Ultimecia on her throne in Final Fantasy VIII.

Should Developers Cut a Villain Without a Cause From the Potential Final Fantasy VIII Remake?

Thanks to Scott Baird of ScreentRants.com for the inspiration! 14. A VILLAIN WITHOUT A CAUSE This isn’t a problem that is unique to Final Fantasy VIII, as several Final Fantasy […]

Cloud Strife and Sephiroth face off in the Final Battle from Final Fantasy VII.

We Never Fight Sephiroth Directly

Thanks to Tinfoil_King for the inspiration! Sephiroth’s probably the first villain everyone familiar with Final Fantasy can think of. Before him, most Final Fantasy villains were like the Shinra executives. […]

Sephiroth in flames from Advent Children Final Fantasy VII.

When Final Fantasy Villains Became Sociopaths Instead of Psychopaths…

I’ve written about the tonal shift of Final Fantasy villains and how they changed from one-dimensional stock characters to having some type of pathos. But why did they shift this […]