Fate made us train together, and fate will send you to your doom!
Vargas is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy VI. He is the son of Duncan Harcourt, a famed martial arts instructor, and is Sabin Rene Figaro's rival. The two are at odds as both believe the other to be Duncan's chosen to inherit the dojo and title of master. He has platinum hair in a ponytail and wears blue trousers and brown shoes.
Story[edit | edit source]
Vargas is the son of the martial arts master Duncan Harcourt and thus next in line to be the master of the dojo he trained at, located near Mt. Kolts. Vargas has a major rival in the more talented Sabin and always thought Sabin would be the next master. In his jealousy Vargas killed Duncan for what he perceived as a snubbing. This is later revealed to be untrue, and Duncan surfaces alive in the World of Ruin.
One day Vargas snuck out of the dojo and began climbing Mt. Kolts. Terra, Locke, and Edgar catch up to him and Vargas picks a fight with them. Sabin shows up, confronting Vargas about his apparent murder of Duncan. Vargas reveals his reasons, and Sabin claims that Duncan had chosen Vargas as his successor, not Sabin. Vargas refuses to listen and duels Sabin one-on-one. Sabin defeats Vargas using a Blitz technique, catching Vargas by surprise as he hadn't expected Sabin to know such an attack yet.
After their duel, Vargas is never seen or mentioned again, and the ending of the battle and the way Vargas's sprite vanishes from the screen, leaves it ambiguous if he fled after being defeated, or was slain by Sabin.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Vargas appears along with two Ipoohs as the boss of the Record of Mt. Kolts. If Sabin is in the party, his dialogue with Vargas from Final Fantasy VI is reenacted.
- Target Scores
- Exploit the Ipooh's weakness to Fire
- Defeat without being KO'd
Vargas and his fighting bears could give even the most seasoned players fits, especially in Elite mode. Until the bears are down, Vargas is invincible but can still hit the party with punches and a Gale Cut. The player should use Fire-based abilities against the Ipoohs to drop them out of the battle fast, then go after Vargas. Power Break and Protect help soften his attacks, but they can't help the party avoid Blizzard Fist's inherent Doom status. The player needs to finish quickly if the clock starts ticking.
Sabin once joined the party upon completion of the Bonus Quest set in this Record.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
Vargas is a Spanish and Portuguese surname.