Bearers are unique humans in Final Fantasy 16. In this guide, we'll discuss what they are and their relationship with Dominants and the Branded.
Final Fantasy 16 has many new character types, such as the Bearer of the Crystal’s Curse. This guide will cover who the Bearers are, their role in society, the effects of the Crystal’s Curse, and how they differ from the Branded.
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There are 3 different types of Humans in Final Fantasy 16: Normal Humans, Dominants, and Bearers.
Bearers can use magicks without the need for a Mothercrystal. This makes them more developed than Normal Humans but still much less potent than Dominants.
Using magicks or the power of the Mothercrystals comes with the side effects of the Crystal’s Curse, which painfully turns one into stone and kills them for overusing the power.
However, due to this ability, they are often taken advantage of by Normal Humans and are exploited as Branded.
Branded are enslaved bearers forced to use magicks and are heavily exploited, leading to many of them dying to the Crystal’s Curse.
Who Are Bearers
There are 3 different kinds of humans in Final Fantasy 16.
Bearers are humans born with the unique ability to cast magicks without needing a Mothercrystal. Moreover, Bearers are more advanced than Normal Humans but not as powerful as Dominants, putting them right in-between Normal Humans and Dominants in terms of power. However, despite these talents, they are still a victim of the Crystal’s Curse.
What Is The Crystal’s Curse
In Final Fantasy 16, there is a curse afflicting all 3 kinds of humans, the Crystal’s Curse. It deteriorates anyone who excessively uses the power of the Crystals. This curse causes terrible pain and slowly turns one into stone, eventually causing their demise. The more one uses the power of the Mothercrystals, the faster they succumb to the curse’s effects.
Firstly, Normal Humans can fall victim to the curse by overusing a Mothercrystal. Secondly, Dominants can experience the curse’s effects by overusing their Eikons. Finally, Bearers can undergo the curse’s results due to exploitation as Branded.
Who Are The Branded
Not all Bearers are Branded. However, all Enslaved Bearers are called the Branded. This is because they are marked with a black colored mark across their face. The Branded are used as labor by higher authorities to take advantage of the power of the Mothercrystals so they can circumvent falling victim to the Crystal’s Curse.
This is why Bearers are called Bearers. Because they bear the Crystal’s Curse, their position in society forces them to undergo the effects of the Crystal’s Curse. They are exploited by ordinary human owners who wish to use the power of Mother crystals but don’t want its side effects.
That would clear up everything about the differences between a Bearer and other humans in Final Fantasy 16. If you want to check out other Final Fantasy 16 Characters and Eikonslike Ifrit, read our other Fantasy 16 guides.