|Job Class||White Knight|
|Affiliation||Corpse Brigade, later Knights Templar|
|Final Fantasy Tactics Character|
- “All such tales of gods and their miracles are false.”
- —Wiegraf Folles
Wiegraf Folles is the leader of the Corpse Brigade terrorist organization in Final Fantasy Tactics. He later becomes a Knight Templar, and merges with the Lucavi demon Belias. He serves as an antagonist until the end of Chapter III. Wiegraf is a White Knight, giving him access to all of the same swordsmanship moves as Agrias Oaks, except for Divine Ruination. His birthday is August 23.
Wiegraf and the Corpse BrigadeEdit
- “The reeking masses yearn for gods and miracles. It is their opiate, and they consume it greedily. The people do not endeavor towards greatness, but rather mire themselves in their petty strifes - shackles on the feet of man.”
Wiegraf first appears as the leader of the Corpse Brigade terrorist group, formed when a band of peasant soldiers were denied their pay after the Fifty Years' War. His sister Milleuda is also a member of the Corpse Brigade.
In addition to Milleuda, Wiegraf has two other major officers: Gustav Margriff and Gragoroth Levigne. Gustav defies Wiegraf's orders and kidnaps Marquis Elmdore of Limberry. Wiegraf finds out and after learning of Gustav's location in Dorter Trade City, he rushes off to the Sand Rat Cellar, where Gustav is holding the Marquis. Gustav lunges at him, but Wiegraf easily outmaneuvers and kills him. When Ramza Beoulve arrives to rescue the Marquis, Wiegraf lets him go in exchange for his own escape.
Following Gragoroth's failed assassination attempt on Dycedarg Beoulve, Tietra Heiral is captured. This prompts Ramza along with Tietra's brother, Delita Heiral, to attempt a rescue. On their way to the Windmill Hut where Wiegraf is holding Tietra, Ramza encounters a group of Corpse Brigade knights led by Milleuda. In the ensuing battle Milleuda is slain. When Wiegraf learns of this, he resolves to fight and has Tietra taken to Fort Zeakden. Wiegraf fights alongside his chocobo, Boco, but realizing he is losing, he flees the battle and escapes into the mountains. Without him, the Corpse Brigade disintegrates.
Wiegraf as a Knight TemplarEdit
A year later, Wiegraf visits his sister's grave where he is approached by the Knights Templar Loffrey Wodring. Wiegraf tells Loffrey he'd never join the Church of Glabados, but Loffrey manages to convince him by telling him they fight for the same goal, an Ivalice free of the aristocracy.
Folmarv sends Wiegraf, along with his son Isilud, to retrieve the Virgo Holy Stone from Orbonne Monastery. At the monastery, Isilud mortally wounds the librarian Simon Penn-Lachish and makes his way into the Underground Book Storage to retrieve the Virgo Stone. Ramza, now labeled a heretic, and his sister, Alma, arrive, also seeking the Virgo Stone. Ramza pursues Isilud into the basement and Alma remains at the entrance with all of Ramza's Zodiac Stones.
Transformation into BeliasEdit
Seeing his opportunity for revenge, Wiegraf captures Alma, and as Isilud teleports back upstairs with the Virgo Stone, hands the girl to him. Ramza rushes up the stairs to help his sister, and Wiegraf has Isilud take Alma away while he attempts to avenge Milleuda's death, but Ramza prevails. As Wiegraf crawls outside, mortally wounded, the younger Tengille mounts a chocobo and flees. The Aries Stone in Wiegraf's possession activates, and Wiegraf hears a voice tell him to commit his soul to the stone. Despite Ramza's objections, Wiegraf does so and transforms into Belias, one of the Lucavi demons. Ramza prepares to fight, but Belias merely teleports away.
Wiegraf accompanies Folmarv on a trip to Riovanes Castle to meet with Grand Duke Gerrith Barrington. The Duke has Isilud brought before the two knights, and an infuriated Folmarv strikes his son across the face. As things escalate, a report comes in that Ramza is approaching the castle. Folmarv orders Wiegraf to deal with him. As Ramza searches the castle for his sister, he comes across Wiegraf in a hallway.
Wiegraf demands that Ramza draw his sword. Ramza, however, claims Milleuda would never have wanted her brother to become the monster he is. Wiegraf explains he no longer cares about his sister, the Corpse Brigade or revenge. Now all he wants is to bring chaos to Ivalice. The two fight one on one, but Ramza gains the upper hand. Wiegraf teleports back to the beginning of the hall and transforms into Belias just as Ramza's allies enter the room. Belias summons three Archaeodaemons and attacks Ramza's party, but despite the overwhelming odds against them, Ramza prevails. Belias explodes, the Aries Stone drops harmlessly to the ground, and Wiegraf is truly dead.
Wiegraf is fought a grand total of 3 times throughout the story; the first at the Windmill Hut at the Fovoham Windflats, the second time at Orbonne Monastery, and the final time with only Ramza at Riovanes Castle. In the first battle, Wiegraf is a level 9 White Knight with 71 Bravery, 64 Faith, and equipped with a Mythril Sword, Round Shield, Barbut, Chainmail, and a Shoulder Cape. He has access to the Holy Sword command, Jump +1, Counter, random Squire support ability, and a random action ability.
Wiegraf is immune to all negative statuses except Blind, Silence, Oil, Slow, Stop, Immobilize, and Disable. The player does not have to deplete all of his HP or defeat any other enemies to end this battle; simply reducing his HP to below 10% is enough to end the battle.
During the battle at Orbonne Monastery, Wiegraf is a level 27 White Knight with 71 Bravery and 64 Faith, and comes equipped this time with the Diamond Sword, Crystal Helm, Elven Cloak, and a random armor. He still uses the Holy Sword command, and the Counter, Doublehand, Move +1 and a second random action ability. He is now immune to all negative statuses except Blind, Oil, Slow, and Silence. In this fight, the player MUST KO Wiegraf in order to win. It is important to note that equipping characters with the Chameleon Robe prevents Wiegraf from using his Holy Sword skills.
In the final battle with him at Riovanes Castle, Wiegraf is now a level 28 White Knight with 71 Bravery and 64 Faith, and equipped with a full set of Diamond Equipment, including the Diamond Sword, Diamond Helm, Diamond Armor, Diamond Shield, and Diamond Bracelet. Wiegraf comes with Holy Sword again, but also comes with the abilities Counter, Martial Arts, Safeguard, and Move +1. He is innately immune to all negative statuses except Blind, Silence, Oil, and Slow. In this battle, the player needs to only reduce him to less than 20% of his Max HP to start the second phase of the battle.
Wiegraf can be fought one more time in the PSP remake, in Rendezvous Missions #10: The Knights Templar. Here, he is 5 levels higher than the highest leveled deployed character, and has 71 Bravery and 64 Faith. He comes equipped with the Save the Queen, while his other equipment are randomized. He also comes with Holy Sword and other random abilities, and is immune to the same statuses as before.
When fought in Rendezvous Missions #14: Brave Story, he is level 99 and starts with 97 Bravery and 64 Faith. He comes equipped with the Excalibur, Crystal Shield, Circlet, Luminous Robe, and a random accessory. He has access to the Holy Sword command yet again, as well as to the abilities Mana Shield, Attack Boost, Ignore Elevation, and a random other ability. He is still immune to the same statuses as previously.
"Wiegraf" may be a mistranslation of "Wiglaf", a character from the epic poem, Beowulf, which happens to be the name of another character in Final Fantasy Tactics. Wiglaf is the only one of King Beowulf's men to stand by his king during their battle with the dragon. Beowulf is slain in battle, taking the dragon with him. Because of his bravery, Wiglaf succeeds Beowulf as king.
It should be also noted that one more sign of this reference is the fact that, in Final Fantasy Tactics, Beowulf's sprite is similar to the sprite used for Wiegraf when he is on the Corpse Brigade.
- In the Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions port Wiegraf references the famous "You Spoony Bard!" line from Final Fantasy IV when he says "No spoony bard could spin a sweeter tale".