History Videogame / FinalFantasyIV

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.
4th Sep '17 10:20:08 AM HalcyonDayz
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** There's also the standout example of the Brachioraidos. At first glance, it's just a [[FixedEncounters fixed encounter]], like many other floors in the Lunar Ruins. The only real clue is that you have an NPC warn you about it before you fight it, something no other floor has. Even then, with the way that other Lunar Ruins NPCs behave, it's [[SchmuckBait easy to dismiss it as exaggeration.]]

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** There's also the standout example of the Brachioraidos. At first glance, it's just a [[FixedEncounters fixed encounter]], like many other floors in the Lunar Ruins. The only real clue is that you have an NPC warn you about it before you fight it, something no other floor has. Even then, with the way that other Lunar Ruins NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s behave, it's [[SchmuckBait easy to dismiss it as exaggeration.]]
30th Jun '17 8:04:03 AM MightyKombat
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* DubNameChange: As well as a few letter changes, some of which were because of playable character namespace issues.
** Gilbert[=/=][[SpellMyNameWithAnS Gilbart]] the bard was renamed "Edward". Good thing the ninja Edward Geraldine goes by "Edge."
** Golbeza was shortened to Golbez
** Cain = Kain (pronunciations are also different between regions with the Japanese pronouncing "Cain" much like the biblical "k-eye-n" and and the English version being said the same way as "Kane.")



* OneSteveLimit: Averted. First, you meet the SpoonyBard Edward Chris von Muir. Later, you meet the HighlyVisibleNinja Edward Geraldine. To make sure the player doesn't get confused with this, '''Ed'''ward '''Ge'''raldine goes by the alias Edge.
** Actually an unintended result of the translation. Edward was originally named Gilbert (with his [[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables red-haired love interest Anna]]), while Edge was still Edward "Edge".

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. First, you meet the SpoonyBard Edward Chris von Muir. Later, you meet the HighlyVisibleNinja Edward Geraldine. To make sure the player doesn't get confused with this, '''Ed'''ward '''Ge'''raldine goes by the alias Edge.
** Actually an unintended
Averted as a result of the translation. Edward was an English version rename mandated by namespace issues. The bard originally named called Gilbert (with his [[Literature/AnneOfGreenGables red-haired love interest Anna]]), while Anna]]) had his name changed to Edward...which was also the first name of the playable ninja Edge was still Edward "Edge".('''Ed'''ward '''Ge'''raldine.) Edge's name is unchanged but any confusion is nullified in the English version regardless.


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Name change aside, Edward's Japanese name "Gilbert" gets written that way in most materials...and spelt "Gilbart" in a few guidebooks as well.
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