noctis-sama", even though they've known each other since childhood!
  • Lady of War: Appears to be following her predecessor's footsteps in that regard.
  • Meaningful Name: "Lunafreya" is a combination of the Latin word for moon and the Norse goddess of the same name, "Nox" means night, while "Fleuret" refers to her predecessor's Weapon of Choice.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Whatever skills or reputation she's gained over the years, the mooks holding her at gunpoint aren't quite as eager to attack her as the one in her flashback. It is also possible that this is due to her brother—who presumably still cares for her—working for the Empire.
  • Nice Girl: Said to care for everyone.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Says this several times in Kingsglaive; what she fears most is being unable to do anything despite having power.
  • Ojou: Like Stella before her, Luna comes from a very prestigious family (of Royal Blood, in fact), and is usually shown as quite fancy and has known Noct for a long time. Her classiness doesn't seem to help her much during the invasion of Insomnia, alas.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: Her Weapon of Choice.
  • Proper Lady: As befitting one born into royalty.
  • Seer: She hails from a long line of Oracles.
  • She's Got Legs: We've already seen from promotional materials that she does indeed have quite the slender figure and posture, but the side of her dress tears all the way up to her hip as she faces off against Leviathan, showing that she also has long, firm thighs.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: If the "Dawn 2.0" trailer is any indication; it's taken Up to Eleven in the Uncovered trailer.
  • Stellar Name: Not quite literally Stella anymore, but "Luna" is still Latin for the moon.
  • Unflinching Walk: Does one in the "Dawn 2.0" trailer.

    Gentiana 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ffxv_gentiana_5.jpg

Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita (Japanese)

Luna's personal attendant, she is said to play an important role in the story.

    Cid Sophiar 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/cid_ffxv_2.png

"Roll 'er in while I'm still young!"

Head mechanic of the Hammerhead service station that maintains Noctis's car, the Regalia, and an old comrade-in-arms of King Regis, Cor and Clarus.

    Cindy Aurum 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/353a572122a8fecba24bf4c7434a7795.jpg
Y'all come back soon, y'hear?

"This one's on the house!"

Cid's granddaughter, she assists him with his business and has the most contact with the group when they first meet.

    Carbuncle 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ff_xv_platinum_demo_xbox_one.jpg

"Don't be afraid! I'll protect you through your darkest dreams!"

Young Noctis' guide through the world of his dreams in the Platinum Demo. He came from a charm given to him by King Regis. Can be obtained as a usable summon in the full game upon completion of the demo.

    Iris Amicitia 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/iris_2.jpg

Voiced by: Megumi Han (Japanese)

Gladiolus's younger sister and a childhood friend of Noctis and Ignis. Has appeared in screenshots sitting in the car with the guys, but otherwise her role in the story is unknown.

  • Action Survivor: She manages to escape the invasion of Insomnia, taking refuge in Lestallum.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: At times, when she was a kid.
  • Childhood Friend: Of Noctis and Ignis, presumably because she tagged along a lot when Gladio was hanging out with them.
  • Expy: Of Yuffie, appearance-wise.
  • Meaningful Name: Iris was a Greek goddess who used rainbows to deliver messages. Given the naming scheme present in the characters of this game, people have been speculating that her role will be a messenger of some sort.
  • Perky Goth: Wears black due to her status as a member of a Lucian noble house, but is described as being a positive person.
  • Ship Tease: Appears to have a crush on Noct, teasing that their spending time together almost felt like a date.
  • Theme Naming: Like her big brother, her name also happens to be the name of a flower.

Empire of Niflheim

    Iedolas Aldercapt 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ffxv_iedolas_7.jpg
As for the prince—Regis's son...kill him on sight.

"It is high time we sever the line of Lucis once and for all."

Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (Japanese), David Gant (English)

One of the game's central antagonists, the Emperor of the militarized state of Niflheim who is keenly interested in gaining control of the Lucis Crystal...and is willing to do virtually anything to get it, up to and including putting on a peace treaty signing as a pretense to enter Insomnia for invasion, drawing a weapon right on Regis at the ceremony, and laying waste to large parts of the Crown City and starting an enormous war just to secure the Crystal.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Pretty much the entire world's reaction to his policies, to no one's surprise.
  • Badass Grandpa: A villain he may be, but props to him for not batting an eyelid at the dozens of swords leveled at him.
  • The Emperor: Of the ruthless supremacist, military dictator and conqueror variety.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Has the deepest voice by far (in Japanese, at least).
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His finalized character model is based on his English voice actor for Kingsglaive, David Gant.
  • Man in White: He was literally only known as this until his name was revealed, due to his dress code.
    • Intriguingly, his full outfit is white with red trim, and is very evocative of the traditional outfit of White Mages in Final Fantasy, complete with a hood (which has been down in all appearances to date). Exactly what this might mean, if anything, remains to be seen.
    • As of the Kingsglaive trailer, it has changed from red trim to gold, which makes this another trope.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Of sorts; he's still somewhat politically active, though more often than not he's content to leave the frontline stuff and day-to-day administration of his empire to his Number Two, Izunia.
  • Violence Is the Only Option: The peace treaty with Lucis over the last crystal ends with Aldercapt pulling a handgun on Regis and triggering a full invasion of the kingdom.

    Ardyn Izunia 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ardyn.jpg

"I'm an impatient traveler, ready to turn ship. A man of no consequence..."

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese), Darin De Paul (English)

Imperial Chancellor and de facto leader of Niflheim.

  • Affably Evil: He acts pretty chummy with Noct and Co., despite being on the enemy's side. During the sacking of Insomnia, he expresses genuine regret and even anger at the destruction of such a beautiful city.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He presents himself as a "man of no consequence" and someone who is very amicable to the good guys, but he's actually working for Niflheim and was involved in the sacking of Insomnia.
  • Blatant Lies: Every time he meets Noctis and his friends he utters one of these to try and seem inconsequential; and they know damn well that he's hiding something.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: As the chancellor of Niflheim he does have his quirks and is somewhat eccentric in contrast to Glauca and Aldercapt, who are more austere and devoid of this trait.
  • Co-Dragons: To Aldercapt, alongside General Glauca; he deals with the political side of Niflheim, while Glauca heads the military side.
  • Empty Promise: The Peace Treaty he offered was just a ruse to get in and take the Lucian Crystal, there was never any intention of peace.
  • Evil Chancellor: It's even his title; he's the front of the peace treaty with Lucis.
  • Evil Redhead: Or rather, Evil Purple-head.
  • False Reassurance: Goes with his empty promises.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His likeness is based on actor Edward Saxby.
  • Large Ham: He dresses flamboyantly while speaking and behaving in an overly dramatic manner.
  • Meaningful Name: His surname is derived from iizuna, the Japanese name for the species of weasel. Fitting, given his deceptive nature.
  • Nice Hat: Sports a Fedora of Asskicking (although the "asskicking" part is still up in the air).
  • One-Winged Angel: He wears a wing on his left arm as a reference to this.
  • Shipper on Deck: He seems to be quite supportive of the idea of Noct and Luna getting together, being the one to suggest that they marry.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's described as being the center of the Niflheim government, with Aldercapt no longer participating in frontline politics.

    General Glauca 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/general_glauca.jpg

"You are far too clever to have ever believed in this 'peace'."

Voiced by: Koichi Yamadera (Japanese), Adrian Bouchet (English)

A mysterious armored knight who leads the Imperial Magitek automatons into battle.

  • Affably Evil: He's generally rather polite, even when he's trying to kill you.
  • BFS: Many of his scenes depict him with a very large sword in hand.
  • Co-Dragons: To Aldercapt, alongside Izunia; he heads Niflheim's military side, while Izunia deals with the political side.
  • Darth Vader Clone: Big, powerful, menacing, deep voice, position of high authority, wields a reddish sword, wears black armor that covers him from head to toe? Check times 7. For bonus points, he kills several older heroes directly (Regis and Clarus) and turns out to be a traitor to his homeland, as well as a former mentor to the hero Nyx.
  • Evil Overlord: While in armored form.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Enough to give Kylo Ren a run for his money.
  • Expy: A visual shout-out to the Archadian Judges.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's not the supreme commander of the Imperial army for nothing.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: In the E3 2013 trailer he wears a golden suit of armor.
  • The Heavy: Of Kingsglaive. Aldercapt and Izunia drive the conflict, but Glauca poses the greatest physical threat to the heroes.
  • Hero Killer: Just ask Regis, Clarus and (indirectly) Nyx.
  • Instant Armor: He can cover himself with armor in an instant using an unexplained ability.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Aldercapt and Izunia are a serious threat to Lucis, but are hammy enough to bring some levity to their scenes. Glauca is an entirely different beast; not only is he entirely devoid of any quirky traits, but once he shows up and starts fighting, the body count rises exponentially.
  • Large and in Charge: He is the supreme commander of Niflheim's military and is a large muscular figure.
  • Made of Iron: This guy can take a lot of punishment.
  • Meaningful Name: Glauca is derived from Glaucus, a Greek word for "glimmering".
  • Mole in Charge: Successfully infiltrates Lucis' elite guard, and is the mastermind behind the weakening of the kingdom's defenses.
  • One Head Taller: He towers over his opponent when wearing his armor.
  • One-Hit Kill: Swiftly takes out four members of the Lucian Council in one strike.
  • Saved by Canon: He seemingly dies from his wounds following his battle with Nyx at the end of Kingsglaive. However, seeing as his appearance in the game itself was first announced in the January ATR with supporting artwork, it's safe to say that it won't stick.
  • Secret Identity: Of Drautos, commander of the Kingsglaive.
  • The Kingslayer: The Queen of Tenebrae and King Regis would like a word.
  • Tin Tyrant: Wears a heavy suit of armor.
  • Villain Has a Point: As Drautos, he points out to Nyx that his strength relies on the king and that he is nothing without him. He is proven right when Regis is killed later on; Nyx is unable to defeat Glauca without relying on the Ring of the Lucii, which ultimately kills him.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ravus's mother is a victim of this, tragically.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He was sent to Tenebrae to assassinate Regis and his son Noctis, in order to end the Lucian family line. And he would have killed Ravus as well if the Queen hadn't rushed to protect him.

    Verstael 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/verstael.jpg

The head researcher and inventor of Niflheim's Magitek weaponry and automatons.

    Aranea Highwind 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/areneahighwind.jpg

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English)

Captain of Niflheim's Third Army Corps 86th Airborne Unit.

    Ravus Nox Fleuret 
http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hooded_man.jpg
Click here to see him beneath his hood. 

"The world we purport to know is ever changing, ending as we speak. So it is and must be for all existence."

Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese), Trevor Devall (English)

The elder brother of Luna and a former prince of Tenebrae, and a high-ranking officer in Niflheim's army.

  • Char Clone: Blond-haired, lost a parent to the bad guys, joins aforementioned bad guys' side to further his own goals, holds a high position in their military, has a sister on the good guys' side, and wears a hood/mask that covers his face? Check times 6.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Noctis, both being princes who lost their homes and family to Niflheim. While Noct fights against the Empire, Ravus serves them; Noct hates Niflheim for invading his homeland, while Ravus hates Lucis for abandoning Tenebrae.
  • Expy: Of Gabranth, backstory-wise.
  • Fallen Prince: He lost his royal status upon Tenebrae's annexation into Niflheim.
  • Kill It with Fire: His left arm has been severely burned, a consequence of the Ring of the Lucii rejecting him when he attempts to access its powers.
  • In the Hood: He's been noted as looking like he stepped right out of Assassin's Creed.
  • Man in White: His outfit is primarily white with black trim.
  • Plot-Triggering Death: Watching his mother die in front of him and pleading with King Regis to help him only to be ignored, kicks off his future in the Imperial army as a staff officer.
  • Purple Prose: He has a tendency to speak rather floridly, both in Japanese and in the English subtitles.
  • Revenge: His and Luna's mother, the Queen, was killed during Niflheim’s invasion of Tenebrae, and he desperately begged Regis to help them (the two countries were allies), to no avail. The Lucian army withdrew, and Tenebrae fell shortly afterwards. He has lived as an Imperial subject ever since, looking for a chance to take his revenge.
  • Royal Rapier: Like Luna, his surname is a reference to it, and—appropriately enough—he wields one in battle.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's how Noct would have turned out if Lucis and Tenebrae's positions were reversed, if he didn't have his True Companions and if he had chosen to serve Niflheim instead of fighting it.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/FinalFantasyXV