Promise me... Promise me you will banish the darkness, and restore peace to the world...
Aria Benett to Luneth
Aria Benett, also known as Elia, is a guest character from Final Fantasy III. She temporarily joins the party at the Wrecked Ship to restore the Water Crystal and supports the party with protective magic. She is also the first character in the series to have a personal musical theme.
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Appearance[edit | edit source]
Aria is a young girl with long blonde hair with a small braid in the back tied with a blue ribbon and the rest tied in a ponytail. She has blue eyes and wears a long, plain, white halter-dress.
Personality[edit | edit source]
When Aria meets the party she is relieved since she believes they will save the the world. Refia is doubtful since time is still motionless outside the walls. Aria wants the world to be free from darkness. She is a kind and self-sacrificing woman, protecting the party from Kraken's blast.
Story[edit | edit source]
Aria is met shortly after the party leaves the Floating Continent for the Surface World. She is found on the Wrecked Ship island in the northern part of the world, lying in bed, watched over by an old man. Aria accompanies the party to the Temple of Water to retrieve the shard of the Crystal of Water. Using this, she can open the door within the Cave of Tides, where the Water Crystal is kept.
If the party speaks with Aria while she follows them, she describes the light that she senses from the Warriors of the Light as strong, yet gentle.
When the party reaches the Water Crystal the group is attacked by Kraken. Aria pushes Luneth out of the way, and takes the blast. After Aria dies from the injuries in Luneth's arms, time flows again in the world, and the party wakes up days later inside an inn in a town named Amur.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Musical themes[edit | edit source]
Aria is the first protagonist character to have a theme named for them.
Other appearances[edit | edit source]
Aria is obtainable as a water-elemental summon. She goes by her title, Maiden of Water.
Aria appears as a character and summonable vision. Her ribbon is also an obtainable accessory. She retains her original appearance. She serves as a character representative from Final Fantasy III.
Aria appears on a card.
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Etymology[edit | edit source]
As a female given name, Aria (אריה) means "lioness" in Hebrew, or "air" in Italian. It also refers to "aria," a self-contained piece for one voice usually, most commonly found in the context of opera.
Benett is the medieval form of the word "benedict", meaning blessed.
Her Japanese name is Elia.Elia is the feminine form of Elijah. Elijah means "My god is He."