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Kefka Palazzo
Kefka artwork
Final Fantasy VI

Voice:

Shigeru Chiba (Japanese)/ Dave Wittenburg (English)

Concept:

Trickster (Japanese)/Mad Mage (English)

While he is mainly a magic user, his attacks often have unpredictable motions and behavior that confuses the opponent. His spells can home in on the enemy, and his play style relies on taunting the opponent into making foolish mistakes. In the Japanese version he is called Cefca, but in the USA he's known as Kefka. In the beginning of the original game Kefka acts as the court mage of Gestahlian empire, and simply carries out his monarch's orders. However, behind Emperor Gestahl's back, Kefka drains magic meant for Imperial usage. Kefka then overthrows Gestahl and takes control of the source of all magic, the Warring Triad, absorbing its power into himself and effectively becoming the God of Magic itself.

How to UnlockEdit

In the Japanese version, purchase Kefka for 500PP from the PP Catalog. In the US version, Kefka is available from the beginning only in Arcade Mode. Acquiring him for all other gameplay modes is the same as that in the Japanese version. To access his alternate attire after unlocking him, buy it for 300PP.

AppearanceEdit

Kefka's appearance is taken directly from Amano's concept art. Kefka breaks the mold for many villains who have come before and after him. He appears as a blond middle-aged man with white face paint on and purple lining around his mouth drawn to resemble a smile, much like a jester. He wears a deliberately mismatched jester-like outfit featuring vibrant palettes and hues with distinct patterns such as polka dots and stripes. He wears a red cape with with red and yellow lining and distinct tassels at the end. He also wears several scarfs with the same tassels around his neck and around his waist.


Alternate appearanceEdit

  • Zebra Tights - Kefka's first alternate costume is identical to his default appearance but replaces yellow and a few other colors with more blues and whites. In EX Mode, he gains a slightly darker shade, white angelic wings and black and red devil wings.
  • Snobbish Turban - In Dissidia 012, Kefka gains a new costume based off of his map sprite, much like Terra. Here, he gains a bandanna with a single wing and his outfit features many shades of green and yellow with distinct, ballooned sleeves and more scarfs. In EX Mode, he is given a light blue skin color, resembling a legion creature called Rest, one of the last bosses in Final Fantasy VI before battling Kefka himself.

AbilitiesEdit

Kefka is fittingly referred to as a Mad Mage, utilizing unstable and erratic versions of Black Magic spells in order to confuse and overwhelm his opponents. Kefka can cast his spells multiple times to keep his opponents guessing due to their random movement so that he may inflict consecutive damage from all angles. He has no melee attacks, so he must play it safe at a distance.

Brave AttacksEdit

Brave Attacks
Japanese Name Translation Level Type CP AP Notes
くるくるブリザガ Twisty-Turny Blizzaga Initial Ground 30(15) 180 [Long] Fires an orb of ice at the ground that travels towards opponents. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush". EX Mode: as the ice ball tracks the opponent it bounces as opposed to just rolling on the ground, then changes direction once it travels a certain distance, attempting to hit the enemy from behind.
いろいろファイガ Extra-Crispy Firaga Lv. 6 Ground 30(15) 180 [Mid] Shoot speedy fireball. Splits into 3 parts after firing. "Additional Effect: Chase". EX Mode: the three fireballs split into two more fireballs each after being sent out. Homing ability is decreased in exchange for increased range and unpredictability.
あちこちサンダガ Zap-Trap Thundaga Lv. 16 Ground 30(15) 90 [Long] Summon a barrage of lightning bolts around enemies. More bolts of lightning appear around the enemy the more you press the brave attack button (until Kefka stops dancing). "Additional Effect: Chase"

EX Mode: instead of random bolts appearing around the enemy, each time you press the brave attack button, a string of 3 bolts will appear and close in from a random direction.

ばらばらブリザガ Scatterspray Blizzaga Lv. 9 Ground 30(15) 180 [Long] Fire a block of ice that shatters over a wide area.

EX Mode: after the initial blast of ice shards, the shards will change direction and attack the enemy again (in a similar fashion to terra's blizzaga after the initial hit).

くねくねファイガ Waggle-Wobbly Firaga Lv. 3 Ground 20(10) 140 [Long] Charge and fire a single fireball that tracks enemies and hits multiple times. At certain intervals the fireball speeds up, then slows down again. In the US version the fireball has a different graphical appearance, and actually grows larger during the short bursts of speed (but shrinks again during the slower speed).

EX Mode: fires off two Back and Forth Firaga at once, and they track the enemy from different directions.

すくすくサンダガ Lickety-Split Thundaga Initial Ground 20(10) 90 [Mid] Fires a string of lightning bolts at enemies. Damage depends on their size. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush". EX Mode: fires off the spell twice in quick succession
メテオ Meteor Lv. 31 Ground 30(15) 180 [Long] Summons five fireballs to fall to the ground and bounce towards enemies. "Additional Effect: Chase". EX Mode: The meteors bounce on the ground twice instead of once, then bounce towards the enemy with greater homing ability.
アルテマ Ultima Lv. 28 Ground 30(15) 180 [Mid] Fire an orb of energy that explodes over a wide area. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush".

EX Mode: the orb of energy relentlessly seeks the opponent, causing an Ultima explosion at certain intervals before finally causing the full explosion.

くるくるブリザガ Twisty-Turny Blizzaga Lv. 24 Midair 30(15) 180 [Long] Fires an orb of ice at the ground that travels towards opponents. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush". EX Mode: as the ice ball tracks the opponent it bounces as opposed to just rolling on the ground, then changes direction once it travels a certain distance, attempting to hit the enemy from behind.
いろいろファイガ Extra-Crispy Firaga Lv. 3 Midair 30(15) 180 [Mid] Shoot speedy fireball. Splits into 3 parts after firing. "Additional Effect: Chase". EX Mode: the three fireballs split into two more fireballs each after being sent out. Homing ability is decreased in exchange for increased range and unpredictability.
あちこちサンダガ Zap-Trap Thundaga Initial Midair 30(15) 90 [Long] Summon a barrage of lightning bolts around enemies. More bolts of lightning appear around the enemy the more you press the brave attack button (until Kefka stops dancing). "Additional Effect: Chase"

EX Mode: instead of random bolts appearing around the enemy, each time you press the brave attack button, a string of 3 bolts will appear and close in from a random direction.

ばらばらブリザガ Scatterspray Blizzaga Lv. 9 Midair 30(15) 180 [Long] Fire a block of ice that shatters over a wide area.

EX Mode: after the initial blast of ice shards, the shards will change direction and attack the enemy again (in a similar fashion to terra's blizzaga after the initial hit).

くねくねファイガ Waggle-Wobbly Firaga Initial Midair 20(10) 140 [Long] Charge and fire a single fireball that tracks enemies and hits multiple times. At certain intervals the fireball speeds up, then slows down again. In the US version the fireball has a different graphical appearance, and actually grows larger during the short bursts of speed (but shrinks again during the slower speed).

EX Mode: fires off two Back and Forth Firaga at once, and they track the enemy from different directions.

すくすくサンダガ Lickety-Split Thundaga Lv. 16 Midair 20(10) 90 [Mid] Fires a string of lightning bolts at enemies. Damage depends on their size. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush". EX Mode: fires off the spell twice in quick succession
メテオ Meteor Lv. 31 Midair 30(15) 180 [Long] Rain fire from the skies that ricochets and flies at foe. "Additional Effect: Chase". EX Mode: The meteors bounce on the ground twice instead of once, then bounce towards the enemy with greater homing ability.
アルテマ Ultima Lv. 28 Midair 30(15) 180 [Mid] Fire an orb of energy that explodes over a wide area. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush".

EX Mode: the orb of energy relentlessly seeks the opponent, causing an Ultima explosion at certain intervals before finally causing the full explosion.

HP AttacksEdit

HP Attacks
Japanese Name Translation Level Type CP AP Notes
はかいのつばさ Havoc Wing Initial(Ground)
Lv.20(Midair)
Ground/Air 40(20) 180 [Close] Flip and sprout wings to stab enemies. Great vertical range, useful vs. any height. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush".
トライン Trine Lv.12(Ground)
Initial(Midair)
Ground/Air 40(20) 180 [Long] Summon three magical triangles to converge around enemies.

EX Mode: casts the spell twice in quick succession.

ミッシング Forsaken Null Lv. 38 Ground/Air 40(20) 300 [Long] Conjure a field of energy that tracks opponents, dropping magical orbs on them from above that cause a huge static explosion. "Additional Effect: Wall Rush". EX Mode: the orbs drop less often, but change direction in mid-fall, and rapidly head towards the enemy's current location.
ハイパードライブ Hyperdrive Lv. 34 Ground 40(20) 300 [Long] Send column of flame along ground. Range depends on length of button hold.

EX Mode: the blast of energy halts in front of the opponent for a moment, before continuing it's seeking momentum. It can also now travel into the air (if the enemy dodges while the blast is halted, it will change direction and quickly head towards the opponent's new position.

EX ModeEdit

EX EffectsEdit

Power of Destruction - Kefka assumes his God of Magic form, seen at the end of Final Fantasy VI. His clothes disappear, leaving only a loincloth. His skin darkens to a pale purple tone and he gains six wings: four angelic ones and two devil wings.. His expression changes into that of a much more sinister and demented tone.

Regen - Regenerate health over time. (Always active while in EX Mode)

Exhilarating Magic - Kefka's spells become much more powerful and more erratic in nature. He can Doublecast his spells with randomized effects, annihilating his opponents with a horde of magical attacks that can wipe out his opponent's Brave in casual swoops. (Always active while in EX Mode)

Glide - Kefka can glide through the air with his wings. Activate by holding X button in midair

EX BurstEdit

三闘神 (Warring Triad) requires the memorization and input of button commands.

Kefka poses while gathering unfathomable magical energy, then unleashes it in the form of his Light of Judgement; a concentrated beam of magical energy fired from the heavens. If the buttons are input incorrectly, he uses his Forsaken spell, instead.

EquipmentEdit

Kefka can wield instruments, rods and staffs, and can wear clothes and robes, bangles , hairpins, ribbons and hats.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

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Japanese Name English Name Level Stats Notes
ラミアのふえ Lamia's Flute 50 ATK +34, DEF +2 Initial EX Force +15%
堕天使のふえ Nephilim Flute 92 ATK +61, DEF +2 Initial EX Force +20%
妖星乱舞 Dancing Mad 100 ATK +66, DEF +2 Initial EX Force +25%
Minor Back to the Wall Effect

CostumesEdit

Original- Artwork Design.

EX Mode- Sprite-style God form from Final Fantasy VI.

Extra- In-game battle sprite.

Extra EX Mode- Concept art God form.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

Category:Character

Characters
Introduced in Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
Warrior of Light · Garland · Firion · The Emperor · Onion Knight · Cloud of Darkness · Cecil Harvey · Golbez · Bartz Klauser · Exdeath · Terra Branford · Kefka Palazzo · Cloud Strife · Sephiroth · Squall Leonhart · Ultimecia · Zidane Tribal · Kuja · Tidus · Jecht · Shantotto · Gabranth · Cosmos · Chaos · Cid of the Lufaine · Shinryu
Introduced in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
Kain Highwind · Gilgamesh · Tifa Lockhart · Aerith Gainsborough · Laguna Loire · Yuna · Prishe · Vaan · Lightning · Feral Chaos
Introduced in Dissidia Final Fantasy (2015)
Y'shtola · Ramza Beoulve · Ace · Materia · Spiritus
Introduced in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
Edge Geraldine · Yang Fang Leiden · Shadow · Yuffie Kisaragi · Seifer Almasy · Raijin · Fujin · Vivi Ornitier · Adelbert Steiner · Seymour Guado · Penelo · Hope Estheim · Sazh Katzroy · Yda · Rem Tokimiya · King

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