Sephiroth in flames from Advent Children Final Fantasy VII.

Why Final Fantasy Villains are Twisted…

We’re all aware that the main villains of Final Fantasy are a little off. Obviously, they’re “evil”. But for the most part, their “evil” is based on irrationality. So what […]

Yoshitaka Amano's Terra Branford riding in Magitek artwork for Final Fantasy VI.

Final Fantasy VI’s “Meta Protagonist”

Thank you TheSnowNinja for the inspiration! Who said this: The only main protagonist in FF6 is the player. The player makes the tough choices. The player decides if Shadow is […]

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 […]

Cloud Strife Tifa Lockhart Wallpaper for FInal Fantasy VII.

Narrative Conflicts in Final Fantasy

Here are the conflicts in Final Fantasy, the challenges main characters need to solve to achieve their goals: Game Man against Man Man against Nature Man against Self Man against […]

Chaos Warriors for Dissidia Duodecim 012 Final Fantasy.

The Six Stages of a Toxic Final Fantasy Villainy

I found this post on Twitter, about the toxic stages of a fandom: I love this. I own this. I control this. I can’t control this. I hate this. I […]

Garland's utters his famous line ''sKnock you all down'' in Final Fantasy.

Did Garland From the Original Final Fantasy Create the Final Bosses From Other Games?

Thanks to mmr93 for the inspiration here and here! Garland (Chaos) transformed Zemus into Zeromus, Exdeath into Neo-Exdeath, and created Cloud of Darkness and Necron. I’ve always thought that Garland […]

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 […]