Rain's father and Lasswell's adoptive parent. He had a strong influence over the two young men as a knight of Grandshelt. Although he has been missing for many years, in the battle over the crystals, he may meet with Rain once again.
—Official description[3]

Raegen, more commonly referred to as Sir Raegen, is a major character in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Husband to Sophia, he is the father of Rain, the adoptive father of Lasswell, and the swordsmanship mentor of both of them, as well as Grandshelt's greatest knight until his mysterious disappearance.

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Appearance Edit

Raegen resembles his son, Rain, having the same blond hair and a similar haircut, but sports a short beard and has a deep scar across his left cheek. He usually wears a long blue coat above a gray collared shirt with metallic rectangular buttons, dark blue pants, black gloves and combat boots.

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Under the title of "Veritas of the Dark", he wears an intimidating black suit of armor with golden trimmings and a few violet crystals as adornments. His head is covered in a demonic-looking helmet which covers his face, and he wears a dark violet cape with golden rims. He wields the blade Organyx.

Personality Edit

Raegen is famed as an honorable and dutiful knight, which has earned him the praise and respect of all of Grandshelt and, in particular, its king. Even during his time in Paladia, he was a respected leader, trusted by his companions and underlings. Despite his position and fame, he usually employs casual mannerisms. Raegen makes the right choice regardless of his circumstances, opting twice to forsake revenge and focus on the more important picture. However, his commitment to duty—coupled with his adventurous streak—alienated him from his son as he tends to neglect his family: whenever he received new marching orders from the king, he would often leave without saying goodbye.

During the Paladian civil war, Raegen was loyal to Aldore's cause, but he was disgusted at having to cut down fellow humans out of disagreement of beliefs. Thinking there was a way to end the war and to prevent further bloodshed, he wanted to cut the darkness that surrounded his world.

While he is normally calm and level-headed, Raegen becomes enraged at Akstar when he calls Lasswell derogatory names.

While posing as his former comrade, Raegen perfectly mimics Frostlord's personality and likely also his voice, as the other members of the Sworn Six of Paladia cannot tell him apart.

Story Edit

Civil war Edit

Hailing from the world of Paladia, Raegen (birth name unknown) was born over 700 years ago to Rubens, son and heir apparent to King Varenis, making Raegen a prince of Aldore royalty. Despite Aldore and Hess's long-standing conflict over the latter's claims of independence, Rubens had no prejudice towards Hess, personally being friends with Yuraisha (the "Mother of Hess"). Yet, soon after Varenis' ascension to the throne, an aide of his, Vlad, assassinated both him and Rubens, and attempted to get a hold of the two-year-old Raegen. Yuraisha's husband took Raegen from the castle and left him with Yuraisha, reporting to Vlad that Raegen had died of an illness. Yuraisha adopted Raegen, giving him that name, and raised him alongside her own son, Rowen. Vlad, for his part, became Aldore's first emperor.

Under her patronage Hess developed the "visionary magicks" (a power born from scientific progress, different to preexisting magic used by the rest of the world) and attempted to declare independence from Aldore, as they had been before imperial conquest. Deeming these magicks dangerous, Aldore declared war on Hess.

When the civil war broke out Raegen took on the title of "Veritas of the Dark" and became the leader of the Sworn Eight of Paladia. Given distinctive suits of armor, Raegen and his comrades—Ignacio (Flamelord), Citra (Lightlord), Sieghard (Earthlord), Folka (Waterlord), Cid (Heavenlord), Sakura (Boltlord) and Frostlord—were augmented, being rendered nearly immortal by Aldorian technology to lead Aldore's military forces from the frontlines while being prepared to face their counterparts, Hess' Eight Sages. Raegen received the sword Purple Lightning from Ignacio and on the emperor's orders, had an audience with Yuraisha. Despite his many peace proposals, she refused to accept, wanting freedom for her people.

The Aldorian government devised a plan to seal the Eight Sages inside crystals. With their military leaders out of the way Hess would have to agree to peace negotiations, through which Aldore would grant Hess its independence. Raegen complied, but threatened to side with Hess should the leaders of Aldore refuse to keep their promises.

Of the Sworn Eight, the Frostlord deemed the plan a waste of time and sought to fight the sages on his own. Although Raegen tried to reason with him, the Frostlord demanded that Raegen use his strength to make the Frostlord obey him. Raegen opted to let him to do as he pleased and the Frostlord perished, his remains or suit of armor never found. Raegen was approached by Citra and Sakura whom he told he wanted to discard his suit of armor and travel the world. Citra—who secretly held feelings for him—decided to accompany him with Sakura echoing the sentiments.

Upon sealing the sages the Veritas were betrayed. The leaders of Aldore feared the Sworn Eight's power and their influence over the people as heroes. To get rid of them Aldore's leaders created a massive dimensional gate and banished the Sworn Eight, the sealed sages, the soldiers of Aldore and Hess, and the very land they stood upon, to the world of Lapis. To ensure it would remain fixed to Lapis for ages to come, Aldore put a seal upon the land which consisted of eight great crystals, each corresponding to an element.

Life on Grandshelt Edit

Raegen and his comrades were left with a lasting grudge against their commanders but they were unable to find a way to return to Paladia. Over the centuries their anger began to subside. Six centuries after the occurrence Citra and Sakura found a book at the Magic Library which stated the dimensional gate had never really disappeared, and that it could be opened every 100 years or so. Most of the Veritas were on board with the plan to destroy the crystals, but Raegen and Sakura discarded their suits of armor and forsook revenge to live peaceful lives. Raegen began to travel the world as he had intended before their banishment.

His journey brought him to Grandshelt where he joined the Royal Guard and fell in love with Sophia. After marrying, they had a son: Rain. Raegen took in the orphaned Lasswell whose parents were killed by monsters, and raised him as his son just as Yuraisha had done with him. Upon seeing Lasswell's determination and frustration with growing stronger, he gifted him Purple Lightning, believing Lasswell could unleash its true power.

A wave of children's kidnappings beset the kingdom and Raegen worried over Rain and Lasswell's safety. While he wanted to help solve the case, he put his trust in his fellow knight, Loren. Before her team could end the kidnappings, Rain and Lasswell fell under the cultist's spell and suck out during thenight. Raegen followed them, but could not stop them from leaving the capital as monsters attacked the city. Forced to protect the townspeople, he entrusted the kids' rescue to Loren who returned Rain and Lasswell home safely.

Raegen found the crystal that contained Fina, one of the eight sages, below Grandshelt Castle. One day Rain followed him and saw Fina's crystal, touching it out of curiosity. Rain awakened the blood of Aldore's power within him and Raegen, surprised his son had inherited this power, walked away despite his son's pleas. In the following weeks Rain's condition worsened until Fina stored away his power until a time he could handle it.

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Soon afterwards, and five years before the events of the game, Citra visited Raegen to convince him to rejoin their efforts. He refused, pointing out a normal life was the greatest journey of all. Citra attempted to coerce Raegen by force and Raegen was at a disadvantage without his suit of armor. Sophia, who begged Raegen not to join the Sworn Six (being aware of their nefarious plans), intercepted a blast intended for Raegen.

In her dying moments Sophia asked Raegen to preserve his memories of her as a vision to show Rain and Lasswell when they were older. He brought her body to their home where Rain was waiting. Raegen told his son she was dead and blamed himself for her passing. Raegen disappeared to search for Frostlord's suit of armor as he could no longer access his own due to somebody else having taken it.

Season One Edit

After five years of searching Raegen locates the armor at Duggle Village on the Gronoa continent, where it is worshiped as a deity. With the Veritas having destroyed all but the Dark Crystal, he steals the suit of armor to fight the Veritas. Sakura, who too opposes their former comrades, feels Raegen's presence and comes to the village accompanied by Rain, Lasswell, the two Finas, Lid, Nichol and Jake. As Sakura mistakes him for the original Frostlord, Raegen takes advantage of the confusion and assumes the identity. He freezes the villagers, including Camille, and declares to not release them unless Sakura and the others defeat him.

Raegen forces the party to battle with each other to find the strongest member. When Rain and Lasswell duel Raegen notices that the latter is holding back and demands that the two fight seriously. Lasswell reveals he only wanted to keep up with Rain's talents, and feels guilty about the current situation. Rain curses his own weakness at seeing his friend hurt and draws forth his dormant power, accepting it as a part of himself at last, emerging victorious.

Satisfied with their growth, Raegen keeps his word and thaws out the villagers. He settles the fight at Dark Crystal's chamber where he is defeated. He reveals everything was a lie to motivate them and the Sworn Six of Paladia appear before them. Sieghard invites "Frostlord" to rejoin them. Raegen declines and reveals his identity, leaving everyone flabbergasted.

The two groups clash until the shrine becomes unstable, and Raegen has Sakura teleport the party to Pharm while he teleports the Dark Crystal. At Hashin Area, Raegen faces the Darklord and Citra until Darklord defeats him to protect her. Unable to continue using Frostlord's armor, Raegen lays wounded until Rain's party catches up with him. Together they prevent the Darklord (who is revealed to be a special vision of Raegen as he was 700 years ago) and Citra from destroying the crystal. Before the party can rejoice, Sol and Behemoth K destroy it, knock the party out, and kill the Darklord before departing to the dimensional gate to destroy Lapis.

When they regain consciousness, Raegen and the others set out to climb the crystal tower to stop the sages and close the gate. Raegen shows Rain and Lasswell a vision of Sophia, keeping his promise to her. Volka and Citra join their efforts thanks to Nichol. The two remaining Veritas keep Behemoth busy, while the party catches up with Sol. When he puts up a barrier, the group realizes that Fina is going to disappear, but Dark Fina sacrifices herself by becoming the Earth Crystal, sealing the land once again and allowing Fina to carry on existing.

Fina dispels Sol's barrier and the party makes it to the summit, where they defeat Sol. The sage summons the Chaotic Darkness and creates a floating continent. As they traverse the various lands, Raegen intends to tell Lasswell the truth of his parentage after the battle ends while being internally conflicted that Lasswell does not call him "dad". Behemoth K, having defeated Citra and Volka, teleports before them, but in his weakened state the party puts him to rest. At the Land of Darkness they defeat Sol, but the sage declares his hatred of Rain and retreats. Supported by the prayers of those they met during their journey, the party defeats the Chaotic Darkness for good.

To close the gate, Raegen does a complete awakening of Aldore's power. Though he admits that sealing the gate is risky, he is confident he can do it. Lasswell tells Raegen to be careful and finally calls him "Dad". Raegen's attempts are unsuccessful as his strength has been drained, so Rain awakens to his own power and assists Raegen in closing the gate. When Sol reappears and intends to force the gate wide open, Rain intercepts with the clash causing both of them to disappear. Raegen returns to tell the others that Rain is gone, but Lasswell is confident he is alive and vows to find him.

Season Two Edit

A few months later, Raegen, Lasswell (who now calls Raegen "Father") and Fina learn from Sakura that Rain ended up in Paladia. Aboard the Invincible, the three—alongside Sakura, Jake, Lid and Nichol—pass through the partially-open gate to find Rain. The group splits up after Raegen, upon discovering that his homeworld has been turned into a dictatorship, vows to free Paladia and goes to the Aldore Tower to confront the Aldore Emperor, assisted by the mysteriously-revived Veritas. Meanwhile, Lasswell and the others search for Rain in the Georl continent.

Raegen and the others climb to the top of the tower get to the Emperor's chamber and Raegen begins to wear the Darklord armor. They meet their new successors and the emperor's new commanders called The Orders who defeat them, Raegen losing to Hyoh. Raegen and the Sworn Six are spared for being deemed too weak to be a worth to kill and are sent to prison.

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Gameplay Edit

Raegen's job is listed as Sworn Eight, while his role in combat is Physical Damage and Support. A 5-6★ Rare Summon, he is currently obtainable since the event Grandshelt Warsong. He can equip daggers, swords, greatswords, katanas, bows, spears, guns, fists, along with light shields, hats, helms, clothes, light armor, heavy armor, and accessories. Like the other CG units, Raegen's Limit Burst, Secret Slash Attack (闇討チ払ウ緋蒼ノ剣, [missing rōmaji]?, lit. Scarlet and Azure Swords Drive Back the Darkness), is a special CG movie and has a powerful effect: it deals unmitigated damage to all enemies, and reduces their resistance to both Ice and Fire.

Raegen also appears as a boss in Gronoa Shrine Depths - Hall under the guise of Veritas of the Frost. He is Level 67; he has 300,000 HP, is immune to all status ailments but Blind, and is immune to Ice, but weak to Fire attacks.

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Trivia Edit

  • Not counting Ariana Grande and her background song "Touch It", Raegen is the first character to have an in-game voice sample, albeit only heard during his Limit Burst. He says (刻め, kizame?), which can be translated roughly to "Shred 'em".
  • His favorite dish is the cream stew that Sophia used to make.

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