We now come to the last mainline Final Fantasy game released to date. Here’s what the wiki says about the fifteenth entry’s Cid:
Cid Sophiar is an elderly man and the head mechanic of the Hammerhead service station that looks after Noctis’s car, the Regalia. His granddaughter, Cindy Aurum (named Cidney in Japanese), helps him with his business and has the most contact with the group when they first meet. During Regis’s youth Cid fought beside him, Cor Leonis, and Weskham Armaugh. Cid can upgrade some of the player’s weapons. Cindy acts as mechanic for the Regalia and her final modification for it grants the ability to fly.
But wait! This Cid has a granddaughter named Cindy, let’s hear about her:
Cindy Aurum is the head mechanic of the Hammerhead garage in Final Fantasy XV. She services the player’s car, the Regalia, and can customize and upgrade it. She is the granddaughter of Cid Sophiar, who owns the Hammerhead service station. Cid is a recurring name in the Final Fantasy series for an older man who often has an engineering background or something to do with airships. Cindy’s Japanese name is “Cidney”, reflecting the connection.
My thoughts: He certainly doesn’t have the wild design of early entries, but this Cid fits into the bro-tastic feel of FFXV. A female counterpart to Cid is welcome and Cindy seems both competent and capable. However, her skimpy outfit was an unnecessary bit of fanservice (Google her if you want to know more). The accents on both characters is… questionable.
Have a great night everyone!