Yup thats him. I only seen him once in game so I thought Zeno's WAS him... oh well.. looks like we dont get to get rid of the Final Boss just yet. Maybe next expansion. Im ready for a new enemy (preferably some "god like being" like Promathia) we've been talking about and fighting Garleans far too long. Speaking of new enemies. Speaking of which the Ascians have overstayed their welcome too. Im also ready to be done with them... Maybe by the end of SB 4.5 we'll get to close the book on them (or the Garleans) for good.
Yeah, we don't want a WoW where we do nothing but fight trolls, orcs and/or demons every expansion for the entire game's life. And now, there's Legion (partly why I quit WoW) which is nothing but demons. But in FFXIV, it is Garleans and Ascians. I hope that don't continue through the whole game and all of its expansions... blah. That would get real boring.
Hopefully we uncover something new to fight. I think I remember reading that SE intentionally shelved the Ascians for the most part because they know people were getting tired of them in mid-Heavensward, so they surely should see that having the same villain come back over and over again gets old after awhile.
Almost seems like the Omega storyline has potential to insert some new villain (maybe Omega itself?) for us to tangle with for awhile.
Though, to actually get rid of the Garleans, we'd have to actually go to Garlemald and right up to the throne which I feel would be a whole expansion in of itself.