Final Fantasy IV has 12 playable characters, each with a unique and unchangeable class. Throughout the game, you can have a total of five characters in your party. The main character is Cecil Harvey, the captain of the Red Wings and a dark knight of the kingdom of Baron. The main antagonists of the game is Golbez and Zemus.
Cecil HarveyDark Knight/Paladin
Weapons: Dark Swords (DK), Swords (PA), Holy Swords (PA), Bows/Arrows (PA), Staffs (PA)
- Dark Wave - A shadow attack that deals damage to all enemies by taking some of Cecil's HP (DK)
- White - Casts White magic spells (PA)
- Cover - Protects an ally from enemy attack (PA)
The Dark Knight of Baron and commander of the powerful air force the Red Wings. Baron, the most powerful nation in the world has suddenly gone evil. Cecil commiting these acts of unjust crimes he wears the evil and fearsome Dark armor. He attacks the town of Mysidia forcing the people to give up the Crystal of Water, and they willingly agree but not before Cecil's men kills a few mages. Although he wields the Dark Sword and wears the Dark Armor he is in constant remorse with his past sins. Taken away from his rank as Commander of the Red Wings he sets his journey forth towards the unknown lands full of deadly monsters and mystical magic of both good and Evil.
Weapons: Spears, Axes, Swords
- Jump - Avoid attacks by jumping into the air. Upon landing, causes double damage to target.
The Commander of the Dragoon Knights of Baron is a loyal friend of Cecil. While he trains daily to perfect his skills as a Dragoon he still seeks to be one day a true Dragoon Knight. With his kind heart he aids Cecil in his journey to the Town of Mist while losing his Command of the Dragoon Knights. He is constantly under the power of Golbez as he cannot break free of Golbez's constant curse and sometimes has a unknown love for Rosa.
Weapons: Rods, Staffs, Bows/Arows, Whips (Adult)
- White - Casts White magic spells (Young)
- Black- Casts Black magic spells
- Call- Calls summon beasts
When she was just a young child Kain and Cecil accidentally brings forth a package that destroys her hometown. She also loses her mother because Kain and Cecil kills the Mist. Meaning that if the Monster summoned is slayed that means that the Summoner also loses his or her life. She hates Cecil and Kain for what they have done and summons a monster that creates a massive earthquake that swallows up Kain. She is also injured by the occurance and Cecil brings her to Kaipo to help her heal her wounds. He feels that is the least he can do for all the pain and suffering he has caused her. During his overnight rest Guards from Baron were sent to kill all Summoners by order of the King of Baron(Odin). Cecil reluctantly refuses and attacks and slays the Guards and Rydia realizes that he did not mean to kill his mother or burn her town but she still doesn't forgive him.
Weapons: Rods, Staffs
- White - Casts White magic spells
- Black - Casts Black magic spells
- Recall - Casts a random Black or White magic spell
The legendary Sage of Mysidia swears revenge on the death of his beloved Daughter Anna. At first he blames and attacks Edward and runs off on his own after Anna's last words. Later after his visit on Mt.Ordeals he realizes who the real threat is and who killed his daughter, Golbez. While at first he only knows basic Black and White magic, but after his encounter with Mt. Ordeals he remembers all the lost magic, but his MP still remains low limiting his uses of high power magic. He also remembers Meteo, and when Meteo is unsealed that means the age of Apocaplypse is near. Also he cannot use Meteo because his MP is too low to cast it.
- Sing - Causes various status Descriptions by playing the harp (not gauranteed)
- Hide/Show - Allows him to escape temporarily from battle or return to it
- Heal - Restores HP of all allies by using Potion in the inventory
The Bard of Damcyan is a complete coward. He cares deeply for Anna as he runs off with Anna towards the castle of Damcyan but however their luck runs out as the Red Wings of Baron attack and demolish the castle of Damcyan and Anna as well is fatally injured. After Anna's death Edward joins and helps Cecil find the Sandruby to help cure Rosa's high fever.
Weapons: Bows/Arrows, Staffs
- White - Cast White magic spells
- Pray - Prays to the heavens to cast Cure1 without consuming MP (may fail)
- Aim - Raises the Hit% of the bow and arrows.
The White Mage of Baron and girlfriend of Cecil. She constantly is at the side of Cecil at tough times and often tries to help cheer up her friends as well. As being Cecil's girlfriend she is captured by Golbez and hopes that Cecil will come for her. She is also an expert at using Bow and Arrows along with using White Magic to heal her allies incase of critical or servere unjury.
- Build - Inflicts double damage
- Kick - Damages all enemies
- Endur - Increases defensive power
The expert Monk martial artist is the prince of Fabul with powerful attacks that can easily sway battles in the party's direction. The party first encounters Yang during their trip to Mt. Hobs as Yang was suddenly attacked by Golbez's minions. Yang easily took care of the minions but the Commander that was leading the minions did not look like he would be taken down easily, but that's when the party decided to help. With Yang's numerous abilities and his lethal attacks its always a good option to keep him upfront.
Palom and PoromBlack and White Wizard
Weapons: Rods, Bows/Arrows
- Black (Palom) - Casts Black magic spells
- White (Porom)- Casts White magic spells
- Twin - Cast powerful magic with Porom
Instructed from the Elder in Mysidia their job is to spy on Cecil to see if he can live up to his words and if he was to become evil then it was to be his job to destroy Cecil. Although the magic he has are quite elementary they should help Cecil early on.
Weapons: Hammers, Bows/Arrows
- Peep - Same as White magic spell Scan
The chief engineer of Baron is the master technician behind the designs and contructions of the Red Wings' air force. However Cid is always optimistic and did not know that his ships were being used for war. He decides he help out the party after he had found out about his ships being used as weapons he had especially designed a high class airship hidden from the King of Baron. Later after sacrificing himself in the underworld he is treated by the Dwarves and helps out the party with enhancements towards the Falchon.
Weapons: Katanas, Boomerangs
- Dart - Throws weapons with 100% Hit%
- Sneak - Steals enemy items (may fail)
- Ninja - Casts Ninja magic
The prince of Eblan, with an annoying ego he agrees to help the party after the party meets him in the underworld after his defeat at the hands of Rubicant, the fiend of fire. Also his defense rating is not as high as you would like it as a fighter, but he has the ability to equip two swords and can use your weapons as throwing objects.
Weapons: Staffs, Rods, Bows/Arrows
- White - Casts White magic spells
- Black - Casts Black magic spells
- Spirit - Gradually restores the HP of the party for a certain amount of time.
The Lunarian of the moon possesses powerful magic that can send chills down anyone's spine. He will agree to help Cecil when they meet him on the moon and he later frees Golbez from Zemus' mind control(which leads to Kain being free) and sets off helping the party with his powerful magic. He is kind hearted and is a dependable character that you can rely on.