- “Too late, and to their sorrow, do those who misplace their trust in gods learn their fate.”
- —Judge Bergan
Judge Bergan (ベルガ, Beruga?) is a character in Final Fantasy XII. An antagonist, he is a Judge Magister, the highest rank possible in the Archadian military. A cruel man, he strongly believes in military might, and that only the strong should rule, with an iron fist.
In the manga adaptation serialized in GanGan Powered, a manga magazine published by Square Enix, Judge Bergan is involved in the Battle of Nalbina Fortress. He fights against Lord Rasler and his ground troops, but it is all a ruse to keep Dalmasca's reinforcements away from the Fortress in time to destroy its Paling.
Judge Bergan's appearance in the story is short, but intimidating. He is first seen when he, Judge Drace, and Judge Zargabaath, are discussing Vayne Solidor's leadership. He again appears when Emperor Gramis is found murdered. A staunch supporter of Vayne Solidor, Bergan is more than willing to accept him as Archadia's new Emperor, since Vayne also believes in ruling with absolute power. When Drace accuses Vayne of killing his own father, Bergan gleefully knocks her aside by using the power of his manufacted nethicite.
Bergan is sent with Zargabaath and Gabranth to Mt. Bur-Omisace to retrieve Larsa. While Zargabaath and Gabranth escort the young lord back to Archadia, Bergan has other ideas. Going on a rampage, Bergan slaughters the people of Mt. Bur-Omisace, including the Gran Kiltias Anastasis. Ashe's party arrives too late to save the Gran Kiltias, but they corner Bergan.
As he lectures on the brilliance of manufacted nethicite, Vaan sees Venat controlling the Judge. The party tries to talk the Judge out of doing anything else, but with the power of nethicite coursing through his body Bergan attacks the party in a rage. After he is defeated, the power of the nethicite overwhelms him, killing him where he stands.
|Gary Martin as Bergan|
|"Too late and to their sorrow, do those who misplace their trust in gods learn their fate."
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- Main article: Judge Bergan (Boss)
Judge Bergan is fought in Mt. Bur-Omisace after the party witnesses the death of Gran Kiltias, and he is aided by three Imperial Judges.
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Bergan appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game.
- Yōsuke Akimoto, the voice of Bergan, is also the narrator for Final Fantasy Type-0 and the voice of Xaldin and Dilan in the Kingdom Hearts series.