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Playable Characters[edit]

Zidane Tribal[edit]

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Name Zidane Tribal
Birthplace Bran Bal
Age 16
Job Class Thief
Weapon(s) Short swords, daggers, double bladed, naginata
Virtue "You don't need a reason to help people."

As a thief, Zidane has the ability to steal items from most enemies. Doing so is an invaluable way to generate income, stock up on needed healing items, and build up an inventory of weapons and armor for equipping and synthesizing. Zidane can also use 'Skill' abilities, which exploit his nimble nature for various effects.

Garnet Til Alexandros XVII[edit]

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Name Garnet Til Alexandros XVII, also known as 'Dagger'.
Birthplace Madain Sari
Age 16
Job Class Summoner and White Mage
Weapon(s) Rods, rackets
Virtue "Someday I will be queen, but I will always be myself."

Her highness can summon powerful monsters to deal massive damage to enemies, though doing so consumes massive amounts of MP. The princess can also cast White Magic to heal and protect party members.

Vivi Ornitier[edit]

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Name Vivi Ornitier
Birthplace None
Age 9
Job Class Black Mage
Weapon(s) Staves
Virtue "How do you prove that you exist? Maybe we don't exist..."

Vivi's black magic can be inflicted upon enemies for large amounts of often-elemental damage. When in the party alongside Steiner, Vivi activates Steiner's Magic Sword capabilities.

Adelbert Steiner[edit]

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Name Adelbert Steiner
Birthplace Alexandria
Age 33
Job Class Knight
Weapon(s) Sword
Virtue "Having sworn fealty, must I spend my life in servitude?"

Steiner has the ability to pair up with Vivi for a "Magic Sword" attack, adding a magical element to Steiner's physical attack. Used most effectively when casting a spell that is the monster's elemental weakness.

Freya Crescent[edit]

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Name Freya Crescent
Birthplace Burmecia
Age 21
Job Class Dragoon
Weapon(s) Lances, spears
Virtue "To be forgotten is worse than death."

As a Dragoon, Freya can use the "Jump" command to leap high into the air, temporarily removing herself from battle. Some time later, Freya will automatically come crashing down on the targeted enemy with the "Spear" ability, which deals a large amount of physical damage.

Eiko Carol[edit]

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Name Eiko Carol
Birthplace Madain Sari
Age 6
Job Class White Mage and Summoner
Weapon(s) Rackets, flutes
Virtue "I don't wanna be alone any more..."

Eiko is also a white mage much like Dagger. Also like Dagger, she can use summon magic. However, Eiko generally has the better White Magic of the two, while Dagger has the more powerful summon magic.

Quina Quen[edit]

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Name Quina Quen
Birthplace Unknown
Age 89
Job Class Blue Mage
Weapon(s) Forks
Virtue "I do what I want! You have problem?"

Quina is a gender-ambiguous chef of the Qu tribe. Like all members of the tribe, Quina is a Blue Mage who can learn new action abilities by eating ordinary enemies with the Eat command. Whether Quina learns a new ability—and what ability s/he will learn—depends on the type of enemy eaten. Some enemies "taste bad" and yield no ability (though eating it does instantly KO the enemy). Others yield interesting and powerful techniques of various use. Eating normally requires the enemy to have 25% of its maximum HP or less. Under Trance, "Eat" becomes "Cook", which allows Quina to eat enemies with 50% or less of their maximum HP. Quina starts with no Blue Magic abilities, but can quickly learn a varied and useful set of unique abilities.

Amarant Coral[edit]

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Name Amarant Coral (otherwise known as Red)
Birthplace Unknown (possibly Treno)
Age 26
Job Class Rogue monk
Weapon(s) Knuckles, claws
Virtue "The only dependable thing about the future is uncertainty."

Amarant is a Jack-Of-All-Trades. Equipped with claws, he can be equipped to deal great physical damage. He can also keep up the party's MP and HP with Charka, or throw a weapon for great damage. With his Flair Skill, he can do a variety of things other than Chakra, such as Revive a party member, inflict doom, or use spare change.

Temporary Playable Characters[edit]

This is a list of characters who you are only able to play for a short period of time.

Blank[edit]

Name Blank
Home Lindblum
Age Unknown
Job Class Thief
Weapon(s) Swords

Cinna[edit]

Name Cinna
Home Lindblum
Age Unknown
Job Class Thief
Weapon(s) Hammer

Marcus[edit]

Name Marcus
Home Lindblum
Age Unknown
Job Class Thief
Weapon(s) Swords
Spoiler
NameBeatrix
HomeAlexandria (born in Treno)
AgeUnknown
Job ClassHoly Knight
Weapon(s)Knight Swords