While most fans have no complaints about Cecil's Dark Knight armor, save, perhaps, that it's particularly menacing, when the time comes to class change the pastels come out. As Emma once said, "Cecil, you are putting the fear of God into no one in that garb."

Final Fantasy heroes have a history of looking feminine and wussy, but no one is more girly than Cecil of the long quasi-blond hair. It doesn't help that he was designed by Amano. And that he wears cream and light blue. And a tiara for goodness' sakes. But this is all part of why I love him. Cecil's one of the least-nice and darkest heroes of the series, and that he completes his journey in such questionable clothes makes his appeal all the greater.

Now I'd like to call attention to something even more alarming- Cecil's lack of pants.

Cecil's lack of pants.

As you will notice, there is a signifigant peach fleshy spot where Cecil's pants should be. Is he wearing a tunic and thigh high boots? Some of us might remember this horrific Nintendo Power drawing implying just that. To this development, we can only raise our hands to the sky and cry "Why, Squaresoft, WHY?" And possibly, wonder in silence if he is going commando.

The Hair

Cecil's hair gets it's own sub-section because it is simply that amazing.

Cecil's hair. Cecil's hair. Cecil's hair.

As you can see, it can't decide what color it wants to be. Is it blue, white, blond? Truly, the world may never know. I've always interpreted it as the blue signifying a translucent quality in his otherwise blond hair. I think his hair is supernatural, and, er, sparkly. It's certainly not the earthly blond of Rosa or Kain, which is colored a simple yellow color.

Whatever the color, it is certainly long and flowy. Very '80s hair band. Rock on, Cecil. Rock on.

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.

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