History VideoGame / FinalFantasyIV

5th Nov '17 5:39:18 PM AriRockefeller
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* ClassChangeLevelReset: Cecil's level returns to 1 after he changes from a Dark Knight to a Paladin, but his HP and some other stats are equal or better than what they were when he was a level 20-ish Dark Knight.

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* ClassChangeLevelReset: Cecil's level returns to 1 after he changes from a Dark Knight to a Paladin, but his HP and some other stats are equal or better than what they were when he was a level 20-ish Dark Knight. On your way back down the mountain, he levels up gratuitously as you fight random encounters, sometimes even gaining several levels per fight.
5th Nov '17 5:28:26 PM AriRockefeller
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The main character of this tale is Cecil, a [[BlackKnight Dark Knight]] in the service of the King of Baron. After questioning the recent warmongering of his king, he is demoted to errand boy and sent to a village called Mist in order to deliver a package and slay a dragon menacing its borders. He is joined by his best friend and [[TheRival rival]], a Dragoon named Kain. Once they reach the village, they discover that nothing is quite what they have been told: they have been used as disposable pawns in Baron's ongoing crusade to capture the {{Power Crystal}}s that exist around the world. Cecil vows to stop the evil intentions of Baron, but first he must [[TheAtoner atone for the sins that he committed in its service and overcome his own inner darkness.]]

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The main character of this tale is Cecil, a [[BlackKnight Dark Knight]] in the service of the King of Baron. After questioning the recent warmongering of his king, [[DisproportionateRetribution he is demoted to errand boy boy]] and sent to a village called Mist in order to deliver a package and slay a dragon menacing its borders. He is joined by his best friend and [[TheRival rival]], a Dragoon named Kain. Once they reach the village, they discover that nothing is quite what they have been told: they have been used as disposable pawns in Baron's ongoing crusade to capture the {{Power Crystal}}s that exist around the world. Cecil vows to stop the evil intentions of Baron, but first he must [[TheAtoner atone for the sins that he committed in its service and overcome his own inner darkness.]]


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* DisproportionateRetribution: You dare question the king's warmongering ways and slaughtering of innocent people, Cecil? Enjoy being the king's new messenger!
12th Oct '17 1:52:47 PM KingLyger
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* CantDropTheHero: In the versions where you can switch your party around late in the game, Cecil still can't leave the group.

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* CantDropTheHero: Cecil is the only character in the original game that you must have in your party. In the versions where you can switch your party around late in the game, Cecil still can't leave the group.



** This seems to be a trait of the old characters in the game, because Fusoya also never gains anything in MP,[[note]]Or anything else, for that matter: Fusoya gains absolutely nothing, not even HP, from leveling up[[/note]] no matter how many times he levels. At least until Level 70, but by that point you probably won't have him in your party any more.

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** This seems to be a trait of the old characters in the game, because Fusoya also never gains anything in MP,[[note]]Or anything else, for that matter: Fusoya gains absolutely nothing, not even HP, from leveling up[[/note]] no matter how many times he levels.up. At least until Level 70, but by that point you probably won't have him in your party any more.
27th Sep '17 7:40:49 AM WolfMattGrey
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* FictionalEarth: The planet the game takes place on is named Earth.[[note]]or Mother Earth for the Dwarves, or Blue Planet for the Lunarians[[/note]] However, the landmasses are [[http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/File:Overworldmapff4official.jpg definitly not ours]]. The surface where most people live is named "Overworld" and the inside where Dwarves live is the "Underworld".
23rd Sep '17 3:42:47 PM nombretomado
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''Final Fantasy IV'', the fourth entry in the [[RunningGag face-meltingly popular]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game series and the first [[The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames 16-bit]] game in the series.

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''Final Fantasy IV'', the fourth entry in the [[RunningGag face-meltingly popular]] ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' game series and the first [[The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames [[UsefulNotes/The16bitEraOfConsoleVideoGames 16-bit]] game in the series.
22nd Sep '17 5:39:52 AM ErikModi
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** [[http://www.square-enix.co.jp/ff4ds/swf/dl_images/3dcg_3s.jpg Rosa]] has wardrobe problems. Never knew that underwear goes under your clothes or just simply does not like to wear a dress or skirt? You be the judge.

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** [[http://www.square-enix.co.jp/ff4ds/swf/dl_images/3dcg_3s.jpg [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/5/5d/Rosa_CG_Render.png/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/130?cb=20130326144139 Rosa]] has wardrobe problems. Never knew that underwear goes under your clothes or just simply does not like to wear a dress or skirt? You be the judge.
21st Sep '17 1:13:28 PM 32_Footsteps
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* SpoiledByTheManual: The SNES version of the game had this in the equipment section of the manual, as it listed a few sample pieces of equipment as well as the class of who could use it. Thus, it was pretty obvious that the various [[DiscOneFinalDungeon Disc One Final Dungeons]] were not the end, because a "ninja" or a "Lunarian" hadn't appeared yet. For that matter, the twist that there's an intelligent race from the moon is spoiled by the fact that "Lunarian" was the name of a class listed in the manual (though that plot point is minor compared to the one about [[TomatoInTheMirror just who is descended from it]]).
16th Sep '17 10:33:21 AM nombretomado
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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on UsefulNotes/WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").

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Received a cellphone sequel called ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears The After Years]]'' (also available on UsefulNotes/WiiWare and the UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable), which stars the old cast and some of their children teaming up again to prevent the same catastrophe from happening again. It, along with ''Final Fantasy IV'' itself, was released on the PSP in March 2011 in Japan and April everywhere else. Also includes a midquel called ''Interlude'' to connect the plots better. Both games use new graphics and is the largest 2D graphical change to the original other than the cellphone version. This version is heavily based on the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version, and the only thing taken from the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS version is the translation of terms (e.g. Carnellian Signet rather than "Bomb Ring").
8th Sep '17 9:19:31 AM YellowYoshi398
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* ArcWelding: The Japan-only guidebook ''[[http://www.sceneryrecalled.com/trans/ff4comp.htm Final Fantasy IV Settei Shiryou Hen]]'' attempts to do this between this game and ''FinalFantasyII'', which is noteworthy as few games in the ''FinalFantasy'' series take place in the same continuity. According to ''Settei Shiryou Hen'', the Dark Sword which Cecil can find and equip in Fabul was left there by fellow ''FFII'' Dark Knight Leonhardt, while ''FFIV''[='s=] Mysidia was founded by ''FFII'' White Mage Minwu. This could, however, be a case of the series [[LegacyCharacter reusing character names and concepts]] in BroadStrokes, which is standard for ''Final Fantasy''. According to the timeline established in ''Settei Shiryou Hen'', ''II'' would have taken place around 200 years before the events of ''IV''.
** Remakes of both ''II'' and ''IV'' reestablish the connection between the games in a different way, with the GBA version of ''II'' establishing that fellow Dragoon Ricard Highwind has a young ''protégée'' named Kain, and the DS version of ''IV'' acknowledging this connection by having Kain mention his father Ricard, [[spoiler:who died fighting an evil empire]]. Notable is that ''Final Fantasy II'' and ''IV'' must take place a single generation after one another if these comments are to be interpreted as placing the games in the same continuity, which would mean the 200-year gap established in ''Settei Shiryou Hen'' is [[RetCon no longer canon]].
8th Sep '17 8:59:25 AM YellowYoshi398
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture:
** Fabul for ImperialChina.
** Eblan for Japan. See {{Wutai}} below for more details.


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* {{Wutai}}: Eblan fills this niche, being a nation of ''{{ninja}}''. The [[RetCon (now dubiously canon)]] guidebook ''Settei Shiryou Hen'', released alongside the SFC game in Japan, [[http://www.sceneryrecalled.com/trans/ff4comp.htm#Eblana gives further history on Eblan]] which is ripped straight from the pages of Japan's own history, describing how the nation [[FeudalJapan once consisted of multiple warrior factions]] and was deeply isolationist before being contacted by airships from Baron, analogous to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Ships Commodore Perry's Black Ships]].
** Fabul [[InterchangeableAsianCultures can be mistaken for this]], sharing the Oriental flair in addition to the fact that the [[DubInducedPlothole English SNES version]] [[DubNameChange changes the martial art practiced there]] to the decidedly Japanese ''{{karate}}''. However, Fabul is intended to resemble the ''{{wuxia}}'' stereotype of ImperialChina.
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