Ace uses luck to his advantage in battle. Thanks to how quickly Cut Cards charges, he can constantly fill out his hand and play cards to support his allies or activate potent attacks. Draw early and often to have your gambits pay off!

Character Selection description

Ace is a playable character in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT as the representative of Final Fantasy Type-0. After Ramza from Final Fantasy Tactics, he is the second representative of a non-main series title. He is a Marksman type, with the EX Skill Cut Cards. Ace is a new character who did not appear in the PlayStation Portable Dissidia Final Fantasy games.

Ace's default player name is Nameless Student. His manikin counterpart, the Discarded Delinquent, is red.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ace's default outfit, "Akademeia Winter Uniform", is based on his main appearance (FFType0-AceRender2.png) in Final Fantasy Type-0. He wears a black jacket with gold shoulder pauldrons, white pants, a brown pouch on his left thigh, and a red cape that represents Class Zero. This outfit has two alternate costumes: one coloration resembling his Gold Mantle (FFType-0HD Extra Costume.png) attire from the HD re-release, and one resembling his Formal Uniform (Ace-type0-psp-model-dress.png), complete with white gloves.

His first alternate costume, "Akademeia Summer Uniform", resembles his Summer Uniform (Ace-type0-psp-model-summer.png) from Final Fantasy Type-0: a white shirt with black details and the Vermilion Bird crest, a black necktie, black pants and the same pouch and red cape of the Winter Uniform. Ace wears a pair of black gloves with white-striped details. The first alternate coloration recolors his shirt gray with blue accents, his pants white, his cape blue, and his shoes gray. The second recolors his shirt red with white accents, his pants black, his cape red, and his shoes gray.

His second alternate costume, "Combat Overcoat", resembles the Dominion legionaries' outfit worn by the Class Zero members during the opening of Type-0. It has two alternate colorations.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Ace equips magically-infused cards. Bar his default weapon, Final Fantasy Type-0 did not render Ace's cards in-game, and Dissidia is the first instance in which they have original designs. Ace's cards are all wielded by him in Final Fantasy Type-0.

The default Deck of Cards is a deck of silver cards with blue accents and details. The first alternate weapon, Akademeia Deck, is a deck of red cards decorated with the Vermilion Bird crest. Ace's first alternate weapon, Reaper's Tarot, is a deck of oblong black cards accentuated with a steel gray palisade gate design, and marked with the face of the grim reaper. Ace's second alternate weapon is the Magician's Deck. Ace's third alternate weapon is the Crazy Eights.

Story[edit | edit source]

It is unknown if Ace was summoned to World B and then later dismissed from there sometime between the first and the eleventh cycles.

Unlike most of Materia's warriors, Ace was only summoned shortly after Shinryu's defeat to assist in the restoration of the world.

Ace interacts with Firion, Zidane Tribal, and Vaan near Materia's domain. Ace feels trepidations because he never fought alongside anyone besides his classmates. When Firion asks if they were his friends back home, he replies that he doesn't consider them as such. Ace restates that they were his classmates and adds that some were disorderly while others snooped around. After he likens his classmates to siblings, the other three can relate: Zidane considers his traveling troupe his family, Firion was orphaned twice and was taken in by a rebel group that he treats like family, and Vaan is looked up to as a big brother by younger orphans in the streets of Rabanastre. After Zidane is surprised how others see Vaan as a leader, Firion replies that he is not surprised due to Vaan's natural charisma. Ace complains that everyone around him on campus just wants attention, and Zidane comments that Ace's situation is similar to that of one who has a big brother, referring to Kuja.

After the world's restoration is complete, the moogles give Ace a crystal to host his memories for Materia to use in the upcoming infinitely long war. With a crystal doppelgänger of himself to serve on Materia's behalf, Ace returns to his home world.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Type: Marksman - Ace is a balanced fighter with an arsenal of explosive skills, but can also charge most of his HP attacks for greater area of effect.
EX Skill: Cut Cards - Draws a card of random color, with a maximum stock of four. Activates the top card's effect by holding DFF2015 I Icon.png. The effect is enhanced if Ace has multiple cards of that color.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Move Damage Input Type Power Frame Data Image
Flourish Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.pngDFF2015 Right II.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Ground DFF2015 Flourish.png
Launch waves of cards that pursue your opponent. (Can move while casting, opponent cannot recover during combo)
Ante Up Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon.png Ground DFF2015 Cannonball.png
Send a concentrated orb of magic hurtling toward your foe.
Spiral Gambit Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon.png Ground DFF2015 Spiral.png
Cause a torrent of magic-infused cards to come bursting from the earth in front of you.
Flourish Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.pngDFF2015 Right II.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Aerial DFF2015 Flourish.png
Launch waves of cards that pursue your opponent. (Can move while casting, opponent cannot recover during combo)
Jackpot Shot Bravery DFF2015 Up + II Icon.png Aerial DFF2015 Jackpot Shot.png
Emit countless lasers from your enchanted cards to rain down upon your target.
Smart Cards Bravery DFF2015 Down + II Icon.png Aerial DFF2015 Chase.png
Conjure a magical orb that slowly pursues your target.
Wild Card Bravery DFF2015 II Icon.pngDFF2015 Right II.png Rush DFF2015 Wild Card.png
Throw a card at your foe, and if it hits, teleport to their position and send them flying with another attack.
Fire RF HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Fire RF.png
Sling a fireball at a foe directly in front of you from a distance. Charging increases range. (Can move while casting)
Blizzard BOM HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Blizzard BOM.png
Catch nearby enemies in an icy explosion that emanates from you. Charging increases the blast's radius. (Can move while casting)
Thunder SHG HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Thunder SHG.png
Fan the area in front of you with lightning. Charging increases the area of attack. (Can move while casting)
Monolith Beam HP DFF2015 IV Icon.png - DFF2015 Tower Laser.png
Call down a colossal homing laser on the target's position.
Cut Cards/Show of Hands EX Skill DFF2015 I Icon.png DFF2015 Cut Cards.png
  • Cut Cards Pull a random card from your deck, which can be red, black, blue, or yellow. You may hold four cards at once, and for every card you pull afterward, your oldest card will be deleted.
  • Show of Hands Activate an ability based on the colors of the cards you hold. The color with the most cards will take precedence, and once this ability is used all cards will disappear. If you hold one card of each color, the most recent color will be used.
Burst/Super Burst/Mega Burst EX Skill Red Card DFF2015 Ace Burst.png
  • Burst Hurl a magic projectile at your opponent.
  • Super Burst Hurl a fast and powerful orb at your opponent.
  • Mega Burst Cause a massive explosion to occur at your foe's position.
Short Stop/Long Stop/Mega Stop EX Skill Black Card DFF2015 Ace Stop.png
  • Short Stop Cast a dark orb that slowly pursues your opponent, and briefly prevents them from moving on hit.
  • Long Stop Cast a dark orb that slowly pursues your opponent, and temporarily prevents them from moving on hit.
  • Mega Stop Unleash an arcane explosion at your target's position, and prevent them from moving for an extended period of time on hit.
Charge/Super Charge/Mega Charge EX Skill Blue Card DFF2015 Ace Charge.png
  • Charge Restore a small amount of nearby allies' HP and bravery.
  • Super Charge Restore a moderate amount of nearby allies' HP and bravery.
  • Mega Charge Restore a significant amount of nearby allies' HP and bravery.
Force/Super Force/Mega Force EX Skill Yellow Card DFF2015 Ace Force.png
  • Force Slightly raise the attack power, defense, and movement speed of all nearby allies for a short period.
  • Super Force Moderately raise the attack power, defense, and movement speed of all nearby allies for a short period.
  • Mega Charge Significantly raise the attack power, defense, and movement speed of all nearby allies for a short period.

Creation and development[edit | edit source]

Voice[edit | edit source]

Ace is voiced by Yūki Kaji from the original Final Fantasy Type-0, who has also voiced Hope Estheim in the Lightning Saga and Bhunivelze in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

In the English versions, he is voiced by Jonathan McClendon reprising his role as Ace from the original game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Allusions[edit | edit source]

  • His custom quotes refer to various events he was involved in from his home game:
    • "We have arrived" refers to Ace's monologue when Class Zero arrives at the Militesi invasion of Rubrum during the game's opening cutscene

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ace is the first male Marksman protagonist in the arcade version.
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