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Concept artwork of the Sin Eaters.

The Sin Eaters (罪喰い, Tsumikui?) are beings from Final Fantasy XIV. Like the voidsent are those consumed in primordial darkness, the Sin Eaters are living beings consumed in primordial light, with a majority appearing more angelic when compared to their voidsent counterparts. While the voidsent retain their sense of self with their vices magnified, the Sin Eaters are usually mindless monsters who act on instinct to kill others for aether or to convert them.


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The first Sin Eater to appear on the First was Eden, a being of pure light whose power to shift the balance of aether in an area caused the Flood of Light. Minfilia Warde sacrificed herself to cease it from consuming Norvrandt by placing Eden in a deep sleep within a region of the global wasteland known as the Empty. The Sin Eaters created from those consumed in the Flood invaded Norvrandt while the stronger ones sired new Sin Eaters from their victims by planting seeds of Light and corrupting the aether of their bodies. Eventually, the most powerful Sin Eaters dubbed Lightwardens by the locals emerged, acting as the most powerful class of Sin Eater, existing in a small number and radiating aether to saturate every corner of their territory with Light. Lesser Sin Eaters were drawn to serve them and would dissipate once a Lightwarden was killed. However, once killed the essence of a Lightwarden transferred to the nearest living creature, ensuring their revival and rebirth from temporary death by making their host a new replacement Lightwarden.

Due to the Flood of Light, the Sin Eaters took foothold in Norvrandt's regions due to the Lightwardens placing the land in perpetual light and being able to reconstitute themselves after their aether disbursts upon defeat. The Sin Eaters engaged in combat with the locales for years, slowly assimilating the populace and purging continents of sentient life.

The city of Eulmore and reincarnations of Minfilia, who is revered as the Oracle of Light, battled the Sin Eaters until Emet-Selch manipulated Vauthry to be made into a Lightwarden. When the Scions of the Seventh Dawn were brought to The First, Thancred Waters became a Sin Eater hunter and took the current incarnation of Minfilia as an apprentice.

Notable Sin EatersEdit

  • Forgiven Contrition
  • Forgiven Hypocrisy
  • Forgiven Obscenity
  • Forgiven Ignorance
  • Forgiven Folly
  • Forgiven Ambition
  • Forgiven Deceit
  • Forgiven Cowardice
  • Forgiven Disobedience
  • Forgiven Conceit
  • Forgiven Cruelty
  • Forgiven Extortion
  • Forgiven Prejudice
  • Forgiven Conformity
  • Forgiven Whimsy
  • Forgiven Revelry
  • Forgiven Venery
  • Forgiven Pedantry
  • Forgiven Gossip
  • Forgiven Rebellion


  • Eden Prime


Cardinal VirtuesEdit



  • The lesser Sin Eaters are usually named after sins, vices, and other negative character traits for which they've supposedly been forgiven. With the exception of Innocence and Titania, the Lightwardens take their names from The Four Loves.
  • Sin Eaters exist due the aetheric harmony of living creatures being shattered by an excess of light aether, altering their natural forms and turning them into monstrosities without sentience that act on instinct.
  • Innocence (Vauthry) is the only Sin Eater to possess actual intelligence and sentience, apparently the result of his hybrid nature and pre-birth exposure to the previous Lightwarden's essence.
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