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Beowulf: Where gone is the noble Ser Aliste - the knight I once trusted with my life?
Aliste: The man has long since passed!
Beowulf duels Aliste

Aliste Rosenheim is a character from Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions. A Templar and former lieutenant of the Gryphon Knights of Lionel, he is Beowulf's friend and rival.


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Member of the Gryphon Knights[]

Originally a lieutenant, Aliste fought alongside Beowulf who considered Aliste his most trusted soldier and a worthy rival. Aliste was overjoyed when Beowulf announced his engagement to Reis Duelar. However, when Beowulf was exiled by Celebrant Bremondt, he was promoted to captain.

Bremondt's plan[]

Aliste's defeat.

Aliste realized he was suffering from a terminal disease. Deciding he wanted to die fighting Beowulf, Aliste agreed to kidnap Reis for Celebrant Bremondt. When Beowulf and Reis visit Lionel with Ramza, Aliste kidnaps her, much to Beowulf's surprise. Aliste tells him to come to Lionel Castle if he wants to see her again.

Beowulf and Ramza arrive at the castle. When they see the open gate, they realize it is a trap, prompting Aliste to appear before them. A fight ensues between them, and Aliste is slain. In his dying breath, he explains to Beowulf how he wanted to die fighting him, before the disease could take his life. Beowulf, upset at his friend's death, proceeds onward to kill the man who had used his friend like this.

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Aliste starts as a level 48 Templar with 80 Bravery and 35 Faith, and comes equipped with the Save the Queen, Genji Shield, Genji Armor, Genji Helm, and Ribbon. Oddly enough, the Ribbon happens to be a head equipment equipped in his accessory slot. He has access to the Spellblade and Iaido commands, as well as Shirahadori, Safeguard, and Master Teleportation. He must be defeated twice in order to complete the battle.


When fought in the fourteenth Rendezvous battle: Brave Story, he is level 99 and starts with 70 Bravery and 58 Faith. He comes equipped with the Ragnarok, Genji Helm, Genji Armor, Genji Glove, and Kaiser Shield. He has access to the commands Spellblade and Iaido, as well as the abilities Safeguard, Shirahadori, and Move +1.


  • Considering the ability to choose which hand a character can hold their weapon in, Aliste can be considered left-handed.
  • Aliste's sprite and portrait are edited from Beowulf's.
  • Aliste may be the one that drugged the guards as stated on the following battle.