Thanks to RebeccaETripp for the inspiration!
I noticed something. There are 12 Final Fantasy Villain Hierarchy categories in the diagram. There are also 12 chakras. In a way, the structure is sort of like a chakra. Starting from the bottom of the chakra diagram:
- Monster Rabble: These are all of the beasts you fight along the way. They refer to the 10th Earth Connection, since the animals/beast you face usually have connection to the environment (i.e. elementals).
- “Supersoliders”: “Often black ops who maneuver unbeknownst to the tragic knights.” They correspond to the Root Chakra. These are the disposable soldiers who are concerned with survival on the battlefield.
- “Tragic Knights”: *“Heroes and antiheroes employed by the Beguiled Emperor; often under a form of mind control or otherwise misled to enact heinous deeds.” They correspond to the Sacral Chakras. These are the warriors with powerful emotions.
- “Beguiled Emperors”: “Powerful political figures manipulated by the Angel of Death; greedy and corruptible.” Solar Plexus Chakra These are the rulers with strong, often misguided, willpower.
- “Archfiends”: “Platonic demons employed by the Angel of Death.” They correspond to the Heart Chakra. These demons easily hold grudges, not being to forgive humans and humanity.
- “Nightmare Scientist”: “Genius inventors, engineers and geneticists who have a hand in the creation of many horrors.” They correspond to the Throat Chakra, as they have a propensity to create, projecting ideas and blueprints into reality.
- “Angel of Death”: “Highly destructive magical warlord created (sometimes accidentally) via the misconduct or abuse of others.” They correspond to the Third Eye Chakra. These enemies have “fantasies that appear more real than reality, indulgence in psychic fantasies and illusions”.
- “Handlers”: “Instigators of current events.” They correspond to the Crown Chakra. These transcend the affairs of daily life, and have an obsessive attachment to powers beyond this world.
- “Scion of merged with Handler”: Refers to the 8th Lunar Chakra. The Lunar chakra “connects us to the grounding energies of the earth and our environment”. The scion’s merger with the handler is the merger between human and all powers.
- “Scion of merged with Angel of Death”: Refers to the 9th Solar Chakra. The Solar chakra “connects of human sphere of influence to the supernatural”. The scion of merged with Angel of Death is the merger between human and god.
- “Scion”: “The disease of the universe; hellish incarnations of imbalance.” Usually reserved for Cloud of Darkness and Neo-Exdeath type of villains. It refers to the 11th Galactic Chakra, which “emphasizes the mind as a powerful tool to shape matter”.
- Non-existence: Refers to the 12th Universal Unity. And that’s what the Void does, unite everything into non-existence.
Interestingly enough, malicious beings always create a Void in the universe. This is common among Final Fantasy villains.
I love her series; I hope she keeps it up!