|“||Unworthy is the rule whose subjects seek the solace of false gods.||„|
|~ Gaius van Baelsar|
Gaius van Baelsar, also known as The Black Wolf, is a minor antagonist in the legacy storyline in Final Fantasy XIV, the central antagonist of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, and an anti-hero in Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, and Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker. He is an Imperial Legatus of the Garlean Empire.
He was voiced by Akio Ōtsuka in Japanese, and in English by Richard Epcar in A Realm Reborn and Michael McElhatton in Stormblood.
Gaius van Baelsar is a Garlean Legatus of the XIV Legion that is one of the Legions invading Eorzea. He uses a gunblade called the Heirsbane as his main weapon.
He can pilot ancient machina, notably the Ultima Weapon in the climax of the "A Realm Reborn" story.
In the 'A Realm Reborn' story, Gaius tells his Tribuni that Eorzea must be saved from the primals.
After the Warrior of Light defeats Garuda, Gaius appears. He kills the Ixal and uses the Ultima Weapon to absorb Ifrit, Titan, and Garuda.
During Operation Archon, he sends Rhitatyn sas Arvina and Livia sus Junius to Cape Westwind and Castrum Merdianum respectively, but both of them are killed in their battles against the Adventurer. When the Adventurer approaches to Gaius in the Praetorium, he praises his/her strength and fights him/her, After the first fight, he enters the Ultima Weapon and battles the Adventurer with the powers of the three primals. However, he gets defeated and loses the primals. Lahabrea appears, where he activates the true power of the Ultima Weapon. Gaius fights the Adventurer again. After the fight, his Ultima Weapon is destroyed. During the Adventurer's escape from the Praetorium, Gaius is killed by the explosions from the destruction of the Praetorium.
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