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"That girl's wilder than a buckin' bronco!"
—Ruby about Garnet.
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

Ruby is one of Tantalus' actors in Final Fantasy IX. She has a strong American Southern accent, which is evident in her speech patterns. She would personally be happier if her troupe would just be actors and not thieves.

She was going to play the role of Cornelia in Tantalus' production of the play called "I Want to be Your Canary", but she had the part unintentionally stolen from her by Princess Garnet. During the escape, Ruby gets left behind in Alexandria. She starts up her own theater in Alexandria and remains there even after the rest of Tantalus returns to Lindblum, and begins to work with the famous actor Lowell Bridges, much to his unhappiness. She also is the owner of Superslick, an item required to finish the Mognet sidequest.


  • During one of the opening cutscenes, if the player chooses Queen Brahne 64 times when Baku asks Zidane who they are meant to kidnap, Ruby will storm into the room and move the conversation onwards.
  • Even after founding her own theater in Alexandria, Ruby reunites with Tantalus at the end of the game for their final performance of "I Want to be Your Canary".
  • She is one of the few characters within the 'silent' Final Fantasy games (those without any voice actors) to be shown with an accent. The only other accented characters include Barret, Faris (in the Anthology port), Dr. Odine, Ultimecia, Zell and Cid Highwind in the American/European localizations of the games.
  • In the Dawn of Souls and 20th Anniversary remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Ruby is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the White Mage job.

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


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