Gladiolus Amicitia, usually shortened to Gladio, is a close friend of Noctis’ and acts as his shield. In fact, his family line has been tasked with protecting the royal family for generations. He is quite a cheerful person and isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind, especially when it’s necessary to keep the party on their task. It is because of that attitude and directness that he tends to get into arguments with Noctis. Gladio uses a greatsword as his primary weapon, and a shield as his secondary.