Beings with supreme magical powers beyond human comprehension, fal’Cie were created by the gods to help shape the worlds they had been tasked to protect. Each one has a specific task, some large, some small, such as giving light and warmth to Cocoon or merely opening an elevator door. It is said there are around eight million fal’Cie but they do not tend to meddle in human affairs, leaving that to the government.
Not all fal’Cie were created equal however. There are those of Pulse, who seek to use humans for their own means by cursing them with the fate of a l’Cie and giving them the task of destroying Cocoon. Such is the fear a Pulse fal’Cie creates, the government takes no risks with anyone that comes into contact with one.