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Agnès watches over the Wind Crystal, one of the four crystals worshiped by faithful of Crystal Orthodoxy. When a dark power overruns her temple and the world, she sets off on a quest to awaken the crystals.
—Online description

Agnès Oblige [ɑɲˈɛs o'bliʒ], though sometimes called /ˈɑɲəs/, is a playable character in Bravely Default and a non-playable character in Bravely Second: End Layer. As the vestal of wind, she becomes aware of the danger that is coming upon the world, and with the guidance of Airy, embarks on a journey to reawaken the four crystals.

D's Journal entriesEdit

The Wind Vestal

Of the Oblige line, she met Airy on a hill above the chasm. She encountered Tiz as foretold after he miraculously escaped death.

A twenty-year-old girl from Ancheim. As a vestal, she has devoted her life to the crystals. She escaped the Temple of Wind after it was overrun by dark forces, and came to investigate the Great Chasm. She has absolutely no sense of direction.

  • Likes: Sweet treats
  • Dislikes: Meat, crowds, being lost

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

BDFF Agnès Freelancer

In Bravely Default, Agnès has brown eyes and long brown hair down to just above her knees, kept in place with a black hairband. She wears a knee-length white dress with dark sleeves and black fur trimming at the hem and black embroidery at the bust. She wears a black bolero, a black cinch belt, knee-high black boots with pom-poms and elbow-length black gloves. She has a blue pendant, given to her by the Sage when she was a child. While purifying a crystal, Agnès dons the Vestal Garb which consists of a short white dress with decorative patterns. Her sleeves wrap around her upper arms. She wears black gloves and brown boots. While using the asterisks, Agnès's appearance changes according to which job she is currently using.

BS Agnès Pope

In Bravely Second, Agnès retains her long brown hair, now wearing a white hairband to keep it in place. She is outfitted in a formal white dress, somewhat reminiscent of her vestal garb, that is emblazoned with varying paraphernalia meant to signify her position as Pope. She wears black gloves and white thigh-high boots. She retains her blue pendant which is now slightly broken.

Alternate outfitsEdit

Agnès has several alternate outfits released as part of downloadable content in the Japanese release, which can be obtained in-game in the Western release. Bravo Bunny is unavailable is the Western release.

In her Knight's Tunic outfit, she wears white corset-like one piece outfit with a black center and gold accents. Her "shorts" are black with red and gold stripes. She has a red sash across her right shoulder and black fingerless gloves with a black pom-pom on each hand. She wears silver high-heels with black legwarmers and a red ribbon tied around her ankles and armor knee braces. Her headband is silver with a black bow. The Plain Tunic is her Freelancer outfit. Her Bravo Bunny outfit is a skimpy white one piece teddy with fur lining around each leg. She has black gloves with a white bow on the side and black thigh-high boots with a white bow on the back of each. She wears a white rabbit ear headband with black marking on the tips. In the Japanese version, there is a large cutout in the center of the teddy.

PersonalityEdit

Unacceptable.
—Agnès's trademark words.

Agnès is polite and chaste. She is intent on her role as a vestal and is not originally keen on letting others accompany her on the notion that bringing light to the crystals is her sole mission. She does not want other people to be burden to her or be burdened with her problems.

Agnès has a bad sense of direction. She can be oblivious of the ways of the world, as in the Party Chat "Her First Bow", Agnès has hardly ever seen one before or knows how to use it or what an arrow is. Edea is in disbelief to how oblivious Agnès can be.

Likely because of her secluded and strict upbringing, Agnès is mistrustful of others, for some time even of her allies Edea and Ringabel. This mistrust causes friction in the party. While she comes to trust Edea and Ringabel, she seems to hold Tiz in higher esteem, considering him her most trustworthy companion. Following the party's arrival in Ancheim she worries that the townsfolk see her as a mere object to enact her duty as vestal rather than as a human being.

While she chastises Edea for her rash behavior, Agnès displays impulsiveness herself, placing blind trust in Airy. Agnès is self-sacrificial, handing over her freedom or life on several occasions. This may also show that she places little value in her own life.

Agnès could be considered eccentric, and despite her politeness and grace, oblivious and socially inept, at least when not in formal settings to which she is accustomed. Edea notes in Bravely Second that being kidnapped has helped neither her sense of direction nor her common sense, and over the tenure of her kidnapping she is preoccupied with things such as knitting and food.

StoryEdit

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Bravely DefaultEdit

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BDFF Agnes FMV

Agnès Oblige praying before the Wind Crystal is consumed in darkness.

When the Wind Crystal is consumed by darkness, forced to watch her acolytes sacrifice themselves to protect her, Agnès embarks on a quest on the advice of Eloch Quentis Khamer VIII to see the condition of the world. She set out on a merchant vessel towards Caldisla that becomes waylaid half-way through its journey by the sea's sudden deterioration. After being rescued by boats from Caldisla, she investigates the effects of the earthquake that struck shortly after she left Ancheim.

While pursued by the Knights of the Eternian Sky, Agnès encounters Tiz Arrior when she arrives to the site of the Great Chasm. Agnès refuses Tiz's help, as she believes facing adversity on her own is part of her responsibility as vestal of the Wind Crystal. When confronted by white mage Holly Whyte to surrender, she initially agrees. Agnès learns that even though she could give herself up, it would not help anyone else. Agnès distrusts Edea when she joins the party, and learns of her full connection with the Eternian forces. She becomes furious to learn Edea is the daughter of the council's leader, Braev Lee, after the death of her fellow vestal and friend Olivia Oblige at the hands of Victoria F. Stein.

After restoring the crystals and bringing Airy to the Pillar of Light, Agnès finds herself in another world and meets the Sage Yulyana of the second world who asks her to bring her most trusted companion to meet him in private. Choosing Tiz, Agnès learns of the Sage's past as a former high ranking member of the Crystal Orthodoxy and how he and Lord DeRosso forged their alliance when an "angel" resembling Agnès appeared before them. Sage relays the angel's words of great evil and the nature of the crystals in relation to the "Harrowing" and the wind vestal's journey. Encountering other denizens of the second world, Agnès learns the dark secrets of the Crystal Orthodoxy which were the motivation for the Anticrystalist movement.

After they end up in another world, Ringabel suggests consulting the sage again as he knows the events of the previous world would happen again. including the time Tiz and Agnès spoke to the Sage alone. During the second trip alone with Tiz, Agnès learns that Airy is evil and has been manipulating them. When Tiz inquires further into the story of the angel, it is revealed her death was caused by Airy's treachery. Though her other selves were unable see the truth until it was too late, Agnès's faith in Tiz allows her to accept the truth of Airy. This leads to Agnès to being more distant towards Airy, yet she continues summoning the Holy Pillar in the hope that each time would be the last.

After the last time Agnès learns that Airy serves Ouroboros and that she orchestrated her master's plan to consume the realities. With the pendant in her possession, Agnès gives her group the advantage and they destroy Ouroboros. After returning to her world, Agnès rebuilds the temple of the wind and enlists new acolytes to assist her in restoring the crystals and overseeing them.

Bravely Second: End LayerEdit

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BS Agnès FMV SS

Agnès as the Pope.

After learning the truth of her faith's corruption, Agnès becomes the newly inaugurated Pope of the Crystal Orthodoxy and purged it of its corruption while forming relations with Eternia. During the peace signing between the Orthodoxy and the Duchy of Eternia, Agnès is kidnapped by Kaiser Oblivion and held captive in the Glanz Empire's sky fortress. After being rescued, Agnès aids Tiz and the others by communicating through a fragment of her crystal pendant in the possession of her Orthodoxy knight Yew Geneolgia.

BS Agnès FMV

Agnès running to Tiz's side.

After the battle with Providence, Tiz begins to die without Altair's soul to help keep him alive. Deneb, friend of Altair and Vega, and an Adventurer, asks the party to give her the SP Hourglass, which she takes into the past and delivers it to Tiz at the beginning of the events of Bravely Default. Filled with two years worth of SP, Agnès reveals that she has held the hourglass since Tiz's coma. Agnès rushes to the Norende Ravine and uses the SP Hourglass to give him a new chance of life. In the aftermath, having succeeded in establishing peace between the Orthodoxy and the Duchy, Agnès resigns from her position with the intention to marry Tiz and settle in Norende.

Spoilers end here.

GameplayEdit

Agnes-battle-BDFF

Agnès in battle.

Agnès has balanced stats to make her useful in all roles. She primarily focuses on magic, as her Intelligence, Mind, and MP stats are the best of the group, while her agility is the second worst. This makes her great at every magic role but as an offensive melee fighter, she suffers slightly because of her strength and defense are the lowest of the group. She works best as a Black Mage, White Mage, or Spiritmaster.

Jobs


Creation and developmentEdit

VoiceEdit

Agnès is voiced by Ami Koshimizu in the Japanese version. She shares her Japanese voice actress with Queen from Final Fantasy Type-0.

She is voiced by Erin Fitzgerald in the English version.

Musical themesEdit

Agnès's theme is "Wind's Course", the theme played during her "Special Move" sequence.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Legends IIEdit

FFLTnS

FFLTnS Agnes

Agnès appears as a light-elemental summon. She is a limited edition cameo summon as part of the Bravely Archive: D's Report collaboration event. To obtain her, players must input a gift code they receive for completing a dungeon in Bravely Archive: D's Report.

Her special attack is Holy Weapon, which deals light-elemental damage to all enemies and gradually restores HP to all party members. Summoning Agnès costs 3 point from the Consumption Gauge. Agnès is a locked rank 4 Phantom Stone and cannot rank up to higher levels.

Agnès allows the wielder to use the following abilities:

Her Phantom Stone artwork is her official artwork from Bravely Default.

Bravely Default: Praying BrageEdit

BDPB Agnès appears as an obtainable unit.

Bravely Archive: D's ReportEdit

BADR Agnès appears as an obtainable unit.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Million ArthurEdit

MA Agnès

Agnès appears as an obtainable card.

Road to DragonsEdit

RtD Agnes Freelancer 1

Agnès in Road to Dragons.

Agnès, along with Tiz, appears as an obtainable character.[1] Agnès comes with Freelancer, Performer, and Valkyrie jobs, each having an active and party ability.

The Freelancer has Elixir as an active skill and Dark Resist as a party skill. The Performer has Power of Love as an active skill and Voltage as a party skill. The Valkyrie has Jump as an active skill and Spear Knowledge as a party skill.

Rise of ManaEdit

Agnès Oblige is set to appear as a support character.[citation needed]

Sangokushi RumbleEdit

SR Agnès

Agnès appears as an obtainable character.

The Irregular at Magic High School Lost ZeroEdit

Agnès Oblige appears as collaboration cards. Using her in a deck will allow units to wear her costume.

Other mediaEdit

GamesEdit

Agnès in her Pope outfit from Bravely Second, known as the "VW type Agnès Oblige", is available for MikuMikuDance, however the permission to use the files is exclusive to Japan.[2][3]

Fantasy Earth ZeroEdit

Agnès' costumes appeared in a collaboration event.[4]

GalleryEdit

Bravely Default
Bravely Second: End Layer
Miscellaneous

EtymologyEdit

Agnes comes from Ancient Greek ἁγνός (agnós) which means "pure" or "chaste". It could also refer to agnelle, the feminine form of agneau, which means "lamb" in French.

Oblige is derived from the French verb obliger, meaning "obligate".

TriviaEdit

BD Agnès Dress

Replica of Agnès's Vestal Garb.

  • Ordering the game's original soundtrack rewards the Plain Tunic which allows the character to wear their respective default outfit regardless of job. Registering the game to Japanese Square Enix Member's site rewards the Knight's Tunic outfit.
  • The artwork of Agnès and Airy works as the cover art for the soundtrack.
  • A replica of Agnès's Vestal Garb appears on the cover of the X'mas Collections music from Bravely Default.
  • According to the Bravely Second demo, Agnès was once a member of the Harena Walking Society.


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