Final Fantasy – Jecht


“Gonna get hurt standing around like that.”

Jecht is surly, arrogant and a bully. He frequently refers to himself as “The Great Jecht” (Jecht-samain the Japanese releases, giving himself a respectful, in this case arrogant, honorific), and is known to Spira as “Sir Jecht” for being a famous guardian. He considers himself the best blitzball player there is and loves fame and glamor, asking Braska several times if there will be celebratory events on their pilgrimage.

Jecht’s career hit a slump when he began drinking, and it was rumored he was going to retire, though he was quick to deny this and claimed he could quit drinking if he chose. He used to be emotionally abusive to Tidus, giving him the nickname “crybaby”, and otherwise brushing him off or berating him.

Despite his numerous flaws, Jecht is a good man at heart. He criticizes Tidus in the hope of encouraging him to try harder and disprove him. He does love Tidus, but struggles expressing it: a sentimental message to Tidus on a sphere is cut off with Jecht mumbling, “Remember, you’re my son. And… well, uh… never mind. I’m no good at these things”. A flashback shows him telling Braska andAuron his dream is to train Tidus into a star blitzball player like himself.

Author: Luis Felipe Lopez Salcido

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