Who is the Protagonist in FFXVI? – Answered

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Final Fantasy games mostly feature different protagonists and party members throughout the entire series. Each game focuses on its own unique and distinct story, characters, setting, and more. FFXVI is no different and features an all-new cast of characters to accompany you on this journey through the world of Valisthea. Who is the protagonist of FFXVI? Look for the answer down below.

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Who is the Protagonist in FFXVI? – Answered

The main protagonist of FFXVI is Clive Rosfield. The firstborn son of the Archduke of Rosaria. Clive is of noble descent, and is known as a “Branded.”

In the world of Final Fantasy XVI, people who harness the power of the Eikons are known as “Dominants,” and while Clive can wield their power, he is not a Dominant himself. Our protagonist uses the powers of Pheonix, Ifrit, Shiva, and more to smite his foes.

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Clive is the older brother to Joshua Rosfield, the second son of the Archduke of Rosaria. Joshua is the dominant of Phoenix and the crux of Clive’s quest in FFXVI.

We follow Clive at multiple points in his life, from when he was young all the way to adulthood. Throughout the campaign we will learn about his past, present, and future goals and tribulations.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about who the main protagonist of Final Fantasy XVI is. For more news, reviews, and guides on FFXVI, stay right here. You can check out our hands-on impressions of the game. Check out our thoughts on the combat and boss fights of Final Fantasy XVI as well as our interview with he developers.

Final Fantasy XVI launches on the PlayStation 5 on June 22, 2023. There’s plenty more to see before the game releases.


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Jesse loves most games, but he really loves games that he can play together with friends and family. This usually means late nights in Destiny 2 or FFXIV. You can also find him thinking about his ever-expanding backlog of games he won't play and being constantly dehydrated. Do not contact him.