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Rydia of Mist is a Summoner from Final Fantasy IV.

The Summoner (Japanese: 召喚士 Shōkanshi), also known as the Caller or Evoker, is a Job that appears in various games in the series. One of the earliest job classes introduced in the series, it first appeared in Final Fantasy III.

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Summoners are known for their ability to summon magical beasts to fight for the party. In games with summoners as part of storyline, there exists summoner ranks, such as Conjurer and High Summoner. Summoner generally have some of the lowest physical stats in the game and the highest magical stats. Their weapon arsenal varies by game, but most games show them equipping rods, staffs, daggers, and sometimes whips. They usually wear robes of green and white. However, the most prominent feature of a Summoner is a large horn growing out of his or her forehead. The significance of this horn is never explained, but it could possibly be what links Summoners to the monsters they call.

Summoners use special magic that allows them to call forth Summons. The Summons go by various names in each game. Most games simply call them Summons; however, they have also been called Summoned Monsters, Avatars, Espers, Guardian Forces, Eidolons, and Aeons. Summons usually cost more MP than the average spell, but are usually much more powerful. In some games, Summoners also have the ability to cast either Black Magic or White Magic as well as Summon, thus giving them other purposes besides Summoning.

Usually, Summoners and their Summons possess some important story element. This is apparent in three Final Fantasy game titles; these are the summoners of Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy X, where the concept of a Summoner is focused and expanded further from a mere job class and where their presence and powers significantly change the landscape of the world they live in.

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Final Fantasy III

Main article: Evoker
Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy III)

The Evoker job can be obtained from the Water Crystal, while the Summoner is obtained from the Earth Crystal. While both classes are able to use the same Summons, the Summoner has higher stats and can cause the Summons to use their most powerful attacks.

Final Fantasy IV

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy IV)

The Summoners are a race of people who possess the power of summoning as a birth right. Most of the Summoners are wiped out at the beginning of the game, with Rydia being the only known survivor.

Final Fantasy V

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy V)

The Summoner is a job class obtained from the Water Crystal. The summons they use must either be bought from shops or defeated in battle.

Final Fantasy IX

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy IX)

The Summoners were a race of people who lived in Madain Sariand possessed a horn on their heads. Almost all the Summoners were killed after an attack by Garland on their homes. Garnet, her mother, and Eiko's parents and grandfather survived the attack. By the beginning of the game, only Garnet and Eiko are left alive.

Final Fantasy X

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy X)

The Summoners are people who embark on pilgrimages across Spira to pray to the Fayths of each temple. After doing so, they obtain the power of the Aeons that the Fayth create. The goal of all Summoners is to obtain the Final Aeon to use its power to defeat the monster known as Sin.

Final Fantasy XI

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy XI)

An advanced job in the game, the Summoner wields in the ability to summon Elementals and Avatars to aid the party in battle.

Final Fantasy Tactics

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy Tactics)

Summoners possess the ability to call upon powerful Espers to aid them in battle. The difference between an Esper attack and regular magic is the fact that Espers affect a much larger area.

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy Tactics Advance)

Summoners are a Viera-exclusive job class in Tactics Advance. They share the same role as in the game's predecessor. Summons should not be confused with the Totema.

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift

Main article: Summoner (Final Fantasy Tactics A2)

The Viera Summoners make a second appearance in A2. The Espers that they call upon should not be confused with the entities known as Scions.

Dissidia Final Fantasy

In the Duel Colosseum, when chosen, the Summoner job card will cause the next hand to consist only of treasure and job cards.

Other Appearances

It's New Frontier

Summoners also appear in It's New Frontier, a new video game by Square Enix not part of the Final Fantasy series.

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