Characters of the Final Fantasy XIII series - Wikipedia
"To me Sazh's relationship with Vanille is like she's the daughter he never had, and seems like a replacement to the joy Dahj would bring him in. Sazh is the oddball character in the party. Vanille and Hope are mages, Fang and Snow are physical attackers, and Lightning and Sazh serve. Fang is always looking out for vanille, not unlike lightning is with serah and Sazh with Dajh. Vanilla and Hope's relationship was cute.
He was designed around a motif of ice, with his bandanna inspired by an unused costume element from Kingdom Hearts coded.
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Originally to have been called "Storm", the development team nicknamed the character "Mr. At the beginning of the game, Hope and his mother Nora, on vacation in the town of Bodhum, are selected for the Purge. Under Snow's leadership, Nora joins the resistance in the Hanging Edge, but falls to her death during the battle while trying to protect Hope and after saving Snow's life: After he becomes a l'Cie, and being separated from the main party, Hope follows Lightning while plotting his assassination attempt on Snow.
Despite Lightning's objections, Hope tries to kill Snow once he gets him alone, but after coming to the realization that he had just been blaming Snow to cope with his mother's death, they settle their differences. When Hope returns home to his father, Bartholomew, he tells him what happened to Nora and repairs their relationship.
When on Gran Pulse, he tells the others to leave him, afraid they will get hurt because of him, but inadvertently summons his Eidolon Alexander. After the defeat of Orphan, Hope tells Lightning that Fang and Vanille had changed their fate by fulfilling their Focus of transforming into Ragnarok to save Cocoon rather than destroying it.
At the TGS event, it was revealed that Hope's silver hair was meant for Lightning, but when her hair color was decided as pink, Hope received the silver hair coloring instead. His son, Dajh, is taken by the Sanctum in the aftermath of him becoming a Cocoon l'Cie three days earlier when Sazh bought him a chocobo chick.
After the party splits up following Anima's defeat, Sazh goes with Vanille as he tells her about his son. Unable to kill Vanille, Sazh unsuccessfully attempts suicide.
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Sazh and Vanille are then captured by Nabaat. Before Lightning's party rescues Sazh and Vanille, he reconciles with her for her role in Dajh's fate. After traveling to Pulse, Sazh eventually forgives Fang for what happened to Dajh. In the May edition of Official PlayStation Magazine, Yoshinori Kitase said that Sazh was intended to be an Eddie Murphy-style comic-relief character as well as a sympathetic character.
Toriyama was initially worried about the unconventional afro hairstyle. Due to the character having the largest amount of dialogue in the game, an experienced voice actor was chosen for him.
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His early look was, as revealed in the a special Ultimania guide released during 25th anniversary celebrations for the series, very different from his final design, with him being white with long brown hair, and wielding a shoulder-cannon rather than machine pistols.
He was also named "Baz". Thirteen days before the start of the game, she and Oerba Yun Fang wake from crystal stasis in the Pulse Vestige holding the fal'Cie Anima, initiating events that would lead to the Sanctum's Purge.
However, after Nora dies, she encourages Hope to follow Snow to confront him, and she sees them become l'Cie. After the party splits up, Vanille, along with Sazh, resolve to run away from their fate. However, both she and Sazh are captured by Jihl Nabaat. After Lightning and the party rescue the two, Vanille reunites with Fang. On Gran Pulse, Fang regains her memory and remembers it was she who became Ragnarok, a monster designed to bring down Cocoon during a conflict between the two worlds called the War of Transgression.
When Vanille enters a state of emotional distress, she summons and defeats the Eidolon Hecatoncheir. You absolutely cannot function without having at least one of the two, Hope or Vanille, in a party.
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Unfortunately, Sazh is just really difficult to include in your party right when you gain the ability to switch members because of how balanced he is. Really, Sazh is best suited to advanced players who have their final party destinations set in their mind and know how to offset his flaws. Whether you choose to play offensive or defensive if a consideration too: Personally, I love the Sazh-man.
Commando, Ravager, Sentinel Special Ability: I hate this character so much, on so many levels, and for such a wide variety of reasons. With Lightning you get that satisgying slash, with Fang you get the pummeling noise, but Snow just punches people, and for some reason it feels out of place to me.
When he does resurface his only ally is Hope, and the two of them make an incredibly awkward team with only average damage-dealing or chain-boosting ability. As a Sentinel he does very well, having the highest HP for most of the game before Sazh unexpectedly beats him at the Crystarium finish line. In his secondary roles, he mostly learns big area-of-effect abilities.
His Synergist path is complete with abilities like Bravera and Faithra, and his Saboteur path has Deprotectga and Deshellga.Final Fantasy XIII Vanille & Sazh Part 1
I tried it once, but not for very long. Every time he says something corny and cracks a smile I just keep hoping Lightning will deck him for me one more time. Let it be known that even though the sound of his voice makes me roll my eyes, I actually like his voice actor. I get it Hope, I hate him too. And if his abduction by the cavalry is any indication, the army really is more than a match for NORA.