|Age||About 12 - 14 (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)|
About mid 20s until early 30s (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)
|Final Fantasy Tactics Advance Character|
- "Marche's classmate Mewt is an odd boy who always carries a teddy bear. Shy and a little precocious, Mewt is often picked on by other kids in school. Ever since Mewt's mother became ill and passed away, his father has had trouble at work, and Mewt's shyness has only gotten worse. The teddy bear he always carries with him was a gift from his mother. When Mewt finds an old book at a used bookstore, everything he knows changes... but is it for better or for worse?"
- —Online Description
Mewt Randell (Mewt Randall according to the European official website) is a major character from Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. In the real world, he is shy and often times gets bullied. He befriended the protagonist Marche Radiuju and Ritz Malheur in the beginning of the story.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Mewt is a quiet, reserved young boy who happens to be a target for bullies at his school. His mother died prior to the events of the game, while his father, Cid, fell on hard times and became an alcoholic, much to his son's ire. When his home of St. Ivalice is transformed to resemble his favorite video game, he is suddenly given everything he ever wanted, and develops an entitlement complex as a result. His choice to remain in this world or go back to his old imperfect life forms the crux of the game's main conflict between himself and Marche.
Mewt's appearance varies wildly based on which version of Ivalice he is in. While in the real world, he is depicted with unkempt brown hair, lazy eyes, and a green hooded sweatshirt; in the transformed world, he wears a yellow long-sleeved shirt, red pants, an orange cape, and carries a long staff. His hair is also done up in two pointed "horns," and sports a glyph in the center of his forehead.
- "I'd pick Final Fantasy. That's my favorite."
- —Mewt, when asked what his favorite game is.
At the beginning, Mewt is shown as a timid boy who is bullied by the three boys Guinness, Lyle, and Colin during the snowball fight. Marche and Ritz befriended him. Later, Mewt showed his new friends a book he found at a bookstore in St. Ivalice. He chanted the words "Alta oron sondus kameela", which was the only legible sentence he could find. At night, the world was transformed.
In Ivalice, he is the prince, since the Gran Grimoire book used his imagination to create the world. His father Cid is the Judgemaster, enforcing Ivalice's laws, while his mother Queen Remedi, dead in the real world, is mysteriously alive in Ivalice. Because of all that Mewt has in Ivalice, he strongly opposes Marche Radiuju's attempts to revert the world to normal. During most of the game, Mewt has an nu mou assistant named Babus who eventually defects to Marche upon learning the truth.
When Judgemaster Cid learns the truth about the world of Ivalice, he separates himself from the palace. To replace Cid in his capabilities as an agent of the palace, Queen Remedi creates an entity resembling Mewt called Llednar Twem (Note that Llednar Twem is simply Mewt Randell backwards). When Llednar fights Marche, Cid tells him that Llednar is an embodiment of Mewt's darker side.
When Marche finally catches up to Mewt, Queen Remedi blocks Marche's effort to change his mind. After she is defeated by Marche, she reveals herself to be the Li-Grim, the entity that is keeping the world as it is. The Li-Grim had taken the form of Remedi in order to comfort Mewt. A second battle ensues, during which Marche tries to break Mewt out of his confused state. This is only partially successful, so Marche continues his fight against the Li-Grim and eventually defeats it. Before the world reverts to normal, Mewt and the Li-Grim, which he still considers to be Remedi, share one final moment together. Then Mewt is finally ready to return to the real world.
- "You see, I've been there too. A world of swords... and magick."
- —Mewt to Luso
Mewt makes a cameo appearance as Mr. Randell, the librarian in Luso Clemens's school in St. Ivalice. After returning from his adventures in Ivalice, Luso encounters Mr. Randell and tells him about it. Mewt replies that he believes him as he reveals that he had been to that place too, giving Luso the very Grimoire he kept with him for years. He still has his stuffed bear, which can be seen on his desk during the game's prologue.
Mewt is only controllable by the player during the opening snowball fight tutorial battle. His class, Librarian, has very low stats and no abilities.
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Mewt's musical theme is "Mewt". In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: Original Soundtrack, it is number 26 on disk one and number 19 on disk two. The song was mostly played by strings and a French horn. Its remix in White: Melodies of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is called "Mewt (Acoustic Guitar Version)" which was arranged by Satoshi Henmi. A Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift song named "Sorrow" somehow sounds similar to this.
The original version of Mewt's theme is melancholy overall, reflecting his inherent loneliness and his desire to escape the reality he despised back home. The arrange version carries a more "mature" tone to the original.
"Mewt" has a similar pronunciation with the word "mute" which means a quiet state, similar to Mewt's quietness at the beginning of the game. His last name, Randell, is an alternate spelling of the the Medieval surname Randall, which contains two Germanic elements meaning "shield" and "wolf."
- Mewt has a tattoo on his forehead in his Ivalice attire, the same glyph that is also seen on the nu mou hat an the Alchemist Job class. Mewt's mother Queen Remedi also bears a tattoo on her forehead, but not his father Cid Randell.
- In the data coding for Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, there is a battle sprite set and a Job coding of "Prince" for Mewt, which is largely incomplete. This suggests that Mewt may have been considered as an opponent or ally at some point in game.
- In the Maltese language, the word "Mewt" means "death".