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Ceodore Harvey
Ceodore
Sprite(s) Ceodore TAY portrait Ceodore-PSP-Portrait Ceodore portrait android
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Japanese Name Ceodore Harvey
Kana セオドア・ハーヴィ
Romaji Seodoa Hāvi
Job Prince > Red Wings
Skill White Magic
Awaken
Birthplace Baron
Age 17 (original); 15 (revised)
Height Unknown
Weight Unknown
Laterality Right-handed
Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Character
Prince of the kingdom of Baron, and son of King Cecil and Queen Rosa, the man and woman who once fought to save the world. The castle court has great expectations of him, but he has doubts about his own abilities.
—Game description

Prince Ceodore Harvey is a playable character and the main protagonist of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. Son of Cecil Harvey and Rosa Joanna Farrell, he is named after his uncle, Cecil's older brother, Theodor. He is one-quarter Lunarian, due to his father's half-Lunarian heritage.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

FF4PSP Ceodore Harvey CG Render

Ceodore has short, spiky blond hair (though his sprite has blue hair), and light blue eyes. He wears a blue suit of armor with a red and white scarf around his neck.

At the beginning when he sets out with Biggs and Wedge to earn his Proof of Knighthood, Ceodore is a young boy who has no confidence in himself, his abilities or his family bloodlines, despite Wedge's unending faith in him. He considers himself nothing but a common soldier and remains so until his fight with the Sand Worm, where Ceodore reveals a brave and determined side to himself due to a strong urge to be an individual, and carve his own path rather than follow in his father's footsteps like everyone expects him to. Ceodore cares deeply for both Biggs and Wedge, and during his and Kain Highwind's battles to save Baron, Ceodore shows courage and resolve, and ultimately, through the support of Biggs and Wedge, learns to take pride in both himself and his parents, while remaining an independent and strong young man.

Kain says to Cecil Ceodore has talent and is every bit as earnest as Cecil is, but mentions his stubborn streak must come from Rosa.

StoryEdit

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FFIV TAY iOS Newborn Ceodore

A flashback of the cast meeting the newly born Ceodore.

Ceodore is being tested to become a knight and he is accompanied by Biggs and Wedge, commanders of the Red Wings fleet. Ceodore's test is to venture into the Adamant Isle Grotto cave near Mythril and retrieve a Knight's Emblem from its depths. A Sand Worm attacks him, and Ceodore unlocks his hidden potential in the form of his Awaken ability, giving him the strength to defeat the worm.

On the flight back to Baron the Red Wings are attacked by monsters and crash pushing the airship past the safety limit trying to return to Baron. Ceodore is the only survivor thanks to Biggs shielding him, and he receives Biggs's dying orders to return to Baron. Attacked by another monster, he is rescued by a Hooded Man who is also seeking to go to Baron. The two travel to Mysidia and meet with Porom, who sends them through the Devil's Road with a Black Mage and White Mage. At Baron Ceodore is denied entry to the castle, the mind-controlled guards not recognizing him, so the group sneaks into the castle through the Ancient Waterway. Ceodore searches the castle but finds it empty, and the Hooded Man, having found Cecil and not wishing Ceodore to see him possessed, tells them they must flee Baron.

The two travel through the Mist Cave where the Hooded Man reveals he is searching for Kain Highwind. The two scale the Mist Cliff and at the summit see the Red Wings flying north, and the two wonder if they're on their way to attack Damcyan. They journey through the desert, stopping at Kaipo to rest before travelling through the Underground Waterway to Damcyan. They arrive to see the Red Wings, commanded by Kain, lifting off from Damcyan with Rosa and Damcyan's Crystal in his possession. Ceodore and the Hooded Man board the Enterprise with Edward and Cid and pursue them. At Baron Castle, the Hooded Man reveals he is the true Kain, and the Kain who has abducted Rosa and taken the Crystals is his incarnate inner darkness. Kain defeats his dark half and rejoins with it, and for his trials is transformed into a Holy Dragoon by the spirit of Kluya.

The five confront Cecil and the Mysterious Girl, and Kain prepares to duel him. Cecil questions Ceodore's trust in Kain over his father when he tries to protect the dragoon after Cecil defeats him. Ceodore is unable to bring himself to strike his father, and Cecil engages the group using the Mysterious Girl's power to summon Odin against them. The spirit of the King of Baron within Odin awakens and recognizes the group as citizens of Baron whom he refuses to harm, and shatters the Mysterious Girl's hold on Cecil.

TAY Novel Art 5 - One and Only

Ceodore faces the Dark Knight in the novelization.

On the True Moon, the group encounters a Dark Knight, born from Cecil's inner darkness. Cecil and Golbez must take part in the battle, but Ceodore and Rosa can attend as well. During the fight Cecil will protect the party from the Dark Knight's blows before Golbez shields the wounded Cecil from the Dark Knight. As the Dark Knight prepares to kill Golbez, Ceodore remembers Biggs and Wedge's words, and hears them call out to him to trust in himself and his parents. Rising and helping Golbez and Rosa fend off the Dark Knight, Cecil comes to his senses and protects Ceodore from the enemy, and the group defeats the Dark Knight.

If Golbez survived the battle with the Dark Knight, he leaves the planet in the Lunar Whale to find the Red Moon, and Ceodore tells him they will meet again someday. Ceodore spars with Cecil before Kain, now the commander of the Red Wings, retrieves him for a mission to help with the reconstruction of the world.


BattleEdit

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StatsEdit

Ceodore's HP and Strength are mediocre compared to the other physical characters, but he has higher MP and Spirit. The primary advantage of Ceodore compared to other healers is his significantly higher Speed, having 51 Speed at Level 99, while Rosa, Porom and Leonora have Speed in their 30s.

When using Awaken, Ceodore is fully healed and his stats are boosted, but when it wears off Ceodore's HP is reduced to single digits.

Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
1 80 10 6 6 5 2 7
10 227 59 10 11 8 4 11
20 497 116 15 16 13 7 16
30 921 171 21 23 20 12 23
40 1624 215 31 29 28 17 31
50 2685 282 48 38 38 22 38
60 3839 361 57 42 45 24 46
70 4961 467 64 47 53 25 56
80 5336 493 65 49 55 28 58
90 5762 518 69 50 56 29 60
99 6134 567 72 51 58 29 63

AbilitiesEdit

FF4TAY iOS Band Vibra Plus

Ceodore using the Vibra Plus Band ability with Cecil.

Ceodore has abilities similar to that of a Paladin, being a physical attacker able to cast White Magic. Compared to Cecil, Ceodore has greater emphasis on his spells while not being as good a fighter. He has a variety of White Magic that grant status effects and heal party members. While he is not as effective as a dedicated White Mage, Ceodore's magic is still strong.

His ability is Awaken, which fully heals Ceodore and increases his stats for several turns, but when it wears off Ceodore's HP is reduced to single digits.

Ceodore has a variety of Band abilities and can fit into several party configurations. His damaging Bands benefit from his Awakening ability to increase their damage, and he has several two-person Bands that execute quickly and do heavy damage.

A good endgame strategy for Ceodore is to pair him up with his father: when Ceodore's HP is reduced after using Awaken, Cecil will automatically use Cover on him, giving him enough time to heal himself and continue fighting.

Magic Level Learned
Cure 1
Libra 5
Protect 12
Raise 14
Cura 15
Esuna 20
Magic Level Learned
Float 25
Shell 34
Blink 40
Reflect 45
Haste 47
Curaga 49
Ability Members MP Effect
Cross Slash
  • Ceodore
  • Hooded Man (Event)
7 Slice through a single enemy.
Cross Slash Prime
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Kain (Attack)
20 Slice through a single enemy together.
Divine Heal
  • Ceodore (White Magic)
  • Rosa (Blessing)
28 Cast White Magic on party, effect is reliant on the phase of the moon. Possible spells include Curaga and Shell (Full Moon), Curaga and Protect (Waning Moon), Curaga and Esuna (New Moon), or Curaja (Waxing Moon).
Rocket Launcher
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cid (Analyze)
12 Enchant weapons with fire to attack the enemy.
Thunder Wave
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Rydia (Black Magic)
20 Blows away all enemies with the power of lightning.
Delta Evolution
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Luca (Attack)
  • Ursula (Attack)
15 Strike a single enemy with the combined power of three.
Rapid Fire
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Palom (Black Magic)
  • Tsukinowa (Attack)
20 Rapidly attack a single enemy with fireballs.
Makeshift Cannon
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Luca (Big Throw)
  • Palom (Black Magic)
  • Porom (White Magic)
  • Ursula (Kick)
58 Throw Ceodore and Ursula to cause damage on all enemies. Can break damage limit.
Twin Rush
  • Ceodore
  • Ursula (Event)
12 Sword and fist strike at a single enemy.
Sword and Fist
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Ursula (Attack)
  • Yang (Attack)
30 Combine the power of four to strike a single enemy. Can break damage limit.
Advanced Blade
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Golbez (Black Magic)
40 Imbue your sword with magic and attack one enemy. Can break damage limit.
Vibra Plus
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cecil (Attack)
35 Two fighters slice away at a random number of enemies.
Holy Cross
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Rosa (White Magic)
35 Strike all enemies with sword containing holy power.
Vibra Prime
  • Ceodore (Attack)
  • Cecil (Attack)
  • Cid (Attack)
  • Kain (Attack)
  • Rosa (Aim)
40 Five fighters slice away at all enemies.
Double Jump
  • Ceodore
  • Kain (Event)
35 Two fighters attack an enemy from the air simultaneously. Can break damage limit. Cannot be used if Ceodore is Awakened.

EquipmentEdit

Weapons
Swords Bows and Arrows Daggers Spears Staves
Armor
Shields Head Body Arms

Creation and DevelopmentEdit

Ceodore US vs JP

American version (left) and Japanese version (right).

Ceodore's artwork was altered for the game's American version, as were a few other pictures of the characters. It has a less manga-ish face than in the original artwork. The American version also looks less like a sketch and more finished in comparison. In Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, his artwork is reverted back to the original Japanese version.

Ceodore was seventeen in the original version of Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. The Complete Collection retconned his age to fifteen, most likely to remove the previous age's implication of Rosa being pregnant during Final Fantasy IV's ending.

Other AppearancesEdit

Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Ceodore appears in the Final Fantasy Trading Card Game. His cards are shine-elemental reflecting his class as a Paladin.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Virtual WorldEdit

FFIVCC Virtual World Ceodore

An avatar dressed as Ceodore from the Square-Enix Members Virtual World.

Users in Square Enix Members Virtual World community can make their character appear as Ceodore. Ceodore's hair costs 100 crystals and his clothes cost 480 crystals.


GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

The name Ceodore is likely a portmanteau of the names Cecil and Theodor (his uncle's real name).


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