History Anime / FinalFantasyTheSpiritsWithin

19th Feb '17 8:50:07 PM Mdumas43073
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''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within'' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.

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''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within'' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} 2001 computer-animated {{science fiction}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.
10th Feb '17 12:43:59 PM garthvader
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* KarmaHoudini: The Phantoms have indiscriminately wiped out almost the entire human population of the planet, and from the sparsity of wildlife, almost all life on Earth. We're apparently supposed to forgive them because they were all angry and confused after blowing up their ''own'' planet, which was in no way our fault. Um...

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* KarmaHoudini: The Phantoms have indiscriminately wiped out almost the entire human population of the planet, and from the sparsity of wildlife, wildlife and plants, almost all life on Earth. We're apparently supposed to forgive them because they were all angry and confused after blowing up their ''own'' planet, which was in no way our fault. Um...
10th Feb '17 12:38:12 PM garthvader
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* KarmaHoudini: The Phantoms have indiscriminately wiped out almost the entire human population of the planet, and from the sparsity of wildlife, almost all life on Earth. We're apparently supposed to forgive them because they were all angry and confused after blowing up their ''own'' planet, which was in no way our fault. Um...
10th Feb '17 12:26:45 PM garthvader
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Given how Hein describes his daughter's death at the hands of the Phantoms ("And then, at the end, feeling something next to you. Invisible. ''Touching'' you. Reaching inside your body andó"), he clearly sees being "taken" by them as equivalent to being raped, hence his very particular hatred of them.
10th Feb '17 12:02:04 PM garthvader
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* GovernmentConspiracy: Sid tells Aki to burn any notes she has on her personal beliefs because the Powers That Be might [[StrawmanHasAPoint use their belief in completely unscientific concepts to suggest they're not very good scientists]].
5th Jan '17 9:23:51 AM rixion
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* DwindlingParty: [[spoiler:Ryan, Neil and Jane are killed during the escape from the barrier city. Then, Gray makes a HeroicSacrifice, leaving Aki Ross and Dr. Sid as the only survivors.]]
2nd Jan '17 1:06:31 AM Ryulong
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* AnimatedActors: Hironobu had intended for Aki to appear as a digital actress in a number of feature pictures. However, the failure of her debut film cut her career tragically short, though she did have a photo spread in Maxim magazine.

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* AnimatedActors: Hironobu Sakaguchi had intended for Aki to appear as a digital actress in a number of feature pictures. However, the failure of her debut film cut her career tragically short, though she did have a photo spread in Maxim magazine.
4th Dec '16 11:08:47 PM Xtifr
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'''''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.

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'''''Final ''Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within''''' Within'' is a computer animated science fiction {{film}} directed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the popular ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' series of role-playing games.
20th Nov '16 8:32:08 PM foxley
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* CaughtInTheBadPartOfTown: Doctor Aki Ross dares to venture outside the protected zone, and into the abandoned areas where the deadly phantoms lurk, seeking key pieces that she believes will solve the mystery of the phantoms. The Deep Eyes elite strike team routinely has to cover her butt while she's gathering her {{MacGuffin}}s.
11th Oct '16 1:20:00 PM fearlessnikki
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%%* AllCGICartoon

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%%* AllCGICartoon* AllCGICartoon: Played with, since the movie goes for photo-realistic CGI characters rather than cartoon.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are destroyed, implying that their spirits return to Gaia along with everyone else's. But only two of the main cast are still alive, with massive amounts of the population slaughtered in General Hein's ill-thought out plan. It is however implied - by the shot of the bird - that life ''will'' find a way to continue]].

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are destroyed, implying that their spirits return to Gaia along with everyone else's. But only two of the main cast are still alive, with massive amounts of the population slaughtered in General Hein's ill-thought out plan. It is however implied - by the shot of the bird - that life ''will'' find a way to continue]].continue. It is also mentioned by General Hein that most of the council members escaped the invasion, meaning there's still some form of government to keep order]].



* BlackBestFriend: Ryan is this for Gray.

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* BlackBestFriend: Ryan is this for Gray.Gray, since he's TheLancer within the Deep Eyes.



* ButNotTooForeign: Aki Ross.

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* ButNotTooForeign: Aki Ross.Ross has an ambiguous appearance where her skin is pale but her features are not entirely Caucasian. She's also voiced by an Asian-American actress. Her ethnicity is never stated, only that she was born in San Francisco.
* CallBack: While looking for the sixth spirit, they mistake it for an eagle flying overhead. Aki remarks that it's just "a survivor. Waiting for life to return." [[spoiler: The same eagle reappears at the end of the film when the Phantoms have been cleansed from the Earth. This is what inserts some positivity into the situation - as Aki realises that life will go on]].



* CoolShip: Aki's Black Boa.

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* CoolShip: Aki's Black Boa.Boa, in true ''Final Fantasy'' tradition.



* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]: [[spoiler: See BittersweetEnding]].



* ExactTimeToFailure: When Gray is infected with a Phantom, there is a time limit on how long the treatment shield will prevent him from being lost.

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* ExactTimeToFailure: When Gray is infected with a Phantom, there is a time limit on how long the treatment shield will prevent him the particles from being lost.overcoming his body.



* GaiasVengeance: Invoked explicitly by Aki and Dr. Sid.
* GeneralRipper: General Hein, Played by James Woods.

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* GaiasVengeance: Invoked explicitly by Aki and Dr. Sid.
Sid. Although in this case, it's not necessarily vengeance; just something to restore things to their natural order.
* GeneralRipper: General Hein, Played through and through. His wife and daughter were killed by James Woods.the Phantoms and he doesn't trust any of Dr Sid's theories - preferring to use brute force to wipe the Phantoms out.



* InNameOnly: The difference in medium may partly be the cause of this one. The games often run for dozens of hours and feature fairly intricate settings, but films are generally around two hours, a length that simply [[PragmaticAdaptation does not justify crafting an original setting of the franchise's usual complexity]]. This may explain why ''Final Fantasy'' films that use settings which have already been established in the games, such as ''Advent Children'', tend to be far truer to the source.

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* InNameOnly: InNameOnly:
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The difference in medium may partly be the cause of this one. The games often run for dozens of hours and feature fairly intricate settings, but films are generally around two hours, a length that simply [[PragmaticAdaptation does not justify crafting an original setting of the franchise's usual complexity]]. This may explain why ''Final Fantasy'' films that use settings which have already been established in the games, such as ''Advent Children'', tend to be far truer to the source.source.
** That being said, the game does contain many of the tropes found in the games; the party only has four members, the airship is out of action until towards the end, enemies [[RandomEncounter appear out of nowhere to attack]] but can't enter settlements or cities. The biggest difference however is that the film is set on Earth - whereas every game in the series is set in a fictional world.



* JustFriends: Jane and Neil. Just pay attention to their interactions throughout the film, and it won't take a huge leap of thought to guess that they care about each other, a LOT. However, Neil's goofball and generally not-serious nature and personality, along with Jane's tough-woman, no-nonsense and professional personality, keeps them from ever really acknowledging it openly, let alone acting on it...[[spoiler:until Neil gets killed by a phantom out of nowhere and unexpectedly, probably in an attempt to GutPunch the audience, which causes Jane to go nigh BERSERK. After taking out the offending phantom, she soon realizes she has no hope of escape once the Meta Phantom's tentacles are popping up all around her, and simply stand there to die and let her body fall next to Neil's, uniting them in death.]]
* KillSat: The Zeus space cannon.

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* JustFriends: Jane and Neil. Just pay attention to their interactions throughout the film, and it won't take a huge leap of thought to guess that they care about each other, a LOT. However, Neil's goofball and generally not-serious nature and personality, along with Jane's tough-woman, no-nonsense and professional personality, keeps them from ever really acknowledging it openly, let alone acting on it...[[spoiler:until Neil gets killed by a phantom out of nowhere and unexpectedly, probably in an attempt to GutPunch the audience, which causes Jane to go nigh BERSERK. After taking out the offending phantom, she soon realizes she has no hope of escape once the Meta Phantom's tentacles are popping up all around her, and simply stand there to die and let her body fall next to Neil's, uniting them in death.]]
* KillSat: The Zeus space cannon. [[spoiler: It fires into the meteor crash site as a downward beam of light]].



* TheLifestream: The planetary gaia force is pretty much directly modeled after the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' concept.

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* TheLifestream: The planetary gaia Gaia force is pretty much directly modeled after the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' concept.concept. Although in this case, it's not ''punishing'' the Earth for anything.



* MickeyMousing: The first appearance of the Zeus Cannon takes this to such (ear-shattering) extremes it borders on {{Narm}}.
* MookLieutenant: Major Elliott.
* MrExposition: Dr. Sid.

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* %%* MickeyMousing: The first appearance of the Zeus Cannon takes this to such (ear-shattering) extremes it borders on {{Narm}}.
* MookLieutenant: Major Elliott.
Elliott, who gets a few lines here and there but ultimately ends up as cannon fodder for the Phantoms.
* MrExposition: Dr. Sid.Sid as the one who's been studying the Phantoms for years, is the one most qualified to tell the audience about the.



%%* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Apparently the little girl Aki met at a hospital.

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%%* OurSoulsAreDifferent. And OurGhostsAreDifferent, too.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: The Phantoms are ghosts who were killed when their planet was destroyed. They are able to infect others and kill them, turning them into Phantoms too]].
* OurSoulsAreDifferent: In this case, souls are all born of the Earth's Gaia. When a person dies, they are restored to the Gaia to be reborn in a new form. They can also be harnessed as some kind of weapon, which is what Aki and Sid are planning.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: Apparently the little girl Aki met at a hospital. When Aki told her the Gaia theory, she didn't believe it.



%%* PillarOfLight

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%%* PillarOfLight* PillarOfLight: Fittingly as the Zeus Cannon is represented as a KillSat [[spoiler: the spirit wave that eliminates the Phantoms manifests itself as one of these]].



* RandomEncounters: One of the few things seemingly taken from the source material, the movie comes up with an explanation of why monsters can just pop up out of the ground at any time.

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* RandomEncounters: One of the few things seemingly taken Taken from the source material, the movie comes up with an explanation of why monsters can just pop up out of the ground at any time.



%%* ShoutingShooter

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%%* ShoutingShooter* ShoutingShooter: All of the Deep Eyes engage in this, although Jane is the most frequent shouter.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Downplayed but still present. The two females are the tough butch Jane and the more feminine looking scientist Aki.



* ZeroGSpot: Aki and Gray.

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* ZeroGSpot: Aki and Gray.Gray share an intimate moment in the Black Boa after [[spoiler: all their friends have died]].
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