I had heard some things about Final Fantasy 6 before I started playing it, but I never heard anyone mention Gau before, which is weird because he’s clearly the best character in the game.
Gau’s entire backstory is that he was abandoned as a baby in Fantasy Australia, where every monster on the planet lives. His main ability is that he can leap into enemy formations and learn their moves. This means that if you toss him into a group of imperial robots, he’ll eventually come back with the ability to shoot lasers out of his eyes.
And if he looks at a dragon for too long, he learns how to breath fire and fly.
To top if off, magic doesn’t exist for regular people in this game, which means that everything Gau does is done through sheer force of will.