Gogo is both a boss from Final Fantasy V and a character from Final Fantasy VI. In both games, s/he’s a “Master Mimic”. They couldn’t be dressed more differently. Gilgamesh’s appearance:
Gilgamesh’s appearance has varied subtly in each game, but he has a gray complexion, red/orange suit of armor, and as many as eight arms in which he holds an arsenal of different weapons.
Gogo wears many layers of clothing and has their face covered so well it is unclear who Gogo is, or even what gender. On inspection, it appears Gogo is wearing myriad designs and pieces of clothing that resemble the rest of the cast to varying extents. Gogo’s color scheme is yellow, red and green, they wear an elaborate headgear that covers them entirely apart from the part left open for the eyes; the headgear has a protruding horn-like appendage on the left and feathers. Gogo is draped in exquisite robes with beads and tassels and has shoes with pointed tips.
But the Final Fantasy Wikia lists a curious tidbit about Gogo’s face:
Yoshitaka Amano’s concepts portray Gogo with facial makeup similar to that of Gilgamesh.
But then, what does this mean? It could mean:
- First, Gilgamesh is Gogo. This would explain why Gilgamesh was absent in Final Fantasy VI, but both were in Final Fantasy V.
- Second, Gogo pretends to be Gilgamesh sometimes.
Gilgamesh as Gogo doesn’t explain why Gilgamesh doesn’t have a mimic function or fights the party as Gogo at all. The Void trapped both; it’s likely they may have met each other. The question then is, when does Gogo pretend to be Gilgamesh?
In later renditions of Final Fantasy VI, we can acquire Gilgamesh as an Esper, it couldn’t have been Gogo then. Gogo has a similar facial makeup to Gilgamesh. It’s possible s/he must have met the latter before meeting him in the Coliseum. Bartz and his friends may have met Gogo as Gilgamesh earlier and not have noticed it. Gogo and Gilgamesh might be the same characters from Final Fantasy V or even the same type of monsters.
Gogo is a skilled mime, and could possibly be anyone. Why couldn’t he also be Gilgamesh?
According to 134340Goat, Gogo could have crossed Final Fantasy games!
Hey Pez! Was literally just rewatching your videos about the Pitioss theories. After hearing those, I’m a big fan of those. Love how enthusiastic you were discussing them too
I also like the FFVI Gogo is the FFV Gogo boss who traveled through the void theory. I don’t think it’s likely, but I like the theories that FFII, FFIV, and FFVI take place in the same world thousands of years apart
To explain that last one in case anyone hasn’t heard it: FFII’s Ricard is the same Richard Kain mentions being his father who died against “an empire” (irl was just a shoutout to FFII, but hey, it’s fun) and that the War of the Magi mentioned in FFVI were those conflicts
I know, the theory falls apart rather quickly. But it’s a cutesy one
But does it fall apart?