A man shrouded in strange clothing... Or perhaps a woman? Perhaps not even human at all...
Gogo is a playable character in Final Fantasy VI. They are an optional character found in the World of Ruin, and a skilled mime. Gogo's Mimic repeats the last action the party took, and can equip three abilities learned by any character by selecting them from the menu. Gogo has low stats and is limited to mage equipment.
Gogo wears many layers of clothing and has their face covered so well it is unclear who Gogo is, or even what gender. On inspection, it appears Gogo is wearing myriad designs and pieces of clothing that resemble the rest of the cast to varying extents. Gogo's color scheme is yellow, red and green, they wear an elaborate head gear that covers them entirely apart from the part left open for the eyes; the headgear has a protruding horn-like appendage on the left and feathers. Gogo is draped in exquisite robes with beads and tassels, and has shoes with pointed tips. Yoshitaka Amano's concepts portray Gogo with facial makeup similar to that of Gilgamesh.
From what can be seen from the only lines Gogo has when the party meets them, Gogo is a master Mime who has seen few humans since they have been inside the Zone Eater, and dislikes being idle from mimicking. Gogo has shown to have an actual personality besides miming, as they have a normal conversation with the party before joining.
Although the Japanese version states that it is difficult to see whether Gogo is male or female, they use the masculine pronoun ore, and speak in an all-round masculine speech register. Gogo's gender is never revealed within the game or any Final Fantasy VI media, although Gogo is considered a male according to the unused shop price modifiers.
In the ending, Gogo has to mimic Celes Chere as she presses switches, because they open in a set. When they leave the room, Gogo, while still trying to mimic Celes's moves, goes to the right and comically falls into a pit, and is not clearly seen on the airship. Gogo does, in fact, escape in the airship with the rest of the party, though he/she is only visible for a split-second, along with Umaro.
Who Gogo is, is left a mystery. There are several fan theories as to Gogo's identity, such as being one of several characters whose fates after the end of the world are unknown, such as Darill, Emperor Gestahl, Banon, Famed Mimic Gogo from Final Fantasy V, or someone else. Most of these theories carry little actual evidence. Director Yoshinori Kitase has commented on Gogo's identity to say he doesn't have a secret identity nor a backstory, and only exists for the player to select for use in battle.
Gogo is likely a reference to, and shares many similarities with, the boss Famed Mimic Gogo in Final Fantasy V. His abilities work the same as Mimes' did in Final Fantasy V and the name of Gogo's Desperation Attack, Punishing Meteor, could refer to the Famed Mimic Gogo, who counters all attacks with an attack of his own, essentially "punishing" the party for failing to mimic him properly (i.e. doing nothing). If the Famed Mimic's HP gets too low, he triple-casts Meteor almost certainly killing the party.
Gogo is a Mime whose Mimic ability can repeat the last action, and can equip three abilities from any character when equipped via the menu. To balance their versatility, their stats are subpar, and their equipment is limited to rods, some daggers, maces, universal shields, and lightweight caps and robes. Gogo's Desperation Attack is Punishing Meteor that deals magical damage to a single target.
Creation and developmentEdit
It was originally intended for Gogo to be found in any of the pubs in the World of Ruin disguised as one of the player characters not in the player's active party. Gogo would randomly cycle between the towns based on a timer and if the player managed to speak to them with the real character they were disguised as, Gogo would reveal themselves and join the party. The developers felt the quest was too difficult and changed this for the final version of the game. This could possibly suggest that the Siegfried imposter was meant to be Gogo during development.
"Gogo" is their eponymous theme. It is played inside the Zone Eater, and mixed into the ending.
Gogo is an ally and a summonable Legend.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Gogo is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event The More the Merrier as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Inside the Zone Eater stage on Classic difficulty.
Gogo appears with water-elemental cards. Though Gogo isn't associated with water in Final Fantasy VI, the "Famed Mimic Gogo" is fought underwater in Final Fantasy V.
Gogo is French for "dupe".
- Gogo's Tent sprite in the iOS/Android version looks like a circus tent.
- In the Dreamscape, there's a bug that will change Gogo's palette into pink.
- Gogo has a placement on the Blackjack, but it can only be seen by hacking Gogo into the party or using the Airship glitch. They use the same line as the one when they're inside the Falcon.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Final Fantasy VI The Complete, p.175
- ↑ Is Squall Really Dead? Final Fantasy Producer Addresses The Series' Biggest Fan Theories (Accessed: UnknownError: See this for how to archive.) at Kotaku
- ↑ V Jump issue (in Japanese) (dead) (Accessed: September 25, 2009) at Infoseek
- ↑ Final Fantasy VI – 1994 Developer Interview (Accessed: December 09, 2018) at shmuplations