Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
10	STR	0	11-	100 kg, 2d6
20	DEX	30	13-	OCV:  7/DCV:  7
15	CON	10	12-
10	BODY	0	12-
18	INT	8	13-	PER Roll:  13-
15	EGO	10	12-	ECV:  5
20	PRE	10	13-	PRE Attack:  4d6
16	COM	3	12-
4	PD	2		Total:  4 PD/0r PD
5	ED	2		Total:  5 ED/0r ED
4	SPD	10		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
7	REC	4
30	END	0
25	STUN	2
Total Characteristics Cost:  91

Movement:	Running:  6"/12"
		Swimming:  2"/4"

12	Trance:  Aid:  3D6 To STR, DEX, BOD, PRE & STUN (+2), 0 END (+ 1/2), 
	Self Only (-1/2), Activation 8- (-2), All Aid Effects Fade After 1 Turn (-1)

32	Dyne Multipower:  80 Point Pool, Only In Trance State (-1), 2x END (-1/2), 
	Incantations (-1/4)
2	u Free Energy:  4D6 RKA, END 12 [60]
3	u Tidal Flame:  8D6 EB, AoE:  Cone (+1) END 16 [80]

5	Extra Limb:  Prehensile Tail
4	Running:  +2"

8	Twin Daggers:  1D6+1 HKA (2D6 W/STR), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), Requires 
	Separate To-Hit Rolls (-1/4), OAF (-1) END 2

3	Talent:  Ambidextrous
2	Contact:  Baku, 11-
1	Contact:  Regent Cid, 8-
3	Acrobatics, 13-
3	Acting, 13-
2	AK:  Lindblum, 11-
3	Breakfall, 13-
3	Climbing, 13-
3	Concealment, 13-
3	Gambling, 11-
3	Lockpicking, 13-
3	Persuasion, 13-
3	Security Systems, 13-
3	Seduction, 13-
3	Shadowing, 11-
3	Sleight Of Hand, 13-
3	Stealth, 13-
3	Streetwise, 13-
1	WF:  Swords
120	Total Powers & Skill Cost
211	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
10	Distinctive Features:  Furred Monkey-Like Tail (Difficult, Noticed)
	Psychological Limitation:
15	Helpful And Selfless (Common, Strong)
10	(15) Lecherous (Common, Strong)
5	Rival:  Adelbert Steiner (Professional)
10	Watched:  Kuja (More Pow, NCI, 8-)
86	Experience
211	Total Disadvantage Points

Zidane has no memory of his childhood. He remembers that from the age of twelve, he was raised by the Tantalus troupe, a gang of thieves and bandits headquartered in Lindblum. He was taught their trade, and quickly became an accomplished thief. As he grew, he was inducted into their ranks. His natural wit and agility served him well, and by the age of sixteen he was second in the troupe only to his adoptive father, Baku.

When the neighboring kingdom of Alexandria began aggressive movements towards other countries, Tantalus was hired by Regent Cid of Lindblum to investigate. Posing as a theater crew, the snuck into the castle to kidnap princess Garnet of Alexandria. The plan went awry when Garnet's bodyguard Steiner and the young black mage Vivi interfered with the play. Their cover was blown, and their airship was shot down escaping form Alexandria.

By working together, Zidane, Vivi and Steiner managed to rescue Garnet from the forest where the ship had crashed. The four of them set out across country, with Zidane leading them to the safety of Lindblum.

Zidane is an energetic and active young man. He always seems to be smiling, and has a roguish charm about him. He is friendly and helpful, and goes out of his way to help people in need. His main weakness is for pretty girls - sometimes he can't resist making a pass on them, regardless of the situation.

Quote: "You don't need a reason to help people."

Although he prefers to avoid combat, Zidane is prepared to fight. He carries a pair of daggers which he uses together, slashing the enemy with one in each hand. He also becomes the first of the four to discover the high-energy state known as "trance." While in trance, he becomes stronger, faster and tougher, and is able to release a variety of energy attacks.

Zidane prefers to confuse and confound the enemy. He will often try to trick them, his favorite method being the tried and true "look behind you" tactic. If possible, he will always try to steal from an opponent, and is an expert at running away.

Zidane is a young man of sixteen with shoulder-length sandy brown hair, tied into a short ponytail at the back. He wears a sleeveless shirt, blue vest and leggings as well as a pair of elaborate gloves. A brown-furred monkey's tail emerges from his back at the base of his spine.

When in trance, Zidane undergoes a startling transformation. He glows purple with magical energy, and appears more muscular and covered in fur.

(Zidane Tribal created by Squaresoft. Character sheet by Max Fauth)

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