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Cid Haze

Cid Haze is a character in Final Fantasy III. He is an inventor met in Kazus who used to work for the king of Argus. In the 3D remakes, Cid can help out the party in battle as a guest, either with a one-hit hammer attack or a casting of Fire.

A character named Cid is a recurring inventor archetype in the series who often has something to do with providing the player party with an airship; Final Fantasy III is no different.

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Appearance[]

Cid is an old man with a large white beard and mustache. He wears a wide-brimmed pointy hat, with goggles propped on it, and dark visors. He also sports brown and red garbs, a brown jacket and cloth wrapped around his middle, and wields a hammer as his weapon.

Personality[]

Cid is an eccentric man and a grateful person, as shown when he gives the party access to a hidden storeroom after they greatly helped him. While normally jolly and upbeat, Cid can be serious when the situation calls for it, such as when Mrs. Cid falls ill. In the remake, Cid also has a habit of keeping secrets if they are large enough, though he may occasionally slip up and say something hinting at it.

Story[]

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Cid (DS).

Cid is trapped in Kazus when the evil spirit Djinn places a curse on all of its inhabitants. Rendered incorporeal by the curse, Cid offers use of his airship to four itinerant youths on the promise they help lift the curse. Once Djinn and his curse have been vanquished, Cid helps the four children modify the airship to clear a path through the rock slide that has blocked his way back to his hometown, Canaan. Returning home, Cid is horrified to discover his wife has taken ill.

The four youths agree to help him, and administer the needed Elixir to restore her to health. In gratitude for all the youths have done for him, Cid allows them access to his hidden storeroom and any useful equipment they find within. Cid remains in Canaan with Mrs. Cid while the party continues their adventure.

Later, Cid will use the Wheel of Time to turn the ship Enterprise into an airship. He reveals the four orphans are from Earth, saying more than ten years prior he was flying an airship carrying passengers when a darkness fell over the land, causing his airship to crash on the Floating Continent. He tells them that only he and four children survived. Cid later is one of the characters Doga and Unei summon to help break the Curse of the five wyrms.

The engineers in Castle Saronia hint that Cid was the one who resurrected the Nautilus.

Spoilers end here.

Gameplay[]

Cid casts Fire (PC).

In the 3D remakes, Cid can help out the party in battle, either with a one-hit hammer attack or a casting of Fire. As with all ally characters, he attacks at random intervals, and his hammer attack hits a random target.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

Cid Haze appears as the Smithy of Crystal weapons.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

Cid's sprite.

An airship specialist normally living in Canaan, Cid becomes trapped in Kazus by the rockslide that followed the great earthquake and cursed by a fire demon named Djinn. When he is freed, the old man uses the Wheel of Time to transform the seafaring Enterprise into an airship and aids the party in their travels throughout their adventure.

Online description

Cid Haze appears as an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting Yellow Crytal Shards. His appearance is based on his Yoshitaka Amano art.

Cid's only saving grace as a useful party member comes from his use of the Level 3 Libra, which he learns early and is essential in tackling the Chaos Shrine. While other characters can learn Libra, most of them need to be unlocked first and their versions of Libra cost more CP to use. Players will almost have no choice but to have Cid in their party if they need to unlock more characters.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

A brilliant inventor who can use the Wheel of Time to create an airship. He used to wield his skill for King Argus, but no longer. Cid is always merry and he loves justice - though not as much as he loves his wife.

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Cid Haze is playable character, and is now unlocked by collecting Orange Crystal Shards.

Cid has the useful Level 3 Libra to tackle Quest Medleys, though his use as a party member is outclassed by other characters.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival[]

Cid's portrait.

Cid Haze is a playable character and is available to select from the beginning.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Cid appears in a wind-elemental car with his Yoshitaka Amano and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy artworks.

Behind the scenes[]

In the English version of the Final Fantasy III remake Cid claims that the airship accident happened ten years prior to the game, while in the Japanese version he says it happened more than ten years ago.[1]

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Etymology[]

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".

References[]

  1. Final Fantasy III, Cid says "もう 10年以上も前" in reference to the accident.
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