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    Default Gilgamesh, what's his deal?

    Someone mentioned in another post that there are hardly and discussion topics with FFV so here's my contribution.

    What's the deal with this guy? He bugs you pretty much the whole way through the game until you run into him at the end, then he acts confused, and leaves. Then he shows up again to finish off Necrophobe.

    He reminded me alot of Goblez (I think that was his name) from FFIV. However, when that guy (SPOILER)changed to your side, he had a good explanation, he was Cecil's brother and if recall correctly, he was being controlled by Zeromus (or whatever his name was).

    Gilgamesh on the other hand just seemed to bail for some reason.

    Anyone want to shed some light on this?

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    Gilgamesh is the real hero of FFV. Always at the forefront of danger, he cleverly creates the ruse that he is working for Ex-Death, when in reality he is there to make sure the Light Warriors suceed. I mean, why else would he carry that Genji gear, the most powerful armour in the world, just waiting to be stolen? He couldn't just give the armour to them, that would be too obvious. Better it seem like he accidentally had it stolen. Then he sacrificies his own life so that the Light Warriors can save the universe. Gilgamesh, we salute you sir!
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    *salutes*

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    Gilgamesh takes the exalipoor sword and ambushes our heros. this sword was bait for our heroes as they would have certainly used it against x-death. So x-death banishes gilgamesh to the x-zone. when our heroes reach the x-zone, gilgamsh thinks that they have been banished here too, or have died and this is where their spirits now roam. however, when he realises that they fought their way into the x-zone to kill x-death, he is quick to help them against necrophobe so that they can destroy x-death. Gilgamesh was never really evil, he allied himself with side he thought would win. All gilgamesh desires is to fight the worthiest oponents and beat them to prove to his master that he deserves to be by his side. when betrayed however, gilgamesh realises that honour in battle will triumph over anything else and decides to help the warriors by giving his own life.

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    Gilgamesh is awesome because he has the best music ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubah
    Gilgamesh is awesome because he has the best music ever.

    black mages cover- fookin awesome

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    shinangels right and the gilgamesh battle tune is the best one on FF5.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4
    ...*holds up free hugs sign.*

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    Gilgamesh is a comic-relief villain, in the same vein as successors like Ultros, the Turks, and so on. For his part, he is Ex-Death's lackey--for whatever reason.

    As to his aiding Bartz and company, his loyalty to Ex-Death effectively ends when he is banished to the Cleft of Dimension.

    Exdeath: Gilgamesh!

    Gilgamesh: ...

    Exdeath: You worthless. To the Cleft of Dimension!

    Gilgamesh: D... don't!! Forgive me!

    Exdeath: Silence!
    The Cleft of Dimension and its powerful monsters proved to be less than an amenable situation for Gilgamesh. When the party encounters Gilgamesh, he realizes that they're his only way out of the Cleft, and that they're nice guys on top of it.

    Gilgamesh: Another monster! Butz!? it's you isn't it!! Why didn't you say
    so? The monsters here are scary and I can't find my way out. I'm about to
    cry. By the way, how'd you get here?

    Butz explains how they got here.

    Gilgamesh: I see, now I can get home! How'd you like to escape?

    Butz: ...

    Gilgamesh: Oh yeah, that's right.

    Butz: Well if we live, let's meet again.

    Gilgamesh: I know we will. At that time we'll be friends. Later!
    If one fights Necrophobia, and does not defeat the boss too quickly, Gilgamesh will make a final appearance, and redeem himself for any past transgressions.

    Necrofobia: Gilgamesh!!

    Gilgamesh: Phew! I made it!! If I go home right now, I'll remain in history
    as a weakling!

    Necrofobia: Heh. Blabbermouth, I'll get rid of you first!

    Necrofobia attacks Gilgamesh. It almost always misses though.

    Gilgamesh: You're pretty good! You can even defeat, the great Gilgamesh?!

    Gilgamesh turns around to fight Necrofobia.

    Gilgamesh: Cara, your grandfather, he was a strong man!

    Cara: Grandpa.

    Gilgamesh: Faris, go fall in love! Then you'd be more feminine!

    Faris: ...

    Necrofobia attacks Gilgamesh again.

    Gilgamesh: Lenna, never forget you love for animals.

    Lenna: ...

    Gilgamesh: Butz, I would have like to have a one on one battle with you! You
    were such good friends.

    Necrofobia: Gilgamesh, DIE!

    Necrofobia casts flare at Gilgamesh.

    Gilgamesh: That's my line!

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    gilgamesh never really dies.... he comes back to help Squall and friends in FFVIII
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neco Arc
    gilgamesh never really dies.... he comes back to help Squall and friends in FFVIII

    yis :P though the first 5 times gilgy appeared for me, he used excalipoor. it really made me miss odin he still rocks though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neco Arc
    gilgamesh never really dies.... he comes back to help Squall and friends in FFVIII
    He does die, but get brought back as GF/Summon, That sort of stuf happens, however Once the GF/Summon it's self dies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJN SEIFER
    He does die, but get brought back as GF/Summon, That sort of stuf happens, however Once the GF/Summon it's self dies...

    if we really want to get into it then really, the different ff games arent related

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    I forgot that Gilgalmesh was banished by Exdeath. If I had remembered that part that would've made my last meeting with him make a whole lot more sense.

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    He was in 9, too.

    Thanks to Sagensyg for the sig!

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