Thanks to MetaCommando for the inspiration!
Ignoring the obvious crossovers, MetaCommando wrote a theory connecting the Final Fantasy worlds:
2 and 4 are implied to be the same planet; they have a mage town called Mysidia, and an extremely tall tower that should be architecturally impossible for their technology.
But what really binds most of the games (specifically 1, 3, 4, 5, and 9) together is the crystals. In Final Fantasy IV: The After Years, you face “The Creator”, a godlike entity who created the Crystals to create and document life… a clear connection to The Creator from Legend.
Also, Gilgamesh, Omega, Shinryuu, Typhon, The Void, recurring Summons appear in multiple games.
1 and 9 are also implied to be connected; Garland, Gurugu mountain, and more are intermittent between the two.
But here’s where it gets interesting: FF VII’s Lifestream is remarkably similar to The Force. Think about it: A sentient coalition of former souls who grant people the ability to cast magic. Much of FF VII’s Materia has a Force equivalent of often the same name: Jump/Jump, Meltdown/Shatterpoint, Thunder/Lightning, Drain/Drain, Cure/Cure(or Heal), Poison/Plague… the list continues. And Zack and Aeris still exist in an afterlife state where they communicate with Cloud (seen in Advent Children), just as Ben did to Luke in the original trilogy. The creators have gone on record to state that they were inspired by Star Wars in making Final Fantasy, adding in series mainstays Biggs and Wedge as a reference (who were two rebel pilots in the Galactic Civil War).
Which means… Final Fantasy is OUR universe.
Also, the Supernova Animation from VII doesn’t hurt this end result.
Many famous villains from other Final Fantasy games appear in those crystals. Including Final Fantasy II and Final Fantasy VI. So then if we were to take them literally, are they from earlier timelines or others planets in the multiverse?
How about the worlds of Final Fantasy II and IV? They both have a Mysidia, an extremely tall tower and a boy named Kain. What about the worlds of Final Fantasy I and IX? They both have a Garland, Mt. Gulug and a Princess Serah.
The details are different from both, but the similarities are intriguing.
Is MetaCommando trying to make the connection between Final Fantasy and Star Wars as literal rather than narrative? Is Star Wars a reality in our world? If Disney ever bought Square Enix maybe the crossover would be more apparent?
But I personally don’t want that to happen. What do you make of this?