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. […]

Edea's Orphanage with Squall Leonhart, Seifer Almast, Selphie Tilmitt, Zell Dincht, and Irvine Kinneas in Final Fantasy VIII.

What’s the Deal With All the Orphans in Final Fantasy?

I mean, c’mon. What…like they can’t they keep their parents or something? Orphans seem to be a common theme in Final Fantasy, but parents aren’t amirite?!. Here’s a SPOILER list: […]

The Turks in Advent Children Final Fantasy VII.

Would the Turks Have Been Heroes in Final Fantasy VII?

Thanks to DaleLeatherwood for the inspiration! The Turks in FFVII would be the heroes in every other Final Fantasy game, but for some reason, the game tracks a group of […]

Final Fantasy VIII and IX Covers.

How Final Fantasy VIII and Fantasy Fantasy IX Turned the Final Fantasy Series on Its Head…

Dedicated to oChocoboX! A while back ago, I talked about these two games being very different: VIII was a look forward into the future of JRPGs (notices the fast-paced combat, […]

Yoshitaka Amano's General Leo artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

Could NPCs and Other Playable Characters Also Be Warriors of Light?

At the end of Dissidia Final Fantasy, the Warrior of Light appears in an open field outside of Cornelia. The Warrior of Light could’ve been anyone, while in Dissidia Final […]

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

Every Final Fantasy Plot Mirrors Their Respective Main Character…

Thanks to Jason_Wanderer for the inspiration! Dedicated to guihcz! In this post, I talked about this: [Final Fantasy VIII] perfectly mirrors the hidden complexities within Squall himself. All the half-truths, […]

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 right-hand man, […]

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 […]