Agni's Philosophy Banner for Final Fantasy XVI.

Looking Ahead Towards Final Fantasy XVI, What Might We See?

Thanks to AshlarKorith for the inspiration! So, Final Fantasy XV came and lingers on. Two years after it’s initial release will mark the end of updates. Of course, the show […]

Character height comparisons from Final Fantasy IX.

Aspilanti84’s Analysis of Final Fantasy IX’s Story and Characters

Hold on to your seats, everyone. This is a long one. Here, Apsilanti84 attempts to make a comprehensive analysis of Final Fantasy IX. They do so in two different threads: […]

The Warriors of Cosmos in Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

Final Fantasy Games in a Nutshell

Thanks to whereismywizardhat , TVtropes, and Facebook for the inspiration! How does one summarize the often complicated plot of the Final Fantasy series? Several people have done it, to surprisingly […]

The Gullwings, Yuna, Rikku and Paine, on the Celsius in Final Fantasy X-2.

Why Only Three Playable Female Characters in Your Party for the Mainline Final Fantasy Series?

I’ve noticed every mainline Final Fantasy game has no more than three heroines. This might not sound true but check for yourself. Only three. Why is this? When I discussed […]

Gilgamesh's character portrait from Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Gilgamesh’s Theoretical World B Timeline

The weapon collecting, dimension hopping, self-proclaimed “legendary swordsman”. Although possessing the body of a fiend, he holds a strong sense of loyalty and compassion. —Description Gilgamesh is Ex-Death’s right-hand man, […]

Chaos Warriors for Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

The Six Stages of a Toxic Final Fantasy Villainy

I found this post on Twitter, about the toxic stages of a fandom: I love this. I own this. I control this. I can’t control this. I hate this. I […]

Vaan's character portrait from Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Vaan’s Theoretical World B Timeline

A cheerful youth who skillfully uses a variety of weapons in battle. Confident in his skills, he fearlessly enters any fierce battle. —Description Vaan is a hyperactive street urchin living […]

Yoshitaka Amano's General Leo artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

Could NPCs and Other Playable Characters Also Be Warriors of Light?

At the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Warrior of Light appears in an open field outside of Cornelia. The Warrior of Light could’ve been anyone, while in Dissidia Final […]

Cloud Strife Tifa Lockhart Wallpaper for FInal Fantasy VII.

Narrative Conflicts in Final Fantasy

Here are the conflicts in Final Fantasy, the challenges main characters need to solve to achieve their goals: Game Man against Man Man against Nature Man against Self Man against […]

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 […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Terra Branford riding in Magitek artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

Final Fantasy VI’s “Meta Protagonist”

Thank you TheSnowNinja for the inspiration! Who said this: The only main protagonist in FF6 is the player. The player makes the tough choices. The player decides if Shadow is […]

Yuna massage Leblanc in a minigame from Final Fantasy X-2.

Why Final Fantasy’s Main Characters Participate in Side Quest and Mini Games

When developers give their character’s personality, it’s one consistent with what they do in the game. Namely, the writers give them a personality that makes the characters receptive towards completing […]