Elayne and Owain are non-player characters from Final Fantasy VI. They are Cyan Garamonde's wife and son, respectively, and killed in the poisoning of Doma Castle by Kefka.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Elayne and Owain do not have unique sprites and use sprites used by generic NPCs throughout the game. Elayne wears a long red skirt with a white blouse and a hairband, and Owain wears a red jumper and cap. Both have dark blond hair and blue eyes.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Elayne is calmly supportive and encouraging of her husband, and tries to get him to be more open about his emotions in private. Owain is cheerful and energetic and eager to spend time with his father. Both deeply love Cyan and want him to move on with his life and find peace after their deaths.

Story[edit | edit source]

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Elayne and Owain meet Cyan for the last time.

During the Siege of Doma, Cyan repelled an Imperial raid and the Domans sequestered for a prolonged siege. To break the siege, Kefka poisoned the castle's water supply, killing all citizens but Cyan. Cyan rushed to his family's room after checking on Doma's king, but he found they were already dead. Stricken with grief and horror, Cyan charged the Imperial Camp and furiously attacked the Imperials. He was witnessed by Sabin and Shadow, and the three joined forces to escape the camp and flee the region.

The three came upon the Phantom Train, a ghostly locomotived that ferries the spirits of the dead to the afterlife. The three defeated the train's engine to force it to allow them to disembark at its next station. While the three got off, the spirits of the victims of Doma's fall boarded, including Elayne and Owain. Cyan recognized them, but the train began to pull away. Cyan ran along the platform and called out to them, and they stepped outside to bid farewell to him before the Phantom Train vanished.

The party sees a vision of Cyan's past with his family

When Cyan was attacked by the Dream Stooges, the party entered the Dreamscape to fight them off. The spirits of Elayne and Owain appeared to the party and told them Wrexsoul was the creature tormenting him. Within the dreamscape of Doma Castle, the party saw flashbacks of Cyan's life with his family, training Owain and teaching him how to fish, and being coaxed by Elayne to say he loves her.

The party destroyed Wrexsoul and freed Cyan, who claimed he could hear his family calling to him. Elayne and Owain appeared to him and praise his strength, but Cyan denied them and felt he had lost his honor. The two reassured him and vanished, leaving a sword behind for Cyan to wield in their memory.

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Other media[edit | edit source]

In the Dawn of Souls and later remakes of the original Final Fantasy, Elayne is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Red Mage job while Owain is one of the automatic names the player can choose for the Monk job.

In Final Fantasy XIV, Lord Hien, the current heir to Doma, had the name Shun in his childhood. His parents were named Mina and Kaien. These names refer to the Japanese names of Owain, Elayne, and Cyan, respectively.

Two spirits resemble Elayne and Owain.

In Final Fantasy XIV Sigmascape V1.0, after the party defeated the Phantom Train, two souls appeared before the Warrior of Light and say "Traveler from afar... Thank you for Doma". They look like Elayne and Owain from Final Fantasy VI, but don't have anything to do with Kaien and Hien of Final Fantasy XIV, since these souls were actually a recreation by Omega from their original world.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Elayne is a female given name of French origin, which means "light".

Owain is a name of Welsh origin.

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