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Strago Magus
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SpritesStrago Magus menuFFVI Strago Magus Menu iOS
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FF6 Strago Sprite iOS
Japanese nameStragus Magus
Kanaストラゴス・マゴス?
RōmajiSutoragosu Magosu
JobBlue Mage
SkillLore
Desperation AttackSabre Soul
Age70[1]
BirthdayJune 13[1]
Height151 cm[1] (5' 0")
Weight43 kg[1] (94 lbs.)
Blood TypeO[1]
BirthplaceThamasa
TreasureCollection of Monster Costumes
LovesMonsters
Ultimate WeaponStardust Rod
Final Fantasy VI Character
An elderly gentleman who has spent his whole life pursuing the secrets of monsters...
—Game description

Strago Magus is a playable character in Final Fantasy VI. He is from the remote town of Thamasa, and lives with his adoptive granddaughter, Relm Arrowny. He is a Blue Mage, and is a Mage, one of the descendants of the humans who fought during the War of the Magi.

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AppearanceEdit

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Strago is a small, elderly man who wears loose fitting clothes and a bright, red cape. His white hair is styled in mohawk, and he has large bushy eyebrows, a white mustache and beard.

PersonalityEdit

Strago is overprotective of Relm, not letting her join the party when she asks to. Undeterred by his old age, Strago is energetic and spirited, although clumsy and prone to make mistakes, which Relm scolds him for.

StoryEdit

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Strago grew up in Thamasa with his friend Gungho and together they would unsuccessfully hunt the beast Hidon. He was overprotective of Relm, whom some townspeople believe to be his adopted granddaughter, although it is never confirmed either way.

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Strago in Thamasa.

When Terra Branford, Locke Cole, and Shadow visit Thamasa and ask Strago about the espers, Strago denies their existence, but invites them to stay at the inn for a low price of 1 gil. During the night Relm is caught in a burning building and Strago futilely uses Ice spells to put the fire out. The Mayor of Thamasa says that magic is forbidden and Strago asks Terra and Locke to help him. The three enter the burning building and rescue Relm, but are cornered by flames and Shadow and Interceptor save them.

Afterward, Strago explains his magical abilities to Terra and Locke, and agrees to help them find the espers. Relm wants to accompany them but Strago does not let her. She follows anyway, and catches up with them during their fight with Ultros. Together they find the espers and Terra convinces them to negotiate peace with General Leo and the Gestahlian Empire. The peace treaty is a trap set up so Kefka Palazzo could harvest more magicite and Strago and Relm join the others in the fight against him.

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Strago joins.

One year after the end of the world Strago joins the Cult of Kefka with the belief Relm has perished, but upon reuniting with her snaps back to his senses. Together, they return to Thamasa to find the injured Gungho who claims to have found Hidon. Strago goes to fight it one last time, and defeats it leading to a celebration with Gungho.

In the ending, Strago and Relm have several arguments as they escape Kefka's Tower.

GameplayEdit

FF6 iOS Strago Sprites

Strago is a Blue Mage, learning spells from enemies. He has low Strength, the lowest Defense, and Speed of the party, but good Magic and MP. His equipment draw is limited to daggers, rods, Maces, universal shields, and mage robes. Strago shares a unique subset of equipment with Relm called "creature suits". Strago's ability is Lore, which allows him to use magical attacks learned from enemies. Strago's Desperation Attack is Sabre Soul that instantly kills an enemy that is not immune to Death.

When Strago "sees" an enemy use certain attacks, he can learn it as a Lore; he will learn it at the end of the battle, unless he was afflicted with Blind, Petrify, Zombie, Sleep, Confuse, Stop, Freeze, or Rage at the time the Lore was used. Strago may then use the attack at the cost of MP. Strago can also learn Lores used by Gau or Gogo during a Rage.

StatsEdit

Name Initial Stats
Strength 28
Speed 25
Stamina 19
Magic 34
Attack 10
Defense 33
Evasion 6%
Magic Defense 27
Magic Evasion 7%
Escape Success 3
HP Gain 35
MP Gain 13
Level Averaging +2
Level HP MP EXP +
2 46 17 32
3 58 21 96
4 72 26 208
5 89 31 400
6 109 37 672
7 131 43 1056
8 155 50 1552
9 181 58 2184
11 236 75 3936
12 266 84 5080
13 301 94 6432
14 340 104 7992
15 384 114 9784
16 434 124 11840
17 488 134 14152
18 545 145 16736
19 606 156 19616
21 738 178 26360
22 807 189 30232
23 879 201 34456
24 955 213 39056
25 1034 225 44072
26 1116 237 49464
27 1202 249 55288
28 1292 262 61568
29 1387 275 68304
31 1586 301 83184
32 1687 314 91384
33 1789 328 100088
34 1891 342 109344
35 1994 356 119136
36 2098 370 129504
37 2204 384 140464
38 2311 399 152008
39 2419 414 164184
41 2640 444 190416
42 2753 459 204520
43 2867 475 219320
44 2983 491 234808
45 3100 507 251000
46 3219 523 267936
47 3339 539 285600
48 3461 556 304040
49 3586 573 323248
51 3844 606 364064
52 3975 621 385696
53 4108 635 408160
54 4242 648 431488
55 4378 660 455680
56 4515 671 480776
57 4654 681 506760
58 4796 690 533680
59 4940 698 561528
61 5232 711 620096
62 5380 716 650840
63 5530 721 682600
64 5682 727 715368
65 5835 733 749160
66 5990 740 784016
67 6146 747 819920
68 6304 754 856920
69 6464 762 895016
71 6786 778 974536
72 6941 786 1016000
73 7092 794 1058640
74 7237 801 1102456
75 7377 808 1147456
76 7513 815 1193648
77 7645 821 1241080
78 7771 827 1289744
79 7891 833 1339672
81 8121 844 1443368
82 8231 849 1497160
83 8339 854 1552264
84 8444 859 1608712
85 8546 864 1666512
86 8646 869 1725688
87 8744 874 1786240
88 8839 880 1848184
89 8931 886 1911552
91 9109 898 2042608
92 9196 904 2110320
93 9281 911 2179504
94 9364 919 2250192
95 9446 928 2322392
96 9526 938 2396128
97 9609 949 2471400
98 9695 961 2548224
99 9783 974 2637112

Equipment ListsEdit

WeaponsEdit

See also: List of Final Fantasy VI Weapons
Daggers Rods Maces Universal

ArmorEdit

See also: List of Final Fantasy VI Armor
Shields Helmets Body Armor

Creation and DevelopmentEdit

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During development, Strago had a 65-year-old wife named Lara. They had amusing arguments with each other claiming the other will die first, but she was cut from the game.[2] In the game's original strategy guide, Strago and Relm are said to fight with stuffed toys. This might be another idea that was tossed around during development, but in the end was never implemented. The idea wasn't used until Final Fantasy X where Lulu uses stuffed toys as weapons.

Shadow and Relm's relationship as father and daughter was officially confirmed in developers' interviews in 1995. The developers initially considered having a scene in a bar (presumably in Thamasa) where Strago asks Shadow to reveal his identity. The dialogue was supposed to be as follows:

Strago: I have one request... Show me your face. Even if you are him, I have no intention of wasting time trying to talk you into staying. I just want to know... for Relm's sake...
Shadow: ...... (He takes off his mask and shows Strago his face. However, his back is turned so that the player can't see.)
Strago: Thank you... Shadow. ...Come, let's have a drink.[2]

Musical ThemesEdit

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Strago's theme is named after him, and is the main theme played in the town of Thamasa. The theme is mixed into the ending.

A piano version of Strago's theme is included on the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VI album.

Other AppearancesEdit

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Strago appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with water-elemental cards.

Non-Final Fantasy AppearancesEdit

Secret of EvermoreEdit

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Strago and company in Secret of Evermore.

In Secret of Evermore, Strago appears among the crowd of spectators that includes other Final Fantasy VI characters at the gladiator battle of Antiqua. He appears alongside Terra, Locke, Mog, Relm, and Umaro.

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EtymologyEdit

"Strago" may be related to the Italian word for "wizard", stregone.

Strago's name was originally romanized as Stragus in the original Japanese instruction manual and the game's ending, and likely would have been this in English if not for the game's six-letter name limit. (The katakana form, ストラゴス, is only five characters long and did not reach the six-character name limit.) The name has also been variously rendered as Straggus or Stragos.[3] It may actually derive from Ancient Greek στραγγός, strangós, which means "twisted", alluding to Strago's highly eccentric personality. Ancient Greek did not have a true gg sound, and two consecutive gammas (γγ) were always used to render a ng sound instead; as such, στραγγός may have been misread as straggós. (More confusingly, in modern Greek, γγ is romanized ng but often pronounced simply [ɡ] especially in the modern dialect of Athens, while γ alone is romanized g and pronounced [ɣ] instead. But the modern Greek meaning of στραγγός has changed since ancient times; it now means "drained".)

[view  · edit  · purge]Magus is the Latin word for "wizard". Its plural is Magi. The Japanese katakana form マゴス, Magosu, alludes to Ancient Greek Μάγος, Mágos, from which the Latin form Magus originally derived. The word is not native to Greek either; it is ultimately of obscure ancient Iranian origin.

If an Ancient Greek origin of both Strago and Magus holds true, then Strago Magus can be rendered in Ancient Greek as Στραγγὸς Μάγος, which literally means "Twisted Wizard".

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