Square Enix released some information on characters like Clive Rosfield, Jill Warrick, Cidolfus “Cid” Telamon, and Torgal, who will all appear in FFXVI. Clive will be the main protagonist of the game, while Jill is Shiva’s Dominant. Meanwhile, Cidolfus is FFXVI version of the Final Fantasy legacy character Cid.
Clive Rosfield is the son of the Archduke of Rosaria, but he did not become the Dominant of the Eikon Phoenix. Instead, his brother Joshua became the Dominant. So Clive chose to focus his attention on swordplay instead. He is now the First Shield of Rosaria and his job is to protect the Phoenix. Unfortunately, this all comes crumbling down due tot he machinations of the Eikon Ifrit. He has a wolf named Torgal, though Clive has to reunite with Torgal in the course of the game.
When Jill was a little girl in FFXVI, she joined the Rosfield household in Rosaria after someone took her from her homeland. She woke to the power of Shiva during the aforementioned Ifrit tragedy. Because of her childhood with Clive and Joshua, the three of them are like family.
Finally, Cidolfus Telamon is the Dominant of Ramuh, and characters refer to him as Cid in FFXVI. He used to be a soldier, but he is also a scientist. Cid wants to create a place for Bearers and Dominants to die as they wish. He will have a subplot with Benedikta Harman, who is the Dominant of the Eikon Garuda.
Ahead of the biographies, Square Enix also shared character art of everyone. You could see Clive and Joshua when they were children, as well as Torgal when he was a puppy. Square Enix also showed art of Jill when she was a child. There are also pictures of the Dominants other than the three here, such as Benedikta and Dion.
Final Fantasy XVI is in development and will come out on June 23, 2023 for the PlayStation 5.