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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
"Oh, you know of him? He's my grandfather. Grandpa is so awesome! When he's researching, he's unstoppable - he never gives up until he's found the solution!"

Professor Cid Previa (シド・プリヴィア Shido Purivia) is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy V. Cid is an elderly inventor and scholar from Karnak, and a researcher into the Crystals. Together with his grandson Mid who researches at the Library of the Ancients, Cid is one of the foremost inventors in the world.


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Final Fantasy V

After researching the Crystals, Cid found they used to be much stronger than they are in present times, and developed machines that could produce more energy from the Crystals. With the usage of the machines, Karnak became one of the most powerful and prosperous kingdoms in the world. Excessive use of Cid's machinery, however, was damaging the structural integrity of the crystals. When Cid discovered this he attempted to shut down the machine in Karnak, but was imprisoned. He was later freed shortly after Bartz, Lenna, Faris, and Galuf were imprisoned.

Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

The four fail to save the Crystals, and Cid goes to the pub in Karnak to sulk. The party travels to the Library of the Ancients and meet Mid, who is outraged to hear Cid's state. Mid literally smacks Cid back to his senses, and using a book he found in the library, the two refit Karnak's steamship to run without the Crystal or the wind, allowing the party to travel the world to attempt to save the other Crystals. The steamship is later destroyed in an explosion, but the party make it back to the Library of the Ancients. Cid and Mid tell the party they saw King Tycoon in the desert to the west, and provoke a Sandworm attack to allow the group to enter the desert to search for him.

While the party explores the city beyond the desert, Cid and Mid fly the Black Chocobo they left behind to its home. There they fall into a pitfall, and meet up with the party who has also fallen into a trap. The group then find an ancient airship, which Cid activates. When the Ronka Ruins lift off, Cid and Mid tell the party how to infiltrate the vessel and find the Earth Crystal, and retrofit the airship with Adamantite so it can fly up to the ruins. Afterward, the two tell the party how to open a portal to Galuf's world using the crashed meteorites.

Cid and Mid make a minor appearance in the third world, where they again retrofit the airship, this time to allow it to transform into a submarine and travel underwater.


Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals

After the Light Warriors put a stop to Exdeath's plans, Cid had all the papers and knowledge he had accumulated about the crystals destroyed so that no one else might misuse them. However, the demon Ra Devil was determined to use the crystals for his own plan and thus took Cid's brain from his grave, since it was now the last knowledge source of the crystals on the planet. Mid Previa tried to protect his grandfather's grave but was killed by Ra Devil.

This article uses material from the "Cid Previa" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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