I'm gonna learn to fly all by myself! I wanna fly higher than anyone's ever flown before!
Filo is a supporting character in Final Fantasy XII and a playable character in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. A street urchin, she hangs out with her friends in Lowtown and pretends to be a sky pirate. When first encountered in Final Fantasy XII, she will ask her friend to go look for her in a game of hide and seek. After the conversation is over, she can be found in front of Old Dalan's place.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
In Final Fantasy XII, Filo has silverish brown bobbed hair with evenly cut bangs divided more to the right. She wears a short-cropped caramel-cream fitting top with white laces, a pair of silver bangles, and out-spread caramel-cream baggy pants, along with a brown leather belt wrapped with dark brown straps. Gray straps which cover her shanks, and she wears a pair of tan sandal-like shoes with knee-high straps.
In Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, Filo has brown eyes and chin-length straight brown hair with green goggles on her forehead. She wears a pink vest and a single pink-and-white glove on her right hand, yellow shorts with a white flower print. She has a thick red and green belt, a tan pouch, and brown sandal-like shoes with pink knee-high straps and a small white flower. She always carries her skybandit with her, which she uses to move, and is attached to her ankle by a strap.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Filo is often upbeat, enthusiastic, energetic and hasty. She is all about training to be a real sky pirate and wishes to soar the sky on her own. According to a few of her friends, she is strict, and Filo punishes her friends by giving them extra training to make up for ignoring their training to go play. She is confident and bold, quite opposed to Kytes.
Story[edit | edit source]
Filo lives in Lowtown and is friends with a boy named Kytes, a fellow orphan. She is part of the Buccaneer's Battalion. When a strange woman with amnesia wanders to Rabanastre, Filo is among the kids to help Vaan solve the mystery.
Another orphan from lowtown, Filo follows faithfully in Vaan's footsteps. She still bears the emotional scars of the war, but she doesn't let them interfere with her dream of becoming a sky pirate.
Along with Kytes, Filo joins Vaan on his new adventure. When Galbana arrives outside Rabanastre, she tags along to inspect it. The Galbana turns out to be an airship that takes the trio to the newly-discovered sky continent of Lemurés where they run into an aegyl Llyud. The three decide to help him protect his homeland and become familiar with the Espers native to the Lemurés, known as Yarhi by the aegyl. Filo develops a crush on Llyud, and after Sky Saloon on the Galbana is opened, Filo lets Vaan decorate the central fountain with mementos.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Filo has a small part in helping Vaan in the three medallions sidequest.
Filo is a flying character and she wields skybandits, a kind of a flying surfboard. She uses "traps" that lower enemy stats, as well as some boost abilities. Her traps can be placed anywhere on the map. Her Quickening, Wind Soul, boosts the speed of all allies, causing no wait time for skills for a time. It can be obtained by defeating Mateus in "Mission 6-4: Audience at the Auralith".
|Sonic Wave||2||Deal damage to multiple foes.|
|Defense Snare||7||Set trap to lower Stamina and Mind.|
|Glide||12||Increase group's movement speed.|
|Speed Snare||18||Set trap to lower Speed and movement speed.|
|Decoy Bit||25||Divert damage from the group to the decoy.|
|Power Snare||33||Set trap to lower Strength and Magick.|
|Overdrive||42||Temporarily increase all attributes, then decrease them by the same amount.|
|Wind Soul||Earned after beating Mateus in Mission 28||Allow allies to act immediately.|
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Filo appears in the trading card game with a wind-elemental card showcasing her official Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings artwork. She has the wind-element as she is a flying unit in Revenant Wings, utilizing a hover board.
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Phyllo is Greek for "leaf". It is also the name of a Greek pastry, which is made up of tissue-thin layers. Phyllo is also spelled as filo.