Final Fantasy XVI’s protagonist is called Clive

October 29, 2020 by  
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Square Enix have released a teaser site for the upcoming Final Fantasy XVI, revealing more about what can be expected from the game’s story and Medieval-inspired world.

Firstly, the lead character of the game is called Clive Rosfield, and here’s what the new site has to say about him as well as two of the other characters:


Clive Rosfield
“The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria. Though all expected him to inherit the Phoenix’s flames and awaken as its Dominant, destiny instead chose his younger brother Joshua to bear this burden. In search of a role of his own, Clive dedicated himself to mastering the blade. His practice pays off when, at just fifteen years of age, he wins the ducal tournament and is dubbed the First Shield of Rosaria—tasked to guard the Phoenix and blessed with the ability to wield a part of his fire. Alas, Clive’s promising career is to end in tragedy at the hands of a mysterious dark Eikon, Ifrit, setting him on a dangerous road to revenge.”

Joshua Rosfield
“The second son of the Archduke of Rosaria and Clive’s younger brother by five years. Joshua awoke as the Dominant of the Phoenix soon after his birth. Despite his noble upbringing, Joshua treats all his father’s subjects with warmth and affection—none more so than Clive, whom he deeply admires. Joshua often laments that it was he, the frail and bookish younger son, who was granted command of the firebird’s flames, and not his stronger, braver brother. While Clive will gladly throw himself into any danger, Joshua quails at the sight of a carrot on his dinner plate. But carrots become the least of his concern when he, too, is swept up into the tragic events that change Clive’s life forever.”

Jill Warwick
“Born in the fallen Northern Territories, Jill was taken from her homeland at a tender age to become a ward of Rosaria, securing peace between the two warring nations. The Archduke insisted that she be raised alongside his sons, and now, at twelve years of age, she is as much a part of the Rosfield household as Clive and Joshua. Ever kind, gracious, and unassuming, Jill has become a trusted confidant to the brothers.”


As for the story itself it takes place in Valisthea, and it involves MotherCrystals, which are basically mountains of crystals which people flock to to receive Aether blessings from. Aether allows people to live in comfort due to being able to conjure magicks and there have been many wars due to these crystals, but after a spell of uneasy peace between the nations, the crystals are now under threat of course. The site also goes into detail about how Final Fantasy XVI’s summons fit into its universe, and here the summons go by the name of Eikons, and they are strong enough to destroy entire nations. Each Eikon can be called upon by so call Dominants, and these Dominants are either feared or admired, depending on what part of the game’s world they live in.

Square Enix are promising the next big Final Fantasy XVI news next year.

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