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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Biggs and Wedge (''Final Fantasy VIII'')}}
name = Biggs and Wedge
 
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{{infobox character
| Enemy = Boss
 
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|name=Biggs and Wedge
| japan = ビッグス / ウェッジ
 
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|release=FFVIII
| romaji = Biggusu / Wejji
 
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|japanese=ビッグス / ウェッジ
|Fire=-
 
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|romaji=Biggusu / Wejji
|Thunder=-
 
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|image=G-Soldier FFVIII.jpg
|Ice=-
 
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|affiliation=[[Galbadia]]
|Water=-
 
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|occupation=Soldiers
|Wind=-
 
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|race=[[Human]]
|Holy=-
 
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|gender=Male
|Poison=Immune
 
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|type=boss
|Earth=-
 
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|boss page=Biggs (boss)
|Maximum Level=Level 22
 
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|recurring appearance=Biggs and Wedge
| image= [[Image:G-Soldier FFVIII.jpg|200px]]<br><small>Wedge (left) and Biggs (right)</small>
 
| Location = 1. [[Dollet]] - Communications Tower<br>2. [[D-District Prison]]
 
| HP min = Biggs<br>1. 467 <br>2. 1,467<br>----<br>Wedge<br>1. 416 <br>2. 1,416
 
| HP max = Biggs<br>1. 705 <br>2. 2,235<br>----<br>Wedge<br>1. 640 <br>2. 2,139
 
| AP Awarded = Biggs and Wedge<br>1. 4 <br>2. 5
 
| Taste = N/A
 
| Item Dropped = Biggs<br>1. 2 Elixirs <br>2. 3 Elixirs<br>Wedge<br>1. 2 Cottages <br>2. 8 Remedies
 
| Rare = N/A
 
| Mug = Biggs<br>1. 3 Elixirs <br>2. 1 Regen Ring<br>Wedge<br>1. 3 Cottages <br>2. 1 Strength Love
 
| Card = N/A
 
| Attacks = Biggs<br>1. & 2. Machine Gun, Bash<br>Wedge<br>1. & 2. Sword swipe
 
| Magic = Biggs<br>1. Thunder, Cure <br>2. Thundara, Cure, Haste, Slow, Regen<br>Wedge<br>1. Fire <br>2. Fire
 
| Draw = Biggs<br>1. Fire, Thunder, Blizzard, Esuna <br>2. Cure, Cura^", Haste, Slow, Regen<br>Wedge<br>1. Fire, Thunder, Blizzard, Cure <br>2. Fire, Fira^", Shell, Protect, Reflect
 
| Weak Against = N/A
 
| Resistant to = N/A
 
| Immune to = Poison
 
| Absorbs = N/A
 
| Scan = Biggs<br>1. A Galbadian Major. Activated the Dollet Communication Tower. Very short-tempered. <br>2. He was a major during the Dollet communication tower operation, but was demoted after the operation failed. Hates SeeD.<br>Wedge<br>1. A Galbadian soldier assigned to Dollet Communication tower. Always picked on by his superior, Major Biggs. <br>2. Demoted along with Biggs for his part in the Dollet communication tower operation. Unfortunately, still works under Biggs.
 
|Legend = <nowiki>*</nowiki> - Lvl 1 to 19<br>^ - Lvl 20 to 22
 
 
Maximum level in first encounter is 10.<br>Maximum level in second encounter is 22.
 
 
}}
 
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'''Biggs''' and '''Wedge''' are enemies in ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]''. The fight against them occur twice in the game.
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'''Biggs''' and '''Wedge''' are [[Non-player character|non-player characters]] in ''[[Final Fantasy VIII]]''. They are two incompetent [[Galbadia]]n soldiers who are frequently encountered by [[Squall Leonhart|Squall]] and his party. They serve as comic relief throughout the game.
   
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==Profile==
The party first fights them at [[Dollet]] where Biggs is attempting to repair the damaged radio tower there. Although he succeeds and battles the party with Wedge's help, the tower's activation disturbs the [[Elvoret (Final Fantasy VIII)|Elvoret]] who blows them off the tower with its Storm Breath.
 
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===Appearance===
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Biggs and Wedge use the generic G-soldier models; Biggs wearing the higher ranking red uniform, with Wedge wearing the basic blue uniform. They also wield the weapons associated with their rank. As the Galbadian soldiers' uniforms conceal the wearer's face, neither's physical appearance can be ascertained.
   
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===Personality===
Apparently demoted, the two later appear at the [[D-District Prison]] as guards. When one of the security guards has them deal with the party for causing trouble, both the party and Biggs and Wedge are horrified, but the two use the chance for revenge and battle the party. They are again defeated.
 
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Biggs is the bossy overconfident leader of the duo, and Wedge the obsequious sidekick who follows Biggs's orders despite their apparent recklessness. The pair ends up in numerous humorous encounters where Wedge is dragged down by his superior's incompetence and is demoted alongside him. Biggs cannot stand being bothered during what he sees as his important mission and is quick to blame Wedge when things go wrong. Biggs begrudges Squall's party, seeing them as the reason for his loss of status within the army. Wedge is timid and wants to please his superiors, especially Biggs, but struggles to make his voice heard or be taken seriously.
   
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==Story==
The two appear one final time inside [[Lunatic Pandora]] near the end of the game. Apparently now demoted even further, they contemplate the futility of their service to the Galbadian army and decide to quit and walk out without even noticing the party.
 
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{{spoiler}}
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[[File:FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge1.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Biggs and Wedge on the Communication Tower.]]
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Major Biggs and Lieutenant Wedge fix the Communication Tower in [[Dollet]] so that Galbadia can broadcast their propaganda campaign. Wedge tells Biggs a [[Monster (term)|monster]] has been sighted atop the tower, but Biggs ignores him, complaining that it is left to him to fix the tower. Wedge leaves Biggs to take a look around. When Squall, [[Zell Dincht|Zell]] and [[Selphie Tilmitt|Selphie]] arrive at the top of the tower, Biggs finishes the repairs and the tower activates.
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When Biggs spots Squall's party, he orders Wedge to fight them, but when he realizes Wedge is nowhere to be seen, Biggs fights the party himself. Wedge returns and an angry Biggs docks his wages for the next month. The battle is interrupted when [[Elvoret (Final Fantasy VIII)|Elvoret]] knocks Biggs and Wedge away with its [[Storm Breath (Final Fantasy VIII)|Storm Breath]]. After the party defeats Elvoret and exits the Communication Tower, Biggs programs an [[X-ATM092]] to kill the party, before passing out.
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After the [[Siege of Dollet|Dollet siege]], Biggs and Wedge are demoted to lieutenant and private respectively for their part in the Dollet affair. When Squall's party is taken into the [[D-District Prison]], Biggs and Wedge are asked to take care of Zell, Selphie and [[Quistis Trepe|Quistis]] for attacking a prison guard. As soon as they enter the cell, Biggs and Wedge recognize Zell and Selphie. Thinking the party is unarmed, they engage them, but since Zell has recovered the [[SeeD]]s' weapons, Biggs and Wedge are easily defeated. The party leaves their cell, but Biggs raises the alarm alerting their escape.
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In [[Lunatic Pandora]], Biggs contemplates leaving the army. Wedge agrees, and they abandon their post.
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{{Endspoiler}}
   
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
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[[File:FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge2.jpg|thumb|Wedge as a boss.]]
Biggs and Wedge are little stronger than other [[G-Soldier|Galbadian Soldier]]s in battle, estentially possessing the same attacks, but with slightly higher power and they have more HP. They are quite easy to beat.
 
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{{Main|Biggs (boss)|Wedge (boss)}}
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Biggs and Wedge are fought together twice, the first at the top floor of the Dollet Communication Tower, and the second inside the D-District Prison. They are not tough to defeat, and make humorous banter throughout the engagements. In the latter encounter, the player can inflict the pair with [[Confuse (Final Fantasy VIII status effect)|Confuse]] to make them attack each other and argue over it.
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{{clear}}
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==Triple Triad==
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{{Card FFVIII
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| name = Biggs, Wedge
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| image = [[File:TTBiggsWedge.png]]
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| level = 5 (Monster Card)
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| element = None
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| refineM = 1
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| result = 1 [[X-Potion (Final Fantasy VIII)|X-Potion]]
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| win = None
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| card = [[Snow Lion]] or [[Funguar (Final Fantasy VIII)|Funguar]]
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| drop = None
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}}
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==Other appearances==
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===''[[Final Fantasy Record Keeper]]''===
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[[File:FFRK Biggs & Wedge FFVIII.png|right|150px]]
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{{Enemy section|Final Fantasy Record Keeper}}
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{{clear}}
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===''[[Final Fantasy Brave Exvius]]''===
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{{Enemy section|Final Fantasy Brave Exvius}}
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===''[[Triple Triad (Portal App)|Triple Triad]]''===
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[[File:159a Wedge.png|right|100px]]
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Wedge appears on a [[Triple Triad (Portal App)|Triple Triad]] card in ''[[Final Fantasy Portal App]]''.
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{{clear}}
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==Behind the scenes==
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[[Biggs and Wedge]] are recurring character names in the ''[[Final Fantasy series|Final Fantasy]]'' series, alluding to ''Star Wars''. ''Final Fantasy VIII'' marks the first time Biggs and Wedge survive the events of the game.
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In the game data for the [[Deling City]] Club in the Hotel, the blue soldier during the Laguna dream sequence (<q>I...aah....as of today..... am assigned to the Engineer Corps</q>) has an entity reference of <code>biggs</code>.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Elite Soldier FFVIII Sketch.jpg|Concept art of an elite soldier, using the same model as Biggs.
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Galbadia Soldier Artwork.jpg|Concept art of a G-soldier, using the same model as Wedge.
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Biggs activates X-ATM092 from FFVIII Remastered.png|Biggs activates X-ATM092.
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FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge3.jpg|Biggs and Wedge in D-District Prison.
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FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge4.jpg|Biggs and Wedge quit.
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</gallery>
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==Etymology==
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{{Etym|Biggs and Wedge}}
   
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{{navbox characters FFVIII}}
==Related Enemies==
 
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[[de:Biggs und Wedge (FFVIII)]]
*[[G-Soldier]]
 
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[[Category:Characters in Final Fantasy VIII]]
*[[Elite Soldier]]
 
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[[Category:Antagonists]]
*[[Guard (Final Fantasy VIII)|Guard]]
 
*[[Base Soldier]]
 
*[[Base Leader]]
 
*[[Paratrooper]]
 
[[Category:Final Fantasy VIII Bosses]]
 

Latest revision as of 00:46, 23 August 2020


Biggs and Wedge are non-player characters in Final Fantasy VIII. They are two incompetent Galbadian soldiers who are frequently encountered by Squall and his party. They serve as comic relief throughout the game.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Biggs and Wedge use the generic G-soldier models; Biggs wearing the higher ranking red uniform, with Wedge wearing the basic blue uniform. They also wield the weapons associated with their rank. As the Galbadian soldiers' uniforms conceal the wearer's face, neither's physical appearance can be ascertained.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Biggs is the bossy overconfident leader of the duo, and Wedge the obsequious sidekick who follows Biggs's orders despite their apparent recklessness. The pair ends up in numerous humorous encounters where Wedge is dragged down by his superior's incompetence and is demoted alongside him. Biggs cannot stand being bothered during what he sees as his important mission and is quick to blame Wedge when things go wrong. Biggs begrudges Squall's party, seeing them as the reason for his loss of status within the army. Wedge is timid and wants to please his superiors, especially Biggs, but struggles to make his voice heard or be taken seriously.

Story[edit | edit source]

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Biggs and Wedge on the Communication Tower.

Major Biggs and Lieutenant Wedge fix the Communication Tower in Dollet so that Galbadia can broadcast their propaganda campaign. Wedge tells Biggs a monster has been sighted atop the tower, but Biggs ignores him, complaining that it is left to him to fix the tower. Wedge leaves Biggs to take a look around. When Squall, Zell and Selphie arrive at the top of the tower, Biggs finishes the repairs and the tower activates.

When Biggs spots Squall's party, he orders Wedge to fight them, but when he realizes Wedge is nowhere to be seen, Biggs fights the party himself. Wedge returns and an angry Biggs docks his wages for the next month. The battle is interrupted when Elvoret knocks Biggs and Wedge away with its Storm Breath. After the party defeats Elvoret and exits the Communication Tower, Biggs programs an X-ATM092 to kill the party, before passing out.

After the Dollet siege, Biggs and Wedge are demoted to lieutenant and private respectively for their part in the Dollet affair. When Squall's party is taken into the D-District Prison, Biggs and Wedge are asked to take care of Zell, Selphie and Quistis for attacking a prison guard. As soon as they enter the cell, Biggs and Wedge recognize Zell and Selphie. Thinking the party is unarmed, they engage them, but since Zell has recovered the SeeDs' weapons, Biggs and Wedge are easily defeated. The party leaves their cell, but Biggs raises the alarm alerting their escape.

In Lunatic Pandora, Biggs contemplates leaving the army. Wedge agrees, and they abandon their post.

Spoilers end here.

Battle[edit | edit source]

Wedge as a boss.

Biggs and Wedge are fought together twice, the first at the top floor of the Dollet Communication Tower, and the second inside the D-District Prison. They are not tough to defeat, and make humorous banter throughout the engagements. In the latter encounter, the player can inflict the pair with Confuse to make them attack each other and argue over it.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

Biggs, Wedge Card
TTBiggsWedge.png Element None
Refine 1 refines into 1 X-Potion
Drop None
Card Snow Lion or Funguar
Level 5 (Monster Card) Win None

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

FFRK Biggs & Wedge FFVIII.png
Baknamy FFTA2.pngThis section about an enemy in Final Fantasy Record Keeper is empty or needs to be expanded. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.


Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

Baknamy FFTA2.pngThis section about an enemy in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is empty or needs to be expanded. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.

Triple Triad[edit | edit source]

159a Wedge.png

Wedge appears on a Triple Triad card in Final Fantasy Portal App.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Biggs and Wedge are recurring character names in the Final Fantasy series, alluding to Star Wars. Final Fantasy VIII marks the first time Biggs and Wedge survive the events of the game.

In the game data for the Deling City Club in the Hotel, the blue soldier during the Laguna dream sequence (I...aah....as of today..... am assigned to the Engineer Corps) has an entity reference of biggs.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Elite Soldier FFVIII Sketch.jpg
Galbadia Soldier Artwork.jpg
Biggs activates X-ATM092 from FFVIII Remastered.png
FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge3.jpg
FF8ScreenshotBiggsWedge4.jpg

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.

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