The Red Mage (あかまじゅつし, Akamajutsushi?) is a character class from the original Final Fantasy who can be selected as a member of the Light Warriors at the game's start. True to their name, the Red Mage is clothed in red. This class can use both Black and White Magic schools, but never the most powerful of either. He can wield many different weapons and pieces of armor. Being unable to wield or use the highest level magic or equipment, the Red Mage is generally relegated to a support position; a jack of all trades, but a master of none. His choice of weaponry is knives and swords.
After an event in which the party must retrieve a Rat Tail from the Citadel of Trials and return it to Bahamut, the Red Mage is upgraded to the Red Wizard(あかまどうし, Akamadōshi?). This class can wield slightly more equipment and learn magic up to level seven, and receives a new physical appearance, which is similar to the old appearance.
Powers and Stats
Name: The Red Mage of Light
Origin: Final Fantasy I
Gender: Male (could be considered female)
Classification: Human/Hero of Prophecy/The Warrior of Light, Red Mage/Red Wizard
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Swordsman, Magic, Elemental Manipulation (of the ice, fire and thunder variety), Poison Manipulation (via Scourge), Teleportation (via Exit and Teleport), Time Manipulation (In the variety of speeding himself/his allies up via Haste and slowing opponents via Slow), Healing (Mid-Low via regeneration scale, in the form of Cure, and Life), Barrier Creation (via Protect and NulDeath), Invisibility (via Invis, can also make allies invisible via Invisira), Mind Manipulation (via Sleep and Confuse), capable of blinding and stunning his opponents, can increasing his/allies strength, can restoring status ailments, can breath underwater (via Oxyale)
Attack Potency: Large Planet level (Fought and defeated Base Gilgamesh in the Lifespring Grotto)
Speed: Sub-Relativistic (Fought and defeated Base Gilgamesh in the Lifespring Grotto)
Lifting Strength: Superhuman
Striking Strength: Large Planet Class
Durability: Large Planet level (Comparable to Base Gilgamesh)
Range: Extended Melee Range with weapons, much higher with magic
Standard Equipment: Defender, Armor, Cape, Crystal, Oxyale
Intelligence: Skilled mage and combatant, bested Garland in mortal combat, previously Cornelia's greatest Knight (of which was implied to be worth the entirety of Cornelia's remaining military might alone due to the Kingdom's failure to rescue Princess Sara themselves), fairly competent at problem solving with little information available
Weaknesses: None notable
Note: This profile assumes the Red Mage of Light is the Red Wizard class from the original game.