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Magic Counter (まほうカウンター or 魔法カウンター, Mahō Kauntā?), also known as Counter Magic, and Magick Counter, is a recurring ability in series. It allows the user to strike back when hit with spells, either physically or with a spell, depending on the game. The Return Magic is a similar ability that counters an enemy's spell with the same spell.


Final Fantasy VII[]

Magic Counter is a Support Materia with a chance of countering with an ability from the linked Magic or Summon Materia. When linked to regular Magic Materia, the ability used as a counter-attack will be the highest level ability in the current level of the linked Materia. Linking to Summon Materia will simply counter with the normal summon attack. When linked to Master Magic or Master Summon, any of the possible spells/summons will be picked at random. The probability increases with the Materia's level starting at 30% and reaches 100% on level four. Magic Counter can be found in the Northern Cave and is a prize in chocobo racing S Class.

Final Fantasy X[]

Magic Counter is an auto-ability for weapons. It can be customized onto any weapon using 16 Shining Gems. The user strikes their attacker physically after taking damage from a spell.

Oddly, Magic Counter also appears on an armor: a Buckler, that can be bought from Rin's traveling hovercraft on the party's first visit to the Calm Lands. Since Buckler is the name for an accessory when no abilities are equipped, it can be assumed that Magic Counter was never designed to appear on an armor.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

Magic Counter is a Berserker ability. It costs 300 AP to learn and involves a physical counter to a magic attack.

World of Final Fantasy[]

Magic Counter is a passive ability that allows magical attacks to sometimes be countered. It can be used by Iron Muscles and Kuza Kit.

It is also an enemy ability used by Iron Muscles and The Immortal Dark Dragon.


Magic or sorcery is an attempt to understand, experience and influence the world using rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language that are believed to exploit supernatural forces.