Fate made us train together, and fate will send you to your doom!
Vargas is a minor antagonist in Final Fantasy VI. He is the son of Duncan Harcourt, a famed martial arts instructor in Figaro. Vargas is extremely resentful of his fellow pupil Sabin, believing that his father favors Sabin over his own kin.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Vargas is a dark-skinned man wearing blue trousers with a yellow sash around his waist and red sashes on his wrists. His attire is similar to Sabin's, who is depicted in concept art as shirtless with colored trousers similar to Vargas'. Vargas' battle sprites depict him with long blue hair tied in a ponytail, but his field sprites give him short, messy green hair.
Vargas' sprite, with a different palette, is also used for Dadaluma.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Vargas is very arrogant and proud of his skills, boasting of his superior abilities over Sabin. He is quick to resort to violence when provoked and flies into a rage when Sabin appears and discusses Duncan with him.
Story[edit | edit source]
Vargas and Sabin trained together under Duncan for years at a home near South Figaro and Mt. Kolts. Vargas believed Duncan favored Sabin and intended to name him heir to the family dojo, infuriating Vargas. Believing his father had snubbed his only son, Vargas attacked Duncan and beat him to the brink of death. Vargas believed he had killed his father, a rumor that soon spread across the region.
While Terra, Locke, and Edgar were climbing Mt. Kolts to reach the Returner Hideout, they ran across Vargas. Believing Sabin had sent them, Vargas attacked them. Sabin interrupted the fight and confronted Vargas about Duncan's death, insisting Vargas had been wrong and Duncan intended to name him his heir. Vargas refused to listen and used a special technique to blast the others but Sabin back, and the two engaged in a final one-on-one duel to the death, a battle Sabin won when he unleashed a Blitz technique, stunning Vargas that he had already learned such a skill.
After their duel, Vargas is never seen or mentioned again. From the ending of the battle and the way Vargas's sprite vanishes from the battle screen, it is not clear if Vargas fled or if Sabin killed him.
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.
- Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 1, p.281