Physalis or Physalis of the Pi Star is a major supporting character in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius debuting late into Season Two. She is a member of the Orders ranking sixteenth in the organization's hierarchy. She's also obtainable via Rare Summon.
Profile[edit | edit source]
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Physalis is a girl with fair skin and long blonde hair. She wears a blue suit with a short skirt and black tights that cover most of her legs. In combat she uses a pair of technological goggles and a rifle with several black accessories likely to support the use of her weapon.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Physalis is an upbeat, cheerful and energetic girl with several peculiar quirks. She's casual even to her enemies, and unlike most of her comrades, doesn't kill her foes, only beating them down. She shows concern for them that is highly unusual among the ranks of Aldore, such as allowing them to be healed or even worrying that prison conditions may endanger their health. Physalis is both an honorable warrior and a confident person as she believes herself to be the strongest, a claim that is not rooted in arrogance as she is much stronger than her rank implies. She dislikes talking about her rank, thinking people will look down on her for it.
Physalis has a childish curiosity for the people that interest her and persists in her efforts to get to know them better. She has a strong sense of right from wrong and does not mince her words, which can lead to awkward situations. Her antics are contrasted by her partner Moog who has to play the straight man. She tends to throw him away whenever he says something that embarrasses her. She is curious about Lasswell, respecting his strength and world views, encouraging him on his path despite his lineage.
Although at times air-headed, with a simplistic, positive and sometimes innocent manner of thinking, Physalis is by no means a fool and can very well discern between right and wrong and choose for herself. Rather, it is because of her personality that she is able to move forward and face challenges unburdened, no matter the setbacks. It is this trait that inspires other to move onwards, enabling Rain and Lasswell to make up.
Physalis is known to be a heavy-glutton who loves sweets and enjoys taking showers.
Story[edit | edit source]
Background[edit | edit source]
Physalis has lineage from both Aldore and Hess, which is considered unusual as the groups are at severe odds and their blood activation tends to repel one another. Because of her origins and the fact she could awaken to her blood powers, she was feared in her hometown and was picked on and mistreated despite her many attempts at befriending others.
One day she encountered her eventual partner Moog, a lone traveling moogle. Since the two could be "alone together," they became friends. Before she could invite Moog to her home, a pack of monsters assaulted her fellow townspeople, which she repelled by awakening her blood. This frightened the people who demanded she leave the town. Physalis obeyed so as to not bother them anymore, and so Physalis and Moog stuck around for the following years while trying to gather more friends.
Fun with Physalis[edit | edit source]
Physalis was unsuccessful in her goal of making more friends. One day in Gudon tries to burn down a village to demonstrate his might, but fails after Physalis hurls Moog and inadvertently tackles Gudon's machine, sending him flying.
Physalis and Moog travel while brainstorming ideas to win friends, and realize that everyone lives in fear, and thus she vows to make the world a better place so people can get along with her.
Gudon, in a foul mood over being sent flying, starts harassing villagers to relieve stress. Physalis is angry at his abuse of power, and challenges him. The Xi Star sends his soldiers to fight her, glad to find the source of his problems. Physalis defeats the soldiers, forcing Gudon to fight her himself. Although he proves a strong foe, Physalis awakens her hybrid blood and punches his machine, sending him flying once more. The villagers are terrified that she defied a member of the Orders and flee, although a girl among them bows in gratitude, delighting Physalis.
The Aldore Emperor, who has observed the data of Gudon's defeat, is thrilled to have found a person of hybrid heritage, and orders Juraga to bring Physalis to him. The Nu Star traces Physalis to Gungan where she has fun riding the multiple vines on the trees. Juraga requests her to join the Orders, to which she happily accepts. Juraga is left puzzled, unaware of her simplistic nature.
Physalis is brought to the Aldore Tower where Quadis bestows on her the title of Pi Star of the Orders, which she gracefully accepts vowing she will work to improve the world. The Emperor expresses his gratitude and his confidence on her. She is left with Levnato, thinking the Alpha Star is akin to a butler of the Emperor, causing mild amusement. Levnato explains that the Orders has 16 members, and she decides to introduce herself to her new comrades.
She travels through the tower while inadvertently triggering security systems due to not being yet integrated in the database. She meets Zeno who coldly dismisses her. She meets Demoldoa, Nazuu and Galas who are in the middle of an argument. The trio present themselves, while Moog realizes the Orders have a bitter rivalry for ranks. Next she meets Distorque, Shamlin and Yego, the former happily greeting her as the two engage in exaggerated salutes. Distorque orders his students to greet their comrade, with Shamlin complying while Yego gives a quiet greeting while she leaves. Distorque apologizes for her behavior and proposes to teach Physalis many things. Moog dismisses the idea as they had to greet other members and the two leave. Moog secretly tells Physalis to stay away from Distorque as he can sense his malice. She then encounters Zolulu, who greets him in a quiet manner, before Delulu arrives, causing the former's personality to change as the two boast about their Rank. Finally she meets Hyoh who coldly dismisses her, while Mid, and Nagi appear. Mid leaves as she has work to do, but Nagi bonds with Physalis as the two are of the same age. Moog is glad that Physalis could make a new friend.
She goes to take parfaits with Nagi, but decides to leave soon after, believing she should work somehow. She finds Gudon and tags along with him on his mission while freeloading on his machine. Gudon gives up realizing she will ignore him no matter what he says. The two go hunting monsters for an experiment the Emperor requested and succeed. Physalis tries to convince Gudon to stop bullying the weak. Seeing how Physalis treats him as a friend, he finds her interesting and vows to consider it.
Some time later she grows bored as she is given no mission and decides to once more tag along another mission. She finds Juraga who is looking for the Weapon and the two go to Rubiena to find it. They are unsuccessful in their quest but Juraga recommends Physalis to quit the Orders believing it isn't the right place for her, and fearing for her safety. Physalis decides to remain for a bit longer to make up her mind and departs.
Season Two[edit | edit source]
Following the Children of Hess' declaration of war on Visectrum, Physalis is summoned to defend targeted facilities in Magistellus. She encounters Nagi who is recovering after using enhancement drugs to follow Hyoh's plan. Nagi believes Physalis won't be able to beat Lasswell's group by herself.
Physalis reaches the facility and defeats the attackers without killing any of them, she then hides nearby waiting for more of Hess forces to arrive to make a good introduction. Lasswell's group finds the Hess members beaten down and Physalis appears before them, boasting about her victory while trying to mask her rank in the Orders. Moog breaks down that she's the Pi Star, which makes Ignacio believe she's no threat. Flustered, Physalis tosses her partner away.
Seeing that Physalis didn't kill any Hess members, but merely knocked them out, Lasswell decides to duel her. He senses honor in her and to his surprise discovers Physalis is as strong as Akstar and barely defeats her. Physalis becomes interested in Lasswell and his strength, leading him to tell her his story. Physalis is left wondering if the people of Aldore are in the wrong, but Moog points out Lasswell's retelling is only from his point of view. She agrees and vows to expand her worldview before leaving. Lasswell finds her an odd person to be among the Aldore ranks.
As she walks the road, she told Moog she was giving deep thought to Lasswell's words and expressed her intentions of meeting "Lassie" again, saying she felt great after dueling him and wanted to be friends. Moog is happy that Physalis is thinking for once. Believing that to be rude she prepares to hurl but ultimately opts not to, instead the two laugh while on the floor.
After Rain declares himself as Hyoh and separates from Lasswell's party, the Aldore Emperor summons the Orders to prepare for the war ahead. The Emperor promotes Hyoh to Gamma Star following Yego's defection, which surprises both Physalis and Nagi. The Emperor reveals he's aware of Hyoh's royal heritage and encourages him as the legitimate heir to climb the ranks to reclaim the throne. Hyoh vows loyalty to the Emperor as the battle stars mobilize to repel the Hess forces.
Physalis is sent to the Labor Camp along Shamlin to execute the prisoners (although she's ignorant of it). As Shamlin readies to execute the prisoners Lasswell's group strives to stop them. Shamlin gives the prisoners two options: betray Hess and live, or remain loyal and die. Physalis arrives after taking a shower and complains that the water is too cold and may affect the prisoners' health. She realizes something is happening, but since Shamlin cannot be bothered to explain, Physalis has to sit it out. She agrees to watch from the sidelines.
The prisoners have seen Lasswell fight for them before and gain newfound faith on the heir of Hess and stay loyal. Shamlin ultimately spares them since they gave an honest answer and would have killed them if they lied to save their skin. Physalis is pleased, but wonders if this won't mean they'll be punished for failure. Shamlin assures that they won't because he will still fulfill his mission of beating Lasswell. The latter defeats Shamlin who wonders if he'll kill him. Lasswell opts to not do it as he abhors senseless murder. Shamlin's mood has improved after dueling Lasswell, a feeling Physalis is familiar with. Shamlin vows to meet Lasswell again and leaves.
Physalis is curious about Lasswell who seems more mature since the last time they saw and inquires about what happened. Lasswell tells her of the schism between him and his adopted brother Rain, as he is of Hess blood and Rain/Hyoh the true heir of Aldore. Physalis reassures him that they are doing the right thing by fighting for peace, despite their difference of methods. Physalis leaves as Lasswell gains newfound confidence after talking with her.
Physalis has an audience with the Emperor in the presence of Zeno and requests the ruler stop warring with the people of Hess. She reasons that anybody who claims to fight for peace while governing with an iron-fist is nothing short of a "big fat liar". Moog readies himself, believing they will be annihilated for their insolence, but the Emperor simply acknowledges her words and sends her on her way, much to their surprise.
When Sakura and Nichol are being initiated into the Orders and forced to fight one another, Physalis jumps in along with Hyoh to stop them killing each other, allowing both to live. She is deployed to the expedition to retrieve the Weapon the Emperor wants for his schemes, and is ends up fighting Lasswell alongside Levnato. Lasswell runs her though and tries to finish Levnato, only to be nearly killed when hesitating as he targets the Children of Hess, angering Physalis for targeting non-combatants. She punches Levnato, disabling him, stating she won't allow him to kill Lasswell and end the bloodline of Hess. Physalis defects to the Hess side, causing Levnato to simply leave. Lasswell and his friends Fina and Lid welcome her warmly into their ranks (the former more open than the others).
During their travels her new companions commenting on how she must like Lasswell, but while she thinks he is cool, she never considered him romantically. Physalis and Lasswell get a moment to speak alone and he thanks her for her encouragement, allowing him to soldier on. He wants to protect her as she is looking out for him too. Sakura and Nichol interrupt the pair, stating their intention to fight them and keep them from reaching the Weapon. After a meal together, they end up fighting, but Physalis is grabbed by the newly awakening Weapon, too weak after their fight to struggle, and Lasswell is unable to free her. She is pulled into the machine to feed its power.
Physalis's consciousness proves to be a fitting match for the Weapon as she fights to keep control and thus buys time for Lasswell's party to rescue her by infiltrating the Weapon. Lasswell's party meets with the Aldore Emperor and the remaining Orders and the Emperor explains Physalis's dual-raced origins give her the strength to serve as the Weapon's core as most people would be destroyed by the strain. The Emperor's ultimate goal is to have the Weapon absorb the energy of all the crystals on Paladia and subsequently of every living being on the world so that he can join with the Weapon and become the sole being in existence as his envisioned "True Dictatorship".