Name: Mateus Palamecia
Pronunciation: Ma-ta-us Pala-me-see-ah
Nicknames: The Emperor, Emperor of Hell, Light Emperor
Age: 34 (Immortal)
Birthday: February 24
Nationality: The Palamecian Empire
City/town of birth: The Palamecian Empire
Currently lives: The Palamecian Empire
Languages Spoken: English, Demonic
Native language: English
Relationship status: In a partnership with Ultimecia
Weight: 157 lb
Hair color: golden blonde
Eye color: mauve
Skin color: pale
Preferred style of clothing: The Emperor wears golden armor with purple robes underneath. His hair is blond and spiked, with an extra-long ponytail, and purple ombre at the tip of the side bangs. His head is adorned with multiple tiny sapphires, emeralds, opaques, and rubies. Black and white stripes trace his ribs on his chestplate, and demonic looking faces embellish his waist and back. His gauntlets sport extended claws. The Emperor wears purple makeup on his eyes and lips, and a purple crown depicting a serpent. He has at times worn a darker outfit, with a hairstyle that resembles a pair of demonic horns. This outfit exposes his hands, which have long fingernails painted black with golden lines, as well as rings on his middle and index fingers of his left hand. The pair of horns have golden ornaments as well as a crown with circular rubies.
Allergies: None, but he would say peasants just to show
Any physical ailments/illnesses/disabilities: Power hungry, racist, misanthrope and narcissistic
Personality: Being the ruler of Palamecia, the Emperor is arrogant, intelligent and manipulative. He addresses his enemies politely, but is quick to call them insects or worms. His arrogance leads him to refuse to personally fight his enemies unless they prove themselves by defeating his minions. He is a misanthrope, harboring a hatred of humanity, declaring humanity to have a flawed sense of justice and having forsaken love, and being inherently violent. He views himself as the only one capable of ruling as Emperor. The Emperor is implied to be skilled with developing advanced weaponry, as the Dreadnought airship was implied to have been developed by him.
There are subtle personality differences between the Emperor's different incarnations in the mortal world and the afterlives. The Dark Half is destructive to the point of no longer caring about merely ruling the Palamecian Empire, seeking to destroy the world with the powers he gained upon his return from Hell.
In Dissidia Final Fantasy the Emperor's personality from Final Fantasy II is expanded on. He is calm and never loses control of his emotions, as he believes his plan will succeed without fail. His intelligence is demonstrated when he formulates the plan to kill Cosmos for good and end the war in Chaos's favor using the Crystals. He is treacherous, creating dark crystals to ensure his own survival, having anticipated that Chaos would attempt to commit suicide when killing Cosmos. Despite this, he vows to return as long as Chaos lives upon being defeated. Mateus abhors nihilistic viewpoints, evidenced by his reaction when Garland compares him with Kefka. He had an interest in Terra Branford, as the aforementioned conversation had him expressing disappointment that Terra was going to be commanded by Kefka again, and in the previous cycle, he offered to have Terra come under his command after Kefka had trouble regaining control over her due to Kuja's actions.
Likes: Overthrowing gods, himself
Dislikes: Resistance, The Wild Rose Rebellion, Humans
Fear/phobias: Being overthrown
Favorite color: Gold, purple
Hobbies: Conquering, ruling
Taste in music: Classical
Talents/skills: Magic, Military leadership, a master schemer
Favorite foods: Sweets, ham, fish
Favorite drinks: Wine and tea
Disliked foods: Anything common people eat
Disliked drinks: What common people drink
Level of education: very high education
HOUSE AND HOME:
Describe the character's house/home: He lives in his fancy castle with gold and art and so on.
Significant/special belongings: Crown, scepter and well half the land he owns.
Abilities: Even before he crowns himself Emperor of Hell, Mateus is incredibly powerful, able to create cyclones destructive enough to devastate entire towns and lift one of his castles to use as a mobile fortress. He casts strong Lightning-elemental spells and uses a variety of protection spells, such as Protect, Wall, Shell, Haste and Blink. The opening FMV included in the PlayStation version of Final Fantasy II implies the Emperor can manipulate the tide of battle via energy from his fingertips, even when he isn't directly at the battlefield.
Upon his death, and eventual rebirth, he gains the ability to summon Pandaemonium to the surface world as well as a slew of new demonic powers. His physical attacks have a drain effect, allowing him to steal lifeforce from enemies to replenish himself and heal injuries. His physical strikes sometimes poison or stun whom they strike. He still uses his Thunder spell and has gained a high level Flare attack and the original Meteor spell, Starfall. The Emperor is nigh invincible to most physical attacks unless it's against the Blood Sword or the attacker is augmented by Haste or Temper. In the novelization of Final Fantasy II, Mateus is strong enough to defeat Satan in battle, and sold his soul to him for the power to summon demons from Hell.
In Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Emperor's list of powers expands. He can produce magnetic energy mines, focus explosive magical energy on his staff, and create Lightning-elemental crests that fire projectiles or ensnare enemies, alluding to his original incarnation's powers. He also has the power of telekinesis.
Parents names: Airu (mother)
Parents dead/alive: Both are dead
Children: Dustin (adopted)
Allies (Whom are but tools): Chaos, Garland, Jecht, Kefka, Sephiroth, Golbez, Malefor
Enemies (Mere insects): Cosmos, Firion, Kain Highwind, Cloud Strife, Squall Leonhart, Terra Branford, Cecil Harvey, Dairren