Thanks to hillxr and Mercuric_Wanderer for the inspiration!
“Our promise to ourselves is that for every single game that we make, we are going to give it our all, and then we finish it, we’ll end it in such a way that there is no to be continued checklist.”
When Sakaguchi was at Squaresoft, we never had sequels for Final Fantasy games. To the dismay of Squaresoft, this includes Final Fantasy IV. Several references to each of the main games were the only way to include elements.
I beat Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collections. Near the end of The After Years, you have to fight many different bosses in near succession. And I noticed something about them: they’re all the bosses from previous Final Fantasy games. This alone is enough to rank TAY higher on my list, as I appreciate the fan service. I see it as a homage to the 2D era.
However, maybe all Final Fantasy worlds from I – VI must be in the same universe as Final Fantasy IV. Why else would all the bosses exist here in the first place?
And these bosses are definitely based on the bosses of the other Final Fantasy games. They have the same mannerisms and thoughts as their real-life counterparts. So in this post I speculated:
If the party fights the bosses of I, II, III, V and VI, does this mean they take place on the Blue Planet before IV? Or are these other worlds that the crystals collected? And how did they collect them? What happened to those worlds?
I think we can rule out the first option. I heard a theory that I – III have a direct connection, and II comes before IV. Yet Final Fantasy IV makes it clear the Creator places the crystals on the Blue Planet recently. In fact, this crystal connections rules out any world before IV’s on that planet:
Eight of the sixteen Crystals the Lunarians possessed were taken to Earth, presumably to either speed up the evolution of the humans or to harmonize the Red Moon with the planet to stabilize its orbit. The Lunarians went to sleep near the moon’s core, while one of them, Fusoya, stood guard over them.
This shows the Lunerians placed crystals on earth, who arrived a generation or two before Cecil’s birth. The
mooninites Lunarians went into hibernation around the time Kluya walked the Blue Planet. The crystals, Kluya and the hibernation happened within close succession to each other, not hundreds or thousands of years. Thus, the crystals recorded accessed information from separate worlds.
The question is, what happened to those other worlds? The Crystals could have extracted their data, leaving the worlds intact. But the Creator was very particular about what he did to planets after they outlive their usefulness:
???: I am sorry, but your time is over. I fear that you have not achieved enough on this planet to satisfy my needs. I cannot allow the universe to be overrun by inferior species that fail to evolve to their fullest potential. Hence the reason why this moon has not stopped…
The Creator crashes his moon into other worlds, effectively destroying them 🙁
Also within this topic:
Also, since the Eidolons from FFI-VI appear, it is assumed he destroyed those planets as well?
I think the Eidolons are a staple of each Final Fantasy (under different names) lol. I don’t think they were captured by the Crystals, however.
The Creator gave crystals to everyone, even in other Final Fantasy universes (at least I-VI, as implied by fighting bosses from those universes.)