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Amano Maria
Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.
Sprite(s) Maria-sprh Maria-DSOP FFII menu maria FF2GBA Maria Portrait FF2GBA Maria Portrait - Sad FF2GBA Maria Portrait - Smiling Maria FF2PSP Maria Frog
NES-Maria Maria Sprite Maria-PSP
Maria Map NES Maria Map PS FF2PSP Maria Map
Kana マリア
Romaji Maria
Hometown Fynn
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Blood Type B
Laterality Right-Handed
Voice actor Noriko Shitaya
Ultimate Weapon Artemis Bow
Final Fantasy II character
Leon's sister by birth, Maria is a strong young woman who carries on her fight against the empire even as she searches for her lost brother.
Dawn of Souls instruction manual.

Maria is the main deuteragonist of Final Fantasy II. She is one of Firion's permanent allies, and Leon's sister, but the two are separated at the beginning of the game. Maria's vocal sounds in the PlayStation remake Final Fantasy Origins were provided by Noriko Shitaya, who later on provided the voice of Rydia in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy IV.


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FFII DoS Maria

Artwork from the Dawn of Souls version.

Maria's parents are killed during the Palamecian empire's strike against Fynn and she is taken in by the princess of Altair, Hilda. Firion asks if the three of them (Firion, Maria and Guy) could join the rebel army. After they are refused, Maria makes the statement they could not go home because Fynn has been taken over by the empire and that their parents have been killed. Hilda gives them the rebel password, Wild Rose, and allows them to stay in Altair. Maria, throughout the game, wants to defeat the empire, but also find her lost brother, Leon, who has been separated from her because of the empire's attack against Fynn.

Maria is later shocked to learn that one of the Emperor's servants, the Dark Knight, is actually Leon. When Leon attempts to crown himself Emperor after the original Emperor's first death, Maria accompanies Firion to confront him. The original Emperor returns from the dead, and Leon is forced to give up all dreams of ruling. After the Dark Emperor's return, Maria, Firion, Guy, and now Leon, head to Pandaemonium, the fortress of the Lord of Hell that has come to surface from Hell thanks to the Dark Emperor's powers. When the party faces the Dark Emperor, he is finally defeated. Leon separates from the party, but Maria does not want to separate from him again and tries to stop him from leaving. Firion stops her, saying that when Leon is ready to come back he will be welcome.

In the novelization Final Fantasy II Muma no Meikyū, Firion and Maria become a romantic couple at the end.


Maria's stats

Maria's initial stats.

Maria's starting equipment is a Bow and her clothes. Out of the three starting characters Maria has the most Intelligence, making her suited to be made into a Black Mage by teaching her many offensive spells. She has the least Attack and HP among the three starting characters, and as her Stamina is lower than Firion's or Guy's, her HP will grow slower than theirs. On the up side her Agility is the highest, so she will often get first attack in battle early in the game. Her ultimate weapon in the Arcane Labyrinth is the Artemis Bow. Because the Key Terms that are optimal for Maria are received after retaking Castle Fynn, she has the option to obtain her ultimate weapon the earliest of the three core party members.

Initial StatsEdit

Stat Level
HP 20
MP 10
Strength 5
Spirit 10
Intelligence 15
Stamina 5
Agility 15
Magic 5

Optimal Key Terms for Arcane LabyrinthEdit

Good Fortune Promising Quite Well Auspicious Superb
Jade Passage
Ekmet Teloess
Iron Bars
Ultima Tome

Other AppearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit

Maria appears in Pictlogica Final Fantasy as a playable character. Her initial weapon is the Silver Bow.

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

Maria is an ally and a summonable Legend in Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade. Her EX ability is Blizzard 16.

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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

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Final Fantasy Trading Card GameEdit

Maria appears in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game with her Yoshitaka Amano artwork and artwork from Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls.

Final Fantasy Brave ExviusEdit

FFBE Maria

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[view  · edit  · purge]Maria is a female (but occasionally male) given name in many cultures. It became popular with the spread of Christianity as a Latinized form of the Hebrew name of Jesus' mother Mary (Miriam in Hebrew). The meaning of the name is uncertain, but it may originally be an Egyptian name, probably derived from "mry" (beloved) or "mr" (love) ("eminent lady" or "beloved lady"), although it was used in Europe even before the establishment of Christianity as a female form of the Roman name Marius.

In Latin, maria can be roughly translated as "from the sea".


  • Maria is the first female playable character in the series since the playable characters from the first Final Fantasy had no designated genders unless the player named them as such.
  • Maria is seventeen years old in the Final Fantasy II Muma no Meikyū novelization.

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