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A kind-hearted knight wielding both the powers of light and darkness, he prizes the bonds with his allies that at times are the cause of his doubts.
Dissidia 012 description
A kind-hearted knight that wields the accursed power of darkness.
Dissidia Final Fantasy description

Cecil Harvey is a warrior of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012. He relies on experience as both a Dark Knight and a Paladin, and may freely switch between them during battle. When a Dark Knight, he is a formidable ground fighter, boasting short and long range moves. As a Paladin, aerial combat is his forte, combining speed with expert swordplay. While traveling alongside Firion, Cloud, and Tidus, Cecil deals with his feelings for Golbez, torn between fighting him as his nemesis and trusting him as his brother.

Cecil also appears in the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT and its arcade version.

Profile Edit

Appearance Edit

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Cecil's outfits are based on Yoshitaka Amano's designs. As a Dark Knight, he is clad in black armor with indigo and gold linings, completed with a spiked helmet. As a Paladin, his physical appearance is revealed, having fair skin and white hair with beads. He wears white armor with blue linings and a flowing blueish/purplish cape. He wields lance-like swords based on Amano'sCecil Paladin artwork4a-cecil harvey v2. His EX Mode weapons also derive from Amano's drawingsCecil.

Cecil's first alternate outfit, "Knight of the Red Moon", recolors his armor to reflect a supplemental drawing by AmanoCecil Paladin. His Dark Knight armor is a lighter black with red accents, and his Paladin vestiges have silver and red highlights with an orange cape. To keep in-line with the color scheme, his dark swords are black and red, while his Paladin swords are silver and blue.

Cecil's second costume, "Knight of the Silver Moon", is his appearance from the opening FMV of the Final Fantasy IV 3D remake. His Dark Knight formCecildsNB dons a different helmet with dark gray armor adorned in red and silver highlights. As a PaladinCecil FF4DS CG Art Cecil's hair is straight combed, whereas his armor has more silver accents and a different cape. Both forms have different shoulder plates and symmetrical spikes. His base swords reflect the new color scheme, while his EX Mode weapons take on their designs from the remake's FMV.

Available as a downloadable bonus costume by purchasing Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, "Knight of the Twin Moon" is based on Cecil's super-deformedIV-cecilDK sd designsIV-cecilP sd, while incorporating aspects from his Final Fantasy IV sprites. When a Dark Knight, he has a more streamlined suit of dark blue armor, and his helmet has a red gem on the forehead and exposes his mouth. His Paladin form wears gold and blue armor and has a white cape with a red lining. His hair is purple, shorter and spiked, he wears a gold headpiece, and has green eyes instead of purple. His EX Mode weapons are based on the SD art, and his normal swords have streamlined features with color schemes matching the EX Mode weapons.

Cecil's crystal may allude to his own duality or the Crystals from Final Fantasy IV; it is half white and half black, possibly referring to the Light and Dark Crystals.

Cecil's manikin, Delusory Knight, is dark blue as a Dark Knight and silver when in Paladin form.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

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  • The Red Wings of Baron I - Default coloration. Updated versions of both his Dark Knight and Paladin forms, with the armor gaining more luster.
  • The Red Wings of Baron II - 1st alternate coloration. An updated version of his "Knight of the Red Moon" attire from the PSP games.
  • The Red Wings of Baron III - 2nd alternate coloration. Combines elements of both colors. Cecil's Dark Knight form has darker armor with cyan and golden elements, while his Paladin form features a gray cape and brown accents on his armor.
1st Alternate Costume
  • Remake Style A - Default coloration. An updated version of his "Knight of the Silver Moon" attire from Dissidia 012 and his main attire in the 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV. His Dark Knight armor is now bronze, and his Paladin armor white.
  • Remake Style B - 1st alternate coloration. His Paladin armor is lavender with white accents, and his cape red, while his Dark Knight armor is blue. The Dark Knight armor resembles Cecil's default Dark Knight form.
  • Remake Style C - 2nd alternate coloration. His Paladin armor is gold with purple accents, and his cape green, while his Dark Knight armor is red. The Paladin armor resembles Cecil's "Knight of the Twin Moon" form from Dissidia 012.
Weapons

Cecil equips spears as his primary weapon, and swords as his alternate arms:

  • Dark Claw & Holy Fang - Default weapons. Cecil's weapons wielded by him in Yoshitaka Amano's art. They previously did not have a name prior to the weapons update. They are wielded in his Dark Knight and Paladin jobs respectively.
  • Dark Sword & Lustrous Sword - 1st alternate weapons. They were previously wielded by Cecil while in "Job Change" EX Mode from the PSP games.
  • Moonless Claw & Fullmoon Fang - 2nd alternate weapons. Spear-swords wielded in his "Knight of the Twin Moon" DLC attire from Dissidia 012.
  • Moonless Sword & Fullmoon Sword - 3rd alternate weapons.

The Dark Sword and Lustrous Sword are exclusive weapons for Cecil in Final Fantasy IV, while Cecil's primary use of spears come from his "Knight of the Red Moon" Paladin art by Yoshitaka Amano. Thus far, the spears are exclusive to the Dissidia series.

Cecil's default player name is titled Nameless Knight.

Personality Edit

Cecil is a kind, honest, loyal, trustworthy, and noble knight who is yet doubtful and uncertain of himself. He has a compassionate relationship with his friends and a gentle heart. As a knight, he represents a strong-willed demeanor, mostly to his brother.

Cecil is insecure regarding the way to obtain the crystals. Like in Final Fantasy IV, he cherishes the bonds with his companions, especially Tidus, Firion, and Cloud, whom he travels with, and he believes that fighting together is the way to succeed.

Cecil respects his brother/villain, Golbez, listening to his advice and believing in his inner goodness while asking him to join the Warriors of Cosmos.

Story Edit

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Treachery of the Gods Edit

Dissidia012 During a secret meeting, Golbez tells Kain the summoned warriors have no memories of their home worlds, especially those closest to them, which Cecil proves by trying to protect Kain from Golbez, recalling Kain is his friend, but having no memories of Golbez as his brother. While talking to Kain, Cecil unknowingly confirms Golbez's words to Kain about the war's cycle of death and rebirth by mentioning how more of his memories have returned as he fights.

In the Crystal World, Cecil notices a depressed Firion, who resigns himself to forgetting about the wild rose that Lightning has in her possession. Cecil misinterprets Firion staring at Lightning as a sign of romantic interest, and calls her over. Firion attempts to establish privacy between the two, but he runs off due to Cecil's misunderstanding of the situation, much to the two's confusion.

Later on, Cecil is knocked out by Kain to protect him for the next conflict. Cecil isn't seen for the rest of the cycle until his purification by Shinryu.

Light to All Edit

Dissidia

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Cecil talks to Cloud about Firion's dream.

As the final cycle begins, Cecil joins Firion, Cloud, and Tidus. When Cloud asks why he is fighting, Cecil says he never considered, and Cloud later confides in him about Firion's reasons. Cecil says the wild rose symbolizes peace to Firion.

Golbez frequently advises his younger brother on seeking his crystal. Although Golbez is the enemy, Cecil wonders if he can trust him. He leaves with encouragement from Tidus and meets with Golbez, until Exdeath attacks them for Golbez's treason, with Cecil emerging victorious. Golbez refuses Cecil's offer to join him, saying he's beyond redemption. Cecil visits Cosmos, who confirms Golbez's word that a strong will and strength of heart uncovers the crystals. Cecil and Golbez soon duel again, with Cecil's crystal materializing upon victory. Cecil claims he and Golbez made it shine together, while Golbez denies this and says it was Cecil's success, which he had been trying to tell him all along.

Dissidia Cecil Cloud Crystal

Cecil and Cloud holding their Crystals.

After Cosmos's death, Cecil and the others travel to defeat Chaos and honor Cosmos's sacrifice. Cecil comforts Terra and Onion Knight when they are disheartened by Cosmos's death and their future after they defeat Chaos.

Cecil meets Golbez, who claims that in a world full of disorder his wish can be fulfilled. After Cecil triumphs over him, Golbez says he only wanted to test Cecil's bond with his friends to see if he could overcome Chaos. After claiming bonds are strong and that the Warriors of Cosmos are capable of anything, Golbez departs, saying he has no right to be near Cecil. Cecil offers Golbez to join them, stating their bond should allow them to fight together. Golbez tells Cecil he is far too kind to be a knight, but says they might fight at each other's side once the light shines on him.

Dissidia Cecil Ending

Cecil watching the moon before disappearing in the ending.

Cecil gathers with the the Warriors of Cosmos to defeat Chaos, and afterwards they find themselves in World A, where Cecil watches everyone return to their home worlds. Before departing for his own, Cecil tells his comrades he will pass on the strength they have given him.

Official Quests Edit

"Cecil's Quest 012: A Re-encounter With a Close Friend" concerns Cecil attempting to liberate a gateway with Vaan, when Vaan's mentions of airships sparks a memory. Cecil seeks out Kain to tell him he remembers him, and that they serve in Baron's military together. The two have a sparring match, and Cecil is frustrated over his other memories still being clouded, but Kain assures him he'll remember more in time.

"Cecil's Quest 013: Even I Don't Remember It" deals with Cecil's actions after claiming his Crystal in the 13th cycle. He meets up with Cloud, Terra, Tidus and the Onion Knight, and the five travel together until Kuja appears to alert them that Firion is on his way to confront the Emperor alone. Terra fights Kuja while Cloud and Tidus leave to help Firion, and when Terra is defeated, Cecil fights Kuja in her place. Kuja declares he has no need for the bonds and values they hold as they are only figments of weak memories, but Cecil denies this, claiming the bonds the warriors have forged have been created by fighting together in the cycles, and thus are genuine.

Spoilers end here.


Gameplay Edit

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Cecil's fighting style is Split Soul, due to his ability to change between Paladin and Dark Knight. His Dark Knight form specializes in slow, powerful attacks, while his Paladin form is fast and specializes in using swift attacks that can hit multiple times with the weakness of limited range. Despite being a melee fighter, both forms possess magic and several ranged attacks. Cecil reverts to a Dark Knight after using a ground HP attack, while aerial HP attacks turn him into a Paladin. His constant transformations can be difficult to master.

Boss Edit

Cecil is fought in Distant Glory and Inward Chaos.

Attacks Edit

Bravery Attacks: Dark Knight Edit
Dissidia
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Valiant Blow Ground 20 (10) 140 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Valiant Blow
Step forward and slash the opponent 3 times, slamming them away.
Dark Cannon Ground 20 (10) 180 Melee Low Magic Block Physical Initial DFF Dark Cannon
Fire small orbs of darkness that swirl forward and back, dragging the opponent.
Shadow Lance Ground 20 (10) 90 Melee LowAt close range
Ranged LowThrow
Wall Rush Physical Level 3 DFF Shadow Lance
Throw sword to knock the opponent away, then teleport it back to hand. Damage is determined on how long the sword makes contact.
Gravity Ball Aerial 20 (10) 140 Ranged Low Wall Rush Magical Initial DFF Gravity Ball
Fire a large orb of darkness that slams the opponent down.
Nightfall Aerial 20 (10) 180 Melee Low Chase Physical Level 13 DFF Nightfall
Quickly descend to attack the opponent, knocking them away.
Paladin Arts Aerial 30 (15) 300 Ranged Low None Magical Level 38 DFF Paladin Arts
Fire a large orb of darkness that causes the opponent to rise instead of fall. Can then press Circle to class-change to Paladin and attack with Searchlight.
Dissidia 012
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Valiant Blow Ground 20 (10) 110 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Valiant Blow
Lunge and stab the opponent, driving the weapon into their body before sending them flying with a powerful blow.
Dark Cannon Ground 20 (10) 110 Range LowInitial fire
Ranged MidReturn fire
Magic Block Physical Initial DFF Dark Cannon
Fire orbs of darkness that swirl forward and back to Cecil, dragging the opponent closer.
Shadow Lance Ground 20 (10) 110 Melee HighClose range
Ranged LowThrow
Wall Rush Physical Level 15 DFF Shadow Lance
Throw sword at the opponent to send them flying. Does more damage if the opponent is close.
Gravity Ball Aerial 20 (10) 90 Ranged Low Wall Rush Magical Initial DFF Gravity Ball
Conjure a ball of dark energy that travels downwards to slam the opponent to the ground.
Nightfall Aerial 20 (10) 90 Melee LowDescent
Ranged MidImpact
Chase Physical Level 4 DFF Nightfall
Flip in the air and then descend to create bursts of dark flames that knock the opponent back.
Paladin Arts Aerial 20 (10) 90 Ranged Low None Magical Level 32 DFF Paladin Arts
Conjure a ball of dark energy that knocks the opponent into the air. Can then press Circle to class-change to Paladin and attack with Searchlight.


Bravery Attacks: Paladin Edit
Dissidia
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Slash Ground 20 (10) 180 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Slash
A quick 2-hit slash that sends the opponent up and away.
Lightning Rise Ground 20 (10) 180 Melee Low Magic Block
Chase
Physical Level 27 DFF Lightning Rise
After a stationary pause, quickly slash the opponent multiple times, knocking them upwards.
Dark Step Ground 30 (15) 200 Melee Low Magic Block
Chase
Physical Level 44 DFF Dark Step
Perform Slash attack. Can then press Circle to class-change to Dark Knight and attack with Nightfall.
Radiant Wings Aerial 20 (10) 120 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Radiant Wings
A quick 3-hit lunging slash. If it connects, follow up with multiple attacks that slam the opponent down.
Sacred Cross Aerial 20 (10) 120 Melee Low Chase Physical Level 8 DFF Sacred Cross
A charging slash attack that knocks the opponent away.
Searchlight Aerial 20 (10) 90 Ranged Low None Magical Level 17 DFF Searchlight
Emit a magic battery of holy energy that travels towards the opponent and fires several bullets of light.
Dissidia 012
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Slash Ground 20 (10) 90 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Slash
Spin forward and slash the opponent twice, knocking them into the air.
Lightning Rise Ground 20 (10) 90 Melee MidStart-up only
Melee LowRest of attack
Magic Block
Chase
Physical Level 25 DFF Lightning Rise
Pause, then charge forward to attack the opponent multiple times and knock them into the air.
Dark Step Ground 30 (15) 90 Melee Low Magic Block
Chase
Physical Level 29 DFF Dark Step
Step forward and slash the opponent twice. Can then press Circle to class-change to Dark Knight and attack with Nightfall.
Radiant Wings Aerial 20 (10) 110 Melee Low Wall Rush Physical Initial DFF Radiant Wings
Lunge forward and slash the opponent 3 times. Then slash another 3 times before smacking them to the ground.
Sacred Cross Aerial 20 (10) 110 Melee Low Chase Physical Initial DFF Sacred Cross
Charge downward, then rise to strike the opponent several times and knock them away.
Searchlight Aerial 20 (10) 110 Ranged Low None Magical Level 19 DFF Searchlight
Throw a magic seal toward the opponent that fires several projectiles of light.


HP Attacks Edit
Dissidia
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Soul Eater Ground 40 (20) 360 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial Dissidia Cecil SoulEater
Charge forward a short distance to stab the opponent. If the charge connects, devour their soul before emitting a ball of darkness that slams them back.
Dark Flame Ground 40 (20) 360 Ranged High Wall Rush N/A Level 22 Dissidia Cecil DarkFlame
Plunge sword into the ground, causing bursts of dark flames that seek after the opponent.
Saint's Fall Aerial 40 (20) 360 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial Dissidia Cecil SaintsFall
A diving charge attack that slams the opponent down.
Paladin Force Aerial 40 (20) 360 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Level 33 Dissidia Cecil PaladinForce
Fire a bullet of light. If it connects, hit the opponent with a magnificent sword attack that ends with a downward slam.
Dissidia 012
Move Type CP (Mastered) AP Priority Effect Damage type Obtained Image
Soul Eater Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial Dissidia Cecil SoulEater
Step forward and stab opponent to hit multiple times, then hit then with an orb of darkness to slam them backwards.
Dark Flame Ground 30 (15) 130 Ranged High Wall Rush N/A Level 11 Dissidia Cecil DarkFlame
Stab the ground and send a wave of black fire at opponent. Tracks into the air and through walls.
Shadowbringer Ground 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush N/A Level 28 Cecil012Shadowbringer
Step forward and slash upwards to attack the opponent, then slash downwards to strike a second time and send the enemy upwards with a powerful, fierce thrust.
Increases Bravery damage while a Dark Knight by 9% and lowers Bravery damage while a Paladin by 9%. Cannot be equipped while Luminous Shard is equipped. Effect stacks if attack is equipped multiple times.
Saint's Fall Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical Initial Dissidia Cecil SaintsFall
Dive towards opponent in a rising arc, then slam them to the ground. Has good tracking.
Paladin Force Aerial 30 (15) 130 Melee High Wall Rush Physical
Magical
Level 22 Dissidia Cecil PaladinForce
Shoots a projectile of light to stun foe, then swoop around the opponent delivering several slash attacks and slam them to the ground.
If the enemy is hit by Searchlight while using this move, Cecil will zoom to the enemy's location.
Luminous Shard Aerial 30 (15) 130 Ranged High None N/A Level 36 Luminous Shard 012
Quickly swing sword and send a blade of light energy that travels toward the opponent.
Increases Bravery damage while a Paladin by 9% and lowers Bravery damage while a Dark Knight by 9%. Cannot be equipped while Shadow Bringer is equipped. Effect stacks if attack is equipped multiple times.


EX Mode Edit

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Dissidia Final Fantasy - Cecil's EX Burst

Dissidia Final Fantasy - Cecil's EX Burst

Soul Shift

Cecil's EX Mode is Job Augment, where he exchanges his two spear-like weapons for traditional swords. Cecil gains "Inner Strength" and "Proteus" abilities. Inner Strength boosts Bravery damage Cecil does by 1.5 times, while Proteus allows him to change forms without attacking by pressing Right shoulder button and Square. This allows Cecil to combo his attacks in new ways by quickly changing form.

Cecil's EX Burst is Soul Shift, an original attack where he attacks his opponent with the power of both his forms in succession. The player must enter the commands that appear on the sides of the screen simultaneously. A perfect EX Burst needs three such commands and starts with Cecil striking his opponent before turning into a Dark Knight and throwing his sword down. He then performs Darkness, where he shoots orbs of darkness at his opponent and ends the EX Burst by reverting into a Paladin, slashing twice and forming a cross of light, dealing HP damage. Failing to enter the commands will have Cecil prematurely end the EX Burst with Darkness.

Equipment Edit

Cecil can equip Swords, Greatswords, Axes, Shields, Gauntlets, Helms, Light Armor, and Heavy Armor. In Dissidia 012, Cecil can also equip Katanas, Spears, and Large Shields. Cecil is the only character able to equip the "Dark" equipment set, a low-level series of equipment obtained in his storyline.

Exclusive equipment Edit
Dissidia
Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Dark Sword 1 ATK +4 Power of Darkness (1/3) Treasure Chest in Destiny Odyssey IV-1
Dark Shield 1 DEF +5 Power of Darkness (1/3) Treasure Chest in Destiny Odyssey IV-3
Dark Helm 1 BRV +25 DEF +1 Power of Darkness (1/3) Treasure Chest in Destiny Odyssey IV-4
Dark Armor 2 HP +428 Power of Darkness (1/3) Treasure Chest in Destiny Odyssey IV-2
Mythgraven Blade 50 ATK +37 As Paladin: DEF +1. Trade: 16280 gil, Dark Sword, Gigas Bone x3, Titan Shard x2
Lustrous Sword 92 ATK +64 As Paladin: DEF +2. Trade: 30390 gil, Mythgraven Blade, Blood-Darkened Bone x5, Titan Crystal x3
Lightbringer 100 ATK +69 As Paladin: DEF +2
Minor Sneak Attack Effect.
Trade: 32750 gil, Lustrous Sword, Twin Form x5, Titan Orb x5
Cimmerian Edge 100 ATK +69 As Dark Knight: ATK +2
Minor Counterattack Effect.
Trade: 32750 gil, Lustrous Sword, Twin Form x5, Titan Orb x5
Dissidia 012
Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Dark Sword 1 ATK +20 Dark Force (1/3) Treasure Chest in Light to All - Chapter 4
Trade: 9300 gil, Broadsword, Rusted Metal x1, Knight's Desire x2
Dark Shield 1 DEF +12 Dark Force (1/3) Treasure Chest in Light to All - Chapter 4
Trade: 4400 gil, Buckler, Fish Scale x1, Knight's Desire x2
Dark Helm 1 BRV +70
DEF +2
Dark Force (1/3) Treasure Chest in Light to All - Chapter 4
Trade: 2200 gil, Bronze Helm, Rusted Metal x1, Knight's Desire x2
Dark Armor 1 HP +950
BRV -18
Dark Force (1/3) Treasure Chest in Light to All - Chapter 4
Trade: 3300 gil, Bronze Armor, Figaro Gravel x1, Knight's Desire x2
Mythgraven Blade 30 ATK +42
DEF -2
DEF +1 when Paladin Trade: 61000 gil, Dark Sword, Scarletite x1, Knight's Desire x2
Lustrous Sword 90 ATK +64
DEF -1
DEF +1 when Paladin Trade: 158,000 gil, Mythgraven Blade, Electrum x1, Knight's Dream x5
Lightbringer 100 ATK +69
DEF -1
DEF +1 when Paladin
Minor Sneak Attack Effect.
Trade: 182,800, Lustrous Sword, Twin Form x1, Knight's Hopes x5
Cimmerian Edge 100 ATK +69
DEF -1
ATK +1 when Dark Knight
Minor Counterattack Effect.
Trade: 182,800, Lustrous Sword, Twin Form x1, Knight's Hopes x5


Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Edit

Type: Vanguard

Cecil's moveset focuses on the shift between his two classes. While Cecil is primarily a Heavy-type character, his classes have different functions, with the Dark Knight having attributes similar to a Shoot-type character, and the Paladin having abilities similar to that of a Speed-type character. His HP Attacks are Shine Blast (Paladin)/Evil Blast (Dark Knight), Paladin Force, Soul Eater and Holy Flame (Paladin)/Dark Flame (Dark Knight).

Abilities Edit

Move Damage Input Type Power Frame Data Image
Light Slash Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Ground (Paladin) DFF2015 Light Slash
Radiant Wings Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Aerial (Paladin) DFF2015 Radiant Wings
Sacred Cross Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon Aerial (Paladin) DFF2015 Sacred Cross
Saint's Fall Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon Aerial (Paladin) DFF2015 Saint's Fall
Searchlight Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Dash (Paladin) DFF2015 Searchlight
Shadowbringer Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Ground (Dark Knight) DFF2015 Shadowbringer
Darkside Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon Ground (Dark Knight) DFF2015 Darkness
Abyss Gate Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon Ground (Dark Knight) DFF2015 Abyss Gate
Nightfall Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Aerial (Dark Knight) DFF2015 Nightfall
Gravity Ball Bravery DFF2015 II Icon Dash (Dark Knight) DFF2015 Gravity Ball
Shine Blast/Tenebrous Blast HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Radiant Blast
DFF2015 Evil Blast
Paladin Force HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Paladin Force
Souleater HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Soul Eater
Holy Flame/Dark Flame HP DFF2015 IV Icon - DFF2015 Holy Flame
DFF2015 Dark Flame
Job Change EX Skill DFF2015 I Icon - DFF2015 Cecil Job Change (Dark Knight)DFF2015 Cecil Job Change (Paladin)

Gallery Edit

Dissidia & Dissidia 012
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Allusions Edit

  • While starting a fight, Cecil starts out as a Dark Knight, alluding Cecil starting as a Dark Knight in Final Fantasy IV.
  • In Destiny Odyssey IV-5, as Cecil hovers in the air, he takes the iconic pose of his best friend and rival, Kain Highwind. Afterwards, Cecil leaps at Golbez while a Paladin, and the two assume the same poses they take in the opening FMV from the Final Fantasy IV 3D remake. Later during the same scene and in his EX Burst, Cecil enacts the same pose he does while performing Darkness in the original Final Fantasy IV.
  • Cecil's EX mode, "Job Augment" is a reference to the 3D remake's Augment System.
  • Cecil's line when fighting himself is from his encounter with the Dark Knight at Mt. Ordeals: "This is a fight for me and me alone".
  • In Dissidia 012 when Cecil uses Shadow Bringer, he shouts "Dark wave!!" which may be an allusion to the move Souleater, otherwise known as Dark Wave, or simply Darkness depending on the translation, the game, and the function among the different versions of the game.
  • Cecil's victory line, "All that matters is what's inside," refers to a line spoken by Rydia during the Final Fantasy IV ending; "All that matters is what's inside us. Isn't that right, Cecil?" Cecil's line upon defeat, "I'm a coward," refers to when he tells Rosa, "I'm a coward. A coward who cannot even defy orders he knows he ought not follow". One of Cecil's opening lines, "This ends for you, not I!", refers to his dialogue before the battle with Zeromus, "Zeromus, this is the end for you, not us!"
  • Cecil's exclusive weapons originate from Final Fantasy IV. The Dark Sword is Cecil's initial weapon as a Dark Knight, while Cecil receives the Mythgraven Blade after becoming a Paladin. The Lustrous Sword is obtained from the Sealed Cave, and the Lightbringer is Cecil's strongest weapon in Final Fantasy IV Advance. The Cimmerian Edge is Golbez's initial weapon in the flashbacks from The After Years, which was translated as the "Ebony Blade".
  • When fighting Shantotto, she starts off by saying, "I suggest you find another job." This refers to Cecil's change from Dark Knight to Paladin in Final Fantasy IV.
  • Cecil's moveset has references to Kain; Saint's Fall, otherwise known as Saint Dive, is one of Kain's Band abilities in The After Years, while "Nightfall" resembles the Jump attack.
  • During Cecil's EX Burst, he says "Light and darkness cast aloft!", quoting the Mysidian Legend.
  • In Cecil's storyline, one of the Destiny Point rewards is the Bomb summon, which refers to the Carnelian Signet Cecil unwittingly used to destroy Mist.
  • When facing Vaan, Cecil says, "Traveling the skies is no easy task," referring to his command of the Red Wings and his skills in airship navigation.
  • In the Dissidia 012 remake of Destiny Odyssey IV, there is a chest containing 1991 Gil, the original release date of Final Fantasy IV.
  • When Cecil fails his EX Burst, he finishes as a Dark Knight, while a successful EX Burst lets him finish as a Paladin. This reflects how in Final Fantasy IV his power as a Dark Knight was insufficient, and thus he chose to become a Paladin.

Trivia Edit

  • Cecil's EX Mode ability "Proteus" is named for the Greek sea god Proteus. According to mythology, Proteus was sought out by people for his ability to foretell the future, and to avoid them he changed his form. The adjective "protean" is based on the god's name, meaning "variable, able to change/assume different forms".
  • Cecil has the most exclusive equipment in Dissidia, having three armor pieces and five weapons, leaving a total of eight. In Dissidia 012, Lightning and Feral Chaos tie with Cecil for most exclusive equipment.
  • Though it is stated in the menu that the two raise and lower Bravery damage by 3%, Cecil's Shadow Bringer and Luminous Shard adjust Bravery damage by 9%. It is unknown if this is a glitch or a typo. The effects of both attacks stack if equipped multiple times, thus allowing for up to 27% bonus damage for either form.
    • The stat changes from the two attacks still take effect during EX Bursts. Due to him attacking more while a Dark Knight than a Paladin during the EX Burst, Cecil's EX Burst is slightly stronger when he is equipped with Shadow Bringer, and slightly weaker when he is equipped with Luminous Shard.
  • The stat bonuses of Cecil's exclusive weapons affect the damage he takes and inflicts during EX Bursts. Thus, Cecil will take less damage from an opponent's EX Burst if he is equipped with one of his exclusive weapons that boosts DEF and is in Paladin form, and his own EX Burst will deal higher damage while he is equipped with the Cimmerian Edge.
  • In Dissidia Cecil's HP attacks have the highest AP requirement for mastery, each requiring 360 AP.
    • Cecil's manikin is one of only two manikins to have another model, the other being Gabranth.
  • In Dissidia 012, the Theater sometimes shows images of Cecil in the wrong form.
  • When initiating Cecil's EX Burst on one opponent several times in the same battle, the button combinations will be the same for all executions of the EX Burst.