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Chancellor of Niflheim. Ardyn rose to power by introducing magitek infantry to the ranks of the imperial army, and has since amassed political power at the emperor's side. An aloof manner shrouds the chancellor in mystery.
Chancellor Ardyn Izunia is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XV. He also appears in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and is a shrewd, humorous man who handles the political operations of the Niflheim Empire for Iedolas Aldercapt.
Ardyn is a middle-aged man with reddish-violet hair, amber eyes, and strong facial features. He dresses in a long black jacket with white and gray trim, along with matching trousers. He wears a red scarf around his neck, and a hooded gray and white mantle on his shoulders. Ardyn also wears a distinctive, black fedora atop his head, and he sometimes wears a wing-like accessory on his left arm.
Ardyn is a man shrouded in mystery. He expresses his eccentric personality through his unique attire, and he is both polite and slightly flamboyant. Even in the face of hostility, Ardyn remains civil, as evidenced by his first encounter with Noctis Lucis Caelum and company.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Edit
Final Fantasy XV Edit
Ardyn meets Noctis and his friends for the first time at Galdin Quay. There, he cryptically tells the group the local ferry is no longer running. Ardyn, a self-proclaimed "impatient traveler" and states the ceasefire between Lucis and Niflheim is "getting nowhere." He then tosses a coin to Noctis and his friends, telling them to consider it their "allowance." As Gladiolus catches the coin, he asks for his identity, in which he replies that he is "a man of no consequence."
Ardyn is then seen in Lestallum, where he offers to take Noctis and his crew to the Astral Shard where Titan rests. After directing Noctis and his crew towards the site, he does not continue forward and bids farewell to the crew for now.
Creation and development Edit
The most enjoyable part of playing Ardyn: the writing... He's a wonderfully written character. He's very human because he has so many different sides. He's got that very sincere insincerity, and I adored that about him.
Ardyn is voiced by Keiji Fujiwara in the Japanese versions of Final Fantasy XV and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He shares his Japanese voice actor with Reno from the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and Izana Kunagiri from Final Fantasy Type-0, as well as Axel and Lea from the Kingdom Hearts series.
- Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
- Final Fantasy XV
"Izunia" is derived from iizuna, the Japanese name for the least weasel.
- ↑ Tabata talks magic, Niflheim and more in latest Final Fantasy XV Active Time Report (Accessed: October 27, 2016) at NovaCrystallis
- ↑ Character artist Roberto Ferrari speaks on Final Fantasy XV story changes, cut characters (Accessed: October 27, 2016) at NovaCrystallis
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BDnjv6EkIwu/
- ↑ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/video-games/Final-Fantasy-XV/side-by-side/
- ↑ http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/movies/Kingsglaive-Final-Fantasy-XV/side-by-side/