Faith offers no shield against Sky Mantra, for words are treacherous things.
—Rapha Galthena

Rapha Galthena, also known as Rafa Galthana, is a character from Final Fantasy Tactics. She possesses a rare ability called Sky Mantra, which, along with her brother Marach's Nether Mantra, is coveted and exploited by Grand Duke Gerrith Barrington of Riovanes.


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Misery Under BarringtonEdit

Shortly after Rapha and Marach were born, Grand Duke Barrington arrived in the village seeking to take the children to use their Sky and Nether Mantra for his own purposes. When the town leaders refused, Barrington had the village razed and kidnapped the two youths. Rapha grew up believing Barrington has saved them and was tricked into serving him as part of the Khamja, an elite assassination team in the Fifty Years' War.

After discovering that Barrington was responsible for their village's destruction, Rapha confronted the Duke. She suffered cruel mistreatment and the Duke went so far as to rape Rapha, leading her to realize his true nature. She longed to escape Barrington and to have revenge. The children grew up, but Rapha was never able to convince Marach of the truth.

Defection to RamzaEdit

When Barrington gets involved in the battle between Ramza Beoulve and the Lucavi, he dispatches Rapha and Marach to deal with Ramza. After Marach informs Ramza that his sister, Alma, is being held at Riovanes, Marach waits for Ramza in a nearby town with several of Barrington's soldiers. As Ramza approaches Rapha tries to convince her brother of the truth.

She fails, and when Ramza arrives, she defects. Ramza rescues her and drives Marach off. Rapha tells Ramza about Barrington, but Marach has disguised himself as a frog and overhears the conversation. He threatens to have Alma harmed unless Ramza and Rapha bring the Scriptures of Germonique to Barrington.

Battle on the RoofEdit

Ramza and Rapha approach Riovanes Castle where they run into Marach. A battle ensues, and Rapha sees she cannot convince her brother of the truth. She teleports away and Marach follows leaving Ramza and his forces to fend for themselves against the remaining guards. As Ramza infiltrates the castle and fights Belias, Rapha confronts Barrington, who had escaped a foul encounter with Hashmal, on the roof of the castle. Rapha aims her weapon at Barrington, but is paralyzed with fear and memories of the rape and cannot bring herself to attack.

Barrington gloats over his apparent victory, but is unaware Marach had overheard him. Marach emerges from his hiding spot, now aware of the truth. Enraged, Barrington pulls out a gun and fires at Rapha, but Marach knocks her out of the way and takes the bullet himself. Ramza, having defeated Belias, comes up onto the roof. Barrington demands Ramza hand over the Zodiac Stone, but is thrown off the roof by the Ultima Demon, Lettie, disguised as a human girl. Fellow Ultima demon in disguise, Celia, and Marquis Elmdore, reveal their presence, and the three attack Rapha. Ramza drives them off, but Marach dies.

Rapha senses something unusual in the Scorpio stone and activates it, but instead of summoning a Lucavi, it restored Marach to life. Ramza, Rapha, and Marach scour the castle for Alma, and failing to find her, determine Folmarv Tengille has her. Rapha and Marach join Ramza's entourage to defeat the remaining Lucavi.

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Rapha is a guest character from the Walled City of Yardrow until the end of Chapter III. She starts as a level 22 Skyseer with 31 Bravery, 69 Faith, and comes equipped with the Musk Pole, Celebrant's Miter, White Robe, and Elven Cloak. She comes with the Sky Mantra command, as well as other random abilities. Out of all special characters in the game, Rapha has the lowest starting Bravery, making her the most useful for getting rare treasures using the Move-Find Item ability. Her cutscene on the roof depicts her wielding a katana, even though her job class can't equip katana.


When fought in the eleventh Rendezvous battle: All-Star Melee, she is two levels higher than the highest level deployed unit. She starts with 31 Bravery and 69 Faith in her default job Skyseer, equipped with the Eight-Fluted Pole, Thief's Cap, Black Garb, and Septième. She has access to the Sky Mantra and White Magick commands, as well as to the abilities Soulbind, Swiftness, and Move +2.

When fought in the fourteenth Rendezvous battle: Brave Story, she is level 99 and starts with 41 Bravery and 69 Faith. She is equipped with the Eight-Fluted Pole, Thief's Cap, Black Garb, and Featherweave Cloak, and has access to the Sky Mantra and Items commands, as well as the abilities Nature's Wrath, Swiftness, and Manafont.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


FFRK Rapha
Sister to Marach, Rapha is a Skyseer who wields the sky magic passed down through her people. Though a former member of the Khamja guild of assassins, after learning that her and her brother's protector Grand Duke Barrington was responsible for wiping out their village, she seeks refuge with Ramza's party.
—Character profile.

Rapha is a playable character who could be initially recruited during the Challenge Event Family Secrets as a First Time Reward for completing the event's Monastery Vaults - First Level stage on Classic difficulty.


Rapha is a Skyseer, whose combat role is Offensive Magic.

Level HP Attack Defense Magic Resistance Mind Accuracy Evasion Speed
1 170 5 6 12 11 10 20 20 87
10 661 12 13 37 27 24 20 20 90
20 1,208 21 22 60 46 41 20 21 95
30 1,754 30 31 82 65 57 21 21 100
40 2,301 39 42 102 83 74 21 22 105
50 2,847 48 52 122 102 91 22 22 111
60 3,393 56 63 141 121 107 23 23 116
65 3,667 61 68 150 130 115 23 23 119
70 3,940 65 74 160 139 124 23 23 122
RankMax: 5 2 1 1 5 4 3 3 3 2
Record Spheres
Sphere S.Lv 1 S.Lv 2 S.Lv 3 S.Lv 4 S.Lv 5
Black Mage +1 MAG +40 HP +1 RES +2 MAG +3% Black Magic Damage
Dancer +1 MND +1 MAG +1 RES +55 HP +2 MAG
White Mage +1 MND +40 HP +1 RES +2 MND +3% White Magic Healing
Magus*Requires mastery of Black Mage's Record Sphere. +3 MND +100 HP +3 RES +6 MAG +6% Witch Ability Damage
Time Mage*Requires mastery of Black Mage and Dancer's Record Spheres. +2 DEF +2 RES +120 HP +5 MAG +6 MAG
Sage*Requires mastery of White Mage's Record Sphere. +3 MND +3 MAG +120 HP +6 MAG +3% Rod Damage

Rapha can use Black Magic abilities up to rarity rank 5, White Magic abilities up to rarity rank 4, Ninja abilities up to rarity rank 4, Dancer abilities up to rarity rank 4, and Witch abilities up to rarity rank 5.

Her default Soul Break is Swiftness, that at the expense of one Soul Gauge segment reduces the user's black magic casting time for two turns.


Rapha can equip the following weapon types: daggers, rods, and staffs.

She can equip the following armor types: hats, light armor, robes, and bracers.

She can equip accessories.

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  • Rapha and Marach's base Bravery and Faith values are reversed: Rapha has 31 Bravery and 69 Faith, while Marach has 69 Bravery and 31 Faith.
    • Adding to that, their birthdays mirrors their base Bravery values: Rapha's being on March 1 (3/1 = 31) and Marach on June 9 (6/9 = 69).
  • Although the game doesn't openly state Gerrith raped Rapha, some of the dialogue hints at it. Rapha notably says to Marach, "You know...what he did to me." In addition, Gerrith states that "In time, that fear shall blossom into another flower, and I shall have that one, as well!", which is a more direct reference to him deflowering her.