Braev Lee is a non-player character in Bravely Default, Bravely Default: Praying Brage, and Bravely Second: End Layer. He is the Grand Marshal of Eternia, keeper of the Templar asterisk, and Edea Lee's father who is married to Mahzer Lee. Though believed to be the main antagonist, Braev's actions and intentions made him appear to be a man of the people.

D's Journal[edit | edit source]

Grand Marshal

Leader of the Eternian forces, and head of the Council of Six. He seized the Earth Crystal fifteen years ago. Edea is his daughter.

A 45-year-old man from Eternia. His name is Braev Lee, and he carries the templar asterisk. He is valiant, judicious, and stern. A staunch supporter of Anticrystalism, the future of the duchy and the world around it are never far from his mind.

  • Likes: Hot pot
  • Dislikes: The Archduke

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Braev is a tall forty-five year old man with long blond hair and beard as well as grey-blue eyes. He wears silver armor with red accents and a long red cape. He has winged shoulder-plates and a silver crown on his head.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Much like his daughter Edea, Braev is stubborn and had many of the same ideals she follows such as protecting the people. But after being disillusioned with the Crystal Orthodoxy, Braev began to have ideals about how the world should be, a conviction that placed him and his daughter on opposing sides.

He is also somewhat violent as he believes that conflict is the only way matters can be resolved and frequently refuses to talk to resolve conflicts, or will do so without listening to the other side. But due to his actions being for the greater good, despite the actions of those under him who are evil at heart, Braev is recognized as a hero to his people while as a monster to the other nations.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Braev seeing Edea off.

Twenty years ago, hailing from Gravemark Village, Braev was a cleric of the Crystal Orthodoxy who became disillusioned with the order when the earth vestal refused to use the Earth Crystal's power to save lives during the Great Plague with them seeing their headquarters and the Temple of Earth more important then those in Gravemark Village. Becoming a follower of anticrystalism, Braev aligned himself with its founders Sage Yulyana and Lester DeRosso in their plan to halt the Great Chasm's formation to serve as leader of the army of like-minded individuals. But when he learns that the Orthodoxy attempting to invoke the Grand Ritual with the Earth Crystal to restore their hold over the world, which would destroy it, Braev goes against DeRosso and leaves his wife and their newborn daughter with Yulyana to lead his forces to Eternia to stop the Orthodoxy.

Obliterating the Orthodoxy's Eternian branch by having the earth vestal executed, Braev has the Temple of Earth converted into Everlast Tower with the Earth Crystal's leaking energies extracted for the white magic cables. Soon after, Braev reestablishes the Duchy of Eternia with the Council of Six in power within the Orthodoxy's base. Having then deposed DeRosso and Yulyana to achieve full leadership of the anticrystalist movement, Braev campaigned to control Luxendarc to obtain the remaining crystals and spread anticrystalism while making all attempts to stop the wind vestal from fulfilling her mission even if it meant fighting his own daughter.

Ultimately, Braev knows his true enemy is Airy and, prior to his defeat, sent Alternis to kill her should he be defeated and the Earth Crystal compromised. In the second world, when confronted by the wind vestal and her party, Braev reveals his reasons while intending to fight the group as their ignorance would doom them as the Great Ritual would have. Defeated, Braev surrenders the Earth Crystal to Agnès while pleading with her not to cause the Holy Pillar to manifest. In the third world, Braev is mortified to learn that the Edea of his world died and is given closure by Edea pretending to be her counterpart in that world.

In the fifth world, Braev would order the different divisions of the Eternian forces to fall back for a final battle against Agnès and the others. He would divide the asterisk-holders into different groups based on their battle styles, reminding them that they were simply testing the resolve of Agnès's group. Braev would be part of the last group, alongside Eloch Quentis Khamer VIII, Artemia Venus, and Victor S. Court. Though the group fought valiantly, they would fall to Agnès's party. Referring to Agnès's party as the Warriors of Light, Braev urged them to save the world and told them to return anytime they needed to bolster their resolve.

Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

Two and a half years later, Braev arrived at Gathelatio with Alternis in order to sign a treaty with the newly-inaugurated Pope Agnès to ensuring peace between their two parties. But before the treaty could happen, Braev falls in battle when Kaiser Oblivion kidnaps Agnès. However, Yew and his friends later travel back in time to avert the event with Braev surviving.

Sometime after, deciding to finally step down as Grand Marshall, Braev decided to give Edea a final test to determine what she considered is the best policy to rule their nation. Once Edea passed his test, and the battle that occurred after, Braev retired to the Yulyana Woods Needleworks where he and Mahzer decide to continue Sage Yulyana's business.

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Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Braev is fought in the Council room. In the first battle, he will heal twice before being defeated. In later battles, he doesn't heal, but does fight alongside allies, Alternis and Kamiizumi and later Artemia, Khamer, and Victor. In battle, Braev utilizes the skills of the Templar job, utilizing skills which do high amounts of physical damage and/or Light-based damage.

Bravely Second[edit | edit source]

Braev is fought as part of a sidequest.

Creation and development[edit | edit source]

Voice[edit | edit source]

Braev is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese version of both games. He shares his Japanese voice actor with Pist Shaz XI from Final Fantasy: Unlimited.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Bravely Default: Praying Brage[edit | edit source]

Braev appears as an obtainable unit.

Bravely Default: Fairy's Effect[edit | edit source]

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Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]

Fantasy Earth Zero[edit | edit source]

Braev Lee's weapon appeared in a collaboration event.[1]

Other media[edit | edit source]

LINE[edit | edit source]

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Braev appears on a sticker set for the LINE communications app. The sticker set he appears in is titled "Bravely Stickers - Volume 1".[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bravely Default
Bravely Second: End Layer

Etymology[edit | edit source]

His given name is a play on words resembling the term "Bravely" similar to how his daughter (Edea Lee) and wife's (Mahzer Lee) names resemble the terms "Ideally" and "Motherly". The three terms appear to reflect the personalities of their corresponding characters.

Lee is an English name derived from Old English leah for "clearing; meadow". Li is the pinyin and Wade–Giles romanization (spelled Lí, Lǐ, or Lì when pinyin tone diacritics are used) of several distinct Chinese surnames that are written with different characters in Chinese. Lee is also the typical romanization of the common South Korean surname I (Hangul 이) and North Korean surname Ri (리).

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Along with Praline à la Mode and Lester DeRosso, Braev is one of the three asterisk holders that doesn't die in the first world loop. He is just wounded enough to not be able to use a sword.

References[edit | edit source]

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