Judge Gabranth

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Judge Gabranth
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Age 36
Gender Male
Race Hume
Home Archadia

Judge Gabranth is a non-playable character from Final Fantasy XII and is voiced by Michael Rodgers in the English version. As Judge Magister, he leads the 9th Bureau whose main job is information gathering and dispersal. Gabranth is revealed to be Basch's identical twin brother, Noah fon Rosenberg.


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[edit] Final Fantasy XII

In the opening sequence, it was Gabranth who posed as his twin brother and murdered King Raminas, as well as Vaan’s brother Reks, to mislead people into thinking it was Basch who betrayed the king. Basch is then arrested and imprisoned for two years.

It is later revealed that Gabranth lived in the Republic of Landis before it was destroyed by the Archadian Army. Noah stayed with their ill mother in Archadia, whereas Basch fled to Dalmasca. Upon her death, he took his mother’s surname, Gabranth, and joined the Archadian Army, eventually becoming Judge Magister.

When Judge Drace accuses Vayne Carudas Solidor of murdering his father, Vayne tests Gabranth’s loyalty by ordering him to execute her. He reluctantly kills her, and before she dies, she asks Gabranth to protect Larsa from harm.

The party encounters Gabranth as a boss fight at the Pharos at Ridorana, and though he is under a request from Larsa to seek peace with Ashe, her refusal to seek revenge causes him to attack. Once he is defeated, Dr. Cid arrives and admonishes Gabranth for failing Larsa’s order. Gabranth then flees to The Bahamut in shame.

On board the airship, Gabranth is recovering from the fight, and when the party arrives, he serves them a second boss fight. After being defeated, he is witness to the party’s first boss fight against Vayne. When Vayne transforms, he asks Gabranth to protect Larsa, and he does so by stabbing Vayne in the chest with his sword. With his inhuman strength, Vayne fatally injures Gabranth. The party takes Gabranth aboard The Strahl, where he asks his brother to care for Larsa in his stead before dying. Basch keeps the promise by becoming Judge Magister under Larsa.


[edit] Boss Fight

You'll encounter Gabranth as a boss fight for the first time at the Pharos at Ridorana, and then again aboard The Shiva.


[edit] First Battle

STATS

STATS
Level HP MP Strength Magic Pwr Vitality
47 64049 999 45 24 74
Speed Attack Pwr Defense Magic Res Evasion Exp
24 80 33 31 7 0
LP CP Gil
25 4140 0
Elemental Properties
Fire Ice Lightning Water Wind Earth Holy Dark
- - - - - - - -
Items
Drop Steal Poach
None Potion (common)
Hi-Potion (uncommon)
X-Potion (rare)
None
Other Info
Immunities Achilles, Addle, Berserk, Blind, Charm, Confuse, Death, Disable, Disease, Doom, Gravity, Immobilize, Lure, Numerology, Petrify, Poison, Reverse, Sap, Sight Unseeing, Sleep, Slow, Stop, Syphon, Warp, Wither
Attacks/Abilities Circle of Judgment, Guilt, Kick, Lunge, Protect, Sentence
Other -


STRATEGY

During this battle, it is advisable to have Basch in the party for an extra cutscene, but it’s not necessary. Gabranth will use powerful sword attacks including Guilt, and watch out for combo attacks. Have someone with Curaja as their top gambit, and don’t be afraid to use any Quickenings at your disposal.


[edit] Second Battle

STATS

STATS
Level HP MP Strength Magic Pwr Vitality
49 70719 999 45 24 77
Speed Attack Pwr Defense Magic Res Evasion Exp
25 82 29 32 10 0
LP CP Gil
25 4140 0
Elemental Properties
Fire Ice Lightning Water Wind Earth Holy Dark
- - - - - - - -
Items
Drop Steal Poach
None Hi-Potion (common)
X-Potion (uncommon)
Elixir (rare)
None
Other Info
Immunities Achilles, Addle, Berserk, Charm, Confuse, Death, Disable, Disease, Doom, Gravity, Immobilize, Lure, Numerology, Oil, Petrify, Poison, Reverse, Sap, Sight Unseeing, Silence, Sleep, Stop, Syphon, Warp, Wither
Attacks/Abilities Circle of Judgment, Enrage, Guilt, Innocence, Kick, Lunge, Protect, Renew, Sentence
Other -


STRATEGY

Gabranth is obviously tougher the second time around. Start by dispelling him, then use your normal attacks. Have at least one character with Curaja in the top gambit. With Basch in the party, there will be another special cutscene once his HP is reduced to half. You will have to dispel Gabranth again. He will use the attack Innocence which will takes over 1000 HP off of each party member. Heal as necessary and continue attacking. His attacks will come faster, so once his HP gets low enough, try to finish him off with a good Quickening chain. Make sure to restore HP and MP after the battle because there is another to follow.


See Also: Bosses (FFXII)


[edit] Bestiary Entry

Bestiary Picture

NO.: 383-A & 383-B

GENUS: Imperial Army

CLASSIFICATION: Judge


[edit] Observations

Being a member of the Order of Judges of the Imperial Archadian Ministry of Law, and Judge Magister of the 9th Bureau.

The 9th Bureau, led by Gabranth, is primarily concerned with the gathering and dissemination of information. As a result, many of the bureau's activities are shrouded in secrecy.

Gabranth, and his power, are respected by other Judge Magisters, and Emperor Gramis himself places great faith in this younger Judge.


[edit] Other Appearances

[edit] Dissidia: Final Fantasy

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[edit] Normal Abilities

Bravery Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
Sentence (ground) Initial Ground 20 (10) 120 moves up toward enemy, striking four times with sword none
Circle of Judgement Initial Aerial 20 (10) 180 pulls enemy in by spinning, then knocks them away Absorb
Lunge Level 3 Ground 20 (10) 120 charges forward to strike enemy with sword none
Sentence (midair) Level 6 Aerial charges toward enemy, striking four times with sword none


HP Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
EX Charge (ground/midair) Initial Ground/Aerial 20 (10) 300 slowly charges EX gauge none


[edit] EX Mode Abilities

Bravery Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
Enrage Initial Ground 30 (15) 140 rushes enemy and strikes several times with sword Wall Rush
Aero (ground/midair) Initial Ground/Aerial 20 (10) 140 creates a whirlwind that spins toward enemy Absorb, Chase
Vortex of Judgment Initial Aerial 30 (15) 140 pulls enemy in by spinning, then knocks them away Magic Block, Absorb, Chase
Rupture Level 11 Aerial 30 (15) 140 strikes enemy with sword, knocking them away Wall Rush
Relentless Lunge Level 16 Ground 30 (15) 140 strikes enemy three times with sword Chase
Dual Rend Level 31 Aerial 30 (15) 140 strikes enemy three times with sword, knocking them away Wall Rush


HP Attacks
Name Acquired Type CP (M) AP for Mastery Description Additional Effect
Innocence (ground) Initial Ground 40 (20) 180 sends four beams of energy from sword toward the enemy Magic Block, Wall Rush
Hatred Initial Aerial 40 (20) 180 holding Square Button.png creates a circle of energy around self, releasing it will send out a burst of energy Absorb, Wall Rush
Innocence (midair) Level 23 Aerial 40 (20) 180 sends four beams of energy from sword toward the enemy Magic Block, Wall Rush
Guilt Level 38 Ground 40 (20) 300 stuns the enemy by rushing at them, then strikes sword to create a burst of fire Absorb, Magic Block


[edit] Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

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Gabranth appears in the prequel to Dissidia.


[edit] Quotes

"Avenge your father! Yes, it was I who wore Basch's face--who cut down the life of Dalmasca. Lady Ashe! Your father's murderer is here!" (FFXII)
"Long have I walked in hatred's company. As long as I can curse your name, I shall not be defeated!" (FFXII)
"I am the Judge Magister. As hell's watchdog, I shall judge whether or not or your life is worth living!" (Dissidia)
"What must be defended is inevitably lost. You will know despair and emptiness. But remember, surrender to despair, and you will be no more than a pathetic dog. Never cast away hope, and live on with pride. Don't ever become like me." (Dissidia)


[edit] Gallery

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Gabranth's Artwork for Dissidia
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Gabranth's Ex Mode in Dissidia
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Gabranth's first alternate form in Dissidia
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Gabranth's Ex Mode for his first alternate form in Dissidia
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Gabranth's Basch costume for Dissidia 012
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CG render of Gabranth (Dissidia 012)


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