White Mage is a generic character from the Final Fantasy series, appearing in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 and Mario Sports Mix, which were developed by Square Enix, who also created the Final Fantasy games. She is depicted as a woman that practices White Magic, being calm and a brave heroine. In the Mario games she is depicted as a cheerful person. In Mario Hoops 3-on-3, she is portrayed by Noriko Iwahara, but Bianca Allen takes over the role in Mario Sports Mix.
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
The White Mage can be unlocked by getting a Silver Trophy in the Rainbow Tourney on Normal difficulty.
The White Mage is a technical character, much as Daisy and Peach. She has great speed, but low power. Her special shot is the Holy Shot, based on the Holy Spell from the Final Fantasy series. Her default partners are Black Mage and Ninja, as seen in the Rainbow Cup. Her special shot is unique in physical characteristics: while inside the 3-point line, her shot moves the ball upside, and after a flash, it falls in the hoop. However, while outside the 3-point line, her shot moves the ball into a blue trail, and a member of her team aids to dunk the ball.
The White Mage seen in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 does not cloak her head with her robe's hood, revealing her pink hair and a tiara, a trait not seen in Final Fantasy. As with Princess Peach and Princess Daisy, White Mage, who normally wears a long white robe, receives an outfit change in Mario Hoops 3-on-3.
Mario Sports Mix
The White Mage returns in the Wii game, Mario Sports Mix. She maintains the same outfit that she wore in Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Her best stat is technique, while having average speed, and fairly low power. The White Mage, along with Ninja, have the highest stat total among all the playable characters. Once again, her default partners are Ninja and Black Mage. She can be unlocked by clearing the Star Road twice. An alternate method is to complete a certain mission on the Mushroom Cup. She can also be unlocked with 4 Flower Cup wins and a Star Cup victory.
The White Mage's special shot is unique in that her aiming cursor is different. In Basketball and Hockey, the White Mage will summon a ray of light, which briefly knocks out anyone in its path, and then she'll aim for the goal. In Volleyball, the volleyball will land at a random spot; the landing cursor first covers the whole field, and then shrinks to the target position. In Dodgeball, opposing players caught in the ray of light will lose some of their HP.
In Basketball, the White Mage is a moderately fast dunker, and her layup move involves using white magic to send the basketball into the hoop. She can also add a curve to her long range shots. In Volleyball, the White Mage can give her fully charged shots an added curve, but they move slowly. She can also block volleyball shots by creating a barrier over the net. In Dodgeball, the White Mage can repel dodgeball attacks by creating a barrier in front of her. However, the barrier is rendered useless if the dodgeball hits the White Mage from behind, or if the dodgeball is equipped with an item. When trying to save the ball after hitting a character, she summons a circle that resembles her aiming cursor to bring the ball to her. In Hockey, White Mage can use light magic to attack opponents. Her attacks have far range, which can give her an advantage in attacking. Since she has good technique, she can score with ease by using far away shots or using combos.
White Mage is a woman that is the same height as Peach, but has a thinner build in comparison to hers. She has green eyes and her hair is short, colored pink, and has a large bang which obscures her right eye, much like Rosalina's.
In the Mario sports games, she appears wearing a small dress, with the White Mage's style in it. Her hood is down, and her head is visible. She also wears a silver tiara with a red jewel at the center, a red necklace, light blue earrings and red high heels.
An alternate costume can be unlocked for White Mage by winning the Rainbow Tourney, in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, on the Hard difficulty with a silver trophy. This alternate costume changes her hair color to purple, and makes the red parts of her skirt, as well as her shoes, slightly darker.
In Mario Sports Mix, an alternate outfit for her can be unlocked by clearing a certain mission on the Flower Cup, clearing the Star Road 5 times, or by using the White Mage 20 times. The alternate outfit depicts the White Mage wearing a pure white outfit, very light blue small dress, white hair, white shoes, white stockings, red brooch, light green earrings and her small dress has different details. Also, her eye irises are colored red. This makes her look almost like an albino.
Powers and abilities
White Mage has control of white magic, which are spells that support her allies. She has one attack spell, called Holy, that appears as her special attack in the 'Mario series. The Holy Shot consists of an attack magic that in Mario Hoops 3-on-3 was blue, and in Mario Sports Mix is white. She also has low Power stats. Also in Mario Sports Mix, in Volleyball and Dodgeball, White Mage uses white magic circles to catch the ball. In Volleyball she can use a veil to block the ball.
Official profiles and stats
Mario Hoops 3-on-3
Mario Sports Mix
Names in other languages