Support Materia (支援, Shien?) is a type of Materia appearing in the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. Support Materia work in conjunction with other equipped Materia. Support Materia is represented by color blue.
Support Materia makes its first appearance in Final Fantasy VII, being used to supplement the many abilities in the game. Due to a bug, when a Support Materia is paired with a Master Command Materia, the effect is applied to all commands the character can use, even the Attack and Item commands.
Along with other sets of Materia, Support Materia was seen in a Materia box in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. Additionally, Kadaj was seen equipping a Support Materia by dissolving it into his wrist, similar to other Remnants of Sephiroth equipping Materia in this way.
|Absorbs HP from enemies.|
|Absorbs MP from enemies.|
There are fewer Support Materia in Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-, and they function slightly differently. The Support Materia come in two variants; they are based either on elements/statuses or on SP. They can be paired with Magic Materia or Command Materia.
Materia means "matter" or "substance" in Latin. It also means "subject" in Italian and Spanish, and is the ascendant of Portuguese "Matéria".