Thanks to NoDragonsPlz for the inspiration!
Picture this. One lowly little goblin, the last of his kind after the so called “heroes of light” ruthlessly destroyed his entire race. He goes out to seek the power to defeat them and stop their genocide against monsterkind. Suddenly, a benevolent Chaos grants power to several monsters in order to stop the slaughter. Can these monsters save monsterkind before it is wiped out?
All I can say to this is:
“Everytime, Everywhere, Monsters are Antiheroes…”
This is what it says on page 36 of The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy by Yoshitaka Amano. But what does this mean? Does it mean this?
Maybe monsters aren’t really evil. Maybe they feel threatened. Maybe all fights initiated are based on misunderstandings. Final Fantasy monsters simply do what they do by nature. They can’t help it. They may be gross or menacing to us, but this is just how they function. Are many of the heroes of their own lives, by their own standard of heroism?
Maybe many of our heroes are actually monsters themselves?