* This game is the TropeNamer for:
** EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: And, by extension, its {{Snowclone|s}} HisNameReallyIsBarkeep
** ThisIsMyStory
** ''[[Administrivia/RenamedTropes Former]]'' Trope Namer for MaechenPeriod, now ExpositionBreak
* Each character's standard progression in the Sphere Grid is reminiscent of at least one Job Class from previous ''FinalFantasy'' games. Tidus is a Fighter-Time Mage combination, Yuna is a typical White Mage[=/=]Summoner, Lulu is a pure Black Mage, Wakka is an odd take on an Archer-Green Mage[[note]]given his status-inducing attacks[[/note]] fusion, Auron is a ''[[FinalFantasyTactics FFT]]''-style Knight, Kimahri is a cross between a Dragoon, a Blue Mage and a Red Mage, and Rikku is a wonderful blend between a Thief and a Chemist.
* BeamMeUpScotty: The infamous NPC kid in Kilika says, "I'm gonna be a blitzball when I grow up!" It is very frequently misquoted as "I '''want to''' be a blitzball when I grow up!"
* NoExportForYou:
** The US didn't get the International version, only the PAL regions and Japan.
** Averted with the HD release, which has the International version's content.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Tidus and Yuna's Japanese voice actors, Masakazu Morita and Mayuko Aoki, previously did the motion capture for Zell and Rinoa in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII''. Mayuko Aoki also mocapped Edea and Garnet, and voiced Selphie for ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[JohnDimaggio Wakka and Kimahri]] are [[{{Futurama}} Bender]]
** [[Creator/TaraStrong Rikku]] is [[{{PowerpuffGirls}} Bubbles]] and [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Twilight Sparkle]]!
** [[Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor Tidus]] is [[RatchetAndClank Ratchet]] and [[StarWarsTheCloneWars Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon]]!
** [[Creator/QuintonFlynn Isaaru]] [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty managed to avoid drowning]]! And he's [[KingdomHearts Axel]].
** Japanese Auron is [[Creator/HideoIshikawa Modern]] [[GetterRobo Ryoma]]! And [[Creator/RioNatsuki Lulu]] is [[TheFairlyOddParents Wanda]].
** [[Creator/GreggBerger Jecht]] is [[TransformersGeneration1 Grimlock]]!
*** And he's [[MetalGearSolid3 covered]] [[TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND in]] [[MemeticMutation BEEEEEEEEEEES!!!]]
*** [[TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland And a pirate he was meant to be.]]
** TomKenny is Bobba, one of the blitzball announcers who makes fun of the Aurochs. Oddly, it's not the only time he'd voice an [[IGPXImmortalGrandPrix announcer who disliked the main characters]].
** O'aka is [[Series/TheATeam Captain H.M. "Howlin' Mad" Murdock]]. The same voice actor is Maechen - presumably, he learned history while he was hiding out from the government. He also [[StarTrekTheNextGeneration tamed that stutter]] while [[FatManAndLittleBoy working on the A-bomb.]]
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Gippal and Baralai are voiced by brothers Rick Gomez and Josh Gomez.
* LoveItOrHateIt: Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor has said about his Tidus voice that [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0852517/board/nest/53051851?d=120311687&p=5#120311687 he was presented to him as an angst-ridden, somewhat spoiled teenager who never had to do much but enjoy the cheers from the fans until he's thrown into a whole different world which changes him]]. This is why his narrator voice is more controlled. Naturally, Shuyin sounds more grizzled on account of fighting (and dying -- messily) in the Machina War.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tidus was originally supposed to be revealed as an unsent. However, Nomura saw [[TheSixthSense a movie with a similar premise]], and decided to swap Tidus' reveal with [[spoiler:Auron]].
** In the original draft, Tidus was going to be a plumber(!) who was also a member of a [[JapaneseDelinquents Japanese-style gang]].
** [[http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/4/42/FFX-Yuna_sendingConcept.jpg The original concept of Yuna ]] features her without her iconic kimono.
** Apparently, there were supposed to be portraits of Yu Yevon (presumably in his [[spoiler:non-parasitic form]]) displayed in public places in the original draft, but they were cut in the final version.
* WordOfGod: Hints in an Ultimania interview that ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' is the DistantFuture of the game's ''[[TheVerse world]]'', but likely on another ''planet''.
* Characters that appear in the TropePantheon
** [[Pantheon/{{Narrative}} Tidus]]
** [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} Yuna]]
** [[Pantheon/PersonalAppearance Lulu]]
** [[Pantheon/{{Theater}} Auron]]
** [[Pantheon/{{Love}} Jecht]]
** [[Pantheon/{{Faith}} Seymour Guado]]

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