Final Fantasy X Is an Allegorical History of Japanese Involvement with the West

Zanarkand Blitzball Dome in Final Fantasy X.
GaryGrayII

07/07/2018

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  1. I’m a bit late but how would you interpret Spira’s past and its role in causing the current situation? Firstly, Spira’s past was clearly more advanced than its present (and this is something which more echoes ancient Rome, Greece or maybe China instead of Japan which was inferior in its past to the character and technology of its post-unification period). Secondly, Ancient Spira and its people had been directly responsible for the misery the modern Spirans are forced to suffer (both the legacy of the war and tje creation of Sin). Japan however had done nothing to warrant the Nanban intrusion during the 16th century or the US incursion during the 19th. Both cases were essentially forced upon them by foreign actors to which they had previously expressed no malice or antagonism. It’s like comparing the fruits of one’s own hubris to the faults of another’s greed.

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