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White Wizard should not redirect to White Mage, as in FF1 they are two different classes.

Don't ask me why. Crazyswordsman 00:58, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

It's just an upgrade, really.

The Magus and Devout are separated in III, but it's essentially one level of magic and more MP. I don't know if that's really enough for them to merit a separate article. koku 01:20, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Black Mage V
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Saethori (T / C) 02:44, December 24, 2009 (UTC)
Believe in the future, and persist in the present, that's what I'll do!
I honestly don't see it at all. Even trying to stare intently at the sprite trying to see a resemblance.

Maybe I can't overlook the fact that the face is visible. Or that the end of the hood is wide. Or all the red.

Maybe it's just you?

Black Mage V

Male or Female? Edit

In the regular White Mage sprite, it could have been male or female. But, as a White Wizard, it is clearly female. Could anyone help me? Tailsrocks14

Female Edit

The sprites are female, the artwork for the remakes are female. The White Mage is a female. Don't see why there has to be so much commotion over a simple fact. Doreiku Kuroofangu 20:26, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

The sprites and artwork is ambigous at best and there are names of male charcters among the presets in the remakes. The whitemage is very much an AFGNCAAP. (Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous Adventure Person) His/Her gender is up to the veiwer. Also the orginal looks far more masculine the remake sprites. Lego3400 21:46, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
"The sprites and artwork is ambigous at best" - 1, 2, 3
"there are names of male charcters among the presets in the remakes." - Not an argument, the Black Mage, Red Mage and Thief have female names. They're clearly male. The pre-set names are just an assortment of random titles, some not even refering to characters. Doreiku Kuroofangu 21:53, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Black Mage? Male? How the heck can you tell? You can't even see their face? Again they're ment to be AFGNCAAPs in that you see them as whatever gender you want. The red mage artwork and sprite is equally anbgious. It looks very feminine to me but yet I can also see it being a guy. The Thief isn't even wearing pants in the artwork which could mean that's possibly a skirt. The only ones that I would say have a set gender 100% are the Monk/Black Belt and The Fighter. The idea that White Mage is a female is fanon spread from 8-bit theater. They have no preset gender. Lego3400 18:54, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
I have to agree with Drake on the female white mages... but I think that black mages defy all logic and reason (They don't have faces, it's not just you can't see it, they don't have it (cue Vivi and FFIX Black Mages (HEAVILY based on the way they were meant to be, if not are the way)), their eyes glow, they throw fire, can call thunder, and command death itself, yet they haven't come up with a way of ruling the world in ANY of the games).
So... white mage = female, all others = male, black mage = What the...? Likeacupcake 09:17, May 31, 2010 (UTC)

Something else to add here: I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but just pay attention to the hoods for a moment:

  • FF3-WhiteMage
  • V W Mages
  • Garnet White Mage
  • Ffx2-whitemage

These are just the first four I grabbed, but if I fished around, I bet I could find a lot more of these. For those that don't see it: female= hood up, male = hood down. White mage = hood up. Not definitive, but it does lend a touch more weight towards the female persuasion. Likeacupcake 09:52, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Your point is wrong. - Henryacores^ 10:05, June 16, 2010 (UTC)
=P A notable exception, but that's why I said: "Not definitive, but it does lend a touch more weight towards the female persuasion." In simple English; you can't just take the hood to mean male/female, but it could be used to argue one way or the other. Likeacupcake 10:07, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

The White Mage has to be a male, because I named him Stan.{{SUBST:Nosubst|Signatures/sk8r dan man}} 21:01, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Advantages Edit

What are the advantages to the White Mage? Are the any spells that the White Mage can use that the Red Mage can not? The Red Mage is easily far superior in combat. In my experience, it seems that the White Mage gets attacked far less frequently than my other party members, including my Red Mage. Also, when he does get stunned, he tends to recover far more quickly than the others. Is this a coincidence, or is the White Mage coded that way? Do the Enemies calculate the White Mage as a lesser threat, and thereby attack him less? What's going on here? If this is more than just coincidence, then it should be explained on the article that these are the advantages of the White Mage. Simply explaining the benefits of the White Magic they use is not a sufficient incentive to use a white mage, as Red Mages can use White Magic too, and are otherwise far superior in combat.{{SUBST:Nosubst|Signatures/sk8r dan man}} 21:16, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

Red Mages can't use all White Magic (Healaga, Curaja and Arise are very good), and White Mages have, in general, better defenses and health. Red Mages simply have access to more gear and Haste and Temper. I would say a Red Mage could faster replace a Black Mage (even though a Red Mage's magical capacity is a joke in comparison to the Black Mage) than a White Mage.

Why does it look like the White Wizard is giving the finger during victory/casting? Always amused me when I was a kid.

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