“Hey, don't look at me like that! I'm pretty decent with my magic. You can hire me for 10000 gold.”
—Hugh, wanting to be recruited by Roy
Hugh (ヒュウ Hyuu) is a mercenary mage; he is the grandson of Niime, the son of Canas, and cousin of Nino. He was raised by his extremely severe grandmother and holds a grudge towards her about it. When the Etrurian defectors abandoned their fort, he is so worried about not getting his pay that he goes over to Roy's army for a job. Hugh is portrayed as very naive to the point of being called childish by younger characters like Chad and Raigh, but he is sincere and good at heart.
Hugh must be paid a large sum of money to be recruited. The player has the option of paying him 10,000 gold, but can decline the offer and choose to pay him a lower sum; if the last offer (5000G) is declined, he refuses to join the party. Each time the player declines his offer, his starting stats decrease.
He continued his studies in magic after the war.
Note: Stats listed are for his highest joining price of 10,000. Every attribute is reduced by 1 for each offer you turn down.
|Starting Class||Aff||Level||HP||Str/Mag||Skill||Spd||Lck||Def||Res||Con||Move||Weapon||Starting Items|
|Mage||Wind||15||26||13||11||12||10||9||9||7||5||Anima - C||Elfire|
- HP: +4
- Magic: +4
- Skill: +2
- Speed +1
- Defense: +2
- Resistance: +2
- Staff Mastery Level: E
Hugh is a pretty nice unit to have if you're lacking in spellcasters, and he comes with the coveted member card that must be used to access to Secret Shops. He lies somewhere in the middle of Lugh and Lilina stat-wise. Hugh can easily become an effective unit, and although he does appear relatively late in the game, he can quickly raise experience to become a worthy Sage.
Hugh has more HP and defense than the other sages, but his other stats are quite lacking in comparison. Hugh is ahead of Lilina in skill, but has much less magic. Hugh can be quite useful, as he can survive a hit from the physical units more easily than Lugh or Lilina.
Hugh - Streetwise Mage (世長けた魔道士 Yo taketa madōshi)
- Although many nations sought out his service, Hugh turned them all down and led his life on his own. He always was a pain when it came to money, but his magical abilities allowed him to imprint his name on history's face as a great and powerful sage.