Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Livia is a woman in a suit of an imperial officer's black and white armor. She wears a unique helmet that bears the visage of a one-eyed woman. She wields a pair of gunbaghnakhs called Algea that have been welded to her armor.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Vicious, cruel and unstable, she takes delight in the domination of Eorzea and harbors little love for her fellow soldiers, often issuing death threats to them whether they are rank and file soldiers or even of a higher rank than her, such as Nero tol Scaeva. Her affection is reserved for the man she loves, Gaius van Baelsar, whom she serves with loyalty bordering on fanaticism. She would even ensure that Gaius's adoptive children would keep their distance from him, as even the slightest form of affection towards him from the other orphans would make her jealous.
Story[edit | edit source]
Having been orphaned in a war and separated from her sister Lucia, Livia sas Junius was taken in and raised by Gaius van Baelsar. Livia seeks to repay Gaius for his kindness by joining his new campaign to continue the empire's subjugation of Eorzea in the aftermath of the Seventh Umbral Era. After the Barheim incident, in which scores of imperial colonists met their end at the hands of the natives, Livia was dispatched to Dalmasca. Under her watch, suspected rebels were hunted down and slaughtered without trial.
She confronts Nero tol Scaeva for straying from his assigned duties to spy on the Warrior of Light slaying Ifrit, and threatens to execute him herself if he lets himself fail. Nero remarks it would be foolish of him to confront a woman in love.
Livia leads the legion's attack on the hideout of the Scions of the Seventh Dawn in Vesper Bay. She kills most of the organization's members after Minfilia Warde's formal surrender and kidnaps her, Urianger Augurelt, Papalymo Totolymo, and Tataru Taru, dealing a large blow to those fighting back against the Garleans and the primal threat.
She oversees the interrogation of Minfilia herself, brutally beating her, demanding information on the Echo and how it lets her resist the tempering of the primals. Livia later confronts the Warrior of Light and gets into a battle with Yda Hext when they break into the imperial stronghold to save Minfilia and the others.
Disturbed by the death of her comrade Rhitahtyn sas Arvina, Livia's psyche begins to unravel and Gaius orders her to defend Castrum Meridianum after the two rendezvous in his quarters.
At the end of Castrum Meridianum Baileys, Livia is intent on preventing the Warrior of Light from continuing to the Praetorium. She starts off piloting a suit of Magitek Armor, but eventually discards the machine and fights the party on the ground using her gunbaghnakhs. She is defeated and left to die as she cries out for her lord.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Battle[edit | edit source]
Livia is proficient at hand-to-hand combat, her weapon of choice being a pair of gunbaghnakhs. She incorporates rapid and powerful punches along with swift kicks and gunshots into her fighting style. She is also proficient at piloting Magitek Armor.
|Livia sas Junius Card|
|Description||"Fail to do as my lord commands...and I will spare him the trouble of punishing you."|
|Obtain||Won from Indolent Imperial, Mor Dhona (11, 17)|
Drop from Castrum Meridianum
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
The theme "Steel Reason" plays in the battles against Livia and the other Tribunes. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Livia appears as part of the Thunder set.
Livia appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.
Other media[edit | edit source]
Livia is the main antagonist in the special Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV trailer, overpowering Yda in a traditional fighting game scenario before she is defeated by the summoned Scions of the Seventh Dawn and crushed under Papalymo's meteor.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
Livia is a Latin girl's name derived from a diminutive of "Olivia", meaning "Olive". Her last name, Junius, is the Latin word for "June".
- Encyclopædia Eorzea: The World of Final Fantasy XIV p.185 gives her age as 26 in the same paragraph it states Lucia is her younger sister, yet on p.152 Lucia's age is given as 28.