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 […]