While the original and worldwide release of Final Fantasy XII features a License Board shared by all playable characters, with each party member having the potential to use every ability, skill, and equipment, Final Fantasy XII: International Zodiac Job System changes it so that upon recruitment of a new party member, the player has the option to assign that character a permanent job. There are 12 classes—each corresponding to one of the 12 astrological zodiac signs and in honor of the game being the twelfth installment of the main series—and each has their own unique License Board, skill and equipment set, and stat augments.
According to the International Zodiac Job System, what is your assigned job class?
- Aries, the ram (March 21-April 19): White mage
- Taurus, the bull (April 20-May 20): Uhlan (dragoon/dark knight hybrid)
- Gemini, the twins (May 21-June 21): Machinist (gunner)
- Cancer, the crab (June 22-July 22): Red mage
- Leo, the lion (July 23-Aug. 22): Knight (paladin)
- Virgo, the virgin (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Monk
- Libra, the scales (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Time mage
- Scorpio, the scorpion (Oct. 23-Nov, 21): Breaker (berserker)
- Sagittarius, the archer (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Archer
- Capricorn, the seagoat (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Black mage
- Aquarius, the water bearer (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Mononofu (samurai)
- Pisces, the fish (Feb. 19-March 20): Shikari (ninja)
The summons of Final Fantasy XII and the Ivalice Alliance games are based in appearance and characteristically off the 12 astrological zodiac signs (13 including Zodiark, based on Ophiuchus). Based on your birth astrological sign, who is your patron Esper and what is your corresponding element?
- Aries, the ram (March 21-April 19): Belias, the Gigas (fire)
- Taurus, the bull (April 20-May 20): Chaos, Walker of the Wheel (wind)
- Gemini, the twins (May 21-June 21): Zalera, the Death Seraph (death)
- Cancer, the crab (June 22-July 22): Zeromus, the Condemner (gravity)
- Leo, the lion (July 23-August 22): Hashmal, Bringer of Order (earth)
- Virgo, the virgin (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Ultima, the High Seraph (holy)
- Libra, the scales (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Exodus, the Judge-Sal (sky)
- Scorpio, the scorpion (Oct. 23-Nov, 21): Cuchulainn, the Impure (poison)
- Sagittarius, the archer (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Shemhazai, the Whisperer (soul)
- Capricorn, the seagoat (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Adrammelech, the Wroth (thunder)
- Aquarius, the water bearer (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Famfrit, the Darkening Cloud (water)
- Pisces, the fish (Feb. 19-March 20): Mateus, the Corrupt (ice)
At Square Enix’s “Future of Final Fantasy” keynote, the panel of series executives were asked which character job or occupation in the series looked the most attractive and would be the most successful with getting a girl/boyfriend. The answers were as followed:
- Isamu Kamikokuryo (art director: XII, XIII, XIII-2, Lightning Returns): sky pirate
- Yoshihisa Hashimoto (Square Enix CTO): black mage
- Mitsunori Takahashi (director: Dissidia): thief
- Hajime Tabata (director: Crisis Core, Type-0): SOLDIER 1st Class
- Yusuke Naora (art director: VII, VIII, X, Type-0, Before Crisis, Advent Children): mime
- Motomu Toriyama (director: X, X-2, XIII, XIII-2, Lightning Returns): onion knight
The audience was also asked, with the following results:
- knight: 20%
- white mage: 15%
- thief: 7.5%
- dragoon: 7.5%
- bard: 7.5%
- ninja: 7.5%
- summoner: 5%
- paladin: 5%
- black mage: 5%
- dancer: 5%
- onion knight: 5%
- freelancer: 5%
We ask you the same question. Question time! Which character class or occupation do you find the most attractive, or would be able to attract guys and girls the best?
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Excluding the main series games (I-XIV), which sequel or spin-off series Final Fantasy game is your favorite? This includes direct sequels and spin-offs to main series games (X-2, XIII-2, IV: The After Years, XII: Revenant Wings, Crisis Core, Dirge of Cerberus, etc.) and spiritual siblings to the main series (the Tactics games, Crystal Chronicles, Dissidia, etc.)
Check out what your fellow black mages called their favorite battle themes from one year ago!
Answers your fellow black mages gave to this question last year can be seen here.
You can revisit past answers to this question from last year here!
We asked this question roughly around this time one year ago, and it’d be pretty interesting to see what you all have to say now compared to then: which Final Fantasy game(s) is/are your favorite(s)?