Homunculus (Latin for "little man") is a term generally used within various fields of study to refer to any representation of a human being. The term has historically referred to the creation of a miniature human. Homunculus was popular within alchemy of the 16th century. The first mention of the term Homunculus known are from alchemical writings[1]

Several artificial living beings created through alchemy called by the term homunculus can be found throughout the Atelier Series.

Within the Atelier Series, homunculus may refer to the following: 


  1. Homunculus Wikipedia


  • Vayne Aurelius from Mana Khemia Alchemists of Al-Revis could technically be called a homunculus, since he is an alchemically created humaniod. Though he is predominately an artificial mana, until the end of the game where he is only an artificial life with no power.

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