7 (Galbadia)/ 18 (Balamb)Gender:
Stratocaster Weapon Description:
It’s exactly what it sounds like a guitar with jutting ends and sharp edges. It can be used as a two-handed battle axe, but it’s primary use is to shred. The guitar is a masterpiece of Galbadian technology that acts as a junction system, allowing Siegfried to cast various spells without need of his voice. However, when the musician does sing, his voice is amplified for it acts as an amplifier as well, allowing him to cast stronger and devastating spells. The guitar has a mild, thunderbolt shape and its body can act as a shield against physical and magical attacks. It is unproven whether the magnitude of damage is caused by the weapon, its user, or both. Siegfried believes that it’s the power behind his voice that makes it so effective and that anyone with a mediocre sound wouldn’t be able to wield it at the same magnitude he can.Specialization: Gray Magic
– Siegfried’s guitar radiates electromagnetic energy when in use, which can interfere with other forms of EMR such as radio signals. He can use the sound of his guitar to jam signals and the internal communication of most machinery. His second specialization is offensive and defensive support
. Using his gray magic, Siegfried can act as a support to physical and magic users, though the primary receivers of his support are mages due to their frailty.Current Ranking:
“Bringing down the house!”, “I think somebody choked.”, “YEEEEEAAAAAA~H!”, “Thank you and goodnight!”Limit Break
Epic Finish Limit Break Description
Siegfried will strike a pose as colossal speakers rise out of the ground behind him. Once the speakers have risen into place, he’ll jump into the air and stroke his guitar with a mighty scream as the speakers release a concussive burst of sound energy that not only damages the opponent heavily but disorients it, placing it in a state of confusion for a full turn. Siegfried’s limit break is said to be capable of bringing down a building due to the volume of his voice.Personality:
Siegfried is proud of his voice and his musical gift. Criticism usually doesn’t faze him for his head is much too large to care about those who don’t have an appreciation for art.
Siegfried loves singing and likes those who appreciate his talent. He has many fans back in Galbadia, who he will always do his best to try and please. Unfortunately, with his recent transfer to Balamb, he will be unable to satisfy their fix for his music, but he hopes to build a fan base in his new home.
The musician has always had his gift since he was a boy. He believes in the power of music and song, how it influences people, imbuing them with joy, fellowship, sadness, anger, and even fear. His dream was to be able to harness his talent as a weapon and with Galbadian technology, he was able to do so. His music has since been invaluable to many teams and has wooed the hearts of many beautiful ladies.
Besides his career, Siegfried has quite the pleasant personality. He can be silly and is always on a naughty adventure because secretly, he’s a mild pervert—but he won’t admit it. When in combat, his personality takes a dramatic shift. He becomes pretty cocky and can hold his own in a fight as long as he has his precious guitar. He’s not just a rock star, he’s a mercenary and because he wields a guitar as a weapon, there are many who underestimate him. If Siegfried enters battle with his Stratocaster, you can expect to have the fight of your life.
In regards to the stereotypes that follow his garden’s name, he doesn’t let the ridicule get to him. Siegfried’s determination and self-confidence have yet to be shaken and have only been reinforced by his past history being a screw-up.Backstory:
Siegfried grew up in the peaceful town of Winhill. His father was a blacksmith and mother a dressmaker, although she worked at home to raise her son. His mother always sang to him while she worked, and her voice was like an angel. Naturally, Siegfried wanted to sing like his mother and would practice. When he was five, his voice was so pure that his parents had him help the family by singing at weddings, religious events, and even on the street. One day when he was seven, he was performing at the port when a strange man approached him. He had felt the influence behind Siegfried’s voice and he was the first to convince Siegfried and his parents that he had a special gift. After much persuasion, Siegfried was recruited into Galbadia Garden to undergo training as a mercenary.
Galbadia Garden was and is what Siegfried believes to be the toughest of all the gardens. It became such a strict academy post-Sorceress War with the media constantly slandering its name with suspicion and prejudice, despite its inability to produce SeeDs. Galbadian cadets had a name to redeem and so the expectations of the academy were ridiculously high. When Siegfried first started, he was such a special case that he was nearly disenrolled. Siegfried's mentor had been an instructor at Galbadia named Jorn [Y’orn] Kelby, and had been the one to recruit the boy that day back in Winhill. He had foresaw so much potential in the child that seeing the boy fail in the specialization course was frustrating. There wasn’t a single weapon that Siegfried excelled in. He couldn’t shoot, blunt weapons had been too heavy for him, and he didn’t have the focus for magic. His swordsmanship was pretty good, but anyone could swing a stick. The boy’s lack of interest in his weapons also played a factor in his inabilities. He just wouldn’t practice, and instead, wanted to sing and go home. With a lousy sword skill and Kelby’s defense against The Board, Siegfried acquired his first specialization as a Swordsman. He passed his written exam and was the only one in his class to move onto the rank of candidate without an acquired Guardian Force.
During his years as a candidate, Siegfried faced love and ridicule. He just absolutely sucked and everyone knew it. On his first basic mission, he was almost killed by a Cactaur. How he managed to find such an elusive creature, nobody knew, but its 1,000 needles attack left him prickly and barely alive.
After that failed mission, Kelby didn’t trust Siegfried on missions anymore. The kid was a liability, he decided, having finally given up on him. He was assigned to detail and helped keep the Garden clean daily. Having preferred not going on missions any way, Siegfried soon realized how dry his world had become. His old classmates didn’t speak to him and women found him to be a loser. Siegfried not enjoying the social stigma he had created for himself sought to change it the only way he knew how. After years of keeping his talent hidden, Siegfried in his spare time learned guitar and wrote music. When Head Master Jugra Hitori’s birthday came along, Siegfried just couldn’t resist. He staged a surprise appearance during the ceremony and blew the roof off the auditorium (not literally of course). No one had been expecting it, and the incident was forever branded in the students’ minds. It was the beginning of his fan base and led to his fated redemption (and inevitable punishment).
Instructor Kelby was embarrassed by Siegfried’s performance in front of the Head Master. He had been fighting to keep him in the Garden, and after his stunt, he faced consultations of Failure to Adapt to the discipline of the academy. However, Eberhart’s performance had peaked his curiosity. He recalled how he had performed on stage with his guitar, and no sooner did he have the engineers make him a battle axe in the shape of one. Instructor Kelby then gave Siegfried the guitar to use in training, and they had finally made some progress. As Kelby predicted, Siegfried had become more interested in the axe because it was shaped like a guitar, but it wasn’t long before he grew bored of it for it didn’t play like one. Instructor Kelby then had the engineers create a junction system that granted Siegfried the ability to draw magic with a weapon called the Stratocaster
With the Stratocaster, Siegfried excelled dramatically as a mercenary and became a desired member in several teams who knew of his skills. When Siegfried first entered the battlefield with only a guitar, he faced ridicule by many hot-shot candidates until they saw the power his weapon really held. With his frequent recruitment on missions, Siegfried gained experience and became one of the top ten candidates selected to transfer for SeeD training at Balamb Garden (and to get out of the Head Master’s hair).Appearance:
Siegfried is a handsome young man with platinum blonde hair and ash-grey eyes. He has a charming appeal to his face, his eyes friendly, cool, calm and collected and smiles full of mischief. When he first joined Balamb Garden, he had the habit of wearing his hair in a military fashion. Sideburns short and crisp, hair no longer than two-inches, face clean-shaven but he has since adapted to the lax rules of his new school, letting his mane grow out. Siegfried’s hair can grow to lengths that reach to the center of his back. Currently, its just a short, feathery, unkempt mess that he tends to fix with a simple hand motion through it. When he isn’t in uniform and performing, Siegfried’s ensemble changes. He’ll wear spiked bracelets and collars, eyebrow and ear piercings, leather vests, jeans, and boots, looking like an 80s rocker—and that’s only what he usually
wears. His fashion can get pretty crazy.GF APPLICATIONName: CactaurEstablished Connection:
Well, the thing nearly killed him and he hates how it has since bound itself to him. The Cactaur is elusive and will appear at times just to scare the living hell out of Siegfried. Element:
Green cactus with bent arms and legs. It has two circular eyes and an oblong mouth. The Cactaur is known for having a very high defense yet low vitality.Bonus:
1,000 Needles Special Attack Description
Cactaur leaps into the air and by flailing its arms and legs rapidly scatters its deadly needles in all directions. The attack is unblockable and though it scatters 1,000 needles, it doesn't necessarily inflict 1,000 damage points (ie. can inflict some major damage).
Due to the nature of Siegfried's weapon, all of his magic is AOE toward allies and enemies. His ability to draw magic is affected by Silence spells, which will silence not only the musician but his instrument as well. Grey/White - Primary
Black Magic - Secondary
Grey/White - Primary
Black Magic - Secondary