Faris, along with Lenna, Galuf, Krile, Bartz, Cid, and Mid, appears at the end, when Mid can rest in peace. Legend of the Crystals is a four-episode anime OVA released in Japan from March to July in 1994, and the United States from 1997 to 1998. The series' setting takes place 200 years after the events of Final Fantasy V, and follows Linaly, Bartz's descendant, and her friend Prettz.
One of the various garbs available for Lightning is Splendid Admiral, Faris's attire as envisioned by Yoshitaka Amano. It can be purchased in Armor Alley or Hawker's Row in Yusnaan starting from Day 8 for 5,000 gil, the prize alluding to the original game. The Splendid Admiral garb bestows Bravery when Lightning changes schemata with 10 ATB or less. Its fixed ability is Guard Lv. 3.
The crown princess of Tycoon and Lenna's elder sister, Faris was lost at sea as a child when the ship that she sailed upon capsized. To her good fortune, she was found by the wild brigands that sail the seas and has lived as a pirate ever since. Capturing Lenna when the younger princess tries to commandeer her ship, Faris sees that they carry the same pendant and is forced to recall the truth of her birthright.
Faris appears as an unlockable character, and is obtained by collecting Crimson Crystal Shards.
Her appearance is based on her original pirate captain design by Yoshitaka Amano. From the iOS port onwards, her appearance is altered to incorporate her SD appearance, giving her grey-purple hair, green eyes, and a different sword also shown in Amano's artworks.
Faris is the most versatile character in the game, possessing the largest list of Reactive abilities in contrast to a single Proactive ability which boosts her already great agility. It's up to the player to decide what Faris's role is suited for, either for stamina and agility in field stages, or magic for battle stages.
Ability Slots: 3 (2 Reactive, 1 Omni)
- iOS stats
|Escape (Lv1)||2||Level 5|
|Cheer (Lv1)||8||Level 10|
|Dash (Lv1)||8||Level 15|
|Steal (Lv1)||16||Level 20|
|Escape (Lv2)||3||Level 30|
|Steal (Lv2)||20||Level 45|
|Dash (Lv2)||12||Level 50|
|Mirage (Lv2)||5||Level 55|
|Libra (Lv1)||20||Level 60|
|Cheer (Lv2)||10||Level 65|
|Steal (Lv3)||24||Level 75|
|Mirage (Lv3)||7||Level 80|
|Cheer (Lv3)||12||Level 85|
|Escape (Lv3)||4||Level 90|
|Dash (Lv3)||16||Level 95|
|Wind Rhapsody (Lv3)||15||Level 35|
The pendant that rests on Lenna's breast will mark the start of Faris's journey. She has lived as a he and as a pirate since her early days, but somewhere in her heart are the half-remembered words of her father...
Faris returns as an unlockable character, and is now obtained by collecting Purple Crystal Shards. Her altered appearance from the iOS version onwards has become her standard appearance for the Theatrhythm series.
Faris gains an increase in Proactive abilities, and is one of the few characters able to access all three levels of Hero's Rime. She also receives more skills to increase the party's defence, but she can still improve her agility and/or use more magic in battle. Further, with her already great agility, her stats aren't weak in any category, making her adept in all music stages.
|Weapon Break (Lv1)||3||Initial|
|Escape (Lv1)||2||Level 5|
|Haste (Lv1)||6||Level 15|
|Escape (Lv2)||3||Level 20|
|Weapon Break (Lv2)||6||Level 25|
|Mirage (Lv2)||5||Level 30|
|Haste (Lv2)||11||Level 50|
|Weapon Break (Lv3)||10||Level 65|
|Mirage (Lv3)||7||Level 70|
Faris returns as a playable character, and is now available to select from the beginning.
|Lv||Ability 1||Ability 2||Support|
|1||Counter I||Haste I||Hastemarch I|
|5||Counter I||Haste I||Hastemarch I|
|10||Armor Break I||Haste I||Hastemarch I|
|15||Armor Break I||Haste I||Cheer I|
|20||Armor Break I||Escape I||Cheer I|
|25||Counter II||Escape I||Cheer I|
|30||Counter II||Escape I||Hastemarch II|
|35||Counter II||Escape II||Hastemarch II|
|40||Armor Break II||Escape II||Hastemarch II|
|45||Armor Break II||Haste II||Hastemarch II|
|50||Armor Break II||Haste II||Cheer II|
|55||Armor Break II||Haste II||Cheer II|
|60||Armor Break II||Haste III||Cheer II|
|65||Armor Break II||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|70||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|75||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|80||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|85||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|90||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|95||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
|99||Counter III||Haste III||Hastemarch III|
A female pirate captain whose many crewmembers hold in high regard. Her speech may be rough, but she's very friendly at heart. She comes to know her own origins when she discovers she has the same pendant as Lenna.
Faris appears as a summonable Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. She uses Thunderstorm to assist the player.
- Ability Cards
- Legend Cards
A pirate captain beloved by the rank and file who serve under her command. Faris has a pirate's swagger, but she always has her friends' best interests at heart. She learns that she and Lenna both wear the same pendant, which leads her to discover her true origins.
Faris is a playable character who could be recruited during the Challenge Event Successors of the Dawn as the First Time Reward for completing the event's Drakenvale stage in Part 1. She was also available in The Malice Within.
Faris' story role is Pirate Captain. Appearing as a Freelancer, her combat role is Physical Support.
Faris possesses aptitude with a wide variety of weapons and skills in addition to having good physical attributes and above-average Speed scores throughout her development, making her a solid choice as a physical attack unit. Unfortunately, Faris' HP values are low for a frontline fighter; thus, luck again comes into play should the player make her a Ranger, her ideal role.
Faris can use Support abilities up to rarity rank 5, Celerity abilities up to rarity rank 4, Thief abilities up to rarity rank 5, Dancer abilities up to rarity rank 4, and Sharpshooter up to rarity rank 5.
Her default Soul Break is Master of the Sea which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical water damage to all targets. The bow Aevis Killer (V) allows Faris to use Kindred Spirit which at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment deals physical damage to all targets and temporarily lowers their Defense and Resistance.
She can equip accessories.
A once-malicious sea serpent who was redeemed through its friendship with a human.
Faris is mentioned in the ability card description for Syldra.
A pirate captain whose ship is berthed at the docks of Saronia. A gifted fighter, Faris is also best friends with a sea dragon named Syldra.
Faris appears as a supporting character.
- Who's Who
- CV: Emily O'Brien / Rie Tanaka
- Age in Grymoire: 20
- Notes: Presents as male / Drop-dead gorgeous / Captains a crew of pirate moogles / Thinks of Syldra as family and can converse with her
- In League
- Even before meeting Lann and Reynn, Faris had her suspicions about the newly federated Saronia. This is why she formed a mutually beneficial relationship with a certain organization.
- Her Sworn Enemy
- Faris's family has spent generations searching for a Mirage that crossed pahts with an ancestor many long years ago...
- First World of Origin
- FINAL FANTASY V
Faris appears on several cards depicting her in various jobs from Final Fantasy V, as well as her original Yoshitaka Amano artworks and her Theatrhythm Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade artworks. Her artworks are of various elemental alignments. Her cards with Yoshitaka Amano artworks are either water or fire-elemental; in Final Fantasy V Faris's innate element is Fire, and therefore the Gladiator's Finisher takes this element. She is also associated with water, captaining a crew of pirates and having a sea serpent for a pet.
Faris appears on Triple Triad cards in the version available via Final Fantasy Portal App.