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Firion
Image:Pers_Firion.jpg
Artwork from the Dawn of Souls version.
Sprite(s) NES Portrait Sprite PS Portrait Sprite GBA Portrait Sprite PSP Portrait Sprite
NES Battle spritePS/GBA Battle spritePSP Battle sprite
NES Map sprite PS/GBA Map sprite PSP Map sprite
A.K.A Frioniel
Kana フリオニール
Romaji Furionīru
Hometown Salamand
Zodiac Sign Aries (Zodiac)
Blood Type AB
Laterality Right-Handed
Voice actor Hikaru Midorikawa
Final Fantasy II character
"Taken in by Leon's family at a very young age. Firion was raised as a brother to Leon and Maria. After losing his adoptive parents when the empire invades the kingdom of Fynn, Firion decides to join the rebels to exact vengeance upon the empire."
Final Fantasy II 20th Anniversary instruction manual.

Firion is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy II, and as such, the leader of the player's party. He is the adopted brother of Maria and Leon and he is the best friend of Guy.

Contents

Story

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Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

In the Japanese novelization, he was born in Salamand and was taken in by his adopted family after the death of his parents. After his home is burned down and his adoptive parents murdered by the Palamecian Army, he is critically wounded by several black knights while fleeing Fynn. Upon awakening, he finds himself in the remote rebel stronghold of Altair, where he reunites with his close friends Maria and Guy. Upon realizing that Leon has been separated from them, he, Maria, and Guy ask Princess Hilda if they could join the rebel army, since they have nothing left to return to. Instead, Hilda refuses to let them in because of their young age, but allows them refuge from the empire so they can wait for Maria's brother, Leon, to find them if he survived. Instead of waiting, Firion, Maria, and Guy go to Fynn to find Leon themselves. There, they find Scott, Hilda's groom to be, mortally wounded in the secret room of Fynn's tavern. He gives a ring to Firion to give to Hilda. Scott tells Firion to tell Hilda of his love for her and his regret that he will not see her again, then rethinks the request. Impressed by their accomplished infiltration of Fynn, Hilda lets Firion and his friends join the Wild Rose Rebellion against the empire.

Firion in the opening FMV of Final Fantasy Origins.

Hilda then gives the party their first mission, to locate mythril, a powerful metal needed to create weapons. The White Mage, Minwu, accompanies the party to Salamand. The town of Salamand is currently under the control of the Empire, and the men of town are forced to mine Mythril. A town native named Josef informs them of the plight of the townspeople, but is unwilling to help, as his daughter Nelly is also a captive. The party heads to the mines, where they rescue the prisoners, along with Nelly. They return to Altair soon after with Mythril.

Firion then leads a team to the town of Bafsk to stop the large airship called the Dreadnought from being completed. The party is too late and the Dreadnought is finished and attacks several towns. His party then retrieves the Goddess Bell needed to open the gates of Kahion Keep, where Sunfire needed to stop the Dreadnought is located. Josef helps them get the bell by giving them his snowcraft. After fighting Borghen, Josef sacrifices himself to rescue the party from a large boulder. After collecting the Sunfire, the party, along with Prince Gordon, witness Hilda being kidnapped. They rescue her from the Dreadnought and then destroy the engine, but not before Maria recognizes that the Dark Knight of the empire is Leon.

Soon after the King of Fynn orders from his death bed that Firion's group locate the dragoons of Deist. Firion heads to Poft in search of a ship, along with Maria and Guy. The party recruit a pirate named Leila, who offers to aid the party by bringing them to Deist so that she and her crew could rob them. Once at sea, her crew attacks the party and loses. Leila gives herself up and Firion allows her to join them.

The party only find a mother and son in Deist, as everyone else has been wiped out, save for one Wyvern, thanks to the empire. The party places an egg of the last Wyvern in a pool in the depths of Deist Cavern. After returning to Altair, they discover that Hilda has been acting oddly and is eating mice. Firion enters her room alone, where she attempts to seduce him. The rest of the party then bursts into the room just as she reveals her true form as a Lamia Queen. After defeating the Lamia, Firion heads a group to the Arena where Hilda is. After rescuing Hilda, Firion, Maria, Leila, and Guy participate in an attack upon Fynn, where they infiltrate the castle and kill the commander.

Firion then travels to Mysidia Tower to locate Minwu. After being swallowed by Leviathan, the party escapes from Leviathan with the help of remaining Dragoon, Ricard Highwind. They then witness Minwu sacrificing himself to acquire the Ultima Tome for the party.

After retuning to Fynn, they discover that a Cyclone that has been summoned by the Emperor is destroying towns. Firion leads a team into the Cyclone with the help of the newborn Wyvern and defeats the Emperor. A celebration held for the Empire's defeat is halted by the announcement that the Dark Knight Leon has taken the throne after the Emperor's defeat. The party enters the castle using the recently deceased Cid's airship and confronts the power-hungry Leon. In the middle of a confrontation with Leon, the Emperor returns from the dead, revealing his plan to destroy the world. Ricard holds him off while Firion, Leon, and the rest of the party escape. Upon arriving in Fynn, Hilda agrees to let Leon join the Rebel Army and tells Firion to keep an eye on him.

The last battle takes place in Pandaemonium at the end of the final dungeon, the Jade Passage. When the Emperor was killed the second time, Leon leaves the party because of what he did with the empire, but Firion tells him that when he is ready to come back, he will be happily welcomed back again.

Stats and Traits

Firion's initial stats.

Firion's starting equipment is a broadsword, a buckler, and leather armor. He begins as the most balanced member of the team in that his attacks are on par with his magical ability. It is completely up to the player to decide what kind of warrior he becomes. If the player wants to make him a Fighter, a good idea will be to give him two Swords, that way Firion will deal double damage to enemies, though the lack of a shield will inevitably curse him with an abysmal Evasion stat. The player can also train him in the use of Black Magic.

Other Appearances

Artwork by Tetsuya Nomura.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

Main article: Firion/Dissidia

Chaos has summoned a combined force of Final Fantasy's ultimate masters of evil. Cosmos, in an attempt to protect the Crystals, has summoned warriors to thwart their plans. Firion is one of these warriors and stands as the hero representing Final Fantasy II, opposing the Emperor.

Firion travels with Cloud, Cecil, and Tidus. As the three each go their separate ways to fight their own personal battles, Firion begins to question his own reason for fighting. His one true desire is to end the war and create a peaceful world free from tyranny and oppression. Firion carries a wild rose with him, his wish to see them bloom freely a symbol of the world he hopes to see. During the game, various other characters learn of Firion's dream and share his hope for a peaceful future, including Cosmos herself.

Non-Final Fantasy Appearances

Kingdom Hearts Mobile

A costume of Firion in his Dissidia Final Fantasy attire appears in Kingdom Hearts Mobile.

Trivia

  • The sprite of Firion in the NES version is almost the same that the sprite of the Fighter in the original Final Fantasy.
  • Firion is the first main character in the series with a default name and an actual storyline, unlike the playable characters of the original Final Fantasy.
  • Firion's role heavily mirrors that of Luke Skywalker from Star Wars. They are both the main protagonists of their respective franchises and they resent their respective empires for the deaths of some of their loved ones. Both lose their biological and foster parents to the empires, although in Luke's case, Anakin Skywalker is still alive albeit as Darth Vader. Also, they both join a specific Rebel Army to stop the main villains' rule with an iron fist. They also sense some good in Vader and Leon (who was still a Dark Knight prior to rejoining the party) respectively.
  • Firion is wearing a cape in prototype screenshots of the Wonderswan Color version of Final Fantasy II, as he did in his artwork by Amano. His sprite would not have one until the release of the PSP version.

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







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