Freya Crescent - Despair - "To be forgotten is worse than death."
Story Line: Freya joins your party after the competition to catch the monsters in Lindblum. If you notice that Freya looks like a large rat girl, it's because she is. She belongs to the Burmecian race, basically rats that do human things. Freya's past is full of sorrow, as her love went off to battle and when he came back he couldn't remember who she was. Through the game, Freya leans that she cannot be sad forever and that she can't keep her feelings bottled inside. At the end, her love tells her that he will be with her and start a new life, and she, along with everyone but Vivi, attends the play where Zidane makes his return. Story Line Score: 8
Overall Battle Performance: The battle system in FFIX is much more traditional Final Fantasy in that each character gets the option to attack, do a special skill, or use an item. The main difference is that every character can use magic. Different skills, called abilities, are learned from weapons, armor, and accessories. Abilities can then be equipped to a character, giving a wide range of choice for each battle. Magic is learned in the same way, but doesn't need to be equipped. FFIX has the Trance mode, in which a character turns a glowing white, and aquires special hidden powers during this time. Freya is a dragoon. Although, in this game, they call that a dragon knight, which is cool I suppose but there was no need to change the name. The general rule of thumb is that dragoons use spears and lances in battle. Their physical attacks are powerful (not as good as the main character's of course) but not as powerful as the jump command. Freya is no exception. When using the jump command, she leaps off the screen, eventually coming back to do twice the original damage. Her trance mode is a jump that keeps her up in the air for about three turns, raining spears down on the enemies. She also has dragon knight magic, which is usually pretty good to use, too. Just remember that when she is in jump, nothing, not even positive spells, can affect her, so time your jumps correctly. Overall Battle Performance Score: 8
Overall Contribution: Freya is an excellent addition to any battle you need to fight, and provides a nice little twist to the story with the whole Amarant thing. Overall Contribution Score: 8
My Opinion: I loved Freya. She's a dragoon, she's not all peppy like previous Final Fantasy girls, and I kept her in my party all the time. But damn, didn't you think she was going to end up with Amarant? That threw me off. But overall, she was an interesting character. My Opinion Score: 10
Freya's Average Score: 8.5