|Final Fantasy VI Character|
The Ghost, known in-game only as ??????, is a temporarily playable character in Final Fantasy VI. There are two Ghosts, with differing stats. The first ghost the party encounters is the strongest of the two, while the second is the weakest one. A Ghost can join the party briefly on the Phantom Train and helps Sabin, Cyan, and Shadow (if available) reach the locomotive. The Ghost(s) will leave the party shortly before the boss fight with the Phantom Train.
If Shadow leaves the party before boarding the Phantom Train, the player is able to recruit both ghosts into the party.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Nothing is known about either of the ghosts, and their past remains a mystery. All that is known is that they are willing to assist Sabin, Cyan, and Shadow when try to reach the front of the train and help them fight their way through, and ask nothing in return for their assistance. Their motives in helping them is unknown. Compare to some other ghostly passengers on board the Phantom Train who viciously attacks the party.
Both ghosts gender are never revealed within the game or any Final Fantasy VI media, although both of them are considered males according to the unused shop price modifiers.
Both ghosts wear a white shroud that cover their appearance, if they still have any.
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The Ghost is an undead character. Thus, he is only equipped with a Lich Ring. By the effect of the ring, all healing items will damage the Ghost in battle, and if he is KO'd he cannot be revived; Phoenix Downs will have no effect. To keep the ghost alive, so to speak, he must be healed outside of battle. If a Ghost is KO'd when the battle ends, it will automatically vanish from the party. Besides the Lich Ring, the Ghost has no equipment.
The Ghost only has three abilities: Attack, Possess and Items. Possess permanently removes the Ghost from the active party and causes KO to a single target. The command overrides the instant death protection, and works on any bosses. The bosses have no resistance checks for Possess. This allows the Ghost to hypothetically kill any boss in the game instantly, though as it only joins on the Phantom Train, this cannot be utilized.
If the Possess command is hacked into one of the thirteen playable character's command list, except for Umaro, the character that used the Possess command and successfully killed an enemy will be removed from the player's current party and will be loitering on board the airship. That character will be available to be put back into the player's party when the player visits the airship to switch characters.
- In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, the battlegen item associated with the Phantom Train stage is "Ghost".
- In the SNES release of Final Fantasy VI, Sabin and Cyan refer to the Ghosts as "it". In the Game Boy Advance release, they refer to it as a "he".
- The Ghost is never named in-game, and simply is titled ?????? on the game menu, like Terra before she is named. However, official guides, such as the 20th Anniversary Ultimania and the Bradygames Anthology guide, refer to the character as "Ghost".
- If, through use of a glitch or cheats, Ghost and Gogo are in the player's party at the same time, Gogo is capable of equipping and using Possess.
- In the original SNES release of Romancing SaGa, Red Mage (赤魔導士, Akamadōshi?) had the same sprite as the Ghost. This is because the Final Fantasy VI ghost was recycled and recolored red for the Red Mage sprite.