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Gloves once passed down in the Genji clan of samurai from the Land of Wa, a mysterious island nation that vanished centuries ago. It is said they were worn by a tragic hero who racked up countless victories only to be killed as a traitor by his elder brother.
Genji Gloves (げんじのこて? or 源氏の小手, Genji no Kote?, lit. Genji Bracer), also known as Genji, Samurai, Genji Armlet, and Ninja, is a recurring piece of equipment in the series. It is a powerful armor or accessory, depending on the game, and is often obtained by stealing from or defeating Gilgamesh.
Heavy gloves crafted in a distant land.
Genji Gloves is a high-ranked glove that provides 9 Defense, 13 Evade, 2 Weight, and immunity to Poison and Petrify. It can be obtained only in the Game Boy Advance or later releases from defeating Gilgamesh, and can be equipped by the Warrior, Knight, and Ninja classes.
Gloves boasting the finest defense.
Genji Gloves is the strongest non-character specific arms armor, providing 45 Defense, -47% Evasion, 10% Magic Defense, and -100 Int/Spr. It can be found in Pandaemonium or Arubboth or dropped from White Dragon, Iron Giant, and Steel Giant.
In the NES version, it provides 9 Defense, 7 Magic Defense, and 15% Evade.
Gloves used in a faraway land.
Genji Gloves is a high-ranked gauntlet that provides 8 Defense, 5 Magic Defense, -10 Evasion, and 3 Magic Evasion. It can be found in Lair of the Father, and is equipped to Kain after the Giant of Babil. It can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Cid, and Edge. In the 3D remakes, the -10 Evasion has been removed.
Genji Gloves returns as a high-ranked gauntlet, providing the same stats as in the previous game. It can be found at Subterrane, and can be equipped by Cecil, Kain, Cid, Edge, Ceodore, Luca, Gekkou, Tsukinowa, Izayoi, Zangetsu, and Golbez.
Gloves that prevent toad and paralysis.
Armored glove from a foreign land. Allows the wearer to equip a weapon in each hand.
Genji Glove is a Relic that provides +5 Defense as well as allows the user to wield two weapons at once. Due to a bug, damage is reduced by 25% whenever a character equips a Genji Glove, but only one weapon; the damage algorithm was supposed to give this reduction when two weapons are equipped. It can be found in the Returner Hideout, Cave to the Sealed Gate, and Dreamscape, stolen from Dragon and Gilgamesh, or by metamorphed from Samurai and Yojimbo. It can be equipped by everyone except Umaro.
The Genji Glove is found in mission 9-6-4.
Very famous brand of gloves.
Genji Gloves is a high-ranked gauntlet that provides 27 Defense, 17 Magic Defense, +2 Magic, and teaches the ability High Tide. It can be found using a Dead Pepper at the foaming water at the southern tip of the Forgotten Continent or by stolen from Lich. It can only be equipped by Steiner and Freya.
Genji Gloves is an accessory that requires the Genji Armor license to equip, and provides +2 Magic as well as improves the chance of scoring a multiple hits equal to [Speed x 1.8]%. It can only be stolen from Gilgamesh during the first encounter after he has switched weapons three times.
In the International version, it can also be obtained through the Hunt Club.
A vermillion glove made by a foreign craftsman.
These colorful armlets are beautifully adorned.
Genji Armlets is an accessory that provides 5 Attack, 10 Defense, 2 Magic, and 5 Magic Resistance.
The Giant has has an gauntlet icon before its name. It can be bought in Final Town for 18000 GP or found in Edo Castle. It gives 10 to defense, add 117 HP to Robots, and increases their Def by 26. It also gives Weapon resistance.
The word genji has a variety of historical significances in Japanese culture. The Minamoto Clan was also called the Genji Clan, and Minamoto was a surname commonly bestowed on the children of the Emperor that were not eligible for the throne. A book titled The Tale of Genji also exists, often considered the first novel, which follows royal figures. Genji is also a short period in Japanese history, lasting only a single year from 1864-1865.
Benkei is said to have posted himself at Gojō Bridge in Kyoto, where he disarmed every passing swordsman, eventually collecting 999 swords. On his 1000th duel, Benkei was defeated by Minamoto no Yoshitsune, a son of the warlord Minamoto no Yoshitomo. Benkei is wellknown for wearing heavy armor while he was with Minamoto no Yoshitomo.