The battle garb of the Lucian prince. Designed to protect the heir to the throne and increase his health.
Prince's Fatigues (ルシス王子の戦闘服, Rushisu Ōji no Sentō-fuku?, lit. Lucis Prince Combat Uniform) is a recurring armor or outfit in the Final Fantasy series, exclusive to Noctis Lucis Caelum and generally is his default appearance. Because Prince's Fatigues is Noctis's default attire, he also wears it in his various spin-off appearances; this article lists instances where it is an equippable outfit/attire.
Prince's Fatigues comprises of an unzipped black jacket with skull-motif buttons and sequenced details on pockets, and a black motorcycle glovelet on Noctis's left hand. Underneath, he wears a steel gray shirt with skull prints, and he wears black cropped trousers and buckled boots with red soles. The clothing is designed by Hiromu Takahara, creative director of the Japanese designer clothing label Roen as part of a collaboration with Square Enix. Roen has sold a physical version of the outfit in its stores in Japan. Noctis's initial clothing design by Character Designer Tetsuya Nomura was a placeholder, to be replaced with an ensemble by Roen.
The contract Square Enix made with Roen when they first started making Final Fantasy Versus XIII contained a number of designs for the game. The designs contracted during that point are still used for Final Fantasy XV. Director Hajime Tabata has explained that black has historically been treated as a special color in Lucis. Thus the attire of the royal family, and those in occupations closely tied to it, wear black.
The attire has two versions: with or without the jacket. The version with the jacket gives Max HP +20%, and the one without the jacket gives +20% to Strength and Magic. It is Noctis's default attire and also appears on him in Close Encounter of the Terra Kind quest where the player can't change gear.
Noctis wears the attire as his default outfit. It is identical to his appearance in Final Fantasy XV. The alternate colorations color his jacket khaki and his shirt gray, with the skull prints remaining black, or his jacket gray, and the skull prints on his black shirt recolored white.
- In Final Fantasy XV, a version of the jacketless Prince's Fatigues without shoes is used for scenes where Noctis wakes up from having been asleep.