Characters: Final Fantasy III

This is the Character Sheet for Final Fantasy III.

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    The Warriors of Light 
  • The Chosen Four
  • Color-Coded Characters: Not as prominent as some cases, but Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus seem to favor the colors purple, green/yellow, blue, and red, respectively.
  • Featureless Protagonist: Played straight in the original Famicom/NES version, averted in the DS remake.
    • Canon Name: Muuchi, Doug, J. Bowie, and Melfi in the manga serialization. The Ultimania sticks with the DS remake's names for the Onion Knights; Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus.
  • Heroic Mime: Averted, even in the original 8-bit version.
  • Kid Heroes
  • Light Is Good: As counterparts to the equally-benevolent Warriors of Darkness.
  • Symbol Motif Clothing: In the DS version, each of the four heroes has a particular symbol or patterning in their shown Freelancer/normal clothing that pops up in many of their job outfits. Luneth has the pattern of his vest of belts and a 3x3 checkered pattern similar to them, Arc has the "X" shown on his belt buckle or his yellow scarf, Refia has the cross on the clasp of her vest, and Ingus has the teardrop shape of his pendant, or just continues to wear it. Here's a few examples.

    DS Orphans 


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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

  • Cool Sword: Uses a curved sword for his physical attacks.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Along with the information that he and his father are Older Than They Look, Saronia Library also provides some examples of their trivial inventions other than the tower, such as three of the four Global Airships that the party use in the course of Final Fantasy III.
  • Handsome Lech: The first thing he says after they gain the Airship? Surrounded by different girls from different places, no matter the fact that he has a sick girlfriend that falls sick in the first place because he leaves her village. Refia has to keep him in line.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He doesn't die, however.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Can't remember anything but his name. Later revealed to be The Fog of Ages; his extended hibernation messed up his memories.
  • Magic Knight: He uses either a sword or a Thunder spell when he appears in battle.
  • Older Than He Looks: The more he climbs the Tower of Owen, the more memories he unlocks; including the memories that he was the one who built the tower and the reason why. We only hear a brief explanation, but Saronia Library gives the more detailed one. Desch and his father belonged to the Ancients, a race that went into hiding after their actions caused the Flood of Light 1000 years ago. They created the tower to separate the Crystal of Wind and Fire along with the whole Floating Continent to lessen the Flood and to give the Warriors of Darkness their chance to stop it altogether.
  • Shock and Awe: Casts Thundara when he appears in battle.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Blue verging on black.

    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.

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

    Alus Restor 
The young prince of Saronia who is very shy and often bullied.

    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.


“Once you are gone, eternal life will be mine!”

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
  • Evil Sorcerer: He comes complete with a tower.
  • Magic Staff: It hovers. And he can give you a good wallop with it, too.
  • Immortality: 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
  • 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!”

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.