The premier authority on all magical matters, Quon is more knowledgeable in spells and incantations than anyone else at Akademeia--including his instructors. The search for the ultimate spell is his sole raison d'etre, and he has no qualms about expressing his disinterest in all other matters. That does not, however, mean he is cold or asocial: if one were to engage Quon in a conversation about magic or himself, he would gladly expound on the exquisite nature of either one at great length.
Quon Yobatz is a supporting character from Final Fantasy Type-0. Quon is an Agito Cadet of Class Third at the Akademeia often found in the library conducting research on magic. Quon shows no interest for the common magic studied by everyone else, and is constantly looking for the ultimate magic. He is known as a genius, but is unpopular due to having a reputation of being rude. Like a number of supporting Akademeia students, Quon will join Class Zero if a number of sidequests relating to him are fulfilled.
According to the Rubicus, Quon is 18 years old and 6'2" tall. He has long black hair tied in a pony tail with a midnight-purple ribbon. He wears a belt of the same color and material. As an Akademeia student he wears a long black coat with golden seams, white trousers, black shoes, and a purple scarf. He is often seen with a book in his hand.
Quon deems himself smarter and thus superior to others, and rebuffs those he views as beneath himself, as if worried their "stupidity" will rub off on him. He is driven, seeking the "ultimate magic" and doing what it takes to find more about it. The only times he tries to be polite to others is when he deems they might be useful to him.
Quon can be found in the Crystarium during the afternoon and evening.
Quon acknowledges those with intelligence, such as Queen, and generally feels that talking with uncultured students like Nine is a waste of time and ignores them. Among his research interests is the nature of phantoma, and Class Zero cadets can run into him in Sorcery Division where Quon wants to ransack Arecia Al-Rashia's office for an artefact he wants for his study. He comes up empty-handed, however.
After Class Zero returns from Ingram, Nine and Queen run into Quon at the library. Nine is angered Quon ignores him and accuses him of having no friends. Queen tries to change the subject by asking what Quon is reading, and it turns out he is going through a 100-book long series on magic research for the sixth time. Quon is a little offended Nine implied he has no friends, as books are the only friends he needs.
Later on Quon asks Class Zero to bring him the accessory he is after due to their closeness to Arecia. He asks for a Jeweled Ring and is delighted when the cadets comply. Quon's opinion on the cadets changes as he becomes grateful for their help.
After the Dominion of Rubrum invades the Kingdom of Concordia, the cadets can find Quon outside their classroom, eager to join Class Zero. Queen and Nine are surprised and ask why he wants to join. Quon's research has let him in on the knowledge that Class Zero is the only class in Akademeia who harvest phantoma, the mystical life energy, or "souls" of all living beings. Nine and Queen are shocked Quon is privy to such confidential information, but Queen lets him join as long as he remains under "her supervision," warning him that joining Class Zero could cost him his life.
Quon's devotion to magical research stems from his interpretation that "Agito," the legendary savior, would be an individual with mastery over all magic. Finding his magical knowledge useless against the Rursan Reavers that have come with Tempus Finis, he comes to believe Agito is nothing but a fairy tale created so people would not lose hope and despair in the end times. When Eight and Deuce attempt to persuade him not to lose hope, Quon reveals that even the Vermilion Bird Primus l'Cie, Zhuyu, has fallen to the Rursus, and remains convinced Tempus Finis will destroy all of Orience.
Creation and development
Final Fantasy Type-0 Kōshiki Settei Shiryōshū Aku no Hishi contains an artwork for Quon's book dubbed as his weapon, suggesting Quon was at some point planned to appear in a battle. The book design is used as the book he reads in the library in the final game. Characters using books as weapons has been an element in some past Final Fantasy games.
Quon is voiced by Ryōtarō Okiayu in the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Type-0. He shares his Japanese voice actor with Nero the Sable from Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-, as well as Setzer Gabbiani and Terra from the Kingdom Hearts series.
In the English version, Quon is voiced by Chris Carmack.
Quon appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Lightning-elemental Backup cards.
- When he becomes convinced there will be no Agito, Quon calls it a "final fantasy" created to appease the public's fears.