Characters / Final Fantasy XV

The characters of Final Fantasy XV.

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    Noctis "Noct" Lucis Caelum

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

Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki as an adult and Miyuki Satou as a child

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: Surprisingly, there's a very large gap between the way his character is portrayed by his English voice actor compared to his Japanese voice actor. In English, Noctis seems more moody, dark, and sarcastic, whereas in Japanese, he's a lot more playful.
    • Evidence exists to suggest the gap will be narrowed; an official announcement stated that the English voice work in the demo was a rush-job and is being redirected to sound lighter in the full game, and the fully Japanese tie-in anime shows Noctis to be a very troubled and withdrawn young man despite his bouts of childishness.
  • Badass: Easily ranks among the series' finest.
  • Badass Adorable: As a child, albeit during a dream sequence.
  • 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:
    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.
  • 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.
  • Elemental Powers: He gives his companions power over the elements as long as he's in the party.
  • Flash Step: Noctis's defend command is teleporting 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I See Dead People: In Versus XIII, Noctis could see the lights of the dead leaving for Etro's Gate due of a Near-Death Experience that he and Stella apparently shared. It is unknown if he still has that ability post-rebranding.
  • 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.
  • The Mafia: What his family seem to be representing, though they just operate in a similar manner. Somehow, despite being the royal family.
  • 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.
  • Javelin Thrower: Throwing his spear is a combo finisher Noctis can do when equipped with a lance for his Vanquish slot.
  • One-Man Army: Noctis: 1, Platoon: 0.
  • Public Domain Artifact: All of Noctis's Phantom Swords 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. In the real world, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
      • Although the OVA (and a scene in the demo itself) implies 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.
  • 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.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Noctis's frequently throws one of his Phantom Swords in combos, and always land point end first.
  • 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.
  • Warrior Prince
  • 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

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

Voiced by: Mamoru Miyano (Japanese), Gideon Emery (English)

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

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: He dresses the most formally of the buddies, complete with Conspicuous Gloves.
  • Black Comedy: Often enjoys making grim jokes at Prompto's expense.
  • Child Prodigy: As a gifted child, he was given special education to make him the ideal consultant for Noctis.
  • The Confidant: He acts like this for Noctis, who he understands better than anyone.
  • The Consigliere: As Noct's unofficial number two and advisor.
  • 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 excellent, 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.
  • Flechette Storm: He can pull this off thanks to the Summon to Hand nature of weapons in the game.
  • 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.
  • 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 a more like other Gideon Emery-voiced FF characters, and he's using the sarcasm more 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.
  • Team Mom: Serves as this for the party.

    Gladiolus "Gladio" Amicitia

"Rise and shine, Your Highness!"

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake

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 even provides the combat tutorial in Episode Duscae.
  • 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.
  • Face of a Thug: Looks intimidating, but is actually quite friendly.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has a hero-style scar over his eye.
  • Meaningful Name: "Gladiolus" is a pun on the greatsword, and his last name means "friendship".
  • Mighty Glacier: From what we've seen of him in the trailers and in Episode Duscae; he seems to employ slow, yet 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.
  • Praetorian Guard: Gladiolus is the eldest son from a long line of Royal Guards.
  • 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

"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

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.
  • 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.
  • Expy: He shares more than a few traits with Irvine Kinneas, character and gameplay-wise.
    • Appearance-wise, he looks a bit like Cloud
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ship Tease: Prompto is very smitten with Cindy.
  • Toxic Friend Influence: Implied to be this for Noctis, at least as far as other people are concerned. Noctis doesn't care.
  • Youthful Freckles: Fitting since he behaves the least maturely out of the group.

Kingdom of Lucis

    Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII

"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), Sean Bean (English, Kingsglaive)

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Flying Weapon: He wields the same Armiger powers as Noctis, after all.
  • Meaningful Name: Regis is Latin for "king".
  • Papa Wolf: Do NOT hurt his family.
  • Parents in Distress: It seems that at one point he will be cornered by Aldercapt, prompting Noct and Co. to attempt a rescue mission. Whether this happens before or after the full invasion shown in the Episode Duscae stinger, and whether or not he's actually killed, remains to be seen.
  • 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.

    Cor Leonis

"How long do you intend to remain the protected, when the King has left protecting the people to you?!"

Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi

Lord Commander of the Kingsglaive, the royal family's elite guard.

    Nyx Ulric 

Voiced by: Aaron Paul

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

Empire of Niflheim

    Iedolas Aldercapt
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: Shinji Ogawa

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.

  • 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.
    • It is no longer red as of the Kingsglaive trailer: it is now with gold trim, 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

"This is turning into quite the ordeal."

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara

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.

    The Hooded Man
The legend meets its match.

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

A particularly mysterious individual seemingly aligned with Niflheim. He keeps his face hidden under his hood in all appearances to date, and has not yet been named, although the E3 2013 trailer in particular implies he's going to be a significant part of the plot (in no small part because his voice actor was involved in half of the reveal of the brand change).

  • Blond Guys Are Evil: He is presumably more neutral than outright evil, though he seems to be aligned with Niflheim (an enemy of Lucis) and he does fight against Noctis at one point.
  • In the Hood: He's been noted as looking like he stepped right out of Assassin's Creed.
  • Purple Prose: He has a tendency to speak rather floridly, both in Japanese and in the English subtitles.
  • The Faceless: Partially as whenever he wears his hood on his head it covers most of his face but he doesn't wear it over his head all the time as seen here.

    Aranea Highwind

Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro

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

Other Allies

    Lunafreya "Luna" Nox Fleuret
Prince Noctisnote , you can see the light as well?

"Don't worry about me. Live your own life."

Voiced by: Lena Headey (Kingsglaive)

Princess of 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. She's then caught up in the middle of the invasion and is reported dead, but barely escapes with her life and travels to the city of Altissia to meet up with Noct and his friends, where she apparently has something for Noct...

Perhaps the largest meta-point to note with Luna is that she's essentially 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, because the final development team couldn't seem to make sense of Stella's original character or make her work in the wider story. However, as Stella was posited as one of the game's antagonists and potentially as one of the most Badass women in the history of the franchise, the loss of Stella in favor of the (seemingly) much less combative Luna has caused...dissent, one might say. In the most recent interview, however, the creators have stated that Luna is not a Damsel in Distress but actually a much more strong-willed character than Stella was, with much more clearly defined goals and desires, and that the trailer footage of her in the aftermath of the attack isn't exactly representative.

  • 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.
  • Barrier Maiden: As an Oracle, her powers are the only thing preventing the world from being plunged into eternal darkness.
  • Childhood Friends: Confirmed by Tabata to be this with Noctis; they were even depicted Holding Hands in the E3 2013 trailer. This is one of the fairly big departure points when compared to Stella, as the trailer that came with Advent Children, back in the "Versus era", has them speaking to each other as though they had just met.
  • Deuteragonist: She is referred to as the heroine by Tabata himself. Also, the 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; the entry image is from this scene.
  • 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.
  • I See Dead People: Her predecessor could do this, and the motes of light around her in the TGS 2014 trailer are the visual cue for this ability in general. And if at least some of her backstory is the same as Stella's, the scene when she and Noct were children is probably a shared Near-Death Experience that led to both of them developing the ability. This still needs to be confirmed, however.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Royal Rapier: Her last name is a reference to it, and it was her predecessor's Weapon of Choice. Whether she will take one up herself or not is still up in the air.
  • Seer: She hails from a long line of Oracles.
  • Ship Tease: She's still associated heavily with Noctis (the 2013 reveal opened with them as children and some lines from her directed at him, her profile is directly across from his in the character line-up, et cetera) and is even referred to, in a teasing manner, as Noct's "date" at one point by Prompto. Taken one step further when it is revealed that she and Noct are betrothed.
  • 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.
  • Woman in White: Shares this trait with her predecessor. We see her in a white dress in the TGS 2014 trailer (which is similar to one Stella used to wear in a now-removed scene in Versus), and in the 2013 reveal the little girl who is presumably also her is wearing a small white sundress. The Duscae stinger, though, is kind of savage to the trope and shows her usual dress blackened with soot and falling apart in the wake of the invasion of Insomnia.

    Cindy Aurum
Y'all come back soon, y'hear?

"This one's on the house!"

Voiced by: Ikumi Nakagami

A young mechanic who maintains the party's vehicles, and the Lucis family car, the Regalia, in particular.


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

    Cid Sophiar
Head mechanic of the Hammerhead service station that maintains Noctis's car. His granddaughter, Cindy, helps him with his business and has the most contact with the group when they first meet.


"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.