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This is the list of characters within the game containing a brief description and their abilities. There are five different types of magic in the game: White, Black, Summon, Ninja, and Twin. In total, there are 24 White spells, 24 Black spells, 16 Summon spells, 6 Ninja spells, 2 Twin spells.

Table of Contents
N. Character Class Magic Abilities
1 Cecil Dark Knight
Paladin
-
White (7 spells)
Dark
Cover
2 Kain Dragoon - Jump
3 Rydia Summoner Summon (16), Black (24), White (7) -
4 Tellah Sage White (24), Black (24) Recall
5 Edward Bard - Sing, Heal, Hide
6 Rosa White Mage White (24) Pray, Aim
7 Yang Monk - Kick, Power, Gird
8 Palom Black Mage Black (24), Twin (2) Bluff
9 Porom White Mage White (24), Twin (2) Cry
10 Cid Engineer - Peep
11 Edge Ninja Ninja (6) Sneak, Throw
12 FuSoYa Lunarian White (24), Black (24) Regen

Cecil[edit]

FF4 Kain.jpg

Dark Knight[edit]

A Dark Knight is a physically oriented character that uses dark swords. He combines physical power with impressive defense. However, he is mostly useless against the undead, and levels up slowly. At the beginning of the game, Cecil starts as a Level 10 Dark Knight with 3000 experience.

  • Main weapons: swords, dark swords
  • Other weapons: none
  • Magic: none
  • Abilities: Dark: A multi-target attack that hits all monsters at the cost of 1/8 of his health points. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II)
Level Experience HP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 3000 200 13 10 11 6 3
11 3334 220 - 222 14 11 12 6 3
12 4520 240 - 244 15 12 12 6 3
13 6006 260 - 266 16 12 13 7 3
14 7840 280 - 288 17 13 14 7 3
15 10073 300 - 310 17 13 14 7 2
16 12761 320 - 332 18 14 15 8 2
17 15954 340 - 354 19 14 15 8 2
18 19744 360 - 376 20 15 15 8 2

Paladin[edit]

After reaching a certain point in the story, Cecil begins again as a level 1 paladin, a physical class with white magic. This class starts strong, can use basic White Magic, and retains the strong offense and defense of the Dark Knight. His chief weakness is his limits as a magic user and his incompatibility with any of his old equipment.

  • Main weapons: holy swords, swords
  • Other weapons: axes, daggers, bows
  • Magic: White
  • Abilities: Cover: Protects a given party member. Also activates automatically if a party member is critically wounded.

Kain[edit]

FF4 Cecil.jpg

Kain is a dragoon assigned to assist Cecil at the start of the game. Like Cecil, he is a physical class, who has strong physical offensive and defensive stats. His only notable ability though is Jump, which does heavy damage only after a long period of time.

  • Main weapons: spears
  • Other weapons: swords, axes, daggers
  • Magic: none
  • Abilities: Jump: Leap into the air for a turn, and attack.
Level Experience HP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 2300 9 11 9 6 12
11 3059

Rydia[edit]

FF4 Rydia.jpg

Rydia is a caller, or summoner, from Myst. Out of fear from seeing her mother and village destroyed, she causes a massive earthquake but becomes friendly once Cecil defends her. In the early game, she is a sage; an adequate white mage and a solid black mage. Later, she dumps the white magic for a powerful array of summons, which are more powerful than typical spells, thus becoming similar to a black mage. Her chief weakness is her lack of any physical prowess.

Young[edit]

  • Main weapons: whips
  • Other weapons: rods, daggers, bows
  • Magic: White, Black, Call/Summon
  • Abilities: none
Level Experience HP MP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
1 0 3 4 2 8 5
2 44
3 3 5 3 9 6
4 238 4 6 3 10 6
5 413 4 6 3 10 7
6 662 4 7 4 11 7
7 1007 5 7 4 12 8
8 1474 5 8 4 13 8
9 2091
10
11 136 67 6 9 5 15 10
12 5184 154 75 7 9 6 16 11
13 6673 171 83 7 10 6 17 12
14 8689 187 91 8 10 7 18 13
15 10014

Adult[edit]

  • Main weapons: whips
  • Other weapons: rods, daggers, bows
  • Magic: Black, Call
  • Abilities: none

Tellah[edit]

FF4 Tellah.jpg

Tellah is a sage who knows a variety of useful black and white magic spells. He also starts out with a fair amount of power, already being a very experienced fighter. However, due to his age, he will gain no MP as he levels up, which is not very often.

  • Main weapons: staves and rods
  • Other weapons: none
  • Magic: White, Black
  • Abilities: Recall: Either casts a spell at random, or does nothing. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP MP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
20 (54873) 340 90 5 8 7 16 16
21 63193

Edward[edit]

FF4 Edward.jpg

Edward, also called Gilbert in the original version, features low stats across the board and lacks access to heavier equipment. However, his physical prowess is greater than that of a typical mage, while his various abilities can be useful in many battles. After level 70 Edward's attributes skyrocket.

Edward, the prince of Damcyan, was in love with Tellah's daughter, Anna. He joins the party when the castle gets bombed by the Red Wings.

  • Main weapons: harps
  • Other weapons: daggers
  • Magic: none
  • Abilities:
    • Sing: Casts a random status effect on a target (such as sleep, silence, and confusion).
    • Hide: Hides from the battle. May autoactivate if critically injured.
    • Heal/Salve: Uses a potion on all party members. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
5 (388) 60 6 9 2 7 7
6 625 71 6 10 2 7 7
7 933 81 6 10 3 8 8
8 1243 91 7 11 3 8 8
9 1880 102 7 11 3 8 8
10 2570 113 8 12 4 9 9
11 (3576) 128 8 12 4 9 9
12 4428 143 9 13 5 9 9
13 5864 159 10 13 5 10 10
14 7488 175 10 14 5 10 10
15 8431

Rosa[edit]

FF4 Rosa.jpg

Rosa is the game's most notable white mage, and eventually learns every White Magic spell in the game. She specializes in spells that support fellow party members, most notably by restoring HP. Although by no means a physical powerhouse, her bows also give her the ability to inflict some damage from the back row in a fight.

  • Main weapons: bows
  • Other weapons: staves
  • Magic: White
  • Abilities:
    • Aim: A slightly stronger attack with bows and arrows only.
    • Pray: Casts healing on all party members for no cost, but doesn't always work. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP MP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 (2139) 150 80 8 8 6 10 18
11 2944

Yang[edit]

FF4 Yang.jpg

As a monk, Yang has high HP and physical attributes. His regular attacks are strong, and his abilities only emphasize this fact. His chief weakness is his inability to use heavy equipment or any weapons that directly increase his power. Despite this, he is a capable physical fighter, albeit one that may require stronger items than Cecil.

  • Main weapons: claws
  • Other weapons: none
  • Magic: none
  • Abilities:
    • Power/Focus: Builds up for a double-strength attack. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
    • Kick: Hits all enemies in a single attack.
    • Gird/Brace: Reduces physical damage. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 300
11 (<3170) 340 13 9 16 2 3
12 3896 380 14 9 17 2 3
13 5186

Palom[edit]

FF4 Palom.jpg

Palom is a black mage with an emphasis on magic at the cost of physical strength. He works best in a team with his sister, Porom.

  • Main weapons: rods
  • Other weapons: bows
  • Magic: Black, Twin (attempts a binary spell with Porom for massive damage)
  • Abilities: Bluff: Increases magic power. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP MP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 (1957) 100 50 7 8 5 15 10
11 2682

Porom[edit]

FF4 Porom.jpg

Porom is a white mage with an emphasis on magic at the cost of physical strength. She works best in a team with her brother, Palom.

  • Main weapons: staves
  • Other weapons: bows
  • Magic: White, Twin (attempts a binary spell with Palom for massive damage)
  • Abilities: Cry: Makes it easier to flee the battle. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)
Level Experience HP MP Str Agil Vit Wis Wil
10 (1957) 110 50 8 7 6 10 15
11 2682

Cid[edit]

FF4 Cid.jpg

Cid is a physical fighter with access to a variety of powerful weapons, though he cannot equip shields. He has the worst magic attributes in the game, even compared to other non-magic users like Kain.

  • Main weapons: hammers
  • Other weapons: swords, axes, bows
  • Magic: none
  • Abilities: Peep: Reveals information about a monster.

Edge[edit]

FF4 Edge.jpg

Edge is a ninja that has the ability to wield two weapons at once. Though his armor is light and defenses are low, he makes up for it using his high attack power, speed, and evasion. Furthermore, his Ninjutsu abilities make him an adequate substitute for a black mage.

  • Main weapons: katanas, shurikens, boomerangs
  • Other weapons: daggers, claws
  • Magic: Ninja
  • Abilities:
    • Sneak: Steals an item from the enemy.
    • Throw: Throws an item at an enemy for increased damage.

Fusoya[edit]

FF4 Fusoya.jpg

Fusoya is a sage, but is a mixed bag, even by the game's standards. On one hand, he has access to every White and Black magic spell in the game, well before any other characters are likely to have mastered even one of those categories. On the other hand, his attributes are unremarkable and, like Tellah, his MP is limited.

  • Main weapons: staves and rods
  • Other weapons: none
  • Magic: White, Black
  • Abilities: Spirit Wave/Regen: Slowly regenerates party's HP. (Unavailable in the North American SNES release named Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy IV: Easytype)