- "Who is the leader? I am! I give the orders around here!!"
Brother (アニキ, Aniki?) is a non-player character in Final Fantasy X who is featured in a more prominent role in Final Fantasy X-2. He is an Al Bhed, and is Cid's son. As such, he is also Rikku's brother, Braska's nephew, and Yuna's cousin, and is seen to have a bit of a crush on her. He is a blitzball player who can be recruited for the Besaid Aurochs in Final Fantasy X and starts as a blitzball player for the Gullwings in Final Fantasy X-2.
His real name is actually Brother, as stated in all blitzball matches he takes part in, and moreover, in Al Bhed Home - Living quarters, there's a treasure chest that can only be opened if the player answers questions in Al Bhed language: the last question asks what Cid's son name is, and the correct answer is "Brother". He is voiced by David Rasner in the English version who also voices Al-Cid Margrace from Final Fantasy XII, and by Takayuki Yamaguchi in the Japanese version, who also voices Clasko and Wantz.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
- "The time for invasion has come! Sphere hunter team Gullwi... Hm? Your friendly neigh... Heh? What are we called now?"
"Does it really matter?"
"Good point... Surging Flapping Neighboring Gullwings, attack!!"
- —Shinra and Brother discussing Gullwings' new moniker
Brother has green eyes with the trademark spiral pupil of the Al Bhed, blond Iroquois and ears adorned with multiple earrings. He wears long, gray pants held by blue-and-red suspenders, and black gloves with iron buttons and red-and-black cuffs. His chest and arms are heavily tattooed.
Brother is lively and wild with a taste for action. He loves Yuna, being somewhat obsessive about her as whenever he hears any trouble around her, he is ready to protect her from harm. He may have developed his overprotectiveness for Yuna after his father, Cid. Brother often acts without thinking and is ready for anything, even going so far as to jump off ship when he thinks Yuna is in danger. In keeping with the traditional Japanese perception of cousins, Brother's crush on Yuna is not halted by his blood relation to her.
He does care for his sister Rikku and tells Tidus to take care of her before they go fight Sin, although in Final Fantasy X-2 he hardly shows any signs of caring for her, his attention mostly being focused on Yuna. He tells Rikku to use proper grammar, but fails to mention that to Yuna when she picks up Rikku's speech patterns. Having only recently perfected speaking another language, Brother slips back into Al Bhed when emotion overcomes him, and he has been asking if his speaking has improved any.
When Brother was a child he attempted to chase off a fiend that attacked a young Rikku at the beach with a Thunder spell, but missed and hit Rikku instead. This traumatizes Rikku and leaves her with astraphobia.
Brother is onboard the Al Bhed Salvage Ship tasked to recover a sunken airship. His posse manhandles Tidus, whom they believe to be a fiend in human form. Rikku persuades him not to kill Tidus, and Brother tells him in comical sign language he has to do work for the Al Bhed if he wants to live. He sends Tidus and Rikku on a mission to salvage what would later be the Fahrenheit.
Yuna's pilgrimage reaches Lake Macalania Brother sends a giant machina weapon at them that shuts off their magic and aeons. After the weapon is destroyed, Rikku explains to Brother in the Al Bhed language she had become Yuna's guardian, though Brother wants nothing to do with it.
When the Al Bhed Home is being invaded by the Guado, Brother pilots the now-operational airship to safety. He opposes Cid's plan to destroy Home but is forced to comply, and leads the surviving Al Bhed in a prayer for their former sanctuary. During the final fight with Sin, Brother begins to use a little English.
- ""Disasteriffic" is not a word! Say "disastrous" like the rest of Spira!"
- —Brother to Rikku
Sometime after the start of the Eternal Calm, Cid and Brother had a falling out and Brother and Buddy traveled to Spira's north where they found the Celsius after being led to it by a gull. Freezing and without any food, Buddy and Brother ate the gull to survive, and in its honor they named their group the Gullwings.
Brother is the leader of the Gullwings, a group of Sphere Hunters, though his attempts to lead the group and maintain order are comical, especially when he is up against the combined force of YRP. He speaks in broken English, which he has been learning to communicate with Yuna.
At one point, Brother reveals the depth of his affection to Barkeep: having watched her grow as a person during the time they'd shared, he came to love the Yuna with her back to him, "looking ahead into the distance". He is hit repeatedly by varying characters (mostly Rikku and Buddy) for some of his comments made towards/about Yuna.
When Cid comes aboard the Celsius and attempts to make peace with his "wayward" children, it will cause an argument, after which the three of them will contemplate their futures.
Brother can be recruited as a party member Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission through the Creature Capture system. Brother is the first monster ally to be obtained by the player during the Special Monster Pod tutorial. Brother attacks with his hips in battle and has access to three abilities Matsuri, Arashi, and Otokogi. He can use any of the common dresspheres. Like all monster allies, Brother is controlled by the game's AI.
- Main article: Brother (Boss)
Brother can be fought in the Coliseum in Final Fantasy X-2: International + Last Mission as a boss. During the battle he is paired up with Buddy.
Final Fantasy XEdit
Brother is the best "free-agent" blitzball player available for the player to hire in the early and mid-game. He boasts good starting PA, SH, and BL stats, and is one of the fastest swimmers in Spira. His stats allow him to dominate the sphere pool until blitzball reaches its later stages; as such, he is a handy addition to the Besaid Aurochs, especially early on. Brother's best position is MF, as it allows him to take advantage of all of his stats.
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Final Fantasy X-2Edit
In Final Fantasy X-2, Brother is a starting player for the Gullwings blitzball team alongside YRP.
Brother's name in the Japanese version is "Aniki" (アニキ). In Japanese language, Aniki (兄貴) is a honorable term for an older brother or a superior.