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Amicitia, Gladiolus

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Gladiolus Amicitia, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. Gladiolus Amicitia

    Gladiolus Amicitia Final Fantasy

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    Gladiolus “Gladio” Amicitia
    Some legends are told
    Some turn to dust or to gold
    But you will remember me
    Remember me for centuries

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    Played by WolfieShard
    Fandom: Final Fantasy
    Age: 33
    Species: Human
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: As Noctis leaves them to fulfill his destiny, and Gladio prepares to face daemons with Ignis and Prompto (Chapter 14)
    NPC Companions: N/A

    SKILLS & ABILITIES


    Gladio was raised to be Noctis’s retainer and bodyguard, and comes from a long line of these “Shields” that are entirely devoted to their duty of defending their King. He has training in hand to hand combat, is very physically fit, and has impressive battle reflexes. These have only been improved and hardened by the ten years he spent in darkness battling daemons.
    Gladio’s preferred weapon is a Greatsword, and his skills in combat focus mostly on that strong and slightly slow battling style, but he makes it work.
    One of his great loves is camping and “roughing it” -- Gladio is an adept survivalist, familiar with living off the land in tents and tracking through the wilds. It is a skill that has proven invaluable to his friends many times over, as he can find more items during fights and out in the wilds.

    Special AbilitiesAs Noctis’s Retainer and one of his party members, Gladio has access to a kind of communal pocket reality in which to draw his sword from. It’s not much, but the ability to store a weapon out of sight and unencumbered is a great boon. This pocket reality is also where he stores his items, and he can banish to it or summon anything from it at will, regardless of if he’s touching the item in question.

    EquipmentThe Genji Blade - A massive katana obtained from defeating Gilgamesh. It is a mark of Gladio’s strength and ability to fight, and he considers it an honor to wield.
    A shield - part of his gear as a retainer and an invaluable item
    Phoenix Down (1x) - a special canister that Gladio can pop open and revive himself to fighting condition with.
    Hi-Potion (10x) - A set of fairly powerful canisters that provide instant relief from wounds
    Kingsglaive uniform - an armored uniform for the elite retainers of the Lucian Kings.

    WEAKNESSES

    His power to summon the Genji Blade, his items, and anything he stores in the pocket armory dimension is dependent on whether or not Noctis has access to this ability, so if Noctis’s ability to summon the armory is sealed or otherwise affected, Gladio can’t make use of it either. This will, in fact, wink out should Noctis not be present in Pandora.

    As a shield, Gladio’s loyalty and focus is on the Crown and his King. His loyalty and belief in the Crown and what it stands for can and will affect him. Gladio will alway endeavor to put the Crown above him, and ensure its safety before his own, which has the potential to be incredibly blinding in any situation.

    His focus is on his Greatsword abilities, and he hasn't branched out as much from them, so he's a little inexperienced in other types of weaponized combat.

    Gladio is a powerful soldier, but he is not immortal, nor does he have any kind of innate healing magic, and can be hurt and squished and killed if he’s caught off guard. His Phoenix Down and Hi-Potions are expendable, and he will eventually run out.


    PERSONALITY

    Gladio is a retainer of the Lucian Royal Line, and that defines much of his personality. He is unwaveringly loyal to Noctis, almost defined by this loyalty, and believes in Noctis’s ability to become the King he is destined to be. Because of this, Gladio is freely blunt -- both a blessing and a curse. It’s a grounding reality check for the group sometimes, but other times... Gladio makes it very very clear when Noctis is not living up to his name in Gladio’s eyes. This bluntness extends to the rest of the group, he’ll chastise Prompto for being lackluster in battle, and does genuinely consider Ignis’s injury at first to be a terrible liability capable of endangering Noctis’s mission. The bluntness can be an enemy in these situations, but Gladio firmly believes it is always for the best.

    Despite this businesslike devotion, Gladio is incredibly emotionally fond of Noctis, Prompto, and Ignis. They are royalty and retainers, but also a band of brothers, tied together by duty and friendship, and several years and battles together. Gladio is protective and defensive of his friends, and genuinely a warm and cheerful family guy underneath all the responsibility he has, enjoying phone games, Cup Noodles, camping, and reading.


    OPTIONAL HISTORY

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    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE

    Sunlight.

    He wasn’t sure when was the last time he’d seen sunlight, but there it was, stabbing him in the eyes and he winced, raising his hand against the glare. For a moment he wondered if Noctis had simply managed his destiny in the instant Gladio hadn’t had eyes on him -- that would be a first for the kid, doing something that impressive without some kind of riding -- but it slowly occurred to him, as he glanced around the street he was on, that he was not in Insomnia. In fact, he didn’t know this street at all.

    Gladio rose unsteadily, perplexed now, and with a growing sense of unease and panic. If he wasn’t in Insomnia, where was he? How did he get here? And, more importantly, what was happening where he was supposed to be? Iggy had proven years ago he could hold his own -- to everyone’s constant and consistent worry and stress -- and Prompto had gotten his act together in the several years the three had been waiting for Noctis to get out of the damn Crystal, but he couldn’t help the sense of stress. As a team, they were stronger. Being split like that, with Noctis at such a pivotal moment of not just his life, but the world as a whole..? The very idea of Gladio not there to do what he did best was distressing, and it made his chest feel tight and achey.

    Or… That was the people. Like, everywhere. There were so many people, it was actually minorly disturbing. This was a real, functioning city, not the ruins of somewhere they’d long since missed the opportunity to return to. The whitenoise was getting on his nerves, sparking along his fingertips like a badly timed thunder spell. He could almost hear himself shouting at Noctis to “Watch where you’re aiming!” and Noctis’s awkward, distracted shout of “Sorry!” because apologies during battle were a liability.

    He let out a sharp exhale, more like a cough, and shoved the discomfort away. He needed to find somewhere to get answers about wherever he was. The sunlight and operating city told him it couldn’t possibly be Lucis, so that meant he was miles -- possibly universes -- away from Noct, Iggy, and Prompto… Scoping the place out would only help him figure out what the fuck was going on, and maybe find a way to reunite with them.
    With that settled, Gladio Amicitia, the King’s Shield, forced himself into a throng and began to ask questions.
     
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  2. Gladiolus Amicitia

    Gladiolus Amicitia Final Fantasy

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Mercenary
    Location:
    Drifting
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    33
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
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    Finished!
     
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