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|Japanese voice actor||Kenta Miyake|
|Final Fantasy XV Character|
- “The eldest son of a household tasked with protecting the royal family from generation to generation. A close friend of Noctis who is closer to him than a true brother.”
- —Official description
Gladiolus Amicitia is a companion of Noctis and a playable character in Final Fantasy XV. He is a childhood friend of Noctis and Ignis. As the eldest child of his family, Gladiolus acts as the shield of Noctis's family. He has known Noctis since early childhood and considers him a brother.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
- “Noct, go in too hard and you'll draw their fire.”
- —Gladiolus to Noctis
Gladiolus is a man of tall height and large build. He wears black leather trousers with a small side chain, an open black shirt with nothing but a pendant underneath, a small arm sleeve over his left wrist, and black shoes with red soles. He has amber eyes, a long scar over his left eye, tattoos covering his arms, his hair is straightened to the back and partially shaved along the sides, and he sports a jaw beard.
Gladiolus seems to be a cheerful person, contrasting with his imposing physique. In the original trailers, he appeared to be the group's senior. In the 1st Production Department Premier trailer, he is heard urging the group to escape from the soldiers invading the city.
In battle, he uses bare-fisted fighting techniques with a pile bunker, and can summon a heavy greatsword. He also appears to have a power similar to Noctis, being able to manifest swords and have them vanish at will. His physical power seems to be far superior to Noctis, being able to wield greatswords without being affected by the weight, something that doesn't apply to Noctis.
Gladiolus is a Latin word, the diminutive of gladius, the sword used by Roman gladiators, and thus means "little sword". Amicitia is the Latin word for "friendship".
Gladiolus is also the name of a genus flowering plants, usually called "sword lilies".