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===''[[Final Fantasy]]''===
 
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[[File:Warriors of Light.jpg|thumb|left|The Warriors of Light seen from behind.]]
 
[[File:Warriors of Light.jpg|thumb|left|The Warriors of Light seen from behind.]]
 
The Warriors of Light are four youths spoken of in [[Lukahn]]'s prophecy that appear in [[Cornelia (Final Fantasy)|Cornelia]] to save the captured [[Sarah (Final Fantasy)|Princess Sarah]] from the clutches of the corrupted knight, [[Garland (Final Fantasy)|Garland]]. Unlike in later appearances, these Warriors each hold the crystals themselves. Their mission is not to save the crystals, but to destroy the [[Four Fiends (Final Fantasy)|Four Fiends]] of each of the four [[Element (term)|elements]] and to save the world by restoring the light to the crystals they hold. After defeating the Four Fiends, the Light Warriors [[time travel|travel into the past]] to defeat the cause of all the evil, [[Chaos (Final Fantasy)|Chaos]], who turns out to be their first foe, Garland. The evil force had created a cycle of destruction passing through time that the Warriors of Light end once and for all by destroying Chaos.
 
The Warriors of Light are four youths spoken of in [[Lukahn]]'s prophecy that appear in [[Cornelia (Final Fantasy)|Cornelia]] to save the captured [[Sarah (Final Fantasy)|Princess Sarah]] from the clutches of the corrupted knight, [[Garland (Final Fantasy)|Garland]]. Unlike in later appearances, these Warriors each hold the crystals themselves. Their mission is not to save the crystals, but to destroy the [[Four Fiends (Final Fantasy)|Four Fiends]] of each of the four [[Element (term)|elements]] and to save the world by restoring the light to the crystals they hold. After defeating the Four Fiends, the Light Warriors [[time travel|travel into the past]] to defeat the cause of all the evil, [[Chaos (Final Fantasy)|Chaos]], who turns out to be their first foe, Garland. The evil force had created a cycle of destruction passing through time that the Warriors of Light end once and for all by destroying Chaos.
   
The Light Warriors are not given names and, instead, are named by the player. Their [[List of Final Fantasy jobs|job classes]] are also assigned by the player at the start of the game. In the novelization ''[[Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes]]'' the warriors are named [[Warrior (Final Fantasy)|Zest]], for the Fighter, [[Thief (Final Fantasy)|Sauber]], for the Thief, [[White Mage (Final Fantasy)|Floe]], for the White Mage, and [[Black Mage (Final Fantasy)|Daewoo]], for the Black Mage.
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The Light Warriors are not given names and, instead, are named by the player. Their [[Final Fantasy jobs|job classes]] are also assigned by the player at the start of the game. In the novelization ''[[Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes]]'' the warriors are named [[Warrior (Final Fantasy)|Zest]], for the Fighter, [[Thief (Final Fantasy)|Sauber]], for the Thief, [[White Mage (Final Fantasy)|Floe]], for the White Mage, and [[Black Mage (Final Fantasy)|Daewoo]], for the Black Mage.
 
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===''[[Final Fantasy III]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy III]]''===
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[[File:Amano FFIII Group.jpg|right|thumb|Artwork of the Warriors of Light (Famicom).]]
 
[[File:Amano FFIII Group.jpg|right|thumb|Artwork of the Warriors of Light (Famicom).]]
The Warriors of the Light are four orphaned youths that live on the [[List of Final Fantasy III locations#Floating Continent|Floating Continent]]. In the original game, they are not given names, but the 3D version names them [[Luneth]], [[Arc]], [[Refia]], and [[Ingus]], and gives them a short backstory. They travel the world appearing at the four crystals of each element, gaining [[List of Final Fantasy III jobs|jobs]] at each one they find. Their goal is defeat the power of Darkness from destroying their world.
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The Warriors of the Light are four orphaned youths that live on the [[Final Fantasy III locations#Floating Continent|Floating Continent]]. In the original game, they are not given names, but the 3D version names them [[Luneth]], [[Arc]], [[Refia]], and [[Ingus]], and gives them a short backstory. They travel the world appearing at the four crystals of each element, gaining [[Final Fantasy III jobs|jobs]] at each one they find. Their goal is defeat the power of Darkness from destroying their world.
   
 
After traveling into the [[World of Darkness (Final Fantasy III)|World of Darkness]], the Warriors of the Light find their opposing [[Warriors of Darkness|Warriors of the Dark]] who once saved the world themselves from the destructive power of Light. The four Dark Warriors aid the four orphans during the final battle against the [[Cloud of Darkness]].
 
After traveling into the [[World of Darkness (Final Fantasy III)|World of Darkness]], the Warriors of the Light find their opposing [[Warriors of Darkness|Warriors of the Dark]] who once saved the world themselves from the destructive power of Light. The four Dark Warriors aid the four orphans during the final battle against the [[Cloud of Darkness]].
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===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy V]]''===
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[[File:FFV Amano art.jpg|left|thumb|Artwork of the Warriors of Light, from left to right; Bartz, Lenna, Krile, and Faris, by [[Yoshitaka Amano]].]]
 
[[File:FFV Amano art.jpg|left|thumb|Artwork of the Warriors of Light, from left to right; Bartz, Lenna, Krile, and Faris, by [[Yoshitaka Amano]].]]
 
There are two groups of warriors. The four [[Warriors of Dawn]]—[[Galuf Halm Baldesion|Galuf]], [[Dorgann Klauser|Dorgann]], [[Kelger Vlondett|Kelger]], and [[Xezat Matias Surgate|Xezat]]—defeated the evil [[Exdeath]] and sealed him in a remote cavern, using the power of the four crystals of [[Bartz's World|another world]]. Though three of the four return home to [[Galuf's World|their world]], Dorgann stays behind, feeling guilty for bringing a great evil to an innocent world. While there, he has a son, [[Bartz Klauser|Bartz]], but dies of grief after the passing of his wife, [[Stella Klauser|Stella]].
 
There are two groups of warriors. The four [[Warriors of Dawn]]—[[Galuf Halm Baldesion|Galuf]], [[Dorgann Klauser|Dorgann]], [[Kelger Vlondett|Kelger]], and [[Xezat Matias Surgate|Xezat]]—defeated the evil [[Exdeath]] and sealed him in a remote cavern, using the power of the four crystals of [[Bartz's World|another world]]. Though three of the four return home to [[Galuf's World|their world]], Dorgann stays behind, feeling guilty for bringing a great evil to an innocent world. While there, he has a son, [[Bartz Klauser|Bartz]], but dies of grief after the passing of his wife, [[Stella Klauser|Stella]].
   
Bartz becomes a wanderer and one day gathers a group of warriors in his own group, branded the Warriors of Light by the [[Wind Crystal (term)|Wind Crystal]]. These four, who include the Dawn Warrior Galuf and the royal [[Castle Tycoon|Tycoon]] sisters, [[Lenna Charlotte Tycoon|Lenna]] and [[Faris Scherwiz|Faris]], are chosen by the crystals to protect them and destroy evil. They fail each time, and each crystal is shattered by Exdeath's forces. When each crystal is broken, the shards become [[List of Final Fantasy V jobs|job classes]] for the Warriors.
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Bartz becomes a wanderer and one day gathers a group of warriors in his own group, branded the Warriors of Light by the [[Wind Crystal (term)|Wind Crystal]]. These four, who include the Dawn Warrior Galuf and the royal [[Castle Tycoon|Tycoon]] sisters, [[Lenna Charlotte Tycoon|Lenna]] and [[Faris Scherwiz|Faris]], are chosen by the crystals to protect them and destroy evil. They fail each time, and each crystal is shattered by Exdeath's forces. When each crystal is broken, the shards become [[Final Fantasy V jobs|job classes]] for the Warriors.
   
 
After the four crystals are destroyed Exdeath returns. The Light Warriors travel to the Dawn Warriors' world and while there, each of the original Warriors of Dawn sacrifice themselves to try and defeat Exdeath, including Galuf, who is replaced by his granddaughter, [[Krile Mayer Baldesion|Krile]], who completes the second generation of warriors.
 
After the four crystals are destroyed Exdeath returns. The Light Warriors travel to the Dawn Warriors' world and while there, each of the original Warriors of Dawn sacrifice themselves to try and defeat Exdeath, including Galuf, who is replaced by his granddaughter, [[Krile Mayer Baldesion|Krile]], who completes the second generation of warriors.
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====''[[Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals]]''====
 
====''[[Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals]]''====
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[[File:FF Legend of the Crystals.jpg|right|thumb|The four Light Warriors, Linaly, Prettz, Rouge, and Valkus.]]
 
[[File:FF Legend of the Crystals.jpg|right|thumb|The four Light Warriors, Linaly, Prettz, Rouge, and Valkus.]]
 
200 years after the end of ''Final Fantasy V'', the crystals again come under threat, now from the evil [[Ra Devil]]. A descendant of Bartz, [[Linaly]], gathers her friend [[Prettz]], the pirate [[Rouge]], and the general [[Valkus]] to defeat this threat. The unlikely team is sent off to the [[Black Moon]] to save the world.
 
200 years after the end of ''Final Fantasy V'', the crystals again come under threat, now from the evil [[Ra Devil]]. A descendant of Bartz, [[Linaly]], gathers her friend [[Prettz]], the pirate [[Rouge]], and the general [[Valkus]] to defeat this threat. The unlikely team is sent off to the [[Black Moon]] to save the world.
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===''[[Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]]''===
 
===''[[Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII]]''===
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[[File:Lightning costume image Famitsu.jpg|thumb|left|"The knight of light".]]
 
[[File:Lightning costume image Famitsu.jpg|thumb|left|"The knight of light".]]
 
[[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)|Lightning]] is called the "the knight of light", a synonym for "the warrior of light" by Zoe in the [[Yusnaan]] [[Slaughterhouse]] before the fight begins. Lightning has been chosen as the [[Savior (Lightning Returns)|savior]] of [[Soul (Fabula Nova Crystallis)|souls]] by the god [[Bhunivelze (character)|Bhunivelze]].
 
[[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)|Lightning]] is called the "the knight of light", a synonym for "the warrior of light" by Zoe in the [[Yusnaan]] [[Slaughterhouse]] before the fight begins. Lightning has been chosen as the [[Savior (Lightning Returns)|savior]] of [[Soul (Fabula Nova Crystallis)|souls]] by the god [[Bhunivelze (character)|Bhunivelze]].
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===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XIV]]''===
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[[File:XIV Warriors of Light Tattoo.jpg|thumb|right|The Warriors of Light tattoo.]]
 
[[File:XIV Warriors of Light Tattoo.jpg|thumb|right|The Warriors of Light tattoo.]]
The Warriors of Light are stated to be the band of [[Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy XIV)|adventurers]] (i.e. the players) that helped protect the city-states and form the Eorzean Alliance during the events leading up to the [[Seventh Umbral Era]]. They took to the field during the Battle on the plains of Mor Dhona and were lost during the unleashing of [[Bahamut (Final Fantasy XIV)|Bahamut]]. Their name derives from the fact that whenever people try to remember them, all they can remember is a silhouette surrounded by a blinding light.
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The Warriors of Light are stated to be the band of [[Warrior of Light (Final Fantasy XIV)|adventurers]] (i.e. the players) that helped protect the city-states and form the Eorzean Alliance during the events leading up to the [[Seventh Umbral Era]]. They took to the field during the Battle of Carteneau on the plains of Mor Dhona and were lost during the unleashing of [[Bahamut (Final Fantasy XIV)|Bahamut]]. Their name derives from the fact that whenever people try to remember them, all they can remember is a silhouette surrounded by a blinding light.
   
 
Characters created for the [[Final Fantasy XIV/Legacy|original game]] have a special [[Tattoo (body modification)|tattoo]] on their neck, indicating they are one of the Warriors of Light. It can be hidden (or unhidden) with command "/lmark". They have a different intro upon starting the game, appearing in a flash of light and walking to their chosen city state, and there are minor edits to the text of some quests. They receive a [[Chocobo (Final Fantasy XIV)|chocobo]] whose beak has been branded with the same mark, implying this was their original chocobo from the previous era.
 
Characters created for the [[Final Fantasy XIV/Legacy|original game]] have a special [[Tattoo (body modification)|tattoo]] on their neck, indicating they are one of the Warriors of Light. It can be hidden (or unhidden) with command "/lmark". They have a different intro upon starting the game, appearing in a flash of light and walking to their chosen city state, and there are minor edits to the text of some quests. They receive a [[Chocobo (Final Fantasy XIV)|chocobo]] whose beak has been branded with the same mark, implying this was their original chocobo from the previous era.
   
Near completion of the main plot, the [[Scions of the Seventh Dawn]] and all player characters (i.e. including those created in ''A Realm Reborn'') are referred to as Warriors of Light by the leaders of the [[Grand Companies of Eorzea|Grand Companies]]. The player character is referred to as a Warrior of Light specifically by [[Hydaelyn (character)|Hydaelyn]].
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Near completion of the main plot, the [[Scions of the Seventh Dawn]] and all player characters (i.e. including those created in ''A Realm Reborn'') are referred to as Warriors of Light by the leaders of the [[Grand Companies of Eorzea|Grand Companies]]. The player character is referred to as a Warrior of Light specifically by [[Hydaelyn (character)|Hydaelyn]], and becomes widely known and referred to in-game as the Warrior of Light thereafter.
   
 
[[Minion (Final Fantasy XIV)#Minion of Light|Minion of Light]] is a [[Minion (Final Fantasy XIV)|minion]] the player can acquire.
 
[[Minion (Final Fantasy XIV)#Minion of Light|Minion of Light]] is a [[Minion (Final Fantasy XIV)|minion]] the player can acquire.
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===''[[Final Fantasy Mystic Quest]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Mystic Quest]]''===
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When [[Benjamin]] and [[Phoebe]] approach the statue at the top of [[Doom Castle]], the statue calls them the Knights of Light, and the Crystals entrust them with their power.
 
When [[Benjamin]] and [[Phoebe]] approach the statue at the top of [[Doom Castle]], the statue calls them the Knights of Light, and the Crystals entrust them with their power.
 
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===''[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light]]''===
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[[File:FF T4HoL Cover Art Artwork.jpg|right|thumb|Artwork by [[Akihiko Yoshida]]. From left to right: Aire, Jusqua, Brandt and Yunita.]]
 
[[File:FF T4HoL Cover Art Artwork.jpg|right|thumb|Artwork by [[Akihiko Yoshida]]. From left to right: Aire, Jusqua, Brandt and Yunita.]]
 
[[Brandt]], [[Aire]], [[Yunita]], and [[Jusqua]] are chosen to be the Heroes of Light, also referred to as The Children of Hope, in the present by the Crystal to replace [[Rolan]], the sole Hero of Light from the past. Rolan was chosen as a Hero of Light at an unknown point in the past by the Crystal to fight Dark Lord [[Chaos (The 4 Heroes of Light)|Chaos]]. Rolan sealed Chaos in the [[Star Chamber]] in the center of the planet. In the present [[Rolan's Soul|Rolan's soul]] has been corrupted by [[Lucifer (The 4 Heroes of Light)|Lucifer]], one of Chaos's servants, and lost his powers as a Hero of Light.
 
[[Brandt]], [[Aire]], [[Yunita]], and [[Jusqua]] are chosen to be the Heroes of Light, also referred to as The Children of Hope, in the present by the Crystal to replace [[Rolan]], the sole Hero of Light from the past. Rolan was chosen as a Hero of Light at an unknown point in the past by the Crystal to fight Dark Lord [[Chaos (The 4 Heroes of Light)|Chaos]]. Rolan sealed Chaos in the [[Star Chamber]] in the center of the planet. In the present [[Rolan's Soul|Rolan's soul]] has been corrupted by [[Lucifer (The 4 Heroes of Light)|Lucifer]], one of Chaos's servants, and lost his powers as a Hero of Light.
   
The Heroes of Light do not have innate powers that set them apart from others. Instead, the Crystal simply chooses a person, or people, who have strong hearts filled with hope and other positive emotions, or who have hearts with the potential to be filled with hope, and grants them [[List of Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light crowns|crowns]], which function like jobs from other ''Final Fantasy'' games, allowing them to gain powers based on which crown they choose to wear.
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The Heroes of Light do not have innate powers that set them apart from others. Instead, the Crystal simply chooses a person, or people, who have strong hearts filled with hope and other positive emotions, or who have hearts with the potential to be filled with hope, and grants them [[Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light crowns|crowns]], which function like jobs from other ''Final Fantasy'' games, allowing them to gain powers based on which crown they choose to wear.
 
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===''[[Bravely Default]]''===
 
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[[File:BDFF MainChars LH.jpg|thumb|Artwork by [[Akihiko Yoshida]]. From left to right: Edea, Tiz, Agnès and Ringabel.]]
 
[[File:BDFF MainChars LH.jpg|thumb|Artwork by [[Akihiko Yoshida]]. From left to right: Edea, Tiz, Agnès and Ringabel.]]
 
[[Tiz Arrior]], [[Agnès Oblige]], [[Edea Lee]], and [[Ringabel]] are chosen by a deceased alternate world version of Agnès to be the Warriors of Light: referring to them as the embodiment of her will to stop [[Ouroboros (Bravely Default)|Ouroboros]]. This was hinted in the game's announcement trailer that addresses the player as a Warrior of Light. During the final chapter, [[Airy]] remarks that no other "Warriors of Light" have impressed her like the foursome.
 
[[Tiz Arrior]], [[Agnès Oblige]], [[Edea Lee]], and [[Ringabel]] are chosen by a deceased alternate world version of Agnès to be the Warriors of Light: referring to them as the embodiment of her will to stop [[Ouroboros (Bravely Default)|Ouroboros]]. This was hinted in the game's announcement trailer that addresses the player as a Warrior of Light. During the final chapter, [[Airy]] remarks that no other "Warriors of Light" have impressed her like the foursome.
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===''[[Final Fantasy Dimensions]]''===
 
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Four of the eight main characters of the game are the Warriors of Light: [[Sol (Dimensions)|Sol]], [[Aigis]], [[Sarah (Dimensions)|Sarah]], and [[Dusk]].
 
Four of the eight main characters of the game are the Warriors of Light: [[Sol (Dimensions)|Sol]], [[Aigis]], [[Sarah (Dimensions)|Sarah]], and [[Dusk]].
   
 
At the beginning of their adventure, the Warriors of Light are chosen by the Crystal of [[Lux (Dimensions)|Lux]], and are blessed with its power. During their journey, they find five crystal shards which bless them with the [[Dragoon (Dimensions)|Dragoon]], [[Bard (Dimensions)|Bard]], [[Memorist]], [[Paladin (Dimensions)|Paladin]] and [[Seer (Dimensions)|Seer]] jobs.
 
At the beginning of their adventure, the Warriors of Light are chosen by the Crystal of [[Lux (Dimensions)|Lux]], and are blessed with its power. During their journey, they find five crystal shards which bless them with the [[Dragoon (Dimensions)|Dragoon]], [[Bard (Dimensions)|Bard]], [[Memorist]], [[Paladin (Dimensions)|Paladin]] and [[Seer (Dimensions)|Seer]] jobs.
   
===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]''===
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===''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]'' (2008)===
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[[File:Dissidia Final Fantasy - CG artwork of Warriors of Cosmos.jpg|thumb|The Warriors of Cosmos during the final cycle.]]
 
[[File:Dissidia Final Fantasy - CG artwork of Warriors of Cosmos.jpg|thumb|The Warriors of Cosmos during the final cycle.]]
 
The [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]] represents the original ''Final Fantasy'', modeled after the [[Warrior (Final Fantasy)|Warrior]] class from said game. The Warriors of [[Cosmos (Dissidia)|Cosmos]], chosen representatives of the goddess, are also referred to as the "Warriors of Light". Each warrior is in search of a crystal, which holds a part of Cosmos's power.
 
The [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]] represents the original ''Final Fantasy'', modeled after the [[Warrior (Final Fantasy)|Warrior]] class from said game. The Warriors of [[Cosmos (Dissidia)|Cosmos]], chosen representatives of the goddess, are also referred to as the "Warriors of Light". Each warrior is in search of a crystal, which holds a part of Cosmos's power.
   
[[Shantotto/Dissidia|Shantotto]] was once a member, having abandoned the war long ago for her own research.
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[[Shantotto/Dissidia (PSP)|Shantotto]] was once a member, having abandoned the war long ago for her own research.
 
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====''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''====
 
====''[[Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]''====
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[[File:Warriors of cosmos.png|left|thumb|The Warriors of Cosmos during the 12th cycle.]]
 
[[File:Warriors of cosmos.png|left|thumb|The Warriors of Cosmos during the 12th cycle.]]
Warrior of Light returns in the prequel to ''Dissidia'' along with the other Warriors of Cosmos whose membership during the previous 12th [[Cycle (term)|cycle]] included [[Kain Highwind/Dissidia|Kain Highwind]], [[Tifa Lockhart/Dissidia|Tifa Lockhart]], [[Laguna Loire/Dissidia|Laguna]], [[Yuna/Dissidia|Yuna]], [[Vaan/Dissidia|Vaan]], and [[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)/Dissidia|Lightning]] before the six sacrificed themselves to ensure their allies' survival in the next cycle.
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Warrior of Light returns in the prequel to ''Dissidia'' along with the other Warriors of Cosmos whose membership during the previous 12th [[Cycle (term)|cycle]] included [[Kain Highwind/Dissidia (PSP)|Kain Highwind]], [[Tifa Lockhart/Dissidia (PSP)|Tifa Lockhart]], [[Laguna Loire/Dissidia|Laguna]], [[Yuna/Dissidia (PSP)|Yuna]], [[Vaan/Dissidia (PSP)|Vaan]], and [[Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)/Dissidia (PSP)|Lightning]] before the six sacrificed themselves to ensure their allies' survival in the next cycle.
   
[[Terra Branford/Dissidia|Terra]], [[Cloud Strife/Dissidia|Cloud]], and [[Tidus/Dissidia|Tidus]] appear in the cycle as the antagonistic Warriors of [[Chaos (Final Fantasy)/Dissidia|Chaos]], but switched sides prior to the 13th cycle. [[Jecht/Dissidia|Jecht]] was originally a member of the Warrior of Cosmos until he was captured and converted into a Warrior of Chaos.
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[[Terra Branford/Dissidia (PSP)|Terra]], [[Cloud Strife/Dissidia (PSP)|Cloud]], and [[Tidus/Dissidia (PSP)|Tidus]] appear in the cycle as the antagonistic Warriors of [[Chaos (Final Fantasy)/Dissidia|Chaos]], but switched sides prior to the 13th cycle. [[Jecht/Dissidia (PSP)|Jecht]] was originally a member of the Warrior of Cosmos until he was captured and converted into a Warrior of Chaos.
   
Other than [[Shantotto/Dissidia|Shantotto's]] background story being revealed, the game reveals [[Prishe/Dissidia|Prishe]] to also be a former member who brought the Warrior of Light to Cosmos.
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Other than [[Shantotto/Dissidia (PSP)|Shantotto's]] background story being revealed, the game reveals [[Prishe/Dissidia|Prishe]] to also be a former member who brought the Warrior of Light to Cosmos.
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When the battles fought on behalf of [[Materia (Dissidia)|Materia]] and [[Spiritus]] begin to destroy their warriors, the two gods create a new world as a haven for recovery. This world is soon threatened by [[Torsion|Torsions]] that warp its fabric. Individuals that fall through the Torsions from their own worlds are deemed to be Warriors of Light by [[Mog (Opera Omnia)|Mog]]. Together, they journey across the landscape to battle the monster hordes that emerge from Torsions, which usually closes the rift.
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Later, Shantotto reveals that the "Light" which the warriors carry is not simply the ability to close Torsions but to open that as well, a fact that proves unsettling. Mog also begins to recruit less benevolent individuals (such as [[Seymour Guado/Opera Omnia|Seymour Guado]] because they carry this power in equal measure. This leads to speculation by some party members that there is an imbalance towards the light, which could be as harmful as darkness.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy All the Bravest]]''===
 
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The Warriors of Light are mentioned in the epilogue, referring to them the player's entire party. They have restored the balance to the dimension, reclaiming it from the forces of darkness.
 
The Warriors of Light are mentioned in the epilogue, referring to them the player's entire party. They have restored the balance to the dimension, reclaiming it from the forces of darkness.
 
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===''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[Mobius Final Fantasy]]''===
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[[File:MFF Four Warriors of Light FFRK.png|right|150px]]
 
[[File:MFF Four Warriors of Light FFRK.png|right|150px]]
As a long-dated prophecy states, in [[Palamecia (Mobius)|Palamecia]], the land of hope unbound, a Warrior of Light will appear to slay [[Chaos (Mobius)|Chaos]] and save the world. [[Wol (Mobius)|Wol]], the main character, came to this world along other [[Blank (Mobius)|Blanks]] who share his name, lack of memories and the possible fate of becoming the new Warrior of light. As history continues, he discovers there were more Warriors of Light in the past.
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According to a long-dated prophecy, a Warrior of Light will appear in [[Palamecia (Mobius)|Palamecia]], the land of hope unbound, to slay [[Chaos (Mobius)|Chaos]] and save the world. [[Wol (Mobius)|Wol]] came to this world as one among many [[Blank (Mobius)|Blanks]] who share his name, lack of memories, and the possible fate of becoming the next Warrior of Light. He eventually discovers there were more Warriors of Light in the past.
   
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[[Meia]], a "heretic" witch, fell in love with one such Warrior of Light, but because this affair went against prophecy, he was executed and she was condemned to face similar trials to Wol's. While she begins as an adversary, in truth she fights to avenge the loss of her past love, entering into an uneasy pact with Wol.
Along Wol, Warriors of Light, and main characters from others ''Final Fantasy'' series appears as ability cards to use in battles, but with no impact on the story.
 
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Alongside Wol and Meia, Warriors of Light and other main characters from the ''Final Fantasy'' series appear as [[Mobius Final Fantasy ability cards|ability cards]] to use in battles, but few, if any, are involved in the main story.
 
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===''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''===
 
===''[[World of Final Fantasy]]''===
The Captain of the Guard turning into the [[Champion]] [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]] [[World of Final Fantasy/Allusions|alludes]] to the original ''Final Fantasy'' whose main cast consists of a group of nameless people, but in the first ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]'' one of them was redesigned into his own character.
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The Captain of the Guard turning into the [[Champion]] [[Warrior of Light (Dissidia)|Warrior of Light]] [[World of Final Fantasy allusions|alludes]] to the original ''Final Fantasy'' whose main cast consists of a group of nameless people, but in the first ''[[Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)|Dissidia Final Fantasy]]'' one of them was redesigned into his own character.
   
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Trading Card Game]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy Trading Card Game]]''===
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[[File:WarriorOfLight III TCG.png|right|100px]]
 
[[File:WarriorOfLight III TCG.png|right|100px]]
 
{{stub|Final Fantasy Trading Card Game}}
 
{{stub|Final Fantasy Trading Card Game}}
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===''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''===
 
===''[[Final Fantasy XV]]''===
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''Final Fantasy XV'' started as ''[[Final Fantasy Versus XIII]]'' and a part of the ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' series. As the project became a main series entry, its connection to ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'' was diminished, but various design elements of the latter remain.
   
 
In the opening loading screen of the game, there's a line that says.
 
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:In a time unknown, only a prophecy keeps hope alive in people's hearts. "When darkness veils the world, the King of Light shall come."
 
:In a time unknown, only a prophecy keeps hope alive in people's hearts. "When darkness veils the world, the King of Light shall come."
   
This is similar to the opening lines of the first ''Final Fantasy'':
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:The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die... The seas rage... The earth decays... But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently waiting for its fulfillment. "When darkness veils the world, four Warriors of Light shall come."
 
:The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die... The seas rage... The earth decays... But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently waiting for its fulfillment. "When darkness veils the world, four Warriors of Light shall come."
   
In the world of ''Final Fantasy XV'', the [[kings of Lucis]] serve as the "Warriors of Light", being servants of the [[Crystal (Final Fantasy XV)|Crystal]] and thus bound to its will through their ancient pact with the [[astral]]s and able to use a special kind of magic via the Crystal's power: this magic, and other magic related to the gods as wielded by the [[Oracle (Final Fantasy XV)|Oracle]], comes at the cost of physically debilitating the wielder to a fatal degree if overused.
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In the world of ''Final Fantasy XV'', the [[kings of Lucis]] serve as the "Warriors of Light", being servants of the [[Crystal (Final Fantasy XV)|Crystal]] and thus bound to its will through their ancient pact with the [[Astral]]s and able to use a special kind of magic via the Crystal's power: this magic, and other magic related to the gods as wielded by the [[Oracle (Final Fantasy XV)|Oracle]], comes at the cost of physically debilitating the wielder to a fatal degree if overused.
   
 
[[Noctis Lucis Caelum]] and his companions [[Gladiolus Amicitia]], [[Ignis Scientia]] and [[Prompto Argentum]] serve as the Warriors of Light for ''Final Fantasy XV'', with Noctis being chosen by the Crystal to perform a ceremony to cleanse the world of [[Eos (Final Fantasy XV)|Eos]] of a [[Starscourge|scourge]] that generates monstrous [[Daemon (Final Fantasy XV)|daemons]] and lengthens the nights until all daylight vanishes. He is known as the King of Kings, or the [[True King]].
 
[[Noctis Lucis Caelum]] and his companions [[Gladiolus Amicitia]], [[Ignis Scientia]] and [[Prompto Argentum]] serve as the Warriors of Light for ''Final Fantasy XV'', with Noctis being chosen by the Crystal to perform a ceremony to cleanse the world of [[Eos (Final Fantasy XV)|Eos]] of a [[Starscourge|scourge]] that generates monstrous [[Daemon (Final Fantasy XV)|daemons]] and lengthens the nights until all daylight vanishes. He is known as the King of Kings, or the [[True King]].
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The world lies shrouded in darkness.
The winds die...
The seas rage...
The earth decays...
But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently waiting for its fulfillment.
'When darkness veils the world, four Warriors of Light shall come.'
After a long journey four young warriors did at last appear...
...and in the hand each was holding a crystal.

Intro to the original Final Fantasy.

The Warriors of Light, also called Light Warriors, Warriors of the Light, Knights of Light, or Heroes of Light, is a recurring theme in the Final Fantasy series. Four heroes are chosen by the crystals—be it by a prophecy, a will, or by fate—to embark on the dangerous journey to fight evil or restore balance to the world. In the games they appear in, the Light Warriors are always the characters controlled by the player.

Appearances

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Final Fantasy

The Warriors of Light seen from behind.

The Warriors of Light are four youths spoken of in Lukahn's prophecy that appear in Cornelia to save the captured Princess Sarah from the clutches of the corrupted knight, Garland. Unlike in later appearances, these Warriors each hold the crystals themselves. Their mission is not to save the crystals, but to destroy the Four Fiends of each of the four elements and to save the world by restoring the light to the crystals they hold. After defeating the Four Fiends, the Light Warriors travel into the past to defeat the cause of all the evil, Chaos, who turns out to be their first foe, Garland. The evil force had created a cycle of destruction passing through time that the Warriors of Light end once and for all by destroying Chaos.

The Light Warriors are not given names and, instead, are named by the player. Their job classes are also assigned by the player at the start of the game. In the novelization Final Fantasy: Memory of Heroes the warriors are named Zest, for the Fighter, Sauber, for the Thief, Floe, for the White Mage, and Daewoo, for the Black Mage.

Final Fantasy III

Artwork of the Warriors of Light (Famicom).

The Warriors of the Light are four orphaned youths that live on the Floating Continent. In the original game, they are not given names, but the 3D version names them Luneth, Arc, Refia, and Ingus, and gives them a short backstory. They travel the world appearing at the four crystals of each element, gaining jobs at each one they find. Their goal is defeat the power of Darkness from destroying their world.

After traveling into the World of Darkness, the Warriors of the Light find their opposing Warriors of the Dark who once saved the world themselves from the destructive power of Light. The four Dark Warriors aid the four orphans during the final battle against the Cloud of Darkness.

Final Fantasy V

Artwork of the Warriors of Light, from left to right; Bartz, Lenna, Krile, and Faris, by Yoshitaka Amano.

There are two groups of warriors. The four Warriors of DawnGaluf, Dorgann, Kelger, and Xezat—defeated the evil Exdeath and sealed him in a remote cavern, using the power of the four crystals of another world. Though three of the four return home to their world, Dorgann stays behind, feeling guilty for bringing a great evil to an innocent world. While there, he has a son, Bartz, but dies of grief after the passing of his wife, Stella.

Bartz becomes a wanderer and one day gathers a group of warriors in his own group, branded the Warriors of Light by the Wind Crystal. These four, who include the Dawn Warrior Galuf and the royal Tycoon sisters, Lenna and Faris, are chosen by the crystals to protect them and destroy evil. They fail each time, and each crystal is shattered by Exdeath's forces. When each crystal is broken, the shards become job classes for the Warriors.

After the four crystals are destroyed Exdeath returns. The Light Warriors travel to the Dawn Warriors' world and while there, each of the original Warriors of Dawn sacrifice themselves to try and defeat Exdeath, including Galuf, who is replaced by his granddaughter, Krile, who completes the second generation of warriors.

Exdeath fuses the two worlds together so as to gain more power from the Void. The Warriors of Light travel into the Interdimensional Rift, fighting through his horde of demons, and slay Exdeath with the aid of the spirits of the Dawn Warriors. It is revealed that whenever the world is on the brink of being consumed into the Void, four spirits will be born who will give birth to light, referring to the formation of the Warriors of Light.

Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals

The four Light Warriors, Linaly, Prettz, Rouge, and Valkus.

200 years after the end of Final Fantasy V, the crystals again come under threat, now from the evil Ra Devil. A descendant of Bartz, Linaly, gathers her friend Prettz, the pirate Rouge, and the general Valkus to defeat this threat. The unlikely team is sent off to the Black Moon to save the world.

While the story focuses on Linaly and Prettz, and none save for Linaly possess any magical properties, the four band together to face the oncoming evil subtly mirroring the Warriors of Light from Final Fantasy V, although they are never officially referred to as the Warriors of Light.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

"The knight of light".

Lightning is called the "the knight of light", a synonym for "the warrior of light" by Zoe in the Yusnaan Slaughterhouse before the fight begins. Lightning has been chosen as the savior of souls by the god Bhunivelze.

Final Fantasy XIV

The Warriors of Light tattoo.

The Warriors of Light are stated to be the band of adventurers (i.e. the players) that helped protect the city-states and form the Eorzean Alliance during the events leading up to the Seventh Umbral Era. They took to the field during the Battle of Carteneau on the plains of Mor Dhona and were lost during the unleashing of Bahamut. Their name derives from the fact that whenever people try to remember them, all they can remember is a silhouette surrounded by a blinding light.

Characters created for the original game have a special tattoo on their neck, indicating they are one of the Warriors of Light. It can be hidden (or unhidden) with command "/lmark". They have a different intro upon starting the game, appearing in a flash of light and walking to their chosen city state, and there are minor edits to the text of some quests. They receive a chocobo whose beak has been branded with the same mark, implying this was their original chocobo from the previous era.

Near completion of the main plot, the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and all player characters (i.e. including those created in A Realm Reborn) are referred to as Warriors of Light by the leaders of the Grand Companies. The player character is referred to as a Warrior of Light specifically by Hydaelyn, and becomes widely known and referred to in-game as the Warrior of Light thereafter.

Minion of Light is a minion the player can acquire.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

When Benjamin and Phoebe approach the statue at the top of Doom Castle, the statue calls them the Knights of Light, and the Crystals entrust them with their power.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light

Artwork by Akihiko Yoshida. From left to right: Aire, Jusqua, Brandt and Yunita.

Brandt, Aire, Yunita, and Jusqua are chosen to be the Heroes of Light, also referred to as The Children of Hope, in the present by the Crystal to replace Rolan, the sole Hero of Light from the past. Rolan was chosen as a Hero of Light at an unknown point in the past by the Crystal to fight Dark Lord Chaos. Rolan sealed Chaos in the Star Chamber in the center of the planet. In the present Rolan's soul has been corrupted by Lucifer, one of Chaos's servants, and lost his powers as a Hero of Light.

The Heroes of Light do not have innate powers that set them apart from others. Instead, the Crystal simply chooses a person, or people, who have strong hearts filled with hope and other positive emotions, or who have hearts with the potential to be filled with hope, and grants them crowns, which function like jobs from other Final Fantasy games, allowing them to gain powers based on which crown they choose to wear.

Bravely Default

Artwork by Akihiko Yoshida. From left to right: Edea, Tiz, Agnès and Ringabel.

Tiz Arrior, Agnès Oblige, Edea Lee, and Ringabel are chosen by a deceased alternate world version of Agnès to be the Warriors of Light: referring to them as the embodiment of her will to stop Ouroboros. This was hinted in the game's announcement trailer that addresses the player as a Warrior of Light. During the final chapter, Airy remarks that no other "Warriors of Light" have impressed her like the foursome.

Final Fantasy Dimensions

Four of the eight main characters of the game are the Warriors of Light: Sol, Aigis, Sarah, and Dusk.

At the beginning of their adventure, the Warriors of Light are chosen by the Crystal of Lux, and are blessed with its power. During their journey, they find five crystal shards which bless them with the Dragoon, Bard, Memorist, Paladin and Seer jobs.

Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)

The Warriors of Cosmos during the final cycle.

The Warrior of Light represents the original Final Fantasy, modeled after the Warrior class from said game. The Warriors of Cosmos, chosen representatives of the goddess, are also referred to as the "Warriors of Light". Each warrior is in search of a crystal, which holds a part of Cosmos's power.

Shantotto was once a member, having abandoned the war long ago for her own research.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

The Warriors of Cosmos during the 12th cycle.

Warrior of Light returns in the prequel to Dissidia along with the other Warriors of Cosmos whose membership during the previous 12th cycle included Kain Highwind, Tifa Lockhart, Laguna, Yuna, Vaan, and Lightning before the six sacrificed themselves to ensure their allies' survival in the next cycle.

Terra, Cloud, and Tidus appear in the cycle as the antagonistic Warriors of Chaos, but switched sides prior to the 13th cycle. Jecht was originally a member of the Warrior of Cosmos until he was captured and converted into a Warrior of Chaos.

Other than Shantotto's background story being revealed, the game reveals Prishe to also be a former member who brought the Warrior of Light to Cosmos.

Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia

When the battles fought on behalf of Materia and Spiritus begin to destroy their warriors, the two gods create a new world as a haven for recovery. This world is soon threatened by Torsions that warp its fabric. Individuals that fall through the Torsions from their own worlds are deemed to be Warriors of Light by Mog. Together, they journey across the landscape to battle the monster hordes that emerge from Torsions, which usually closes the rift.

Later, Shantotto reveals that the "Light" which the warriors carry is not simply the ability to close Torsions but to open that as well, a fact that proves unsettling. Mog also begins to recruit less benevolent individuals (such as Seymour Guado because they carry this power in equal measure. This leads to speculation by some party members that there is an imbalance towards the light, which could be as harmful as darkness.

Final Fantasy All the Bravest

The Warriors of Light are mentioned in the epilogue, referring to them the player's entire party. They have restored the balance to the dimension, reclaiming it from the forces of darkness.

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Mobius Final Fantasy

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According to a long-dated prophecy, a Warrior of Light will appear in Palamecia, the land of hope unbound, to slay Chaos and save the world. Wol came to this world as one among many Blanks who share his name, lack of memories, and the possible fate of becoming the next Warrior of Light. He eventually discovers there were more Warriors of Light in the past.

Meia, a "heretic" witch, fell in love with one such Warrior of Light, but because this affair went against prophecy, he was executed and she was condemned to face similar trials to Wol's. While she begins as an adversary, in truth she fights to avenge the loss of her past love, entering into an uneasy pact with Wol.

Alongside Wol and Meia, Warriors of Light and other main characters from the Final Fantasy series appear as ability cards to use in battles, but few, if any, are involved in the main story.

World of Final Fantasy

The Captain of the Guard turning into the Champion Warrior of Light alludes to the original Final Fantasy whose main cast consists of a group of nameless people, but in the first Dissidia Final Fantasy one of them was redesigned into his own character.

Final Fantasy Trading Card Game

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Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy

The Vermilion Bird Crystal is seeking for a new l'Cie to serve her in Final Fantasy Type-0.

The concept of l'Cie alludes to the Warriors of Light, a group of warriors brought together by circumstance are chosen by the crystal that gives them a mission to save the world, and often grants special powers to achieve said mission. This is part of a larger concept of Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy in re-imagining the series's core concepts in new ways. In previous games becoming a Warrior of Light was shown in a positive and heroic light, whereas the Lightning Saga explores the concept of servitude to the crystal (fal'Cie) in a more sinister light, bringing the chosen "warrior's" free will into question.

In Final Fantasy Type-0, becoming a l'Cie is an honor, as the chosen can serve their respective Crystal and protect their nation and its people, but many see it as the l'Cie giving up their humanity as l'Cie are meant to follow the Crystal's Will rather than their own.

Final Fantasy XV

King Regis and the heir to the throne, Prince Noctis.

Final Fantasy XV started as Final Fantasy Versus XIII and a part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series. As the project became a main series entry, its connection to Fabula Nova Crystallis was diminished, but various design elements of the latter remain.

In the opening loading screen of the game, there's a line that says.

In a time unknown, only a prophecy keeps hope alive in people's hearts. "When darkness veils the world, the King of Light shall come."

This is similar to the opening lines of the first Final Fantasy:

The world lies shrouded in darkness. The winds die... The seas rage... The earth decays... But the people believe in a prophecy, patiently waiting for its fulfillment. "When darkness veils the world, four Warriors of Light shall come."

In the world of Final Fantasy XV, the kings of Lucis serve as the "Warriors of Light", being servants of the Crystal and thus bound to its will through their ancient pact with the Astrals and able to use a special kind of magic via the Crystal's power: this magic, and other magic related to the gods as wielded by the Oracle, comes at the cost of physically debilitating the wielder to a fatal degree if overused.

Noctis Lucis Caelum and his companions Gladiolus Amicitia, Ignis Scientia and Prompto Argentum serve as the Warriors of Light for Final Fantasy XV, with Noctis being chosen by the Crystal to perform a ceremony to cleanse the world of Eos of a scourge that generates monstrous daemons and lengthens the nights until all daylight vanishes. He is known as the King of Kings, or the True King.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers

Crystal Bearers are people with magically infused pieces of Crystal inside their bodies that grant them magical powers triggered through mental focus. A Bearer's magic power is somewhat unique, ranging from the control of a specific element of nature to the ability to reshape matter and even the power to bend time or space.

In popular culture

  • The four main characters from 8-Bit Theater refer to the Warriors of Light from the original Final Fantasy. Aside from the "Light Warriors" (Fighter, Thief, Black Mage, and Red Mage) there is also the "Real Light Warriors", who, thanks to a decision to grind before starting their adventure and very bad luck, end up falling far behind the first group on their travels.
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