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A warrior who has abandoned his or her own identity, instead mimicking the actions of allies in battle.


Mime is a job in Final Fantasy Tactics. The reward for training a unit in most jobs, the Mime is unique in that it learns no abilities; instead, it mimics any action other player units take.

The Mime job is arduous to unlock, and is intended for late use. The unit will need the jobs Dragoon, Geomancer, Orator, and Summoner at Level 5 (Level 4 in the PlayStation version), as well Squire and Chemist at Level 8.

Female Mimes wear a fox mask, alluding to Japanese mythology, in which many foxes, known as kitsune, can transform to look like other beings. Males wear a hat that resembles a parrot (beak facing back), likely alluding to a parrot's ability to mimic human speech and other sounds.


Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
WotL(War of the Lions): Lv. 8 Squire, Lv. 8 Chemist, Lv. 5 Geomancer, Lv. 5 Dragoon, Lv. 5 Orator, Lv. 5 Summoner
PlayStation: Lv. 8 Squire, Lv. 8 Chemist, Lv. 4 Geomancer, Lv. 4 Lancer, Lv. 4 Mediator, Lv. 4 Summoner
None None None No
Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
4 4 10 5% High High High Low


Innate abilities[]


Mime job command. Imitate an ally's actions, limited to the abilities employed by normal units.


The Mime job learns no abilities; they only have Mimic that copies every action other human units take. If a player unit uses a Potion, the Mime will also on the next turn. If a unit attacks one square in front of it, the Mime will do likewise. The Mime needs careful planning to be effective, but as a trade-off they get as many turns as there are allied human units in the battle. They are competent physical warriors due to their stats and innate support abilities.

The Mime class has unrivaled bases and growths in nearly every stat. Many min-max players choose to unlock Mime as early as possible and use Degenerator traps to gain massive stats not otherwise possible.

Mimes can be used to set up traps, or attack enemies when the person using the ability is not in range. They may attack two spaces up, and one to the left, and the Mime will do the same, hitting the enemy if it happens to be there. They are useful with Dancers and Bards, as one Mime and one Dancer/Bard will double the dancing/singing without any waiting and more Mimes will equate in tripling or further, depending on how many are in the current party.

A Mime cannot mimic another ally Mime's action nor the unique skills of exclusive classes, such as Sword Saint. A Mime cannot mimic skills used by monsters. There is also a small chance the Mime will fail to mimic.

Other appearances[]

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game[]

Mime appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Water-elemental Forward cards.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[]

Knights of the Crystals[]

Mime appears as a card in the Ivalice Special Arena has a limited-time special arena with eighteen floors.


A mime or mime artist is someone who uses mime as a theatrical medium or as a performance art, involving miming, or the acting out a story through body motions, without use of speech.