One of the cloaked figures who appears in the Chapter of Truth, Tiz is known as "the ephemeral number ten." Based on her conversation with Dr. Al-Rashia, it appears she has some sort of connection with Ace and the rest of Class Zero...
Tiz, real name Tohno Mahoroha (トオノ・マホロハ, Tōno Mahoroha?), is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy Type-0 and Final Fantasy Agito. Working with Joker, they monitor events in the repeating cycles of Orience's history and report to Arecia Al-Rashia.
In Final Fantasy Type-0, Tiz is young girl wearing a disheveled cloak similar to the members of Class Zero and knee-high black boots.
Final Fantasy Agito reveals she has long black hair in a princess cut and light brown eyes. She wears a long-sleeved dress-shirt with gold trim under a black shawl tied with a teal string and silver trim. She wears a short red plaid skirt with black lace trim, dark brown heeled ankle boots and knee-high black socks. She wears a black wide-brimmed hat with purple trim and a long purple scarf. The hat somewhat resembles the style associated with the iconic Black Mage job from the Final Fantasy series. She carries a black messenger bag with cross-shaped buckles and a teal stripe in the center. According to the Rubicus, she is 5'3" tall.
Tiz initially comes off as meek and mysterious to the point of being emotionless; she speaks politely and with a detached demeanor. The events of Agito show her to be incredibly shy. Despite this, she has a strong will when pursuing her goals, and shares a strong connection to Joker. Like the rest of Class Zero, she refers to Arecia as "mother".
Tohno appears in the Extra Chapter: "If Only...", as a newly joined Agito Cadet.
Tiz is a Class Twelfth Agito Cadet and could be found in the cemetery during the morning, afternoon and night.
During the first cycle of history in Orience, "Joker" worked under the name of Lean Hampelmann, a prodigy scientist from the Militesi Empire. During the second spiral Lean was contacted by Arecia along with Tohno, and the two become immortal servants who exist outside the spiral's influence.
The spiral is a mechanism the world of Orience is placed into by the immortal servants of the deities Pulse and Lindzei: Arecia Al-Rashia, servant of Pulse; Gala, servant of Lindzei; and Diva, a neutral observer. The goal of the spiral is to locate Etro's gate and open the way to the unseen realm, the realm of the dead human souls pass into. Orience thus exists within a cycle of repeating events to find Agito, a powerful group of souls that would potentially find the way to the unseen realm. When Tempus Finis is invoked and there is no Agito, the world is destroyed, the spiral revolves, and the cycle of history resets. Only Arecia, Gala, Diva, Orience's Crystals, and a few select individuals in Orience, remember the previous spirals.
Upon seeing the continued effect of the spiral, Lean and Tohno decide to find a way to preserve the memories of Orience's people and free Orience from Arecia's experiment.
Tiz is the missing number 10 of Class Zero, whom Arecia deemed unnecessary for her experiment to cultivate the class into the Agito. Instead, she works for her as a recorder of Orience's repeating history.
Joker and Tiz meet Machina Kunagiri as a White Tiger l'Cie, and introduce themselves. They ask him to clear a path for them through the battlegrounds so they can reach Militesi Marshal Cid Aulstyne. Afterwards, they thank Machina for his assistance, and Tiz remarks the pair of them are like him. She predicts they will meet again, and Joker says that if Tiz says so, it must be right, before bidding farewell to his "other self" as they leave.
Machina and his friend Rem turn into crystal and the rest of Class Zero perishes in a battle against the Rursan Arbiter during Tempus Finis. Tiz and Joker request Arecia release Machina and Rem from their crystal stasis, and convince her to remove the Crystals from history to prevent the war from occurring again. Arecia abandons the experiment to open Etro's gate with the Agito, and departs from Orience.
In a hidden cutscene that takes place at an unspecified time, Joker and Tiz spend time in the woods. Tiz talks about the current cycle of the world being changed, and Joker says it is unusual. She wonders what she should do and he mentions he has something to report. Tiz is puzzled, but Joker says "that person" is not as "sensitive" as Tiz, so he is going to tell her. She agrees, and asks him to reveal what he has to say. He replies that telling her now would be difficult and she knows that. Tiz laughs in agreement, then says, "Let's go, Lean. Lean Joker". Joker nods and they leave.
Behind the scenes
At the rough draft stage Tiz and Joker were going to play a big role following the ending in the new world. However, at final stage of deciding the game's scale, the developers decided to focus on the other 14. Tiz and Joker's role as parts of the chosen were left as part of the Nameless Tome to avoid their story "hanging in limbo". Arecia initially thought Tiz and Joker were needed for Agito, but later deemed otherwise and the two became her aides, able to retain their memories of past spirals.
According to Arecia Al-Rashia's experiments, Tiz represents the power of decrepitude, which is defined as the state of being decrepit or worn out from age or long use. Although Tiz is also "part" of Class Zero, she is the only member never seen to join in their battles (Joker randomly joins missions with the "Tiz's Prayer" item). Her unimportant role seems to suit her representation of power, as decrepitude is equivalent with the word "abandoned".
Tiz is voiced by Hitomi Terakado in the Japanese version of Type-0 and Agito.
She is voiced by Chelsea Ricketts in the English version.
Tíz is Hungarian for "ten."
(遠野 / とおの, Tōno?) means "distant field" in Japanese.Tohno