Without a doubt the most unpredictable of summons, Gilgamesh can
never quite make up his mind.
Starting out as a boss (an incompetent one at that) and the right-hand man to Final Fantasy V main villain, Exdeath, he
reappears in a side quest battle in VI, and was later added to a
dungeon in the original Final Fantasy remake, as well as FFIV: The
He switches allegiances in VIII after the surprise
murder of a guardian force, when Seifer slices poor Odin in half.
Gilgamesh shows up soon after, taking on the roll of random encounter
summon, from insta-kill attacks to one-point hits. The Japanese version
of VIII, where Gilgamesh arrives in battle muttering “...Bartz...”
implies he is pulled through a inter-dimensional rift straight from
Gilgamesh had a quiet era, appearing as either an NPC (IX, XI) or
not at all, until returning as an enemy in XII, XIII (as DLC) and
XIV: A Realm Reborn.
He has been pictured appearing in the upcoming FFXV DLC, most
likely as a villain, perhaps answering where Gladio got his scars
from after leaving the group. Here's hoping the episode does justice
to a character that has consistently entertained, challenged and
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