Kefka

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Kefka Palazzo (spelled Cefca in Japan) is a character in the Final Fantasy series of video games. Originally designed by Yoshitaka Amano, he is the main antagonist of Final Fantasy VI and later appears in Dissidia: Final Fantasy, redesigned by Tetsuya Nomura, as one of the game's villains. He is voiced in Dissidia by Shigeru Chiba in the Japanese release, and by Dave Wittenberg in the English Release.

Kefka's appearance was designed by Yoshitaka Amano, who was given complete creative control over Final Fantasy VI with the brief character outlines he was handed, designing them to feel "alive" within his imagination though with consideration for the representation as small computer sprites. Given only the artwork and outline to work with during production, writer Yoshinori Kitase felt that one early scene of the character approaching a castle was too "boring to make completely normal", and decided to ad-lib a scene with one of his accompanying soldiers dusting off his boots. Intended to suggest that there "may be a screw or two missing from this character's head", the scene as a result set the tone for Kefka's personality from that point onwards.

In Dissidia, Kefka's nihilistic ideology is built up in a new light during Kefka's death scene where Terra believed that he was really a man who found no meaning of life other than utter destruction.

Before the start of the game, Kefka serves as Emperor Gestahl's Court Mage and was the first "volunteer" for an experimental Magitek infusion, under the supervision of Cid. The process was still flawed, and although Kefka gained the ability to wield magic, it warped his mind and made him into the nihilistic psychopath he is during the course of the game. Kefka forces a Slave Crown upon Terra and uses her to lead an attack on Narshe to claim the frozen Esper there. When she escapes Imperial control, he pursues Terra to the kingdom of Figaro, setting the castle ablaze as she, Locke and King Edgar flee.

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