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As captain of the Kingsglaive, Drautos holds his soldiers to the same unforgiving high standards to which he holds himself and trained Nyx in the art of combat. His respect can only be earned with blood, sweat and tears.
—Official description

Titus Drautos is a character in Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV who also makes a brief appearance in Final Fantasy XV. He is captain of the eponymous Kingsglaive, an elite group of soldiers originally tasked as frontline battle infantry, now being tasked with protecting the king of Lucis, Regis Lucis Caelum and it is blessed with the monarch's magic. He is Nyx Ulric's mentor.

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AppearanceEdit

Titus Drautos is a middle-aged man with brown hair, green eyes, and a scarred face. He wears a jacket made of red leather, black gloves, black pants, and black boots.

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Titus's secret identity is that of General Glauca (グラウカ, Gurauka?), military supreme commander and magitek infantry leader of Niflheim. As Glauca he is an intimidating man cloaked in detailed gray armor with purple-magenta highlights.

PersonalityEdit

For hearth and home.
—Drautos's catchphrase.

Drautos is just as hard on himself as he is on others. His respect is difficult to earn, and he tends to dwell on the past.

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General Glauca.

General Glauca is the main antagonist of the film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. He is the supreme commander of Niflheim's military, leading the Empire's magitek infantry into battle. As Glauca, he is a murderous man, having killed many, including the queen of Tenebrae, Sylva Nox Fleuret. While he is the Supreme Commander of the Niflheim Army, Glauca prefers to fight in the battlefield with his troops. Glauca seems to have no major distinction between friend or foe, as he is willing to kill Ravus Nox Fleuret as he tries to wield the Ring of the Lucii. As noted by Nyx Ulric during the later stages of the invasion of Insomnia, Glauca seems to linger in the past, since he mentioned that he had lost his home to a Niflheim invasion years ago and does not care whom he fights for. However, he does not brood about.

AbilitiesEdit

Drautos is a skilled swordsman who demonstrates amazing strength, speed, and durability when adorned in the armor of Imperial General Glauca.

General Glauca is an immensely powerful foe and while his armor appears heavy, he moves extremely fast thanks to his reflexes and jet boots on his armor's legs. It also allows him to land on places meters below him by slowing his descent and jumping great distances, minimizing or even nullifying damage he would have otherwise taken from landing after such a fall. His armor is made from state-of-the-art Niflheim liquid metal technology, which allows it to regenerate from damage and increase his physical attributes tremendously. He is a master swordsman, able to down multiple opponents with one swing, killing Clarus Amicitia by throwing his own sword into his back after flinging him at a wall, and even upending a car that had run him down.

One of General Glauca's primary strengths is his endurance. He survives King Regis's attacks when Niflheim invaded Tenebrae (albeit being defeated immediately after), and later withstood the attacks of Regis and the Lucian Council, several of Regis's lightning attacks, and Libertus Ostium running him over with a car at full speed, the latter an experience that he appears to be unarmored for a portion of time. Even Nyx Ulric's magic attacks and heightened abilities granted by the Ring of the Lucii, direct attacks by the Old Wall, several explosions from the weapons of daemons and airships, collapsing buildings, falls from great heights, and a final stab wound to the chest only does enough to make him collapse by the end of the invasion of Insomnia.

StoryEdit

For the honor of my home, I fought and killed under a king I loathed. And still, he betrayed me. He betrayed us all.
—Titus Drautos

Titus hails from from a small village in the northeastern archipelago of the Cavaugh Region. He lost his hometown in the war of 30 years ago.[1] When Niflheim attacked Tenebrae in an attempt to kill King Regis and his young son Prince Noctis, Glauca murdered Queen Sylva. Regis and Noctis escaped but Tenebrae was annexed to the empire and its prince and princess fell into imperial custody.

Twelve years later, on the outskirts of Lucis, Titus Drautos leads the Kingsglaive in a battle against the combined forces of Niflheim and Tenebrae. He orders his soldiers to retreat when Diamond Weapon is deployed, but Nyx Ulric ignores him to rescue a fellow Glaive, Libertus Ostium. After the enemy withdraws, either being ignorant or uncaring of Libertus being lost if his order were obeyed, Drautos berates Nyx and tells him to await reassignment.

After the Kingsglaive returns to the Crown City of Insomnia, Drautos orders Crowe Altius to infiltrate Tenebrae and rendezvous with Princess Lunafreya. He places Nyx on guard duty for a short time, and he later makes him the princess's protector. When Crowe's murder is discovered, Drautos gives her belongings to Nyx and Libertus.

King Regis deliberates over whether to accept Niflheim's peace treaty. Regis wants to keep his son safe, and decides to send him away from the city before the signing ceremonies. As depicted in Final Fantasy XV Prologue Parting Ways, Ignis Scientia drives Noctis to meet the king the day before his departure in the Audi R8 Star of Lucis; they use Noctis's car because Captain Drautos wants to use it to ferry guests to the treaty-signing ceremony later.

In the Citadel Captain Drautos is waiting to meet them, but to their surprise, Drautos tells Ignis and Noctis they can't see King Regis that day because he is too busy with the treaty-signing preparations. Drautos has Nyx Ulric drive Noctis back to his apartment in the city as thanks for letting them use his car.

As depicted in Final Fantasy XV, Drautos is with King Regis when the latter sends Noctis and his retinue on their way to Altissia for Noctis's wedding with Lunafreya. Noctis asks Drautos to take care of his father before departing.

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Regis felled by Glauca.

Behold the king of Lucis, who hoarded tranquility within his precious walls. Where is your tranquility now, king? Here, is your peace, by steel's swift descent.
—Glauca to King Regis before killing him.

Now working as Glauca, he abducts Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, the princess of Tenebrae, during a party celebrating the signing of the peace treaty. It is discovered by Nyx who rescues Luna, and later finds Glauca fighting King Regis and Clarus Amicitia. Glauca kills Amicitia and cuts the Ring of the Lucii from King Regis's hand. He pursues the Lucian monarch, who flees with Nyx and Luna. Catching up to King Regis, Glauca murders him and continues after Nyx and Luna.

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Unveiled Glauca chokes Nyx.

As Drautos he contacts Nyx and orders him to go to Section D of the city. This turns out to be a trap, and through Libertus's intervention, it is revealed Drautos is Imperial General Glauca. He battles Nyx while Libertus flees from Lucis with Luna. Glauca is severely wounded when Nyx stabs him in the chest.

Creation and developmentEdit

The likeness of Adrian Bouchet, a Zimbabwean actor, is used to portray Drautos. Bouchet also serves as the character's motion capture artist.

VoiceEdit

In the Japanese version of Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Drautos is voiced by Kōichi Yamadera. He shares his Japanese voice actor with Kain Highwind from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.

In the film's English version, he is voiced by Adrian Bouchet.

Other appearancesEdit

Justice Monsters FiveEdit

Glauca appears as an enemy boss.

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Puzzle & DragonsEdit

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Glauca appeared as part of the Final Fantasy collaboration. He was introduced in the collaboration event that happened in the North American version from November 28, 2016 to December 11, 2016.

He is obtainable as a 5-star ranked unit named "Glauca", with an balanced and devil type and dual dark elements.

As a 5-star ranked unit, Glauca wears his standard armor and emits a dark aura. His active skill is Abandon your prayers and his leader skill is Glaive of Regicide.

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EtymologyEdit

Titus was the emperor of Rome from 79 to 81 AD. He was a renowned military commander and the first Roman emperor to succeed the throne from his biological father.

Glauca is derived from Glaucus, a Greek name meaning "greyish blue," "bluish green," or "glimmering."

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