Gau was set to appear as a playable character and one of the representatives of Final Fantasy VI, but was never released.
Gau appears as a Legend.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
A mischievous young boy raised by beasts. Though Gau has difficulty expressing himself with words, he has no trouble communicating his thoughts through wild gesticulations.
Gau is a playable character who can be recruited as the First Time Reward for completing Dreamscape, Part 2 on Classic difficulty of the game's Core Dungeons. He has also appeared as a recruitable character in the Two Sides of a Coin Challenge Event, where he was recruited as the First Time Reward for completing the Southeast Bound scenario in Part 1.
Gau is a Feral Boy whose combat role is Physical Attack.
Gau has high strength and speed, and fair HP and Defense. A Berserker in spirit, Gau is at the end of a long and arduous trek through more than 220 Records, and so may well be worth the trouble. As with other characters needing such effort, the player could either wait out an event or spend a Soul of a Hero to obtain him.
His default Soul Break is Rage I, which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment causes Gau to automatically attack with Cat Scratch for the next three turns.
He can equip accessories.
- No. 508: "A feral child from another world where magic and espers once lived. Gau was abandoned by his father as a babe, and consequently grew alongside the beasts of the region known as the Veldt. Although he is not adept with words, he tries to communicate his emotions through gestures and physical motions. Eventually he runs into Sabin and his friends, who are en route to Narshe, and demands food from them. After Sabin gives him dried meat to earn his trust, Gau joins the party to show his gratitude. In turn, this ultimately results in him permanently joining the Returners on their efforts against the empire."
- No. 509: "A feral child from another world where magic and espers once lived. Gau joined Sabin and his comrades in their fight against the empire to repay them for the dried meat they had given him. Soon afterwards the party learns that Gau has the superhuman ability to learn attacks used by the monsters of the Veldt--a unique skill said to have been of great help when facing off against the empire."
- No. 510: "A feral child from another world where magic and espers once lived. Gau joined Sabin and Cyan's journey to repay them for the dried meat he had received from them, and ultimately became a permanent member of their group. He decided to return to the Veldt after Kefka's destruction of the world in order to train for the day in which he would have to fight alongside his friends once again. Although Sabin manages to schedule a reunion between Gau and his estranged father later on, the man does not recognize the feral boy and his own child. Despite the results being far from ideal, Gau was content with the fact that his father was still alive nevertheless."
- —Entries for different versions of Gau.
Gau's stats at his highest levels are as follows, with no passive abilities taken into account*Actual stats may be higher:
|Rarity||Level||HP||MP||ATK||DEF||MAG||SPR||Attack Hits||Drop Check*Maximum LB crystals drop per hit|
|3★||40||1600 (+180)||66 (+30)||68 (+12)||57 (+12)||47 (+12)||46 (+12)||4||1|
|4★||60||2080 (+240)||86 (+40)||89 (+16)||75 (+16)||62 (+16)||61 (+16)||1||2|
|5★||80||2704 (+300)||112 (+50)||116 (+20)||98 (+20)||81 (+20)||80 (+20)||1||2|
Gau can equip the following weapon types: daggers and fists.
He can equip the following armor types: clothes and light armors.
He can equip accessories.
- Limit Burst
|3★||Furore||Base: Physical damage (2.3x) to one enemy.|
Max: Physical damage (2.75x) to one enemy.
|4★||Furore||Base: Physical damage (2.5x) to one enemy.|
Max: Physical damage (3.2x) to one enemy.
|5★||Furore||Base: Physical damage (2.7x) to one enemy.|
Max: Physical damage (3.65x) to one enemy.
- Awakening Materials
|Beast Meat x25|
Crimson Tear x10
Earth's Core x5
Esper Cryst x15
Sacred Crystal x5
|Crimson Tear x20|
Earth's Core x10
Dragon Heart x5
Sacred Crystal x10
Holy Crystal x5
Gau appears on a Triple Triad card.