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The siblings.

Six moogle siblings (モーグリ六兄弟, Mōguri Roku Kyōdai?) is a group of moogle siblings from Ivalice. While they appear in multiple games, the only game which features all six of them is Final Fantasy XII. Final Fantasy XII Scenario Ultimania also gives an English name—"Moogle Brothers"—even if one of the siblings is a sister[1]. The group hasn't been referred to as any specific name from an English source.

Not a lot is known of the siblings' past, except that they were taught by a master who was killed by Yiazmat. Montblanc, the oldest sibling, swore to avenge their master and bring his siblings back together.

List of siblings[edit | edit source]

Montblanc[edit | edit source]

Montblanc is oldest brother of the family. In order to avenge his late master and slay Yiazmat, he formed Clan Centurio to find a warrior powerful enough to do the task. He was the first sibling to appear in the games, which is Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, along with Nono. He has then appeared in Final Fantasy XII and Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. He wears a green shirt, brown pants and has a yellow pompom.

Sorbet[edit | edit source]

Sorbet is the second brother. He works at the Moogling Station, along with Horne and Hurdy. He is known for his clumsy but sweet personality. Besides Final Fantasy XII, he stared in a flash game named Dive II Hunt: The Adventures of Sorbet. He wears yellow clothes and has a yellow pompom.

Horne[edit | edit source]

Horne is the third brother. He also works at the Moogling Station. He is known for his likeness to items. He has made an official appearance in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift, in Chapter 4: "Hurdy Runs for the Hills" of the side story. He wears red clothes, glasses, and has a red pompom.

Nono[edit | edit source]

Nono is the fourth sibling. He is a mechanic who is usually related to airships, working as head mechanic of the Strahl. He is the only moogle sibling to appear in Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings. Nono is also a minor character, but still important to the plot of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance. As he appears and requests help to his brother on a storyline mission which introduces the player to the Jagd mechanics.

Later on he works on his merchant-airship which serves not only as a shop in-game, but also as a link-system mechanics which involves using the cable-link so as to acquire more powerful and rare items. He also is the one who works on Marche's present which finally gives him access to the palace to meet Mewt. He wears a green jumpsuit and has an orange pompom.

Hurdy[edit | edit source]

Hurdy is the last brother with a twin named Gurdy. He used to work at the Moogling Station with Sorbet and Horne, but then he turned into a Bard, playing music across Ivalice. Along with Montblanc, he has an appearance in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. This time Hurdy replaces both Montblanc and Nono as the "storyline moogle" of the game, because Montblanc is an optional character. He wears blue and has a blue pompom.

Gurdy[edit | edit source]

Gurdy is the only sister and Hurdy's twin. She runs the chocobo ranches in Final Fantasy XII. She has a cameo along with Ritz at the beginning of Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift. She wears a pink and tan dress and has a pink pompom.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The moogle's Japanese name, Mōguri (モーグリ), is a portmanteau of the words for mole (土竜, mogura?) and bat (蝙蝠, kōmori?). "Moogle" is the localized version of Mōguri, losing the pun, though "moogle" has started to appear in Japanese sources as well.

The Japanese word 兄弟 (kyōdai?) meaning "brother" or "brothers" combines the characters for "older brother" (, ani?) and "younger brother" (, otōto?). Similarly the word 姉妹 (shimai?) combines the characters for "older sister" (, ane?) and "younger sister" (, imōto?) to mean "sister" or "sisters". However, 兄弟 (kyōdai?) is commonly also used to refer to siblings in general, hence the confusion with the moogles sometimes being referred to as "brothers" despite one of them being female.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All of the six moogle siblings appear as gold statues in Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift when Missions are completed. The first one is in the shape of Montblanc, while the last one is Hurdy playing a flute. One of the statues would appear after every fifty mission the player completes, and the final statue of Hurdy would be obtained after two-hundred and fifty missions are completed. There are, however, only 5 statues instead of 6 because Horne and Sorbet are both featured on the same statue.
  • A section of the Final Fantasy Tactics A2 Side Stories was about Hurdy greeting his siblings before he leaves Rabanastre, the siblings' home city.
  • A Final Fantasy XII Christmas wallpaper of the six moogle siblings was released in the official website of the game. It was also in form of a greeting card.
  • Though similar to The Moogles Eight, being a big family that consists of siblings, their past-times seem to be the opposite. The six moogle siblings had a great time being taught by their master, while the Moogles Eight were treated badly, and even sold off by the Shady Seeq.
  • The moogle siblings appear on the back covers of the Final Fantasy XII manga.

The Brothers Kupomazov.

  • There is an allusion to the siblings in the Moogle Chocobo Carnival in Final Fantasy XV. In "The Brothers Kupomazov" quest, the player must find six moogle dolls that are said to be siblings, and they are named after the moogle siblings from Ivalice.

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