Garland is an antagonist in Final Fantasy IX. He's a powerful warlock ruling over the ancient planet of Terra from his research facility, where the party confront him in Castle Pandemonium, although he is first seen earlier in the game piloting the airship Invincible over Alexandria during its destruction. He was left behind by the now-extinct Terran civilisation to guard their souls and find a way of restoring them to life. To that end, he has been assimilating Gaia for centuries (if not longer), and created Kuja, Zidane, and Mikoto to serve as his primary agents in the task of wrapping the process up with a world war or two. Before Garland reveals his identity, he is known to the player as Old Man.
Powers and Stats
Tier: High 5-A
Origin: Final Fantasy IX
Age: Thousands of years old
Classification: Terran Android
Speed: Relativistic+ (Kept up with the party after they defeated the Silver Dragon)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Dwarf Star level (Superior to the Guardians of Terra)
Stamina: Very high (He’s able to move a planet through space for an extended period of time)
Range: Standard melee range. Planetary with telekinesis and magic.
Standard Equipment: None
Intelligence: Showcased he’s more than capable of outwitting Kuja during Bahamut’s siege of Alexandria, a man who could instigate war across the globe and play others against each other like pawns on a chessboard.
Weaknesses: Nothing notable
Note: Not to be confused with the similarly named character from the original Final Fantasy.