According to the Final Fantasy Wikia,
In the official mythology, the beings created by the god Bhunivelze in his quest to reach the unseen realm are referred to as fal’Cie, even though they are generally referred to as deities by humans and future fal’Cie. The original “fal’Cie” created were Pulse, Lindzei, and Etro: Pulse and Lindzei were given powers to create and, according to the mythology, created many fal’Cie of their own, while Etro was discarded and killed herself. Pulse and Lindzei retreated to an unknown realm, leaving their respective fal’Cie to carry out their tasks.
But isn’t it a raw deal for Etro, who kills herself? Isn’t it a raw deal that the l’Cie has to fulfill a focus, only to become a C’eith? I don’t think anyone would choose a life like this for themselves if they had a choice. But if given a choice, what might they choose for themselves and others?
The original position (OP) is a hypothetical situation developed by American philosopher John Rawls as a thought experiment to replace the imagery of a savage state of nature of prior political philosophers like Thomas Hobbes. In the original position, the parties select principles that will determine the basic structure of the society they will live in. This choice is made from behind a veil of ignorance, which would deprive participants of information about their particular characteristics: his or her ethnicity, social status, gender and, crucially, Conception of the Good (an individual’s idea of how to lead a good life). This forces participants to select principles impartially and rationally.
The fal’Cie deities would coerce the l’Cie by virtue the stronger would fare better in the state of nature.
In the original position, however, representatives of citizens are placed behind a “veil of ignorance”, depriving the representatives of information about the individuating characteristics of the citizens they represent. Thus, the representative parties would be unaware of the talents and abilities, ethnicity and gender, religion or belief system of the citizens they represent. As a result, they lack the information with which to threaten their fellows and thus invalidate the social contract they are attempting to agree to.
Ironic, as the fal’Cie do not tell the l’Cie their focus. In this situation, they wouldn’t know either.
We assume everyone’s risk-averse. So the fal’Cie would create a universe to ensure they would not get the short end of the stick. At least, this is what Lightning does. But since it was not like this, we can’t know what they’d choose for their inhabitants, as
Fal’Cie are an existence beyond human comprehension, possessed of incredible magic power. The ones responsible for Cocoon’s construction are protectors of humanity, but there are others of their kind as well: the fal’Cie who dwell on Pulse and name themselves enemies of Cocoon.
And even if they could choose their own positions in life, would a fal’Cie/l’Cie structure still take place?
What do you think?