Cidolfus Demen Bunansa (also known as Dr. Cid) was an antagonist of Final Fantasy XII. A genius scientist under the employ of the Archadian Empire, he was the mastermind behind manufacted nethicite and the various technology that made the Empire great. However, Cid's inventions were mere experimentations made during the pursuit of a greater power source, and a greater end than mere world conquest - for he believed humans should have control over their own lives rather than dictated by 'Gods'.
In the Dissidian Wars, Dr. Cid was technically on Chaos' side but sought the means to free himself and others of the 'Gods' rule, using his fellow Chaos warriors as test subjects for his attempts. For his rebellion he was removed from the cycle by Chaos, which effectively granted him his desire to be free of Chaos' control
Dr Cid’s basic attire is based off of his original game appearance - wearing silver shoe-leggings with gold designs, a deep red and purple coat, also with gold ornaments, and white elbow-length gloves. In EX Mode, Dr. Cid gains a shadowy aura as if possessed.
His alternative costume 'Occurian's Man', portrays Dr. Cid in duller more ragged clothing reminiscent of after his possession by Venat and his defeat by the protagonists.
The 3rd costume 'Fatherly Man', makes Dr. Cid appear as he does in artwork displaying him with his son Balthier. Dr. Cid's Hair is longer and is wearing a thin white coat over a military uniform.
Dr. Cid is a Scout and Shooter, using his Rook defences to attack opponents and act as traps while he attacks his opponent's from afar with gun and magicite attacks. While powerful, Dr. Cid is a slow mover and has minimal close range capability.
Charges Gun before firing a beam of energy. Hold O to charge and fire a larger beam but with longer cooldown
Summons a Rook that charges and rams into the opponent. Can Wall Rush to deal extra damage and may initiate a chase sequence.
Creates a Rook that creates a force field that blocks Brave attacks and may reflect projectiles.
Fires a blast of energy that splits into several smaller blasts that spread out and track opponent. Can initiate a chase sequence.
Fires a sweeping round of Gunfire. Holding O before firing allows player to aim and fire a longer volley.
Releases a hovering Rook that shoots projectiles when the opponent comes close. The projectiles can be reflected, and bounce off walls and barriers
Summoning two rooks from above that fire a single laser vertically downward. After connecting with the laser, Dr. Cid can follow-up by firing several shots at the trapped opponent by tapping O
Fires several shots at the opponent that ricochet if they hit obstacles.
Throws a nethicite crystal that glows before exploding with a large radius. Sends opponents caught in the blast flying potentially dealing Wall Rush for extra damage.
Charges and fires a swirling wind which can pull opponents towards Dr Cid. Hold [Square] to charge for a longer wind.
Throws two Sphere-Rooks which both fire a sweeping laser. Direction of sweep is random.
Summons waves of water that spread out like shock waves outwards from Dr. Cid
Brave to HP Attacks
(Chained from Gatling Gun) Follows up with a second round of gunfire before finishing with a burst of energy.
EX Mode - Venat's Host
Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Reduces brave damage dealt to Dr. Cid by half.
History in Humanity's Hands!
Venat creates a chunk of deifacted nethicite, the player must line up a pointer with a moving target in order for Dr. Cid to aim at the opponent and fire the nethicite at the opponent. If successful, the nethicite explodes consuming the opponent in the blast. If failed than the explosion happens nearby knocking the opponent down