TACTICS OGRE: THE KNIGHT OF LODIS
Character Duplication Guide v1.3

Tactics Ogre is a great Strategy/RPG, though is does have one sorely overlooked
glitch that many people (I myself included) have taken advantage of. By
following a certain process, anyone can duplicate their characters and even
manage to create the ULTIMATE character (which is actually a glitch character;
I'll go into that later).

WARNING: I assume no responsibility for anything this might do to your game, so
don't come whining to me if you lose all your saved games (It can happen, I'm a
textbook example).

Updates
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v1.3
Included a few more points on the glitch character, as well as an important
update.

v1.1
Included how to keep the glitch character, which was necessary for snapping it.

v1.02
Fixed error in character duplication

v1.01
Gave GreenGuy credit for the glitch character


The Actual Duplication
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First step, choose the person you want to duplicate (IT SHOULD NEVER BE
ALPHONSE!). Keep in mind that this
character's equipment will ALSO be duplicated as well, so you can gain more of
that hard-to-get item that you've been searching for. This includes spellbooks
and special techniques (Get more than one Lachesis, Atropos or Clotho....
hehe). If you plan on duplicating items, make sure that there are no more
available to equip.

Next, choose two junk characters that you don't use (hiring Lv. 1 faeries works
well for this).

Place the three characters at the end of the list in this order:

1. Junk Character
2. Junk Character
3. Soon-to-be duplicated character
Make sure that you set the list so their numbers are in the right order.

NEVER DUPE ALPHONSE!

Get into a random or story battle (Training doesn't count, unless you want to
waste a SnapDragon), and make sure character 2 and 3 are included.
Intentionally kill no. 2 and finish the battle as normal.

Immediately after the battle, open up the Organize screen and then choose
'sort', then 'execute'.

Leave the screen and enter training. Exit as soon as you can (don't even bother
choosing teams), and then check the organize screen.

Characters 1 and 2 will be gone, and 3 will be there, twice (IF ALPHONSE
APPEARS TWICE, OR NOT AT ALL, TURN YOUR GAME OFF NOW)! Congratulations!
You just successfully duplicated your character!

Item Duplication
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Note: The following items CANNOT be duplicated correctly, as they can't be sold:

Snapdragon Swords
Anbicion
Longicolnis
Pearl Necklace
Circlet of Wisdom

While the character will be duplicated, their items will be too. Head to the
nearest shop, and be ready to make a lot of cash. When you start to sell, you
will see that the number of current items will exceed the number of max. items
(i.e. 2/1). First off, sell 99 of the item. While it may be tempting to sell as
many as you can, don't. This can really mess up your game (I know, I tried
-.-). You should now have an accurate number frou the max. amount, but it's
still actually much more than it says. Sell 58 plus the number you had when you
started (If you had 3 before you started, you would sell 61 of the item).

Congratulations! You should now have 99 of that item! This also works for
spellbooks, as well.

The Glitch Character
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This is where things start to get really fun.

MAKE SURE THAT ALPHONSE WAS NOT YOUR DUPLICATED CHARACTER. IF SO, START OVER!

To create a glitch character, continue as usual with the character duplication
glitch. However, when you choose 'execute' from the sort menu, make sure you
have the character you are duplicating highlighted. Choose 'execute, and you
will be highlighting an empty space, with a character named P.H.I.F.G.Q.F.G.
Depending on your progress through the game, it will have a different Class and
portrait (for example, if you try this at the beginning of the game, It may be
Orson, and an Archer. I've done this at the beginning of the 3rd charpter as
well, in which I got a Wizard with Ivanna's portrait).

To actually keep the glitch, choose to manually switch characters, and choose
the glitch. Now, exchange it. You'll find that you cant exchange it with a
normal character, as the game claims that the character is locked and cannot be
changed. Unfortunately, you're going to have to exchange it with a unique
character. While this does sound harsh, keep in mind that the glitch is much
more powerful than any special character you'll ever get.

Special Characters Include:
Ivanna
Glycinia
Lubina
Orson
Shiven
Cybil
Rictor
Aerial
Saia
Euphaire
Elrik
Eleanor
Alphonse (NOT recommened at ALL)


*UPDATE*
I've gotten a lot of questions about getting the glitch, snapping it, etc., so
here is the method I used just last night to get it.
-Lock Alphonse (So you won't lose him).
-Start the cloning process and clone Euphaire, EXCEPT do the following:
	-Get 4 junk characters, instead of 2
	-Kill the second one in battle intentionally.
	-Follow the rest of the cloning process, up to the part right after you clone.
	-Dismiss or snap the second Euphaire.
	-Try to move the remaining Euphaire manually, If you can't, you've done
everything right.
-Now, highlight Euphaire, and hit Execute again. You should be highlighting the
glitch.
-Move the glitch and replace a special character with it.

Stats of the glitch include:

Virtue Element
Level 6 (or 7, or 8)
64 EXP
Walking movement
Wading movement
11.9 move
392 HP
390 MP
999 STR (Actually 16334)
999 INT (Actually 16330)
999 AGI (Actually 25835)
999 ATK
908 DEF
999 Spell ATK
999 Spell DEF
Assorted powerful weapons, which you CAN'T keep (ah darn...).
The spells Thunder Flare, Summon Golem, Thunder Flare, Summon Golem  (This
might be different, but it's what I got)
Was previously a Red Dragon (o_O;;)

Enter battle with the glitch and standby to get the following emblems:

Blood Reign
Dragon Scale
Animal Hunter
Gibe of the Fallen Angel
Lancer
Philosopher's Stone
Self Preservation
Berserk
Arbitration
Broken Heart
War God
Knight's Certificate
Book of Initiation
Miracle
Sniper
Fist Fight
Don Quixote
Embodiment of Desires
Archangel's Feather
The Cycle of Life
Charisma
Bogus Hero
Veteran Soldier

In order to change the class of the glitch, Press R on the organize screen and
select class. Choose a Male class and select the glitch.
However, If you choose to change class the other way, there will be no classes
you can change into, and the glitch's protrait may change, as well as it's
stats (It's just temporary, but the potrait of mine changed into Saia, and
wouldn't let me dismiss it either).
It can turn into the following MALE classes:

Soldier
Ninja
Archer
Wizard
Cleric
Knight
Swordmaster
Dragoon
Beast Tamer

It cannot be dismissed
Note: Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, exchange Alphonse and the glitch
character. Disastrous effect will
occur.
Note: If you do end up with Summon Golem on the glitch character, DO NOT use
it. Your game will freeze.

Snapping the Glitch
------------------------

This is actually quite tough. The game does NOT want you to snap this
character, for obvious reasons (^.^).

Enter Training.

Place the glitch in Team B, with at least one other character.

Use a SnapDragon to snap the glitch. The game might freeze at this point.

It if doesn't, proceed to kill the other character, but DON'T PICK UP THE
SWORD!

The game should say "Team A wins!", and a text box will appear, stating that
items will be picked up. The game may freeze at this point as well.

If nothing freezes, you are VERY lucky (my game freezed on me 19 times before I
finally was able to Snap the glitch successfully).

Now, if you try to equip the sword, your game will freeze. To equip it, enter
any battle (Training is OK) and enter the organize screen before you start.
Equip the sword, and the game may freeze, it may not. There seems to be a 50/50
chance.

If the game didn't freeze, enter battle, and keep this sword on the character
for a while. Keep in mind, that while many
Graphical glitches WILL occur, just be patient.  Eventually, the game will seem
to get used to having a grossly overpowered sword (STR+ 8167, INT+ 8165, AGI+
5167)  in the game, and won't glitch up anymore. Until then, however, your game
may freeze up at any point and time.
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Well, that's all, folks! Have fun messing around with your game's bugs, and
cheat like crazy!

Special Thanks
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My grandparents, who gave me the B-Day money to buy this game.

Funcoland, for having this game in stock.

CJayC, for creating this website (I know this line is overused, but it seemed
necesary)

Layoneil, for bringing this Character duping trick to my attention.

GreenGuy, for discovering the glitch character.

orihalchon dragoon, for showing me that some people just don't read at all.

Questions? Comments? Email me at dolphinbomb@comcast.net