|Japanese Name||Ceodore Harvey|
|Job||Prince > Red Wings|
|Age||17 (original); 15 (revised)|
|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-fourth Lunarian, due to his father's half-Lunarian heritage.
Appearance and Personality
Ceodore has short, spiky blonde hair (though his sprite shows him with 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 of the game, 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 instead considers himself nothing but a common soldier like any other, and remains more or less so until his fight with the Sand Worm, where he reveals a brave and determined side to himself.
This is apparently due to a strong urge to be an individual, and carve his own path for himself rather than follow in his father's footsteps like everyone else expects him to. Ceodore cares deeply for both Biggs and Wedge, and is devastated when they die. During his and Kain Highwind's battles to save Baron, Ceodore shows a remarkable amount of courage and resolve, and ultimately, through the support of Biggs and Wedge, Ceodore finally learns to take pride in both himself and his parents, while remaining an independent and strong young man.
Kain says to Cecil that Ceodore has talent and is every bit as earnest as Cecil is, but mentions that his stubborn streak must come from Rosa.
At the beginning of the game, 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 happens near the Mythril town, in the Adamant Isle Grotto. During the mission, Biggs leaves Ceodore alone to complete his mission with his own abilities and to obtain the Knight's Emblem.
In order to do this, he has to fight a Sand Worm, who almost defeats him. Fortunately, Ceodore learns Awaken and defeats the monster and obtains the Emblem. On the journey back to Baron the fleet is attacked by monsters and shot down. Ceodore survives due to the protection of Biggs, and meets a mysterious Hooded Man who accompanies him to Baron.
Through the way of the Devil's Road, he returns home only to find everyone around him, including his father Cecil, are really monsters in disguise. Pursued by the impostors, Ceodore and the Hooded Man go through the Mist Cave, where the latter reveals he is searching for Kain. Joined by Rosa, Cid, and Edward, they return to Baron where Kain is revealed to be only his dark half and the Hooded Man is the real Kain, who then defeats his dark side and becomes a Holy Dragoon. Then they have to fight the possessed Cecil and Odin.
During the fight, Odin comes to his senses and knocks Cecil out of his possession. While the others are nursing Cecil, Ceodore joins with Rydia, Golbez, Rosa, and Edge to take out the Mysterious Girl. She escapes after her defeat, and Golbez calls the Lunar Whale to chase after her. In the True Moon's Subterrane, Ceodore's intervention saves the life of his father Cecil and his uncle, Golbez. Ceodore assists the party for the rest of the game and is last seen training with his father at Baron before going with Kain to help Damcyan with repairing the various areas of the world.
Equipment and Stats
Ceodore has abilities similar to that of a Paladin, being a physical attacker able to cast White Magic. Compared to Cecil however, Ceodore has greater emphasis on his spells while not being as good a fighter. His HP and Strength are mediocre compared to the other physical characters, but he has comparatively higher MP and Spirit, as well as having a variety of White Magic that allows him able to buff 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. However, when it wears off Ceodore's HP is reduced to single digits.
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. 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.
||7||Slice through a single enemy.|
|Cross Slash Prime||
||20||Slice through a single enemy together.|
||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).|
||12||Enchant weapons with fire to attack the enemy.|
||20||Blows away all enemies with the power of lightning.|
||15||Strike a single enemy with the combined power of three.|
||20||Rapidly attack a single enemy with fireballs.|
||58||Throw Ceodore and Ursula to cause damage on all enemies. Can break damage limit.|
||12||Sword and fist strike at a single enemy.|
|Sword and Fist||
||30||Combine the power of four to strike a single enemy. Can break damage limit.|
||40||Imbue your sword with magic and attack one enemy. Can break damage limit.|
||35||Two fighters slice away at a random number of enemies.|
||35||Strike all enemies with sword containing holy power.|
||40||Five fighters slice away at all enemies.|
||35||Two fighters attack an enemy from the air simultaneously. Can break damage limit. Cannot be used if Ceodore is Awakened.|
The name Ceodore is likely a portmanteau of the names Cecil and Theodor (his uncle's real name).
- Ceodore's artwork was altered for the game's American version, as were a few other pictures of the characters. It has a somewhat less manga-ish face than in the original artwork. The American version also looks less like a sketch and more finished in comparison. In The Complete Collection, his artwork is reverted back to the original Japanese version.
- Ceodore was seventeen in the original version of 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.