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Bartz is a minor character in World of Final Fantasy. He is a Grymoirian incarnation of Bartz Klauser originating from Final Fantasy V. Bartz is one of the six character representatives of that game, the other five being Boko, Faris, Syldra, Gilgamesh, and Enkidu.
- CV: Jason Spisak / Soichiro Hoshi
- Age in Grymoire: 20
- Notes: Travels with a chocobo / Believes helping strangers is just what you do / Tied by fate to someone not-so-great
- Road Warrior
- Wherever the wind blows, there you will find Bartz and his constant companion, Boko. Sometimes treasure hunter, sometimes monster hunter, sometimes champion of justice—whatever Bartz is up to today, you know it'll be for the good of those in need. No matter how difficult the challenge, he'll solve it with style and aplomb before disappearing into the sunset.
- Bartz's quest to explore the world isn't mere fancy, but rather the dying wish of his father.
- Nothing can contain Bartz's boundless enthusiasm and thirst for adventure. With a sack over his shoulder and a song in his heart, he travels from place to place, a smile on his lips as he faces even the most hopeless of situations. He can even match the ever-exuberant Rikku's excitement levels, and that's no easy feat.
- Perhaps Bartz has doubts and worries like anyone else, and never lets them show. Or...maybe he really is just that carefree. But once Bartz decides to involve himself in something, he'll see it through to the end. "Never give up" is his motto, and he never has.
- Gilgamesh and I
- Bartz has a stalker he just can't shake, and that stalker's name is Gilgamesh. The Bartz here in Grymoire hasn't the slightest inkling why, but back in their world of origin, they have quite the history.
- Although Gilgamesh is extremely irritating, he's not really a villain. In fact, a man who sticks by his creed that doggedly deserves some admiration. Of course, if you asked Bartz if he liked the guy, he'd probably just smile and say, "Absolutely can't stand him!" But here in Grymoire, Bartz and Gilgamesh could end up making a pretty good team.
- First World of Origin:
- FINAL FANTASY V
Bartz tags along with Lann and Reynn during Chapter 16, "Clash on Big Bridge", demonstrating the use of Jump Pads to get across Big Bridge. As with most Grymorian versions of main characters from the Final Fantasy series, Bartz does not participate in battles, only simply accompanying the twins on the field. He leaves the party after the player defeats Gilgamesh.
The player can take on Intervention Quests that center around Bartz.
Bartz also appears in the following Intervention Quests.
As a Champion, Bartz can be summoned to assist Lann and Reynn in battle. Upon acquiring Bartz's Champion Medal, the player can summon him to attack one enemy with the ability Clash on Big Bridge. The party is also bestowed with Accuracy ↑ and Evasion ↑.
"Prismelody: Clash on the Big Bridge -C-" plays when using Bartz's Champion Medal. The player may select this theme as the background music for battles from the Config section of the main menu, labeled as "Champion Theme: Bartz". This theme also plays in battles in Maxima version when Lann is equipped with Bartz's Champion Jewel.
Bartz is the pet name for Bartolomäus, the German form of Bartholomew.Bartholomew is a Hebrew name that means "son of Talmay". Talmay is a Hebrew name meaning "he of many furrows", or one who owns large tracts of land.
Bartz is an alternate latinization of バッツ (Battsu), which was originally envisioned to be latinized as "Butz", but was likely changed by the localization team to avoid being mispronounced as "butts". The latinization "Butz" can be seen as early as the 1992 Japanese official strategy guide, and since then more prominently in Final Fantasy Art Museum and Japanese versions of Dissidia titles. In the English version of Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals he is referred to as "Batz", another transliteration of his Japanese name.
Butz is an existing German surname that emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families in Austria.