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Another orphan raised by Topapa, and Luneth's best friend. Unlike Luneth, he prefers reading over gamboling in the wild. His studies endow him with great knowledge that more than makes up for his shyness.
~ Final Fantasy III instruction manual
I'm not a coward... But I know I have to be stronger... But I can't ask for Luneth's help... I'll show them!
~ Arc, Final Fantasy III


Arc is one of the main protagonists from the 3D remake of Final Fantasy III. He is a Warrior of Light. Though he has no set Job class, he is portrayed as a Black Mage in the opening FMV. Arc is described by Doga and Unei as the light of kindness, made clear when the party meets Alus Restor in war-torn Saronia. Arc can relate to the young prince, as he himself initially lacked self-confidence and believed himself to be cowardly. What Arc lacks in strength, he makes up for in intelligence. In the opening FMV, Arc is depicted as a Black Mage, reflecting his intelligence. Despite his shyness, Arc is noble and helps those in need.

Being a victim of bullying, Arc initially suffers from low self-esteem. He looks up to his childhood friend Luneth as a role model, and admires his outgoing and optimistic qualities that he feels he himself is lacking. He is grateful to Luneth for defending him when he was being harassed, and for always trying to encourage him. Yet, Arc regrets becoming Luneth's "burden" and flees from him after the boy returns to Ur as a Warrior of Light. Arc is determined to grow strong on his own so Luneth wouldn't feel obligated to protect him anymore. Arc is Luneth's childhood friend, both raised by Topapa and Nina. When rumors of ghosts in Kazus reach Ur, Arc tries to argue with a group of children, saying ghosts do not exist, but they belittle him. When Luneth arrives after encountering the Wind Crystal, Arc is too ashamed to speak to him and flees. He decides to go to Kazus to prove he's not a coward. Although he reaches the town safely, the sight of the people affected by the Djinn's curse frightens him. When Luneth follows, Arc asks to accompany him. He is chosen as a Warrior of the Light after defeating the Djinn with Luneth, Refia, and Ingus and remains with the party afterward.

Powers and Stats

Tier: High 6-A | At Least High 6-A | 2-C

Name: Arc

Origin: Final Fantasy III

Gender: Male

Age: 14

Classification: Warrior of Light

Powers and Abilities:

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, SummoningBlessed (Has a Crystal with him, gaining the abilities of the Crystals as a result), Extrasensory Perception (Mages have shown to naturally possess this[1]), Magic, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2), and Space-Time Manipulation (Magic is shown in the novels to remove concepts and warp space and time itself,[2] like the Devil's road, which the concept of time was lost,[3] and time and space were twisted to the point[4] the past, present and future[5] existed as one[6]), Law Manipulation (Magic is stated to rewrite[7] the natural order of things[2]), Subjective Reality (Magic,[7] in its basest form,[8] is projecting one's inner[9] mind onto reality[1], and is powered by intelligence and mental strength[7]), Durability Reduction (Magic ignores durability to physical attacks requiring specific resistances to reduce the damage of), Forcefield Negation and Intangibility (Magic negates conventional physical durability, barriers, and armor, requiring specific defense against magic which is powered by the mind and spirit), Power Modification (Including Duplication, Fusionism, Statistics Amplification, Size Manipulation, Homing Attack, Danmaku, Aura, Breath Attack, and Energy Manipulation, Magic users across the games have consistently shown the ability to manipulate the shape and properties of their own magical abilities, with even higher tiers of spells simply being considered stronger versions of the same basic ability), Non-Physical Interaction (Magic as a whole is shown to affect a wide variety of different beings, from intangible/immaterial beings to non corporeal beings, to abstract concepts like Chronodia, who's the flow of time itself [10], to Nonexistent beings like Exdeath and Cloud of Darkness), Elemental Manipulation (Of the Lightning, Teleportation, Ice, and Earth variety), Pain Manipulation (Is able to utilize different levels of Lightning spells, which is capable of attacking the nerves[11]), Gravity Manipulation (via Gravity magic, the Haste and Slow spells are stated to control gravitycontrol gravity[12]), Radiation Manipulation (via Megaflare, which is stated[13] numerous times to be a nuclear power[14]), Martial Arts, Elemental Manipulation (Of the Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, and Earth variety), Darkness Manipulation (Has a weapon made of literal darkness), Levitation (via Levigrass shoes), Statistics Amplification (Has numerous spells and items that can increase his stats), Information Analysis (via Study and Libra), Death Manipulation, Resurrection, Soul Manipulation (via Death and Raise, the Death spell reaps the targets soul; killing them[15], and the Raise spell can bring back a spirit to a deceased body[12]), Purification (Type 3; via Esuna and other curing items), Sound Manipulation (via Bard class), Explosion Manipulation (Via Flare), Empathic Manipulation and Statistics Reduction (the Viking class allows the user to taunt the foe to target them, lowering the target's defense as a result), Healing and Regeneration (Mid-Low), Poison Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement (The Poison spell is stated to Corrode the target[12]), Durability Negation (The Ultima weapon is made of Orichalcum, a mystical ore that can cut through anything), Magma Manipulation, and Black Hole Creation (The Geomancer class allows the user to control magma, and create black holes to send enemies to another rift), BFR (The teleport/Warp spells are capable of banishing targets to the Void, which inflicts the following abilities on the victim: Existence Erasure/Void Manipulation, Mind Manipulation (which includes Madness Manipulation (Type 3), and Perception Manipulation), Space-Time Manipulation, Time Stop, and Corruption (Type 2)), Berserk Mode, Size Manipulation, Attack Reflection Negation (Several spells pierce through reflect such as Drain, Tornado, Ultima and Gravity spells), Madness Manipulation (Can inflict confusion on the target), Transmutation (In the form of transforming others into toads), Petrification, Holy Manipulation, Telekinesis (Able to call down meteors), Perception Manipulation (via Blind), Teleportation, Forcefield Creation, Time Manipulation (Can speed up time around himself), Gravity Manipulation, Absolute Zero (via Shiva), Energy Projection, Limited Matter Manipulation (Can manipulate atoms to trigger spontaneous fusion explosions through the Flare spell), Biological Manipulation (The Sleep Spell[12] and the Hold Spell[12] are capable of affecting the brain's fundamental functions), Blood Manipulation (The Death spell is stated to solidify the target's blood to kill them[12]), Attack Reflection (Can reflect magical attacks with Reflect), Sleep ManipulationLife Force Absorption (Drain and Tornado), Water Manipulation (with Leviathan and Geomancy), Status Effect Inducement, Paralysis Inducement, Size Manipulation (Mini), Power Nullification (via Silence and Dark Sword's duplication negating properties, Can also nullify enemy status buffs and prevent them from casting magic)

Resistance to Subjective Reality, Magic, Conceptual Manipulation (Type 2), and Space-Time Manipulation (Characters are capable of surviving and resisting magical abilities, Which is[7] shown to[8] project one's inner[9] mind onto reality[1], and as shown with the creation of the Devil's road[2], remove entire concepts[3] and warp space and time[4] to where the past, present, and future[5] exists as one[6]), Law Manipulation (Resists magic, which can rewrite[7] the natural order of things[2]), Existence Erasure (can enter the World of Darkness, whose darkness threatened to erase the world), Time Stop (Can move in the world when time was stopped), Air Manipulation, Fire Manipulation, Earth Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Matter Manipulation (Sub-Atomic; Is capable of resisting the Fire and Ice spell, which is capable of affecting the[12] target's electrons[12]), Electricity Manipulation and Pain Manipulation (Is able to resist the Lightning spells, which is capable of attacking the nerves[11]), Status Effect Inducement (Which includes the following: Death Manipulation, Transmutation (Can resist the toad status effect), Petrification, Perception Manipulation, Darkness Manipulation,Perception Manipulation (Can resist the darkness status ailment via various equipment, which would render the target blind[16]), Power Nullification, Biological Manipulation (Can resist the Sleep spell, which can affect the target's cerebral cortex[12]), Life Manipulation (Can resist the Sap status effect), Madness Manipulation, Poison Manipulation, Disease Manipulation and Corrosion Inducement (Can resist the Poison and bio spell, which is stated to corrode the target,[12] and inflict the target with a disease respectively), Blood Manipulation (Can resist the Death spell, which is even stated to solidify the victim's blood,[12]), Size Manipulation, Paralysis Inducement, and Sleep Manipulation; Has numerous equipments that allows him to be resistant to these elements and status ailments), Absolute Zero (Can withstand Shiva's presence), Matter Manipulation (Can withstand the particle beams Cloud of Darkness fires),Curse Manipulation, Void Manipulation, Biological Manipulation, Time Stop, Mind Manipulation, Statistics Reduction, and Corruption (Type 2) (With the power of the the crystals, the warriors of light can resist the effects of the Darkness, which has these abilities)

Attack Potency: Multi-Continent level (Defeated Medusa, who attempted to bring down the Floating Continent) | At least Multi-Continent level (Defeated Bahamut) | Low Multiverse level (Equal to the Warriors of Darkness, who were powerful enough to weaken the Cloud of Darkness a significant extent)

Speed: Massively Hypersonic (Fought Bahamut, a being that can cover hundreds of kilometers in seconds) | Massively Hypersonic (Should be as fast as before) | Massively FTL+ (Can keep up with the 4 creatures of darkness, who's able to keep up with the After Years crew, who can keep up with Gilgamesh)

Lifting Strength: At least Class M (Far superior to Goldor who lugged a large gold chain [comparable in size to the airship, Enterprise] across the eastmost continent)

Striking Strength: Multi-Continent Class | At least Multi-Continent Class | Low Multiversal (Equal to the Warriors of Darkness, who were powerful enough to weaken the Cloud of Darkness a significant extent with kamikaze physical attacks)

Durability Multi-Continent level | At least Multi-Continent level | Low Multiverse level (Barely survived, if not fatally wounded by, the Cloud of Darkness' full powered Particle Beam)

Stamina: Very high

Range: Extended human melee range with weapons, likely Tens of meters with magic and summons.

Standard Equipment: Nothing notable

Intelligence: Skilled combatant with mastery over numerous job classes.

Weaknesses: Nothing notable

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

Command Abilities

  • Boost: focuses power to store up energy, doubling the power of his next attack. He can do so once again to triple the power of his next attack instead, but going any further will cause him to overload and take damage.
  • Geomancy: invokes the innate power of his surroundings and unleashes their energy as an attack, varying based on the battlefield.
    • Black Hole: creates a black hole in urban, industrial environments like Southwestern Saronia or deep dungeons like Eureka, crushing and destroying his foe before vanishing.
    • Ice Storm: In mountainous or highly-elevated areas, creates a storm of hail and rain that deals ice-elemental and water-elemental damage to all foes.
    • Magma: In areas full of lava and sources of immense heat, floods his surroundings with molten rock to deal fire-elemental damage to all foes.
    • Shadowflare: In dark, isolated areas, unleashes the power of shadow to deal heavy non-elemental damage to a single foe.
    • Whirlpool: invokes the power of the watery abyss while at sea, drowning and killing all foes instantly.
  • Item Lore: experience with items allows him to draw out the maximum value of restorative items, doubling their effectiveness.
  • Jump:  leaps to incredible heights to evade enemy attacks before coming down on his foe with his acquired momentum.
  • Provoke: provokes his foe into targeting him, drawing them into a berserk rage while forcing them to lower their guard.
  • Sing: sings songs with various effects.
    • Elegy: Casts Shell on all allies, protecting them from magical attacks.
    • Minne: Casts Protect on all allies, protecting them from physical attacks.
    • Minuet: Casts Haste on all allies, speeding up time around them to increase their effective speed and counter time slow effects.
    • Peaon: Heals all allies by an amount proportional the amount of damage they're able to take, being more effective the more resilient they are.
    • Requiem: Deals damage to all foes based on how resilient they are, dealing more damage to those who are more resilient, but weakens as the targets sustain injury.
  • Souleater: sacrifices his own life energy to dish out a darkness-infused wave of energy that strikes all foes.
  • Steal: pilfers his foes' equipment to use for himself.
  • Study: his foes' strengths and weaknesses with a glance and erasing any positive status effects the target may have.
  • Throw: can throw virtually anything around him as a lethal projectile with pinpoint accuracy.

Black Magic

  • Bio: infects his target with virulent toxins and pathogens, poisoning them until they finally succumb.
  • Blind: blinds his foe to prevent them from aiming properly.
  • Breakga: instantly petrifies his foes.
  • Drain: drains his foe of life to heal his injuries.
  • Erase: dispels his foes' positive status effects, enchantments, and Statistics Amplification.
  • Death: instantly kills his foe.
  • Firaga: bombards his foe with a barrage of powerful fireballs to deal heavy fire-elemental damage.
  • Flare: triggers a spontaneous fusion explosion to deal massive non-elemental damage.
  • Meteor: causes meteors to rain from the sky and obliterate his foes.
  • Raze: instantly kills all foes that are significantly weaker than himself.
  • Sleep: puts his foe to sleep to render them helpless.
  • Quake: triggers a massive earthquake to deal heavy earth-elemental damage.
  • Shade: completely paralyzes his foe to prevent them from moving.
  • Thundaga: assails hsi foes with a flurry of lightning bolts to deal heavy lightning-elemental damage.
  • Warp: warps his foe to another plane, never to return.

White Magic

  • Arise: revives a fallen ally back to peak fighting strength or exorcises an undead foe.
  • Confuse: befuddles his foes and scrambles their motor functions, causing them to aimlessly attack everything around the, including themselves.
  • Curaja: rapidly heals his wounds and those of his allies.
  • Esuna: nullifies any status conditions he is afflicted with.
  • Haste: speed up time around himself to increase his effective speed and counter enemy time slows.
  • Holy: blasts his foes with a burst of holy energy that deals massive damage.
  • Mini: shrinks the target to a miniscule size, greatly diminishing their physical power and defense. If casted again on the same target, the effects will be reverted. It can also be casted on oneself to undo the effects of similar abilities.
  • Protect: erects a forcefield that reduces the effectiveness of enemy physical attacks.
  • Reflect:  erects a special forcefield that reflects any magical spell used against it back at the original user, regardless of their power.
  • Silence: mutes his foe to prevent them from casting verbal magic of any kind.
  • Toad: turns his foe into a common toad, rendering them virtually powerless.
  • Tornado: conjures a magical tornado that saps the life energy from his foes, leaving them on their last legs no matter how rested and uninjured they were prior to the attack.


  • Bahamut: summons Bahamut to obliterate his foes with Mega Flare, dealing heavy non-elemental damage.
  • Ifrit: summons Ifrit to incinerate his foes with Hellfire, dealing heavy fire-elemental damage.
  • Leviathan: summons Leviathan to drown his foes with Tidal Wave, dealing heavy water-elemental damage.
  • Odin: summons Odin to strike all foes with his famous Zantetsuken, killing them instantly.
  • Ramuh: summons Ramuh to smite his foes with Judgment Bolt, dealing heavy lightning-elemental damage.
  • Shiva: summons Shiva to freeze his foes with Diamond Dust, dealing heavy ice-elemental damage.
  • Titan: summons Titan to devastate the land with Earthen Fury, dealing heavy earth-elemental damage.

Key: Wind Crystal's Blessing | Three Crystal's Blessing | The Four Crystal's Blessing

Note: Respect Thread.


Notable Victories:

Notable Losses:

Inconclusive Matches:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 5, page 198
  3. 3.0 3.1 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 5, page 199
  4. 4.0 4.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 1, page 67
  5. 5.0 5.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 1, page 73
  6. 6.0 6.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 3, page 147
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 1, page 29
  8. 8.0 8.1 Final Fantasy IV Novel 1, chapter 3, page 107
  9. 9.0 9.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 2, page 109
  10. Final Fantasy I
  11. 11.0 11.1 Final Fantasy IV Volume 2 Novel, chapter 7, page 54
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 Final Fantasy IV Series Guidebook
  13. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 5, page 270
  14. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Novel, chapter 5, page 271
  15. Final Fantasy VI
  16. Final Fantasy V GBA Manual