A big part of Final Fantasy Type-0’s story is the theme of memory. Final Fantasy Type-0 explores what happens to memories of our characters when they die. How will people talk about them when they’re no longer around? Will people care? Well, according to the lore, we won’t remember the dead:
Tabata has cited several underlying themes in the world and story of Final Fantasy Type-0; one of the story themes revolves around death and its effects: a key aspect of the story is the memories of the dead being removed from the living by the Crystals.
So then, if a person dies Orienc, everyone who ever knew anything about this person vanishes. It’s a pretty bizarre theme, and we should expect no less from Final Fantasy. But does it make sense?
At the centre of Final Fantasy Type-0 is a philosophical doctrine surrounding identity. In the game, a character (i.e. “X”) is the same as the memory of them (i.e. “Y”). And the character is represented by a name.
OK, so far so good. The character “Ace”, for example, would be the “card-carrying Class Zero cadet of Final Fantasy Type-0”. This fits no other cadet in Final Fantasy Type-0, only “Ace”. There are several other descriptors, and we can chain other descriptions (i.e. “is blonde”, “ has light blue eyes”, etc.).
OK, sounds good. But this means that if Ace were to die, all descriptors disappear. It doesn’t matter is you or I mean something different about this Ace. It doesn’t matter whether we have anything specific about him at all. His memory dissipates when he dies.
But for whatever reason, even if X and Y are identical, they aren’t always, or even necessarily, identical. And what people know or believe about a character (such as Ace), is not really a characteristic of Ace. In other words:
Ace =/= our memories of Ace
So there’s no reason for us to think that what we know about Ace is Ace. Therefore, if Ace were to die, it shouldn’t affect our memory of Ace. A person’s knowledge about X is not a predicate of X, and therefore:
X =/= Y
IMPORTANT SIDENOTE: Ace’s “mom” Arecia is hot. That is all.