Black Mages

The Black Mages

Black Mages who are a group of small spellcasters in the Final Fantasy series act as the mindless drones of Queen Brahne in Final Fantasy IX and are notably different from the Black Mages of other Final Fantasy games as they are no longer a job class but an entire species in their own right (although they appear to be artificial rather than sentient, though this does change).

The Black Mages in this game are a confusing type of enemy as they are often mindless servants to Brahne's will, who massacre hundreds of innocent lives without remorse. Despite this, there are notable Black Mages (such as Vivi) who are humanised and clearly of benevolent intent: this becomes a major part of the story as Vivi struggles with his humanity (or percieved lack of it).