Welcome back to the A to Z Challenge!
I am highlighting (approximately) 26 characters from my favorite games in the Final Fantasy franchise! Today, we are on G, so that means, we are visiting Final Fantasy VIII for the first time to look at:
Gilgamesh is what they called a Half-GF (guardian force), and you don't see him until much later in the game. You obtain him by going to the Temple of Odin, beating Odin in under 20 minutes. Once you do that, you unfortunately don't get to summon Odin; he appears at the beginning of a battle to take out your foe with a one-hit kill (Zantetsuken) whenever he pleases! During one of the boss fights, however, he gets sliced and diced himself, and Gilgamesh takes up Odin's sword for the rest of the game. He comes whenever he pleases as well, sometimes even in the middle of a battle! Unlike Odin, he also has a bunch of arms and 4 swords, which add up to 4 attacks. Odin's Zantetsuken, Masamune and Excalibur, which deal heavy damage to all foes, and Excalipoor, which might as well do nothing. It's sort of a relief when he pops up, but you also don't know what you're going to get!
Tomorrow, we slip into the mind of the mad scientist Hojo from Final Fantasy VII.