Pipin Tarupin is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy XIV. He is a male lalafell who serves as the Vice Marshal of the Immortal Flames. Initially serving as a minor supporting character at the end of the A Realm Reborn storyline, Pipin serves a larger supporting role in the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion.
When Pipin was twelve years old he was sold into the Bloodsands gladiator pits by his biological father to pay off his gambling debts. While serving under these conditions he met the young Raubahn Aldynn, a refugee imprisoned on suspicion of espionage. The Bull of Ala Mhigo inspired the young Pipin to focus on his gladiatorial career to emancipate himself.
Raubahn later used his earning to buy out Pipin's freedom by clearing his father's debt. Fearing his father may end up selling him again to settle future debts, Pipin returned to the Bloodsands. Raubahn used his prize money to secure legal guardianship of Pipin, formally adopting him as his son.
Years later, Pipin joined the Immortal Flames, and reached the rank of Vice Marshal. He becomes stationed at the Ala Mhigan front.
Pipin rescues Alphinaud Leveilleur during the aftermath of the bloody banquet in Ul'dah. The two meet up with the Warrior of Light, who had just escaped through the Sil'dih Aqueducts. A chocobo-drawn carriage pulled by Brendt/Brennan/Bremondt arrives, having been dispatched by Alisaie Leveilleur to see them to safety. As they stow away from Ul'dah, Pipin yet intends to return and extricate Raubahn Aldynn, while the two flee on Cid's airship to Coerthas.
Aided by the Warrior of Light, Alphinaud, and Yugiri Mistwalker, Pipin infiltrates Halitali to free Raubahn from the Crystal Braves before Ilberd Feare can execute him. After freeing the Flame General, fighting their way through traitorous Braves, they bring Raubahn to the Waking Sands to recover from captivity.
During the Grand Melee in Coerthas, Pipin fights with the Immortal Flames. Following the chaotic battle between Ilberd's primal and Omega, Pipin moves to seize control of Baelsar's Wall. He reports his success to Raubahn atop the wall.
Pipin is one of the officers behind the liberation of Ala Mhigo. The Warrior of Light and several Scions of the Seventh Dawn accompany him to perform reconnaissance on Castellum Velodyna in preparation of an assault on the stronghold. They spy flames erupting from Rhalgr's Reach during the XIIth Legion's surprise attack. Pipin returns to Castrum Oriens to alert General Raubahn and bring reinforcements.
During the assault on Specula Imperatorix Pipin and Raubahn lead the charge into the stronghold. They briefly retreat when Fordola fires the cannon at Castrum Abania on one of the watchtowers.
At Porta Praetoria, during the final preparations to siege Ala Mhigo itself, Raubahn gifts his blade, Tizona, to Pipin, who wields in in the final battle of Rhalgr's Beacon. He and Raubahn are among the first to charge into the breached gate of the city proper, and later reconvene with the Warrior of Light and the Scions at the Royal Menagerie following the death of Zenos yae Galvus.
Following the dismissal of Raubahn from the Immortal Flames and the Syndicate, so he can remain in Ala Mhigo, Pipin succeeds Raubahn as the General of the Immortal Flames.
Pipin wears the Flame Elite's Disciple of War armor set. He temporarily removes the helmet to reveal long, ash blond hair.
Pipin is more vivacious and lively than his adoptive father, Raubahn Aldynn, but the two consider each other family. Pipin calls him Father, showcasing his affection and gratitude for saving him from the gladiator rings after his biological father sold him to pay off his debts. Pipin is sensitive to Raubahn's feelings.
Being trained by Raubahn, Pipin is an excellent fighter and a gifted tactician, acting as his father's second-in-command.
Behind the scenes
Pipin is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama in the Japanese version of the game and Adam Howden in the English version.