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Ardbert, also known as Arbert and The Warrior of Darkness, is a character from Final Fantasy XIV. He is the leader of the the Warriors of Darkness. He serves as the main antagonist of Patch 3.4, and later one of the tritagonists of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.



Ardbert is identical in appearance to the Meteor Survivor in the A Realm Reborn promotional material, though his armor is blacked and his Bravura axe has blood stains on the blade.


Ardbert is an angry, brash and cynical figure. Quick to decry the notion of heroes and bemoan his role in dooming his world to a Flood of Light, he acts as a foil to the Warrior of Light and their companions' consistent optimism. Ardbert is good at heart and treasures his companions dearly and expresses anger and frustration at being forced to play the villain during his time on the Source to save his world. When he meets the Warrior of Light as a spirit on the First, he follows them, and through observing their actions slowly regains his sense of hope.



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