Ultimecia on her throne in Final Fantasy VIII.

Should Developers Cut a Villain Without a Cause From the Potential Final Fantasy VIII Remake?

Thanks to Scott Baird of ScreentRants.com for the inspiration! 14. A VILLAIN WITHOUT A CAUSE This isn’t a problem that is unique to Final Fantasy VIII, as several Final Fantasy […]

Cloud Strife and Sephiroth face off in the Final Battle from Final Fantasy VII.

We Never Fight Sephiroth Directly

Thanks to Tinfoil_King for the inspiration! Sephiroth’s probably the first villain everyone familiar with Final Fantasy can think of. Before him, most Final Fantasy villains were like the Shinra executives. […]

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 […]

Sephiroth in flames from Advent Children Final Fantasy VII.

When Final Fantasy Villains Became Sociopaths Instead of Psychopaths…

I’ve written about the tonal shift of Final Fantasy villains and how they changed from one-dimensional stock characters to having some type of pathos. But why did they shift this […]

The Farplane Entrance from Final Fantasy X.

Final Fantasy X As the Pinnacle of Several Other Final Fantasy Worlds

While browsing TVTropes for information on Final Fantasy, I came across the Final Fantasy X WMG page. Then I thought, maybe Final Fantasy X is the pinnacle of all other […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Necron artwork for Final Fantasy IX.

Did Necron Posses Kuja Throughout Final Fantasy IX?

Thanks to RichtersMask for the inspiration! My theory is that in FFIX, Necron was possessing Kuja. The devs seem to try to play it off like Necron just comes out […]