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Edward "Edge" Geraldine
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano
Sprite(s) SNES menu portrait GBA menu portrait Edge's DS portrait Edge's portrait in The After Years
Battle sprite Edge during battle in the Mobile Phone version Edge's The After Years battle sprite
Japanese name Edward "Edge" Geraldine
Kana エドワード・『エッジ』・ジェラルダイン
Romaji Edowādo "Ejji" Jerarudain
Voice actor(s)
(Japanese)
Hiroya Ishimaru
Voice actor(s)
(English)
Taliesin Jaffe
Job Ninja
Skill Dart/Throw, Sneak/Steal, Ninja/Ninjutsu, Smash & Grab (The After Years)
Birthplace Eblan
Age 26 (Final Fantasy IV)
43 (The After Years)
Height 5'9" (1.75 m)
Weight 112 lbs (51 kg)
Laterality Ambidextrous
Final Fantasy IV Character
"You think our anger a weakness? Then let me show you... how wrong you are!"
—Edge, upon learning Flood and Bltz

Edge, born Edward Geraldine, is a player character in Final Fantasy IV. He is the prince of Eblan and a skilled Ninja. He is very brash and has an inflated ego, and flirts with women quite often. However, he is kind and has a strong sense of right and wrong, and defends his kingdom no matter what the price.

Contents

Story

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Final Fantasy IV

Edge is first seen battling Rubicante, the Archfiend of fire, in Eblan Cave. He is easily defeated by Rubicante. Cecil Harvey, Kain Highwind, Rosa Joanna Farrell, and Rydia witness this battle. They offer their help. However, Edge tells them that it is not their problem. Rydia then bursts into tears, after reflecting on all the pain and suffering Golbez has caused, killing Tellah, and supposedly killing Yang Fang Leiden and Cid Pollendina. Edge then agrees to join because he does not want to see Rydia, a "pretty girl", cry. Rosa then heals him, and Edge, after flirting with Rosa, officially joins the party.

Edge's CG render.

The party then enters the upper half of the Tower of Babil and find Edge's parents at the top, thought to have been murdered by Rubicante. However, they have been transformed into chimerae by Dr. Lugae, and attack the party. Edge brings them to their senses and relucantly grants their wish to put them out of their misery. Then, Rubicante appears and explains the chimeras' origin and scolds Edge for relying on rage for power. In response, Edge breaks out in anger, which brings out new powers that catch Rubicante's attention (specifically, Flood and Blitz). The party then fights and defeats Rubicante and enters the Crystal Room, where they fall back to the Underground and find a new airship, which Edge names the Falcon. Edge commandeers the ship granting the party a new vessel for air travel.

Edge, releasing his new powers.

The Falcon cannot fly over the lava, so the party heads back to the Dwarven Castle and visits King Giott, who says that it's time to defend the last Crystal in the Sealed Cave. He gives Cecil's party the key to opening the cave, which is the necklace of his daughter Luca. In order to get the Falcon to fly over the lava, Cecil heads for the hospital to find Cid recovering. Cid and Edge get into a fight, and Cid remodels the airship for the party so it can fly over the lava. He makes Edge, who is busy flirting with Rydia, help out as well.

The party is then able to head for the Sealed Cavern and open it. They work their way to the bottom where they find the Crystal. However, they could not escape without defeating a wall which tries to crush the party. Even still, Golbez calls out to Kain, who becomes possessed by Golbez again, steals the Crystal and runs off. The party then heads back to the Upper World (after Cid attaches a drill to the head of the Falcon) and heads for Mysidia, where the Elder prays for something to help the party. That something is the Lunar Whale, the "Ship of Light from The Moon," which allows the party to fly to the Red Moon.

On The Moon, the party finds a palace where a man named Fusoya sleeps. FuSoYa wakes up and explains that Golbez was being controlled by a Lunarian named Zemus the entire time. He then tells the real reason why Golbez is gathering the Crystals. The Crystals are the key to activating the Giant of Babil which can grant wishes. Zemus wishes for the Earth to be destroyed, and he used Golbez to do it. The party returns to Earth with FuSoYa. However, they are too late. The Giant of Bab-il has awakened, and began to go on its destructive spree. Cid, who was fully recovered, leads an army of leaders from all over the world, as well as friends of Cecil, to do battle with the Giant. They helped Cecil and his friends enter the Giant, and the party went towards the main computer, which, if destroyed, would stop the Giant. On the way, however, they had to do battle with the Four Fiends of Elements again. After winning that battle, the party headed for the CPU and defeated it. Afterwards, an angry Golbez appeared, who was mad that his plans were thwarted. FuSoYa knocked Golbez back to reality, and Cecil learned that Golbez was his brother. FuSoYa and Golbez then headed to The Moon to fight Zemus, and Kain rejoined the party. Edge acted a bit cold towards Kain, however. Saying that it was his fault the giant appeared in the first place.

Edge in the opening FMV.

On the Lunar Whale, Cecil asked Rydia and Rosa to leave the ship, as he felt that it was too dangerous for them to go to The Moon. They sadly obliged, and Edge flirted with Rydia again in coercing her to leave. However, Rosa and Rydia stowed away and headed to The Moon anyway, and convinced Cecil that they should join. Rydia believed that they were all fighting for a common cause, and that she was the only Summoner left, and Rosa simply wanted to be with Cecil. Cecil agreed to have them on the team again. They eventually headed to the Lunar Core and watched FuSoYa and Golbez defeat Zemus. However, the hatred that was possessing Zemus, Zeromus, jumped out and attacked the party. With help from old friends, they defeated Zeromus.

In the ending, Edge takes the throne of Eblan and oversees the reconstruction because of the death of his parents. However, he still longs for Rydia. He later attends Cecil and Rosa's wedding, and pretends to ignore Rydia there.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

"The inheritor of his parents' dying wish to revive the ruins of Eblan Castle. His people place great confidence in him, and he rules as the kind-hearted king of Eblan with the support of the Eblan Four."
—Game Description
Edge in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.
Edge talks to Rubicante in Final Fantasy VI: The After Years.

Seventeen years after the events of Final Fantasy IV, Edge is seen helping Rydia to rebuild Mist. During the attacks by the Mysterious Maiden, Edge and the Eblan Four infiltrate the Tower of Babil to confront the villainess, only to be defeated. Not willing to give up, they jumped out of the Tower and onto the Falcon, where they find Rydia, Luca and the Man in Black, all of whom Edge recognizes. Together they rounded up others to break the force field that was surrounding the Baron Castle, and then finally defeat the Maiden as well as The Creator. Edge was last seen leaving Eblan for Mist, where Rydia raises a small girl named Cuore, and where Leviathan and Asura were paying a visit. It was then that Asura revealed that it was Edge who invited them.

His artwork depicts him wearing Rubicante's cloak of flame as his own. Edge can equip Rubicante's cloak, the Fire Scarf, if he beats him on his own in the True Moon Subterrane.

Equipment and Stats

Edge is a Ninja, allowing him to use Katanas and the Dual Wield ability. He thus has high speed and physical stats, but has low defense, which can be easily exploited by his opponents. This is counteracted by his high physical evasion. His weapon arsenal includes Katanas, Boomerangs, and Claws. He can equip hats, tunics, and some heavy armor as well.

Edge's equipment has expanded in The After Years. The most significant item is Rubicante's cloak, the Fire Scarf. It provides adequate defense and can absorb all fire-elemental attacks.

Abilities

Final Fantasy IV

Edge's abilities include Throw, which allows him to throw weapons at his opponents, Steal, which allows him to steal items from his opponents, and Ninjutsu, which allows him to cast special Ninja spells.

In the Advance release, the Hanzo Gloves upgrade Steal to Plunder. With Plunder, Edge will attack if he successfully steals. However, if it fails, Edge will take more damage than normal: Edge takes 2 damage on an unsuccessful Steal, and 258 damage on an unsuccessful Plunder. In the DS release, Steal does not cost HP on a failure, and Edge learns more Ninjutsu skills. Still, his low Magic stats limit their effectiveness outside of exploiting weaknesses.

Skill Level Learned
Original DS
Flame Initial Initial
Flood* N/A N/A
Blitz* N/A N/A
Shadowbind 27 Initial
Smoke 33 Initial
Mirage 38 Initial
Tremor Not learned 40
Gale Not learned 50
Frost Not learned 60

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Edge in battle

In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Edge can still use Ninjutsu techniques and Throw weapons, and his Ninjutsu skills are expanded from Final Fantasy IV. He can also use the "Smash and Grab" ability to damage enemies and steal items from them.

Spell Learned
Flame Already known
Flood Already known
Shock Already known
Gale Already known
Smoke Already known
Heal Pill Level 17
Spell Learned
Shadowbind Level 25
Mirage Level 32
Blast Level 42
Frost Level 45
Blitz Level 48
Tremor Level 50
Rydia and Edge performing the Broken Heart Band.

Edge can use the following Band abilities:

  • Broken Heart: Edge (Attack) + Rydia (Attack, Bow)
  • Inferno: Edge + Rydia (Event)
  • Oboro Trap: Edge + Yang (Event)
  • Wild Moon: Edge (Attack) + Tsukinowa (Attack)
  • Blazing Moon Ring: Edge (Ninjutsu) + Gekkou (Shuriken)
  • Frozen Moon Dance: Edge (Ninjutsu) + Izayoi (Ninjutsu)
  • Gale Twin Break: Edge (Ninjutsu) + Zangetsu (Human Kite)
  • Mirage Dive: Edge (Attack) + Kain (Jump)
  • Flare Tornado: Edge (Ninjutsu) + Rydia (Black Magic) + Luca (Big Throw)
  • King's Quad: Edge (Attack) + Yang (Attack) + Cecil (Attack) + Edward (Bardsong)
  • Final Fantasy: Cecil (Fight) + Rosa (White Magic) + Kain (Jump) + Rydia (Black Magic) + Edge (Throw)
  • Ultimate Art: Advent of the Phoenix: Edge (Grab & Smash) + Gekkou (Shuriken) + Zangetsu (Human Kite) + Tsukinowa (Steal) + Izayoi (Illusions)

Musical themes

Edge in the Final Fantasy Chronicles opening.

It is uncertain if Edge has an official theme, but the song Hello, Cid! is often played in moments where Edge is the spotlight character. However, during Edge's Lunar Trial in Final Fantasy IV's port for the Game Boy Advance, the city of Troia's theme, Troian Beauty, is played which could hint that that song may be his theme, due to the fact that during the other character's Lunar Trials all of their themes were being played.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Edge's Virtual World avatar.
Edge's card in Lord of Vermilion II.

Virtual World

Users in Square-Enix Members Virtual World community can make their character appear as Edge.

Lord of Vermilion II

Edge will appear as a card and summonable creature in the upcoming sequel to Lord of Vermilion, along with Kain Highwind, Rydia, and Golbez, as part of a special cross promotion.


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

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