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Biggs / Wedge
Imperial Guard
SpritesVicks-Wedge menuFFVI Biggs-Wedge Menu iOS
Biggs and Wedge Magitek
Japanese nameBiggs / Wedge
Kanaビックス / ウェッジ?
RōmajiBikkusu / Wejji
JobSoldier
SkillNone
Final Fantasy VI Character
Hard to believe an Esper's been found intact there, 1000 years after the War of the Magi...
—Wedge
See also: Biggs and Wedge

Biggs and Wedge, also known as Vicks and Wedge in the SNES translation, are temporary playable characters in Final Fantasy VI. They are soldiers of the Gestahlian Empire, and accompany Terra Branford on her mission to Narshe to retrieve the frozen esper, Valigarmanda.

Ted Woolsey, the game's original translator, translated them as Vicks and Wedge. Vicks was changed back to Biggs in subsequent re-releases.

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

Neither Biggs nor Wedge are distinguishable from any other brown-armored imperial soldiers. They share a menu sprite which shows a small amount of blond hair peeking out from under their helmets. In the CG cutscene intro for the PlayStation release, one is shorter and stockier than the other, but there is no indication given as to which is Biggs or Wedge.

PersonalityEdit

Both are professional soldiers focused on their mission. Wedge is skeptical regarding the presence of the esper in Narshe, but carry out their mission regardless. They express hints of fear or disdain for Terra: being concerned if she's sufficiently controlled by the Slave Crown and deciding to have her take point in the attack on Narshe to avoid the risk.

StoryEdit

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Biggs, Wedge and Terra in Narshe mountains. (iOS)

The three are sent to Narshe to investigate a frozen esper the miners have dug up in the mountain. Though skeptical, they presume Terra's presence means their superiors are taking the rumors seriously. The three march on the town, putting Terra on point, and fight through Narshe's guards to reach the Narshe Mines. The three battle a monster called Ymir the guards have trained to guard the mine, and destroy it.

In a new mine shaft the three find the frozen esper Valigarmanda, but as they approach it, it reacts to Terra's presence. Biggs and Wedge vanish in flashes of light and are probably killed.


GameplayEdit

FF6 iOS Biggs and Wedge Sprites

Biggs and Wedge are temporary characters, and have no innate special abilities. Because they are always seen riding Magitek Armor, they have access to the Magitek command in place of the Attack command. They begin the game at Level 1 and are both equipped with a Mythril Blade, Buckler, Leather Hat, and Leather Armor, but their equipment cannot be changed.

Unlike the other guests in the game, all the imperial soldier's sprites and animation are used on the field such has their magic casting sprite are used in the pub found in Albrook.

StatsEdit

Biggs Wedge
Name Initial Stats
Strength 41
Speed 36
Stamina 45
Magic 28
Attack 27
Defense 79
Evasion 12%
Magic Defense 50
Magic Evasion 0%
Escape Success 4
HP Gain 70
MP Gain 0
Level Averaging -3
Name Initial Stats
Strength 40
Speed 35
Stamina 46
Magic 29
Attack 24
Defense 77
Evasion 15%
Magic Defense 50
Magic Evasion 0%
Escape Success 4
HP Gain 68
MP Gain 0
Level Averaging -3
Level HP MP EXP +
2 81 4 32
3 93 8 96
4 107 13 208
5 124 18 400
6 144 24 672
7 166 30 1056
8 190 37 1552
9 216 45 2184
11 271 62 3936
12 301 71 5080
13 336 81 6432
14 375 91 7992
15 419 101 9784
16 469 111 11840
17 523 121 14152
18 580 132 16736
19 641 143 19616
21 773 165 26360
22 842 176 30232
23 914 188 34456
24 990 200 39056
25 1069 212 44072
26 1151 224 49464
27 1237 236 55288
28 1327 249 61568
29 1422 262 68304
31 1621 288 83184
32 1722 301 91384
33 1824 315 100088
34 1926 329 109344
35 2029 343 119136
36 2133 357 129504
37 2239 371 140464
38 2346 386 152008
39 2454 401 164184
41 2675 431 190416
42 2788 446 204520
43 2902 462 219320
44 3018 478 234808
45 3135 494 251000
46 3254 510 267936
47 3374 526 285600
48 3496 543 304040
49 3621 560 323248
51 3879 593 364064
52 4010 608 385696
53 4143 622 408160
54 4277 635 431488
55 4413 647 455680
56 4550 658 480776
57 4689 668 506760
58 4831 677 533680
59 4975 685 561528
61 5267 698 620096
62 5415 703 650840
63 5565 708 682600
64 5717 714 715368
65 5870 720 749160
66 6025 727 784016
67 6181 734 819920
68 6339 741 856920
69 6499 749 895016
71 6821 765 974536
72 6976 773 1016000
73 7127 781 1058640
74 7272 788 1102456
75 7412 795 1147456
76 7548 802 1193648
77 7680 808 1241080
78 7806 814 1289744
79 7926 820 1339672
81 8156 831 1443368
82 8266 836 1497160
83 8374 841 1552264
84 8479 846 1608712
85 8581 851 1666512
86 8681 856 1725688
87 8779 861 1786240
88 8874 867 1848184
89 8966 873 1911552
91 9144 885 2042608
92 9231 891 2110320
93 9316 898 2179504
94 9399 906 2250192
95 9481 915 2322392
96 9561 925 2396128
97 9644 936 2471400
98 9730 948 2548224
99 9818 961 2637112
Level HP MP EXP +
2 79 4 32
3 91 8 96
4 105 13 208
5 122 18 400
6 142 24 672
7 164 30 1056
8 188 37 1552
9 214 45 2184
11 269 62 3936
12 299 71 5080
13 334 81 6432
14 373 91 7992
15 417 101 9784
16 467 111 11840
17 521 121 14152
18 578 132 16736
19 639 143 19616
21 771 165 26360
22 840 176 30232
23 912 188 34456
24 988 200 39056
25 1067 212 44072
26 1149 224 49464
27 1235 236 55288
28 1325 249 61568
29 1420 262 68304
31 1619 288 83184
32 1720 301 91384
33 1822 315 100088
34 1924 329 109344
35 2027 343 119136
36 2131 357 129504
37 2237 371 140464
38 2344 386 152008
39 2452 401 164184
41 2673 431 190416
42 2786 446 204520
43 2900 462 219320
44 3016 478 234808
45 3133 494 251000
46 3252 510 267936
47 3372 526 285600
48 3494 543 304040
49 3619 560 323248
51 3877 593 364064
52 4008 608 385696
53 4141 622 408160
54 4275 635 431488
55 4411 647 455680
56 4548 658 480776
57 4687 668 506760
58 4829 677 533680
59 4973 685 561528
61 5265 698 620096
62 5413 703 650840
63 5563 708 682600
64 5715 714 715368
65 5868 720 749160
66 6023 727 784016
67 6179 734 819920
68 6337 741 856920
69 6497 749 895016
71 6819 765 974536
72 6974 773 1016000
73 7125 781 1058640
74 7270 788 1102456
75 7410 795 1147456
76 7546 802 1193648
77 7678 808 1241080
78 7804 814 1289744
79 7924 820 1339672
81 8154 831 1443368
82 8264 836 1497160
83 8372 841 1552264
84 8477 846 1608712
85 8579 851 1666512
86 8679 856 1725688
87 8777 861 1786240
88 8872 867 1848184
89 8964 873 1911552
91 9142 885 2042608
92 9229 891 2110320
93 9314 898 2179504
94 9397 906 2250192
95 9479 915 2322392
96 9559 925 2396128
97 9642 936 2471400
98 9728 948 2548224
99 9816 961 2637112

Other AppearancesEdit

Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Biggs and Wedge make a small cameo in Dissidia Final Fantasy as tutors from the in-game manuals. Biggs jokes about his name being mistranslated as Vicks, but assures the player that it is Biggs.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Chrono TriggerEdit

CT Biggs & Wedge

The two soldiers called Biggs and Wedge appear in Chrono Trigger, as employees in Norstein Bekkler's Tent of Horrors. A V-Jump issue in Japan humorously state that after Valigarmanda made them disappear in Final Fantasy VI, they ended up in the Chrono Trigger dimension and were found by Norstein, who gave them their new jobs.[1]

Like in Final Fantasy VI, Biggs was called Vicks in the SNES and PlayStation versions, but this was corrected in the Nintendo DS version.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

FFVI Early Screenshot 1

Early screenshot of the Japanese version.

  • Valigarmanda dispatches Wedge first, then Biggs. This reflects Star Wars in that Wedge was forced to withdraw from the battle after his fighter was damaged, and afterwards Biggs's fighter was destroyed.
  • Early screenshots of the game's Japanese version call Biggs, Reo (レオ?), and Wedge, Banan (バナン?), respectively. Interestingly, these are the Japanese names of Leo and Banon. Likely the names were conceived before they were given to the actual Leo and Banon, and the soldiers were used as placeholders until the former's final designs were determined.
  • On April 11, 2013, Producer's Letter Live for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Producer Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P) showed a video to spotlight the Magitech Armor in the game. The video was, at his instructions, heavily inspired by, and designed to evoke, the opening scene of Final Fantasy VI, and featured characters recognizable as Terra Branford, Biggs, and Wedge.[2]


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