|Affiliation||Church of Glabados|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Character|
Cardinal Alphonse Delacroix also known as Alphons Draclau, is second-in-command of the Church of Glabados as well as a famous knight of the Fifty Years' War. He is possessed by the Lucavi demon Cúchulainn and is the lord of Lionel Castle. His birthday is November 15.
He uses the unique Job Class Cardinal.
Delacroix is helping the Lucavi retrieve all of the Zodiac Stones which are the Lucavi's conduits to exist in Ivalice. He learns that Besrudio Bunansa has the Taurus Stone and hires Ludovich Baert, leader of the Baert Trading Company to seize the stone. They capture Besrudio, but his son Mustadio escapes. Baert's mercenaries hunt him down, but he is saved by Ramza Beoulve and Agrias Oaks who are on their way to Lionel to seek shelter for Princess Ovelia.
The Cardinal greets them and reveals that he has the Scorpio Stone. He tells Mustadio about the Zodiac Brave Legend and then agrees to shelter Ovelia. Agrias remains with Ovelia, while Ramza and Mustadio depart for the Clockwork City of Goug to find Besrudio.
Delacroix has Ovelia imprisoned, but Agrias escapes. Meanwhile, Ramza and Mustadio run afoul of Baert. Baert manages to obtain what he believes is the Taurus Stone, but is actually a fake. He takes it back to the Cardinal and the Cardinal, discovering it to be a fake, kills Baert and hires Goffard Gaffgarion in his place. Ramza and Mustadio escape Baert's minions and return by an alternate route, rescuing Agrias in the process.
Gaffgarion sets a trap at Golgollada Gallows, but is unable to defeat Ramza upon his arrival and retreats back to Lionel where he sets a second trap at the gate. Meanwhile, Delacroix greets Delita Heiral and fellow demon-possessed church official Folmarv Tengille. Folmarv informs Ovelia that she is not really the princess she thinks she is, and Delita then takes her to Duke Goltanna.
Ramza again defeats Gaffgarion, this time killing him, and makes his way inside the castle, where he, Agrias, and Mustadio confront Delacroix, aware of his involvement with Baert. Delacroix reveals that Ovelia is no longer around and transforms into Cúchulainn. He then attacks Ramza and company, but despite his powerful attacks, he is defeated and killed. Ramza is later branded as a heretic by the High Confessor Zalmour because of what occurred in Lionel, claiming that Ramza killed the cardinal and stole the auracite.
The cardinal's power in the Church is second only to that of the High Confessor himself.
Note: This job is a story related job used in cut scenes, it serves no purpose in battle as there is no skillsets associated with the job. It possesses no Abilities, no Reaction Abilities, no Support Abilities, and no Movement Abilities. Curious to say, the developers did take time to give it a job description.
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"De la Croix" means "of the Cross" in French. The name "Alphonse" means "eager" or "noble". Altogether, the character's name translation, "Noble of the Cross", fits his position as Cardinal.