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{{Quote|People of Spira, I thank you for your generous welcome.|Yo Mika}}
 
{{Quote|People of Spira, I thank you for your generous welcome.|Yo Mika}}
'''Yo Mika''' is the [[Maester|grand maester]] of [[Yevon]] and spiritual leader of [[Spira]] in ''[[Final Fantasy X]]'' and minor character in ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]''. He is revered as a peaceful and stabilizing influence in Spira, having brought both the [[Ronso]] and the [[Guado]] to the Yevon faith during his tenure as grand maester.
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'''Yo Mika''' is the [[Maester|Grand Maester]] of [[Yevon]] and spiritual leader of [[Spira]] in ''[[Final Fantasy X]]'' and minor character in ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]''.
   
 
== Profile ==
 
== Profile ==
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=== Appearance ===
 
=== Appearance ===
Mika is an elderly figure who wears traditional Yevonite clothing. He is bald and has a prominent, triangular neck-length beard. He is typically seen with his eyes half closed.
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Mika is an elderly figure who wears traditional Yevonite clothing. He appears bald and has a prominent, triangular beard that reaches neck length. He is typically seen with his eyes seldom closed.
   
 
=== Personality ===
 
=== Personality ===
As the spiritual leader of the world of Spira, Mika appears as a calm, conciliating, grandfatherly, wise person, who is able to provide guidance, peace, and reassurance to the world, showing a warm, polite disposition.
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As the spiritual leader of the world of Spira, Mika appears as a calm, consciliating, grandfatherly, wise person who is able to provide guidance, peace, and reassurance to the world, usually showing a warm, polite disposition.
   
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In truth, Mika is a master manipulator and cunning liar, perpetuating Yevon's false preaches of salvation, while skillfully hiding the religion's true face from the rest of the world. A devious and cruel mastermind, he doesn't tolerate opposition neither to himself, much less Yevon and feels nothing about executing people if necessary.
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In truth, Mika is a master manipulator and cunning liar, perpetuating Yevon's false preaches of salvation while hiding the religion's true face. He doesn't tolerate opposition neither to himself, much less Yevon, and feels nothing about executing people if necessary. When he learns that [[Kelk Ronso|Maester Kelk]] is disturbed by [[Seymour Guado|Maester Seymour's]] patricide, he scorns the Ronso leader behind his back, claiming that his race is "hard headed, and hardly useful", hinting that despite welcoming Kelk as a [[maester]] to improve race relations, Mika may hold racist beliefs.
 
   
The bulk of Mika's motivations may be rooted on nihilism and disillusionment rather than avarice and self-profiting, as he sees the futility of trying to defy [[Sin]] and its spiral of death. He believes no true salvation exists, much contrary to what his religion preaches, preferring to offer Spira a false sense of hope rather than have it sink in despair. Given his strong desire to remain leading the religion even as an [[unsent]], he is self-serving, arrogant, and at heart an hypocrite, caring about Yevon—and by proxy his interest—first, instead of doing actual good to the world.
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The bulk of Mika's motivations may be rooted on nihilism and disillusionment rather than avarice and self-profiting, as he sees the futility of trying to defy Sin and its spiral of death, believing no true salvation exists, much contrary to what his religion preaches, preferring to offer Spira a false sense of hope rather than have it sink in despair and sorrow, seeing it as a necessary evil. Given his strong desire to remain leading the religion even as an unsent, it evidences that he is also self-serving, arrogant and at heart an hypocrite who cares about Yevon and by proxy his interest first instead of doing actual good to the world.
   
Contrary to his attachment to his duty, he has a weak will that collapses after learning of [[Yunalesca]]'s demise, succumbing to despair and refusing to believe in alternatives or fight to save the world. Mika sees the destruction of Yevon's core practice as tantamount to the loss of the world's only hope, however false it was.
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Contrary to his strong attachment to his duty, he has a weak will that collapses in seconds after learning of Yunalesca's demise, succumbing to panic and despair and refusing to believe on any alternatives or fight to save the world, seeing the destruction of Yevon's core practice as tantamount to the absolute loss of the world's only hope, however false it was, and by proxy Spira's death through despair, likely deluded to the extreme that Yevon's lies were the only real good the world had left, and passing to the other life refusing to see the world die.
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When he learned that Maester Kinoc was disturbed by Seymour's patricide, he scorned the Ronso leader behind his back with little to no surprise over his reaction claiming that his race was "hard headed, and hardly useful", hinting that despite welcoming Kinoc as a Maester to improve race relations, Mika may hold racist beliefs at the end.
   
 
==Story==
 
==Story==
 
===''Final Fantasy X''===
 
===''Final Fantasy X''===
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[[File:Mika and seymour.jpg|thumb|left|Mika in Luca.]]
 
[[File:Mika and seymour.jpg|thumb|left|Mika in Luca.]]
Mika first appears in [[Luca (Final Fantasy X)|Luca]], where he is celebrating his 50th year as grand maester by attending the [[blitzball]] tournament held in his honor. He introduces Seymour Guado, the newly appointed maester who has succeeded his father, [[Jyscal Guado|Jyscal]], following his death. When [[Tidus]] learns Mika has been grand maester for half a century, he asks "Shouldn't he be retired now?", much to [[Wakka]]'s annoyance.
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Mika first appears in [[Luca (Final Fantasy X)|Luca]], where he is celebrating his 50th year as Grand Maester by attending the [[blitzball]] tournament held in his honor. He introduces [[Seymour Guado]], the newly appointed Maester who has succeeded his father, [[Jyscal Guado|Jyscal]], following his death.
   
After the battle with Seymour at [[Lake Macalania|Macalania Temple]], Mika appears in [[Bevelle]] at [[Yuna]]'s forced marriage to the now unsent Seymour. When Yuna escapes upon [[Valefor (summon)|Valefor]] into [[Bevelle Temple|the temple]], Mika places her and her [[Guardian (Final Fantasy X)|guardians]] on trial for Seymour's murder.
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After the battle with Seymour at [[Lake Macalania|Macalania Temple]], Mika next appears in [[Bevelle]] at [[Yuna]]'s forced marriage to Seymour. Later, when Yuna escapes upon [[Valefor (summon)|Valefor]] into the temple, Mika places her and her [[Guardian (Final Fantasy X)|guardians]] on trial for Seymour's murder. It becomes clear there is a deep conspiracy surrounding [[Bevelle]] and Yevon. Mika is revealed to be an [[unsent]], claiming that even in death, his leadership is "invaluable to Spira".
   
 
As Yuna and her friends dig deeper into this web of lies, Mika reveals the truth: "[[Sin]] cannot be truly defeated", and the teachings claiming that atonement for the crimes committed during the [[Machina War]] can defeat it are false. Only the hope that [[Summoner (Final Fantasy X)|summoners]] bring when calming Sin is what keeps Spira going.
[[File:Mika is unsent.jpg|Mika reveals his true nature.|thumb]]
 
It becomes clear there is a deep conspiracy surrounding [[Bevelle]] and Yevon. Mika reveals himself as an unsent, claiming that even in death, his leadership is "invaluable to Spira." As Yuna and her friends dig deeper into this web of lies, Mika reveals that Sin cannot be defeated, and the teachings claiming that atonement for the crimes committed during the [[Machina War]] can defeat it are false. Only the hope that [[Summoner (Final Fantasy X)|summoners]] bring when temporarily calming Sin keeps Spira going.
 
   
When Mika learns that the party have destroyed Yunalesca and thus the only means of producing a brief [[Calm (Final Fantasy X)|Calm]], he descends into despair and disperses into [[Pyrefly|pyreflies]], willingly leaving Spira to its destruction with no intent to witness it. Before vanishing, he mentions [[Yu Yevon]], which gives Yuna's party the clue they need to ending Sin permanently.
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Later, when Mika learns that the party have destroyed [[Yunalesca]] and the only means of producing a brief [[Calm (Final Fantasy X)|Calm]] is gone, Mika descends into despair and disperses into [[Pyrefly|pyreflies]], leaving Spira to its destruction with no intent to witness it. Before vanishing, he mentions [[Yu Yevon]] - a significant hint to ending Sin permanently.
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Mika's unsent status is hinted during his and Seymour's debut scene. When [[Tidus]] learns he has been Grand Maester for half a century, he asks "Shouldn't he be retired now?", much to [[Wakka]]'s annoyance.
   
 
===''Final Fantasy X-2''===
 
===''Final Fantasy X-2''===
[[File:Mika in ffx-2.jpg|thumb|left|Mika in Via Infinito before becoming [[Concherer]].]]
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[[File:Mika in ffx-2.jpg|thumb|Mika in Via Infinito before becoming [[Concherer]].]]
When Yuna, [[Rikku]], and [[Paine]] encounter Mika two years later in the [[Via Infinito]], he has become the fiend [[Concherer]].
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When Yuna, [[Rikku]], and [[Paine]] encounter Mika two years later in the [[Via Infinito]] in ''[[Final Fantasy X-2]]'', he has become the fiend [[Concherer]].
 
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Mika's theme is called "Grand Maester Mika" on ''[[Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack]]''. It is first played at Maester Mika's appearance in Luca and was composed by [[Junya Nakano]].
 
Mika's theme is called "Grand Maester Mika" on ''[[Final Fantasy X: Original Soundtrack]]''. It is first played at Maester Mika's appearance in Luca and was composed by [[Junya Nakano]].
   
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==Creation and development==
==Voice==
 
 
Mika is voiced by [[Dwight Schultz]] in the English version.
 
Mika is voiced by [[Dwight Schultz]] in the English version.
   
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MaesterMika1.PNG|Maester Mika.
 
MaesterMika1.PNG|Maester Mika.
 
Yo-Mika-FFX-HD.JPG|Maester Mika in ''Final Fantasy X''.
 
Yo-Mika-FFX-HD.JPG|Maester Mika in ''Final Fantasy X''.
 
Mika is unsent.jpg|Mika reveals his true nature in ''Final Fantasy X''.
 
Mika_in_Bevelle.jpg|Mika in Bevelle.
 
Mika_in_Bevelle.jpg|Mika in Bevelle.
 
Maester-Mika.jpg|Tidus and Yuna confront Mika in ''Final Fantasy X''.
 
Maester-Mika.jpg|Tidus and Yuna confront Mika in ''Final Fantasy X''.
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