History Fridge / FinalFantasyIV

23rd Nov '17 9:51:26 PM ChairmanKaga
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** It goes deeper than this, and this is something pointed out in [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/ Legends of Localization]]'s analysis of the game's translation. There's an overarching theme that's revealed at the end of the fight:
---> '''SNES translation:''' Justice is not the only right in this world. Some day, you will see.
---> '''DS translation:''' Justice and retribution are but trifling things. There are victories of greater worth. Someday, you will know them.
:: : If "justice" were "the only right in this world" then the central driving characters of the plot (Cecil, Kain, and Golbez) rightfully deserve retribution -- almost certainly death -- for their sins. But the theme that begins here -- the "victory of greater worth" -- is ''mercy and forgiveness''. Cecil forgives Kain numerous times for his betrayals through the rest of the game. And in the end, Cecil forgives Golbez. But before Cecil can forgive others, he first has to forgive ''himself''.
2nd Apr '17 10:14:01 AM This_One_Sara
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* This could also count for FridgeHorror, but consider Golbez's stoic personality in ''The After Years''. The reason he's like that was because he was controlled by Zemus from the age of ten, which means he wasn't able to develop much of his own personality naturally.
8th Feb '16 10:53:13 PM OmegaMetroid
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* An example added by the SNES localisation: Why is Cecil supposed to sheathe his sword and let his EnemyWithout attack him? It's not to "punish" himself, but to prove to himself that he won't give in, either to anger or his inner darkness. It also symbolises how instead of being just a killer in a new outfit, his goal is to protect, to defend. If he attacks his reflection, he's just giving in to the same weakness that controlled him as a Dark Knight.
9th Dec '15 4:32:17 PM GEPFC
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* The Prison Garb Cid comes equipped with prevents Sleep status. Yikes.

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* The Prison Garb Cid comes and Rosa, after being taken hostage, come equipped with prevents Sleep status. Yikes.Yikes for Cid, but worse when you realize that Rosa couldn't even pass out while in the guillotine. She had to see death hanging over her, her lover, and her friends for every instant until saved.
8th Oct '15 6:49:37 PM Zodiark
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* Despite it being a borderline meme on the number of times Kain betrays you (which is not actually as much as you might have heard) and the amount of cliche evil tropes (EvilSoundsDeep, dark armour, left-handed, constantly struggles with jealousy of the main character) he lacks any SpikesOfVillainy like Golbez. This becomes obvious when you consider that he's a Dragoon: spikes would weigh him down with air drag and weaken his jumps, so the only spike he uses is the one that'll end up in a enemy's head

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* Despite it being a borderline meme on the number of times Kain betrays you (which is not actually as much as you might have heard) and the amount of cliche evil tropes (EvilSoundsDeep, dark armour, left-handed, constantly struggles with jealousy of the main character) he lacks any SpikesOfVillainy like Golbez. This becomes obvious when you consider that he's a Dragoon: [[InASingleBound Dragoon]]: spikes would weigh him down with air drag and weaken his jumps, so the only spike he uses is the one that'll end up in a enemy's head
8th Oct '15 6:48:27 PM Zodiark
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* Despite it being a borderline meme on the number of times Kain betrays you (which is not actually as much as you might have heard) and the amount of cliche evil tropes (EvilSoundsDeep, dark armour, left-handed, constantly struggles with jealousy of the main character) he lacks any SpikesOfVillainy like Golbez. This becomes obvious when you consider that he's a Dragoon: spikes would weigh him down with air drag and weaken his jumps, so the only spike he uses is the one that'll end up in a enemy's head
11th Apr '15 9:10:40 AM Gamermaster
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** Actually, the "W" usually means "double" in japanese. It's a long story (that you an read [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-legend-of-the-mysterious-letter-w/ here]]) but basically, they should have translated it as Double Meteor sience the start.

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** Actually, the "W" usually means "double" in japanese. It's a long story (that you an read [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-legend-of-the-mysterious-letter-w/ here]]) but basically, they should have translated it as Double Meteor sience since the start.
9th Nov '14 11:38:48 AM Nazo
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** Actually, the "W" usually means "double" in japanese. It's a long story (that you an read [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-legend-of-the-mysterious-letter-w/ here]] but basically, they should have translated it as Double Meteor sience the start.

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** Actually, the "W" usually means "double" in japanese. It's a long story (that you an read [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-legend-of-the-mysterious-letter-w/ here]] here]]) but basically, they should have translated it as Double Meteor sience the start.
9th Nov '14 11:38:08 AM Nazo
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**Actually, the "W" usually means "double" in japanese. It's a long story (that you an read [[http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-legend-of-the-mysterious-letter-w/ here]] but basically, they should have translated it as Double Meteor sience the start.
26th Sep '14 8:41:35 AM Aquillion
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** It's also possible that they wouldn't want to let him play on account of his injuries, and he didn't have time to explain the importance. (Although, of course, given that he gave Cecil the Whisperweed / Twinharp in advance, you'd think he could have just asked it to be left within his reach and taken the time to explain why in advance.)
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