The Water Crystal (水のクリスタル, Mizu no Kurisutaru?), also called Crystal of Water, is a recurring plot element in the Final Fantasy series. One of the four elemental Crystals, it holds the energy of Water, one of the prime elements, and it is associated with water and the seas. While blue is the general unitarian color for all elemental crystals, it is a common color used for the Water Crystal in the games where other elemental Crystals are color-coded.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy appearances
- 3 Gallery
200 years before the rise of the Warriors of Light, Kraken invaded the Mermaid Shrine, so as to corrupt the power of the Water Crystal, which caused the seas to rage fiercely. After it is defeated at the bottom of the Sunken Shrine, the Water Crystal is restored to its original shine.
The Water Crystal can be found in the Cave of Tides near the Temple of Water in Final Fantasy III and it is the third crystal visited by the Warriors of Light. In both versions, it is corrupted by Xande and secured by Kraken, so that the balance between darkness and light may break, and thus, flood the world in darkness, halting time.
After Kraken is defeated at the Cave of Tides, the Warriors of the Light restore the Water Crystal, which in turn grants them the Dragoon, the Viking, the Evoker, the Dark Knight, and the Bard Jobs. In the 2D versions, the Black Belt Job is given as well.
The Water Crystal is stored in Mysidia again, until the Mysterious Girl attacks the village with Ramuh to seize it. Porom and the Elder attempt to defend it, but are helpless before Ramuh. Kain betrays the village then and takes the Water Crystal on his own, promising it to the Mysterious Girl if she allows him a duel with Cecil.
Kain keeps the Water Crystal as he claims the Fire and Wind Crystals, and the three pass to the hands of the party when Kain is felled at Baron. However, the Mysterious Girl again takes them and delivers them to the True Moon. At the end of the game, all eight Crystals are reclaimed in the Depths.
The Water Crystal is kept by the kingdom of Walse in the Walse Tower. It is the second crystal visited by the Warriors of Light. Along with the other crystals, it seals Exdeath in a cave on Bartz's World where the power of the crystals concentrates. Thirty years after Exdeath is sealed, the Water Crystal shatters after a rampaging Garula sinks the tower. It's implied the Garula was possessed by Exdeath to shatter the Water Crystal. The essence of water is said to symbolize devotion which is a prominent trait of Lenna Charlotte Tycoon.
Later in the game, the Walse Tower is visited underwater, and the shard containing the Mime Job can be obtained.
In the epilogue, the Water Crystal reforms inside the Istory Falls.
The Crystal of Water is located in the Ice Pyramid near Aquaria and is the second crystal visited by Benjamin. It is corrupted by the Ice Golem, who froze the entire Aquaria region. When the Ice Golem is defeated and the Crystal of Water is restored by Benjamin and Phoebe, Aquaria thaws, and a new path to the Focus Tower and Fireburg is opened.
The Crystal of Water is located at the end of the Guardian of the Water dungeon found at Levia Point. This is the second time the Crystal Rafaello visits, after the Fire Crystal. It is guarded by Leviathan and the Sage of Water, who varies throughout history. It serves no other significance in the game other than this.
Non-Final Fantasy appearances
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
The Water Crystal is one of four elemental crystals fought during the battle alongside the optional boss Culex. The Water Crystal uses ice attacks.
In Bravely Default, the Water Crystal is located within the Temple of Water, on the continent of Florem. It was tended to by Olivia Oblige, the vestal of water, prior to her death. The Water Crystal is responsible for maintaining the oceans of Luxendarc.
After darkness attacks each of the four crystals, the Water Crystal's influence is affected, causing the seas and oceans to rot, making them unnavigable. Unlike the other crystals, it was not completely affected at first, due to Olivia placing a shield around it prior to fleeing her temple. After Olivia's death, the Water Crystal is consumed by darkness. Agnès Oblige, the vestal of wind, and her companions are able to defeat the monster responsible. Agnès then uses the Rite of Awakening to purify the crystal. It is later revealed that performing this rite overstimulated the Water Crystal and is part of a process to link multiple parallel versions of Luxendarc.