Final Fantasy VI Characters
Biographies by laszlow
Statistics and Special Characteristics by Djibriel
BiographyCeles is a young magic user and a general for the Empire alongside Kefka and Leo, having been groomed by the Empire since childhood to be a magic-using soldier. Celes is imprisoned in South Figaro early in the events of Final Fantasy VI for betraying the Empire for reasons unclear; Celes escapes captivity with the help of Locke when he infiltrates South Figaro for the Returners. She assists the Returners in the defense of Narshe, the journey to the eastern continent, the assault on the Imperial continent, and the mission to Thamasa.
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GameplaySimilar to Terra, Celes learns several magic spells without the aid of Magicite, can equip powerful swords and heavy armor without a Merit Award, and has naturally high magic power; her stats are all average or better. Celes is a valuable teammate for a large portion of the game. Celes's Runic skill nullifies any magic spell cast by the enemy or your party and grants MP equal to its cost to Celes, allowing her to employ anti-magic tactics in combat, notably the fight against Tunnel Armor.
Celes, like Terra, can also learn magic naturally as she levels.
Level 1: Blizzard
Level 4: Cure
Level 8: Poisona
Level 13: Imp
Level 18: Libra
Level 22: Protect
Level 26: Blizzara
Level 32: Haste and Confuse
Level 40: Berserk
Level 42: Blizzaga
Level 48: Vanish
Level 52: Hastega
Level 72: Holy
Level 81: Flare
Level 98: Meteor
Interestingly, Celes will only learn Confuse at level 32 if she's in the party at the time or if she's at or above that level when you meet her. Otherwise she can only learn it via Cait Sith.
Special Skill: RunicRunic disables Celes as a character, and sets her up as an advanced lightning rod: any Magic will be absorbed by her Runic blade and converted into MP. The only drawbacks here are that Celes can't act and the fact that should Celes have absorbed the spell in the first place by means of elemental properties (say, she absorbs Blizzara by means of her Ice Shield), absorbing it with the Runic blade will damage her MP.
When Celes has absorbed a spell, she won't absorb any other spells until you command her to use Runic again.
Also, take note that Celes will be more than happy to absorb Magic your own characters cast. She can't absorb all standard magic spells; she will fail at these:
She can also absorb a handful of enemy attacks.
Desperation Attack: Spinning Edge