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|name=Wen Kinoc
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|release=FFX
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|japanese=ウェン=キノック
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|romaji=Wen-Kinokku
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|image=WenKinoc.png
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|home=[[Bevelle]]
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|affiliation=[[Yevon]], [[Warrior Monks]], [[Crusaders]]
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|occupation=[[Maester]], Warrior Monk leader
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|race=[[Human]]
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|gender=Male
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|ffx type=npc
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|designer=[[Tetsuya Nomura]]
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|japaneseva=[[Hidenari Ugaki]]<ref>{{Refbook|[[Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega]]|575}}</ref><ref>{{Refbook|[[Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega]]|677}}</ref>
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|englishva=[[Roger L. Jackson]]
 
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{{Dialogue|Auron|That Kinoc, a maester?|Kinoc|I heard that, Auron.|context=Auron and Kinoc.}}
 
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'''Wen Kinoc''' is a [[non-playable character]] in ''[[Final Fantasy X]]'' who has a cameo role in ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]''. He is a [[maester]] of [[Yevon]] and friend to fellow maester, [[Seymour Guado]]. According to the ''Final Fantasy X Scenario Ultimania'',<!--translation was here: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/2000008-final-fantasy-x-storyline/21477330?page=17 --> Kinoc is the Minister of Military Affairs, which is in charge of the general military command. Kinoc doubles as head of the [[Warrior Monks]] and oversees the [[Crusaders]]. He was once a Warrior Monk himself and good friend of [[Auron]], though the two have since drifted apart.
'''Wen Kinoc''' {{J|ウェン=キノック|Wen-Kinokku}} is a [[Non-Player Character|non-playable character]] in ''[[Final Fantasy X]]'' and has a cameo role in ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]''.
 
   
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== Profile ==
==Appearance and Personality==
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=== Appearance ===
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Kinoc is a bald middle-aged man with soft features and round cheeks. As a maester of Yevon he wears a floor-length pale yellow robe with white sleeves and an elaborate front, decorated with the symbol of Yevon. He wears a skullcap held with a diadem.
   
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=== Personality ===
==Story==
 
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Kinoc puts forth the front of a benevolent helper of [[Spira]], but in truth he joined Yevon to gain power and enjoys being in a position of authority. He wants Spirans to believe Yevon is the only salvation available against the threat of [[Sin]]. Fear of losing his position and thus the influence is allows him started to make him paranoid and callous. In charge of the Yevon armed forces, Kinoc acts as something of a military tactician. Though Yevon's teachings forbid [[Machina (Final Fantasy X)|machina]] use, Kinoc's forces wield them for weapons; Kinoc is unbothered by the hypocrisy, saying that exceptions to the rule exist.
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==Story==
 
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Following Auron's fall from grace within the clergy, Kinoc took the promotion for second-in-command originally meant for his friend, and rose to the title of maester within seven years. Though he gained wealth and power, Kinoc began to hunger for more while fearing of losing it.
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[[File:Kinoc operation miihen.jpg|thumb|left|Kinoc in Operation Mi'ihen.]]
 
[[File:Kinoc operation miihen.jpg|thumb|left|Kinoc in Operation Mi'ihen.]]
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One of his projects as maester was forming an elite military force for Yevon, the [[Crimson Squad]], which Kinoc assembled under the guise of fulfilling the society's demand for a stronger army. However, his true intention was to privatize the Crusaders by inserting his hand-reared Crimson Squad members. Feeling threatened by the newly appointed Maester Seymour who was gaining power, Kinoc set his eyes on the [[Vegnagun]], a mysterious machina weapon of ancient times.<ref name=ulti>''Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega'' p080</ref> When rumors of a vengeful presence inhabiting the [[Den of Woe]] below [[Mushroom Rock Road]] circulated, the reports of people seeing the illusion of a "gigantic machina" within intrigued Kinoc. He sent the Crimson Squad aspirants into the den to collect information on the Vegnagun on the same day as the [[Operation Mi'ihen (Final Fantasy X)|Operation Mi'ihen]] he was also overseeing would take place, so any casualties would go unnoticed, as he knew the operation would be a disaster.<ref name=ulti/>
Kinoc is a [[Maester]] of [[Yevon]] and the commander of [[Bevelle]]'s army who oversees [[Operation Mi'ihen]]. He was once a [[Warrior Monks|Warrior Monk]] and good friend of [[Auron]]. It is revealed in Auron's Sphere that Kinoc was made second-in-command, a title originally meant for Auron.
 
   
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Overseeing Operation Mi'ihen, Kinoc is glad to see Auron again, who is now traveling with [[Summoner (Final Fantasy X)|Summoner]] [[Yuna]] as one of her [[Guardian (Final Fantasy X)|guardians]], though he notes Auron has changed. Auron is surprised Kinoc has been made a maester. Operation Mi'ihen was to be a joint operation with Yevonites and the "heretical" [[Al Bhed]], seemingly as an act of reconciliation between the two factions, but in truth, Kinoc wants the Al Bhed machina to fail at defeating Sin to further cement Yevon's role as the only hope for salvation in Spira.
Following Auron's fall from grace within the clergy, Kinoc continued to take his place and within ten years, had risen swiftly to attain the title of Maester. Along with this title came a wealth of power, and Kinoc began to hunger for more, but feared losing it. One of his exploits as Maester was the forming of the [[Crimson Squad]], which ended in failure.
 
   
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At some point, Kinoc learned that all but three of his Crimson Squad candidates, as well as their [[movie sphere|sphere]] recorder, died in the Den of Woe. He ordered for the quartet's execution to conceal his failure, as it could place his position in jeopardy. Kinoc ordered the Den of Woe sealed with magic.<ref name=ulti/>
Kinoc is first introduced during Operation Mi'ihen, where Auron expresses his disbelief at his being made a maester. After that, he and his Warrior Monks guard the [[wedding]] of [[Yuna]] and Maester [[Seymour Guado]] in [[Bevelle]] and try to shoot down the [[Fahrenheit|airship]], with Yuna's [[Guardian (Final Fantasy X)|guardians]] (including Auron) aboard, as they were trying to break up the wedding.
 
   
 
[[File:Kinoc in the wedding.jpg|thumb|Kinoc points a gun at the party.]]
 
[[File:Kinoc in the wedding.jpg|thumb|Kinoc points a gun at the party.]]
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Kinoc later oversees the [[wedding]] of Yuna and Maester Seymour in [[Bevelle]]. He orders the Al Bhed's [[Fahrenheit|airship]] shot down as it attempts to disrupt the ceremony, and the airship departs. Kinoc enlists his Warrior Monks to hold off Yuna's [[Guardian (Final Fantasy X)|guardians]] who are looking to save her from the ceremony. Holding the party at gun point, Kinoc almost decides to kill Auron when he calls him hypocrite for using machina, banned by the temple whose dogma Kinoc is supposed to uphold. Yuna's escape on [[Valefor (Final Fantasy X)|Valefor]] allows the guardians to flee with [[Rikku]]'s flash bomb to meet up at [[Bevelle Temple]]. After Yuna obtains the [[Aeon (Final Fantasy X)|aeon]] [[Bahamut (Final Fantasy X)|Bahamut]] from its [[Chamber of the Fayth]], Kinoc arrests Yuna and her guardians with the promise of a fair trial.
The guardians crash the wedding and Yuna summons [[Valefor (Summon)|Valefor]] to escape into [[Bevelle#Bevelle Temple|Bevelle Temple]], while [[Rikku]] uses an [[Al Bhed]] flash bomb to escape with the rest of the guardians while Kinoc and the monks point their guns to them. After Yuna obtains the aeon, [[Bahamut]], Kinoc and monks arrest Yuna and her guardians and after the trial, which he attends, is ordered by Maester [[Yo Mika|Mika]] to throw the refugees in the [[Bevelle#Dungeons of Bevelle|Via Purifico]].
 
   
Following Yuna and her guardians' escape from the Via Purifico, Kinoc accompanies Seymour to the exit to apprehend the traitors, but along the way he is unceremoniously killed by Seymour, who had 'relieved him of all fear', believing death was the only thing that could save [[Spira]]. Shortly after, Seymour absorbs the [[Pyrefly|pyreflies]] from Kinoc to evolve into [[Seymour Natus]] to apprehend Yuna himself.
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Kinoc is ordered by Gran Maester [[Yo Mika|Mika]] to throw Yuna and her guardians in the [[Via Purifico]]. When Seymour offers to personally ensure Yuna and her guardians are killed if they escape, Kinoc offers to accompany him out of distrust. By the time Yuna and her guardians escape, Kinoc has been unceremoniously killed by Seymour as his way of relieving the maester "of all fear." Seymour absorbs the [[Pyrefly|pyreflies]] from Kinoc's corpse to evolve into [[Seymour Natus]] to apprehend Yuna himself. Auron swears to avenge the man he once knew, vowing that Seymour will pay for Kinoc's death.
   
 
[[File:Kinoc in FFX-2.jpg|thumb|left|Kinoc in Via Infinito before becoming Aranea.]]
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Two years later the [[Crimson Sphere]]s surface, detailing Kinoc's attempted formation of the Crimson Squad, and the attempt he made on the lives of the surviving Crimson Squad candidates—[[Nooj]], [[Gippal]], [[Baralai]], and [[Paine]]. While investigating the [[Via Infinito]], Yuna, Rikku and Paine find Kinoc's restless spirit before he transforms into the fiend [[Aranea (Final Fantasy X-2)|Aranea]].
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[[File:Kinoc in FFX-2.jpg|thumb|left|Kinoc in Via Infinito before becoming [[Aranea]].]]
 
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Yuna, [[Rikku]] and [[Paine]] discover an [[unsent]] who looks like Kinoc in the [[Via Infinito]], two years after the beginning of the [[Eternal Calm (Term)|Eternal Calm]]. Kinoc transforms into the fiend [[Aranea]]. Kinoc can also be seen in a sphere when he commands [[Nooj]], [[Gippal]], [[Baralai]], and the others to explore the [[Den of Woe]].
 
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==Gameplay==
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Kinoc's fiend form, Aranea, is fought as an optional boss in Via Infinito in ''Final Fantasy X-2''.
 
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==Battle==
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==Voice==
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He is voiced by [[Roger L. Jackson]] in the English version, who also voiced [[Gramis Gana Solidor]] in ''[[Final Fantasy XII]]''.
{{Main|Aranea}}
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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<gallery>
{{Gallery
 
|File:Kinoc.png|Wen Kinoc.
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Kinoc.png|Wen Kinoc.
|File:Kinoc2.jpg|Young Wen Kinoc.
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Kinoc2.jpg|Young Wen Kinoc.
|File:Kinoc_FMV.png|Kinoc in a ''Final Fantasy X'' FMV.
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Kinoc_FMV.png|Kinoc in a ''Final Fantasy X'' FMV.
|File:Yevon_Maesters.png|Kinoc, with [[Seymour Guado|Seymour]] and [[Yo Mika|Mika]].
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Yevon_Maesters.png|Kinoc, with [[Seymour Guado|Seymour]] and [[Yo Mika|Mika]].
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Kinoc_with_Warrior_Monks.png|Kinoc with [[Warrior Monks]].
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Kinoc_and_Auron.png|Kinoc and [[Auron]], 10 years ago.
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Kinoc_Crimson_Squad.png|Kinoc as the commander of the [[Crimson Squad]].
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</gallery>
   
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==References==
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Revision as of 22:04, 26 March 2020

Auron: That Kinoc, a maester?
Kinoc: I heard that, Auron.

Auron and Kinoc.

Wen Kinoc is a non-playable character in Final Fantasy X who has a cameo role in Final Fantasy X-2. He is a maester of Yevon and friend to fellow maester, Seymour Guado. According to the Final Fantasy X Scenario Ultimania, Kinoc is the Minister of Military Affairs, which is in charge of the general military command. Kinoc doubles as head of the Warrior Monks and oversees the Crusaders. He was once a Warrior Monk himself and good friend of Auron, though the two have since drifted apart.

Profile

Appearance

Kinoc is a bald middle-aged man with soft features and round cheeks. As a maester of Yevon he wears a floor-length pale yellow robe with white sleeves and an elaborate front, decorated with the symbol of Yevon. He wears a skullcap held with a diadem.

Personality

Kinoc puts forth the front of a benevolent helper of Spira, but in truth he joined Yevon to gain power and enjoys being in a position of authority. He wants Spirans to believe Yevon is the only salvation available against the threat of Sin. Fear of losing his position and thus the influence is allows him started to make him paranoid and callous. In charge of the Yevon armed forces, Kinoc acts as something of a military tactician. Though Yevon's teachings forbid machina use, Kinoc's forces wield them for weapons; Kinoc is unbothered by the hypocrisy, saying that exceptions to the rule exist.

Story

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Following Auron's fall from grace within the clergy, Kinoc took the promotion for second-in-command originally meant for his friend, and rose to the title of maester within seven years. Though he gained wealth and power, Kinoc began to hunger for more while fearing of losing it.

Kinoc in Operation Mi'ihen.

One of his projects as maester was forming an elite military force for Yevon, the Crimson Squad, which Kinoc assembled under the guise of fulfilling the society's demand for a stronger army. However, his true intention was to privatize the Crusaders by inserting his hand-reared Crimson Squad members. Feeling threatened by the newly appointed Maester Seymour who was gaining power, Kinoc set his eyes on the Vegnagun, a mysterious machina weapon of ancient times.[3] When rumors of a vengeful presence inhabiting the Den of Woe below Mushroom Rock Road circulated, the reports of people seeing the illusion of a "gigantic machina" within intrigued Kinoc. He sent the Crimson Squad aspirants into the den to collect information on the Vegnagun on the same day as the Operation Mi'ihen he was also overseeing would take place, so any casualties would go unnoticed, as he knew the operation would be a disaster.[3]

Overseeing Operation Mi'ihen, Kinoc is glad to see Auron again, who is now traveling with Summoner Yuna as one of her guardians, though he notes Auron has changed. Auron is surprised Kinoc has been made a maester. Operation Mi'ihen was to be a joint operation with Yevonites and the "heretical" Al Bhed, seemingly as an act of reconciliation between the two factions, but in truth, Kinoc wants the Al Bhed machina to fail at defeating Sin to further cement Yevon's role as the only hope for salvation in Spira.

At some point, Kinoc learned that all but three of his Crimson Squad candidates, as well as their sphere recorder, died in the Den of Woe. He ordered for the quartet's execution to conceal his failure, as it could place his position in jeopardy. Kinoc ordered the Den of Woe sealed with magic.[3]

Kinoc points a gun at the party.

Kinoc later oversees the wedding of Yuna and Maester Seymour in Bevelle. He orders the Al Bhed's airship shot down as it attempts to disrupt the ceremony, and the airship departs. Kinoc enlists his Warrior Monks to hold off Yuna's guardians who are looking to save her from the ceremony. Holding the party at gun point, Kinoc almost decides to kill Auron when he calls him hypocrite for using machina, banned by the temple whose dogma Kinoc is supposed to uphold. Yuna's escape on Valefor allows the guardians to flee with Rikku's flash bomb to meet up at Bevelle Temple. After Yuna obtains the aeon Bahamut from its Chamber of the Fayth, Kinoc arrests Yuna and her guardians with the promise of a fair trial.

Kinoc is ordered by Gran Maester Mika to throw Yuna and her guardians in the Via Purifico. When Seymour offers to personally ensure Yuna and her guardians are killed if they escape, Kinoc offers to accompany him out of distrust. By the time Yuna and her guardians escape, Kinoc has been unceremoniously killed by Seymour as his way of relieving the maester "of all fear." Seymour absorbs the pyreflies from Kinoc's corpse to evolve into Seymour Natus to apprehend Yuna himself. Auron swears to avenge the man he once knew, vowing that Seymour will pay for Kinoc's death.

Kinoc in Via Infinito before becoming Aranea.

Two years later the Crimson Spheres surface, detailing Kinoc's attempted formation of the Crimson Squad, and the attempt he made on the lives of the surviving Crimson Squad candidates—Nooj, Gippal, Baralai, and Paine. While investigating the Via Infinito, Yuna, Rikku and Paine find Kinoc's restless spirit before he transforms into the fiend Aranea.

Gameplay

Kinoc's fiend form, Aranea, is fought as an optional boss in Via Infinito in Final Fantasy X-2.

Spoilers end here.

Voice

He is voiced by Roger L. Jackson in the English version, who also voiced Gramis Gana Solidor in Final Fantasy XII.

Gallery

References

  1. Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega, p.575
  2. Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega, p.677
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega p080
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