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A prophet calling himself Elgo has found his way into Lux, having sensed unnerving disturbances within the Crystal's aura. Determined to discover the identities of the Warriors of Light, he finds our brave heroes in the midst of their journey...
I am Elgo, a wandering prophet.
When the party first encounters him, Elgo has the iconic feathered hat, long white hair, long cape and leather boots of a Red Mage. His clothing is brown and blue as opposed to the usual red.
As the Emperor, Elgo wears heavy-plated armor to conceal himself with only those most loyal knowing his true face.
Being the ruler of Avalon, Elgo is arrogant and manipulative as he can foresee any event. When the Crystal divides the world half of Elgo's personality—his self-doubt and conscience—manifests as The Mask, which Elgo considers to be the embodiment of the discarded flaws holding him back from his goal of immortality. He has little sympathy, if any, for the lives lost due to his cruel ambitions, and, further underscoring his power-hungry nature, tries to convince the warriors to give him the Crystal by stating he shall herald them the "heroes of the new age."
An emperor must be the absolute symbol of the land, feared by one and all. The position exists beyond the realm of age and death, like a god among mortals. My people have always been ruled by an emperor since time immemorial. But I hungered for more than temporal power. I wanted the strength of the Crystals to defy death itself and reign until the very end of days!
Desiring to cheat death, Elgo sought the Crystals to become a living god. The Crystals sensed his intentions and caused strange events to occur. On his way to the Crystal Temple in Lux, Elgo is attacked by a monster in the Northern Cave prior to being saved by Sol's group that was ordered to check up on the country's Crystal.
Claiming to be on his way to the temple because he sensed a "disturbance", Elgo accompanies Sol's group there. At the crystal chamber Elgo's presence invokes the Watchbeast, which attempts to destroy him and Sol's group to defend the Crystal. Upon being overpowered, the spirit resolves to destroy the Crystal rather than have it fall into Elgo's hands.
Though the monster is defeated by the arriving group of Nacht, Sarah, and the twins Alba and Dusk, the Crystal shatters. The remaining Crystals divide the world in two to hinder Elgo from going after them all. Elgo separates with the half containing what good remained in him, becoming The Mask, ending up with the Warriors of Darkness in the World of Darkness and following them. When Sol, Aigis, Dusk, and Sarah come to, Elgo tells them they were chosen by the Crystal to become the legendary "Warriors of Light", and joins them on their journey.
After taking over a warship, Baugauven, one of the Avalonian Empire's generals, overwhelms the Warriors of Light with his Heatwave. When Baugauven unleashes his Final Backdraft, Elgo sacrifices himself to take the deathblow meant for the others. After Baugauven falls back when the warship is attacked by dragons, Elgo tells the party he was sent to serve the Warriors of Light. He crashes the airship somewhere the damage cannot do harm while the Warriors of Light escape. While his other self dies with the request to the Warriors of Darkness to stop him, Elgo returns to Avalon and resumes his position as Emperor.
When the Warriors of Light and Darkness join forces to stop Avalon, they are shocked to find Elgo sitting on the emperor's throne. Elgo, revealing himself to be Avalon's Emperor and The Mask's other half, explains he planned to obtain the Crystals from the beginning. Some time before he had prophesied the Crystals would split when he approached them, and so he guided the Warriors of Light to seek out the Crystals and bring them to him.
When the two groups refuse to relinquish the Crystals, Elgo attempts to kill the warriors. Elgo loses control of Nil and is pulled into the vortex he creates. The power of Nil mutates him into the hideous Chaos Elgo, and he is killed by the warriors of Light and Darkness.
As a guest character, Elgo represents the Red Mage. He can use White and Black Magic spells. By the time of the game he's available, Elgo is arguably the most useful character due to his knowledge of Ra-tier spells in both magic schools, which are only obtained after he leaves the party.
Elgo is fought as both the penultimate and final boss of the game. During the first battle, Elgo mixes high level magic, such as Meteor or Pandora's Box, to assault the party with powerful Fire, Ice and Thunder elemental magic. He also uses Slice N Dice as a physical attack.
As Chaos Elgo, he uses different powerful attacks like Dark Flow, Big Bang, White Hole and Black Hole, which either inflict heavy damage or buff him or debuff the party. Chaos Elgo changes between a Light form, a Dark form and a Neutral form.
"Elgo" is a male name of French origin.