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    Blank/Marcus/Cinna Challenge Walkthrough by Majutsuko

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                           -= BLANK, MARCUS & CINNA GUIDE =-
    
                                      Version 1.1
                                       June 2006
    
                                 Written by: Majutsuko
                                zealot_04 @ hotmail.com
    
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                          "No Cloud or Squall can hinder us."
                                      = Marcus =
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    | T A B L E   O F   C O N T E N T S |
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    CHAPTER ONE:    NOTICES
                      i   - Version History
                      ii  - Disclaimer
                      iii - E-mail Policy
                      iv  - Introduction
    
    CHAPTER TWO:    GAMESHARK CODES
                      i   - System Requirements
                      ii  - Hacking Blank, Marcus And Cinna Into The Active Party
                      iii - Cinnas's Weapon Modifier Codes
                      iv  - Name Modifier Codes
                      v   - Stat Modifier Codes
    
    CHAPTER THREE:  ABOUT THE TANTALUS THIEVES
                      i   - Background
                      ii  - Pros
                      iii - Cons
    
    CHAPTER FOUR:   STATUS
                      i   - Starting Stats And Equipment
                      ii  - Stat Maximization Equipment
                      iii - Maxed End-Stats
    
    CHAPTER FIVE:   FULL IN-GAME UTILIZATION WALKTHROUGH
                      i   - Normal Character Game + Blank, Marcus And Cinna
                      ii  - Miscellaneous Places That Concern The Thief Trio
    
    CHAPTER SIX:    END NOTICES
                      i   - Conclusion
                      ii  - Credits
    
    
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                                 CHAPTER ONE: NOTICES
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    i   - Version History
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    Version 1.1 (06/01/2006)
    I've noted that all my codes also work for the PAL version FFIX, apparently.
    I've removed the "Trance Bar Never Fills" codes since they restrict BMC's
    equipment flags (unlike the original "No Trance Bar" codes), making them unable
    to equip their proper weapons and armor. I know, my bad, >_< but it's fixed now
    (thanks to Avila137 for making me aware of the problem). Some small corrections
    made too. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the new ascii art I pulled from my
    Beatrix Guide ^^
    
    Version 1.0 (01/12/2006)
    Added a new alternative set of Trance Codes that don't require "Restorations."
    I also corrected a typo and listed forks for Quina/Cinna's weapon mod code.
    
    Version 0.9 (07/11/2005)
    Somehow the last version of this guide didn't upload right. So here's how it
    should've been.
    
    Version 0.8 (07/10/2005)
    Wrote the bulk of this FAQ.
    
    
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    ii  - Disclaimer
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    This FAQ is Copyright 2005 by me. All trademarks and copyrights contained in
    this document are owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders.
    This FAQ may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
    private use. Putting this FAQ on any web site other than Neoseeker.com and
    Gamefaqs.com (and all sites under the direct affiliation of the latter only)
    without my advance written permission is prohibited and is a violation of
    copyright. Public distribution of this FAQ without my permission is also
    prohibited and is another violation of copyright.
    
    If you want to post my guide on your site, all you have to do is ask me
    POLITELY, as I'm quite prone to saying "yes" to good-mannered people. (If I've 
    already given you permission to post my guide but forgot to write you into my
    safelist, then please e-mail me and I'll make the correction in my next update)
    
    
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    iii - E-mail Policy
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    Any questions regarding any information that can be found in this FAQ will be
    ignored completely. Also note that I will not respond to any requests for any
    codes apart from the ones mentioned in this guide. I do not want to be asked
    about where you can find all the necessary system accessories/devices to hack
    this game, nor do I want any inquisitions about material that is irrelevant to
    this guide. If you are having trouble understanding a particular section of the
    walkthrough and have a valid question, that is fine, but I do not want to be
    pestered for additional support on how to play Final Fantasy IX.
    
    Also, if any material in this guide is incorrect, then please let me know so
    that I can make the proper corrections. However, if anyone simply wants to send
    me their thanks and compliments regarding my guide, I will be more than happy
    to receive them, as you will make my day. Feedback and constructive criticisms
    are always appreciated. In any case, be sure to provide an appropriate title as
    well so that I don't overlook your letter as junkmail and delete it.
    
    
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    iv  - Introduction
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    This is my second walkthrough, and it contains what you need to know for Blank,
    Marcus, and Cinna. They're sub-characters like Beatrix, but with programming
    differences. These three characters share their codes with Amarant, Eiko, and
    Quina, which is why hacking these characters in is slightly more complicated.
    But like anything, it can be done just the same. Basically though, I'm writing
    this guide because I love making full use of temporary characters, like Beatrix
    especially (check out my Beatrix guide too if you have the chance).
    
    Anyway, enjoy the walkthrough!
    
    
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                              CHAPTER TWO: GAMESHARK CODES
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    i   - System Requirements
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    In order to make use of the codes in this guide throughout the game, you must
    be able to meet *either requirement A or B.
    
        REQUIREMENT A
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    * Gameshark Pro (Version 2.3 or higher).
    * An older PlayStation (1998 model or earlier). (It must have a rear port for
      the Gameshark Pro to plug into.)
    * Final Fantasy IX (NTSC/PAL).
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        REQUIREMENT B
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    * Gameshark CDX.
    * A PlayStation (newer than the 1998 model), OR a PlayStation 2.
    * Final Fantasy IX (NTSC/PAL).
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    ii  - Hacking Blank, Marcus And Cinna Into The Active Party
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    The code below allows for any character to be inserted into the game. Note
    that the character who is initially in Slot 1 simply gets sent to the Roster
    where he/she can be retrieved later. (Warning, do NOT activate this code if
    there is no one in Slot 1, or else the game will crash! Also, avoid making
    doubles. After using this code, enter a battle, then exit and everything should
    appear normal.) 
    
     -= Character Modifier Codes =-
    
     Switch Character (Slot 1)
         (R1 + ? BUTTON)
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
          D0073930 0810
          8008B79C B28C           |----------------------------|            
          D0073930 0830           | CHARACTER     | BUTTON     |
          8008B79C B31C           |---------------+------------|
          D0073930 0820           | Zidane        | Up         |
          8008B79C B3AC           | Vivi          | Up-Right   |
          D0073930 0860           | Dagger        | Right      |
          8008B79C B43C           | Steiner       | Down-Right |
          D0073930 0840           | Freya         | Down       |
          8008B79C B4CC           | Cinna/Quina*  | Down-Left  |
          D0073930 08C0           | Marcus/Eiko*  | Left       |
          8008B79C B55C           | Blank/Amarant*| Left-Up    |
          D0073930 0880           | Beatrix       | Select     |
          8008B79C B5EC           |----------------------------|
          D0073930 0890
          8008B79C B67C           *The character that appears depends on your
          D0073930 0801            current progress in the game as well as whether
          8008B79C B70C            you've already customized Blank/Marcus/Cinna.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    Here are a couple important notes to read before getting to the next set of
    codes.
    
    Note 1: Regarding the Trance Codes; you must use them, as BMC don't have Trance
            Mode Sprites, and will therefore hang the game when they enter a
            Trance. Using the "No Trance Bar" codes makes the Trance Gauges
            disappear, along with a side effect which gives Amarant/Eiko/Quina and
            BMC all abilities in their command-sets (even if they're given a new
            one). These also lock out manual Magic Stone allocation for Support
            Abilities. However, these codes make it possible for BMC to equip their
            proper weapons and armor. (Don't worry though, I have restoration codes
            further down if you so wish to undo any changes you've made to your
            characters)
    
    Note 2: Make sure Amarant/Eiko/Quina have no Support Abilities allocated prior
            to changing them, or their Abilities may cross over in a somewhat
            undesireable way, and can be glitchy with the way it offsets the number
            of Magic Stones.
          
    The following codes will transform Amarant, Eiko and Quina into Blank, Marcus
    and Cinna:
    
        CHANGING AMARANT -> BLANK
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    No Trance Bar Code: 3008B686 00FF
    
    Customizer Code A: 8008B6B0 ?F07 (Normal) \
          (OR)                                 > Set ? to "C" for Blank's Menu Cmd.
    Customizer Code B: 8008B6B0 ?F17 (Soldier)/
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        CHANGING EIKO -> MARCUS
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    No Trance Code: 3008B5F6 00FF
    
    Customizer Code: 8008B620 ?EF6 ------------> Set ? to "A" for Marcus' Menu Cmd.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        CHANGING QUINA -> CINNA
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    No Trance Code: 3008B566 00FF
    
    Customizer Code: 8008B590 ?EE5 ------------> Set ? to "8" for Cinna's Menu Cmd.
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    Use the following codes to modify menu command skill-sets. These are used to
    give some variety to BMC, (just imagine Blank using Seiken to cast Shock!)
    
    Digits to substitute for "?"
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    0  Zidane's Skill-set (Steal, Skill)
    1  Vivi's Skill-set (Blk Mag, Focus)
    2  Garnet's Skill-set (Summon, Wht Mag)
    3  Steiner's Skill-set (Swd Art, Swd Mag)
    4  Freya's Skill-set (Jump, Dragon)
    5  Quina's Skill-set (Eat, Blu Mag)
    6  Eiko's Skill-set (Wht Mag, Summon)
    7  Amarant's Skill-set (Flair, Throw)
    8  Cinna's Skill-set (Steal)
    A  Marcus' Skill-set (Steal)
    C  Blank's Skill-set (Steal)
    F  Beatrix's Skill-set (Seiken, Wht Mag)
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    The following codes will transform Blank, Marcus and Cinna back into Amarant,
    Eiko and Quina, effectively restoring them (regardless of whether you've made
    any mistakes in entering the initial codes).
    
    Note: The Trance Restoration Code resets Amarant/Eiko/Quina's abilities, and
          gives them their equipment capabilities back if you used the "No Trance
          Bar" codes.
    
        CHANGING BLANK -> AMARANT
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Trance Restoration Code: 3008B686 0005
    
    Customizer Restoration Code: 8008B6B0 7ED7
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        CHANGING MARCUS -> EIKO
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Trance Restoration Code: 3008B5F6 0006
    
    Customizer Restoration Code: 8008B620 6CB6
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
        CHANGING CINNA -> QUINA
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Trance Restoration Code: 3008B566 0005
    
    Customizer Restoration Code: 8008B590 5E95
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    Basically, all you have to do to successfully work these codes is load your
    game with the desired codes on, and then save the changes you've made to the
    game.
    
    Note: If you use the codes properly as I've outlined, there will not be any
          problems with your game. However, if you do something to corrupt it,
          find help elsewhere because I will not be held responsible. The best I
          can do is provide you with a Checksum Bypass Code to load corrupted files
          (that's if you accidently messed something up and saved your game):
    
     -= Checksum Bypass =-
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
         D01F982C DEFE
         801F9836 2400
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    
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    iii - Cinna's Weapon Modifier Codes
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    The following codes modify Quina/Cinna's equipped weapon. Simply replace xx
    with one of the corresponding hexadecimal values. I've only listed the Hammer,
    and Quina's forks here since I think they look good in Cinna's hands, being the
    Bundt Cake hound that he is. Anyway, be sure to equip/unequip a different piece
    of armament after you've replaced his weapon so that the correct equipment
    stats can take effect.
    
     -= Equipped Weapon Modifier Code =-
    
    3008B595 00xx
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    00  Hammer                  4F  Fork                    50  Needle Fork
    51  Mythril Fork            52  Silver Fork             53  Bistro Fork
    54  Gastro Fork
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    
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    iv  - Name Modifier Codes
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    Here are the necessary codes to change BMC's names as you see fit.
    
     -= Name Modifier Codes =-
    
     |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------|
     | AMARANT/BLANK'S NAME  | | EIKO/MARCUS' NAME     | | QUINA/CINNA'S NAME    |
     |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------|
     | Digit | Name Code     | | Digit | Name Code     | | Digit | Name Code     |
     |-------+---------------| |-------+---------------| |-------+---------------|
     |   1   | 3008B67C 00xx | |   1   | 3008B5EC 00xx | |   1   | 3008B55C 00xx |
     |   2   | 3008B67D 00xx | |   2   | 3008B5ED 00xx | |   2   | 3008B55D 00xx |
     |   3   | 3008B67E 00xx | |   3   | 3008B5EE 00xx | |   3   | 3008B55E 00xx |
     |   4   | 3008B67F 00xx | |   4   | 3008B5EF 00xx | |   4   | 3008B55F 00xx |
     |   5   | 3008B680 00xx | |   5   | 3008B5F0 00xx | |   5   | 3008B560 00xx |
     |   6   | 3008B681 00xx | |   6   | 3008B5F1 00xx | |   6   | 3008B561 00xx |
     |   7   | 3008B682 00xx | |   7   | 3008B5F2 00xx | |   7   | 3008B562 00xx |
     |   8   | 3008B683 00xx | |   8   | 3008B5F3 00xx | |   8   | 3008B563 00xx |
     |   9   | 3008B684 00xx | |   9   | 3008B5F4 00xx | |   9   | 3008B564 00xx |
     |  10   | 3008B685 00xx | |  10   | 3008B5F5 00xx | |  10   | 3008B565 00xx |
     |-----------------------| |-----------------------| |-----------------------|
    
    Digits for Name Modifer Codes
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    00 - 0        01 - 1        02 - 2        03 - 3        04 - 4
    05 - 5        06 - 6        07 - 7        08 - 8        09 - 9
    
    0A - +        0B - -        0C - =        0D - *        0E - %
    0F - Space  
    
    10 - A        11 - B        12 - C        13 - D        14 - E
    15 - F        16 - G        17 - H        18 - I        19 - J
    1A - K        1B - L        1C - M        1D - N        1E - O
    1F - P        20 - Q        21 - R        22 - S        23 - T
    24 - U        25 - V        26 - W        27 - X        28 - Y
    29 - Z
    
    2A - (        2B - !        2C - ?        2D - "        2E - :
    2F - .
    
    30 - a        31 - b        32 - c        33 - d        34 - e
    35 - f        36 - g        37 - h        38 - i        39 - j
    3A - k        3B - l        3C - m        3D - n        3E - o
    3F - p        40 - q        41 - r        42 - s        43 - t
    44 - u        45 - v        46 - w        47 - x        48 - y
    49 - z
    
    FF - End of Name
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    Here are example codes for writing in the respective names for Blank, Marcus
    and Cinna:
    
    3008B67C 0011 -> B         3008B5EC 001C -> M         3008B55C 0012 -> C
    3008B67D 003B -> l         3008B5ED 0030 -> a         3008B55D 0038 -> i
    3008B67E 0030 -> a         3008B5EE 0041 -> r         3008B55E 003D -> n
    3008B67F 003D -> n         3008B5EF 0032 -> c         3008B55F 003D -> n
    3008B680 003A -> k         3008B5F0 0044 -> u         3008B560 0030 -> a
    3008B681 00FF              3008B5F1 0042 -> s         3008B561 00FF
                               3008B5F2 00FF
    
    Note: If you input a name that is more than seven characters long, it will be
          cut off on the battle screen's ATB menu. (For example, a name like
          "Sephiroth" will be displayed as "Sephiro")
    
    
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    v   - Stat Modifier Codes
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    I use these codes merely for the purpose of resetting BMC's stats when they
    naturally get overwritten by their alter-egos. Just plug in a hexadecimal value
    into xx. (Be sure to record their stats before the overwrite, and check Chapter
    Four, i, for Cinna's stats as well.)
    
     -= Blank's Stat Modifier Codes =-
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Level         : 3008B687 00xx
    Max Exp       : 8008B688 xxxx
                    8008B68A 00xx
    Current HP    : 8008B68C xxxx
    Max HP        : 8008B694 xxxx
    Current MP    : 8008B68E xxxx
    Max MP        : 8008B696 xxxx
    Crnt MgStones : 3008B693 00xx
    Max MgStones  : 3008B69B 00xx
    Speed         : 3008B6A0 00xx
    Strength      : 3008B6A1 00xx
    Magic         : 3008B6A2 00xx
    Spirit        : 3008B6A3 00xx
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
     -= Marcus' Stat Modifier Codes =-
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Level         : 3008B5F7 00xx
    Max Exp       : 8008B5F8 xxxx
                    8008B5FA 00xx
    Current HP    : 8008B5FC xxxx
    Max HP        : 8008B604 xxxx
    Current MP    : 8008B5FE xxxx
    Max MP        : 8008B606 xxxx
    Crnt MgStones : 3008B603 00xx
    Max MgStones  : 3008B60B 00xx
    Speed         : 3008B610 00xx
    Strength      : 3008B611 00xx
    Magic         : 3008B612 00xx
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
     -= Cinna's Stat Modifier Codes =-
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    Level         : 3008B567 00xx
    Max Exp       : 8008B568 xxxx
                    8008B56A 00xx
    Current HP    : 8008B56C xxxx
    Max HP        : 8008B574 xxxx
    Current MP    : 8008B56E xxxx
    Max MP        : 8008B576 xxxx
    Crnt MgStones : 3008B573 00xx
    Max MgStones  : 3008B57B 00xx
    Speed         : 3008B580 00xx
    Strength      : 3008B581 00xx
    Magic         : 3008B582 00xx
    Spirit        : 3008B583 00xx
    ```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
    
    
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                       CHAPTER THREE:  ABOUT THE TANTALUS THIEVES
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    i   - Background
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    The thief trio belongs to a group of thieves by the name of Tantalus. They're
    introduced on the Theatre Ship as they plot to capture Princess Garnet.
    Following several events, Blank joins your group in the Evil Forest temporarily
    until he is petrified. This is when Marcus, his brother, goes on a quest to
    cure him. Both are virtuous characters who are loyal to Tantalus. Mysteriously
    though, they somehow manage to see through their eye-covering bandanas, which
    is cool nonetheless. As for Cinna, well...he's a fat shirtless, lazy and
    forgetful bum who has glowing eyes for bundt cake. However, that doesn't change
    his good intentions in Tantalus.
    
    So, all in all, these thieves are a pretty cool bunch of guys.
    
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    ii  - Pros
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    This section points out Blank, Marcus and Cinna's strengths as characters.
    
    * They all have the ability to steal, like Zidane.
    * All three can equip the same armaments as Zidane, barring thief swords/
      daggers, plus they can also wear certain female equips (like Lamia's Tiara).
    * Cinna nets you a buy for the extended ending because of his Hammer.
    * BMC do not need to collect AP.
    * Blank and Marcus (especially Blank) have pretty decent stats (except magic).
    * Blank has two battle sprites for you to choose from!
    * BMC can be brought almost everywhere in the game; they're glitch-free in
      battles, they work on the World Map, in dungeons, towns, shops, menu screens,
      and will load up every time without fail.
    * Most cutscenes are glitch-free with these three characters, though I've yet
      to do more thorough testing. In most cases, their alter-egos take over only
      for the necessary appearances that cutscenes require them for.
    
    
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    iii - Cons
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    This section points out Blank, Marcus and Cinna's faults as characters.
    
    * All of them lack the ability to Trance.
    * Blank and Cinna's portraits are never displayed on Saved Game files.
      (Irrelevant)
    * They have no real Skill-sets without the use of a Gameshark.
    * Blank and Marcus cannot equip Knight Swords, that means no Excalibur II.
    * Cinna can only equip the Hammer, which is one of the weakest weapons in the
      game, and it cannot be unequipped without a Gameshark.
    * Cinna has some of the lowest stats in the game.
    * All of them do not have, nor are they able to use, Support Abilities without
      the use of a Gamehark. (I suggest referring to AnothonyAdja's Support
      Abilities Guide on Gamefaqs for this if you prefer to play the game without
      keeping a GS active).
    * Blank and Cinna do not get healed when using Tents on the World Map. (They
      work at Save Moogles though.)
    * BMC cause the game to glitch, hang and/or freeze during certain battle
      events that are story-driven (refer to Chapter Five...when I finish it :P).
    
    
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                               CHAPTER FOUR:   STATUS
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    i   - Starting Stats And Equipment
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    The following are BMC's base stats if they are at level 1. (Note: The stats on
    the left indicate that nothing is equipped, while the stats on the right
    account for all the equipment listed.)
    
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |   Equip     Optimize     Off      || Equip    |
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |-INFO----------------|-EQUIPMENT---------------|
    ||ŻŻŻŻŻ| Blank        | Wpn: Broadsword         |
    ||     | LV    1      | Hlm:                    |
    ||     | HP  105/105  | Wst:                    |
    ||_____| MP   24/24   | Amr: Silk Shirt         |
    |---------------------| Acs:                    |
    | Speed     23 > 23   |-------------------------|
    | Strength  21 > 21   |-ABILITY-----------------|
    | Magic     12 > 12   |                         |
    | Spirit    21 > 21   |                         |
    |                     |-------------------------|
    | Attack     0 > 12   |                         |
    | Defense    0 >  7   |                         |
    | Evade      0 >  0   |                         |
    | Magic Def  0 >  0   |                         |
    | Magic Eva  0 >  0   |                         |
    |-----------------------------------------------|
    
      Mst   : 12/12
      EXP   :     0 
      NextLV:    16
    
    
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |   Equip     Optimize     Off      || Equip    |
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |-INFO----------------|-EQUIPMENT---------------|
    ||ŻŻŻŻŻ| Marcus       | Wpn: Broadsword         |
    ||     | LV    1      | Hlm: Leather Hat        |
    ||     | HP   90/90   | Wst: Wrist              |
    ||_____| MP   22/22   | Amr: Leather Shirt      |
    |---------------------| Acs:                    |
    | Speed     20 > 20   |-------------------------|
    | Strength  18 > 18   |-ABILITY-----------------|
    | Magic     11 > 11   |                         |
    | Spirit    21 > 21   |                         |
    |                     |-------------------------|
    | Attack     0 > 12   |                         |
    | Defense    0 >  6   |                         |
    | Evade      0 >  5   |                         |
    | Magic Def  0 >  6   |                         |
    | Magic Eva  0 >  3   |                         |
    |-----------------------------------------------|
    
      Mst   :   8/8
      EXP   :     0 
      NextLV:    16
    
    
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |   Equip     Optimize     Off      || Equip    |
    |-----------------------------------||----------|
    |-INFO----------------|-EQUIPMENT---------------|
    ||ŻŻŻŻŻ| Cinna        | Wpn: Hammer             |
    ||     | LV    1      | Hlm: Leather Hat        |
    ||     | HP   75/75   | Wst:                    |
    ||_____| MP   32/32   | Amr:                    |
    |---------------------| Acs:                    |
    | Speed     19 > 19   |-------------------------|
    | Strength  15 > 15   |-ABILITY-----------------|
    | Magic     16 > 16   |                         |
    | Spirit    19 > 19   |                         |
    |                     |-------------------------|
    | Attack     0 > 12   |                         |
    | Defense    0 >  0   |                         |
    | Evade      0 >  0   |                         |
    | Magic Def  0 >  6   |                         |
    | Magic Eva  0 >  0   |                         |
    |-----------------------------------------------|
    
      Mst   :   8/8
      EXP   :     0 
      NextLV:    16
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ii  - Stat Maximization Equipment
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This section provides all the weapons and armor that will increase BMC's stat
    growths when equipped after so many levels. For more on this, see KADFC's
    Stat Maximization Guide for the formulas in calculating stats.
    
     -= Stat Increasing Equipment =-
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | SWORDS         | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Defender       |     |     |     | +3  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | HEADGEAR       | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----| 
    | Feather Hat    |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Steepled Hat   |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Bandana        | +1  |     |     | +1  |
    | Ritual Hat     |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Lamia's Tiara  |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Twist Headband |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Mantra Band    |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Green Beret    | +1  | +1  |     |     |
    | Golden Hairpin |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Flash Hat      | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Thief Hat      | +2  |     |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | WRIST-WEAR     | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Leather Wrist  |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Bone Wrist     |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Mythril Armlet |     |     |     | +1  |
    | N-Kai Armlet   |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Dragon Wrist   |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Thief Gloves   | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Power Wrist    |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Bracer         |     | +1  |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ARMOR          | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Bronze Vest    |     |     |     | +1  |
    | Chain Plate    |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Survival Vest  |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Brigandine     |     | +1  |     |     |
    | Judo Uniform   |     | +1  |     | +1  |
    | Power Vest     |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Demon's Vest   |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Ninja Gear     | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Dark Gear      |     |     |     | +3  |
    | Brave Suit     |     |     |     | +1  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ACCESSORIES    | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Desert Boots   |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Germina's Boots|     | +1  |     |     |
    | Coral Ring     |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Promist Ring   |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Glass Buckle   |     | +1  | +1  | +2  |
    | Magician Shoes |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Fairy Earrings |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Running Shoes  | +2  |     |     |     |
    | Black Belt     |     | +2  |     | +2  |
    | Reflect Ring   |     | +1  |     | +1  |
    | Pumice Piece   |     | +2  | +2  |     |
    | Yellow Scarf   |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Gold Choker    |     |     | +2  |     |
    | Power Belt     |     | +3  |     |     |
    | Madain's Ring  |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Rebirth Ring   |     |     |     | +4  |
    | Angel Earrings |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Ribbon         |     | +1  | +3  | +1  |
    | Battle Boots   | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    | Pumice         | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    | Rosetta Ring   |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Protect Ring   |     |     |     | +1  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
     -= Most Stat-Beneficial Equipment =-
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | SWORDS         | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Defender       |     |     |     | +3  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | HEADGEAR       | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----| 
    | Bandana        | +1  |     |     | +1  |
    | Lamia's Tiara  |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Mantra Band    |     |     | +1  | +1  |
    | Green Beret    | +1  | +1  |     |     |
    | Thief Hat      | +2  |     |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | WRIST-WEAR     | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | N-Kai Armlet   |     |     |     | +2  |
    | Thief Gloves   | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Power Wrist    |     | +2  |     |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ARMOR          | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Judo Uniform   |     | +1  |     | +1  |
    | Power Vest     |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Demon's Vest   |     |     | +1  |     |
    | Ninja Gear     | +1  |     |     |     |
    | Dark Gear      |     |     |     | +3  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | ACCESSORIES    | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Glass Buckle   |     | +1  | +1  | +2  |
    | Running Shoes  | +2  |     |     |     |
    | Black Belt     |     | +2  |     | +2  |
    | Pumice Piece   |     | +2  | +2  |     |
    | Power Belt     |     | +3  |     |     |
    | Rebirth Ring   |     |     |     | +4  |
    | Ribbon         |     | +1  | +3  | +1  |
    | Battle Boots   | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    | Pumice         | +1  |     | +1  |     |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
    My Equipment choices for raising all stats all around, (except for Magic, since
    BMC don't have any magic-affected skill-sets):
    
    |----------------------------------------|
    | EQUIPMENT      | Spd | Str | Mag | Spr |
    |----------------+-----+-----+-----+-----|
    | Defender       |     |     |     | +3  |
    | Green Beret    | +1  | +1  |     |     |
    | Power Wrist    |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Power Vest     |     | +2  |     |     |
    | Black Belt     |     | +2  |     | +2  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    | TOTAL BONUS    | +1  | +7  | +0  | +5  |
    |----------------------------------------|
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    iii - Maxed End-Stats
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    The following are the highest values the thief trio could possibly attain for
    their stats by focusing on each individual stat alone (with the best equipment)
    from LV 1 to LV 99.
    
    Blank                        Marcus                       Cinna
    LV    99                     LV    99                     LV    99
    HP  7509/7509                HP  7238/7238                HP  6966/6966
    MP   417/417                 MP   410/410                 MP   442/442
    Speed    : 50                Speed    : 47                Speed    : 46
    Strength : 83                Strength : 80                Strength : 77
    Magic    : 65                Magic    : 64                Magic    : 69
    Spirit   : 50                Spirit   : 50                Spirit   : 50
    MagStones: 66                MagStones: 62                MagStones: 62
    
    
    -=============================================================================-
                 CHAPTER FIVE:   FULL IN-GAME UTILIZATION WALKTHROUGH
    -=============================================================================-
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    i   - Normal Character Game + Blank, Marcus And Cinna (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    This section will address all places of note for the thief trio of Tantalus in
    a full play-through with them.
    
    Note: If anyone is interested in doing any testing for me by doing a whole game
    with all three of these characters, letting me know of any glitches/problems
    that may arise, please contact me right away because that would be awesome!
    I ask since I really don't have the time, nor the drive to play FFIX again any
    time soon, so any help wouldn't go uncredited :)
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ii  - Miscellaneous Places That Concern The Thief Trio (PENDING)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    
    -=============================================================================-
                             CHAPTER SIX:    END NOTICES
    -=============================================================================-
    
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    i   - Conclusion
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    I hope you've enjoyed this guide, I certainly put a lot of work into it. One of
    the major reasons I wrote this is because it's always great to open up new
    possibilities for things.
    
    Well, cheers.
    
    ~ Majutsuko
    
    
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    ii  - Credits
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    - Thanks to KADFC, who inspired me to write this FAQ.
    - Thanks to Vey for the Character Modifier codes.
    - Thanks to Ugetab for the Character Customizer codes.
    - Thanks to CzarDragon for the Checksum Bypass code.
    - Thanks to the Gameshark Code Creators Club <www.cmgsccc.com> for their Stat
      and Name Modifier codes.
    - Thanks to KADFC for information regarding stat maximization.
    - Thanks to Terence for his stat growth theories.
    - Special thanks to Squaresoft for creating Final Fantasy IX.
    - Special thanks to Sony Computer Entertainment America for the PlayStations.
    - Special thanks to Gamefaqs.com and Neoseeker.com for posting this guide.
    
    * Finally, I'd like to extend my sincerest thanks to all of you who've read/
      used my FAQ.
    
    -=============================================================================-
    
                           -= BLANK, MARCUS & CINNA GUIDE =-
                                    Copyright 2005
                                       Majutsuko
    
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