Press my luck!? Gah - the outrage! The belittlement! Do you have any idea to whom you're speaking? I'm Dr. Lugae! I may not be one of...them, but Golbez made me his chief strategist for a reason!
—Dr. Lugae

Dr. Lugae is a character in Final Fantasy IV. He is a servant of Golbez, and does experiments for him and the Archfiends. He works in the Tower of Babil. His prized creation was a robot named Barnabas.


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The doctor encounters the party.

Lugae is responsible for killing the King and Queen of Eblan and turning them into chimerae, although Edge blames this incident on Rubicante. Lugae is also responsible for the construction of the Tower of Babil Cannons, the tower's most potent weapon.

Cecil Harvey, Kain Highwind, Rydia, Rosa Joanna Farrell, and Yang Fang Leiden encounter Dr. Lugae in the sixth-floor basement of the Tower of Babil while he warps Rubicante from the tower to the Overworld. Rydia speaks up after this, which catches Lugae's attention. Lugae summons Barnabas and orders it to attack the party. However, Barnabas is poorly programmed, and attacks Lugae instead.

If the party defeats Barnabas first, Lugae attempts to control the robot himself by jumping inside his ruined creation, but this fails and Barnabas self-destructs. Alternatively, if Lugae falls first, Barnabas self-destructs upon running out of oil.

Following this initial battle, Lugae transforms into a heavily armed skeletal robot and attacks the party with a variety of lasers and status effects, but is defeated again and drops the key to the Tower of Babil Cannons. Before dying, however, he gloats that Rubicante is already at the top of the tower and that the cannons are primed to wipe out the dwarves.

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Final Fantasy IVEdit

Dr. Lugae is fought inside the Tower of Babil. He has two forms, the Doctor fighting alongside Barnabas, and the monster form, which is skeletal-like.

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

Dr. Lugae is fought again in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. If Golbez is in the party he will think on Lugae's potential if he had taken a different path.

Musical themesEdit

His theme music is called "Dancing Calcabrina" and is shared with Luca's dolls, implying that there may be some connection between their animation and his experiments.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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