Male doll given life by the mechanical genius, Luca. She uses Calca and his counterpart, Brina, to assist her in battle and in airship repairs.

Calca's Description

Female doll given life by the mechanical genius, Luca. She uses Brina and her counterpart, Calca, to assist her in battle and in airship repairs.

Brina's Description

Calca and Brina are enemies in Final Fantasy IV, and playable characters in Final Fantasy IV: The After Years. They are the dolls of Luca, the dwarven princess of the Underworld.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Calca and Brina appear as humanoid dolls. Dialogue in Final Fantasy IV implies the dolls in that game were normal toys, while in The After Years they appear the size of small children. Calca wears blue clothing, while Brina wears red clothing, but in some games these colors are their bodies and they wear no clothes. Their clothing in Final Fantasy IV is identical save for the PSP release, when Calca's body is blue while Brina has a red body with a white skirt.

Personality[edit | edit source]

In Final Fantasy IV, the dolls are generally mocking and playful to the party, taunting that Golbez is on his way and frequently laughing.

In The After Years, Calca and Brina have no personality to speak of, with no dialogue attributed to them, and they take no action of their own save for when they malfunction and attack the party. The only hints of sentience in them is during the final battle, when, if Luca is in the party, they think thoughts wishing for her survival and return.

Story[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

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FF4PSP Brina Enemy.png

Calca and Brina are fought in the Dwarven Castle when Golbez takes control of them. If left alive for long enough, the two merge into the more powerful Calcabrina (called "Calbrena" in the 1991 SNES "Final Fantasy II" U.S. release).

The dolls were originally harmless toys belonging to King Giott's daughter, Luca, who expresses frustration when she learns the dolls were used for evil.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Artwork of Calca, Brina, and Luca.

Calca and Brina accompany Luca and Rydia on their journey to protect the remaining crystals. After becoming Cid's apprentice, Luca reconstructs Calca and Brina into full automatons to assist her on the maintenance of the Falcon.

After the Dwarven Castle is attacked they join the party to help Luca and Rydia obtain the Dark Crystal in the Sealed Cave. After retrieving the crystal the party is ambushed by the Mysterious Girl, and Calca and Brina jump in to protect Luca and Rydia from the attack and get damaged. Despite the sacrifice, the crystal is stolen and Rydia and Luca pursue the Mysterious Girl to Baron.

Upon reaching the Overworld, the dolls' circuits go haywire and attack the party. After crashing the Falcon near the town of Agart, Luca is forced to scrap Calca and Brina's bodies to repair it. However, if a Mythril Nut, Mythril Bolt, and Mythril Spring are found, Rydia will give them to Luca so she can repair both the Falcon, and the dolls.

They join Luca and the party who embark on the Lunar Whale to stop the True Moon from crashing into the Earth. Within the moon, Luca and Cid repair the dolls into their perfect forms. After the Creator is defeated, Calca and Brina remain as Luca's assistants.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The After Years battle sprite for Calca (PSP).
The After Years battle sprite for Brina (PSP).

Stats[edit | edit source]

Calca and Brina are statistically the worst characters in the game based on their own pure stat growth from leveling up. However, this is due to all of their unique equipment giving extreme changes to their stats in order for you to customize their combat role to your liking. For example, early on in Rydia's story you get the "Warrior's Clothes" which boost strength and stamina while lowering intelligence and spirit, allowing you to turn either Calca or Brina into a front-line fighter while they are in the party.

Their main stats are significantly lower than the other characters', including the lowest HP growth in the game—along with Leonora they are the only characters to have less than 4,000 HP at level 99. Between the two, Calca has higher Strength, Stamina and Intelligence, while Brina has higher Speed and Spirit. Their HP and MP growth is roughly equal, and their MP growth is average, allowing them to use their Band abilities regularly.

Calca's Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
1 100 10 4 4 4 4 4
10 227 33 8 7 8 8 5
20 495 68 15 11 15 12 9
30 1036 114 22 16 22 17 14
40 1760 160 29 23 28 23 19
50 2209 288 33 25 34 30 21
60 2636 296 38 28 41 35 24
70 3058 371 43 31 48 41 26
80 3281 407 45 33 50 43 28
90 3535 442 46 34 52 46 29
99 3749 473 47 35 55 48 30

Brina's Stats
Level HP MP Strength Speed Stamina Intelligence Spirit
1 100 10 4 4 4 4 4
10 223 32 7 8 8 5 10
20 496 70 11 15 12 9 15
30 1026 114 16 22 17 14 21
40 1767 161 23 29 23 19 28
50 2211 223 26 33 27 24 32
60 2644 291 29 38 31 28 36
70 3068 359 32 42 35 34 40
80 3298 401 35 44 36 36 41
90 3525 439 37 45 38 37 43
99 3745 467 39 47 39 39 45

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Calca and Brina combined into Calcabrina in The After Years.

Calca can use Jive, which casts random Blue Magic spells on random enemies, while Brina uses Dance, which casts random White Magic spells on the entire party.

Calca and Brina can use the following Band abilities:

Band Abilities
Ability Members MP Effect
Calca and Brina
  • Calca (Jive)
  • Brina (Dance)
10 Use a random attack to damage all enemies or heal the party.
Go! Calcabrina!
  • Luca (Analyze)
  • Calca (Jive)
  • Brina (Dance)
10 Combine dolls and command them to attack enemies with fire and lightning.
Mystic Waltz
  • Edward (Bardsong)
  • Calca (Jive)
  • Brina (Dance)
12 The song and dance of three fighters triggers a random effect.
Final Calcabrina
  • Luca
  • Cid
  • Calca
  • Brina
30 Reconfigure dolls into twin Calcabrinas to attack enemies together.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Calca joins with a Knife and Boy's Clothes. Brina joins with a Knife and Girl's Clothes.

Despite their poor stats and abilities, Calca and Brina's major strength is their exclusive equipment. In Rydia's Tale the player can find "Clothes" equipment for them that boosts their stats, including the Clown Clothes that give a significant +20 Speed. At the end of the game in the final floors of the Depths, the enemies will rarely drop pieces of "Phase" equipment that not only have the best stats of the game, equaling or surpassing the Adamant equipment and the Phase Cutter having power equal to the Ragnarok, but collectively the five pieces grant +20 to all stats. With the Phase Equipment Calca and Brina can serve as powerful physical attackers, but their random abilities makes them unreliable as mages. However, if Brina is equipped with Final Outfit, and Assassin's Dagger, she has a drastic +25 speed, making her faster than most characters. She is even much faster if equipped the Phase Knuckles, giving her a +20 speed to her already +25 boost, giving her a +45 speed boost, giving her 92 speed by Lv 99. If Given Cat-Ear Hood, she has +5 speed, giving her 97 speed by Lv 99, making her, if equipped, one of the fastest characters in the game.

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Boss[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Calca and Brina dolls are fought in the Dwarven Castle. They will merge into Calcabrina if the player defeats all three of one type of doll while the others are still alive.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

Calca and Brina are fought together in a scripted battle on-board of the Falcon upon reaching the Overworld in Rydia's Chapter. Only Luca is usable in this fight, with Rydia being restricted to constantly defending as Luca refuses to let her harm the dolls.

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

"Dancing Doll Calbrena"

Calca and Brina's theme is called "Dancing Calbrena", and it plays during the first part of the battle with Calcabrina and when the party meets Dr. Lugae. In The After Years, it plays during the fight against Calca and Brina, and Ultros. It is also played whenever the band Mystic Waltz or the Lustful Lali-Ho is used, or when battling the Quarto Puppet enemies.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Summon your Calca minion. Whether she is cute or creepy has been oft debated, but all agree it is best not to leave her to her own devices.

Minion description for Calca

Summon your Brina minion. Collectors warn that one who wishes to complete the set should be well versed in the art of combat.

Minion description for Brina

Calca and Brina and their combined form, Calcabrina, make an appearance as a boss fight in The Antitower in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. They also appear as obtainable minions. In Lord of Verminion, Calca has the special action Jive which increases the DEF of all allies within range by 10. If Brina is within range, DEF is raised by 40. Brina has the special which increases the ATK of all allies within range by 20. If Calca is within range, ATK is raised by 60.

Calca: Upon realizing the Antitower would require several layers of defenses to keep out unwanted visitors, the spire's creator breathed life into several common dolls. Hairless at first, its maker adorned it with blonde locks, along with other aesthetically pleasing accessories.
Brina: Tasked to defend the Antitower along with Calca, Brina scurried off to the safety of a treasure coffer after meeting defeat at the hands of adventurers. Impressed that anyone could uncover its hiding place, Brina decided to make itself a gift to the adventurer who found it.

Lord of Verminion descriptions for Calca and Brina

Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Calcobrena.

Calcobrena is an Artefact. First popular in regions where other forms of amusement were few, the dolls are now many a young girl's treasure. It is said their lifeless eyes harbor the souls of lost owners.

Final Fantasy Dimensions II[edit | edit source]

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]


Calcabrina appears as a summon whose summon ability is Glare that removes the Break status from the opponent when they are suffering from Break. If summoned when the opponent's Brave is recently broken and has not yet begun to regenerate, the opponent will be left at 0 Bravery.

If the opponent has begun to regenerate their Bravery when Calcabrina is called, their Bravery will be whatever it had regenerated to and will stop regenerating. It can be purchased from certain Moogle Shops for 120 KP. The characters Calca and Brina are mentioned in Calcabrina's Summon Compendium entry.

Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Calcabrina appears as an enemy.

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

Calcabrina is one of the Malebranche demons in Dante's Divine Comedy. His name means "he who can walk on brine".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If Calca or Brina are brought in battle against the Creator, the cutscene where the people pray for the party members will not show people praying for the dolls, but rather showcase Luca's own cutscene. They share this trait with Harley and the Eblan Four.
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