Asterisk (アスタリスク, Asutarisuku) is a magical, semiprecious stone that appears in Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies and Bravely Second: End Layer. These stones govern the power of jobs and can grant the bearer with a particular job it possesses.
They are initially held by an Asterisk Holder and the player can acquire the stone upon their defeat. These characters are usually associated with an organization that aims to make a change in the world, and typically present themselves as enemies to the warriors of light. There are some who act independently, however, and serve more as challenges than villains.
The asterisk also has the power to summon a blue light (brownish in Bravely Second) stage, seen when fighting an Asterisk Holder.
There are 23 asterisks available in Bravely Default and 30 in Bravely Second.
Before, someone seeking a job would have to commune with the corresponding crystal. In addition to controlling access, the Orthodoxy profited from the requisite alms given to the temples which soon after flowed into the head temple's coffers. But the sage exposed this fraud and set a panic within high officials and Grand Patriarch. The sage then demonstrated the acquisition of job without the aid of the crystals and soon after presented the asterisk and its use to grant vocations. People who desire a job would secure permission from the Orthodoxy and pay a corresponding fee. Since the high officials only cared about the profits, they approved this new system and appointed the sage with its implementation.
Bringing with him the knowledge of asterisk craft, the sage abandoned his seat as archbishop, fled into the Yulyana Region and forever robbing the Orthodoxy over its control over jobs. The sage began to distribute the asterisks in secret to all who desired them, free of charge.
 Lester DeRosso and Asterisks
Lord DeRosso suggests that, "Asterisks are sort of secret manual, housing within them the requisite knowledge and experience. In short, they are traditional training, distilled."
 List of Asterisks
 Introduced in Bravely Default
|*Monk||Monk||Barras Lehr||The asterisk for the monk job|
|*White Mage||White Mage||Holly Whyte||The asterisk for the white mage job|
|*Black Mage||Black Mage||Ominas Crowe||The asterisk for the black mage job|
|*Knight||Knight||Argent Heinkel||The asterisk for the knight job|
|*Thief||Thief||Jackal||The asterisk for the thief job|
|*Merchant||Merchant||Erutus Profiteur||The asterisk for the merchant job|
|*Spell Fencer||Spell Fencer||Ciggma Khint||The asterisk for the spell fencer job|
|*Time Mage||Time Mage||Eloch Quentis Khamer VIII||The asterisk for the time mage job|
|*Ranger||Ranger||Artemia Venus||The asterisk for the ranger job|
|*Summoner||Summoner||Mephilia Venus||The asterisk for the summoner job|
|*Valkyrie||Valkyrie||Einheria Venus||The asterisk for the valkyrie job|
|*Red Mage||Red Mage||Fiore DeRosa||The asterisk for the red mage job|
|*Salve-Maker||Salve-Maker||Qada||The asterisk for the salve-maker job|
|*Performer||Performer||Praline à la Mode||The asterisk for the performer job|
|*Pirate||Pirate||Hayreddin Barbarossa||The asterisk for the pirate job|
|*Ninja||Ninja||Konoe Kikyō||The asterisk for the ninja job|
|*Swordmaster||Swordmaster||Nobutsuna Kamiizumi||The asterisk for the swordmaster job|
|*Arcanist||Arcanist||Victoria F. Stein||The asterisk for the arcanist job|
|*Spiritmaster||Spiritmaster||Victor S. Court||The asterisk for the spiritmaster job|
|*Templar||Templar||Braev Lee||The asterisk for the templar job|
|*Dark Knight||Dark Knight||Alternis Dim||The asterisk for the dark knight job|
|*Vampire||Vampire||Lester DeRosso||The asterisk for the vampire job|
|*Conjurer||Conjurer||Sage Yulyana||The asterisk for the conjurer job|
 Introduced in Bravely Second
|*Wizard||Wizard||Bella||The asterisk for the wizard job|
|*Charioteer||Charioteer||Cú Chulainn||The asterisk for the charioteer job|
|*Fencer||Fencer||Janne Angard||The asterisk for the fencer job|
|*Bishop||Bishop||Nikolai Nikolanikov||The asterisk for the bishop job|
|*Astrologian||Astrologian||Norzen Horoskoff||The asterisk for the astrologian job|
|*Catmancer||Catmancer||Minette Napkatti||The asterisk for the catmancer job|
|*Hawkeye||Hawkeye||Aimee Matchlock||The asterisk for the hawkeye job|
|*Patissier||Patissier||Angelo OVO Panettone||The asterisk for the patissier job|
|*Exorcist||Exorcist||Geist the Bloody||The asterisk for the exorcist job|
|*Guardian||Guardian||Revenant Grace||The asterisk for the guardian job|
|*Kaiser||Kaiser||Kaiser Oblivion||The asterisk for the kaiser job|
|*Yōkai||Yōkai||Yōko||The asterisk for the yōkai job|
| Bravely Default: Where the Fairy Flies|
|Main Characters: Tiz Arrior • Agnès Oblige • Edea Lee • Ringabel • Airy|
Jobs: Freelancer • White Mage • Black Mage • Knight • Swordmaster • Ninja • Valkyrie • Performer • Red Mage • Spell Fencer • Time Mage • Thief • Merchant • Monk • Pirate • Salve-Maker • Summoner • Ranger • Dark Knight • Templar • Arcanist • Spiritmaster • Conjurer • Vampire
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