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Saved by King Regis as a child, Nyx repays the debt by serving the Kingsglaive with distinction. His unique ability to wield the King's magic and epic exploits in combat have earned him the moniker of 'hero' among his peers.
—Official description

Nyx Ulric is the main protagonist of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV and a member of the eponymous Kingsglaive. Hailing from Galahd, he is tasked with protecting Princess Lunafreya Nox Fleuret of Tenebrae when Niflheim invades Lucis.



Nyx is a young man with brown hair and blue eyes. He wears the black uniform typical of his fellow Glaives, but his is customized with a silver horn on its hood, purple ribbons on its back, and pelts of blue-gray fur on its left sleeve.


Nyx is a heroic individual who feels indebted to King Regis Lucis Caelum CXIII. He is arrogant, yet he is also haunted by the memory of his sister's death. When his comrades betray him, Nyx remains loyal to the Lucian royal family; when Insomnia falls, he hangs onto hope and resolves to fight for the future.


Nyx is a skilled wielder of the Lucian royal family's powers. He favors his ability to warp, and when he is deemed worthy of the Ring of the Lucii, his strength is greatly increased. Nyx also gains the ability to control the Old Wall.


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Before Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XVEdit

Nyx grows up alongside Libertus Ostium in Galahd. At some point, his sister is killed, and he is saved by King Regis of Lucis. Seeking to repay his debt to the monarch, Nyx joins the Kingsglaive.

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XVEdit

My life is nothing. Giving the future to those who want to see it…is everything.
—Nyx Ulric

Alongside his fellow Glaives, Nyx defends the borders of Lucis from Niflheim and Tenebrae's forces. He disobeys Titus Drautos's order to retreat and instead chooses to save Libertus, his childhood friend, from Diamond Weapon, a daemon war machine. As punishment for this, Nyx is placed on guard duty upon his return to Insomnia.

Three days before a peace treaty is to be signed between King Regis of Lucis and Emperor Iedolas Aldercapt of Niflheim, Nyx is relocated to the Citadel by Drautos. The men discuss the death of Crowe Altius, and the next day, Nyx gets into a heated argument with Libertus after seeing Crowe's corpse. That evening, Nyx attends a party celebrating the treaty signing and meets Princess Lunafreya Nox Fleuret for the first time.

On the day the peace treaty is to be signed, Nyx discovers Lunafreya has been kidnapped and Drautos has mysteriously disappeared. He demands the Kingsglaive's deployment from King Regis, and he leads his comrades on a mission aboard a Niflheim airship to rescue Tenebrae's princess. Nyx is betrayed by a majority of his fellow Glaives, but he successfully frees Lunafreya and uses the airship to fly back to the Citadel with her. There, they help a wounded King Regis escape Imperial General Glauca, who seeks the Ring of the Lucii.

At the end of a secret passageway, Nyx questions King Regis's decision to sacrifice Insomnia for Prince Noctis's continued safety. He agrees to protect Lunafreya, who is given the Ring of the Lucii, and flees with her after Regis is impaled by Glauca's blade.

As he and Lunafreya drive away from the Citadel, Nyx is contacted by Drautos and ordered to rendezvous with him in Section D of Insomnia. In the city plaza, he is attacked by Luche Lazarus and discovers through Libertus's intervention that Drautos is truly Glauca. To protect his friends, Nyx puts on the Ring of the Lucii. He is granted its power in exchange for his life, and after ordering Libertus to get Lunafreya somewhere safe, he engages Glauca in a climatic battle. In the clash's aftermath, Nyx dies peacefully as he wishes Noctis a healthy rule.

Spoilers end here.

Creation and developmentEdit

The likeness of Johan Akan, a French model, is used to portray Nyx Ulric.[1] Neil Newbon is the character's motion capture artist.[2]


In the Japanese version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Nyx is voiced by Gō Ayano.[3] In the film's English version, he is voiced by Aaron Paul.



Nyx is a primordial goddess of the night in Greek mythology.

Ulric is a variant of the name Ulrich, which means "heritage ruler." It is also a middle English form of the name Wulfric, which means "wolf ruler."

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