An erstwhile knight of Cornelia. He abducted Princess Sarah and held her hostage in the Chaos Shrine, but he was defeated by the Warrior of Light. Using the crystals' power, he traveled two thousand years into the past, where his hatred grew in an ever-repeating cycle.Description
Garland wears a dark blue cape with silver armor set with blue jewels, and wears his distinctive horned helmet that reveals his yellow eyes, as opposed to red in the original.
His alternate costume is based on his Hardened Zealot from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. He wears a white armor set with a white cape.
Garland is a relentless warrior who despises peace and seeks to drag conflict into whatever place he is, be in the world of battle or the world of respite. He is philosophical about his battlelust, believing the "world of respite" to be an absurd notion. He believes the warriors of Materia to be hypocrites for professing to dislike war while continually fighting their foes. Garland continually attempts to persuade them to accept their "fate" of neverending battle as a form of immortality. He is particularly focused on the Warrior of Light, his old rival.
When the world of respite was created, Garland was disgusted with the notion of a world without battle and immediately sought to bring conflict to it. The Warrior of Light confronted him, attempting to protect his comrades' rest and memory. Garland struck him down, robbing him of his memory, and ventured into the world of respite in order to disrupt it.
Garland glories in the Torsions that rend the world. He engages in a running battle with Lightning up the Capta Est Tower and attempts to convince her of his philosophy, that there is no place for a world of respite in their lives and that she, like himself, should accept a fate of neverending battle. She rejects his words, but their continued confrontations work in Garland's favor. Eventually, their battles agitate the local Torsion out of control and it spawns Dark Bahamut.
Chaos Warrior Extension:
|Based on his original weapon in the Dissidia titles on PSP.|
|Based on the weapon of the same name in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. An original designed sword for Garland, and is said to be a holy knight sword once wielded by him during his days serving Cornelia. It is an enormous double-bladed broadsword accentuated with inlaid metal details, and has a wing themed crossguard.|
When using Soul of Chaos and Soul of Chaos+:
|Based on the weapon of the same name in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. A crude black volcanic iron blade with glowing magma running along fissures on its body and surface. Originates from his "Cloudsea Djinn" attire while in EX Mode from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.|
When using Round Edge and Round Edge+:
|Based on the weapon of the same name in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. A large decorated purple sword with golden ornaments and accents.|
|Dark Boots (I)|
Essence of Offense:
|Dark Armor (I)+|
|Dark Armor (I)|
|Based on Garland's armor in his official appearance.|
|Dark Helm (I)|
|Based on Garland's helmet in his official appearance.|
- Command abilities
Steals enemy's BRV.
Expends BRV to deal HP damage.
|BRV+HP, Melee, Buff|
2-HIT AoE melee BRV attack + ST HP attack.
Grants 2 stacks of Soul of Chaos for 3 turns.
While Soul of Chaos V is active, turns to Round Edge+. Soul of Chaos raises Max BRV and Attack.
|Soul of Chaos|
|BRV+HP, Melee, Buff|
|Soul of Chaos|
3-HIT melee BRV + HP attack.
Grants 1 stack of Soul of Chaos for 3 turns.
While Soul of Chaos V is active, turns to Soul of Chaos+.
|Set Soul of Discord BRV Up|
|Raises BRV based on Attack.
Grants Soul of Discord for 1 turn. No action delay. Doesn't increase turn count. Decreases Friend Support and Summon action count.
|Disaster of Chaos|
|EX Ability, BRV+HP, Melee, Buff, Delay|
|1-HIT melee BRV+HP attack + 2-HIT melee BRV+HP attack + 3-HIT melee BRV+HP attack + 4-HIT melee BRV+HP attack.
Grants Soul of Discord for 1 turn. Soul of Discord raises Attack and Max BRV Overflow limit, delays target by 1 turn if the attack lands.
|Bind of Chaos||LD Ability, BRV+HP, Melee, Buff|
- Passive abilities
- Garland faces Lightning in Chapter 8, a reference to their rivalry in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.