Independent Materia field model from Final Fantasy VII.

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.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Independent Materia adds support abilities to characters without needing to be paired with other materia, unlike Support Materia. Among its abilities are stat boosts, Cover and Counterattack.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

Box full of Materia.

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.

Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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.

Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Independent Materia does not provide auto-abilities but does provide stat boosts and Digital Mind Wave enhancements. Stat boost maximums can be strengthened further via Materia Fusion.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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".

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