History YMMV / FinalFantasyX

21st Apr '18 8:42:53 AM fearlessnikki
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* AngstWhatAngst: Tidus is surprisingly friendly and good natured for a teenager who was emotionally abused as a kid, lost his mother (by [[spoiler: implied suicide]]), had his town destroyed by Sin and got transported to another world with no way back. It gets even more surprising near the climax [[spoiler:when he learns that he is not real and states that he is happy nevertheless. He does show angst at some moments but he remains in a good mood.]]

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Tidus is surprisingly friendly and good natured for a teenager who was emotionally abused as a kid, lost his mother (by [[spoiler: implied suicide]]), had his town destroyed by Sin and got transported to another world with no way back. It gets even more surprising near the climax [[spoiler:when he learns that he is not real and states that he is happy nevertheless. He does show angst at some moments but he remains in a good mood.]]



** The Magus Sisters have a lot of haters for the fact that you can't actually control their commands. You can suggest what they'll do but Cindy especially is prone to taking a break and missing a turn if she's tired. But as they can break the damage limit - particularly Mindy's Passado attack (which ''isn't'' an Overdrive and she uses it quite often) - they are also quite useful. Some people also find them fun to play as due to the unpredictability.
* BestBossEver:
** Even though [[spoiler: Yunalesca]] is ThatOneBoss for many, the entire fight is so thrilling for a lot of players. Especially that she goes OneWingedAngel twice, and it's set to the epic "Challenge". The scene that precedes the fight also has Yuna's brilliant ScrewDestiny speech.
** Fighting Evrae in the skies above Bevelle. The fight takes place from the deck of the Fahrenheit, you have the option to move out of range of its Poison Breath - and Cid can help you by firing missiles at it.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Anima is the favourite of the Aeons, precisely because of EvilIsCool[[note]]She first appears as an antagonist because she's Seymour's Aeon, but then she gets to be yours[[/note]], her Fayth's tragic backstory and the fact that she's just as powerful [[MyRulesAreNotYourRules when you get her as she was when you fought her]].



* {{Fanon}}: Some fans claim that Rikku says the Al Bhed perform their own version of the Sending by dancing. No such dialogue exists in the game, and there are no supplementary materials to back this up.



* GeniusBonus: All of the Yevonite symbols seen throughout the game are not just random decoration, but are actual words [[http://www.squidoo.com/final-fantasy-x-symbols-glyphs that can be translated.]]

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* GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus:
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All of the Yevonite symbols seen throughout the game are not just random decoration, but are actual words [[http://www.squidoo.com/final-fantasy-x-symbols-glyphs that can be translated.]]]]
** Each of the Magus Sisters has a special attack that is named after a military maneuver. Cindy's Camisade is a sneak raid performed while the enemy is asleep. Sandy's Razzia comes from Arabic, which also means raid. Mindy's Passado is a fencing move - a forward lunge with a rapier or epee.



** Lulu is pretty mean and cold to everyone when the game starts. But then you discover that the Chappu everyone keeps talking about was her fiance, and he volunteered to fight with the Crusaders (and was then killed). Additionally she's been a Guardian twice. Although the second simply gave up his pilgrimage, the first died under Lulu's care. Doing the math puts Lulu as being only a teenager when this happened. She defrosts relatively early, and the Woobie part comes to the forefront.



** Tidus' infamous forced laugh.
*** It later became an AscendedMeme in ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy''. [[https://youtu.be/e3hWpbCQ5VQ?t=24s See this scene]].

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** Tidus' infamous forced laugh.
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laugh. It later became an AscendedMeme in ''VideoGame/WorldOfFinalFantasy''. [[https://youtu.be/e3hWpbCQ5VQ?t=24s See this scene]].



** Rikku saying "let's see what this does" when using one of her Mixes.



** When Tidus finds out that Yuna will die fighting Sin. His scream makes it sound like he stubbed his toe.
*** Tidus' further reaction to said news, slamming his hand on the ground and curling up. It becomes hilarious when the rest of the group walks past him in slow-motion.
*** Rikku's VerbalTic also severely dampens the impact of her WhamLine right before that.

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** When Tidus finds out that Yuna will die fighting Sin. His scream makes it sound like he stubbed his toe.
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toe. Tidus' further reaction to said news, slamming his hand on the ground and curling up. It becomes hilarious when the rest of the group walks past him in slow-motion.
*** ** Rikku's VerbalTic also severely dampens the impact of her WhamLine right before that.
17th Apr '18 7:34:17 AM DrakeClawfang
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* {{Squick}}: The entire Seymour x Yuna subplot is full of uncomfortable subtext of stalking, obsession, and molestation, especially when you keep in mind that the attraction is entirely one-sided and non-consensual on Yuna's part. A famous interpretation of the BigDamnKiss scene between Tidus and Yuna at the Moonflow is that it's GRatedSex. So draw your own conclusions about what can be read into Seymour making Yuna marry him and forcibly kissing her while he makes the party (including Tidus) watch.
1st Apr '18 12:32:24 AM Millenia
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* CaptainObviousReveal: Lampshaded. Tidus is not surprised at all when learening of Auron's nature.

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* CaptainObviousReveal: Lampshaded. Tidus is not surprised at all when learening learning of Auron's nature.
1st Apr '18 12:32:05 AM Millenia
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** Some ''very'' vocal gamers tend to dislike the HD Remaster soundtrack, while others think it's a lot better than the original. It doesn't help that said original soundtrack is officially one of the best-selling of all time. You will be hard pressed to find a concensus among the players on which OST is better, since the quality of the remastered songs vary greatly, with some sounding better for ones and worse for the others. It really depends on the track. Not helping matters is the fact that the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 and UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita versions have the remastered tracks as the ''only'' option, and while the UsefulNotes/Playstation4 version added the original soundtrack as an additional option, the former two not having it may still cause some sore spots.

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** Some ''very'' vocal gamers tend to dislike the HD Remaster soundtrack, while others think it's a lot better than the original. It doesn't help that said original soundtrack is officially one of the best-selling of all time. You will be hard pressed to find a concensus consensus among the players on which OST is better, since the quality of the remastered songs vary greatly, with some sounding better for ones and worse for the others. It really depends on the track. Not helping matters is the fact that the UsefulNotes/Playstation3 and UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita versions have the remastered tracks as the ''only'' option, and while the UsefulNotes/Playstation4 version added the original soundtrack as an additional option, the former two not having it may still cause some sore spots.
29th Mar '18 10:55:57 AM KingLyger
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** The fight against [[spoiler:Seymour Omnis]] is disproportionately easy compared to what came before. To put it in perspective, you just got done fighting a four-part SequentialBoss where the final part alone had 140,000 HP, almost 300,000 for all its parts total. And the ClimaxBoss before that was a three-part SequentialBoss with a combined total of 132,000 HP. [[spoiler:Seymour Omnis]] though has only one stage with 80,000 HP. For his offensive he'll just spam elemental magic every turn while telegraphing what element he'll use, so the basic "Nul <Element>" spells that Yuna can cast every turn for a measly 2 MP will nullify his ability to harm you. Beyond that the only thing he has to hurt you is Ultima, which he gives you a turn's warning to prepare for. To make him even easier, the area immediately before the battle with him has an armor piece for Yuna that absorbs three elements, and an empty slot to customize something to weaken the fourth too. The result is your White Mage is NighInvulnerable for most of the fight as she protects the rest of the party from the boss's predictable attack pattern.
** So you've finally defeated [[spoiler:Jecht]] in a boss battle that was both emotional for the party and epic for the player. Now it's time to face [[spoiler:Yu Yevon, TheManBehindTheMan and true BigBad, who turned Jecht into Sin in the first place and dragged Spira into an endless death cycle for centuries]]. The boss is vulnerable to most status ailments, including Doom (gives him only three turns to live), Zombie Strike (causes his Curaga counter to damage him), and Slow and Delay (keeps him from ever getting a turn). For his offense, he has only has two damaging attacks, one of which is Gravity-based and thus it can't actually kill you, just weaken you. And to add insult to injury, the party has permanent Auto-Life status and cannot ever die without being Petrified, which the boss has no way to inflict. This fight is infamous in the ''Final Fantasy'' community for being laughably easy, and has even led to speculation that its ease was a programming error and the final boss was ''supposed'' to be some sort of PuzzleBoss that wasn't scripted properly.

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** The fight against [[spoiler:Seymour Omnis]] is disproportionately easy compared to what came before. To put it in perspective, you just got done fighting a four-part SequentialBoss where the final part alone had 140,000 HP, almost 300,000 for all its parts total. And the ClimaxBoss before that was a three-part SequentialBoss with a combined total of 132,000 HP. [[spoiler:Seymour Omnis]] though has only one stage with 80,000 HP. For his offensive he'll just spam elemental magic every turn while telegraphing what element he'll use, so the basic "Nul <Element>" spells that Yuna can cast every turn for a measly 2 MP will nullify his ability to harm you. Beyond that the only thing he has to hurt you is Ultima, which he gives you a turn's warning to prepare for. To make him even easier, the area immediately before the battle with him has an armor piece for Yuna that absorbs three elements, and an empty slot to customize something to weaken the fourth too. The result is your White Mage is NighInvulnerable for most of the fight as she protects the rest of the party from the boss's predictable attack pattern.
pattern. Plus, if you've found the Celestial Weapons or use a strong-enough Overdrive, you can end the fight as early as the first turn.
** So you've finally defeated [[spoiler:Jecht]] the ClimaxBoss in TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon in a boss battle that was both emotional for the party and epic for the player. Now it's time to face [[spoiler:Yu Yevon, TheManBehindTheMan and true BigBad, who turned Jecht into Sin in the first place and dragged Spira into an endless death cycle for centuries]]. The boss is vulnerable to most status ailments, including Doom (gives him only three turns to live), Zombie Strike (causes his Curaga counter to damage him), and Slow and Delay (keeps him from ever getting a turn). For his offense, he has only has two damaging attacks, one of which is Gravity-based and thus it can't actually kill you, just weaken you. And to add insult to injury, the party has permanent Auto-Life status and cannot ever die without being Petrified, which the boss has no way to inflict. status, bringing them back even if he does get in a fatal hit. This fight is infamous in the ''Final Fantasy'' community for being laughably easy, and has even led to speculation that its ease was a programming error and the final boss was ''supposed'' to be some sort of PuzzleBoss that wasn't scripted properly.properly, or a PostFinalBoss that wasn't properly built up enough. The only way to lose is by intentionally Petrifying your own characters, but [[UnwinnableByInsanity you'd have to be trying to do that]].
27th Mar '18 10:55:25 AM NubianSatyress
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** Spend five minutes on a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' forum and you will quickly discover that Tidus is one of the most polarizing main protagonists in the franchise's history. The commonly cited reasons include: JamesArnoldTaylor's whiny voice, his daddy issues, his FishOutOfWater characterization that comes across as rather self-centered, and the ridiculousness of his design in general. However, fans of the character either don't mind the voice or like the contrast between early and late Tidus, find his anger at Jecht both understandable and relatable, and feel that he grows and matures as the story goes on. His romance with Yuna is often considered either one of the best in the series or one of the worst; Yuna is far more universally beloved[[note]]With even her voice actress acknowledging the positive impact the romance subplot had.[[/note]], so detractors usually put the blame squarely on Tidus. Finally, Tidus's HeroicSacrifice and (possible) resurrection is either the final nail in the coffin or a [[EarnYourHappyEnding well-deserved ending for players who like the character]]. There is also the fact Tidus has been noted to have surprising CharacterDevelopment, getting over his hatred over his father in the game, and honoring him in the cdrama by wearing his bandana. Despite some questionable actions Yuna makes in said CD drama, Tidus decides to keep his promise when rather than becoming angered or annoyed by her.

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** Spend five minutes on a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' forum and you will quickly discover that Tidus is one of the most polarizing main protagonists in the franchise's history. The commonly cited reasons include: JamesArnoldTaylor's whiny voice, his daddy issues, his FishOutOfWater HotBlooded characterization that comes across as rather self-centered, and the ridiculousness of his design in general. However, fans of the character either don't mind the voice or like the contrast between early and late Tidus, find his anger at Jecht both understandable and relatable, and feel that he grows and matures as the story goes on. His romance with Yuna is often considered either one of the best in the series or one of the worst; Yuna is far more universally beloved[[note]]With even her voice actress acknowledging the positive impact the romance subplot had.[[/note]], so detractors usually put the blame squarely on Tidus. Finally, Tidus's HeroicSacrifice and (possible) resurrection is either the final nail in the coffin or a [[EarnYourHappyEnding well-deserved ending for players who like the character]]. There is also the fact Tidus has also been noted to have surprising CharacterDevelopment, getting over his hatred over his father in the game, and honoring him in the cdrama CD Drama by wearing his bandana. Despite some questionable actions Yuna makes in said CD drama, Drama, Tidus decides to keep his promise when rather than becoming angered or annoyed still sticks by her.her, no matter what.
26th Mar '18 8:36:14 PM NubianSatyress
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26th Mar '18 8:34:54 PM NubianSatyress
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Jecht's abuse toward Tidus is criticized throughout the game, and it's clear Tidus hates his father for how he treated Tidus as a kid. However, Tidus is characterized as being immature, whiny and selfish (by his own admittance and through WordOfGod). Plus, look at Tidus now -- aside from his hatred of Jecht, he's a socially well-adjusted young sports star who is loved by Zanarkand's people and is implied to be rather successful with women. It's also implied, and outright stated in ''Dissidia Final Fantasy'', that Tidus grew up like this not in spite of, but ''because'' of Jecht's treatment; he followed in his father's footsteps as a great blitzball player precisely because he wanted to prove Jecht's criticisms wrong. And on that "hates his father" front, a major part of Tidus' character growth is coming to terms with how Jecht treated him and seeing it as [[ToughLove a form of love he otherwise didn't properly know how to express]]. A player could interpret the game as saying ''Jecht was right for being an abusive parent'', because Tidus was a problem child, Jecht's treatment of him resulted in him growing up to be a fine young man, and Tidus should just get over it because he meant well.

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%% * StrawmanHasAPoint: Jecht's abuse toward Tidus is criticized throughout the game, and it's clear Tidus hates his father for how he treated Tidus as a kid. However, Tidus is characterized as being immature, whiny and selfish (by his own admittance and through WordOfGod). Plus, look at Tidus now -- aside from his hatred of Jecht, he's a socially well-adjusted young sports star who is loved by Zanarkand's people and is implied to be rather successful with women. It's also implied, and outright stated in ''Dissidia Final Fantasy'', that Tidus grew up like this not in spite of, but ''because'' of Jecht's treatment; he followed in his father's footsteps as a great blitzball player precisely because he wanted to prove Jecht's criticisms wrong. And on that "hates his father" front, a major part of Tidus' character growth is coming to terms with how Jecht treated him and seeing it as [[ToughLove a form of love he otherwise didn't properly know how to express]]. A player could interpret the game as saying ''Jecht was right for being an abusive parent'', because Tidus was a problem child, Jecht's treatment of him resulted in him growing up to be a fine young man, and Tidus should just get over it because he meant well.
26th Mar '18 5:20:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Jecht's abuse toward Tidus is criticized throughout the game, and it's clear Tidus hates his father for how he treated Tidus as a kid. However, Tidus is characterized as being immature, whiny and selfish (by his own admittance and through WordOfGod). Plus, look at Tidus now -- aside from his hatred of Jecht, he's a socially well-adjusted young sports star who is loved by Zanarkand's people and is implied to be rather successful with women. It's also implied, and outright stated in ''Dissidia Final Fantasy'', that Tidus grew up like this not in spite of, but ''because'' of Jecht's treatment; he followed in his father's footsteps as a great blitzball player precisely because he wanted to prove Jecht's criticisms wrong. And on that "hates his father" front, a major part of Tidus' character growth is coming to terms with how Jecht treated him and seeing it as [[ToughLove a form of love he otherwise didn't properly know how to express]]. A player could interpret the game as saying ''Jecht was right for being an abusive parent'', because Tidus was a problem child, Jecht's treatment of him resulted in him growing up to be a fine young man, and Tidus should just get over it because he meant well.


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* StrawmanHasAPoint: Jecht's abuse toward Tidus is criticized throughout the game, and it's clear Tidus hates his father for how he treated Tidus as a kid. However, Tidus is characterized as being immature, whiny and selfish (by his own admittance and through WordOfGod). Plus, look at Tidus now -- aside from his hatred of Jecht, he's a socially well-adjusted young sports star who is loved by Zanarkand's people and is implied to be rather successful with women. It's also implied, and outright stated in ''Dissidia Final Fantasy'', that Tidus grew up like this not in spite of, but ''because'' of Jecht's treatment; he followed in his father's footsteps as a great blitzball player precisely because he wanted to prove Jecht's criticisms wrong. And on that "hates his father" front, a major part of Tidus' character growth is coming to terms with how Jecht treated him and seeing it as [[ToughLove a form of love he otherwise didn't properly know how to express]]. A player could interpret the game as saying ''Jecht was right for being an abusive parent'', because Tidus was a problem child, Jecht's treatment of him resulted in him growing up to be a fine young man, and Tidus should just get over it because he meant well.
23rd Mar '18 5:50:04 PM boatman8
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** Spend five minutes on a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' forum and you will quickly discover that Tidus is one of the most polarizing main protagonists in the franchise's history. The commonly cited reasons include: His whiny voice, his daddy issues, his IdiotHero characterization that comes across as rather self-centered, and the ridiculousness of his design in general. However, fans of the character either don't mind the voice or like the contrast between early and late Tidus, find his anger at Jecht both understandable and relatable, and feel that he grows and matures as the story goes on. His romance with Yuna is often considered either one of the best in the series or one of the worst; Yuna is far more universally beloved[[note]]With even her voice actress acknowledging the positive impact the romance subplot had.[[/note]], so detractors usually put the blame squarely on Tidus. Finally, Tidus's HeroicSacrifice and (possible) resurrection is either the final nail in the coffin or a [[EarnYourHappyEnding well-deserved ending for players who like the character]]. There is also the fact Tidus has been noted to have surprising CharacterDevelopment, getting over his hatred over his father in the game, and honoring him in the cdrama by wearing his bandana. Despite some questionable actions Yuna makes in said CD drama, Tidus decides to keep his promise when rather than becoming angered or annoyed by her.

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** Spend five minutes on a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' forum and you will quickly discover that Tidus is one of the most polarizing main protagonists in the franchise's history. The commonly cited reasons include: His JamesArnoldTaylor's whiny voice, his daddy issues, his IdiotHero FishOutOfWater characterization that comes across as rather self-centered, and the ridiculousness of his design in general. However, fans of the character either don't mind the voice or like the contrast between early and late Tidus, find his anger at Jecht both understandable and relatable, and feel that he grows and matures as the story goes on. His romance with Yuna is often considered either one of the best in the series or one of the worst; Yuna is far more universally beloved[[note]]With even her voice actress acknowledging the positive impact the romance subplot had.[[/note]], so detractors usually put the blame squarely on Tidus. Finally, Tidus's HeroicSacrifice and (possible) resurrection is either the final nail in the coffin or a [[EarnYourHappyEnding well-deserved ending for players who like the character]]. There is also the fact Tidus has been noted to have surprising CharacterDevelopment, getting over his hatred over his father in the game, and honoring him in the cdrama by wearing his bandana. Despite some questionable actions Yuna makes in said CD drama, Tidus decides to keep his promise when rather than becoming angered or annoyed by her.
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