Questions tagged [final-fantasy]

For use when inquiring about the story behind the game series, the films and anime relating to the *Final Fantasy* franchise.

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Final Fantasy X: Botta background

I've recently started playing Final Fantasy X again, after many years. One thing I always wondered about is the Besaid Aurochs player Botta. Every time you speak with him he says something like, "I ...
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Who is Seymour saying “once lived in this metropolis?”

In this scene, Seymour Guado shows Yuna's party the Zanarkand of 1,000 years ago, via a holographic projection, based on memories from the Farplane. At the 1:01 mark in the video, he mysteriously ...
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Why do Tifa and Scarlett have a slap-fight?

This has been bothering me since I was a child. In the 1997 game Final Fantasy 7, there's a point in the second disk where: This fight is unique in the game, however, because it's a slap-fight with ...
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Were the Escape Reports contents any different in the original Japanese FF7 script?

Following the recent trailer for the Final Fantasy 7 remake my mind went back to the "secret" cutscene that can be seen in Shinra Mansion depicting Cloud and Zack escape. As some may know, it is ...
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Why does the Temple of the Ancients shrink and become the black materia?

So, the game is Final Fantasy 7, and we've gone to the Temple of the Ancients to retrieve something called the 'black materia'. There's Escher-esque backgrounds, mind-bending puzzles, some deep lore ...
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How did Garland initally travel backwards in time?

At the beginning of the game, the Warriors of Light, Garland, and the Four Elemental Fiends are already caught well within the time loop. 2000 years before the Warriors of Light appear, Garland's ...
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What do Chocobos eat?

My knowledge of Chocobos is lacking in the sense that I'd like to know more about their eating habits and preferences concerning the different types of foods available to them in Gaia/Planet. More ...
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How is Blitzball played?

One of the most popular pastimes in Spira is the game of Blitzball. From what I gather, it is played underwater in a giant spherical pool with the aim of scoring the ball in an opposing team's (...
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In Final Fantasy XIII, what is Fang & Vanille's relationship?

In Final Fantasy XIII, what is Fang & Vanille's relationship? Are they companions or just friends - fan art seems to suggest the former.
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What does Jenova's head plate say?

I can't quite read her inscribed plate, and a Roman or normal date doesn't appear to match. JENOVA MADE IN ??? ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 1999 POWER COMPANY LIMITED
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What motivates Shin-Ra?

So, a fiction which was one of my earliest experiences of long-form storytelling, Final Fantasy VII. A main strand of the story is the fight against an organisation named Shin-Ra, who are quite ...
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Why couldn't Cloud use Phoenix Down to revive Aerith?

In Final Fantasy 7, after Aerith is killed by Sephiroth, Cloud and the rest of his friends can do nothing but cry and pay their respects to her. However, there is an item in-game called the Phoenix ...
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What Are the Origins of Chocobos From the Final Fantasy Universe?

As any players / fans of the famous video game franchise Final Fantasy can tell you. Chocobos are a big part of the Final Fantasy universe, well maybe not such a big part as they are just a necessity ...
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Are the Scientological themes in FF: The Spirits Within intentional or just a coincidence?

If you know the basic idea behind Scientology, it's hard to watch FF: The Spirits Within without being reminded of it. Basically, the ghosts of aliens land on Earth and infect us with their ...
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How old were the rebels, Wedge and Biggs?

How old were the members of the rebellion, Wedge and Biggs, at the time we first meet them, helping the rebels' bombing mission which successfully hit the reactor? Any similarity to recent questions ...
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In Final Fantasy XIII, why are some fal'Cie's mobile such as Barthandelus, while fal'Cie like Orphan remains in his chamber in the Cocoon?

fal'Cie are godlike beings possess the power to curse humans, transforming them into 'l'Cie.
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What is the connection of “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within” with the rest of “Final Fantasy” franchise?

In general, the games in "Final Fantasy" franchise are not in the same universe but they at least share several common themes/similarities: What ties the various Final Fantasy series together, aside ...
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What does “Final Fantasy” mean in-universe in “Final Fantasy: Spirits Within”?

We know that out of universe, "Final Fantasy" simply refers to the brand/franchise. But what does it mean in-universe in the "Final Fantasy: Spirits Within" film?
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Whatever happened to Cissnei?

In FF7: Crisis Core, a new female member of the Turks, preceding Elena, is introduced. She's very close with Zack and makes it a point to disobey orders and allow him to escape numerous times. When ...
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How and when exactly were ocean-sailing vessels invented in the world of Final Fantasy IX?

Note: I just got the Blue Narciss, so I'm at the beginning of Disc 3 - please avoid spoilers after that point (I don't think this will be a problem) So, I know that Alexandria and Lindblum had ...
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What is the name of the “polka style” music preceding the Waltz in Final Fantasy VIII?

Every fan of Final Fantasy VIII should know the famous ballroom scene. For a reminder, here is the opening video: Now the music starting at 3:05 is quite famous ...
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What is happening in Dream Zanarkand, and why are its inhabitants able to affect Spira?

During the course of Final Fantasy X, we learn that Tidus is really from Dream Zanarkand, a dream reproduction of Zanarkand at the height of its glory. We learn that Yu Yevon sacrificed the citizens ...
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What happens to the summoners whose pilgrimage happens simultaneously with the one who defeats Sin? (Final Fantasy X)

In Final Fantasy X, a summoner goes on a pilgrimage to pray at all the temples in Spira, collecting all aeons, and then to Zanarkand to defeat Sin. However, many summoners take on this pilgrimage ...
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What happened to Yuna's mother?

In Final Fantasy X, as the story progresses we learn a lot about Yuna's father in his pilgrimage with Tidus's father and Auron; however, in my playthroughs (only twice), I've learned nothing about ...
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Where was the Deepground in Original Final Fantasy VII?

I'm wondering about the whereabouts of Deepground in the Final Fantasy VII. i know they are already existing but their whereabouts were not said in Crisis Core or in Dirge of Cerberus
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Would Princess Garnet's summoner horn being forcibly removed make her a less powerful summoner?

In Final Fantasy IX, Princess Garnet was a summoner with her horn removed. Wouldn't she not be as powerful of a summoner as Eiko, who is essentially her cousin?
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In Final Fantasy 6 how come Espers are Our Friends if We're Killing Them?

http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Magicite I played Final Fantasy 6. Something I have a hard time understanding is, every time we meet an Esper, we fought them. Then the esper turned into a magicite ...
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So, why did Ultimecia want to compress time?

On disc three of Final Fantasy VIII, when Dr. Odine finally gets around to explaining what's going on with Ultimecia, he tells us that she's attempting to use Ellone to compress time. But maddeningly, ...
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What ties the various Final Fantasy series together, aside from the name?

I've played several of the final fantasies over the years, and while they seem to have a few common elements, there seems to be some significant differences between the various worlds. Is there any ...
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Did Kefka always intend to betray Emperor Gestahl?

In Final Fantasy VI (III for the US) the Empire is run by Emperor Gestahl and his clownish jester general Kefka. However, on the floating continent Kefka betrays Gestahl, kills him and takes over the ...
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Who is Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy 7?

Cloud Falling into the Life Stream During the events of Final Fantasy 7, Cloud's identity is shifted around, revealed to be based on Zack, and otherwise mangled beyond recognition. Eventually his ...