Materia is Ultimate Fantasy VII Remake’s magical eight ball — at the very least, by way of dimension. These iridescent orbs grant customers the facility to carry out magic. Every seems first as a cue ball-sized crystal nestled within the palm of a hand; if a fireplace spell can’t kill enemies, perhaps a knock on the pinnacle with one will. Whereas Cloud and the remainder of the sport’s solid are consistently stuffing completely different materia into their gear, the sport by no means fairly explains how each appears to shrink to the dimensions of a marble.
That is precisely the form of foolish non-issue that may — and has — nagged me since 1997.
Largely, that’s as a result of materia, weapons apart, has been particularly baffling within the case of Aerith. The flower lady infamously retains her prized possession, a particular type of materia, tucked away someplace in her braid. Slightly than operate because the world’s largest Bumpit, Aerith’s is seamlessly a part of her coiffure. In line with co-director Naoki Hamaguchi, that’s potential as a result of materia modifications dimension. “Of their regular state, materia are palm-sized mako crystals, however they’ve an especially helpful construction that allows versatile modifications in dimension like, for instance, when setting them right into a weapon,” Hamaguchi instructed The Verge.
In Aerith’s case, that extends to her hair. As for the place or how, Hamaguchi merely replied that “the materia that Aerith has in her possession is hidden inside her plaited hair, so it will possibly’t be seen from exterior.”
My cash’s on it being stuffed into the knot in her bow. To today, I can’t work out why anybody would cover one thing so essential of their hair, however to every their very own. I nonetheless assume materia would make a banging necklace.