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I'm Deborah. I'm a writer, currently seeking representation/publication for my YA Fantasy Fractured Princess

I love to play Final Fantasy games and Shattered Pixel Dungeon. I also enjoy the many ins and outs of music (I'm a chorus geek).

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Dagger (???) from Final Fantasy IX

For the A to Z Challenge, I am highlighting characters from my favorite Final Fantasy games.

Today, I am also slightly cheating.

We're visiting the last Playstation Final Fantasy game, IX, to meet Garnet til Alexandros XVII.

(You're probably thinking:) Garnet? But isn't this D day?

Yes, yes it is. Now, let me explain. Garnet was a sad and troubled princess, heir to the throne of Alexandria, and in the beginning of the game during a play her crazy mother the queen is putting on, she runs away with the main character and changes her name to....


During the game, we also learn that Dagger is actually part of a magical race of summoners and that her REAL name is actually Sarah! (How many names does this girl have??) She and her mother were escaping a slave ship that destroyed their homeland, and only she made it out alive. The king and queen took her in and made her up to be their recently deceased daughter Garnet. She had plenty of reasons to look so down.

Here's something extra special about Dagger: she was the inspiration for the main character in my WIP, The Crystal Bearer. Without Dagger, there wouldn't be Ghuli. Meek, solemn, and proper princesses with a will in them to fight the good fight make for great characters!

Tomorrow, we visit Edgar in the highly underrated Final Fantasy VI.


  1. I never got far enough into the game to learn this. Can't remember why I stopped playing it because I was enjoying the story.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

    1. It's a really good story. I almost want to play it again! lol