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.
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.
For hearth and home.
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.
Drautos is a skilled swordsman who demonstrates amazing strength, speed, and durability when adorned in the armor of Imperial General Glauca.
For the honor of my home, I fought and killed under a king I loathed. And still, he betrayed me. He betrayed us all.
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 Libertus Ostium. After the enemy withdraws, either being ignorant or uncaring of the fact that Libertus would have died if his order were obeyed, Drautos berates Nyx and tells him to await reassignment.
After the Kingsglaive returns to 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 Prince 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, a Kingsglaive member, 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.
Drautos is absent during much of Insomnia's fall, but he contacts Nyx in its aftermath 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. Drautos engages Nyx and is defeated.
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.
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, Drautos is voiced by Adrian Bouchet.
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.