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Biggs, to Ceodore

Biggs and Wedge are two Red Wings soldiers who are unnamed in Final Fantasy IV, though they appear as temporary playable characters in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years and are given a story role as well. Being members of the Red Wings, Biggs has been shown piloting an airship and is presumed to be the higher ranking of the two. Their roles are expanded on in the Japanese exclusive novelizations of both games.

Biggs and Wedge are recurring character names from the series for—usually—a pair of soldiers named after Star Wars characters.



Biggs wears a red suit of armor and a golden helmet, while Wedge wears a purple armor and silver helmet. In sprite art they are identical in appearance apart from the coloration, but in the 3D remake, Biggs's helmet is different, signifying his higher rank.


Biggs and Wedge question Cecil Harvey, the captain of the Red Wings, regarding the King of Baron's orders to seize the Water Crystal since the Mysidians didn't offer any resistance; they feel ambivalent on following such orders. In The After Years Biggs is hard on Ceodore Harvey and berates him, and even goes so far to smack Ceodore across the face for talking back to him. Wedge, by contrast, is already confident in the prince, and takes good care of him almost to the point of mollycoddling. Both of them strive to encourage Ceodore to become a true member of the Red Wings.


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Final Fantasy IV[]

The Red Wings soldiers.

Biggs: We are the Red Wings―the pride of Baron! Must we now be thieves, sent to plunder from the weak??
Cecil: Enough.
Wedge: But, Lord Captain! The Mysidians offered no resistance! And still we cut them down.
Biggs and Wedge speaking to Cecil.

Though not named, it is revealed in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years that Biggs and Wedge were the two Red Wings soldiers who questioned Cecil Harvey about the King's orders to raid of Mysidia to obtain the Water Crystal, as the Mysidians offered no resistance and had done no harm.

After the raid of Mysidia and the arrival of Golbez, Biggs begins to have suspicions about the King of Baron's true motifs. Biggs eventually learns that the journey to defeat the Mist Dragon eidolon and deliver the Carnelian Signet to Mist were nothing more than ploys to kill Cecil, and figures out that the King is now a puppet for Golbez. After learning the truth, Biggs explains the situation to Rosa and tells her escape from Baron Castle unnseen the following morning. [1]

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Biggs and Wedge ride on the same airship as Cecil and Rosa when they go to Damcyan to celebrate its reconstruction, but they stay behind within the airship and do not attend the celebration. Biggs has been appointed vice-captain, and he is the one who is piloting the airship.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

You are the last... of the Red Wings, Ceodore... We, the Red Wings... are the greatest airship fleet in the skies...the pride of Baron! My orders... are the law... to you...

Biggs's last words to Ceodore

Biggs's final order.

Biggs and Wedge are still members of the Red Wings seventeen years later and lead Ceodore to the Adamant Isle so that he can become a knight. Their airship crashes after being attacked by monsters. Biggs covers Ceodore during the crash, and leaves Ceodore as the only survivor and member of the Red Wings. Biggs issues Ceodore his final orders before passing away, and tells him to return to Baron alive.

When Cecil's dark side attacks Ceodore's father and Golbez in the True Moon Subterrane, the spirits of Biggs and Wedge appear before Ceodore to give him words of motivation so that he will protect his family.

Biggs and Wedge's spirits.

Some time after the Creator has been felled, Kain Highwind, new leader of the Red Wings, asks Ceodore to rebuild the world after the destruction caused by the Creator. Biggs and Wedge's spirits flank Kain, and tell Ceodore they would be disappointed if he complains.

Spoilers end here.


Biggs and Wedge join Ceodore for the second floor of the Adamant Isle Grotto. Due to their high stats, they allow him to level up safely. They also introduce the Moon Phase and the Band system in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years.


They both have high speed and stamina. The only difference between the two is: Biggs has high strength and intelligence while Wedge has high spirit. They cannot level up.

Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
12 350 100 18 17 18 18 12
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
10 300 90 15 18 16 15 19


Each can cast a type of Magic, Biggs can cast Black Magic and Wedge can cast White Magic.

Biggs knows the spells Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, Poison, Sleep, Stop, Toad, Pig, and Fira. Wedge knows Cure and Cura.

Vibra Edge band (iOS).

Spell Level Learned
Fire Known
Blizzard Known
Thunder Known
Poison Known
Sleep Known
Stop Known
Toad Known
Pig Known
Fira Known
Spell Level Learned
Cure Known
Cura Known

Their Band ability is used by choosing Attack, called Vibra Edge. It costs 10 MP and deals relatively large physical damage to the entire enemy party.

Band Abilities
Band Members MP Description
Vibra Edge Biggs (Attack)
Wedge (Attack)
7 Attack all enemies.
Damage depends on Biggs and Wedge's Attack.


Biggs and Wedge both join with a Longsword, a Bronze Shield, a Bronze Helm, a Bronze Armor and Iron Gloves.

They may also equip the Broadsword that Ceodore starts with and the Ruby Ring that can be found early on.



Biggs and Wedge are a recurring running gag in the Final Fantasy series. They almost always appear as a duo, and are named after Star Wars characters, Biggs Darklighter and Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker's Red Squadron wingmen in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.


  1. Final Fantasy IV Game Novel Vol. 1. p. 119 - 121