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This should merge with Magic Knight for two reasons: 1) we don't even have a translation of the Japanese name and we're just using localized names as a basis (which usually ends in disaster), 2) according to some searches I've made (most notably Japanese Wiki, http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ラグナロク_(ファイナルファンタジー) ), they are called Magic Knights in the DS version as well. There is no distinction made between the NES and DS names to begin with, that was just something done in translation. 67.214.22.150 15:18, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

The Magic Knight uses magic similar to a Paladin. The Dark Knight doesn't use magic as far as I know. Judge Balthier Griever Emblem 15:32, March 18, 2010 (UTC)

Right. But I'm saying the names are exactly the same in Japanese (http://ex-potion.com/ff3/). "Magic Swordsman" is in the DS version as well. We're better off saying the Onion Knight in the NES and DS versions are separate since they have even less in common. 67.214.22.150 15:39, March 18, 2010 (UTC)
It does seem like the Magic Knight job was just altered into the Dark Knight job. They share the Dark Sword weapon ability, and the Magic Knight page even says the "equivalent job" is the Dark Knight. Anyone else object to this? I'll move it tomorrow if not. 8bit 04:51, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
I object. Magic Knight is not a job in FFIII. The Dark Knight is. As such, this should stay; I distinctly remember reading somewhere on this wiki about English versions overriding Japanese. SilverCrono Cloudy Wolf 06:16, March 27, 2010 (UTC)
Er... this moving acknowledges that the Magic Knight isn't a job in FFIII. By putting this NES data at the bottom of the Dark Knight page, we're saying that the NES class was a Dark Knight, not a Magic Knight. We're not replacing the Dark Knight title with the words "Magic Knight", we're taking out the Magic Knight differentiation altogether. o.O 8bit 01:45, March 28, 2010 (UTC)
At first I was hesitant when I read this. Then again, the Ranger and Bard were also changed drastically while having the same name. As I understand the proposal, we would consider the Job Class now known as "Magic Knight" to be the same as Dark Knight and transplant the data here? Support if this is the case, though make a note that the class is also known as the Magic Knight. Doreiku Kuroofangu 01:55, March 28, 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, that works for me. No confusion there. SilverCrono Cloudy Wolf 02:06, March 28, 2010 (UTC)
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