In Final Fantasy 16, Clive doesn’t have to do everything by himself.
Your trip through Valisthea was seen by Clive. Most of the people in your party aren’t under your control all the time, if at all, so you might be thinking why you should rank anyone who joined your party. You probably think Clive is the best, and there’s no point in arguing about that.
But without his friends and family, Clive’s trip and even his fate would have been different. The games and story of Final Fantasy 16 were made better by these party members. Even if they don’t hit the hardest, epic battles and heartwarming scenes in Final Fantasy 16 make them stand out.
The best doctor in the Hideaway is Tarja. As luck would have it, she would also have to take care of the Dominants who were bad at taking care of themselves. During the Letting Off Steam quest, if you choose to run chores with her, you’ll have the chance to bring her into your party.
She’s a pretty quiet supporter, but her skill with a scalpel is important for fixing the tough characters in Final Fantasy 16 and getting the marks off people’s faces. Overall, you probably wish she had been at your party more.
In both versions of the Hideaway, Otto has become a recognized face. He won’t always be with you, but certain tasks will bring him into your group. Most people will remember him for how he helped shape Clive’s personality before the events of the Letting Off Steam quest.
He says that all he did was help Clive decide to have hope instead of giving up. But that action helped Clive realize that he couldn’t control what happened to him. It’s not easy to get people to do the right thing, especially when you’re working with lively people like Cid and Clive.
After what happened at Phoenix Gate, there weren’t many people left. Most of the people who were loyal to the late Lord Rosfield died in the fires or at the hands of Imperial forces. Sir Wade shows that not everything is lost and that a warrior’s spirit isn’t easy to kill.
Sir Wade had obviously not forgotten about Clive, because he knew who he was as soon as he fought off the other Guardians of the Flame. Even though it was only for a short time, it was comfortable and nostalgic to fight with Sir Wade. It was a great way to get over what had happened before this meeting.
Byron is a figure who showed up when everything was going wrong, but seeing him again with Clive was nothing but heartwarming. It was funny and surprising to see the two act out a scene from their favorite play, but it will definitely make you cry.
No matter how surprising he is, none of you would have expected to see him eat Chocobo soup and let his nephew do all the fighting while he watched and ate behind the counter of a bar. But even though he doesn’t like to fight, he’s a trustworthy uncle with an axe who just wants to go on an adventure with his nephew.
Gav is not only the best hunter in the area, but he is also a great friend who looks out for Clive and the rest of the group. Clive says that Gav is always behind enemy lines. This means that he is always in dangerous situations and is very good at being a spy. Getting caught is just a risk that comes with the job.
Gav wasn’t given much responsibility for fighting, but it’s clear that he helps in a way that only he can. When you talk to him, you’ll find that he’s more than happy to stay out of sight if that’s what it takes to protect his home and his new family.
After you’ve helped Dion fight off Bahamut, his beast of an Eikon, you’ll feel a lot more sorry for him. He wasn’t totally to blame for being so angry and sad. But he is a very wise and kind prince who wants the best for his people.
After he’s cooled down, he’s happy to help Clive and Joshua with their strength. His story is similar to Clive’s in more than one way. But he’s a great fighter and a nice person, so he’s fun to have in the group.
Jill was brave to face her past, and she is a kind, caring person who can’t stand death and war. Her story showed that there are feelings more important than fear, especially when she pushed back against her oppressor. But for a story about her, it would have been better. If you had more power over her abilities instead of making Clive run around and fight.
At least she got to shine by being the one to finish the job. And she’s been a good friend all the way to the end.
Clive looked up to Cid, and not just because lightning often struck around him. He gave Clive and Jill the idea to fight for their right to die on their own terms. Which Clive will later improve. Cid was also there to stop Clive from going on a rage as Ifrit. And he was very important in helping Clive figure out who he is.
He was there for Cid and Jill and would have actually risked his arm for them. For all the good things he did for other people, he earned a lot more than one last smoke.
Joining your brother in one of the hardest fights in Final Fantasy 16 makes everything worth it. You’ve been with Joshua from the beginning, and handling his Eikon is a lot of fun. If you can put aside the life-or-death situations both times.
If you look at Joshua from a fun point of view. He’s basically a guided rocket launcher against enemies on the ground and in the air. The most dramatic fights in the game happen when the unkillable Phoenix is involved. But jokes aside, the fights are memorable and heartwarming because Joshua can direct Eikon.
In more than one way, Torgal is the best boy. He’s not just here because everyone has an emotional support dog. He’s also here because he makes your life better. You may be having trouble with boss fights, but when you fight with your trusted dog, you do more damage. But he’s also a great person to have on your team when there are a lot of enemies.
He stands out from the other party members you’ll have in Drive Mad because he’s the only one you can handle at all times. This is helpful if you want to go after a specific enemy. Without Torgal, it goes without saying that Clive and a lot of other characters wouldn’t have made it to the end.