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Sworn shield and childhood friend to King Regis, Clarus is valued as much for his voice as he is his mettle. His son, Gladio, travels alongside the king's in FINAL FANTASY XV.
—Official description

Clarus Amicitia is a character in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV. He is Gladiolus and Iris Amicitia's father, King Regis's childhood friend, and a member of Lucis's ruling council. He is a member of Crownsguard, a group of soldiers usually tasked with protection of the royal family. He used to accompany Regis on a trip similar to the one their children would end up taking.

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AppearanceEdit

Clarus is a middle-aged man with a shaved head and blue eyes. He wears the black and gold uniform typical of the Lucian ruling council's members.

PersonalityEdit

Clarus is loyal to his childhood friend and ruler, King Regis. He is willing to endanger his life for the monarch, and he fights for the survival of his kingdom.

StoryEdit

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Final Fantasy XV Prologue Parting WaysEdit

Clarus has been so busy with the treaty-signing preparations that he sleeps at the Citadel where his daughter Iris visits him to bring him a change of clothes.

At the Crownsguard's training hall, Clarus tells Gladiolus, his son, about the security measures in place during the signing ceremony of the treaty between Lucis and Niflheim. The Marshal Cor Leonis will be on external patrol that day and the Crownsguard will operate as usual. Only the bare minimum will be on duty, as the Citadel will be left to the Kingsglaive. The peace has brought along many changes, including the role of the Crownsguard whose new place will be with the people now rather than the king. Clarus doesn't mind as protecting the populace ensures their support for Regis, as the Amicitia family has but one duty: to safeguard and support the king. Clarus asks Gladiolus to keep Prince Noctis safe, not just as the next king, but as a comrade and a true friend.

Cor arrives with Prompto Argentum who has arrived for his Crownsguard uniform. Prompto is nervous to be meeting Clarus, and affirms he has completed his self-defense training for the journey. Gladiolus and Prompto leave and the atmosphere becomes solemn. Clarus notes Titus Drautos, the captain of Kingsglaive, hasn't looked well lately. Cor is unhappy the Crownsguard has been excluded from everything related to the signing, and Clarus reminds him that the new orders are for the Crownsguard to protect the people of Lucis, and says Kingsglaive are is the only ones who can fight the Empire.

Late at night, Regis and Clarus return from the interminable meeting. Regis is unhappy he can't be honest with those closest to him on the truth of the so-called peace treaty. Clarus empathizes, as he similarly couldn't tell Gladiolus. Regis ponders how people will remember his legacy, and apologizes to Clarus his actions will sully the Amicitia family name, as they are in the service of Caelum. Clarus says Regis doesn't need to apologize, as to him Regis is more than a king: a true friend.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XVEdit

Clarus aids King Regis in deciding to accept Niflheim's offer of peace, as proposed by Chancellor Ardyn Izunia. A few days later, he attends the resulting treaty signing and informs his ruler the Kingsglaive has freed Princess Lunafreya of Tenebrae from a Niflheim airship. After the empire attacks and reveals its intention to steal Insomnia's Crystal, Clarus teams up with King Regis to fight Imperial General Glauca. He is killed in the ensuing clash.

Spoilers end here.

Creation and developmentEdit

The likeness of Gil Darnell is used to portray Clarus. Liam Mulvey serves as the character's motion capture artist.

VoiceEdit

Clarus is voiced by Banjo Ginga in the Japanese version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He shares his Japanese voice actor with Reeve Tuesti from the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, as well as Fusoya and Kluya from Final Fantasy IV.

In the English version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Clarus is voiced by John DeMita. He shares his English voice actor with Barthello from Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, as well as Valkus from Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals.

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