- Please note: This article discusses a character whose origins are outside the Tekken universe. Certain links will guide you to Final Fantasy Wiki for more information about the character.
Noctis Lucis Caelum (ノクティス・ルシス・チェラム Nokutisu Rushisu Cheramu?) is the main character of Final Fantasy XV and serves as the representative of the Final Fantasy series as the third DLC character in Tekken 7 and was first revealed during the 2017 Tekken World Tour finals.
Noctis was released on March 20, 2018.
Noctis is the crown prince and heir to the throne of the kingdom of Lucis.
Whilst being of aristocratic birth and bearing, Noctis treats his close friends as equals and is often informal with them. He is somewhat reserved and lacks in some social skills due to his isolated childhood upbringing, though is playful and more open with close friends he feels more comfortable around. He can be reckless and egotistical, and worries over others' opinions of him. Ultimately though, he wishes to protect and please his friends and has become more confident in himself.
Noctis is a young man with spiky black hair and blue eyes that can glow red.
- Main article: Noctis Lucis Caelum/Outfits
Noctis wears a black jacket with skull-motif buttons and sequenced details on the pockets. He keeps it unzipped, and the tag on the zipper also has a small skull. Underneath, he wears a steel gray shirt with skull prints. Noctis wears black cropped trousers and black buckled boots with red soles. He also wears a black motorcycle glovelet on his left hand.
Noctis' trailer has him being asked to complete a task by Lars. Lars mentions that he has found an ideal location, but it is already occupied by someone else. As such, it is up to Noctis to clear the area himself.
After securing the place, Lars arrives, and it is revealed that their true purpose was a small fishing trip. While Noctis is able to snag a fish, Lars sneezes, startling Noctis and causing the fish to escape. After this, Lars apologizes for the mistake.
Noctis retains his moves from the Final Fantasy XV main games, and his fighting style references his playable appearance in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT. He can summon a variety of weapons to aid him in combat, his signature Engine Blade being his primary weapon in all of his special attacks and combos. He also uses fira, blizzara and thundara-spells in his throws. His Rage Art is based on his Limit Break Armiger, in which he can summon all of his various weapons to damage his opponent with multiple slashes of his swords before he impales his opponent with an axe to deal heavy damage, finishing the move. His sword style is comparable to Yoshimitsu's; the two also share similar base move sets.
Noctis' movelist is very unique than the rest of the cast, he’s a Tekken-style character who happens to have meter-style characters’ jump-in attacks.
Noctis is a simple defensive character which has a gameplay which focuses on punishment and keepout. As he has huge range on most of his attacks. This is due to the weaponry he wields. For this reason, he operates best in mid to long range combat. As he can hit the opponent with his long-range moves. While they most likely cannot reach him. Making his keep out and interrupting his opponent's approach very effective.
He mostly relies on punishment to inflict damage on his opponent. Whether that be whiff punishment or block punishment. In both areas he excels greatly. As f+2 is the probably the best whiff punisher in Tekken history. As it can punish moves which are normally safe to whiff such as keep out moves from across the stage. His block punishment overall is very good. However, he lacks range on his jabs. He more than makes up for this at i15 from standing. As he gains access to df2 which has huge range. It can launch punish moves which are generally abused or considered to be safer than they actually are due to push back. Such as Hehachi's and Kuma's ff+2 and Paul's Demolition Man.
Up close he is somewhat lacking. As he doesn't have a diverse set of viable pokes, strings and command throws for 1 and 2 breaks. Instead he relies mostly on jabs, d/f+1 and u/f+2 an i14 high CH launcher. The pokes he does have are safe but very disadvantageous on block. However due to his unchickenable reversal and punch parry he can steal the opponents turn to attack.
He is extremely threatening at point blank range, similar to Paul. This is due to his 50/50. Between his Maelstrom. A damaging unseeable low which knockdowns, wallsplats and even floor breaks. And mid of your choice such as uf3.
The combination of his long ranged moves, block punishers and whiff punishers as well as his threatening close range 50/50 make him dangerous to approach and dangerous up close when he has the upper hand.
His warp strike is particularly dangerous, which is one of the longest ranged attacks in the game and makes it extremely dangerous to carelessly charge at him, as he will almost certainly use his warp strike.
|The hunt is on!||Hey, Prompto. Guess who just pulled a 5-star character. Sure, we can battle-but get ready to lose.|
|I'm going all out!||If I didn't know better, I'd say he's following me...|
|Ugh. Can't you see I'm busy here?||Gladio! I just found the BEST fishing spot. ...What? No, I'm not overselling it. It's amazing!|
|Keep it to yourself, Lars.
|Hey, Ignis! What's for dinner? Barbeque? Alright!|
So this is the beast?
|Well, I'm off to go hook me a whooper!|
Playtime's over! And now... the end! Easy!
- Lars Alexandersson - Lars is apparently an acquaintance of Noctis'. In Noctis' DLC reveal trailer, Lars informs him that someone has stolen their fishing spot. After defeating Kuma, Lars and Noctis go fishing together..
- Kuma - In Noctis' reveal trailer, his and Lars's fishing spot has been stolen by Kuma, whom Noctis defeats in order to get back his good spot.
- Noctis' most well-known incarnation in most media is his younger-self, which is 10 years before the final fight against Ardyn Izunia.
- Noctis is the second guest character to be a hero, other being Gon. He is also the only guest hero in Tekken 7, as most of the guest characters there are mostly either villains, anti-heroes or anti-villains.
- Noctis has unique Intro and Win quotes against Lars Alexandersson and Kuma, both of whom feature in the story of his DLC release trailer.
- All of Noctis' weapons in Tekken 7 are Elemental weapons from his home game; he uses the Engine Blade for moves that involve his sword (such as d/f+2), likewise for Force Stealer/great sword (such as d/b+1+2), Drain Lance/spear (such as f+1+2), Plunderers/daggers (such as d/b+1,1+2) and Absorb Shield/shield (such as f+1+4).
- Noctis' fighting style is similar to that of Cloud Strife (Final Fantasy VII) in his playable appearance on the PlayStation fighting game, Ehrgeiz: God Bless the Ring as both men fight bare-handed and use swords as their main weapons to slash their opponents. In Noctis' case, he can summon his sword as part of his special attacks and combo and has a fighting style of his own.
- Noctis is also the second Final Fantasy character to become playable in non-Square Enix fighting games after Cloud, who had a guest appearance in Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.
- The way he pulls off his sword combo on his opponents with his Engine Blade resembles the special moves used by Devil May Cry's Dante in his crossover appearances in Marvel VS Capcom 3 and its updates and Marvel VS Capcom Infinite.
- The way Noctis attacks with various weaponry as his special attacks and during activation of his Armiger Rage Art is similar to the way in which Firion (Final Fantasy II) executes his special attacks and his Fervid Blazer EX Burst in Dissidia Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
- Most of Noctis' voice clips are reused from Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.
- When Noctis summons his Engine Blade to use all of his special attacks and combos to slash his opponents is similar to Dominia in the game, Xenogears and Relius Clover in the BlazBlue series when he summons his puppet wife, Ignis to attack his opponents.
- Noctis is the only guest character to be permanently deceased in his original universe and has no counterparts who are still live and well within mainline related-media, unlike Geese and Negan.
- His fighting stance is similar to that of Lars' fighting stance.
- Some of his borrowed moves are from Lars' special moves such as his Double Action, Multiplied Force and his Lightning Screw that loosely resembles Heihachi's Hell Axle.
- Some of his win animations involves him talking to his cellphone that resembles an iPhone imitating some of Lars' win poses that involves him talking to his mobile phone. But Noctis has the longest win quote thus far when he performs this pose.
- Noctis is the first Square Enix character to be featured under the Bandai-Namco banner. 2B, the main protagonist of NiER Automata (also published by Square Enix) would also follow suit as the second guest character in SoulCalibur VI.
- Their guest appearances in the respective current games are switched, whereas Noctis was originally planned for Soulcalibur VI, while 2B’s originally planned for Tekken 7.
- Noctis shares one of his win poses with Yoshimitsu.
- There is a Final Fantasy-related easter egg when Noctis does a combo that takes away a whole life bar if ended with a rage art. It will cause the damage of the last hit to do 9999 damage, and the entire combo will do 999 damage.