- 1 Series appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.2 Fortress
- 1.3 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 1.4 Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
- 1.5 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 1.6 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 1.7 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 1.10 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 1.11 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 1.12 Triple Triad
- 2 Guest appearances
- 3 References
Basch van Gabranth was the name of a Legatus of the Garlean Empire who led the IVth Imperial Legion to invade Bozja. However, Basch was not a native Garlean; he was a knight of the Republic of Landis which the empire conquered, and Basch bent the knee to the emperor. Thirty years ago, during the empire's invasion of Dalmasca, Basch's health took a turn for the worse and his son Noah van Gabranth took command of the IVth Legion and Dalmascan invasion. Two years later Basch died and Noah was named Legatus, some say in recognition of his father's service.
Basch was to be the main protagonist for the cancelled Final Fantasy XII spin-off sequel game where he would have defended Ivalice and Ashe from a marine army seeking to take over the land. He would have had a small romance with her, but it would not have worked out, and the two would have drifted apart by the game's end. Basch would have been one of the only people in Ivalice to believe the legends of an old sea king who tries to invade Ivalice every 10,000 years, and would have traveled to the uncharted territories to defend a magickal fortress, the structure standing between Ivalice and the sea the marine forces would try to overtake. He would have been joined by his old allies from Final Fantasy XII, as well as Larsa and other Archadian Judges. Only his closest friends would have been aware of his true identity, most others calling him "Judge Gabranth".
He would have faced challenges when defending the fortress from the sea king Loemund, allying the demigod Laegd after besting him in battle. Basch would have become torn between his self-appointed duty and his growing feelings for Ashe, who was developing feelings for Larsa. He would have come into conflict with Zargabaath after his true identity was revealed, resulting in his temporary imprisonment. In the end, when he had the chance to escape, Basch decided to stay behind and defeated Loemond at the cost of his life. The epilogue would have seen Laegd taking Basch's body to Loemond's castle, where he would have been resurrected and become the new Sea King.
Though he does not appear in person, several references to Basch are made in Dissidia. Gabranth uses variations of Basch's Quickenings for his EX Burst, and Keith Ferguson, Basch's voice actor in Final Fantasy XII, voices Gabranth in place of his original actor, Michael E. Rogers. Basch is also the namesake for a Ghost Card, a Level 100 Gabranth that the player can win Orange Gems and Nethicite from through battlegen.
Gabranth gains a second alternate outfit based on his disguise when he impersonated Basch during the Battle of Nalbina Fortress, and Vaan's secret quote is "I'm Basch!".
Basch appears as a playable character.
Basch is a Legend character in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
Basch is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Consorting with Sky Pirates as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Draklor Laboratory stage on the Classic difficulty.
Basch appears as a summonable vision and optional playable character. A 5-7★ Rare Summon available since the event Yensa Sandsea (which originally ran in January 2018 in the Global version), his job is listed as Captain, and his roles are Tanking and Support. His Trust Master reward is the Zodiac Escutcheon heavy shield. His Super Trust Master reward is the passive ability Absolute Loyalty.
Basch appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental forward cards, perhaps alluding to his ultimate Quickening move, Flame Purge.
Basch has a Triple Triad card.
InDragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, Basch appears along with the other five main characters of Final Fantasy XII in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable. The game was released prior to Final Fantasy XII.
- The Canceled Final Fantasy XII Sequel: Narrative and Gameplay Revealed (Accessed: UnknownError: See this for how to archive.) at Gamespot
- The Story of Fortress, the Canceled Final Fantasy XII Sequel (Accessed: UnknownError: See this for how to archive.) at Gamespot