FF: 20th Anniversary (PSP): Playable Characters

Warrior gets all the best weapons and armors, and has tons of HP. He doesn't have magic, but who cares. He's a one-man army. He makes the game easy.


Thief is much better in the remakes than in the NES version of FF1. He gets multiple attacks right from the start which makes him a pretty effective character. Thief has lots of agility which makes him good at running and dodging attacks. He still doesn't have magic though.


Monk is all offense. Don't equip a weapon on him, let him use his bare hands, and he has very high attack. His HP and defense aren't so great compared to the Warrior though, and he has no magic.

Red Mage

Red Mage is very average. He can equip lots of weapon and armor, but not as many as Warrior. He can use magic, but not as much as White or Black Mage.

White Mage

White Mage is made for healing. Her attack and defense are terrible, except against undead where her white magic works well. She has high HP, and you can't over-emphasize how important healing is in any party, so don't rule her out.

Black Mage

Black Mage uses black magic to kill things. And he does it well. His physical attacks and defense and HP are horrible, but he can kill lots of enemies at once, which is fun to watch.


Knight uses even more armor and weapons than the Warrior, and also gets low-level white magic now, as though he wasn't strong enough.


Thief turns into Ninja, which is a major upgrade in many ways. Ninja has access to lots more weapons than Thief did, and also can use low-level black magic.


Master isn't a huge improvement on Monk; he doesn't get any magic, and can't equip much more equipment than Monk did. Master's strength is still his extremely powerful physical attacks.

(He also looks ridiculous.)

Red Wizard

Red Wizard's access to weapons and armor keeps him relevant even though he never gets access to all the magic the specialist wizards do. He is still a very average character but he has his place.

White Wizard

If you want to use the highest levels of white magic, you need a White Wizard. Some of the upper-level spells are very nice. White Wizard still lacks in offense except against undead.

Black Wizard

If you want to use the highest levels of black magic (and if only for amusement, you probably do), Black Wizard is your man. He still has horrible HP, physical attacks and defense, but he can explode things with magic which never gets old.

Dec 25, 2009 04:32 PM PST

I never understood why the monk went from having brown hair to being blond and super spiky as the master. Me thinks he went super saiyan.

I made this website
Dec 27, 2009 01:43 PM PST

He looks like a Power Ranger.

*nom nom*
Dec 27, 2009 06:24 PM PST

What's up with those shoulder pads? Did it get 80s in here?

Dec 28, 2009 10:58 PM PST

Maybe it's cause Brian hates him and decides to 'charm' him so he doesn't hate him so much...

Jan 02, 2010 11:00 PM PST

Brian is classist against blackbelts and masters

Jan 05, 2010 08:37 PM PST

What is that thing around the Knight's head?

*nom nom*
Jan 05, 2010 10:31 PM PST

Some kind of crown, I'd imagine.

Jan 08, 2010 12:13 AM PST

Yeah, I think its just a piece of armor stylized to look like a crown. The japanese swordsman often wore a headband with a metal plate sewn in it to protect their heads. I think the crown is like a headband, just with more western-medieval style to it. Although, it does look like he has antenna sticking out of his head.

Jan 10, 2010 08:38 PM PST

He's wearing a circlet. A fashionable, armored headband.

Jan 17, 2010 08:28 PM PST

Thank u ruzolk for going Naruto on us

Jan 18, 2010 09:05 AM PST

I usually have all memory of Naruto blocked out of my head, until someone mentions it.

Jan 18, 2010 01:19 PM PST


Jan 19, 2010 05:11 PM PST

He doesn't look THAT ridiculous, he looks like the black wizard did in the first one after class change, but just modernized.

Jan 20, 2010 04:54 PM PST

Looks like all he did was add alittle brown to his coat

Jan 22, 2010 05:14 PM PST

The Black Wizard has parachute pants.

Jan 24, 2010 07:42 AM PST

the master looks like goku

Feb 06, 2010 03:50 PM PST

The master is no more a master than a theif is

Mar 19, 2010 03:23 PM PDT

Ninjas are awsome, I know I've got 4 :)

Mar 24, 2010 07:34 AM PDT

Ha ha ha, the monks is all super saiyan! ha ha hha ha

Mar 25, 2010 01:07 AM PDT

I really dislike almost ALL of the modern sprites for this game, Save a couple.

Mar 26, 2010 07:28 AM PDT

What is wrong with you WarMech i love these sprites!

Mar 29, 2010 09:43 PM PDT

They are very well made sprites, just strayed too far away from the originals.

Apr 03, 2010 05:35 AM PDT

have you ever noticed all the characters have blond hair besides RM/W and who knows what hair color BM/W has, isn't that weird?

Apr 13, 2010 01:12 PM PDT

I love the new designs, but it's too bad they changed the warrior to blonde rather than red hair.

Jun 21, 2010 06:05 AM PDT

The Ninja and the Knight looks so bad ass.

Jun 27, 2010 12:28 PM PDT

The new designs are great, but... what's wrong with Monk and Master? Did they become fans of Super Saiyan Vegeta?

Sep 25, 2014 09:10 PM PDT

RED MAGE. the best

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