Moogle have had a hard life:
- They lived in extreme poverty as poor farmers centuries, only to be devoured by monsters.
- They are constantly and mercilessly trolled.
- They aren’t taken seriously in academic settings.
- They shake their naked booty for gil on stage in front of thousands of spectators.
- “They gets no respect, I tell ya. No respect!”
- They’re thrown around like objects.
- Sometimes they’re outright killed for fun (notice the jerk laughing at the violent death of Mog).
But they’re missing in Final Fantasy VII. Unlike the feudalist period of previous Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy VII experienced large gains in an industrial setting. But ShinRa has exploited the worlds, and knocked down forests to set up Mako plants. So why don’t we see Moogles in Final Fantasy VII?
That’s because THEY’RE DEAD! THEY’RE ALL DEAD! And over-industrialization of the planet has killed the Moogle.
Karl Mogx, a Moogle philosopher and revolutionary, predicted this development in his pamphlet The Commoognist Mognifesto. The opening lines state:
A Chadarnook is haunting the world, kupo – the Chadarnook of Commoogism.
Commoognism is the political theory advocating class warfare and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned, each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs, and we all live in trees in the forest like a bunch of dirty, filthy hippies.
Of course, Mogx believed that Commoognism would happen off of the backs of ShinRa-ism, which would be a direct result of our heroes clearing the way and circulating the gil back into the economy. So ironically, without ShinRa-ism, Commoognism will fail. However, Mogx believed that our heroes are actually accelerating the fall of ShinRa-ism. Our heroes, Mogx’s claims, balloon enterprises made possible by clearing trade routes of monsters. This development will lead to the inevitable economic collapse of society.
Mogx believed this could only be accomplished by leading the Moogle class:
“Working Moogles of the world, Kupo!”
Working from a specific theory of historical inaccuracies, Mogx categorized the developmental stages of human economics:
|None, no such stage existed||Final Fantasy III (Doga’s servants)||Final Fantasy I, II, III, IV, VI, IX, XI, XII||Final Fantasy VII, VIII (late stage ShinRa-ism), X (pre-Sin, post-Sin), XIII (the Pope is a Feudal ShinRa-ist bent on enslaving the population)||Yet to be seen|
Mogx believed that we were in the late stages of ShinRa-ism. Curiously, Mogx believed Commoognism would have no successors in the historical timeline. Hmmm….Other Mogskies theorists, such as Vladimog Lenin, Leon Mogsky, and Mogseph Stalin (…sigh, I know, I know…) expanded upon Mogx’s original thesis.But the conclusions were the same: ShinRa-ist societies were failing so Moogles were to seize them, by force if necessary.
Good King Moogle Mog XII, an aristocrat turned revolutionary, attempted such a violent revolution of Moogletariat.
sickle and hammer crown and scepter.
Now look at the Moogles: due to his failure, their image has degenerated into theme park props and costumes, plush toy commodities and commercial arcade games all for mass marketing purposes. And the Moogles themselves are still missing from the worlds. This is a travesty. If we care about Moogle-kind, we will join in their struggles to liberate them from their second-class oppression!
Source: Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough, probably (notice Mogx’s portrait).
No Commoognistic Moogle society has ever created anything of technologically advanced value.
Sorry stupid Commoogies!