Characters / Final Fantasy III

This is the Character Sheet for Final Fantasy III. For characters from the SNES game titled Final Fantasy III in North America, see the character sheet for Final Fantasy VI.

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Luneth

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An orphan raised by Nina and Elder Topapa in the village of Ur. Adventurous by nature, his curiosity gets the better of him as he tumbles into a hole created by the great earthquake.

The main protagonist of the DS remake, he's an orphan from Ur raised by the village priest, Topapa. He was the first one to speak to the Wind Crystal, which charges him to find the other three Warriors.

Arc

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Another orphan raised by Topapa, and Luneth's best friend. Unlike Luneth, he prefers reading over gamboling in the wild. His studies endow him with great knowledge that more than makes up for his shyness.

Luneth's studious best friend, who is also from Ur and raised by Topapa. He tries to prove himself by going to Kazus for proof that there are no ghosts there and is terrified when he finds out the place is cursed, and insists on joining Luneth to become braver.

  • Adaptational Wimp: In a reversal to Refia; while he is usually the Black Mage of the group, Final Fantasy Record Keeper portrayed him as a White Mage, presumably to accommodate for Desch.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's generally seen as the smartest of the quartet. In the unused text strings he's usually the one to give advice on how to handle bosses and is generally the first to realize when something's wrong (such as questioning why Gutsco took the horn in the first place).
  • Badass Longcoat: He wears a overcoat and proves to be strong after his Character Development.
  • Bishōnen: Shorter hair than Luneth, but he still has very pretty features.
  • Black Mage:
  • Brainy Brunette: Loves books and learning.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Becomes this to Prince Alus of Saronia.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Brown eyes, brown hair.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Because he's a bookworm.
  • Foil: To Luneth. His official character blurb draws attention to the differences between them.
  • Height Angst: It is hinted that Arc is upset with how short he is.
  • Not So Weak: Especially when he sees Alus being bullied.
  • Robe and Wizard Hat: His final upgraded appearance in Brave Exvius gives him this look by combining his overcoat with a Black Mage hat.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: It appears in quite a few of his jobs too.
  • Shrinking Violet: At first he's very shy and can't stand up for himself. He develops during the Mognet sidequest and especially after meeting Alus.
  • The Smart Guy: He's usually the one to explain something, especially in the unused text.
  • Straw Vulcan: Tells everyone in the beginning that there are no ghosts in Kazus and goes there to prove it. (He is technically right, though.)
  • The So-Called Coward: He's often called a coward by his peers. But he is the first person who goes to Kazus, where it was rumored to be haunted.
  • White Mage: His class in Final Fantasy Record Keeper, unlike most of his appearances.
  • Vague Age: The only one of the four to potentially avert this (though in an obscure place): In a certain bit of Dummied Out dialogue, Desch mentions that Arc is 14 years old.
  • Youthful Freckles: Played with as all four warriors are the same age, but he looks the youngest and has freckles to back the image.

Refia

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Raised in Kazus by the mythril smith Takka, whose rigorous training led her to run away from home... again.

Voiced by: Yoko Hikasa (Japanese, World of Final Fantasy onward), Mimi Torres (English, World of Final Fantasy onward)

An apprentice blacksmith from Kazus. She escaped the curse by running away and joins Luneth and Arc when they find her in Cid's grounded airship.

  • Hair Color Dissonance: Between her artwork, variable shadings of her official renders, and spin-off appearances, her hair color ranges from a light strawberry blond to an deep orange-red.
  • Interpretative Character: Due to her many appearances in spinoffs, she has been portrayed with various classes such as a summoner in Final Fantasy Legends II and a monk in Record Keeper. That said, she usually uses a class from the White Mage line or a support class.
  • In the Hood: She's the only Light Warrior to wear the White Mage hood and one of two to wear the Devout hood (Arc being the other). Her Freelancer/normal outfit also gains a hood after her second promotion in Brave Exvius.
  • Platonic Life Partners: She forms a close friendship with Desch, but she also bonds with his girlfriend immediately and tells him off sternly for not treating her better.
  • Playing with Fire: Her main element in Final Fantasy Record Keeper is fire.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: Tights or leggings.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only girl in the group.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Slightly inevitable when you're adopted by a blacksmith. Her clothes are frilly while being pratical, though, and she takes an interest in Salina's romantic problems.
  • Team Mom: It happens when you're the Light of Affection. She both looks after them and tells them off when they misbehave.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her default outfit and job class color.
  • White Mage: In the opening, artwork and in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "Toads!? I hate toads! Don't turn me into one!" Even funnier if she happens to be the mage who has to cast the spell. When it turns out that they have to do it again later on, she just kinda hangs her head in resignation. Poor girl.

Ingus

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A loyal soldier of King Sasune's army, he narrowly escaped the Djinn's curse. His prime concern is finding the missing Princess Sara.

A knight from Sasune, he's a loyal protector of the throne. He was training outside the castle when the curse struck and joins the other three to find Sara and the Djinn with King Sasune's permission.

Allies

    Sara Altney 
The Princess of Sasune, who holds the Mythril Ring that can dispel the Djinn's curse.

    Cid Haze 
The commander of an airship, he's the one who found the orphaned kids ten years ago in the DS release.

  • Ascended Extra: In the DS remake, He is significantly important to the backstory of the four orphans, namely being the reason why they are on the floating continent to begin with.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Cid's expertise with airships comes in handy when the party needs to upgrade their boat. And there's his role in the four orphans backstory in the remake.
  • Cool Old Guy: A lively old man who builds airships.
  • Cool Shades: He also has a pair of goggles sitting on his hat.
  • Drop the Hammer: His physical attack has him use a big ol' hammer.
  • The Engineer: Helps to build and upgrade airships.
  • Guest Fighter: He appears as a party member in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy.
  • Happily Married: To his wife, who is known as "Mrs. Cid" rather than Haze for some reason.
  • Legacy Character: There's an old guy named Cid and big shocker, he owns an airship. Go figure.
  • Nice Hat
  • Playing with Fire: In the DS remake, he can cast Fira to attack enemies.

    Desch 
A man suffering from amnesia, he accompanies the heroes to try and find his lost memories.

    Aria Benett 
A young girl who lives on the surface world and accompanies the party.

  • Dub Name Change: From Elia to Aria.
  • Force Field: Has a Protect spell.
  • Guest Fighter: Appears as a potential vision in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Sweet, slightly ethereal, pure-hearted priestess who has flowing golden hair.
  • Healing Hands: Has a Cure Spell.
  • Ill Girl: When the party first meets her, she's bedridden from the darkness. An elixir cures her.
  • Last of Her Kind: There are subtle hints that implied the Maidens of Water were from a large tribe, but slowly began dying out to prevent the Flood of Darkness from consuming the world while waiting for The Chosen One, and they still have to keep surviving because they are the only ones who can break the Crystal Shard's seal. Aria is the last one of them, and by the time The Chosen Ones finally come, she's already dying and bed-ridden.
  • Making a Splash: Her method of attacking in Brave Exvius is to create a wave of water.
  • Mysterious Waif: She seems a bit delicate and acts a bit mystical, referring to the "light" the heroes have in them.
  • Rapunzel Hair: It touches the ground.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She leaves the party by dying.
  • Taking the Bullet: She takes a poison arrow meant for the party—specifically for Luneth in the remake. There's a boss battle and an earthquake immediately after, so they can't save her in the chaos.
  • White Mage: Both of her spells are White Magic (Protect and Cura).
  • Woman in White: She has a long white dress, probably a priestess garment.

    Alus Restor 
The young prince of Saronia who was exiled by his own father. The party finds him being mocked in a pub.

  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Ascends the throne after his father's death.
  • Battle Boomerang: His weapon, which can be seen on his back.
  • Blow You Away: His Aero spell.
  • Cool Sword: In his Amano artwork only. in the remake, it was swapped out for a boomerang.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: In Amano's artwork, it's rare for a young person to have their skin colored (usually it's left blank), let alone as dark as Alus here.
  • The Exile: You meet him being bullied because his father had banished him and stripped him of his title, and nobody thinks he's the real prince.
  • The Power of Love: The only thing that prevents King Gorn from killing his own son.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Although he's a bit lost for what to do after his banishment, he quickly takes the opportunity to try and help his father.
  • The Wise Prince: He's deeply troubled by his father's behavior and where it will lead the kingdom.
  • White Mage: Uses the Confuse and Aero spells.

    Doga and Unei 
Two ancient Sages who trained under Noah, Doga was blessed with great magical power while Unei was given control over the world of dreams while she slept.

    Warriors of Darkness 
The dark counterparts to the Warriors of Light, they are a quartet of Warriors who rallied to defend the World of Darkness from being swallowed by the light many years ago. The Warriors of Light seek their aid in the battle against the Cloud of Darkness.

Villains

    Xande 
“Once you are gone, eternal life will be mine!”
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The third student of Noah who trained with Doga and Unei. While Doga and Unei got great powers from Noah, Xande's gift from their master was mortality when previously the four of them were all immortals. Outraged at this snubbing, Xande sought to destroy the Crystals and cause a flood of darkness that would trap the world in temporal stasis, allowing him to avoid dying.

  • The Archmage: He's not as powerful as Doga, but he's still a very powerful mage.
  • Big Bad: However, he turns out to be the Unwitting Pawn of the Cloud of Darkness.
  • Climax Boss: The Big Bad is the first of 6 bosses encountered after passing the game's Point of No Return.
  • Evil Sorcerer: He comes complete with a tower.
  • Magic Staff: It hovers. And he can give you a good wallop with it, too.
  • Immortals Fear Death: His main motivation. He was once an immortal, but he was given the gift of mortality by his master. He is willing to do anything to keep himself from dying. Up to and including flooding the world with darkness and freezing time for anyone, himself included. So long as he can prevent himself from dying, he's willing to make any sacrifice.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He spends the majority of the game up in the Crystal Tower. (It probably has a heck of a view.)
  • Out of Focus: Xande is the Big Bad for most of the game, and he was the first villain with an established backstory and a goal besides Taking Over The World. However, odds are most people know the Cloud of Darkness as the villain. Dissidia: Final Fantasy has a lot to do with that, as does the fact that the only time you actually meet Xande in person is when you fight him near the end of the game.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: A number of the bosses that the Warriors of Light face are acting under his orders.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: For a sorcerer, he is really buff.
  • What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: The motivation for his actions. Doga and Unei get great magical powers, Xande gets to not be an immortal anymore. Just what was Noah thinking?
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The guy used to be an immortal sorcerer who had his immortality taken from him while Doga and Unei got more power than ever. You'd probably be a bit upset too.

    Cloud of Darkness 
“We shall devour your light, and use it to return this world to the Void!”
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Voiced by: Masako Ikeda (Japanese, Dissidia: Final Fantasy onward), Laura Bailey (English, Dissidia: Final Fantasy onward)

An ancient entity that is the embodiment of nothingness, she appears when the powers of light and dark are unbalanced to return all to the Void.

  • Ambiguous Gender/No Gender: Word of God officially stated that the Cloud of Darkness is actually genderless despite appearing as a woman. Even so, many people and in-game characters still use female pronouns when addressing the Cloud of Darkness.
  • Anthropomorphic Personification: Of darkness, and possibly of light when the balance is tipped the other way. Or an avatar or the manifestation of the power of the Void. A multiverse constant in Final Fantasy.
  • Breakout Villain: Though Xande is the main antagonist for most of the game, the Cloud of Darkness has become far more popular due to Dissidia.
  • Cognizant Limbs: Her Combat Tentacles are apparently included in the "we" she uses for herself.
  • Complete Immortality: Part of the timeless and eternal Eldritch Abomination deal, of course. You can destroy her body, yes, but all it really does is drive her back and force her to go into a slumber until she gains enough power to become active again, in which case she'll try to physically manifest all over again.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: In the NES version, and the remake to a degree; her only attacks are hitting the entire party with Flare Wave and occasionally punching someone out. Whether or not you can defeat her is entirely dependent on if your mages can heal fast enough to keep up with Flare Wave.
  • Dark Is Evil and Light Is Not Good: Too much of either element causes a "flood" that summons her presence. Dissidia's prequel, Dissidia [012]: Duodecim Final Fantasy, gives her a third costume meant to represent her appearance as the commonly-speculated "Cloud of Light".
  • Humanoid Abomination: She's an eldritch world-eating entity possibly as old as creation, but from the waist up she looks like a human-ish female.
  • Final Boss: One of the most difficult in the series.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: Her appearance isn't foreshadowed at all.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Xande is always named as the source of the trouble and he's the one who directly recruits minions, but the Cloud of Darkness is the one who set the ball rolling... and unlike him, she is trying to end existence as we know it. Doga and Unei are the only ones to perceive that she's behind things.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: The first battle with her.
  • I Am Legion: Justified as of Dissidia, as her tentacles are sentient and she speaks for them alongside herself.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Her signature attack, Particle Beam.
  • The Man Behind the Man: The Warriors of Darkness reveal she was controlling Xande's actions in order to allow her to manifest.
  • No Biological Sex: So your guess is as good as ours as to why she decides to take on a shapely, feminine form.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Her objective is to return everything to the Void.
  • Otherworldly and Sexually Ambiguous: As Zidane says in Dissidia:
    Zidane: "Well, she is a lady... I guess?"
  • Really 700 Years Old: She's at least 1,000 years old.

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