“A mysterious young woman, born with the gift of magic, and enslaved by the Gestahlian Empire.”
Terra Branford, known as Tina in the Japanese version, is a playable character in Final Fantasy VI. Her unique abilities make her a key player in the war between the Gestahlian Empire and the rebel factions. Her gameplay name before the player names her is ??????, and her “name” in dialogue is Girl.
Yoshinori Kitase has stated that Final Fantasy VI has no official main character, as the developers aimed to give the entire cast equal development and status without anyone standing above the rest. However, Terra features prominently in much of the game’s artwork and is pivotal to its plot; she is present in the game’s logo, the game’s main theme is named after her, and she was chosen as the heroine to represent Final Fantasy VI in Dissidia Final Fantasy. She is often considered the game’s central protagonist, which would make her the first female protagonist in the mainstream Final Fantasy series.
Terra is an eighteen-year-old woman with mint green hair, a red dress with a purple sash around her waist, red boots, red wristbands and purple shoulder-pads (depicted as a purple cape in her portrait for the iOS/Android re release). Terra’s baby sprite briefly depicts her with blonde hair and in her concept artwork, Terra is blonde with a sleeveless red dress with floral patterns, flowered white tights, two long red gloves, red boots and a purple-pink cloak with the same flowered design as her tights.
In Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy she sports both hair colors; in “normal” mode she is blonde and in “alternate” mode her hair is green. Her hair is always tied into a ponytail and sometimes depicted as curly. In Terra’s esper form her hair is long and wild, and her body and hair are vivid lavender. This remains true across all depictions of the character.
Author: Luis Felipe Lopez Salcido