Yoshitaka Amano's Terra Branford 2 artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

What Does It Mean to Be the Main Character in Final Fantasy VI?

Thanks to Schwahn for the inspiration! The common narrative is Final Fantasy VI has no main protagonist. But where did this idea come from? Probably Kitase: “We began work on […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Cecil Harvey's Paladin and Dark Knight forms artwork for Final Fantasy IV.

Each Main Character’s Traditional Job Class Is Linked to Their Respective Story and Gameplay

Thanks to Leth09 for the inspiration. Game designers develop worlds which inform us of how our character’s progress. Each main character’s job class can achieve this. Can’t say much about […]

Tidus fades away in Final Fantasy X.

Most Final Fantasy Relationships Won’t Last 😞

Thanks to OnlyThingToDo for the inspiration! Every mainline Final Fantasy game has a happy ending. At the end of every Final Fantasy game, we tend to think the lead male […]

Yuna massage Leblanc in a minigame from Final Fantasy X-2.

Why Final Fantasy’s Main Characters Participate in Side Quest and Mini Games

When developers give their character’s personality, it’s one consistent with what they do in the game. Namely, the writers give them a personality that makes the characters receptive towards completing […]

Tidus fading away in Final Fantasy X.

The Final “Fantasy” of the Main Characters

A fantasy is a situation imagined by an individual that expresses certain desires or aims at the part of its creator. Fantasies sometimes involve situations that are highly unlikely, or […]

Gilgamesh's character portrait from Dissidia Final Fantasy.

Gilgamesh’s Theoretical World B Timeline

The weapon collecting, dimension hopping, self-proclaimed “legendary swordsman”. Although possessing the body of a fiend, he holds a strong sense of loyalty and compassion. —Description     Gilgamesh is Ex-Death’s […]

Cloud Strife and Squall Leonhart listen to Tidus in Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

The Meteorological Meta Story of Final Fantasy

Most of the Final Fantasy games a character, usually the flagship, with a meteorological name. Why do they do this? I guess in a ham-fisted way, to inform the player […]

Tetsuya Nomura's Cloud Strife menu for Final Fantasy VII.

Hair Color Symbolism in Final Fantasy

In anime, the idea of different hair colors is somewhat of an inside joke. In Japan, it’s typical for a young lady to start dying her hair. These colors aren’t […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Faris Scherwiz artwork for Final Fantasy V.

Transgender Characters in Final Fantasy

This isn’t satirical. This goes beyond a cross-dressing like in Final Fantasy VII: A puzzle in Wall Market involves Cloud collecting various articles of female attire to audition as the […]

Warriors of Cosmos wallpaer for Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

What Happened to Our Characters During Dissidia?

I don’t know where or when Dissidia takes place, but it seems to be in a universe beyond their spacetime. This means the normal logic of their world doesn’t apply. […]