Cid Pollendina is a main playable character in Final Fantasy IV and its sequel, Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. He is a master engineer who designs the airships that make up the Red Wings in Baron.
Cid is a large man with a brown beard, and wears a blue outfit with red gloves and boots, a tool belt holding his trademark weapon, and an aviator's helmet and goggles. In the 3D remake release of Final Fantasy IV, Cid's mouth is exaggeratedly large. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, Cid's beard has turned white and his outfit no longer has sleeves and his boots and gloves are blue, but otherwise his appearance is identical. His artwork depicts him wearing a brown coat wrapped loosely over his shoulders, but this is not present in-game.
Cid is a loud and proud old man, boastful of his prowess with machines and of having the skill to back it up. Cid often doesn't make a strong first impression, reacting with offense when Tellah, Edge and Fusoya give him orders or question his technical skills. However, Cid is a good man with a firm belief of right and wrong, and cares for Cecil and Rosa.