The following are secret/hidden characters that you don't have to have in your
party to beat the game, but are optional as well as having awesome special skills
that will come in handy if you choose to get them.
- Worker 8 -
Class: Steel Giant
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Class Bonuses: Inherent Innocent, Counter, Any Weather, Any Ground,
Defense UP, cannot enter water
Class Equips: none (monster)
Worker 8 is a relic from Saint Ajora's time when airships flew in the
sky and humanoid robots helped man. Steel Giants were demolition
androids used to raze buildings and lift heavy objects. Worker 8's
power comes from the Aquarius Zodiac Stone. In its unpowered state,
Worker 8 resembles a large metal ball. This ball was unearthed from
beneath Goug Machine City by Besrodio Bunanza and subsequently powered
up by the Aquarius Zodiac Stone found in the mines beneath Goland Coal
City. Worker 8 acknowledges Ramza as its master and follows his commands
without question. As a robot, Worker 8 has no belief in God. Thus,
Faith-based magic does not work on him (as Faith is belief in God.)
- Beowulf Kadmas -
Class: Temple Knight
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Skillset: Magic Sword
Class Bonuses: Inherent Equip Knight Sword
Class Equips: Swords, Knight Swords, Armor, all non-female accessories
Beowulf was a Temple Knight working for the Glabados Church. Note the
"was." He fell in love with a woman named Reis Dular. Unfortunately, a
Glabados priest, Buremonda, also had feelings for Reis. But Reis had
eyes only for Beowulf. Consumed with rage, Buremonda attempted to cast a
spell on Beowulf. At the last second, Reis blocked the spell for Beowulf
and she was transformed into the Holy Dragon. Reis ran off, and Beowulf
left the Temple Knights to find her and hopefully find a way to return
her to her human form. Beowulf meets Ramza and co. in the bar at Lesalia
Castle. They decide to investigate the rumors of monsters in the coal
mines together, since the description of one of the monsters bears a
striking resemblance to a Holy Dragon...
- Reis Dular -
Class: Holy Dragon/Dragoner
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Class Bonuses: Inherent Two Swords, Train, Monster Skill (as Dragoner)
Class Equips: none (Holy Dragon)
Bags, Ribbons, Perfumes, Armlets (as Dragoner)
Reis was employed by the Glabados Church. She fell in love with Beowulf
Kadmas, a Temple Knight. She was also the object of lust for a Glabados
Priest named Buremonda. Buremonda attempted to curse Beowulf for his
love for Reis but Reis intercepted the spell and turned into a Holy
Dragon. She then fled the Church and, one way or another, wound up
beneath Goland Coal City, where an Archaic Demon and his Plague lackeys
attacked her. Ramza and Beowulf rescued her, and defeating the Demon
yielded the Aquarius Zodiac Stone. After defeating Worker 7 *NEW at
Nelveska Temple, Reis was able to return to her human form using the
Cancer Zodiac Stone. She and Beowulf decided to stay with Ramza in his
quest to defeat the Lucavi.
- Cloud Strife -
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Class Bonuses: Can equip Ribbons even though he is male
Class Equips: Swords, Hats, Ribbons, Clothes, all non-female accessories
Yes, it is Cloud from Final Fantasy VII. After retrieving the Cancer
Zodiac Stone, Ramza inserted it into another machine excavated from
Goug: the Celestial Globe. The energy of the stone reached across
time and space and pulled Cloud from his home world to Ivalice.
Nobody knows if this is the real Cloud or one of his memory clones from
within the Lifestream. After being summoned, Cloud runs off to defeat
Sephiroth. Ramza and co. find him at Zarghidas Trade City, protecting
a flower girl named Aeris from a gang of brigands. After slaying the
villains, Cloud joins the party in an attempt to find a way home.
Unlike all the other characters (excluding Agrias and Mustadio), Cloud
starts at Level 1 instead of at the level of the highest party member.
- Byblos -
Zodiac Sign: varies
Class Bonuses: Inherent Counter, Secret Hunt, and Ignore Height, cannot
Class Equips: none (monster)
Not much is known about the enigmatic Byblos. This one seems to be the
last of its kind and does not reproduce. The Byblos appears on the final
level of Deep Dungeon, END, during the fight with Elidibs, possessor
of the 13th Zodiac Stone, Serpentarius (the Sign of Neutrality.) Elidibs
senses the energy released by the Zodiac Stones that Ramza is carrying, and
he wants them, so he attacks. Byblos shows up to lend the team a helping
hand. After the battle, the Byblos joins your team (if he survives and is
not crystallized/chestized.) He has sharp claws, a long skinny tail,
stands on two feet, and closely resembles an Apanda.
- 17 Easy Steps -
- Must be in Chapter Four
- Must have Mustadio in your party
Many of these events center around excavations at Goug Machine
City that Besrodio does. If Mustadio is gone, his father (Besrodio)
won't help you.
If Mustadio isn't in the party, start a new game or start at an old save.
You could also use GameShark codes to force him into the party, but then
again, why bother doing that when you can just use the Gameshark to force
the other five secret characters into your party and not even have to do
the 17 steps to get them..
The 17 Steps:
1) Anytime in Chapter 4, head to Goug Machine City and view the "Steel
Ball" Scene. Besrodio comments that the Steel ball is unpowered. It has
an Aquarius sign etched into its surface.
2) See the rumor at Goland Coal City's bar about monsters underground, and
you return to the World Map.
3) Meet Beowulf at Lesalia Castle's bar. He's interested in exploring the
coal mines, and Ramza decides to go with him. Once you return to the
world map, Goland Coal City has turned into a red dot, signifying a story
batle. What you'll face, however, is a battle series, so prepare
4) Go underground Goland and fight the Underground Colliery Battles.
Eventually, you will have to save Reis (the purple dragon) from the
Archaic Demon and Plagues. You get the Aquarius Zodiac Stone.
Beowulf and Reis (the Holy Dragon) join up. It's not the "true" Reis.
5) Go back to Goug and re-energize The Steel Ball using Aquarius.
Worker 8 joins the party, and Ramza issues his first command to a Steel
Giant, with hilarious results. Continue the game until you can get to
6) Unlock Nelveska Temple area at Zeltennia through rumor at bar. Despite
the red dot, there's no battle here yet (as noticed if you go to the dot,
nothing happens.) Just continue the game.
7) Buy Aeris' flower at Zarghidas Trade City (plot event, there's only
1 chance to do so, it is on the way to Limberry Castle to fight Elmdor.
(It's just 1 gil! Buy it!)
8) Return to Goug Machine City. Besrodio has unearthed a new toy. This
strange device has a Cancer sign inscribed on it and is called a
9) Go back to Nelveska Temple. The battle will now occur, the only
battle there ever. Fight Worker 7 *NEW (don't forget the 4 great items!)
After the battle, you win the Cancer Zodiac Stone (Worker 7 *NEW's power
10) Try to leave and Reis regains her humanity by Cancer's power. A
touching reunion between lovers ensues (don't worry, nothing
11) Take the Cancer stone to Goug and summon Cloud from the Celestial
Globe--he runs off (nothing you can do.)
12) Continue the main quest until you reach the battles at Igros Castle.
Defeat the Zodiac Demon Adramelk within the castle and the next leg of the
journey will open up.
13) Return to Zarghidas Trade City, view the scene, and save Cloud
from the thieves. Cloud joins up. Retrieve his Materia Blade (the
very top of Bervenia Volcano (Move-Find with low Brave) in order to use
14) Play until you defeat Vampiric Zalbag at Murond Holy Place.
15) Go to Warjilis Trade City and view the rumor about a Deep Dungeon.
16) Play the Deep Dungeon (don't miss the awesome items on every
17) Defeat Elidibs at END (learn Zodiac for your Summoner, it's now or
never) and recruit the uber-Apanda, Byblos.
** You should now have Worker 8, Beowulf, Reis, Cloud, and Byblos in your party. **
To view their special abilities, go to the "Job Classes" section, or just click here