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Cid is a Hume who resides and owns a laboratory in the Republic of Bastok in Final Fantasy XI. Cid plays a key role in many Bastok quests and missions. He takes a more prominent role in the Chains of Promathia expansion pack and begins to develop his own version of the Jeuno airship. He also helps the adventurer work with Prishe and the others to try to intervene with Bahamut's assault. Cid is rugged and muscular in appearance. Cid is a recurring character in the Final Fantasy series, usually playing a very different role in each game.

In addition, in the on-going storyline centering around Chains of Promathia, Cid takes a prominent role in helping to invent airships, which gives him more of a link to previous Cids of other Final Fantasy worlds.

Cid has one known son by the name of Midras (a.k.a. "Junior" or "Mid"), who currently residences in Adoulin.

Quests & Missions[]

Starts Quests
  • Cid's Secret
  • Dark Puppet
  • Shoot First, Ask Questions Later
Involved in Missions
  • Bastok Mission 1-2: A Geological Survey
  • Bastok Mission 2-1: The Crystal Line
  • Bastok Mission 5-1: Darkness Rising
  • Bastok Mission 5-2: Xarcabard, Land of Truths
  • Bastok Mission 7-1: The Final Image
  • Bastok Mission 9-2: Where Two Paths Converge
  • Promathia Mission 1-3: The Mothercrystals
  • Promathia Mission 3-1: Call of the Wyrmking
  • Promathia Mission 3-4: Tending Aged Wounds
  • Promathia Mission 5-1: The Enduring Tumult of War
  • Promathia Mission 5-2: Desires of Emptiness
  • Promathia Mission 5-3: Three Paths
  • Promathia Mission 5-3: Tenzen's Path
  • Promathia Mission 5-3: Ulmia's Path
  • Promathia Mission 5-3: Louverance's Path
  • Promathia Mission 6-3: More Questions Than Answers
  • Promathia Mission 7-3: Fire in the Eyes of Men
  • Promathia Mission 7-4: Calm Before the Storm
  • Promathia Mission 8-4: Dawn
Involved in Quests
  • Chips
  • Hyper Active

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Cid appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Wind- and Fire-elemental Backup cards.

Triple Triad (Portal App)[]

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Cid appears on a Triple Triad card.



Cid is a recurring name in the Final Fantasy series. Cid is derived from the dialectal Arabic word سيد (sîdi or sayyid), which means "lord" or "master".


  • Cid came in sixteenth place in a Final Fantasy XI NPC Popularity Contest held by Square Enix in June 2013. Current players of the game were given an opportunity to vote for their favorite NPC and share ideas for stories involving these characters.