An avid, if young, historian in the Royal Archives, and Dr. Mog's top student. Entering the Record Realms via Dr. Mog's magic, he relives the struggles of the past in order to restore the faded records.
Tyro, known as Deshi in Japan, is the main character of Final Fantasy Record Keeper.
Tyro is a young boy with short, light brown hair and light blue eyes. He wears blue robes and a blue academic cap with yellow tassels. He wears a yellow cravat, dark blue pants and brown shoes. As his mentor, Dr. Mog, wears the same outfit, it can be inferred to be the standard uniform for Record Keepers.
Tyro is an apprentice Record Keeper, a group that maintains the paintings that store the history of the world. He studies under Dr. Mog. Although he is the youngest member of the group, Dr. Mog views him as his most promising pupil. When a mysterious force begins to delete the records, Tyro is chosen to investigate the cause and to restore the records by entering the paintings to reenact famous battles alongside prominent figures from the history of the Final Fantasy series.
Tyro has unmatched versatility in battle: other than Keyblades he can equip any equipment piece and equip any ability up to Rank 5, and he is able to acquire the ability to use Rank 6 abilities in the standard ways, completing his Empowered Spheres or completing Nightmare Dungeons. This allows Tyro to comfortably slip into any combat role the player needs. His versatility is further accentuated by a variety of Soul Breaks, which include myriad effects such as healing the party, raising the party's stats, casting buffing magic on them, or attacking enemies.
Tyro's versatility comes at the cost of effectiveness in those roles - he has, on average, the worst stats in the game. While his stats are mostly even across the board, they are all pitiful; he typically has lower Attack than even many Mage-type characters, lower Magic than dedicated attackers, and so forth. Completing Tyro's Record Spheres improves his stats considerably, but this is counterbalanced by how large his Record Spheres are and how many motes it takes to complete them. Likewise, mastering his many Soul Break Relics can boost his Attack, but the player has to actually gets those Relics, not easy with how rarely Relic Banners with them appear, and some of them are exclusive to certain in-game events the player may have missed.
The player must exploit Tyro's versatility. He is most useful as a supporter, fitting into whatever role the player lacks in their current party; someone to debuff enemies, someone to buff the party, someone to use Wrath or Lifesiphon with Entrust to charge the Soul Breaks of allies, etc. This is once again impacted by the player's access to his Soul Break Relics. Sentinel's Grimoire and Keeper's Tome have fantastic defensive benefits, Arbiter's Apocrypha and Fantasy Unbound give the party good stat boosts, and Warder's Apocrypha and Fantasy Unbound can cast Haste on the party, which is always a valuable buff to have. Finally, Tyro has the advantage that, as a Core character, he will get Realm Synergy in many event dungeons, which greatly improves his stat problem.
In the end, Tyro's versatility outweighs the problems presented by his poor stats and makes him a great choice for high-level play - provided the player knows how to use him properly, that is.
|Rank Max: 5||3||1||1||1||1||1||3||3||2|
Tyro is able to equip all abilities.
|Gauge||Type||Duration||Power Including potency of stat increase(s) and chance of effect(s) occurring|
|Call forth a giant sword to strike all targets.|
|Healing Grimoire||Unique||Healing Grimoire||2||WHT||N/A||104|
|Restore a very large amount of HP to the party.|
|Sentinel's Grimoire||Unique||Sentinel's Grimoire||2||N/A||25s||200%|
|Temporarily raise the party's Defense and Resistance a very large amount.|
|Cyclone Grimoire||Unique||Cyclone Grimoire||2||BLK||25s||7.25 (dmg)|
|Deal magic non-elemental damage to all targets and temporarily lower their Resistance a large amount.|
|Stormlance Grimoire||Unique||Stormlance Grimoire||2||PHY||N/A||2.00|
|Deal four physical lightning attacks to one target.|
|Celebration Grimoire||Unique||Celebration Grimoire||2||PHY||N/A||2.00 (dmg)|
|Deal ranged physical damage to all enemies, and restore a small amount of HP to the party.|
|Last Judgment Grimoire||Super||Last Judgment Grimoire||2||PHY||N/A||2.00|
|Deal three physical earth attacks to all targets.|
|Keeper's Tome||Burst||Keeper's Tome||2||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Grant Protect and Shell to all allies and enable each to avoid one magic attack (effective against most spells), and grant Haste and Burst Mode to the user.|
|Book of Despair: Temporarily reduce Attack and Magic of one enemy a small amount.|
|Book of Retribution: Temporarily reduce Defense and Resistance of one enemy a small amount.|
|Warder's Apocrypha||Ultra||Keeper's Frock Coat||2||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Temporarily grant all allies Haste and a barrier that enables them to avoid one debuff, automatically heal damage they take (up to 2000 HP in total), and remove delay from the user's actions for two turns.|
|Fantasy Unbound||Ultra||Tome of Fantasy||2||PHY||25s||0.37 (dmg)|
|Deal seventeen physical attacks to one target, temporarily grant all allies Haste and raise their Attack, Magic, Mind, Defense, and Resistance a small amount.|
|Divine Veil Grimoire||Ultra||Divine Veil Grimoire||2||N/A||25s||200%|
|Cast Protect, Shell, and Haste on the party, and temporarily raise the party's Defense and Resistance a very large amount.|
|Arbiter's Apocrypha||Overstrike||Arbiter's Apocrypha||2||PHY||25s||9.00 (dmg)|
|Deal massive physical damage to one target, and temporarily raise the Attack, Magic, Defense, and Resistance of all allies a small amount. Can break the damage cap.|
|Attunement I||Deal slightly more damage when attacking with an enemy's elemental weakness.||Awarded for breaking character level cap.|
|Attunement II||Deal significantly more damage when attacking with an enemy's elemental weakness.||Obtain the Attunement I Record Materia. Chance to obtain with the Keeper in your party.|
|Dr. Mog's Teachings||Begin dungeons with 2 Soul Break charges.||Break Tyro's level cap 2 times and obtain the Attunement II record materia. Chance to obtain with the Keeper in your party.|
|Scholar's Boon||Deal much more damage when attacking with an enemy's elemental weakness.||Break Tyro's level cap 3 times and obtain the Dr. Mog's Teachings record materia. Awarded for raising the Keeper to level 99.|
Tyro can equip all weapon and armor types other than Keyblades.
Tyro is able to equip accessories.
Tyro has appeared in the following Final Fantasy media:
- Final Fantasy Grandmasters.
- Final Fantasy Dimensions II as a costume and summon.
- Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character.
- Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade as a playable character.
- Mobius Final Fantasy as an event boss and battle cards.
- Triple Triad as a series of cards.
Tyro" is of Medieval Latin origin and means "young soldier" and "recruit"."