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BD Airy
This Cryst-Fairy accompanies Agnès on her journey and provides valuable information about Luxendarc and the ways of the world.
—Online description

Airy (エアリー, Earī?) is a non-playable character in Bravely Default. Appearing as a cryst-fairy and the companion of Agnès Oblige, she serves as a guide to the vestal and her party.

She also appears in Bravely Default: Praying Brage.

D's Journal entriesEdit

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A tiny cryst-fairy who came to guide the vestal in the crystals' hour of need. She said a miracle would appear before Agnès at the chasm.

A female of unknown age. This self-proclaimed cryst-fairy seems to know much about the crystals and the path the vestal should take. With regard to anything else, however, she tends to act like a precocious, fussy crybaby.

Airy suddenly turned into something resembling a monstrous larva, and attacked us. Agnès was stunned, but the creature only snickered at how it had fooled us all...

After Airy was defeated in her hideous larva-like form, she changed into an even more repulsive pupal beast, and set upon us again!

  • Likes: Crystals, Agnès
  • Dislikes: Children, Ringabel

ProfileEdit

AppearanceEdit

Airy is a pale-skinned fairy with long silver-white hair and gray eyes. She wears a short sleeveless white dress with a blue gem on her chest along with black, ribbon-like stockings and gloves. Her butterfly-like wings are white with black edges.

As Ringabel noticed, remembering seeing a "6" and then a "4" and later a "3" on Airy's wings when the party ended up in other worlds, the pattern on Airy's wings changes with each world the group travels through. In her true form, Airy is a monstrous multi-limbed insectoid who can transform into a cocoon-like fiend that uses magic attacks. After receiving a new power from Ouroboros for fulfilling her mission, Airy assumes her ultimate form: a blonde-haired angelic humanoid with butterfly wings.

PersonalityEdit

Airy's purpose is to awaken the crystals and thus seeks to help Agnès do so. She has a cheerful and childish demeanor and is easily hurt when she feels left out, especially by Agnès, or when Ringabel gets on her nerves. Airy serves as a reserve of information regarding the crystals and their importance to the world, including their locations and their role in helping to save the world, and she also provides small hints of where to go next on the bottom screen when bringing up the main menu.

Airy is revealed to see the awakening of the crystals as being more important than helping others, though she expresses some concern for Agnès. After her true nature is revealed Airy expresses her feelings of spite towards the group while displaying a hatred for humans and a fanatic loyalty to Ouroboros.

StoryEdit

BD As revealed in Bravely Second: End Layer, Airy was created long ago by the will of Providence alongside her older sister Anne to serve the deity. But for reasons unknown, Airy betrayed Providence and became a servant of Ouroboros to help the entity reach the Celestial Realm. As part of that goal, Airy deceives Agnès Oblige into awaken the crystals under the rouse that it is save Luxendarc before killing the Vestal and her companions.

From there, the number on the wings serving as a countdown, Airy uses her brooch to invoke the Harrowing to link the world she is currently in to the previous ones that Ouroboros already possesses before traveling to the next world. This forms the Great Chasm in the Norende Village of the next world Airy infiltrates, though an Agnès from an earlier world provided the remaining Luxendarc versions of Sage Yulyana and Lester DeRosso with a warning concerning the "Evil One" who deceived her. For reasons unknown, unaware that her sister Anne is using them as a means to stop her, Airy spared the current group as she uses them to enact the journey five more times.

Airy lies

Airy finally reveals her true nature.

Once the current group she used outlives its usefulness as its members begin to learn the truth of their quest, yet continued to find out her true intentions, Airy assumes her monstrous caterpillar-like form while revealing the existence of Ouroboros. After her transformation she dispenses all pretenses and reveals what she truly thinks of the party, such as how sick she is of Tiz's devotion to Agnès, how easy it was for her to manipulate Agnès and Edea in their respective states of minds, and taunting Ringabel for lacking the courage to stop her after she murdered the Edea of his world.

Airy perish

Airy being dragged into the Infernal Realm to be consumed by Ouroboros.

Though driven off to the Aurora of Darkness after being defeated in her cocoon-like form, Airy basks in Ouroboros's power to assume her butterfly-like ultimate form to battle Agnès's group a final time, boasting her invincibility thanks to Ouroboros' support. Despite this newfound power and healing from her master, Airy is still unable to overpower the party. Ouroboros expresses disappointment in his servant and savagely devours her as she pleads for mercy.

In an alternate ending, when Agnès attempts to destroy a crystal during her prayer, Airy is forced to reveal her true imperfect form and battles Agnès's allies before the crystal shatters. Slaughtering everyone in response, Airy laments that she must wait another 5000 years within the Dark Aurora before the crystal regenerates so she can resume her task. Confronted by the group in the Dark Aurora, Airy mocks Agnès and her companions while seeing their torture as an ideal way to pass time. Although mortally wounded, Airy accepts her death while in her dying breath proclaiming the arrival of Ouroboros within a thousand years.

GameplayEdit

Airy appears as a boss and is fought in a series of battles near the end of the game.

Musical themesEdit

Airy's theme is "The Evil One", the theme played during her initial boss battle. Her boss themes are "The Evil Battle", in her larval state, and "The Evil Flight", in her pupal and ultimate forms.

Creation and developmentEdit

VoiceEdit

Airy is voiced by Makoto Tsumura in Japanese and Stephanie Sheh in English. She shares her English voice actress with Praline à la Mode and Airy's sister.

Other appearancesEdit

Bravely Default: Praying BrageEdit

BDPB Airy appears as the player's navigator.

Non-Final Fantasy guest appearancesEdit

Fantasy Earth ZeroEdit

Airy BDFtS

Airy and accessories based off her appearance have appeared in a collaboration event.[1]

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

"Airy" is pronounced as "fairy" without its first letter, which becomes an integral part of the hidden meaning of the Bravely Default subtitle.

TriviaEdit

Airy Lies title

The 'Airy Lies' caption.

  • During Chapter 6 most of the letters of the Western subtitle "Where the Fairy Flies" on the title screen disappear, leaving the phrase "Airy Lies". In the Japanese version removing the "F"s of "Flying Fairy" turns the phrase into "Lying Airy." This also occurs if one preemptively triggers the ending by breaking a crystal during Chapter 5 onward.
    • The two removed letter "F"s from "Fairy Flies" could be a reference to Final Fantasy, commonly abbreviated as "FF".


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