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Prompto Argentum
Prompto
Kana プロンプト・アージェンタム
Romaji Puronputo Ājentamu
Age Unknown
Japanese voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara
Weapon Firearms
Final Fantasy XV Character
The puckish playboy Prompto befriended Noctis in his school days. He wears a chip on his shoulder as an outsider to the royal circle, but remains eager to do all he can for the cause. A friend who has been a bad influence to Noctis since his school days. While he can get carried away easily, there's another side of him which is driven to help friends in need.
—Official description[1]

Prompto Argentum is a character of Noctis's gang in Final Fantasy XV. He's a foreign fugitive who is also a childhood friend of Noctis. He wields firearms despite their ban in Noctis's kingdom of Lucis. Although not directly playable, he is in Noctis's party and the player can issue orders at him.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

Noct! Where do you think you're going!?
—Prompto to Noctis

Prompto is a young man of average height and a slender build. He has blue eyes, light freckles and short, unruly blond hair. He wears two bands on his right arm, black gloves, a dark green shirt and a sleeveless black vest with a dark red flannel shirt attached underneath. He wears black pants and black boots with red soles and lined with white fur.

Prompto maintains a playful attitude towards Noctis despite being a wanted felon. In the 1st Production Premier trailer, he acknowledges Noctis's strength, but warns Noctis's body has yet to adjust to his newfound powers. He is described as a skirt-chasing mood maker with a chip on his shoulder from a different social status compared to his other friends, and thus feels inferior to them but wishes to be useful.[2]

StoryEdit

Prompto accompanies Noctis on their road trip across the land toward Altissia to meet a woman named Luna. They pass through the Duscae region and Prompto marvels at its astral shard, asking if it is on fire, and the giant Adamantoise they spot from the side of the road.

BattleEdit

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Prompto steps in to help Noct in battle.

Prompto uses a variety of firearms, including handguns and shotguns. He is presumably able to manifest guns and use them as shields. He can co-opt moves with Noctis, such as by pushing him away from the harm's way, and shoot enemies from either a range or from close-up.

Creation and DevelopmentEdit

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Prompto aiming in old Versus XIII footage.

Prompto's design went through an overhaul during development. His hair was straightened and changed golden blond from its curly dirty blond inceptions, and his facial features were modified as well to give him a more rugged, masculine look.

It was originally envisioned all party members would be playable with Prompto able to manually aim firearms that could be used to target enemy weak points. However, the battle system was later changed to make only Noctis directly playable.

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EtymologyEdit

[view  · edit  · purge]Prompto is a Latin word, from which the English word "prompt" was derived. Prompto may mean "for the ready [man]", or "for the quick [man]".

[view  · edit  · purge]Argentum is the Latin word for "silver".

Thus, Prompto's name may have been an attempt to translate "quicksilver" into Latin. [view  · edit  · purge]Quicksilver is an alternative name for the element mercury. A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metallic element that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure.

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