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22nd Dec '17 3:40:03 PM NoSurprizes
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* The whole forgotten continent is creepy, despite it being a pretty big continent, it is very desolate and almost devoid of any type of civilization. The only way to get there is by airship, and by the time you go there for the first time, you are thrown off at the northern part of the continent. Then you have to travel south, encountering extremely weird enemies, until you get to an ancient building named Oeilvert. Oeilvert is a weird place with an anti-magic barrier that seems to be some sort of museum for an unknown civilization. Oh, and the music is very gloomy.

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** One throwaway line from Kuja makes it all worse: "They're not really twins, by the way." [[NothingIsScarier Then what ''are'' they?]]
* The whole forgotten continent Forgotten Continent is creepy, despite it creepy. Despite being a pretty big continent, it is very desolate and almost devoid of any type of civilization. The only way to get there is by airship, and by the time you go there for the first time, you are thrown off at the northern part of the continent. Then you have to travel south, encountering extremely weird enemies, until you get to an ancient building named Oeilvert. Oeilvert is a weird place with an anti-magic barrier that seems to be some sort of museum for an unknown civilization. Oh, and the music is very gloomy.


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* [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/c/cd/BandersnatchFFIX.png/revision/latest?cb=20121201164223 Bandersnatches]]. You wouldn't think a giant rabbit-like dog would be creepy, but their demented, toothy grins and beady little green eyes turn them into something straight out the UncannyValley.
16th Oct '17 4:52:05 AM neoXsaga
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** Imagine what happened to [[spoiler: numerous airships]] on Mist Continent right [[spoiler: after Soul Cage has been vanquised...!]]

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** Imagine what happened to [[spoiler: numerous airships]] on Mist Continent right [[spoiler: after Soul Cage has been vanquised...vanquished...!]]
16th Oct '17 4:51:16 AM neoXsaga
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** Imagine what happened to [[spoiler: numerous airships]] on Mist Continent right [[spoiler: after Soul Cage has been vanquised...!]]



* The poor Black Mages. It's not just that they have such a tragically short lifespan - their deaths come with absolutely ''no warning''. They just 'stop'. The black mages are essentially a dying race; not only are they incapable of breeding, but the factories that produced them no longer function. Sooner or later, that village is going to be pretty much empty except for the Genomes.

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* The poor Black Mages. It's not just that they have such a tragically short lifespan - their deaths come with absolutely ''no warning''. They just 'stop'. The black mages are essentially a dying race; not only are they incapable of breeding, but the factories that produced them no longer function. Sooner or later, that village is going to be pretty much empty except for the Genomes.[[spoiler: Genomes]] and a chocobo.
17th Jul '17 3:10:22 AM Doug86
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** [[http://youtu.be/uzi8XKbKZDE Her theme]] alone is enough to imprint just what kind of a threat you are dealing with. Again if you're a fan of {{A Song Of Ice and Fire}} you may think of this song as depressing and unsettling as "The Rains of Castamere" minus the lyrics.

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** [[http://youtu.be/uzi8XKbKZDE Her theme]] alone is enough to imprint just what kind of a threat you are dealing with. Again if you're a fan of {{A Song Of Ice and Fire}} ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' you may think of this song as depressing and unsettling as "The Rains of Castamere" minus the lyrics.
17th Jul '17 3:09:40 AM Doug86
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* Despite her {{Heel Face Turn}} later in Disc 2 and the fact she's undeniably and cool, [[ThatOneBoss Beatrix]] is without question the most terrifying character and has the most difficult boss fights in the early parts of the game for many players. Even before you fight her in Burmecia, Freya recounts a story her love Sir Fratley told her about Beatrix. Apparently she's the most feared knight in the realm that even he, a seasoned warrior is quite reluctant to fight and she's slaughtered more men in war than most can ever hope to achieve. She also led the assaults on Burmecia and Cleyra which left both utterly decimated and littered with corpses. She's so ruthless one can see her as this series's version of [[ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin Lannister]] . It's a pretty chilling backstory and then before you fight her she says something along the lines of [[BadAssBoast "I've once slaughtered a hundred knights single handedly; to me, you two are nothing more than insects]] . You may think she's just acting tough... and then she uses that dreaded move "Shock" which more than likely will one hit KO you...

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* Despite her {{Heel Face Turn}} later in Disc 2 and the fact she's undeniably and cool, [[ThatOneBoss Beatrix]] is without question the most terrifying character and has the most difficult boss fights in the early parts of the game for many players. Even before you fight her in Burmecia, Freya recounts a story her love Sir Fratley told her about Beatrix. Apparently she's the most feared knight in the realm that even he, a seasoned warrior is quite reluctant to fight and she's slaughtered more men in war than most can ever hope to achieve. She also led the assaults on Burmecia and Cleyra which left both utterly decimated and littered with corpses. She's so ruthless one can see her as this series's version of [[ASongOfIceAndFire [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin Lannister]] . It's a pretty chilling backstory and then before you fight her she says something along the lines of [[BadAssBoast "I've once slaughtered a hundred knights single handedly; to me, you two are nothing more than insects]] . You may think she's just acting tough... and then she uses that dreaded move "Shock" which more than likely will one hit KO you...
13th Jun '17 4:10:01 PM Thecommander236
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** Actually, a very similar event (Earth and a Mars-sized planetesimal colliding) happened early in the Solar System's history. Earth survived, but shat a brick, which is currently known as the Moon.

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** Actually, a very similar event (Earth which was about the size Venus is now and a Mars-sized planetesimal colliding) happened early in the Solar System's history. Earth survived, but shat a brick, which is currently known as the Moon.
22nd Oct '16 7:12:31 PM dlchen145
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* Despite her {{Heel Face Turn}} later in Disc 2 and the fact she's undeniably {{Bad Ass}} and cool, [[ThatOneBoss Beatrix]] is without question the most terrifying character and has the most difficult boss fights in the early parts of the game for many players. Even before you fight her in Burmecia, Freya recounts a story her love Sir Fratley told her about Beatrix. Apparently she's the most feared knight in the realm that even he, a seasoned warrior is quite reluctant to fight and she's slaughtered more men in war than most can ever hope to achieve. She also led the assaults on Burmecia and Cleyra which left both utterly decimated and littered with corpses. She's so ruthless one can see her as this series's version of [[ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin Lannister]] . It's a pretty chilling backstory and then before you fight her she says something along the lines of [[BadAssBoast "I've once slaughtered a hundred knights single handedly; to me, you two are nothing more than insects]] . You may think she's just acting tough... and then she uses that dreaded move "Shock" which more than likely will one hit KO you...

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* Despite her {{Heel Face Turn}} later in Disc 2 and the fact she's undeniably {{Bad Ass}} and cool, [[ThatOneBoss Beatrix]] is without question the most terrifying character and has the most difficult boss fights in the early parts of the game for many players. Even before you fight her in Burmecia, Freya recounts a story her love Sir Fratley told her about Beatrix. Apparently she's the most feared knight in the realm that even he, a seasoned warrior is quite reluctant to fight and she's slaughtered more men in war than most can ever hope to achieve. She also led the assaults on Burmecia and Cleyra which left both utterly decimated and littered with corpses. She's so ruthless one can see her as this series's version of [[ASongOfIceAndFire Tywin Lannister]] . It's a pretty chilling backstory and then before you fight her she says something along the lines of [[BadAssBoast "I've once slaughtered a hundred knights single handedly; to me, you two are nothing more than insects]] . You may think she's just acting tough... and then she uses that dreaded move "Shock" which more than likely will one hit KO you...
22nd Oct '16 7:12:08 PM dlchen145
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25th May '16 3:47:23 AM IamTheCaligula
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** Yoshitaka Amano's [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081107203351/finalfantasy/images/c/ca/Necron-art.jpg vision of Necron]] is far more terrifying than the in-game model.

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** Yoshitaka Amano's [[http://images2.[[http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081107203351/finalfantasy/images/c/ca/Necron-art.net/finalfantasy/images/c/ca/Necron-art.jpg vision of Necron]] is far more terrifying than the in-game model.
25th Feb '16 4:37:04 PM KingDamn
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* People say that [=FF9=] is one of the [[LighterAndSofter cheerier games in the tone]] for the series, but, [[FridgeHorror when you think about it long enough]], you realize that's it's not true. Through the events of the game, you will witness the deaths of ''millions'' through war and genocide. The entire summoner race is immolated to death by a giant death ray. Both Burmecia and Cleyra are destroyed, nearly wiping out the rat people. Thousands die in the attacks on both Lindblum and Alexandria. Kuja kills all the sleeping Terrans by blasting everything to hell. And god knows how many died thinks to the introduction of the Mist. Garland planned to kill every living person on Gaia and he did ''a very goddamn good job''. In short, IX probably has the highest body count of any Final Fantasy game to date - and that's just the deaths we ''see''!

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* People say that [=FF9=] is one of the [[LighterAndSofter cheerier games in the tone]] for the series, but, [[FridgeHorror when you think about it long enough]], you realize that's it's not true. Through the events of the game, you will witness the deaths of ''millions'' through war and genocide. The entire summoner race is immolated to death by a giant death ray. Both Burmecia and Cleyra are destroyed, nearly wiping out the rat people. Thousands die in the attacks on both Lindblum and Alexandria. Kuja kills all the sleeping Terrans by blasting everything to hell. And god knows how many died thinks thanks to the introduction of the Mist. Garland planned to kill every living person on Gaia and he did ''a very goddamn good job''. In short, IX probably has the highest body count of any Final Fantasy game to date - and that's just the deaths we ''see''!
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