Celes was a playable character in Final Fantasy VI. A genetically enhanced Magitek Knight initially serving as a general of the Gestahlian Empire, she became disillusioned with the empire and turned her back on them to join the Returners. Celes served as a love interest to Locke Cole and a foil to Terra, their character development and abilities paralleling each other.

As such, it was during the Dissidian Wars that Celes served on the Chaos Side, however she was disgusted by fellow Chaos Warrior Kefka's behaviour and his manipulation of Terra. Celes decided instead to release Terra's controlling restraints to let her choose for herself, however this 'betrayal' caused Kefka to seek revenge and he 'destroyed her', thus removing her from the Cycle of Wars.


Celes' base outfit is based on her artwork - a yellow 'jumpsuit' with purple armour and high boots. In EX Mode Celes equips the Save-the-Queen (an ornate white sword) and levitates slightly off the ground.

Her alternative oufit 'General's Attire' is based on her In-game sprite, where she wears a long white cloak over green leotard with white boots.

Her third outfit 'Maria Disguise', Celes wears an elaborate white and beige gown, and keeps her hair tied back in a ribbon.

Her Manikin 'Phantasmal General' is Red


Celes fights as a Runic Ruiner where she uses both powerful magic and sword strikes to fight. Her attack techniques consists of attacking close range opponents before throwing them away so she can strike with magic, in contrast to Terra she uses her Runic skills to absorb and nullify attacks against herself which can draw opponents to her allowing her to strike. Her ground speed is fairly quick and most of her attacks are hard (but not impossible) to block, however in the air her attacks are mostly long-ranged making her susceptible to close attack when aerial.

Innate Abilities

Name Type Description
Runic Reaction When Blocking, if a HP attack is blocked, adds 10% to Brave Points.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Guard Stance Ground Blocks attacks and counters close range attacks with a forward sword slash.
Sword Slice Ground Charges at opponent and slices sword upwards throwing them slightly; can Wall Rush for additional damage and if timed right, reflect projectiles.
Meteor Ground Long range attack. Summons a large fireball to slam into the opponent from above.
Rune Blade Ground/ Aerial Slashes, then blocks quickly with sword, If the opponent hits Celes during this period they are countered with a second combo of sword strikes.
Blizzaga Ground/ Aerial Hit opponent with pillar of ice. Tilt thumb-stick up to knock the opponent upwards instead of forward or down to knock the opponent downwards
Graviga Aerial Conjure a ball of darkness that slams the opponent into the ground, Can Wall Rush for additional damage
Holy Aerial Shoots three beams of light that homes in on the opponent. In EX Mode, Celes shoots two beams of light twice. Can initiate a chase

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Rune Cutter Ground A quick forward slash at opponent, can block projectile attacks by cutting them.
Quake Ground Sends a shock horizontally outwards from where Celes stands.
Flare Ground/ Aerial Long range attack that creates an explosion of energy, can Wall Rush for extra damage
Celestial Strike Aerial A slow attack that aims to hit an opponent from all directions
Heaven's Drop Aerial Swings sword in a downward arc and drops vertically with sword held straight down onto the opponent
Freeze Aerial Fires an intense beam of Ice. More powerful the higher you are when attacking and therefore Can Wall Rush for additional damage

EX Mode - Equip Save-the-Queen

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Magic Infusion EX Ability Auto-blocks head-on attacks and absorb twice as much brave from Runic
Ultima EX Ability A powerful magic ranged attack. Conjures an unblockable spherical energy field around opponent that explodes after growing larger. Can Wall Rush for additional damage
Spinning Edge EX Burst Slashes at opponent before having to fill a bar to perform the finishing strike, if not full in time Celes merely swings her sword at the opponent, if full Celes stabs at opponent several times before throwing the sword at the opponent.


Celes can equip Swords, Greatswords, Daggers, Katanas, Hammers, Shields, Heavy Shields, Helms, Hairpins, Robes, Light Armour, Heavy Armour and Female Exclusives.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Rune Sword 30 ATK +40 BRV Recovery +5% Trade: 61,000 gil, Saber, Scarletite x1, General's Desire x5
Soul Saber 90 ATK +62 BRV Recovery +10% Trade: 158,000 gil, Rune Sword, Electrum x1, General's Dream x5
Queen's Saber 100 ATK +69 BRV Recovery +15%
Precision Block Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Soul Saber, Opera Notes x1, General's Hopes x5