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"A convenient thing, justice. And so I must now make a choice... between my throne, and my son."
—Emperor Gramis Solidor

Emperor Gramis Gana Solidor (グラミス・ガンナ・ソリドール Guramisu Ganna Soridōru) is a character from Final Fantasy XII and is the father of Vayne and Larsa Solidor. He is the 11th Emperor of Archadia and the fourth from House Solidor to sit on the throne.


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The man responsible for Archadia's movement into Nabradia and Dalmasca, Gramis has led Archadia with the same ruthlessness as those who came before him, with the help of his third son Vayne. However, it was Gramis himself who had ordered Vayne to kill his older brothers, possibly because they were scheming behind his back. However, Gramis was often forced into action by the puppetmasters Senate, having lost power and control over them. By the end of his rule, a sickly Gramis seemed to regret his past violent interferences in the Kingdoms of Nabradia and Dalmasca. However, his greatest regret appeared to be allowing war to cause rifts in his family.

Gramis concept art

The Senate forces Gramis to choose between his two remaining sons, the ruthless Vayne or the innocent Larsa, to take over as the new Emperor. Vayne tells his father that the present Archadia had been built on the might of the military, with House Solidor at the forefront from generations before Gramis himself; and not on negotiation and peace, which is what rule under the liberal-minded Larsa would be like. Vayne believes that this might and ruthlessness are necessary evils needed to preserve the power of House Solidor from elements that might seek to usurp their hold of the throne; he specifically refers to the Imperial Senate. Gramis, while acknowledging this, does not respond further.

Gramis is next seen murdered. With none to compete for the throne except for young Larsa, Vayne declares himself "temporary" autocrat until matters could be settled officially. He blames the Head of the Senate, Chairman Gregoroth, for conspiring with the rest of the Imperial Senate in the poisoning of the Emperor Gramis. The Senate was disbanded thereafter and Vayne held absolute control, hence succeeding in ensuring the longevity of House Solidor.


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