Garnet Til Alexandros XVII
|Name:||Garnet Til Alexandros XVII a.k.a. Dagger|
|Relationships:||Zidane (friend/love interest), Vivi (friend), Steiner (protector), Freya (friend), Quina (friend), Eiko (friend/'rival'), Amarant (friend), Baku (acquaintance), Marcus (acquaintance), Cinna (acquaintance), Zorn and Thorn (enemies), Beatrix (protector), Kuja (enemy)|
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One of the last survivors of a summoner race, Princess Garnet was adopted into the Alexandrian royal family by Queen Brahne, and by sheer coincidence resembled the real Princess Garnet, who had passed away recently prior through unknown circumstances.
Upon turning 16 however, Garnet noticed a change in her mother's demeanour, and sought the help of her 'uncle' Cid. Cid enlisted a talented band of thieves named Tantalus who, along with some difficulties, succeeded in retrieving the princess from her mother's clutches.
Garnet assumed the alias of Dagger for the sake of keeping a low profile, and with the help of her loyal knight Steiner, Zidane Tribal and Vivi Ornitier, she set about a plan to circumvent Queen Brahne's corruption.
Garnet's character growth is considered second only to Vivi throughout the events of Final Fantasy IX, where she starts off as a naive, innocent princess, and witnesses the destruction of civilisations, the loss of her own mother, the strain of ruling a kingdom at such a young age, and the anguish of having said Kingdom - her last tie to normality - destroyed, by the same man who razed her hometown ten years previously.
Garnet learned not only that there was a world beyond her castle walls, but also of her lineage, and that people are better than their worst deed.
Garnet's only common shipping is with Zidane due to their canonical relationship, however non-con ships with Kuja exist, and femslash with Beatrix aren't unheard of. AUs where Zidane and Mikoto swap roles exist, so a Garnet/Mikoto ship is also feasible.