Tellah is a playable character in Final Fantasy IV. He is the Great Sage of Mysidia, and a master of both White and Black Magic, but due to his old age, he can only remember a few of his spells. He has a short temper, and will not hesitate to spring into action when something happens to someone or something he is close to.

Appearance and PersonalityEdit

ellah has a long white beard and white hair. His ingame sprite and SD artwork depict him wearing round glasses, a high collared, long purple coat and purple trousers. His Yoshitaka Amano artwork expands on this by giving the inside lining of his coat a striped pattern, stars on his shirt, blue and red patterns on his trousers, and a fringe trimming on his coat. Tellah is passionate but quick to anger. He loves his daughter Anna and only wishes to protect her from what he thinks will harm her. He is crass and sometimes downright rude, but determined, and can work alone as well as working alongside others.


Tellah may derive from Terah (Hebrew תֶּרַח Téraḥ), the Biblical patriarch who was father of Abraham and grandfather of Lot. Tellah's Japanese name, テラ (Tera) is also the Japanese name for Terah. In Hebrew, the name is slang for "old man", and Tellah is known for his old age and sagely position.