Cid Pollendina is a fictional character in the Square Co., Ltd. RPG Final Fantasy IV. He is, in fact the first of the Final Fantasy Cids to be playable. The chief engineer of Baron, Cid is good friends with other castle residents Cecil Harvey, Kain Highwind, and Rosa Farrell, despite their 30 year age difference. Since the loss of his wife and daughter, Cid has especially treated Cecil like his own son. Having discovered the ancient skill of levitation, Cid invented the airship. His engineering skills, along with his appearance, could lead fans into believing that Cid is a Dwarf. Though slightly upset over the military use of his invention, Cid is genuinely a happy person who provides comic relief throughout the game, due to his oversized emotions.
Like Rosa, Cid's first appearance in the game is very brief, before Cecil and Kain embark on their mission to deliver the Bomb Ring to the village of Mist. After Cecil's rank of airship commander is given to Golbez, the Water Fiend Cagnazzo, who is posing as the king of Baron, locks Cid in a "stink hole." He finally breaks free when Cecil, as well as Yang Fang Leiden the monk, Tellah the sage, Palom the Black Mage, and Porom the White