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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
"I'll be waiting for you in Hell!"
—Borghen

Borghen (ボーゲン Bōgen) is a once noble man turned into an evil general from Final Fantasy II. A coward, he tends to let others do his work for him, while hiding behind those stronger than himself.

Story

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Borghen once served Fynn as one of the nobility having been referred to by Scott as "Count" Borghen, but became a traitor upon the approach of the forces of Palamecia, ensuring that Palamecia successfully took Fynn. He is first referenced in Semitt Falls, having abducted Josef's daughter Nelly, to blackmail him from helping with the resistance. He is then seen in Bafsk replacing Leon as head of the operation in constructing the Dreadnought. He is generally seen a poor substitute mainly due to his greedy nature and the fact that he couldn't control the minds of the workers, unlike Leon.

Borghen's portrait in the PSP version.

Borghen is later encountered in the Snow Cave trying to find the Goddess's Bell before Firion and the others do. Realizing if he returned to The Emperor empty-handed, he would surely be executed, Borghen decides on making one last desperate attempt to murder Firion and his party, so to appease the Emperor and get back into his favor. He is defeated easily, but as he dies, he causes a boulder that he set himself to roll down the entrance slope toward the heroes, killing Josef in the process. Borghen is never mentioned again by the Emperor's forces which evidently shows how little they cared about his services to Palamecia. Borghen returns near the end of the game as a zombie guarding a treasure chest in Pandaemonium. Again, he is easily defeatable, especially compared to the other monsters in the dungeon.

Borghen also returns as a zombie in the Unknown Cave, the passage leading to Arubboth. He finds the idea of being able to kill Josef over and over again for eternity very pleasing, but he is fought and defeated by Josef, Minwu, and Scott.

Battle

Main article: Borghen (Boss)

The party fights Borghen when trying to take the Goddess's Bell. However, he is no real challenge and is defeated easily.

Trivia

  • In the games with no voice acting, Borghen is one of the three characters who has a sound clip of him laughing (the other characters being Kefka Palazzo and Ultimecia). This was used since the PS1 release.
  • The Borghertz's Hands, the level 100 gauntlets in Dissidia Final Fantasy, are a reference to Borghen.
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