|Birthdate||August 30, 825|
|Height||165 cm (5'5)|
|Ultimate Weapon||Demon Fist|
|Triad Maneuver||Rising Sun|
|Japanese Voice Actor||Miyu Irino|
|English Voice Actor||Jeff Fischer|
|Final Fantasy Type-0 Character|
He fights only using his limbs as he dislikes weapons that can easily take human lives. Eight is always cool under pressure and a quick decision-maker.
- —Online description
Eight is a young man with short chestnut hair and eyes. As a member of Class Zero he wears a uniform consisting of a black jacket with gold-padded shoulders and a red mantle. Instead of pants, he wears white capris and boots. Eight's cape is tied around the neck, giving it a scarf-like appearance. Eight uses gloves and fights using martial arts because he hates weapons, believing that they take away lives too easily. His summer uniform has a white short-sleeved shirt with a black print on the side, black capris and cape, and white boots. His dress uniform has a red jacket with black-padded shoulders, black capris with a silver trim at the bottom, black boots and a white mantle.
Unlike his classmates, Eight despises all forms of weaponry because they trivialize the human lives they take. He has a keen perception of everything happening around him which allows him to make wise judgments on the fly. Even though he tries to keep his emotions in check at all times, Eight also has a bit of a competitive side--it's not a height complex, though!
In Final Fantasy Agito, Eight is a member of Class Fifth and dons a yellow-green mantle.
He can be found in the Fountain Plaza during the morning, afternoon and evening.
Eight is a young man who is a member of Class Zero, a group of students from the Peristylium Suzaku, the Magic Academy of the nation of Rubrum, that fight the invasion of Rubrum by the Militesi Empire. As part of the resistance operation "Operation Apostle", he and his comrades seek to become the Agito, a messiah prophesied in ancient mythology to appear at the time of Tempus Finis, an apocalyptic calamity.
After Alexander's summoning and the resulting deaths of Caetuna, Kurasame, and other students, Eight, Ace, Queen, and Rem visit their instructor's grave. Ace says that dwelling in sadness will not do them any good, and Eight replies that even so, they will not forget that the people who died were here and lived in this era.
During the alternate ending caused by Arecia removing the crystals from Orience's history, Eight survives and is seen living a peaceful life with the rest of the members of Class Zero. He is seen pacing under a ledge, happily talking to himself about the fact that his and Cater's names are similar (with the Japanese pronunciation) and saying that they were made to be a pair.
Suddenly, a tardy Cater appears above him and decides to jump down from the ledge as a means of a shortcut to get to her next class. She loses her balance in surprise upon noticing him and despite Eight saying that he will catch her, Cater falls on top of him, rendering both unconscious.
Eight wields knuckles in battle and has a infighting battle style, which appears to integrate both kicks and punches. In his abilities marked as Styles, directional inputs with the control stick allows him to execute a variety of moves at no cost of the ability gauge. The player can also cancel Eight's attacks to make infinite combos as well as quickly maneuver to an opponent's side and gain extra damage for executing back attacks. Mixing all these will allow him to use his true potential.
A downside to Eight's battle style is his range; as most of his attacks are close ranged, he will have a hard time trying to get close to long ranged enemies or reach airborne enemies. In addition, his MP pool is very low and his damaging special attacks consume a lot of the ability gauge.
As compensation, Eight is extremely quick. Both his movement speed and attack speed are somewhat on par, or even better than that of fellow classmates Cater and Rem. Since his attacks are quickly executed, Eight is able to abuse the Killsight function like Machina. His safe gameplay is further augmented by the fact that Eight's body tends to step out before attacking, saving players the need to get close to their opponents.
Eight's quick and aggressive battle style is highly suitable for players with an aggressive play style. Alongside Cater, he is an ideal character to use to solo a level with ground based enemies. With proper equipment and the addition of well-timed dodges and attacks, Eight can easily become a lethal force in the right hands.
|Level||HP||MP||Strength||Defense||Flame Magic||Ice Magic||Lightning Magic||Defense Magic|
|Accelerate||Increase movement speed.||Level 17||2|
|Twinspell||Equip two spells at once.||Level 50||12|
|Quick Draw II||Cast level II finishing magic.||Learn One-Two Cast.||24|
|Quick Draw III||Cast level III finishing magic.||Level 80|
Learn Quick Draw II.
|Triple Slip||Execute up to three dodges in succession.||Learn Accelerate.||2|
|Slipstream||Execute any number of dodges in succession.||Learn Triple Slip.||3|
|Untouchable||Window for dodging increases.||Learn Slipstream.||5|
|Intel||Check status of locked-on targets.||Default||Default|
|Sidestep||Dodge sideways with left analog stick left/right + normal attack.||Default||Default|
|Blind Strike||Increase critical hit rate when attacking some enemies from the rear.||Default||Default|
|Quick Draw||Cast finishing magic after a normal attack.||Level 40||10|
|Rising Uppercut||Counterattack when downed by pressing normal attack at the right time.||Learn Swiftwind Special.||2|
|Backhand||Deliver an attack with a high Stun rate with left analog stick down + normal attack.||Learn Wildfire Special.||3|
|One-Two Cast||Cast finishing magic after a backhand attack.||Level 43|
|Swiftwind Stance||Shift to a simple stance and perform combos with the ability button (and optionally, left analog stick up/left/right).||Default||Default|
|Swiftwind Special||Strike the ground during a combo by pressing left analog stick down + ability button.||Default||2|
|Swiftwind Stance: Power Up||Increase power of the series of punches in Swiftwind Stance.||Default||4|
|Wildfire Stance||Shift to an aggressive stance and perform combos with the ability button (and optionally, left analog stick up/left/right).||Learn Rising Uppercut.||2|
|Wildfire Special||Conjure a pillar of fire during a combo by pressing left analog stick down + ability button.||Learn Wildfire Stance.||2|
|Wildfire Stance: Power Up||Increase power of charge attack by pressing left analog stick up + ability button.||Learn Wildfire Special.||4|
|Quickbolt Stance||Shift to an erratic stance and perform combos with the ability button (and optionally, left analog stick up/left/right).||Learn Accelerate.||2|
|Quickbolt Special||Strike enemies and absorb HP during a combo by holding left analog stick down + ability button.||Learn Quickbolt Stance.||2|
|Quickbolt Stance: Power Up||Increase power of flying kick by pressing left analog stick up + ability button.||Learn Quickbolt Stance.||4|
|Explosive Fist||Slowly approach enemies and deliver a devastating punch.||Learn Wildfire Stance: Power Up.||4|
|Explosive Fist: Power Up||Increase power of Explosive Fist.||Learn Explosive Fist.||6|
|Flinchproof Fist||Receive invulnerability while performing Explosive Fist.||Learn Explosive Fist: Power Up.||8|
|Sacrificial Slug||Drop user's HP down to 1 and inflict tremendous damage on enemies.||Level 30||10|
|Lightspeed Jab||Deliver a weak but extremely fast punch.||Learn Triple Slip.||6|
|Lightspeed Swarm||Teleport toward enemies with Lightspeed Jab.||Learn Lightspeed Jab.||8|
|Lightspeed Jab: Distance Up||Increase distance teleported with Lightspeed Jab.||Learn Lightspeed Swarm.||6|
|Last Stand||Receive Haste and Aura, but inflict user with Killsight.||Learn Flinchproof Fist.||3|
|Last Stand: AG Down||Reduce AG cost of Last Stand.||Learn Last Stand.||3|
|Phantom Rush||Dodge all enemy attacks.||Learn Untouchable.||5|
|Phantom Rush: AG Down||Reduce AG cost of Phantom Rush.||Learn Phantom Rush.||5|
- Main article: List of Final Fantasy Type-0 Weapons#Knuckles
Eight's exclusive accessory is the "Scriptures of Enlightenment" (悟りの皆伝書, Satori no Kaidensho?), which increases his Strength by 80, decreases all his magic stats by 40, and grants Auto Endure status.
- Silver Knuckle
- Killer Knuckle
- Heavy Knuckle
- Platinum Knuckle
- Iron Fist
- Red Glove
- Metal Fist
- Mythril Glove
- Diamond Fist
- Adamant Knuckle
- Master Fist
- Kaiser Knuckle
- Demon Fist (Ultimate weapon)
Eight appears as a Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
Eight appears as a playable character in the Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Twitter Battle sponsored by Amazon. His attacks are Brass Knuckles, Swiftwind Stance and Blizzard.
Eight appears in the Japan-exclusive Final Fantasy-themed trading card game published by Square Enix.
"Eight" is one of the trumps of a traditional set of playing cards.
- Eight's fighting style and his fainting animation are very similar to Zell Dincht from Final Fantasy VIII.
- Before the complete release of Type-0, Eight's Form abilities were initially named with themes related to bodies of water and weather, before having their current themes of more spell orientated and dynamic phenomena. The only remaining unchanged form ability is Hurricane Kata.
- Eight's hairstyle appears to be mostly mirror reflection with minor remodeling.
- According to the Type-0 Novel, Eight wishes to become a competitive martial artist upon leaving Class Zero.