|“||"Chocobo... we just can't catch a break, can we?"||„|
|~ —Sazh to his baby chocobo|
Sazh Katzroy is one of the six protagonists of Final Fantasy XIII and in a downloadable episode of Final Fantasy XIII-2. He is a middle-aged African man with an afro. After his wife died three years prior to the events of Final Fantasy XIII, Sazh looked after their six-year-old son, Dajh, before Dajh became a Sanctum l'Cie and was taken by PSICOM. Saving his son is Sazh's main motivation.
Appearance and Personality
|“||"Kindness like his, you never forget."||„|
|~ —Vanille about Sazh.|
Sazh is a middle-aged man with a distinctive afro in which he keeps an unnamed Chocobo Chick. He wears a long, olive coat over khaki trousers, a white button-down shirt, and black buckled engineer boots. His l'Cie mark is on his chest, and is half-hidden under his shirt. He keeps his two pistols in holsters strapped to his thighs. In Final Fantasy XIII-2, Sazh is the only playable character from the previous game not to get a redesign.
Despite being physically the eldest of the Final Fantasy XIII playable party, Sazh has a youthful, carefree, and lively personality. Sazh is a goodhearted man whose relationship with his son, Dajh, serves as his drive and his selflessness is shown when he considers sacrificing himself to keep Dajh from becoming a Cie'th. He is silly at times, mostly when he is in near-death situations, but underneath his appearance, Sazh has a strong will of justice and is always willing to help his teammates. Through his friendship with Vanille, Sazh is revealed to be forgiving, and through his quest to rescue Dajh, generally (but not always) hopeful.
In contrast to the rest of the party, Sazh is more level-headed and mature, often serving a voice of reason to the others and interjects his opinion when someone is on the verge of letting their emotions get the best of them. He sometimes thinks of the rest of the party as 'the kids', though he seems to respect Lightning as a mature and capable individual.