Kelger Vlondett, originally romanized as Kelgar, known as Kelga in the Anthology translation, and Kelgore in the RPGe fan-translation, is a non-player character in Final Fantasy V. Kelger is a Warrior of Dawn.
Kelger is an anthropomorphic lupine, appearing closely to a typical depiction of a werewolf. In his official artwork and portrait by Yoshitaka Amano, his fur is in shades of grey, but his in-game sprite depicts him as having fur in a light shade of brown. He wears a gold headpiece with a protruding horn behind his ears. He wears a full-body armor and a yellow cape.
Kelger is initially distrustful of Bartz, Lenna, and Faris, and asks Bartz to mettle with him to prove his worth. Kelger is loyal to his friends however, and when he learns Bartz is the son of his old acquaintance, he accepts the party with open arms.
Kelger a Warrior of Dawn along with Galuf, Dorgann, and Xezat. He is a werewolf and, like all of his race, hails from the town of Quelb, where he is leader. Galuf, along with Bartz, Lenna, and Faris, visit the town and Kelger challenges Bartz to a fight, believing him to work for Exdeath.
Kelger initiates his "Lupine Attack" (known as Pine Attack in the Anthology translations), but is defeated by a powerful blow that sends him through a door. While recovering, Kelger learns Bartz is Dorgann's son, and the party's real motives for coming to Quelb, and grants them passage to Drakenvale to the north. Later, when the party is in Castle Exdeath, already weak and dying, Kelger sacrifices his life energy so the party can see through the illusion spell cast up by Exdeath. He is the last of the Warriors of Dawn to die.
One of the four Warriors of Dawn, and leader of Quelb, a town inhabited by werewolves. Though Kelger's age finally takes its toll on him, his sense of justice and hatred of evil are undiminished.
Xezat is a Werewolf Tribe Leader, whose combat role is Physical Speed.
- Record Spheres
|Sphere||S.Lv 1||S.Lv 2||S.Lv 3||S.Lv 4||S.Lv 5|
|Ranger||+1 ATK||+1 ATK||+1 DEF||+60 HP||+2 MAG|
|Thief||+1 ATK||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+55 HP||+2 DEF|
|Warrior||+1 ATK||+70 HP||+1 DEF||+1 ATK||+2 ATK|
|NinjaRequires Ranger and Thief mastery.||+3% Ninja Ability Damage||+4 ATK||+160 HP||+5 MAG||+6% Ninja Ability Damage|
|SamuraiRequires Thief and Warrior mastery.||+3 ATK||+4 ATK||+170 HP||+6 ATK||+3% Sword Damage|
|GladiatorRequires Warrior mastery.||+3 ATK||+3 ATK||+200 HP||+4 ATK||+5 ATK|
|Stitch in Time||Use 6★ Ninja Abilities||Stitch in Time||+3% Ninja Ability Damage||—||—|
His default Soul Break is Lupine Fang, that at the expense of two Soul Gauge segments deals two physical attacks to one target, and grants Mirror Image to the user.
He can equip accessories.
- Clearing Kelger's Lupine Attack challenge earns the player the "Lupine Attack" achievement.
- In the GBA/PSP/iOS remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Kelga is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Thief job.
- Although Kelger Vlondett was a non-playable character, he can be considered the first hero of the "beast" archetype in the Final Fantasy series. This archetype would be repeated again with future characters Umaro, Red XIII, Freya, Kimahri, and Fran.
- Kelger, along with the other Dawn Warriors, has a trophy/achievement named after him in Final Fantasy XIII, "Kelger's Cup".