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Filthy criminals, trying to snatch our warship! But I suppose even the accused should know their accusers. I am Baugauven of the Flame, one of Avalon's four generals.
Baugauven, ever cocky and warlike, is known by friend and foes alike as the Explosive Berserker. His command over the Empire's special forces leave no doubt as to the power he wields, and his "Final Backdraft" attack leaves his enemies scorched into lifeless husks.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Baugauven is a tanned, purple haired man who is clothed entirely in red. He wears a simple tunic that is held in place by a golden belt and blue cord, scarlet gloves that extend to the mid arm, and military boots that leave his feet partially exposed. As well as this, Baugauven dons a long cape, which is held in place by two gold pauldrons, and he wears a circular white marking on his forehead, reminiscent of the Hindu bindi. In his Awakened form, Baugauven retains most of his previous attire, but part of his cape transforms into a fiery, serpentine creature with eyes and a beak-like mouth. In his final, undead form, he becomes heavily muscled, loses his boots and gloves, and his flaming snake familiar coils around him in a protective stance.
To his subordinates and to the Warriors of Light and Darkness, Baugauven is a callous and bellicose man interested only in the martial affairs of the Avalonian Empire, unto which he serves willingly. He frequently demonstrates a lack of regard to human life at distinct moments in the game, such as his genocide of the Dark Knights at Castle Falgabard, and his readiness to kill Sol, Aigis, Sarah and Dusk when on board the airship that they stole. Furthermore, when it becomes apparent during the dragon's raid on the ship that it is about to fall out of the sky and crash, Baugauven decides to evacuate in the hopes that they will be killed in the collision, effectively dooming every Avalonian soldier on board as well. Cruel and unsympathetic, Baugauven derives pleasure from telling the Warriors of Darkness that their friends and family were killed in the crash, but succumbs to a brief moment of fear before being killed by Graham's Zantetsuken.
When Avalon ends its alliance with Lux, Baugauven is deployed to retrieve the Avalonian airship that Sol and his friends stole. Easily overpowering them, Baugauven decides to end the fight with his Final Backdraft attack. However, Elgo takes the full blunt of the attack, shielding the rest of the party from damage. Before he could kill the others, Baugauven is forced to fall back when a group of wyverns under Barbara appear and overwhelm the Imperial soldiers. He abandons the crashing airship, believing the warriors of Light to have perished in the crash.
Arriving to Falgabard in order to find the crystal, Baugauven encounters the Warriors of Darkness. Though hindered, Baugauven catches up to them when they and Graham look for Falgabard's Crystal. Revealing he met the Warriors of Light yet is confident that they died, Baugauven engages the Warriors of Darkness and Graham in battle. Over the course of the battle, he manages to overwhelm the Warriors of Darkness except for Graham, who engages Baugauven in single combat, and kills him with Zantetsuken. However, his Backdraft flame now a part of him, Baugauven is resurrected as a mindless creature by the Empire in order to aid them in securing the Dark Matter. The Warriors of Light and Darkness confront him one last time and put him out of his misery.
Baugauven appears as a fire-elemental summon. His special attack is Final Backdraft, which deals fire-elemental damage to all enemies and decreases their attack for three turns.
Baugauven allows the wielder to use the following abilities:
- Firaga Blow I
- Firaga Blow II
- Firaga Blow III
Baugauven appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with a fire-elemental card.
Baugauven is an evil Persian spirit of fire in demonology.