History VideoGame / FinalFantasyXII

16th Mar '17 10:53:22 PM DrakeClawfang
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** Yiazmat appears to be based on the [[RecurringBoss recurring]] [[BonusBoss super boss]] Shinryu, or less obviously Bahamut:
*** Like Shinryu, it's a super boss, god-like holy dragon, guardian to a sacred blade(most probably the Recurring InfinityPlusOneSword Ragnarok, Shinryu often guards), and is probably the dragon which Omega Mark XII was designed to fight, as accepting the hunt for Shinryu unlocks the ability to fight Omega. And as it's known, Shinryu and Omega are classically connected to each other since their first apperance in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
*** On the other hand, Shinryu is described to have a crystalline body, while Yiazmat has skin that looks as if was made from silver or platinum, bringing it closer to Bahamut. Like Bahamut, in both TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons and Final Fantasy, Yiazmat is called the ruler of wyrms, and it's characteristic attack ''Cyclone'',is in terms of statistics near identical to the ''Terraflare'' attack used by the Undying in this game. Yiazmat having a freezing breath weapon, is also very similar to the Dungeons & Dragons version of Bahamut. It's also notable that Dark Bahamut was the guardian of the holy sword Ragnarok before Shinryu, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', were Ragnarok first appeared.

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** Yiazmat appears to be based on the [[RecurringBoss recurring]] [[BonusBoss super boss]] Shinryu, or less obviously Bahamut:
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Shinryu. Like Shinryu, it's a super boss, god-like holy dragon, its bestiary entry claims it's a guardian to of a sacred blade(most blade (most probably the Recurring InfinityPlusOneSword Ragnarok, which Shinryu often guards), and is probably the dragon which Omega Mark XII was designed to fight, as accepting the hunt for Shinryu unlocks the ability to fight Omega. And as it's known, Shinryu and Omega are classically connected to each other since their first apperance in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''.
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''. Additionally, Yiazmat is a pale white dragon, like the other hand, Shinryu is described to have a crystalline body, while Yiazmat has skin that looks as if was made from silver or platinum, bringing it closer to Bahamut. Like Bahamut, in both TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons and Final Fantasy, Yiazmat is called the ruler of wyrms, and it's characteristic attack ''Cyclone'',is in terms of statistics near identical to the ''Terraflare'' attack used by the Undying in this game. Yiazmat having a freezing breath weapon, is also very similar to the Dungeons & Dragons version of Bahamut. It's also notable that Dark Bahamut was the guardian of the holy sword Ragnarok before Shinryu, in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'', were Ragnarok first appeared.Shinryu.
9th Feb '17 1:38:32 PM morenohijazo
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* {{Technophobia}}: The Viera choose to remain in their forests sheltered from the outside world, thereby shunning technological advances that could harm nature.
9th Feb '17 10:59:28 AM morenohijazo
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* TreacherousCheckpoint: There are monsters that impersonate save crystals and attack the party if approached. Fortunately they turn into regular save crystals if defeated.
27th Dec '16 2:21:00 PM ADrago
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* [[LostForever Lost Forever Unless We Have Lots Of Time On Our Hands]]: The Zodiac Spear - see GuideDangIt above. Otherwise, rare Loot items can be acquired either easily from bosses and marks, or you can spend hours farming normal enemies. For example, the Orthros mark has Slime Oil to steal - miss it and you're stuck racing Rikken 90 times to get another one. And then there's Gilgamesh and all four pieces of Genji Equipment you can steal from him - no other enemy in the game can be stolen from more than once, or has the item you can steal from them change depending on their HP.
25th Dec '16 10:42:27 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Balthier.



* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting "Nightsoil" Past the Radar]]: The textures for the wolf enemies. They were... very, very realistically detailed. To the point that you could tell that the wolves were, in fact, females. And that the larger one used as a bounty was in heat.

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* [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Getting "Nightsoil" Past the Radar]]: GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The textures for the wolf enemies. They were... very, very realistically detailed. To the point that you could tell that the wolves were, in fact, females. And that the larger one used as a bounty was in heat.



* [[GodOfEvil Gods of Evil]]: Debatable. [[spoiler:Venat, the heretic is substantially more "evil" in action,]] but could also be considered a WellIntentionedExtremist. Also subverted in that the Occuria don't refer to themselves as "gods", whereas everybody else does. It's entirely possible that there's something(s) much bigger out there in the ''XII'' world than them.

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* [[GodOfEvil Gods of Evil]]: GodOfEvil: Debatable. [[spoiler:Venat, the heretic is substantially more "evil" in action,]] but could also be considered a WellIntentionedExtremist. Also subverted in that the Occuria don't refer to themselves as "gods", whereas everybody else does. It's entirely possible that there's something(s) much bigger out there in the ''XII'' world than them.
9th Dec '16 11:45:32 PM Chocoroll
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* ArcWords: "The reins of history back in the hands of man."
8th Dec '16 1:10:22 PM McJeff
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* FiveBadBand: Try ''Nine'' Bad Band, for TheEmpire:
** [[BigBad The Big Bad]]: Vayne
** [[TheManBehindTheMan The Being Behind The Man]]: Venat
** TheEvilGenius: Cid
** TheDragon[=/=]CoDragons: Judge Gabranth & Judge Zargabaath
** TheBrute: Judge Bergan
** TheDarkChick: Judge Drace
** TheStarscream: Judge Ghis
** SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Judge Zecht, [=AKA=] Reddas]]
5th Dec '16 12:07:49 AM karategal
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* DeconstructorFleet: The KidHero is a DecoyProtagonist), the {{Determinator}} is so focused on her goal that she almost causes a world war, the EvilGenius MadScientist is neither evil or mad, and the EvilTwin is just like his brother but reacted differently to the same events.

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* DeconstructorFleet: The KidHero is a DecoyProtagonist), DecoyProtagonist, the {{Determinator}} is so focused on her goal that she almost causes a world war, the EvilGenius MadScientist is neither evil or mad, and the EvilTwin is just like his brother but reacted differently to the same events.



** You get your first hunt assigned to you during the progression of the story, but if you forget to go back to Tomaj for your reward until after a number of other plot events - such as after you've gotten back from Nalbina - he'll complain about how long you took and say that he already heard about your success from someone else. He'll still give you your reward, of course.

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** You get your first hunt assigned to you during the progression of the story, but if you forget to go back to Tomaj for your reward until after a number of other plot events - -- such as after you've gotten back from Nalbina - -- he'll complain about how long you took and say that he already heard about your success from someone else. He'll still give you your reward, of course.



* MarathonBoss: Omega Mk.XII (an hour), Hell Wyrm (hour and a half) & Yiazmat (''twelve'' hours, which nabs the page's picture) are all offenders here. Zodiark can turn into this if you're not careful.

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* MarathonBoss: Omega Mk.XII (an hour), Hell Wyrm (hour and a half) & half), and Yiazmat (''twelve'' hours, which nabs the page's picture) are all offenders here. Zodiark can turn into this if you're not careful.



* {{Realpolitik}}: Pretty much the core theme of the game. The Archadean Empire is not on a war of conquest for glory or power, [[spoiler:at least not ''only'' for those things, but because it is surrounded by nations who are the puppets of the Occuria. The twisted scheme to force a total surrender on Rabanastre - they couldn't comb the city for nethicite otherwise. Their quest for nethicite, again not for selfish reasons - nethicite is the tool used by the Occuria to manipulate humanity, and the only means Archades can fight back. Vayne is actually ''completely honest'' about accepting Rabanastre's hatred of him - he ''knows'' he's temporarily reduced them to slaves in his quest to free the world from the Occuria, and accepts that he'll be remembered as a monster for it. Anything as long as the Occuria are defeated, because that's the only way his nation will be safe.]] The numberless people who suffer and die due to this are regrettable but disposable.

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* {{Realpolitik}}: Pretty much the core theme of the game. The Archadean Empire is not on a war of conquest for glory or power, [[spoiler:at least not ''only'' for those things, but because it is surrounded by nations who are the puppets of the Occuria. The twisted scheme to force a total surrender on Rabanastre - -- they couldn't comb the city for nethicite otherwise. Their quest for nethicite, again not for selfish reasons - -- nethicite is the tool used by the Occuria to manipulate humanity, and the only means Archades can fight back. Vayne is actually ''completely honest'' about accepting Rabanastre's hatred of him - he ''knows'' he's temporarily reduced them to slaves in his quest to free the world from the Occuria, and accepts that he'll be remembered as a monster for it. Anything as long as the Occuria are defeated, because that's the only way his nation will be safe.]] The numberless people who suffer and die due to this are regrettable but disposable.



** It was implied in an earlier game that Gilgamesh's "death" in FFV really just sent him careening through time and space, sticking his nose into every game along the way and borrowing trophies.

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** It was implied in an earlier game that Gilgamesh's "death" in FFV ''FFV'' really just sent him careening through time and space, sticking his nose into every game along the way and borrowing trophies.
11th Nov '16 6:02:33 PM REV6Pilot
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* SoundtrackDissonance: Fighting on the field in Ozmone Plain, Cerobi Steppe, Paramina Rift, and the Great Crystal. Also, hunting Marks in these areas (music does not change when fighting Marks (except for [[spoiler: when luring out Ba'gamnan and encountering Gilgamesh]]), such as Trickster in Paramina Rift, where you fight a particularly tough BonusBoss with a calm movie score-like song playing.

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* SoundtrackDissonance: SoundtrackDissonance:
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Fighting on the field in Ozmone Plain, Cerobi Steppe, Paramina Rift, and the Great Crystal. Also, hunting Marks in these areas (music does not change when fighting Marks (except for [[spoiler: when luring out Ba'gamnan and encountering Gilgamesh]]), Gilgamesh, both of whom are considered bosses]]), such as Trickster in Paramina Rift, where you fight a particularly tough BonusBoss with a calm movie score-like song playing.
7th Nov '16 3:01:00 PM dvorak
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* OffModel: Moogles look vastly different in this game (kind of like anthropomorphosized tabby cats with wings), as opposed to every other game in the series (pure white creatures with {{Eyeless Face}}s, a huge nose, bat wings, and a pompom antenna).



* OurLichesAreDifferent: Zombie mages are described in the bestiary as mages who wanted to live forever, but settled for undeath.



* RevenantZombie: Zombie mages are described in the bestiary as mages who wanted to live forever, but settled for undeath.
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