We know in many games, they reside outside of human civilization. Such as in Final Fantasy V, they live in a Moogle forest. In Final Fantasy VI, they live in the Narshe Caves. Moogles in Final Fantasy XIV and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII have their own village.
But what about when they interact with society? In Final Fantasy III, they’re Doga’s servants. Well, that’s not so bad I guess. The word “servants” brings up strange connotations of people without rights, but perhaps they merely work for him?
They’re roughly missing in the Nomura titles, such as VII, VIII, X, and XV. But in Final Fantasy IX, they provide a mail service for themselves. Yet, they also exist in human society.
In Final Fantasy XII’s some Moogles gives quests. Seeqs, Bangaas and sometimes Vieras are also integrated into society. But these races seem to have citizenship, whereas Moogles are like pets.
But in the Fabula Nova Crystallis series, they seem to be subservient if they are in contact with humans. I don’t remember seeing any in Final Fantasy XIII, but they do show up in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Serah throws Mog around sometimes against her will. In Type-0, they’re professors of sorts, but can be named against their will – as if they were pets!
Are they like cats, in that they’re merely like pets to the humans? What do you think?