Lightgazer is the Benevodon of Light. It appears as a boss in Trials of Mana, as a Summon in Heroes of Mana and as a NPC in Children of Mana. Lightgazer takes the form of a multi-colored cloud with a single eye. It is sentient and able to converse with humans, although it is only seen doing so once in Children of Mana.

Trials of ManaEdit


Lightgazer was described as being an "incarnation of disaster" that existed before the world had been fully born. It wrought destruction on existence until the Goddess of Mana defeated it with the Sword of Mana and sealed it away inside the Mana Stone of Light.


When the villains in Trials of Mana obtain the Sword of Mana, they release the Benevodons from the Mana Stones. Once released, Lightgazer remains near the former location of the Light Mana Stone in the Shimmering Ruins in order to build its strength in preparation for wreaking havoc across the land. As a result, the Benevodon becomes stronger depending on how many of its brethren the heroes have defeated before they challenge it.


Lightgazer (Remake)

After the heroes make their way through the Shimmering Ruins, Lightgazer materializes and attacks them. The Benevodon has a tendency to dematerialize if attacked, rendering it invulnerable until it finishes rematerializing. It can also make use of the Heal Light spell to restore its own HP.

As a Light-elemental creature, Lightgazer is weak to Darkness-based attacks and magic. It is also healed by Light-based attacks and magic.

Attacks Edit

Attack -

Rock Skipping (one)

Attack Power Down (one)

Magic -

Holy Ball (all) - Level 1 Light spell

Saint Beam (one/all) - Level 2 Light spell

Saint Saber (one) - Casts on a party member to change his/her attacks to Light-element, causing all physical attacks to heal Lightgazer

Magic Shield - Raises magic defense

Heal Light - Casts on self at 1/4 HP

Special -

Prisoner (all) - Moogle effect

Geyseblast (all)

Children of ManaEdit

Lightgazer reappears in Children of Mana. It had fused with Mispolm to form Galem. Whisp calls him "Lightgazer the Luminous". After returning the malevodons into benevedons, the player can visit Lightgazer in the Ruins of Illusia to gain knowledge about several plot elements of the game.

Heroes of ManaEdit

All benevodons, except for Zable Fahr are allies in Heroes of Mana. After finding the Mana Stone of Light, the player can build a light shrine to summon Lightgazer. He will attack all enemies on the field and may leave them charmed.


  • In Trials of Mana, the musical theme played during the battle with Lightgazer is titled "Faith Total Machine". It shares this battle theme with Gorva.
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