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6th May '18 5:02:17 PM nombretomado
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* ShockAndAwe: Thunder, Thundara (not [[{{Thundercats}} the planet]]), Thundaga, sometimes Thundaja, and a summon, usually Ramuh, but not always.

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* ShockAndAwe: Thunder, Thundara (not [[{{Thundercats}} [[WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}} the planet]]), Thundaga, sometimes Thundaja, and a summon, usually Ramuh, but not always.
2nd May '18 1:27:42 AM Starlight36
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' never gives the characters any EXP during boss fights, so it's entirely possible to reach the end of the game with every character, bar Zidane, at level one. This is done by avoiding random encounters, being inflicted with the Virus status that disables experience and AP gain and by only using [[CantDropTheHero Zidane]] during the forced, story-based encounters that end up giving you EXP.



** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' never gives the characters any EXP during boss fights, so it's entirely possible to reach the end of the game with every character, bar Zidane, at level one. This is done by avoiding random encounters, being inflicted with the Virus status that disables experience and AP gain and by only using [[CantDropTheHero Zidane]] during the forced, story-based encounters that end up giving you EXP.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' never gives ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has a few features designed deliberately to facilitate this. First, the characters any EXP during boss fights, so it's entirely game doesn't actually apply [=EXP=] earned from battle until the party rests at a campsite or lodging establishment, making it possible to reach play through the end of the whole game with every character, bar Zidane, at level one. This is done 1 simply by avoiding random encounters, never using any of those facilities. Additionally, later updates added an accessory called the Nixperience Band which, while equipped, prevents [=EXP=] from being inflicted with tallied even when the Virus status that disables experience and AP gain and by only using [[CantDropTheHero Zidane]] during party rests for the forced, story-based encounters that end up giving you EXP.night, making it simpler than ever to keep the party at level 1.
2nd May '18 1:09:02 AM Starlight36
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*** White Mages are only really effective against the undead with the [[TurnUndead Dia]] spells, until they gain access to Holy, after which they turn into pure and total forces of destruction. There's also the Scourge spell, which has a chance of one-shotting Tiamat. Plus, they can potentially use Fear on the final boss, Chaos, to make him run away, rather than fight him to the end.

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*** White Mages are only really effective against the undead with the [[TurnUndead Dia]] spells, until they gain access to Holy, after which they turn into pure and total forces of destruction. There's also the Scourge spell, which has a chance of one-shotting Tiamat. Plus, they can potentially use Fear on the final boss, Chaos, to make him run away, rather than fight him to the end.
2nd May '18 1:06:43 AM Starlight36
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** Introduced in ''V'', Gilgamesh has appeared across multiple games, in each one searching for the sacred sword Excalibur. Depending on the game, he may be an enemy, an ally, or a summon.

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** Introduced in ''V'', Gilgamesh has appeared across multiple games, in each one searching for the sacred sword Excalibur. Depending on the game, he may be an enemy, an ally, or a summon. Somewhat different from other examples in that, in many cases, Gilgamesh is implied to be the exact same guy as in ''V'', and not a separate individual with the same name and a similar character premise, as is the case with the previous examples.



*** The Thief features weaker physical stats than almost every other class, but only their speed stat stands out, which only helps when attempting to run from enemies. Come his promotion to Ninja, his ability to learn powerful magic, and his ability to wield the Masamune, he turns into a one-man army.
*** The White Mage is only really effective against the undead with the DIA spells, until s/he gains access to Holy, after which they turn into a pure and total force of destruction. There's also the BANE spell, which has a chance of one-shotting Tiamat. Plus, they can use FEAR on the final boss to make Chaos run away, rather than fight him to the end.
** While the original game did not feature being able to use him past his story departure, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' featured Edward, the former TropeNamer for QuirkyBard. He was the weakest and slowest character of your group and got one-shot way too often to be useful. Later releases that featured being able to switch party members around gave you the option to bring him back, and if properly leveled and given Apollo's Harp, he becomes the fastest and strongest character, capable of dishing out 9999s every few seconds.
** Cait Sith, the robotic cat riding a moogle doll from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was objectively the most useless character. He features the worst stats, the weakest weapon type (aside from Aeris, who is forgiven by being a White Mage in all but name), and it doesn't help that [[TheScrappy no one really likes his character]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGNYMHdE4ks But if one knows how to use his slots, he breaks the game.]]
* LevelGrinding: Required for several of the Final Fantasy games such as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' but averted with some others.
* LevelMapDisplay: Used in various forms in all the games.

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*** The Thief features Thieves feature weaker physical stats than almost every other class, but only their speed stat stands stats stand out, which only really helps when attempting to run from enemies. Come his their promotion to Ninja, his ability to learn powerful magic, and his Ninjas, their ability to wield the Masamune, he powerful magic and weapons turns them into a one-man army.
armies to rival the likes of [[MightyGlacier Knights]] and [[LightningBruiser Masters]].
*** The White Mage is Mages are only really effective against the undead with the DIA [[TurnUndead Dia]] spells, until s/he gains they gain access to Holy, after which they turn into a pure and total force forces of destruction. There's also the BANE Scourge spell, which has a chance of one-shotting Tiamat. Plus, they can potentially use FEAR Fear on the final boss boss, Chaos, to make Chaos him run away, rather than fight him to the end.
** While the original game did not feature being able to use him past his story departure, ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' featured Edward, the former TropeNamer for QuirkyBard. He was the weakest and slowest character of your group and got one-shot way too often to be useful. Later releases that featured being able to switch party members around gave you the option to bring him back, and if properly leveled and given Apollo's Harp, he becomes the fastest and strongest character, capable of dishing out 9999s every few seconds.
seconds. Even in the 3D remake, where he's demoted back to GuestStarPartyMember status, he learns a number of [[MagicMusic songs]] that make him quite valuable as a SupportPartyMember during his tenure as one of Cecil's companions.
** Cait Sith, the robotic cat riding a moogle doll from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' was objectively the most useless character. He features has the worst stats, as well as the weakest weapon type (aside from Aeris, who is Aerith's [[SimpleStaff Simple Staves]], although in her case it's forgiven by due to her being a White Mage in all but name), heavily magic-focused anyway), and it doesn't help that [[TheScrappy no one few players really likes like his character]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGNYMHdE4ks But if one knows how to use his slots, he breaks can break the game.]]
* LevelGrinding: Required for several of the Final Fantasy games games, such as ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', but averted with some others.
* LevelMapDisplay: Used Present in various forms in all the games.



* LivingStructureMonster: The Demon Wall is a recurring enemy in the series.

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* LivingStructureMonster: The [[TimeLimitBoss Demon Wall Wall]] is a recurring enemy in the series.
2nd May '18 12:48:18 AM Starlight36
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** That the Flare spell was called NUKE in the English version has to do with the game only providing four characters/signs per spell or item name. That's more than enough when you're using kana (Japanese lettering) but causes some troubles when you're going to translate those names and are still limited to only four letter.

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** That the Flare spell was called NUKE in the English version has to do with the game only providing four characters/signs per spell or item name. That's more than enough when you're using kana (Japanese lettering) but causes some troubles when you're going to translate those names and are still limited to only four letter.letters.



* HalfHumanHybrid: Several main characters, [[spoiler: Terra]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and [[spoiler:Cecil]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' being the most iconic examples.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Several main characters, [[spoiler: Terra]] [[spoiler:Terra]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and [[spoiler:Cecil]] of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' being the most iconic examples.



* HeroesPreferSwords: Not the main character in every game, but most. And there is always at least one party member who specializes in swords, or close to.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Not Nearly every protagonist in the series whose abilities are predefined specializes in using swords or at least sword-adjacent weapons, like [[{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII}} gun]][[{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII}} blades]] or [[{{VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX}} daggers]]. If not the main character in every game, but most. And there is character, there's nearly always at least one party member in every game who specializes in swords, uses swords or close to.something similar.
2nd May '18 12:37:20 AM Starlight36
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** That the Flare spell was called NUKE in the English version has to do with the game only providing four characters/signs per spell or item name. That's more than enough when you're using kanji (Japanese lettering) but causes some troubles when you're going to translate those names and are still limited to only four letter.

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** That the Flare spell was called NUKE in the English version has to do with the game only providing four characters/signs per spell or item name. That's more than enough when you're using kanji kana (Japanese lettering) but causes some troubles when you're going to translate those names and are still limited to only four letter.
27th Apr '18 8:24:58 AM Malady
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* AlliterativeTitle
* AltumVidetur: The series has always loved putting in gratuitous Latin in places, but in recent years game titles have been subject to this as well (''Dissidia'', ''Dissidia Duodecim'' and ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'', among others). An increased usage of Latin in later games may or may not have been due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s FinalBoss theme being a CrowningMusicOfAwesome.



* AltumVidetur: The series has always loved putting in gratuitous Latin in places, but in recent years game titles have been subject to this as well (''Dissidia'', ''Dissidia Duodecim'' and ''Fabula Nova Crystallis'', among others). An increased usage of Latin in later games may or may not have been due to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s FinalBoss theme being a CrowningMusicOfAwesome.



* [[AuthorAppeal Artist Appeal]]:

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19th Apr '18 5:22:47 PM Saelorn
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'' directly connects the first six games in the series through aggressive CanonWelding. Each of those planets exist within the same universe, and their various magic crystals were put in place by the same outside observer.
20th Mar '18 10:34:39 AM StarSword
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* OneWingedAngel: Most games have at least one boss who does this. The TropeNamer is from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.

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* OneWingedAngel: Most games have at least one boss who does this. The TropeNamer TropeNamer, Sephiroth, is from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* OurDarkMatterIsMysterious: Dark matter is a common high level magic.
14th Mar '18 4:29:24 PM rixion
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The first three games of the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' series were retitled and released in America under the ''Final Fantasy Legend'' moniker:

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The first three games of the ''VideoGame/{{SaGa}}'' ''[[Franchise/SaGaRPG SaGa]]'' series were retitled and released in America under the ''Final Fantasy Legend'' moniker:
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