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Liam O'Brien.

Liam O'Brien (born May 28, 1976) is an American voice actor, writer, and voice director. He is the voice for Caius from Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, as well as Kain Highwind from Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and the 3D remake of Final Fantasy IV.


Game Release Character
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children 2006 Red XIII
Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- 2006 Additional voices
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates 2008 Cu Chaspel
Final Fantasy IV 2008 Kain Highwind
Final Fantasy XIII 2010 PSICOM soldiers, additional voices
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy 2011 Kain Highwind
Final Fantasy XIII-2 2012 Caius Ballad
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 2014 Caius Ballad
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD 2015 Enkidu
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT 2018 Kain Highwind


I've always dreamed of landing a solid role in the Final Fantasy universe. And of course, I already had some time there, in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children and the remake of Final Fantasy IV. But getting to be in the latest installment of the series is a real badge of honor for me.

Liam O'Brien on receiving the role of Caius Ballad[1]

O'Brien has stated that he enjoyed playing Caius and it is his favourite role he has played in the series. He liked that the character required a very resolute and consistent performance. However, he has also described the role as "labyrinthine" as he received frequent script changes and was unsure when particular events happened in the story.

He described his role as Red XIII as "bittersweet" as while the character only has one line in Advent Children, it was still exciting to be a part of the Final Fantasy VII universe.[2]

Outside of the series, O'Brien has provided voices for over 100 animated and video game characters. He is known for voicing Gaara from Naruto, Jushiro Ukitake from Bleach, Red Skull in recent entries in Marvel animation, Illidan Stormrage from the Warcraft series, Akihiko Sanada from Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3, and Gillandor Yul Svent in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2. O'Brien is also a voice director and was responsible for the direction of games including Resident Evil 5 and The Witness.

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