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Banon
Banon
SpritesBanon menuFFVI Banon Menu iOS
Banon
FFVI Banon Sprite iOS
Japanese nameBannan
Kanaバナン?
RōmajiBanan
JobOracle
SkillPray
Desperation AttackNone
Age54[1]
BirthdayOctober 23[1]
Height172cm[1] (172 cm) 5' 8"
Weight70kg[1] 154 lbs.
Blood TypeA[1]
BirthplaceSouth Figaro
Final Fantasy VI Character
Your power is a gift, not a curse. No matter what happens, you must remember that. You are this world's last ray of light...our final hope.
—Banon, to Terra

Banon is a temporary playable character in Final Fantasy VI. He is the leader of the Returners, a secret resistance movement formed against the Gestahlian Empire.

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

Yoshitaka Amano's artwork shows Banon with a mass of shaggy brown hair and a beard, wearing green clothing and a layered cape that is brown, green, and orange from outside to inside. He wears black pauldrons, red bracers, and a wide belt with a zebra-striped sash underneath. His boots are dark brown. His in-game sprite simplifies this look as well as recoloring his trousers red and his boots green.

PersonalityEdit

Banon is a man of determination and spirit, leading a small rebel group against the might of the Empire. He has his agents fight with diplomacy, sabotage, and spying more than brute force. However, the harsh conditions of the war makes him somewhat harsh himself; he is very blunt when speaking to Terra for the first time and speaks of the atrocities she committed as an Imperial soldier, and brushes off Edgar's anger for not taking her amnesia into consideration. However, he does encourage her to join them by describing her as a ray of hope and doesn't intend to force her into it.

StoryEdit

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Banon meets Terra.

Players first meet Banon when Locke Cole, Edgar Roni Figaro and Sabin Rene Figaro bring Terra Branford to see him. He immediately becomes interested in Terra because he knows she annihilated fifty of the finest Imperial soldiers single-handedly, a fact which Terra denies due to amnesia. He asks Terra to join the Returners, and while it is up to the player to decide if Terra agrees or not, the story remains the same as she is forced to flee with the Returners. With Terra on his side, Banon realizes he needs to protect the remaining espers from the Empire. He decides to go to Narshe to take a look at the frozen esper, and takes Terra, Edgar and Sabin on a raft ride down the Lethe River to get there.

On the way, the four meet up with Ultros the octopus, and a battle ensues. During the struggle, Ultros sticks a tentacle onto Terra's leg, forcing Sabin to save her. He then boldly jumps from the raft to teach Ultros a lesson, but is swept away, and Banon, Edgar and Terra continue to Narshe alone. Once they get there, they can not enter the town because Terra is recognized as the person who attacked Narshe earlier.

Terra shows Edgar and Banon a secret way in, which they use to make their way to Arvis, a Returner living in Narshe. They then speak to the Elder of Narshe, who is reluctant to side with the Returners. Not even Cyan Garamonde, Gau or Celes Chere can convince the Elder. Kefka Palazzo attacks Narshe to claim the esper and Banon has to lead a defense, which consists of Terra, Locke, Edgar, Sabin, Cyan, Gau and Celes. They succeed in holding back Kefka, but when they check on the esper, Terra reacts to it and turns into an esper herself, flying away.

A search party is formed to look for her. Meanwhile, Banon stays in Narshe and tries to convince the Elder to align the city with the Returners and by the time Terra is saved, Narshe has decided to do so. Banon formulates a plan to attack the Empire. Terra would plead to the espers in their home to help, and attack Vector from the east, while Banon would lead a coalition of Returners and Narshe Guards to attack from the north.

The plan works, and Banon eventually winds up in Vector to find it in flames, worried that the espers had gone too far. What happens to Banon after that is unknown, and it is possible he is either betrayed and killed by the Empire, or died during the end of the world. The developers actually refuse to comment on his fate, with Sakaguchi saying "Use your imagination."[2]

GameplayEdit

FF6 iOS Banon Sprites

Banon is an Oracle, and as such his stats are heavily weighted in the magic areas, while having low HP, and Attack power. His defensive stats are also quite high. Being a temporary character, his equipment is permanently set to a Punisher, Magus Hat and Silk Robe. Also, if Banon is KO'd at any time while in the party, it counts as an instant Game Over. His ability is Pray (Health in the original SNES version), which simply casts Cura on the party for no MP cost. This makes Pray vulnerable to Runic, and can be reflected, though it is unlikely for the player to ever see this happen.

Banon and Leo share the same slot, whatever row (back or front) Banon is currently or placed in before he leaves the party, Leo will be in the same row Banon last was.

StatsEdit

Name Initial Stats
Strength 10
Speed 24
Stamina 11
Magic 32
Attack 6
Defense 56
Evasion 36%
Magic Defense 51
Magic Evasion 32%
Escape Success 2
HP Gain 46
MP Gain 16
Level Averaging -3
Level HP MP EXP +
2 57 20 32
3 69 24 96
4 83 29 208
5 100 34 400
6 120 40 672
7 142 46 1056
8 166 53 1552
9 192 61 2184
11 247 78 3936
12 277 87 5080
13 312 97 6432
14 351 107 7992
15 395 117 9784
16 445 127 11840
17 499 137 14152
18 556 148 16736
19 617 159 19616
21 749 181 26360
22 818 192 30232
23 890 204 34456
24 966 216 39056
25 1045 228 44072
26 1127 240 49464
27 1213 252 55288
28 1303 265 61568
29 1398 278 68304
31 1597 304 83184
32 1698 317 91384
33 1800 331 100088
34 1902 345 109344
35 2005 359 119136
36 2109 373 129504
37 2215 387 140464
38 2322 402 152008
39 2430 417 164184
41 2651 447 190416
42 2764 462 204520
43 2878 478 219320
44 2994 494 234808
45 3111 510 251000
46 3230 526 267936
47 3350 542 285600
48 3472 559 304040
49 3597 576 323248
51 3855 609 364064
52 3986 624 385696
53 4119 638 408160
54 4253 651 431488
55 4389 663 455680
56 4526 674 480776
57 4665 684 506760
58 4807 693 533680
59 4951 701 561528
61 5243 714 620096
62 5391 719 650840
63 5541 724 682600
64 5693 730 715368
65 5846 736 749160
66 6001 743 784016
67 6157 750 819920
68 6315 757 856920
69 6475 765 895016
71 6797 781 974536
72 6952 789 1016000
73 7103 797 1058640
74 7248 804 1102456
75 7388 811 1147456
76 7524 818 1193648
77 7656 824 1241080
78 7782 830 1289744
79 7902 836 1339672
81 8132 847 1443368
82 8242 852 1497160
83 8350 857 1552264
84 8455 862 1608712
85 8557 867 1666512
86 8657 872 1725688
87 8755 877 1786240
88 8850 883 1848184
89 8942 889 1911552
91 9120 901 2042608
92 9207 907 2110320
93 9292 914 2179504
94 9375 922 2250192
95 9457 931 2322392
96 9537 941 2396128
97 9620 952 2471400
98 9706 964 2548224
99 9794 977 2637112

Other AppearancesEdit

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Banon TCG


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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Banon is a Welsh female name meaning "Queen". An alternate spelling (Bannon) is a family name of Anglo-Saxon origin that translates to "warrior" or "soldier".

TriviaEdit

  • In the Dawn of Souls and subsequent remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Banon is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Warrior job.
  • Duncan, the mentor of Sabin, appears as a palette-swap of Banon.

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