Despair - To be forgotten is worse than death.
- —Freya's quote
Freya Crescent is a playable character from Final Fantasy IX. She is Burmecian, a race of anthropomorphic rats who live in two cities, Burmecia and Cleyra. She hails from Burmecia, but left several years ago in search of her lost love, Sir Fratley. Zidane meets her in Lindblum just before the Festival of the Hunt. In the Japanese version Freya speaks archaically. She speaks in "roujingo/老人語" (sociolect of elderly people), which was used in Edo-era Tokyo and is similar to modern-day Hiroshima dialect. Freya is Zidane's old friend whom she has met on several occasions on her quest to find her lost love. While in Lindblum, Zidane meets her in a pub, teasing her by pretending to not remember her name.
Freya's job class is a Dragon Knight, and she uses abilities typical to that job class. She has high physical stats and low magic stats. When she first joins the party, she is in the back row by default. Freya specializes in killing dragon-type enemies. She can equip spears and heavy armor. Her ultimate weapon is found in a hidden chocobo treasure on the Forgotten Continent.
Not counting characters who can change job classes, Freya is the first playable female Dragoon in the series, with only two others taking this role after her: Oerba Yun Fang from Final Fantasy XIII and Barbara from Final Fantasy Dimensions. (More...)
Screenshot of MiniMog dancing from Final Fantasy VIII. After playing the Pocket Station game Chocobo World and finding Mog's Amulet, the player can teach any Guardian Force the ability "MiniMog", summoning him to dance for the party, which restores all junctioned GFs' HP. This is the only way to restore GF HP in battle.
Few Western PlayStation players had access to MiniMog; Pocket Stations were never sold outside of Japan, though if a player was to acquire one they would still be able to transfer Mog's Amulet, and other Chocobo World-exclusive items, to Final Fantasy VIII. However, Chocobo World was bundled with the PC version of Final Fantasy VIII, allowing players to summon MiniMog. This feature was retained in the Steam release of Final Fantasy VIII.