Final Fantasy 6: Kefka’s Lore Explained
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One of the most memorable things about Final Fantasy 6 is its characters. FF6‘s writing is excellent and keeps the vast majority of the game’s playable characters relevant and interesting. No matter what translation you prefer, the cast with their many plights or mannerisms will charm everyone. Perhaps the most charmingly vile member of that star-studded group is the main villain, Kefka Palazzo. This insane jester mage was a constant participant in discussions about the worst villains in video games. He committed atrocities for the Gestahlian Empire as well as his own sick amusement.
It doesn’t take too long to explain who Kefka Palazzo is. Kefka Palazzo, also known as “Cefca” (in Japanese), is the antagonist of Final Fantasy 6. Kefka Palazzo was a Magitek Knight who served as the Gestahlian Empire’s first experimental Magitek Knight. He has the ability to use magic. Celes, FF6’s ex-Knight, was the one who initiated this process. The process was not perfected and Kefka became homicidally insane after the infusion. Kefka began acting and dressing as a bloodthirsty clown. He remained an army officer until he became a loyal, loosely-held elite. Kefka took control of the Warring Triad and became the god of magic. He used their power to destroy The World of Balance. He was content to slowly destroy the World of Ruin’s remaining settlements until his heroes arrived to defeat him.
This is Kefka’s entire role in the story. He destroys many settlements on his way to becoming an ascension being, but he is more of a force for destruction than a character. The player will not be able to see the part about Kefka as a prototype Magitek Knight if they enter Vector and speak to the barkeep. It is not known much about Kefka’s life before becoming the mad jester that players see. However, it seems the developers intended Kefka as a charming but simple villain since the World of Ruin wasn’t originally part of FF6. Because the game was developing so quickly, players were able to see a more contemplative side of Kefka’s personality. This was a good thing because fans wouldn’t otherwise have a villain with the same influence as FF7’s Sephiroth.