This page discusses the various
C flags not pertaining specifically to placement randomization – see Character randomization for that info.
By default, characters in Free Enterprise have the stats, commands, and spell sets that they had in the US version of FF4.
Cj:abilities will restore each character's Japanese-version exclusive battle commands.
Cj:spells will allow white mages to learn Armor, Shell, and Dspel as they did in the Japanese version of FF4. Note that this setting will also cause characters to learn spells at the levels they would in the Japanese version, which are generally later levels than in the US version.
If you encounter the same character more than once, each instance has its own unique stats, spells, equipment, etc. They can co-exist in your party as entirely separate members.
If playing with
Cnodupes, there is only one unique instance of each character. If a character tries to join your party that you already have, nothing happens. If you dismiss a character and then encounter them in the world again later, they will be the same instance of that character, with the same stats and equipment as when you last saw them.
Characters you dismiss can be retrieved later by speaking to them in the Mysidia crystal room and the Tower of Wishes. However, if you set the
Cbye flag, dismissed characters instead just go away forever. (Note that if playing without duplicate characters, you may be able to find them again in the wild later.)
Characters can normally only be dismissed from your party when a sixth character attempts to join you, at which point you can either send them away, or dismiss another character to make room for them.
Cpermajoin challenge flag removes the ability to dismiss party members. When enabled, you are given the option of whether to accept a new party member when they attempt to join, but once you recruit them, they cannot be dismissed later. Once your party is full, new characters will be unable to join.
Permadeath is a special challenge mode for players who like that kind of thing. It comes in two varieties:
Cpermadeath, characters that are swooned at the end of battle are permanently removed from your party.
Cpermadeaderis a harsher version of permadeath, where: