You got it, Lady A!
Biggs Callux (ビッグス・ケレクス, Biggusu Kerekusu?) and Wedge Kincaid (ウェッジ・キカーダ, Wejji Kikāda?) are characters from Final Fantasy XV, who serve as Aranea Highwind's subordinates. Biggs and Wedge are recurring character names in the Final Fantasy series.
- Biggs Callux
- Officer of Niflheim's Third Army Corps 87th Airborne Division. Before he aligned himself with the empire, he worked as a mercenary-for-hire with his partner Wedge. Sensing his potential, Aranea recruited him into her ranks soon after they met, and Biggs now serves as "Lady A's" faithful bodyguard. He completes his missions with ease—but not without questioning the empire's ruthless methods.
- Wedge Kincaid
- Officer of Niflheim's Third Army Corps 87th Airborne Division. A fateful encounter with Aranea brought both Wedge and his partner Biggs under her command, and hey continue to serve "lady A" to this day. A fellow of few words, Wedge spends much of his leisure alone, reading and fishing in silence. He is equally quiet in the field, following his orders without saying a thing.
Biggs is 32 years old and 185 cm tall. He wears a long white military trench coat with red details and a black peaked cap with a golden insignia on the front. He has black hair and stubble and wears black gloves.
Wedge is 29 and 180 cm tall. He wears a black trench coat with red and gray details and has gray gloves and wears a peaked hood.
Biggs and Wedge are frank and loyal to Aranea. They value their loyalty to her and to the citizens more than to the government, and urge their peers to get out of Gralea when they sense things are going to end badly. They aid Noctis on his quest because Aranea believes in him. Biggs, being the superior, tends to take charge, while the taciturn Wedge rarely speaks up.
Biggs and Wedge have known Aranea since they were all teenagers. Aranea was impressed by them when they worked as mercenaries-for-hire, and Biggs became her bodyguard. When Noctis and his companions travel to Vesperpool in search of Mythril, they come across the duo. When Aranea joins Noctis's group, she leaves Biggs and Wedge in charge of their encampment. During conversations with Noctis's party, Aranea states that, while she doesn't exactly consider the duo to be friends, she trusts them completely.
They are not seen again until much later, when Noctis and his group arrive in Tenebrae, once again alongside Aranea. As Noctis's party needs someone to operate the Magna Fortia taking them to Niflheim's capital of Gralea, Aranea assigns Biggs and Wedge to the task. Along the way, they converse with Noctis's party via the trains intercom, until the train is attacked and disabled by daemons. They tell Noctis not to worry and escape without them. Afterwards, Noctis's group state their hope that the two of them made it out alive.
After darkness overtakes Eos, Biggs and Wedge at some point become stranded in Cleigne. They are rescued and taken to Meldacio Hunter HQ where they help bolster up the security at the Hunter HQ with imperial soldiers. After a ten-year slumber Noctis emerges from the Crystal. He is informed by Talcott that Biggs and Wedge survived the attack on the train and that, alongside Aranea, they have become leaders among those protecting the people from daemons. Each now leads a unit of their own army.
Creation and developmentEdit
She hasn't changed at all, I only had to change the spear because it lacked scenic impact [...] I drew a quick draft of Biggs and Wedge, but my prototypes weren't taken into consideration and ended up being two "mannequins" in a suit. She initially was supposed to always be accompanied by those two. Her original was that of a member of a squadron that had specific attack patterns based on jumps.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit
Biggs and Wedge are a recurring running gag in the Final Fantasy series. They almost always appear as a duo, and are named after Star Wars characters, Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker's Red Squadron wingmen in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
- Verse 2 of Chapter 13 that follows Gladiolus and Ignis has some added radio communications. In the English version, one of them seems to refer to Biggs Callux: "Calling all frequencies—hey. Hey! Is anybody out there? …Anybody who hasn’t turned yet? Anybody? This is—no, forget it. What does it matter? Only a matter of time until I turn just like everyone else did. He was right, 'Ain’t long until the empire falls—and when she does, it'll hit like a ton of bricks.' Should’ve taken his advice and got out when I had the chance. Y'hear that, Callux? You were right. Go on—tell me, 'I told you so.' Sorry I won’t be able to pick up my tab."