Onion knight

The Onion Knight is one of the heroes fighting for the side of Cosmos in Dissidia Final Fantasy and Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy. He makes up for his size with speed and is a master of sword arts and magic. As the youngest warrior, the Onion Knight's lack of battle experience makes him put on a brave and confident front, when in reality, he is rather scared and unsure of his abilities. The villains he encounters, including his nemesis, the Cloud of Darkness, serve to test his courage and power.

Crystal and AttireEdit

  • Normal
  • Alt 1
  • Alt 2
  • DLC (with EX Mode)
  • EX Mode
  • EX Mode (Sage only)
  • EX Mode (Ninja only)
  • Alt 1 EX Mode
  • Alt 2 EX Mode (Sage only)
  • Alt 2 EX Mode (Ninja only)
  • DLC EX Mode (includes non-EX outfit)
The Onion Knight's outfit is taken from aspects of all incarnations of the Final Fantasy III hero. The color scheme in his default appearance is based on his original NES appearance, while the helmet is based on the DS version. The body armor is closer to Yoshitaka Amano artwork of the Unnamed Warrior for the NES release of the game. His two swords are also based on this artwork.

The Onion Knight's first alternate outfit is called "Luneth", based on the main protagonist in the Nintendo DS remake of Final Fantasy III. His armor is bright blue, his eyes are purple, and his hair is silver. His hair is also differently styled to match Luneth's. The Sage's red colorings become blue, and the Ninja outfit is almost entirely black.

The Onion Knight's second alternate outfit "Slasher" is based on artwork of the Unnamed Warrior prevalent in much of Final Fantasy III's art. He removes his helmet to reveal spiky white hair, and his armor is primarily black with red and gold highlights. In this outfit his Sage and Ninja forms are green.

The Onion Knight's downloadable fourth outfit; "Ingus" is based on another protagonist of the DS remake, Ingus. His armor is red-pink with puffed out dark pants, a smaller helmet and cape, and brown boots. His Ninja and Sage forms are also based on Ingus' respective forms - the Ninja wears a different cowl that shows his hair and a dark red and black uniform, while the Sage wears a white and blue robe with an elaborate miter and a long white cape.

Together, the Onion Knight's outfits represent the colors of the Onion Kids in the NES release of Final Fantasy III - two of them were red while the others were blue and green.

The Onion Knight's manikin version, Counterfeit Youth, is green.


The Onion Knight is a Mystic Fencer, attacking opponents with swift combos that hit multiple times, and he is equally well-versed with magic and physical attacks. Unique to the Onion Knight is the ability to chain all of his Bravery attacks into either another Bravery attack or an HP attack, adding to his versatility. He is also the fastest character in the game in normal circumstances, surpassing even Tidus and Zidane. However, his attacks do not do much damage, and he has only four basic Brave attacks, making him fairly predictable in terms of fighting style. Whilst he is small and thus very evasive, he is arguably the easiest character to punish due to the considerable cooldown on each of his attacks, which vastly reduces the safety of his approach.

The Onion Knight is the only character who has two EX Bursts, depending on which type of HP attack he uses to begin the Burst. If activated from a magic attack, his Sage form will use Spellbook; if activated from a physical attack, his Ninja form will use Ninjutsu.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Multi-Hit Ground Charges at the opponent and attacks multiple times.
Blizzard Ground Sends a strand of ice at the opponent.
Magic Booster Ground/ Aerial Temporarily increase magical defence, damage, and critical hit rate.
Strength Booster Ground/ Aerial Temporarily increase physical defence, damage, and critical hit rate.
Thunder Aerial Sends three balls of thunder at the opponent. In EX Mode, sends five balls out.
Turbo-Hit Aerial Turns upside down and attacks the opponent with his sword. Can be Wall Rushed for additional damage. Leaves Onion Knight vunerable if attack misses.

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Blade Torrent Ground Leaps and surrounds the opponent in sword strikes, can Wall Rush for extra damage
Firaga Ground Launches a fireball in an arc that explodes on first contact, knocking Onion Knight back as he uses it. In EX Mode, fires three fireballs simultaneously.
Comet Aerial Spins in the air while firing many tiny meteors at the opponent, has minor tracking.
Wind Shear Aerial Spins around rapidly while doing damage, can bounce off walls while moving and deal additonal damage from Wall Rush

Brave to Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Extra Slice Ground (Chained from Multi-Hit) Leaps up and strikes many times, knocking the opponent down afterward, can Wall Rush for additional damage
Blizzaga Ground (Chained from Blizzard) Large chunks of ice crash down on the opponent, Can initiate a chase
Thundaga Aerial (Chained from Thunder) Bolts of lightning damage the opponent Can initiate a chase
Extra Lunge Aerial (Chained from Turbo-Hit) Strikes and knocks the opponent upwards. Can initiate a chase

Brave to HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Swordshower Ground (Chained from Multi-Hit) Summons swords to rain down on the opponent, then moves up close and slashes, Can Wall Rush for additional damage
Quake Ground (Chained from Blizzard) Sticks sword in the ground and spins, causing a quake under opponent
Flare Aerial (Chained from Thunder) Summons three beams of heat that converge on the opponent, then leaves an explosion where they converge
Guiding Swipe Aerial (Chained from Turbo-Hit) Summons swords to fly through the opponent, then moves up close and slashes, Can Wall Rush for additional damage

EX Mode - Job Change!

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate while in EX Mode
Dual Wield

Sage's Wisdom

EX Abilities Ninja - doubles the amount of hits when using physical attacks

Sage - Damage done by magic attacks increases and fires more projectiles.

Ninjutsu (Ninja) EX Burst A command menu will appear, select the appropriate command within a time limit. Shuriken has to be chosen. If you choose right, Onion Knight will perform Shuriken, and follow with Back Attack
Spellbook (Sage) EX Burst A command menu will appear, select the appropriate command within a time limit. Holy must be selected under the Magic command. If you choose right, Onion Knight will perform Holy, and follow with Meteor.


Onion Knight can equip Swords, Daggers, Rods, Staves, Thrown Weapons, Bows, Parrying Weapons, Bangles, Gauntlets, Bracers, Rings, Hats, Hairpins, Headbands, Light Helms, Clothing, Light Armor, and Chestplates.

Exclusive EquipmentEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Tyrfing 30 ATK +40 Damage +5% Trade: 61000 gil, Rapier, Scarletite x1, Youth's Desire x5
Royal Sword 90 ATK +63 Damage +7% Trade: 158,000 gil, Tyrfing, Electrum x1, Youth's Dream x5
Onion Sword 100 ATK +68 Damage +10%
Slight Sneak Attack Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Royal Sword, Onion x1, Youth's Hopes x5

Trade AccessoryEdit

Name Description
Onion Look at yourself and acknowledge your faults.  That is true strength.