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As we all know in all Final Fantasy games there is always a Cid to look out for whether he's a good guy, or bad, it's always fun to see where he'll turn up next!!

The name Cid has become at most a trademark of Final Fantasy games, much like Moogles and Chocobos.He leads the list of recurring characters, which include Biggs and Wedge and Gilgamesh. However, each installment features a different Cid character, and his roles in the series also ranges widely from non-player character to antagonist.

Final Fantasy

In the first installment of the series Cid is introduced to us as the Lufenian creator of the airship. This is so only on the remakes of Final Fantasy.


Final Fantasy II

In this installment Cid is a character who offers a "taxi" service with his airships to the characters. At one point his airship is taken along with Princess Hilda by the Palamecian Empire's airship, otherwise known as Dreadnought. They are then rescued, and trough a series of events Cid enevitably dies leaving his airship to our heroes.

Final Fantasy III

Cid Haze is a creator of airships on the floating continent, from the village of Canaan. He transforms the sailing ship into an airship. He joins your party for a short period of time using an occasional fire spell. Later, he helps save the Light Warriors from Xande.

Final Fantasy IV

Cid Pollendina is a player character in this game. He designs airships for Baron's Red Wings, but he does not like his inventions being used for evil plans.

Final Fantasy V

Cid Previa and his grandson invente a machine which amplifies the power of the Crystals. The two of them later remodel the airship Catapult.

Final Fantasy VI

Cid Del Norte Marquez is a non-player character in this game. He does experiments for the Empire, and invented the Magitek process. He raised Celes Chere as if she were his own daughter.

Final Fantasy VII

Cid Highwind is a playable character in FFVII. He is the main builder of aerial vehicles, building the plane, Tiny Bronco and the Airship that bares his name, the Highwind. He dreams of one day going into space.

He reappears in Dirge of Cerberus, as a NPC, in the Kingdom Hearts games , and in the CGI-movie Advent Children (FFVII).

Final Fantasy VIII

Cid Kramer is the headmaster of Balamb Garden, where Squall Leonhart is a student, and provides Squall and his SeeD companions the training they need to defeat Edea after she is possessed by the sorceress Ultimecia.

Cid fulfills the "vehicle" custom of Final Fantasy games as he reveals to the player the fact that Balamb Garden is capable of flight.

Final Fantasy IX

Cid Fabool IX is briefly playable during a non-battle sequence. Cid is the ruler and regent of the city-state of Lindblum. A fight with his wife, Hilda, ended with his being transformed into an oglop. Despite this handicap, Cid remains ruler of Lindblum, and his skill at designing airships has led the city to become the world's preeminent air power. He is later transformed into a frog when the main characters attempt to cure him, but he finally returns to his human form after Hilda is brought back.

Final Fantasy X

Cid is the leader of the Al Bhed, the father of Rikku and her brother Brother, and Yuna's uncle. With the help of the other Al Bhed, he unearths an ancient airship at the Al Bhed excavation near Baaj Temple which he repairs and christens Fahrenheit. This airship is made available to the player as a mode of transportation late in the game and is employed in battle with Sin. This is the first Cid in an installment to have a voiced dialoge.

Final Fantasy XI




Final Fantasy XII





And that just covers the Final Fantasy Series/Franchise. Here's one's you might have just missed!


Final Fantasy Tactics



Final Fantasy Tactics Advance



Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift



Final Fantasy: Unlimited



Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within



Also, let's not forget the Chocobo Series!!!


Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon



Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon 2



Chocobo Racing



Chocobo Stallion



Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales



Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon.

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I would have to say that my personal Fav. is none other than Cid...from Final Fantasy: Unlimited. The series itself is a little iffy but Cid really shines in it!!!
Posted 7/19/08
o.o Wow, I new there were many Cids. Square Enix must favor that name a lot.
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Posted 7/28/08 , edited 7/28/08
Not sure if they favor the name, but he's just a running character to the series. Just like Biggs and Wedge, Boko the Chocobo, Gilgamesh, and Mog the Moogle. (Plus the Chocobos and Moogles as a whole.) Cid is the one to return in the most games though, and in the remakes of a few of the earlier games put on Gameboy Advanced, he was edited in where he hadn't been before. Nothing more than references though.
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Posted 7/30/08
yeah~ i'm thinking if why cid has many faces?
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Posted 7/30/08 , edited 7/30/08
Cid is a final fantasy icon. so are others like: Airships...Moogle...Chocobo...Cactuar...summons like Ifrit, Shiva, Odin and Bahamut. Final Fantasy would not be what it is w/o these icons. Kinda dissappointed in FF12 when they made Cid an antagonist but Correct me if im wrong, there are two Cids in FF12 right? one was Al Cid ruler of the Rosarian Empire? lolz




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I noticed that he appeared in every FF game! Haha, i think it's cool how they did that.
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