Final Fantasy IV is the second game released in America.
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The protagonist is Cecil Harvey who start out as a badass character until he becomes a Paladin where he becomes more girly in appearance than other male characters.
He first appears as a Dark knight, back from a trip to Mysidia to get the crystal in Mysidia (he slayed some mages and gravely injured the Elder of Mysidia and took the crystal). Some monsters attacked the airship Cecil was on, but he destroyed the monsters and arrived safely to Baron Castle. He enters the castle with a lot of guards saying "Milord!" to Cecil.