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Ga Bu is a non-player character in Final Fantasy XIV. A young Kobold who became fond of Alisaie Leveilleur, he was traumatized by the summoning of Titan and tempered to the primal. He is a 620th Order Pickman.

History[]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward[]

The lone child Ga Bu fled from the mines to warn the Maelstrom of an incoming summoning of Titans when the Patriarch captured his parents. As he approached Camp Overlook he could fearfully only observe from afar, until the Leveilleur twins and the Warrior of Light noticed him. He fled in fear until cornered, where Alisaie calmed him down. After seizing the crystals just outside, they ventured into U'Ghomoro Mines where Ga Bu beheld the sight of his slain parents. He had arrived too late as they were unresponsive to his cries. Falling into despair, his intense grief summoned Titan through the crystals the Kobolds had gathered.

While sharing the same form as previous summons, the primal's temperament was shaped by Ga Bu, now lashing out at everyone while crying for his parents. Ga Bu was about to be struck by his own creation until Alphinaud Leveilleur stopped him and was teleported to safety. Though the Warrior of Light defeated the primal, the traumatic experience and the primal's influence had fractured Ga Bu's mind and he became unresponsive. Due to having summoned Titan and likely being exposed to eikonic influence, the Maelstrom lieutenant suggested killing him. Alisaie protested and wanted him taken in for therapy and helped recover. Before they departed, Alisaie asked for Ga Bu to keep fighting and stay strong as she related to losing loved ones. He weakly promised to do so for her, before falling back into his tempered silence.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood[]

The Warrior of Light and Alisaie checked on Ga Bu. Alisaie apologized for not coming to visit him before, and was saddened to see that Ga Bu had yet to show signs of recovery. He remained one of her driving forces of determination, remembering his struggle.

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers[]

Following the return from the First, Alisaie considered if it was possible to reverse the effects of tempering. Using her new familiar, and with a great amount of aether channeling, Alisaie reversed Ga Bu's tempering and awakened his mind, effectively curing him. Determined to continue helping Alisaie for what she had done for him, Ga Bu followed the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and Admiral Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn to the U'Ghamaro Mines.

After the tempering of the Kobold Patriarch Za Da was reversed, Ga Bu pleaded with him to consider the peace offered by Merlwyb to put an end between Limsa Lominsa's violent relationship with La Noscea's beast tribes. Za Da considered her request only due to Ga Bu's earnest trust in the party, especially since Alisaie had saved him.

Characteristics[]

Appearance[]

Ga Bu shares the same model as most regular Kobolds, though he is much smaller and youthful. He has large ears that poke out from under his steel helmet. His hands are small and clawed, and he tends to run on all fours. He has a long bushy black tail, and wears small-sized Kobold armor across his body.

Personality[]

Ga Bu is an innocent Kobold, trusting non-Kobolds like Alisaie and the Warrior of Light shortly upon meeting them. He is friendly and excitable with an interest in adventuring, wanting to investigate what is happening in the U'Ghamaro Mines. He experiences his surroundings with a cheerful naivete, which is shattered upon experiencing the tragedy of death. Following his recovery from tempering, which left him in an emotional stupor, he shows honest hope at improving the lives of Kobolds in La Noscea, and places his trust in his friends even more.

Gameplay[]

Ga Bu's agonizing grief over the loss of his parents summons Titan, who repeats his desperate plea to his deceased parents to "wake up" and "please come back" in the unique main scenario version of The Beast That Mourned at the Heart of the Mountain The Beast That Mourned at the Heart of the Mountain.

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