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A l'Cie that was warped to Eorzea for unknown reasons.
- But Now I Must Go: She was eventually carried away by an unseen force to face the events to come in her own realm with a rekindled sense of determination thanks to the adventurer.
- Gunblade: Wields her signature weapon from FFXIII, the Blazefire Saber.
Discipline: Black Mage
A mysterious Black Mage that came from another realm, who built a puppet to have Eorzea overwhelmed.
- Golem: She built a giant golem replica of herself for the purpose of conquering Eorzea in her name. The Golem however went haywire and was eventually felled and shrunk.
- Lady of Black Magic: Ancient magic she will cast and it may just be your last.
- Make My Monster Grow: She grows the golem to an enormous size in order to attain her prize.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: It wouldn't be Shantotto without this and her Rhymes on a Dime.
- Rhymes on a Dime: As is to be expected, her vernacular is rhyming perfected.
Discipline: FFXI Samurai
- Amnesiac Hero: She was warped to Eorzea with no memory of anything besides her master and her mission to master Amatsu Kyori.
- Blade on a Stick: She is a FFXI Samurai who wields a naginata, but she uses this game's Lancer animations.
- Fake Memories: The few things she does remember about Vana'Diel involve heroic battles and feats that she believes she accomplished, though it turns out to have been her master's.
- That Was Not a Dream: She initially believes that her time spent in Eorzea is a dream until after a few failed attempts to wake up.
- Trapped in Another World: Unlike Lightning and Shantotto, who were was able to return to their own worlds, Iroha seems unable to return to Vana'diel. Her original timeline being erased by her and her master's actions might have something to do with it.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Despite remaining trapped in Eorzea, Iroha has yet to reappear since the event, even with the introduction of the Samurai class, which many people thought would be a natural place to reintroduce her. She also did not appear in The Four Lords storyline, despite it being centered around a character that she had a strong connection with in Final Fantasy XI.
- You Remind Me of X: She often tells the player that you remind her of her master, who, for those who did not play FFXI, turns out to be the player character of that game... so it's entirely possible that you, the player, are her master.
- Author Avatar: He's the Final Fantasy XIV player character of Akihiro Hino, CEO of Level-5 and his name is an anagram too.
- Game-Breaker: In-Universe: He participates in Lord of Verminion matches and from the testimony of his opponent, utterly Curbstomped him and his team of expensive minions (and ending his winning streak)
- Original Generation: He is not from Yo-Kai Watch, but is here to explain what the actual crossover characters are doing in Eorzea.
- Foreshadowing: More of a real life case, but Whisper notes that before his capture in the Black Shroud he spotted several Moogles and mistook them for other Yo-Kai. As part of the cross-promotion, Moogles were actually added to Yo-Kai Watch 3 as a type of Yo-Kai.
- Motor Mouth
- Hero with Bad Publicity: When he was exploring the Black Shroud the seers of Gridania mistook him for a malicious spirit and sealed him away before he could anger the nature spirits.
Epithet: King of the Skies
- Guest Fighter: The mascot monster of Monster Hunter serves as an eight man Trial battle.
- Harder Than Hard: The Extreme version of the trial against Rathalos borrows a few elements from his home series: your party is cut down to 4, after a certain point, healing is restricted to use of a special item, and the duty resets if the party collectively suffers three KOs.
- Mêlée à Trois: The adds summoned during the fight are equally hostile to Rathalos as they are to the party. Unfortunately for them, aside from Garula they're as outmatched as you'd think a bunch of livestock would be against a dragon and several adventurers.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Rathalos is a flying wyvern class monster not born from the dragon broods.
- Roar Before Beating: In the trailer for the crossover event, Rathalos can be heard crying out before divebombing a Dzo. In the actual fight, he opens the fight with a roar that inflicts damage.
- Subsystem Damage: You can target and injure the Rathalos' tail to weaken him. This is a reference to his home series, where monsters' tails can often be cut off.
Epithet: The Chosen King
- Camping Episode: In reference to his home game, where he and his party camp out, his crossover event includes a scene where he camps with the Warrior of Light.
- Cool Car: The Regalia, a memento from his late father.
- Dark Is Not Evil: He dresses in black and has raven hair, but is very personable and friendly.
- Super Empowering: Before facing "Garuda", Noctis bestows the ability to use Warpstrike onto the Warrior of Light.
- Warrior Prince: As the prince of Lucis, he has an array of magical powers at his disposal, and is handy with a sword.
- Weaponized Teleportation: His Signature Attack is the Warpstrike, an attack that allows him to strike distant foes by throwing his sword at the enemy and teleporting to it.
- You Remind Me of X: During the camping scene, Noctis will ask the Warrior of Light why they do what they do. Depending on their answer, he'll muse that the Warrior reminds him of one of his friends.
Epithet: Messenger of the Winds
- Blow You Away: Uses wind-based attacks, natch.
- Friendly Enemy: The boss fight against her is but a test to affirm that Noctis is worthy of her aid.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: Because some of the M Ts attacked the Ixal after being pulled into Eorzea, they attempted to summon the Primal Garuda for protection. But Noctis's presence in the world called to the Messenger, summoning her instead of the Lady of the Vortex.
- Leitmotif: "Apocalypsis Noctis", the Astral boss theme of FFXV, plays during her battle.
- Name's the Same: After helping Noctis defeat the primal Garuda on Eos, she took her name for herself.
- You Will Not Evade Me: One of her most powerful attacks creates a vacuum that draws her foes into range. The only way to avoid it is to Warpstrike to a pillar near the edge of the arena.
Lady Lisette de Valentione
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Can get really angry when people are uncooperative.
- Love Freak: As expected.
- Nepotism: She was accused of being biased towards choosing her sister for 2020 Valentione emmisary. She really did not try to hide that she wants her to win but ultimately left the decision to the player out of impartialness.
- Oblivious to Love: Despite her passions to spread love in Eorzea, she herself is completely blind to the advances of her most loyal follower Hortefense. This changed in the 2016 event when an astrologian read their love destiny and saw they would be perfect soulmates.
- Sophisticated as Hell: She sounds very different when angry.I said quit your godsdamn squabbling and get over here before I kick your worthless arses from here to Coerthas!
- Valentine's Day Episode: The quests she is involved in serve as this.
Astrid de Valentione
...And thus the city was torn apart, with the miller's house bearing the brunt of this terrible assault. The poor man whose daughter aided the princess' flight could do naught more than watch as they ripped his house to pieces and pelted his family with threats of imprisonment and worse. To the good fortune of all, the princess was soon found just outside the palace walls and once she was safely returned to him did the sultan realize the grave mistake he made. Ashamed and wishing to make amends, not only did he order that his finest craftsmen rebuild the miller's house from the ground up; he offered to make recompense by personally serving as seneschal to the miller girl for a day.
The smallfolk were deeply moved by this unforseen display of humility and seeing that, Sultan Baldric—in a vow to never forget the lesson he learned that day—declared that each year he would serve as seneschal to a common girl who was to be chosen by the townsfolk by lot. Even in his death, the dradition continued, living one as the Thorne Dynasty gave way to the House of Ul. In time, it spread to the other nations, where it grew in popularity and came to be the Little Ladies' Day festival that we all know and love today. These characters are related to Eorzea's counterpart of the Japanese Holiday of Girl's Day.
Princess Edvya ThorneA Past Princess of Ul'Dah's Thorne Dynasty who disguised herself as a peasant to see the world beyond her palace and seek adventure.
- Prince and Pauper: She disguises herself as a miller's daughter to see the world outside the palace, with the miller's daughter taking her place. They got found out however and Edvya's father, Sultan Bardic Thorne, desperately sent his army to look for her and destroyed the miller's house in his search.
- Posthumous Character: As a historical character of a bygone era this is a given. Her spirit had possessed a mammet made in her likeness.
One of two key characters in 2015's Little Ladies' Day event. He is attempting to recreate decorations from the Thorne Dynasty for his daughter Ninimo.
Nanapasi's daughter and the other central character of 2015's Little Ladies' Day event.
The SongbirdsA trio of preteen Idol Singers formed for the Little Ladies' Day festival, consisting of Ulala, Masha Mhakaracca and Narumi. The group's road to stardom has been a little rocky. They are the characters that 2016 and 2017's events centers around.
All 3 girls exhibit the following tropes:
- Color-Coded Characters: The Songbirds have a primary color motif. Masha is Blue, Ulala is Red, and Narumi is Yellow.
- Idol Singer: All three of them formed an idol group for the year's festival.
- Limited Wardrobe: Averted. All three girls will get more costumes the more popular they are.
- Mythology Gag: They performed Siren Song, a song that was also performed a trio of songsresses from 1.0.
- Hidden Depths: A minor case, but Ulala enjoys reading in her free time.
- Shout-Out: Does the woman skilled at singing and dancing with pink hair in twin ponytails named "Ulala" ring any bells?
- To Be a Master: Ulala's goal is to become the best songstress in all of the realm.
- One Degree of Separation: Masha's surname and dialogue implies her to be the sister of Hildibrand's assistant Nashu, who the player might be familiar with from doing the Hildibrand quests. Her dialogue in the 2016 event backs this as she mentions her sister running off with a wealthy man's son in Ul'dah. She seemingly has a very low opinion of Hildebrand because of this.
- Big Eater: Narumi says she has quite a large appetite.
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: Her father didn't want her to become an entertainer and took a while before letting her join the songbirds.
- Shrinking Violet: Narumi is very shy offstage, which is why she wanted to be in the Songbirds.
A young, nameless girl who came to Ul'dah to take part in the festivities and enjoy the Songbirds' concert. The player finds her looking for her missing jewelry that was given to her by her father.
A recurring character who appears around Hatching-Tide, a recently created festival that she claims was granted to her by the Twelve Archons of the Sixth Astral Era.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: She claims to have dreams where heroes of a bygone age give her visions of the future, which always involve eggs in some form. The fact that the dreams themselves tend to come true is another matter entirely. It's also worth noting that she calls her assistants "Dreamers".
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Her dreams involving the Archons of the previous Astral Era are the reason this holiday exists in Eorzea, and according to her they predict events of the future.
- Pungeon Master: Likes making egg puns.
- Pungeon Master: She seems to have caught the egg pun habit from Jihli.
- The Man Behind the Man: For the murderer. Except it wasn't an actual murder, but a hoax. Roland's idea for the new attraction is a murder mystery, with everyone but the Warrior of Light in on the ruse. Goncquard was even given a powerful sleeping agent to fake his death.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Someone in Thanalan winds up getting poisoned to death only for it to turn out that he was just in a state or torpor. Sounds a little familiar does it. The difference is that the Player Character is not framed for this.
- Faking the Dead: He wasn't actually dead, but He was given an powerful sedative.
- Mistaken for Murderer: Played With. He is the one who administered the poison that killed the victim. This trope comes into effect when you do not piece together all the evidence and assume that his motive was out of envy, which in turn gets him arrested by the Brass Blades. The real mastermind simply hired him to do the deed. Also, the victim wasn't really dead to begin with.
The Chairman of the Moonfire Faire.
The Go Go Posing Rangers
Discipline: Pugilist, Marauder and Rouge
- Affectionate Parody: These three are Spoofs of the Super Sentai/Power Rangers series.
- Color-Coded Characters: Their armor seems to be colored like the Grand Companies, with a Red, Yellow and Black member. The explosions in their introduction however have a Blue one instead of Black with a more traditional primary color motif.
- Determinator: All three are very determined to stop the Bombard King, and very dedicated to their training.
- The Promise: According to the Yellow Ranger, the Red Ranger made a promise to a little boy and his imaginary cat who wished for a masked man to vanquish the voidsent. A Promise that all three Rangers wish to keep. The Yellow Ranger, in particular, seems to have this as his motivation for being stronger
- Rookie Red Ranger: Their leader feels like he's unfit for the job of Red Ranger. The first repeatable quest has him training against burning dummies.
- Secret Identity: Naturally they have secret identities. Something the Red Ranger lampshades, by making a point of not fighting for personal glory. With that said, they are prone to nearly revealing the identities several times. At the end of the quests, the Black and Yellow Rangers come clean and reveal themselves to be two of the people organizing the Faire, with the Red Ranger revealing his true identity as Haermaga after the Bombard King is defeated.
- Sentai: They are a group of armored warriors with poses, a combination attack and even an intro with explosions.
- Signature Move: They, of course, have a Combination Attack, the Firefall Battle Formation. Yet they are unable to consistently pull it off, until the Bombard King comes.
- "Super Sentai" Stance: They aren't called the Posing Rangers for nothing. The players can even use these poses themselves, complete with mirrored versions.
- Trademark Favorite Food: The Black Ranger has an affinity for Shaved Ice. Due to being a reminder of the Red Ranger helping her escaping her life as a worker in Ul'dah.
The Bombard KingA Voidsent that arrived 5 years ago and generated a massive heat wave that caused the Cascadiers to create the Moonfire Faire to enlist Adventurers to aid them.
- Big Bad: Of the Moonfire Faire quests, particularly 2016's.
- HeelFace Turn: In 2020, a Kobold-constructed Bombard is used to fight off the Supershark.
The SupersharkA bipedal shark monster that's been terrorizing patrons of the Moonfire Faire.
- Big Bad: Of 2020's Moonfire Faire event.
- Fire/Water Juxtaposition: The Supershark's water-based attacks vs. the Bombard's fire-based explosions.
- Making a Splash: Unsurprisingly, a shark uses Water-elemental attacks.
- Monster Is a Mommy: After driving off the Supershark, the captain of the Endeavor appears with a baby shark that apparently jumped onto his ship while he was out fishing. The Moonfire Faire organizers brush the idea that the two are related off as a concidence.
- The Unfought: The Adventurers do not fight the Supershark directly, instead dancing to give power to a Bombard to fight on their behalf. Justified, as it's believed that if the Adventurers were to fight the shark directly, it would get a taste for human blood.
Wandering MinstrelSee Final Fantasy XIV Allies
- Author Avatar: Natch.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: It doesn't get much more broken than the lead of the FFXIV development team coming into the game!
- Descended Creator: Even moreso than the Wandering Minstrel: he literally greets Adventurers from far beyond Eorzea to thank them.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Starting with Heavensward, he dresses himself based on the current expansion's promoted job.
- Vagueness Is Coming: While speaking to the Warrior of Light, he usually makes statements that might sound strange, but have to do with an upcoming patch or expansion.
- Mythology Gag: She has said that she ran around asking people questions moments before the gradual fall of Dalamud. This was based after a Game Master role-playing as Kipih asking random players in-game questions about the incoming calamity.
- Nonindicative Name: She has a Seeker of the Moon name despite having Keeper of the Sun eyes.
The Continental CircusA troupe of circus actors that seems to have an air of the supernatural. They're Imps wanting to usher in the Night of Devilry and are capable of using illusions, glamours and shapeshifitng
- Adult Fear: They once transformed children into voidsent, without the parents knowledge. The parents in turn are worried sick about them and think they had vanished without a trace.
- Halloween Episode: Any quest involving them are guaranteed to be this.
- Haunted House: 2016's events has them redecorate Haukke Manor into something called the Haunted Manor (though Haukke was already haunted by voidsent beforehand), using magics that can erode the visitor's sanity.
- Hell on Earth: The Imps' ultimate goal every year is to trigger the Night of Devilry, opening a stable portal to the Void so that a legion of voidsent can invade and ravage Eorzea.
- Most Definitely Not a Villain: The Continental Circus isn't very good at hiding their true villainous intentions. The Adventurer's Guild is aware of their true nature, and always sends a representative to investigate any wrongdoings.
- Pumpkin Person: The leader of the troupe, Impresario, is an Elezen who always wears an orange jack-o-lantern mask.
- Shapeshifting: They can change the form of others into those of monsters, world leaders and other entities.
- Slave to PR: When the Circus' plans inevitably fail each year, they have to keep the festivities going because to do otherwise would bring the Adventurer's Guild on top of them, and they know it.
- Unwitting Pawn: In the 2014 All Saints' Wake, the Circus is tricked time and again by the Pumpkin-Headed Apparition to create genuine fun and good will for the people of Eorzea under the impression that the spells and tricks would lead to their ultimate goal.
The Pumpkin-Headed Apparition (The Great Gourd)
- All-Powerful Bystander: The 2019 event reveals that she was the person who created the circus in the first place, but intended it to bring voidsent and mortals together in celebration rather than bring about the Night of Devilry.
- Creepy Good: The Apparition looks the part of a witch with a pumpkin for a head, and can often be cryptic, but is adamant that the Continental Circus should be thwarted and that All Saint's Wake should be a time to be celebrated. Revelations from late in Heavensward imply this person was a great leader of the Thirteenth Shard and is one of the few to have kept their rationality after their transformation into voidsent.
- Dark Is Not Evil: She's a voidsent, but her goal is to spread joy across Eorzea.
- Pumpkin Person: As the name suggest, the Apparition has a pumpkin head. A white jack-o-lantern in this case.
- Spanner in the Works: Every year the Apparition plays its part to undermine the Continental Circus and ensure a safe and fun All Saints' Wake.
Over the years, the celebration has undergone gradual changes. The snowy-bearded captain of the kind-hearted knights has become known as the "Saint of Nymeia" and children believe that he delivers their hopes and prayers directly to the goddess Herself. Similarly, his red-jacketed knights have become the "saint's little helpers." They are particularly beloved by the younglings, for it is their role to bring gifts to every child who sends a prayer to the Spinner. These characters are related to Eorzea's equivalent of Christmas.
The Saint of NymeiaA leader of a band of Ishgardian Knights that brought in orphans and gave them succor, giving their jackets to keep them warm. Clad in crimson and with a snowy beard, his methods have led to the Starlight Celebration.
- Christmas Episode: If you read something about his deeds, chances are you're doing a quest about the Starlight Celebration
- Paper-Thin Disguise: In 2015's festival, Godbert donned the Saint's costume as part of the celebration. He also got his wife and the Guildmasters from the craftsmen guilds to disguise themselves as the Saint's Little Helpers.
- Posthumous Character: He is mentioned only in reference to a tale about the founding of the holiday.
For 2015's Starlight Celebration, The Adventurer's Guild wanted to revive a tradition involving The Starlight Bell. Baelfaled is the one in charge of fixing the bell for this purpose, but for some reason the bell isn't providing the traditional melody.
A Goldsmith that is helping Baelfaled with the bell.
- True Meaning of Christmas: With the help of Julyan (disguised as the Saint's Little Helper), He realizes this is the problem with the bell. The Adventurer's Guild was using the event to build prestige and thus lost sight of the meaning of the Starlight Celebration, and were going overboard with the preparations. He then told Baelfaled of this while the Adventurers ensured the melody was as faithful as possible.