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Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt is an antagonist in Final Fantasy XV and the secondary antagonist in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.[1] He is the semi-retired ruler of Niflheim and a ruthless supremacist dedicated to expanding his territory.[2]


Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XVEdit

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Iedolas Aldercapt travels to Lucis under the false pretense of signing a peace treaty with the kingdom's reigning monarch, Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII. Aldercapt and Ardyn Izunia steal Insomnia's crystal and flee while their forces infiltrate the city and destroy its protective barrier.

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Creation and developmentEdit


In the Japanese versions of Final Fantasy XV and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Aldercapt is voiced by Shōzō Iizuka.[3][4] He was originally portrayed by Shinji Ogawa, but the actor passed away during the development of Final Fantasy XV.[5]

In the English version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Aldercapt is voiced by David Gant,[4] who also lends his likeness to the character.


Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV


"Iedolas" is derived from Idola, the plural form of the Latin word Idolon (which, in turn, comes from the Greek word "Eidolon"). Eidolon means "unsubstantial image," "reflection," or "phantom" in Greek. It can also mean "idol" and is the source of the Latin word "Idolum."


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