Independent Materia are a type of Materia in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII and are one of the five basic Materia categories. Independent Materia includes those which provide stat boosts and those with passive effects. This type of Materia is a light purple or pink in color.
There is no explicit use of Independent Materia's abilities, though some Independent Materia appears along with other Materia in a box full of them.
Independent Materia does not provide significant auto-abilities, but it does provide the usual stat boosts like other Materia. The boosts of these Materia alter based on levels.
Materia means "matter" or "substance" in Latin, Spanish, and Italian; it also means "subject" in Italian and Spanish, and is the ascendant of Portuguese "Matéria".