Magic Materia field model in Final Fantasy VII.

Magic Materia (魔法, Mahō?) is one of the five basic categories of Materia in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII universe. It allows the user to cast magic spells in battle, both Black and White, and also inflict status changes on enemies and teammates. It can either be cast, or in many cases, equipped to weapons to effect their element or status effect. All Magic Materia affect Strength and Magic stats, and offer slight increases or decreases on maximum HP and MP. Magic Materia is typically represented by the color green.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Single slot. Magic Materia is cast using the Magic command. All Magic spells can be equipped at once using the Master Magic Materia. Magic Materia spells are not divided further beyond the simple Magic command.

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

Box full of Materia.

While no Magic Materia spells are ever seen, some Magic Materia appears along with other Materia in a box full of them. The characters do not typically use magic in combat, instead performing their Limit Break moves.

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

Magic Materia is cast using the Magic command, although they cannot be bought in shops. Magic Materia is divided into three sub-groups.

Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Vincent can make use of Magic Materia, but they are not performed as magic spells and there is no magic command. Instead, Vincent can equip either the Fire, Blizzard, or Thunder Magic Materia to his Cerberus through gun customization.

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

When equipped to Zack, the Magic Materia can be used in battle along with the attack command and items in the ability menu, when selected to be used on a foe.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

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.

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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