The way of the onion knights is a long and hard one... but once you master the job, the rewards just might be worth it!
The bearer of this certificate has learned how to unlock the latent power within all of us and is deemed worthy of the title of Master Onion Knight.
The Onion Knight is a job class in Final Fantasy III. In the original NES version, it is the default job class, while in the 3D remake, it is a secret job class. It normally has very low statistics, but once a character reaches level 92, the Onion Knight gains 12 on each stat per level. It is recommended to use the Onion Knight class after reaching level 92 if the Black Belt job class has not been obtained, or after the Onion Knight's Vitality surpasses that of the character's current job, since HP growth is partially dependent on the character's base Vitality upon level up.
The four Onion Knights of the NES version are not named in-game. The official manga serialization, Legend of the Eternal Wind: Final Fantasy III, names them Muuchi (ムウチ?), Doug (ダグ?), J. Bowie (J・ボウイ?), and Melfi (メルフィ?, the only female in the group). In the Dissidia Final Fantasy Ultimania guide, and on the series' 25th anniversary website, they were given the same names as the protagonists in the 3D remake: Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus.
In the NES release, it is initially available.
In the 3D remake, the player must send a Mognet letter to seven other people playing Final Fantasy III. Afterwards, the player must send four more letters to Topapa, and the fourth letter will say that some children are in danger. The player must head to Ur and talk to Topapa, then head to Altar Cave and rescue the children from the Bombs. Afterwards, they will be given the Onion Knight job.
In the following releases of the remake, as there is no way to communicate with other players, the quest is unlocked once the player has completed 25% of their bestiary (usually after beating Gutsco). A message from Topapa through Mognet will say that the children went missing. Arc or Luneth must be in the first character slot for the message to appear. After talking to Topapa directly, he will tell that the children could be at Altar Cave. After saving the children from three Bombs, one of them will give a crystal fragment to Arc, unlocking the Onion Knight job.
- Command ability - None
The Onion Knight has no special command since it is the default job class and the weakest during the beginning. However, once the character reaches level 90, their stats expand rapidly, reaching 99 in every stat, making it the most powerful class. It's also the only class that can use the Onion equipment, the strongest equipment.
- Command ability - White Magic and Black Magic Levels 1 - 8
|Level||White Magic||Level||Black Magic|
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In the original NES release, the Onion Knight can only equip three sets of equipment; the most basic equipment, some late-game equipment, and the ultimate onion equipment.
In the 3D versions, the Onion Knight can equip anything, except for the job corresponding ultimate weapons. It is again the only job able to equip the Onion equipment.
The character called "Onion Knight"Edit
Beginning with the Dissidia series, a young boy bearing the title of Onion Knight has since appeared in other games as the hero representing Final Fantasy III. Like the Warrior of Light, his personality and backstory are entirely original, and is considered a separate character from the Onion Knight job class and the protagonists of 3D version. This Onion Knight is associated with the Speed class in most of his appearances.
In the original Dissidia Final Fantasy Onion Knight is a Warrior of Cosmos and stands as the hero representing Final Fantasy III, opposing the Cloud of Darkness. His alternate form is meant to resemble Luneth as an Onion Knight from Final Fantasy III.
The Onion Knight returns in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as a Warrior of Cosmos alongside all the other characters from the original. In Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Onion Knight is classed as a Unique-type character and is a Warrior of Materia. He can enter the Ninja and Sage jobs through EX Skill, depending on the distance between him and his opponent; close range will job change to Ninja, long range will job change to Sage.
The Onion Knight is a doll and Lulu's Celestial Weapon. The original Onion Knight sprite is on the doll's shield. Upgrading Onion Knight to second tier allows Shiva to surpass her damage limit, while attaining the weapon's maximum power allows the aeon to deal up to 99,999 points of damage with a single attack.
Fully upgraded, the Onion Knight gives Lulu the following abilities:
The Onion Knight appears as a recruitable character, drawing on design elements of its Dissidia incarnation and representing the Final Fantasy III realm.
The Onion Knight appears as a summonable vision, released during the event Castle Hein, drawing on design elements of its Dissidia incarnation and representing Final Fantasy III. Additionally, Refia has an Onion Knight variant (たまねぎ剣士レフィア, Tamanegi Kenshi Refia?). Both Onion Knight and Refia are 5-7★ Rare Summons and their role is primarily that of Physical Damage; however, their skillsets, stats and Trust Master rewards differ.
Non-Final Fantasy appearancesEdit
A costume of the Onion Knight in his Dissidia Final Fantasy attire appears in Kingdom Hearts Mobile.
- In the 3D versions the four protagonists have unique colors in many of their job outfits, each matching those of the four Onion Knights' field sprites from the NES version. In the default party order for the 3D versions' characters, the colors are reversed from that of the NES version, with Luneth wearing purple, Arc wearing green etc. When playing the NES version, one would have to name the four characters Ingus, Refia, Arc and Luneth in that order to match them up to the same colors.