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