History Trivia / FinalFantasyVIII

18th Jan '18 4:46:36 PM Reymma
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** The French translation, full of [[ArtisticLicense gratuitous English that does not match the original English]], has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then. The same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."
** In the English version, Zell is obsessed with obtaining hot dogs from Balamb Garden's cafeteria. In the original Japanese script, it was 'pan' i.e. sweet bread. It is considered an exotic treat in Japan (introduced when they began trading with Portugal in the 16th century) and comes in flavors such as apple, curry, and melon. It was changed to hot dogs in the English version simply because the pan shown in the ending FMV vaguely resembles hot dog buns.

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** The French translation, full of [[ArtisticLicense gratuitous English that does not match the original English]], English, has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then. The same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."
** In the English version, Zell is obsessed with obtaining hot dogs from Balamb Garden's cafeteria. In the original Japanese script, it was 'pan' i.e. sweet bread. It is considered an exotic treat in Japan (introduced when they began trading with Portugal in the 16th century) and comes in flavors such as apple, curry, and melon. It was changed to hot dogs in the English version simply because the pan shown in the ending FMV vaguely resembles hot dog buns.
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16th Jan '18 4:02:38 PM costanton11
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* Speaking of - there was a period in time where J-Rock singer Gackt claimed Squall was based off his appearance. This was countered by the director at the time referencing RiverPhoenix as Squall's inspiration. However, Gackt would indeed later have a character in Final Fantasy VII's spinoffs.
5th Jan '18 9:07:09 AM AerialQueen
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* FanNickname:
** "[[UsefulNotes/CubanMissileCrisis Galbadia Missile Crisis]]" for a certain Disc 2 event.
** "Esthar Death Corps" for the black-and-green Esthar soldiers, so named because you have a chance of rolling soldiers that do nothing but cast Death on your party one by one.
** [[spoiler:"Grievermecia" for the [[FusionDance Ultimecia-junctioned-to-Griever creature]] in the FinalBattle; and "Finalmecia" for the one that comes ''after that one.'' Also "Edeamecia" for Edea during the periods in which she's possessed by Ultimecia, and, along similar lines, "Rinoamecia" or "Rinultimecia" for the ({{Jossed}}) EpilepticTrees theory that Rinoa will become Ultimecia in the future.]]
** "Armageddon Fist" for a popular SimpleYetAwesome strategy regarding Zell's LimitBreak.
** "Meteor Wing" for the Angel Wing/Meteor trick you can have Rinoa use. Basically it involves removing all offensive magic (Scan included) from her inventory and putting her into Angel Wing status. She will cast Meteor every time. When combined with high Speed and Magic stats she can defeat most bosses in a few turns, even Ultimecia.
23rd Dec '17 5:56:51 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_Wiki Final Fantasy Wiki]].
28th Nov '17 12:04:32 PM frogwidget
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* Speaking of - there was a period in time where J-Rock singer Gackt claimed Squall was based off his appearance. This was countered by the director at the time referencing RiverPhoenix as Squall's inspiration. However, Gackt would indeed later have a character in Final Fantasy VII's spinoffs.
10th Sep '17 8:20:25 PM JoieDeCombat
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** The "Squall is dead" theory was also shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). Although he admited that, if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind" (albeit he doesn't elaborate what does he mean by that).

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** The "Squall is dead" theory was also shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). Although He did, however, note that he admited that, found the idea interesting and suggested that if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind" (albeit (although he doesn't didn't elaborate on what does he mean meant by that).
5th Sep '17 10:19:59 AM XanderVJ
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* {{Jossed}}: The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia is a future version of Rinoa simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the only way it would work is if sorceresses have extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression (as she's afraid of dying).

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* {{Jossed}}: {{Jossed}}:
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The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia is a future version of Rinoa simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the only way it would work is if sorceresses have extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression (as she's afraid of dying).dying).
** The "Squall is dead" theory was also shot down, this time by [[WordOfGod Yasunori Kitase]] in [[http://kotaku.com/is-squall-really-dead-final-fantasy-producer-addresses-1800007113 an interview]] (where he shots down the previous theory yet again, too). Although he admited that, if they ever remake the game, they might "go along with that story in mind" (albeit he doesn't elaborate what does he mean by that).
19th Mar '17 9:19:32 PM Antronach
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** A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9fuMvMJYAc popular remix of "Eyes On Me"]] was supposed to appear in ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', but never appeared.
21st Jan '17 5:06:51 PM fearlessnikki
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** The French translation, full of [[ArtisticLicense gratuitous English that does not match the original English]], has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then.
*** Same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."

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** The French translation, full of [[ArtisticLicense gratuitous English that does not match the original English]], has an item called a [[Music/NineInchNails 9 inch nail]]... described as "the claw of an [[IndustrialMetal industrial monster]]." Guess the French translator must've been a fan then.
*** Same
then. The same translation also has an NPC remarking that Galbadia Garden's ice hockey team watches the ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'' movies while they train. Then when you fight them on disc 2 they're not called "Slapper" but are instead named "Jason."



* {{Fanon}}:
** EpilepticTrees persist that Ultimecia was an alias used by [[FutureMeScaresMe Rinoa in the future]]. Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.
** Squall's surname of "Leonhart" is commonly supposed to have come from [[NomDeMom his mother]], whose maiden name has never been stated anywhere in the game or its supplementary materials.

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* {{Fanon}}:
** EpilepticTrees persist
{{Jossed}}: The ''Ultimania'' josses the theory that Ultimecia was an alias used by [[FutureMeScaresMe is a future version of Rinoa in simply by not mentioning it at all. Due to Ultimecia's line about "[=SeeD=] swarming across generations", the future]]. Wibbly wobbly, timey wimey.
** Squall's surname of "Leonhart"
only way it would work is commonly supposed to if sorceresses have come from [[NomDeMom his mother]], whose maiden name has never been stated anywhere in the game or its supplementary materials.extended lifespans. Square points out that if that were true, Ultimecia would have no reason to cast Time Compression (as she's afraid of dying).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Selphie had two additional Limit Breaks in her 'Slot' command: Percentage, a gravity-based attack - that cuts all enemies by 15/16 of their current HP. And Catastrophe - a spell even more powerful than Apocalypse. These can be accessed with a gameshark - and are seen with the Fire spell animation.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Selphie had two additional Limit Breaks in her 'Slot' command: Percentage, a gravity-based attack - that cuts all enemies by 15/16 of their current HP. And Catastrophe - a spell even more powerful than Apocalypse. These can be accessed with a gameshark - and are seen with the Fire spell animation.



** Adel was meant to be the final boss of Disc 3 - following the tradition of finishing every Disc with a sorceress battle.

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** Adel was meant to be the final boss of Disc 3 - following the tradition of finishing every Disc with a sorceress battle. Game data also shows that the player is supposed to be awarded 40 AP for the battle, as well as receiving the Samantha Soul item. As there is no results screen after the battle is over, the player never gets either (though the Samantha Soul can be mugged from Adel during the battle).
** Part of the game's dummied content[[note]]Game elements that exist in the data but are inaccessible in the game itself.[[/note]] states that a sorceress's powers weaken whenever they're passed on. It's unknown if this is canon or not.
** Large amounts of data exists for more Laguna sequences that were deleted from the game. Background graphics exist for the Great Salt Lake [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/e/e9/Saltlake.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100614015641 before it dried up]], [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dummied-Winhill-Scene.png Close-ups]] of [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Winhill_unused.png Ellone's parents' old house]] in Winhill, a [[https://tcrf.net/images/5/57/FF8Room643.gif moving green truck]] also for Winhill (and an [[https://tcrf.net/images/thumb/1/17/FF8Room672.png/320px-FF8Room672.png overhead shot of some buildings]], and for [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ragnarok_2.jpg Ragnarok in the Air Station]] before the Lunar Cry (since the sky is blue). There also unused battle formations for Esthar soldiers within the city.
** The game's data shows that Triple Triad was originally going to have a rule called 'Retry', assumed to be similar to Sudden Death.
** Dummied dialogue for the love scene between Squall and Rinoa in the Ragnarok had Rinoa assume Squall would be jealous that she used to date Seifer. When he doesn't catch on, she comments that he doesn't care about other people's pasts.
** Selphie was originally designed with overalls. But Tetsuya Nomura wanted one of the females to wear a skirt and, upon realising neither Quistis nor Rinoa would wear one, gave Selphie a mini-skirt/overall hybrid and Quistis a skirt worn over long pants.
9th Sep '16 3:16:35 PM Druffmaul
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** In the English version, Zell is obsessed with obtaining hot dogs from Balamb Garden's cafeteria. In the original Japanese script, it was 'pan' i.e. sweet bread. It is considered an exotic treat in Japan (introduced when they began trading with Portugal in the 16th century) and comes in flavors such as apple, curry, and melon. It was changed to hot dogs in the English version simply because the pan shown in the ending FMV vaguely resembles hot dog buns.
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