Final Fantasy Tactics Zodiac Compatibility Guide
Version 1.2
Final update: 7-3-06
By Andrea Robinson

Part 1 - Final Fantasy Tactics Zodiac Compatibility Guide
     1.1 - Introduction to Zodiac Compatibility
     1.2 - FFT Zodiac Compatibility Trivia
     1.3 - The Zodiac According to FFT
     1.4 - Identifying Zodiac Signs
     1.5 - Boss Zodiac Tables by Chapter
     1.6 - Bosses Listed by Sign
     1.7 - Boss Compatibility Listed by Sign
     1.8 - Zodiac Signs of Special Playable and Guest Characters
     1.9 - Zodiac Compatibility Tables

Part 2 - Miscellaneous
     2.1 - Disclaimer
     2.2 - Acknowledgements
     2.3 - Links
       2.3.1 - Game Help Links
       2.3.2 - Game Mechanics Links
       2.3.3 - Fan Page Links

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WARNING: Parts of this guide contain spoilers. If you don't want to know how
many times you'll fight a particular villain, or who starts out on your side
that you eventually have to fight, or who you fight that eventually ends up on
your side, this probably isn't the place to be. However, sections 1.3, 1.4, and
1.9 and all of Part 2 are sanitized and spoiler-free for your protection.

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Part 1 - Zodiac Compatibility Guide

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1.1 - Introduction to Zodiac Compatibility

When you start a game of Final Fantasy Tactics, you are asked for a birthdate.
The date you select determines the main character's zodiac sign. When you hire
new units at the soldier office, you cannot select their birthdates, but you
can control their zodiac signs. Although you can play through the entire game
without concerning yourself with zodiac signs, zodiac compatibility is an
integral part of the game's battle mechanics, and knowledge of the system can
be an advantage when planning battle strategies or starting a challenge game.

Zodiac compatibility affects the amount of damage or healing and the chance for
percentage-based actions, such as Talk Skill, Haste, Raise, and Lich, to work.
Zodiac compatibility does NOT affect evasion, fall damage, Sing, Dance, Item,
the Draw Out ability Murasame, and various special skills that have set success
rates to either inflict a status or do a set amount of damage. There are no
special bonuses when the in-game calendar reaches the date you selected or
when the calendar is in a particular unit's sign. 

Compatibility is applied to different factors for different actions, but the
general rule is:

Best compatibility: the affected variable is multiplied by 1.5
Good compatibility: the affected variable is multiplied by 1.25
Bad compatibility: the affected variable is multiplied by .75
Worst compatibility: the affected variable is multiplied by .5

See Section 1.3 of Aerostar's excellent FFT Battle Mechanics Guide
(http://www.fftactics.net/fftmech) for the precise ways in which zodiac
compatibility affects various types of actions.

For a visual representation of zodiac compatibility, picture the twelve zodiac
signs in a chronological circle:
 - If you draw an equilateral triangle starting at the sign in question, the
   other two points of the triangle are the signs that have good compatibility
   with it.
 - If you draw a perfect square starting at the sign in question, the two
   nearest points of the square have bad compatibility with it.
 - The fourth corner of the square, directly opposite the sign in question, is
   the sign with best/worst compatibility.

Units have best compatibility only with units of the opposite zodiac sign and
opposite sex. They have worst compatibility with units of the opposite zodiac
sign but the same sex.

Things change a little when it comes to monsters. In FFT, all monsters are
gender-neutral; therefore, they cannot have best/worst compatibility. When a
unit would ordinarily have best/worst with a monster's sign, the unit instead
has bad compatibility with the monster.

However, there are a few exceptions to the unisex monster rule. Using the
formulas in the Battle Mechanics Guide to arrive at damage predictions, then
putting the damage into practice, I determined the gender of Holy Dragon Reis
and each of the zodiac beasts, including both forms of Altima, and these
results are confirmed within the code of the game.

 - Holy Dragon Reis is a monster and follows the monster compatibility rules,
   even though human Reis is female.
 - Queklain, Zalera, and Hashmalum are male and follow the human compatibility
   rules, even though they are zodiac beasts.
 - Velius, Adramelk, and Altima 1 and 2 are monsters and follow the monster
   compatibility rules, even though Altima 1 is somewhat, ah, built. ^_^;;

For those who use the Battle Mechanics Guide, please note that versions 4.3
and EARLIER of the BMG are wrong in this particular regard, stating that Reis
and all zodiac beasts are exceptions to the unisex monster rule. However, the
BMG was updated in late 2003, and versions 5.0 and later now more correctly
reflect this fact.

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1.2 - FFT Zodiac Compatibility Trivia

Just a few notes of interest but not great importance.

 - Death screams matches the unit's gender - meaning that zodiac beasts with a
   monster-like death scream are monsters, but those who scream like human
   males are coded as male.

 - When you fight a monster's male human form as part of the same battle
   (Wiegraf/Velius and Dycedarg/Adramelk), the monster is unisex. These are
   also the only battles in which the monster's zodiac sign does not match the
   stone it comes from.

 - Celia and Lede are female humans, but their Ultima Demon forms are unisex.

 - The fact that death screams match genders made me wonder about this: in the
   Deep Dungeon, there is a Time Mage with a male sprite who has a female death
   scream. As it turns out, its sprite byte (which controls in-battle
   appearance and job portrait) is set to male, but its gender half-byte (which
   controls stat bonuses, names, use of female-only equipment, death screams,
   charming, access to bard or dancer, and zodiac compatibility) is set to 
   female. For the purposes of this guide's information, it is female. If
   Invited, yes, it can become a Dancer (although it will look like a bard).

 - Olan's "Galaxy Stop" ability (in the Astrologer class, a.k.a. the skill you
   really hope he uses at Goland Fort City) does not take zodiac compatibility
   into account, but it does not affect units with the same zodiac sign as the
   caster.

 - In several battles where a specific character's death is an instant loss,
   there are generic units with fixed zodiac signs - specifically, fixed to
   have bad compatibility with the unit whose survival is central to your
   success. The two confirmed instances are as follows:
    - Goland Coal City - Chapter 3 - Protect Olan: The two Chemists are Libras,
      giving them bad compatibility to Olan, a Cancer.
    - Yardow Fort City - Chapter 3 - Protect Rafa: Two of the Ninjas are
      Geminis, giving them bad compatibility to Rafa, a Pisces. Since this
      battle can be annoying enough as it is, be glad those two (along with
      Malak) consistently have bad compat with her, or it'd be even worse.

 - For an interesting story of internal inconsistency regarding date ranges of
   the zodiac signs, a.k.a. 'This FAQ is Right and Square Was Wrong', see the
   latter half of section 1.3.

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1.3 - The Zodiac According to FFT

These are the inclusive date ranges used by the game. Various FAQs and sources
disagree on these ranges; I have tested them in-game and can vouch for their
accuracy. These are not necessarily the exact date ranges you will see in 
newspaper horoscopes and other zodiac sign resources, but the dates are quite 
close and these are the ranges used within FFT.

Bred monsters' zodiac signs are based on the date the egg hatches, not the date
on which it is laid. I have tested this in-game as well.

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 Sign         | Start Date   | End Date     |
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 Capricorn    | December 23  | January 19   |
 Aquarius     | January 20   | February 18  |
 Pisces       | February 19  | March 20     |
 Aries        | March 21     | April 19     |
 Taurus       | April 20     | May 20       |
 Gemini       | May 21       | June 21      |
 Cancer       | June 22      | July 22      |
 Leo          | July 23      | August 22    |
 Virgo        | August 23    | September 22 |
 Libra        | September 23 | October 23   |
 Scorpio      | October 24   | November 22  |
 Sagittarius  | November 23  | December 22  |
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Interestingly, even Square got their own date ranges wrong at one point. Around
the time of FFT's release, Square released two little FFT Character Card 
booklets. Most of the cards in the booklets featured concept art of various 
monsters, generic classes, and special characters, but the last 12 cards in one
of the booklets had pictures of the zodiac stones on them. Below each stone is 
the name of the sign and the date range Square chose for in-game. I did not 
know of these existence of these cards when I did the in-game testing of date 
ranges, and when I found the cards I saw that most of the date ranges 
corresponded exactly to what my in-game research had shown.

However, the Sagittarius card reads, "a person who was born from 23rd of
November to 21st of December," and the Capricorn card reads, "a person who was
born from 22nd of December to 19th of January." This was the only information
on the cards that contradicted what I had found - my data showed the cusp
between those two signs being one day later.

So I re-tested that date range in-game and found that my data was correct. The
dates that appear in the chart above ARE the correct ones, and it is Square's
own promotional publication that got it wrong in this case.

So if you have one of those character card booklets and were about to inform me
that I've got the date ranges wrong - don't worry, I've long since looked into
it.

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1.4 - Identifying Zodiac Signs

If you can't identify zodiac signs by just glancing at the symbols, there's a
way to check them in-game without having to search for the symbols online or in
a book.

Step 1A: In the formation screen and the in-battle unit list, select a unit
using the arrow buttons. Continue to Step 2.

Step 1B: In the pre-battle formation screen, select a unit using L1 and R1.
Continue to Step 2.

Step 1C: In battle, select a unit on the field and bring up the unit's status
screen. Continue to Step 2.

Step 1D: In the soldier office's unit info screen, proceed directly to Step 2.

Step 2: Press 'Select,' then use the arrows to bring the pointer to the zodiac
symbol. Press O, and a window will pop up telling you the name of the sign and
what it's compatible with.

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1.5 - Boss Zodiac Tables by Chapter

Now for the meat of this guide, the reason I wrote it to begin with, and
probably the reason you're here reading it. This is a chronological list of
zodiac signs for enemies in assassination battles and other enemies with fixed
zodiac signs, with a section at the end discussing bosses in the sidequests.

Enemies who appear more than once per chapter are listed only in their first
appearance in that chapter. This is why you won't find Wiegraf listed
immediately before Velius in chapter 3, since you fight him earlier in the
chapter as well, and why the final series of bosses isn't quite "in order";
except for Hashmalum and Altima, you fight the others earlier in chapter 4.

Some bosses are unisex and therefore do not have a sign against which they have
best/worst compatibility. The sign that would ordinarily be best/worst is bad
instead, and is listed in the tables as such. The Best/Worst column for these
enemies is marked with the word "none."

Female enemies are marked with an [f] in the Best/Worst column as a reminder
that the genders for best/worst compatibility are reversed.

These tables use the following abbreviations:
Cap. - Capricorn         Aqu. - Aquarius          Pis. - Pisces
Ari. - Aries             Tau. - Taurus            Gem. - Gemini
Can. - Cancer            Vir. - Virgo             Lib. - Libra
Sco. - Scorpio           Sag. - Sagittarius       Ser. - Serpentarius

Leo, of course, is Leo.


 Chapter 1: The Meager
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 ENEMY        | ZODIAC | GOOD       | BAD              | BEST/WORST |
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 Miluda       | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis. [f]   |
 Wiegraf      | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis.       |
 Algus        | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis.       |
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       No, that's not an error. All three targets of Chapter 1
                  assassination battles are Virgos.


 Chapter 2: The Manipulator and the Subservient
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 ENEMY        | ZODIAC | GOOD       | BAD              | BEST/WORST |
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 Gafgarion    | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis.       |
 Queklain     | Sco.   | Pis., Can. | Aqu., Leo        | Tau.       |
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 Chapter 3: The Valiant
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 ENEMY        | ZODIAC | GOOD       | BAD              | BEST/WORST |
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 Zalmo        | Sag.   | Ari., Leo  | Pis., Vir.       | Gem.       |
 Izlude       | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
 Wiegraf      | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis.       |
 Malak        | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
 Velius       | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem., Pis. | none       |
 Celia        | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis. [f]   |
 Lede         | Sag.   | Ari., Leo  | Pis., Vir.       | Gem. [f]   |
 Elmdor       | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
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 Chapter 4: Somebody to Love
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 ENEMY        | ZODIAC | GOOD       | BAD              | BEST/WORST |
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 Meliadoul    | Cap.   | Tau., Vir. | Lib., Ari.       | Can. [f]   |
 Zalmo        | Sag.   | Ari., Leo  | Pis., Vir.       | Gem.       |
 Balk         | Sag.   | Ari., Leo  | Pis., Vir.       | Gem.       |
 Celia        | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem.       | Pis. [f]   |
 Lede         | Sag.   | Ari., Leo  | Pis., Vir.       | Gem. [f]   |
 Elmdor       | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
 Zalera       | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
 Dycedarg     | Sco.   | Pis., Can. | Aqu., Leo        | Tau.       |
 Adramelk     | Sco.   | Pis., Can. | Aqu., Leo, Tau.  | none       |
 Rofel        | Cap.   | Tau., Vir. | Lib., Ari.       | Can.       |
 Kletian      | Gem.   | Lib., Aqu. | Vir., Pis.       | Sag.       |
 Vormav       | Leo    | Sag., Ari. | Sco., Tau.       | Aqu.       |
 Zalbag       | Can.   | Sco., Pis. | Lib., Ari.       | Cap.       |
 Hashmalum    | Leo    | Sag., Ari. | Sco., Tau.       | Aqu.       |
 Altima 1     | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem., Pis. | none       |
 Altima 2     | Vir.   | Cap., Tau. | Sag., Gem., Pis. | none       |
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 Sidequests
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 ENEMY        | ZODIAC | GOOD       | BAD              | BEST/WORST |
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 Elidibs      | Ser.   | none       | none             | none       |
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     Sinogue, the Archaic Demon in the Colliery Underground, and
          Worker 7*New, the Steel Giant at Nelveska Temple,
                 do not have consistent zodiac signs.

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1.6 - Bosses Listed by Sign

Capricorn:    Meliadoul, Rofel (2x)
Aquarius:     none
Pisces:       none
Aries:        none
Taurus:       none
Gemini:       Izlude, Malak (2x), Elmdor (2x), Zalera, Kletian (2x)
Cancer:       Zalbag
Leo:          Vormav, Hashmalum
Virgo:        Miluda (2x), Wiegraf (3x), Algus, Gafgarion (3x), Velius,
              Celia (3x), Altima (2x)
Libra:        none
Scorpio:      Queklain, Dycedarg, Adramelk
Sagittarius:  Zalmo (2x), Lede (3x), Balk (2x)
Serpentarius: Elidibs

This is why it can be important to plan your compatibility around Virgo - not
only is the final boss a Virgo, but so are the two enemies Ramza must fight
one-on-one, and so are many of the fixed-sign units you fight more than once.

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1.7 - Boss Compatibility Listed by Sign

Capricorn has...
...good compatibility with Miluda, Wiegraf, Algus, Gafgarion, Velius, Celia,
   and Altima.
...bad compatibility with no bosses.
...best/worst compatibility with Zalbag.

Aquarius has...
...good compatibility with Izlude, Malak, Elmdor, Zalera, and Kletian.
...bad compatibility with Queklain, Dycedarg, and Adramelk.
...best/worst compatibility with Vormav and Hashmalum.

Pisces has...
...good compatibility with Queklain, Dycedarg, Adramelk, and Zalbag.
...bad compatibility with Zalmo, Izlude, Malak, Velius, Lede, Elmdor, Balk,
   Zalera, Kletian, and Altima.
...best/worst compatibility with Miluda, Wiegraf, Algus, Gafgarion, and Celia.

Aries has...
...good compatibility with Zalmo, Lede, Balk, Vormav, and Hashmalum.
...bad compatibility with Meliadoul, Rofel, and Zalbag.
...best/worst compatibility with no bosses.

Taurus has...
...good compatibility with Miluda, Wiegraf, Algus, Gafgarion, Velius, Celia,
   Meliadoul, Rofel, and Altima.
...bad compatibility with Adramelk, Vormav, and Hashmalum.
...best/worst compatibility with Queklain and Dycedarg.

Gemini has...
...good compatibility with no bosses.
...bad compatibility with Miluda, Wiegraf, Algus, Gafgarion, Velius, Celia, and
   Altima.
...best/worst compatibility with Zalmo, Lede, and Balk.

Cancer has...
...good compatibility with Queklain, Dycedarg, and Adramelk.
...bad compatibility with no bosses.
...best/worst compatibility with Meliadoul and Rofel.

Leo has...
...good compatibility with Zalmo, Lede, and Balk.
...bad compatibility with Queklain, Dycedarg, and Adramelk.
...best/worst compatibility with no bosses.

Virgo has...
...good compatibility with Meliadoul and Rofel.
...bad compatibility with Zalmo, Izlude, Malak, Lede, Elmdor, Balk, Zalera, and
   Kletian.
...best/worst compatibility with no bosses.

Libra has...
...good compatibility with Izlude, Malak, Elmdor, Zalera, and Kletian.
...bad compatibility with Meliadoul and Zalbag.
...best/worst compatibility with no bosses.

Scorpio has...
...good compatibility with Zalbag.
...bad compatibility with Vormav and Hashmalum.
...best/worst compatibility with no bosses.

Sagittarius has...
...good compatibility with Vormav and Hashmalum.
...bad compatibility with Miluda, Wiegraf, Algus, Gafgarion Velius, Celia, and
   Altima.
...best/worst compatibility with Izlude, Malak, Elmdor, Zalera, and Kletian.

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1.8 - Zodiac Signs of Special Playable and Guest Characters

Some of these characters are also listed in the boss tables. But, because you
can control the zodiac signs of only Ramza and your purchased generics, it's
good to know how you'll be able to interact with guests and the characters who
join your party. The Byblos-class guest monster in END in the Deep Dungeon does
not have a consistent zodiac sign.

Although Teta cannot be interacted with in the Fort Zeakden battle, I have 
listed her here because she has a fixed zodiac sign and can be successfully
Gamesharked into a party without glitching.

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 CHARACTER   | ZODIAC SIGN | GENDER  |
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 Delita      | Sagittarius | male    |
 Algus       | Virgo       | male    |
 Teta        | Aquarius    | female  |
 Agrias      | Cancer      | female  |
 Gafgarion   | Virgo       | male    |
 Rad         | Capricorn   | male    |
 Alicia      | Pisces      | female  |
 Lavian      | Aries       | female  |
 Boco        | Aries       | monster |
 Ovelia      | Taurus      | female  |
 Mustadio    | Libra       | male    |
 Olan        | Cancer      | male    |
 Alma        | Leo         | female  |
 Rafa        | Pisces      | female  |
 Malak       | Gemini      | male    |
 Orlandu     | Scorpio     | male    |
 Meliadoul   | Capricorn   | female  |
 Zalbag      | Cancer      | male    |
 Beowulf     | Libra       | male    |
 Reis-dragon | Pisces      | monster |
 Reis-human  | Pisces      | female  |
 Worker 8    | Gemini      | monster |
 Cloud       | Aquarius    | male    |
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1.9 - Zodiac Compatibility Tables

Each sign is followed by a list of its compatibilities with each of the other
signs, including those with which it's neutral. The signs are listed
chronologically through the calendar year, starting with Capricorn
(December/January). All signs are neutral to the Serpentarius sign, held by
only one character, the Deep Dungeon boss, Elidibs.

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 Capricorn          | Aquarius           | Pisces             |
--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. |
  Cancer            |  Leo               |  Virgo             |
                    |                    |                    |
 Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility |
  Taurus            |  Gemini            |  Cancer            |
  Virgo             |  Libra             |  Scorpio           |
                    |                    |                    |
 Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  |
  Libra             |  Taurus            |  Sagittarius       |
  Aries             |  Scorpio           |  Gemini            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    |
  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |
  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |  Aries             |
  Pisces            |  Aries             |  Taurus            |
  Gemini            |  Cancer            |  Leo               |
  Leo               |  Virgo             |  Libra             |
  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |
  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |
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 Aries              | Taurus             | Gemini             |
--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. |
  Libra             |  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |
                    |                    |                    |
 Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility |
  Sagittarius       |  Virgo             |  Libra             |
  Leo               |  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |
                    |                    |                    |
 Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  |
  Cancer            |  Leo               |  Virgo             |
  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    |
  Aries             |  Taurus            |  Gemini            |
  Taurus            |  Gemini            |  Cancer            |
  Gemini            |  Cancer            |  Leo               |
  Virgo             |  Libra             |  Scorpio           |
  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |
  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |  Aries             |
  Pisces            |  Aries             |  Taurus            |
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 Cancer             | Leo                | Virgo              |
--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. |
  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility |
  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |
  Pisces            |  Aries             |  Taurus            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  |
  Libra             |  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |
  Aries             |  Taurus            |  Gemini            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    |
  Cancer            |  Leo               |  Virgo             |
  Leo               |  Virgo             |  Libra             |
  Virgo             |  Libra             |  Scorpio           |
  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |
  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |  Aries             |
  Taurus            |  Gemini            |  Cancer            |
  Gemini            |  Cancer            |  Leo               |
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 Libra              | Scorpio            | Sagittarius        |
--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
 Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. | Best/Worst Compat. |
  Aries             |  Taurus            |  Gemini            |
                    |                    |                    |
 Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility | Good Compatibility |
  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |  Aries             |
  Gemini            |  Cancer            |  Leo               |
                    |                    |                    |
 Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  | Bad Compatibility  |
  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |  Pisces            |
  Cancer            |  Leo               |  Virgo             |
                    |                    |                    |
 Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    | Neutral Compat.    |
  Libra             |  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |
  Scorpio           |  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |
  Sagittarius       |  Capricorn         |  Aquarius          |
  Pisces            |  Aries             |  Taurus            |
  Taurus            |  Gemini            |  Cancer            |
  Leo               |  Virgo             |  Libra             |
  Virgo             |  Libra             |  Scorpio           |
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Part 2 - Miscellaneous

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2.1 - Disclaimer

I am not affiliated with Squaresoft, Square Enix, the FF Tactics team, or any
publishers of guides or walkthroughs, and I do not claim their work as my own,
nor am I profiting from this guide, monetarily or otherwise. This guide was
written out of love for the game and desire to help other players.

However, the design and contents of this are copyright 2003-04 Andrea Robinson.
Please do not copy or plagiarize this guide or claim it as your own work.

The only sites that may host this guide are:

http://www.gamefaqs.com
http://www.rpgamer.com
http://www.neoseeker.com

If you have questions, please reread the guide and make sure your question
has not already been answered. If it isn't there, or if it lies outside the
scope of zodiac compatibility in Final Fantasy Tactics, check with other
FAQs, and if that doesn't help, direct your question to the helpful crew on
the Final Fantasy Tactics message board on GameFAQs.
         http://boards.gamefaqs.com/gfaqs/gentopic.php?board=197339

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2.2 - Acknowledgements

What started as a list of boss zodiac signs to help myself through SCCs just
kept growing, and now, in its final version, includes zodiac sign date ranges
and the final word on zodiac beast genders. It's been fun, in a vague way that
entailed sitting for hours starting new games so I could test date ranges, and
doing fifteen minutes of math courtesy of the Battle Mechanics Handbook, then
promptly getting my butt kicked by the Zodiac Beast of the Day. I don't foresee
any possible additions - the Battle Mechanics Handbook covers individual
equations much better than I ever could, and Aerostar's magnum opus deserves a
read from every FFT player anyway.

Although portions of this information are available in several other places,
most notably Notti's Deep Dungeon Guide and philsov's Board FAQ, I did my own
research and testing, and looked up the signs and compatibilities in the game
itself. That said, I'd like to extend special thanks to...

Aaron, who got me into RPGs to begin with and let me borrow his copy of FFT,
     thus allowing me to get hooked; and without whom I would never have
     become a serious gamer. He also took notes on some of the bosses' zodiac
     signs for me, since he goes through this game much faster than I do. I
     love you, Aaron. Thanks for everything.
Aerostar, whose Battle Mechanics Guide is simply the best piece of
     documentation ever. I referred to it often when writing this, especially
     for damage formulas to help me figure out zodiac beast genders. He also
     personally provided information about the Deep Dungeon Time Mage. Also, he
     specifically referenced this guide in section 1.3, which made me feel all
     warm and fuzzy.
CReed9999, Crono801, NeoElfboy, Notti, and UltimaterializerX, from the FFT 
     board and Challenge board at GameFAQs, who tested theories and offered 
     information regarding zodiac beast genders. An extra thank-you to Notti,
     who personally provided information about the Deep Dungeon Time Mage.
Overated, who linked to this guide in his Solo Straight Character Challenge
     FAQ, immediately below Aerostar's BMG and Goryus' Battle List. This makes
     me feel useful and warm and fuzzy.
philsov, from the FFT board at GameFAQs, whose lengthy writeup of zodiac
     compatibility in the Board FAQ gave me some ideas on how to organize this.
The various folks on GameFAQs who refer people to this guide whenever zodiac
     questions come up.
Squaresoft and the FF Tactics team, for putting out a fun game with amazing
     replay value and lots of intricacies, of which zodiac compatibility is
     only one, in its battle system.

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2.3 - Links

Following are some FFT links for those needing help and those who want to
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2.3.1 - Game Help Links

* GameFAQs
http://www.gamefaqs.com
FAQs, walkthroughs, reviews, and message boards for games on any console you
can think of, going back to the late '70s. Check the FAQs before turning to
the message boards for help.

* Final Fantasy Tactics Online Strategy Guide
http://ffguides.telefragged.com/fft/index2.shtml
A nice battle-by-battle walkthrough with information about job classes and
Gameshark codes.

* Final Fantasy Tactics Shrine
http://www.rpgclassics.com/shrines/psx/fft/
Story, character, and gameplay information, including guides for getting
hidden characters and going through the Deep Dungeon.

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2.3.2 - Game Mechanics Links

* Aerostar's Battle Mechanics Guide
http://www.fftactics.net/fftmech/
More than you might ever have wanted to know about the inner workings of FFT.
I've found it actually increases my enjoyment of the game because I know
exactly why things happen the way they do. Section 1.3 of the BMG details
exactly how zodiac compatibility affects the game's equations and contains a
bite-sized chart of zodiac compatibility.

* Stat Growth Charts
http://www.geocities.com/Zouf300/charts.html
Class stat growth data compiled from the Battle Mechanics Handbook, put into
a more easily digestible form by Turd Ferguson.

* Final Fantasy Tactics Investigative Project
http://www.fftactics.org
An attempt to decode and interpret all the data on the FFT CD.

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2.3.3 - Fan Page Links

* Kantolin's Monster Analysis
http://www2.hawaii.edu/~nurbert/Webpagejunk/Kantolinivalice.htm
An interesting look at every monster class in the game, with special attention
to attacks and Level 99 stats, and a friendly bias toward goblin-class
monsters.

* Final Fantasy Tactics at the FF Compendium
http://www.ffcompendium.com/low/ffthub.shtml
Contains a detailed spoilery timeline, family and organization charts, and
other good information.

* Zodiac Brave Story Sound Novels
http://www.geocities.com/tuffydabubba
DaBubba has translated three of the four "sound novel" mini-games from the
Japanese version of FFT, which weren't included in the English version due to
time and financial constraints. Like the originals, DaBubba's translations are
interactive stories in the "choose your own adventure" style, and he's even
included the pictures and music that accompanied them.

* Final Fantasy Tactics Fan Art Gallery
http://www.icyfanart.com/fftactics.php
A nice variety of characters and scenes in many different media and styles.

* Final Fantasy Tactics Fanfiction at fanfiction.net
http://www.fanfiction.net/l/1499/3/0/1/1/0/0/0/0/0/1/
Yeah, a lot of it's bad - par for the course on ff.net. But there are a few
diamonds in the rough, and here's one of them:
 - "Within Holy Walls," by Tenshi no Ai - An extensive Reis/Beowulf pre-game
   fic from Reis' point of view, exploring her past in depth. Rated PG-13 for
   adult themes. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/1469945/1/

* Final Fantasy Tactics Fanfiction at icybrian.com
http://icybrian.com/fanfiction/categories.php?catid=20
Overall better quality than the material on ff.net. This archive contains a
fantastic one-shot story:
 - "Cold," by DK - A chilling character study of Algus Sadalfas, the man
   everyone loves to hate. Rated R for strong language and adult themes.
   http://www.icybrian.com/fanfiction/viewstory.php?sid=1595

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    "If you work 10 hours, you will make 80 dollars. Since you have 'worst'
        compatibility with the government, they will reduce it to 40."
                                 --Andvareel

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     "Checking the gender of zodiac beasts would have been a lot easier if
         I could just sneak up behind them and yank their pants down."
                                 --AquaHaute

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