Final Fantasy XV main characters detailed
posted on 06.12.13 at 01:52 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Meet Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Cor.

Jump this week has the first character descriptions for the newly revealed Final Fantasy XV. Detailed below are Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Cor.

Noctis Lucis Caelum
JP: ノクティス・ルシス・チェラム
CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki

The Prince of the Lucis Kingdom with eyes that can sense people’s death. Noctis is a free-spirited guy whose friends call him “Noct.”

Gladiolus Amicitia
JP: グラディオラス・アミシティア
CV: Kenta Miyake

The first-born child of a distinguished family protecting the royal family for generations. He is Noctis’ best friend and like a brother to him.

Ignis Stupeo Scientia
JP: イグニス・ストゥペオ・スキエンティア
CV: Mamoru Miyano

Noctis’ childhood friend and a staff officer raised with a gifted education. He understands Noctis and acts as his adviser.

Prompto Argentum
JP: プロンプト・アージェンタム
CV: Tetsuya Kakihara

A bad influence and friend from Noctis’ student days. He tends to push his luck, but does wants to help his friends? He boasts a courageous exterior.

Cor Leones
JP: コル・リオニス
CV: Hiroki Touchi

One of the top three commanding officers of the elite imperial guards. He is strict with Noctis and his friends, but is an honorable and righteous man who has sworn his allegiance to the king and country.

Note: The official English surnames of Prompto, Ignis, and Gladiolus, and the given and surnames of Cor are not confirmed. Published above are romanizations based on the Latin words that sound closest to their reading.

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  • DarthBrian

    If Troy Baker ends up voicing Noctis I will hunt down the person responsible and beat the crap out of them.

    Besides, he would be a better fit as Prompto IMO. Especially given his performance in inFamous Second Son as Deslin. Kind of the same type of character IMO.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      I think he’s actually getting too much work. (The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite), still more power to him.

      I actually hope Yuri Lowenthall can voice Noctis and Johnny Young Bosch does Prompto. I see Baker fitting more as Gladious if anything.

    • $24431191

      They could just, ya know, include the original voice acting. That might be too much to ask for though. Why would they ever do such an outrageous thing like that?

      • DarthBrian

        I really hope they do. Been asking for this feature for nearly a decade now.

      • Budgiecat

        lip sync issues; redoing FMV etc

        I think in the future, with Luminous Engine for other games (since this game is still mostly using Crystal Tools Engine), they should allow the voice actors to be facial motion captured like MGSV is doing with Fox Engine. And less emphasis on FMV since Agnis Philosophy demo showed that they can match FMV with in game graphics just fine. This way you can have proper voice work done from both languages with little issues. Also, then we could see the differences in acting performances on screen which would look cool. Its always kinda weird seeing typical Japanese acting body nuances with English voice acting.

      • Matt Andre

        While I understand there are folks in the West who are fine with original Japanese voice acting.. But I’d actually like to understand what the character’s saying, personally.. I don’t mind Japanese, with English subtitles, but subtitles kind of break the immersion for me. I’d like to hear voices I recognize..

    • Rezar

      Troy Baker is in everything lately. I don’t see him voicing Noctis because he already voices Snow from Final Fantasy XIII.

    • Matt Andre

      Troy Baker is awesome and I won’t ever hear anything bad about it. Always. Awesome. But yes, Noctis is a bad fit for him.

      Interesting to note (for Rezar as well); pretty much all previous voice actors for FF games return to do additional voices, even for NPCs. John DiMaggio (Wakka), James Arnold Taylor (Tidus) were in FFXIII as NPCs.. I mean, look at the Dissidia 012 cast! http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Dissidia-012-Final-Fantasy/side-by-side/

      Yuri Lowenthal, Laura Bailey, Johnny Yong Bosch, Liam O’Brien, Natalie Lander, Steve Burton, Rachael Leigh Cook, Doug Erholtz.. Let’s admit it, Final Fantasy has a very diverse range of talented voices.. Though I wouldn’t mind seeing some unknowns too!

  • Raoni Marques

    Now we just need some high res artworks of all the characters revealed so far!

  • Pyrofrost

    inb4…..SEXISM!

  • LETS PRAY FOR LOCALIZATION

    Aaaaaah i can feel BL/Yaoi fics coming <3

    • Budgiecat

      I hate that crap. These characters aren’t gay. Wish people would stop forcing the agenda just to suit heir weird crappy sexual fetishes (get a clue Fujoshi women; gay guys dont give a crap if you’re into watching them make out. Just like Lesbians dont care if dudes are fantasizing about them). All it does is help ignite further flames for the haters to hate this series even more and we don’t need that in an era where people now think JRPG’s and Japanese games in general are such a ‘joke’ that even Nomura himself has to make a reassurance comment about it.

  • Awnye

    inb4 sausage fest

    But seriously, can we talk about how dreamy Cole is? (There better be some other women on Gematsu!)

    • bldudas

      He does look dreamy.

    • piichan

      he looks a lot like an american badass anti-hero. I prefer Ignis.

      • Vyse_the_Stampede

        I agree, he seems like out of a Mass Effect game (well, with better graphics). I would even say that, in my opinion, the reason he looks like that is for “western” appeal.

        I don’t know their personalities that well, but I would rank them as they are presented here, with maybe Prompto and Ignis on the same level (but since I’m a man, I can’t say I like them for the same reasons XD… I hope so at least ; . ;)… talking about Ignis, his name is interestingly close to “Agnis”.

        • Awnye

          I guess that explains it, I am a western woman. :p

    • Pekola

      Gurrllll, u speaking my kind of language.

      He’s perfection. I want that on a platter served with XV and a PS4.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        that bowe….in Noctis’s hair…..XD

        • Pekola

          My other avatar was the drawing version of this. I just thought I’d update since we got new images.

          I’m a bit miffed at Disqus murdering the quality of images, though.

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            There’s a drawing version?! XD

            • Pekola

              Definitely, it had Minnie’s bow, though.

              Jesus these downvoters. Disqus shows who upvotes you, but not who downvotes.

              protip, disqus: upvoters aren’t the ones I need to hunt down and maim ;B

              • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                XD yeah the trolls are out in force!!
                Do you have that pic,I’d like to see it?

                • Pekola

                  I would, but it’s an exclusive. My friend colored noctis’ TGS sketch and gave it a bow. I don’t want it running around the interwebz.

                  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

                    oh,alright : }

                    does your friend have a DA?

    • Tracy

      You’re right,Cole is the masculine looking one out of the click of characters,the average normal looking guy…..but at the same time giving off sexiness.

    • Ritsujun

      Slam Dunk and Kuroko no Basuke were sausage fests.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Don’t forget prince of tennis… though to be honest Konomi just gave up and made it shoujo-centric in the end, hahaha.

        edit – who the heck downvoted this? It’s probably the least subjective thing I’ve ever posted.

        • Budgiecat

          Hokuto no Ken

          • MosquitoLemon

            There isn’t enough casing in the world for all that man meat.

    • Budgiecat

      I wish they’d explain why Lady from DMC3 is in the game…

  • Adol Christin

    Notics’ red/pink eyes gives me the creeps. Prompto Argentum (ShotgunGuy)sure looks different from before.

    • Budgiecat

      Yeah he looks more Asian but at the same time….more palish Italian.

      In fact the whole cast and setting looks as if it’s a what if Italy and Japan merged during the renaissance era up to the modern era and everyone married and had kids outside their race to become Eurasians…

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    It’s a little funny when reading this, you have these characters with particularly unique latin-sounding names; Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, etc.

    But then the last one is just “Cole,” The sheer irony of the atypical “gruff shaved head” being only a secondary main character to a bishonen is both refreshing and hilarious.

    • Dasher1572

      His surname Leones is latin for lions.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Cole Train vs Cole Lions

        BE THERE

    • Awnye

      To me, he’s the most attractive of all the characters. I think it would be awesome if the main character of a FF looked like that instead of the stereotypical pretty boy.

      • MasterSensei

        Cole kind of looks like the main(?) character for Final Fantasy XIV that they use for their trailers.. in a way

        • Budgiecat

          eh he looks nothing like that dude aside from just having short hair. Plus he looks way older.

          But FF XIV poster boy looks 100% Caucasian. Almost Tom Cruise like….

  • DyLaN

    Lol @ downvotes.

    • LordKaiser

      People angry that it didn’t came on PS3. I can’t blame them. I’m one of these people but I’m voting up.

      • DyLaN

        And here I thought every1 is jumping into the PS4 ship immediately… Can’t we just be glad tht Versus/XV is finally out of limbo?

        • LordKaiser

          Backward compatibility would had done that but without it many will take their time as there’s a lot of games coming for PS3 just now.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Well….I bought a PS3 for Versus XIII

        guess I got trolled…

        • Matt Andre

          Why buy it solely for Versus.. There are plenty of other great titles too, including JRPGs.. PS3 had tons of them over Xbox..

  • King-Prodigy-X

    Hey guys, I heard they might be planning to turn FF XV into a trilogy. In your face Toriyama. Time for Nomura to show you how it’s done.

    • Rudy Soto

      God please no, can we just get one single, awesome, game and move along please?

      • Noctis Caelum

        why don’t 2 or 3 FFXV awesome games.
        Perhaps the content in XV is so big that they can’t get into one blu-ray. ;)
        Because who wants to change a BLU-RAY disc to play forward??

        • Willgaea

          I wouldn’t mind just adding huge BR packages like what Capcom did for dragons dogma.

      • King-Prodigy-X

        So, it’s okay for Toriyama’s FF XIII to have 3 games and prolong FF XV but when Nomura wants to do 3 parts to his FF XV “oh lets move on”. I don’t blame him for wanting to do 3 parts. If I’ve been working on a game since 2003 and everybody has been waiting 7 years then I would want to make my game 3 parts too.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Wait, wait, who ever said it was OK for Toriyama to have a trilogy? I mean besides whoever is greenlighting projects at SE.

        • Budgiecat

          I never said it was okay for Toriyama to make 3 FF XIII games. Pretty sure the majority of people out there would have rather had FF XV right after XIV as usual instead of two sequels. FF XIII didn’t need a sequel it ended just fine. In fact, you can pretty much look at XIII-2 and LR as ‘what if’ stories much like the Neptunia series has games that don’t really connect with one another as XIII-2 barely even makes any sense

          • King-Prodigy-X

            Well I think its only fair they let him do FF XV-2 & FF XV-3 and let toriyama team work on FF 16.

            • Budgiecat

              I think you mean ITO team

              Toriyama needs to stay away from FF for a while….

        • Matt Andre

          Nothing else prolonged FFXV but Nomura. HE held it back longer because he wanted it done *right*. There’s no way it would have made it to PS3, Nomura’s a perfectionist. He aims to misbehave (Firefly reference intended) and wants to do something *blockbuster*.
          I mean.. I liked Toriyama’s FFXIII. Thoroughly enjoyed that universe/lore. As Budgiecat said, XIII-2 and LR are pretty much What If stories about what happened after XIII, they’re widely considered “non-canon”.
          Fun note; FFVIII and FFIX were both being worked on at the exact same time by two different teams, doesn’t surprise me that XIII and XV were the same.

  • bloodiOS

    Tch… yeah, that’s nice and all but where is Stella? Where is my beautiful valkyrie?

    • DrForbidden

      Hopefully Stella has her own group of followers as well to complement Noctis’s ‘Boy Band’, but I kind of doubt it. Oh well.

      • Budgiecat

        This just in: S-E to make a FF XV PS Vita Otome spin off music rhythm game using music from One Direction and several other boy band groups. You play as Stella and are courted by the FF XV all guy cast.

        Secret route: you can end up dating Noctis dad or the old king dude…

        • DrForbidden

          Given S-E’s focuses in recent years, it is highly probable that’s precisely what they will develop…

        • bloodiOS

          For iOS or Android?

      • Flame

        Why does that remind me of Grease…

        • DrForbidden

          Actually, that would be awesome… :P

    • PrinceHeir

      Stella is supposedly voiced by Ami Koshimizu according to sources but im not sure :(

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    I like all the characters but Prompto stood out in the trailers. For me at least. He seems sorta crazy and fun to have in the party. =)

    I liked the scene where Noctis was fighting and he just walks up, puts his hand on Nocts shoulder and casually shoots the enemy all cool like. =)

    • Brandon001

      Then there’s also the bro five Noct gives to i think it was Gladio, and another instance where promto jumps on Gladio in celebration for just killing that iron giant.

      That band of brothers.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    This game will sell and Move millions more copies on PS4. Xbox ONE has already lost a HUGE amount of it’s fanbase cause of it’s actions.

    • Budgiecat

      It woulda been the final blow if FF XV, KH III & MGSV were to have stayed PS4 exclusives and if Shenmue III was announced. Then a giant mystical dragon would have erupted from Earth and swallowed Microsoft company whole and vanished….

  • Houeclipse

    this is worth getting the PS4 as well as Elder scrolls online!!

  • Warboss Aohd

    did one o’ da otha silhouettes (one o’ da onez not shown here) look like an Assassin from Assassin’s Creed ta any o’ ya?

  • new_tradition

    I’m not gonna lie, none of these descriptions really surprise me. Noctis’ entourage being childhood friends was a given, IMO. Goes with the whole princely character package, lol. That said, I love me some “tomadachi” <3

    On a related note, holy f*cking crap! Those details in the character renders are stunning. Prompto especially looks like a real frickin' person , omg O_O

  • Tetsu

    I like Gladiolus, he seems like the Reyn/Wakka/Gibari of the group, those characters always got some big awesome cool speech that woops the main character back to his senses when he’s feeling all down.

  • abcmocca .

    boyband

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Can’t be helped, but somehow Cole’s eyes remind me of Gerard Butler’s, lol!

    • DrForbidden

      I get that vibe too! I suspect it may be intentional, though, since his family name is Leones and he leads the imperial guards, kind of like how Leonidas, played by Gerard Butler, led his army in 300.

      • KnifeAndFork

        There are always real world influences. I think Koei does this too with their Warriors series

      • Matt Andre

        GERARD BUTLER CONFIRMED FOR COLE (lololololol)

    • gamelayer

      Cole to Behemoth ‘ Come on ye wee beastie! ‘

  • Kita

    Wow, these images are stunning! Noct may have the clearest skin of them all but even he has imperfections! O.o I wish there was a better picture of Gladiolus. The scar detail is great but yeah…

  • Willgaea

    Looks like the Versus avatars are making a comeback again.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Shame these characters didn’t make it into Dissidia..

      • Willgaea

        That would have pushed more sales. It would also would have gave us a glimpse of some character personality.

  • Learii

    no girls in the game? lol

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      There are.

      Just haven’t been detailed yet.

    • Ritsujun

      Stella. Noctis’ gf since childhood.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Think of it like Resevoir Dogs

      • MosquitoLemon

        Lots of classic 70s songs?

  • DrForbidden

    Hmmm…. I’m guessing ‘Stupeo’ will be changed in the English release…

    • KnifeAndFork

      Like Butz

      • DrForbidden

        Seymour?

        • Matt Andre

          I’m assuming you didn’t play FFV. Bartz is Butz.

          • DrForbidden

            Nope, I didn’t. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Budgiecat

    Please no Troy Baker in this game. No Nolan North either.

    • Ritsujun

      Frigging sick of Nolan North’s voice.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Who isn’t

    • bloodiOS

      I’d like to have Johnny Yong Bosch in it to freshen things up.

      • Matt Andre

        Uh.. Well JYB is in Dissidia 012 as someone, I think.. Can’t remember.

    • Matt Andre

      LIES. Yes Nolan North can get right out, but Troy Baker is fucking awesome. No game is complete without Troy Baker and Laura Bailey.

      Also, pretty much everyone who has been a voice in a previous FF is *bound* to be in future ones. Folks like John DiMaggio (Wakka), James Arnold Taylor (Tidus) are credited as NPCs in FFXIII. They often return.

  • Hours Left

    I love that the party in the game is basically a group of male models.

  • Aldridge517

    I can already tell, Gladiolus is going to be my right-hand man, Prompto is going to be the Michelangelo of the group, and Ignis… Ignis looks too smart for his own good. That asshole better not betray me >:/

    • Willgaea

      He might have to betray you just so he could save your life in XV-3.

  • JoJo_649

    All of them look and sound like interesting characters but I miss the non – human and more stylized characters from previous games, like Umaro and Mog in FFVI, Red XIII and Caith SIth in FF VII, Quina in FF IX and Khimari in X, I hope we get an ally like them in this game.

    • FFmax

      Yeah it’s getting pretty boring having an all human cast all the time. I would love to have more variety in character designs.

      • KnifeAndFork

        Not the theme in this game. It’s more based in reality with it’s fictional Japan-Italy

    • Willgaea

      Would you be happy if moogles handle your storage in your castle/airship?

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    > eyes that can sense people’s death
    So chuuni.

    • KnifeAndFork

      Shinagami eyes

  • Rohman Aditya ‘Zamboze’ Dharma

    “Gladiolus Amicitia – He is Noctis’ best friend and like a brother to him.”
    don’t know why, but i have a feeling that he will either die sacrificing himself, or betray noctis in the end…

    and i think we need at lest one more female character, FF tradition have at least 3 female playable character (Tifa-Aerith-Yuffie, Rinoa-Quistis-Selphie, Ashe-Penelo-Fran etc)

  • KnifeAndFork

    I wonder what Toriyama thinks….

  • Tyshawn Phoenix

    Prompto and Ignis are my characters of interest lol. From that trailer and his picture you can practically tell he’s a bad influence.

  • bloodiOS

    I think Cole should Cor, the Latin for heart. So yeah, Cor Leones, Lion Heart… Seems fitting for a face like that.

  • gamelayer

    FFXV : 3 emos and 2 Spirits Within Rejects.

  • Miguel Gonzalez Sena

    Cool

  • Shen Xiaolian

    I hope they reveal the rest of the characters soon!

  • Crimrui

    Sausage fest party. Honestly, only Noctis look interesting. I’m not fond very much of the other guys…