January 21 is “Rivals Join Forces” day in Japan! Let’s look at a “rival character” from FINAL FANTASY who ends up joining forces with the heroes to fight together!
Gilgamesh and Bartz (FFV)
As FFV antagonist Exdeath’s right-hand man, Gilgamesh faces off against main character Bartz and friends many times over the course of their adventure, and he even goes as far as to declare Bartz his rival. With the blossoming of their (one-sided?) bromance, however, he eventually decides to fight alongside his self-proclaimed rival – as for exactly how that plays out, please give FINAL FANTASY V a shot if you haven’t!