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Who is the leader? I am! I give the orders around here!!
—Brother

Brother 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 and Rikku's brother, Braska's nephew, and Yuna's cousin. 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 name is actually Brother, as stated in blitzball matches he participates, and in Al Bhed Home - Living quarters, there's a treasure chest that can 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".

According to the Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega Brother is 18 years old during Final Fantasy X.

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

Brotherprofile

Portrait of Brother.

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.

PersonalityEdit

Brother: "The time for invasion has come! Sphere hunter team Gullwi... Hm? Your friendly neigh... Heh? What are we called now?"
Buddy: "Does it really matter?"
Brother: "Good point... Surging Flapping Neighboring Gullwings, attack!!"
—Shinra and Brother discussing Gullwings' new moniker

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. He may have developed his over-protectiveness 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 cares for his younger sister Rikku and tells Tidus to take care of her before they fight Sin, although in Final Fantasy X-2 his attention is mostly 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.

StoryEdit

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Final Fantasy XEdit

X

Brother pilots fahrenheit

Brother pilots the Fahrenheit in Final Fantasy X.

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 placed in charge of an Al Bhed Salvage Ship tasked to recover a sunken airship and attempts to tell the captive Tidus through gestures that he would be working with them. Even after Tidus helps Rikku in the salvage operation what would later result in the Fahrenheit, Brother remains cold to the captive. He later leads an attack on Yuna's group when her pilgrimage reaches Lake Macalania, employing an anti-magic machina. After the weapon is destroyed, Brother threatens to tell Rikku on their father and washes his hands of the situation when she explains she will protect Yuna as her guardian.

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 and sobbing once the deed is done. Brother remains the Fahrenheit's pilot and, prior to the final battle with Sin, musters to speak the main Spiran language to ask Tidus to keep Rikku safe.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

X-2

'Disasteriffic' is not a word! Say 'disastrous' like the rest of Spira!
—Brother to Rikku
Brother and Yuna

Brother and Yuna in Final Fantasy X-2.

Sometime after the start of the Eternal Calm, having had a falling out with Cid, Brother and his friend Buddy traveled to Spira's north where they discovered the Celsius after being led to it by a gull. Freezing and without food, Buddy and Brother ate the gull to survive, and named their sphere hunter group the Gullwings in its honor. Though the leader, having perfected his bilingual skills to better communicate with Yuna, Brother acts more like the group's comedy relief as he gets hit whenever he comments on Yuna.

Eventually, Brother reveals the depth of his affection to Barkeep: having watched Yuna grow as a person during the time they'd shared, he has come to love Yuna with her back to him, "looking ahead into the distance". When Cid comes aboard the Celsius and attempts to make peace with his "wayward" children it escalates into an argument, after which Cid, Brother and Rikku contemplate their futures.

Final Fantasy X-2.5 ~Eien no Daishō~Edit

FFX2 . 5 After landing in Besaid for Tidus and Yuna's reunion, the Celsius malfunctions and is unable to fly and even Shinra is stumped on how to repair it. Thus the Gullwings stay in the village. When Buddy, Brother and Shinra are talking among themselves in Al Bhed, a man named Briar points Shinra out as a "Bedore" and tries to attack him. Paine and the other Gullwings subdue him and tie him up at the Besaid Temple.

Spoilers end here.

GameplayEdit

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.

At level 99, Brother is tied with Nedus for the best SP stat in the game.

Location
Airship - Bridge


Key Techniques
Wither Tackle 2
Nap Tackle
Sphere Shot
Stats
Lv 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 60 70 80 90 99
HP 105 265 500 775 1,090 1,445 1,840 2,275 2,750 3,265 3,820 5,050 6,440 7,990 9,700 9,999
SP 75 75 75 76 76 77 78 79 80 81 83 85 89 92 96 99
EN 8 11 15 18 21 25 28 31 34 36 39 44 49 53 56 59
AT 6 7 9 10 12 14 16 18 21 23 25 30 36 42 48 54
PA 14 17 20 23 26 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 44 44 44
BL 13 18 21 23 26 28 29 31 32 34 35 37 40 42 44 45
SH 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 26 29 32 35 39 42
CA 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 17 20

TechniquesEdit

  • Starting Techniques: Anti-Venom 2, Venom Pass, Wither Pass, Wither Shot 2, Wither Tackle

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Creature CreatorEdit

Brother Battle

Brother in battle.

Brother can be recruited as a party member through the Creature Creator system. He is obtained automatically whenever the player has no creatures in their roster and is available upon starting the game. Brother attacks with his hips in battle and has access to three abilities: Stormin', Partyin'; and Machismo. He can use any of the common dresspheres. Like all monster allies, Brother is controlled by the game's AI.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic
Defense
Agility Accuracy Evasion Luck
2 200 28 23 15 34 22 53 91 5 13
10
20
30
40
50
60 2173 134 137 41 79 42 109 96 9 14
70
80
90
99
Abilities
  • Attack
  • Stormin' - a six-hit punch combo: if hit with Blaster or Seed Burst.
  • Partyin' - an attack that hits all enemies.

Fiend ArenaEdit

Brother can be fought in the Youth League Tournament in the Fiend Arena as a boss. During the battle he is paired up with Buddy.

BlitzballEdit

Stats
Lv Start Max Lv Start Max
SPD 40 40 END 4 42
ATK 2 12 PAS 2 43
BLK 4 21 SHT 1 51
CAT 1 10 RNG 36 115
REC 40 200 RCH 60 60

Creation and developmentEdit

VoiceEdit

Brother's Japanese voice actor is Takayuki Yamaguchi while his English voice actor is David Rasner. Yamaguchi also provides voices for Clasko and Wantz in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, while Rasner voices Al-Cid Margrace from Final Fantasy XII.

Other appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

TCG

Brother TCG

Brother from Final Fantasy X-2 appears with a wind-elemental card.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

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.

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