* 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 initially, only the PAL regions and Japan. This was not rectified for ''thirteen years'', until 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 [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers 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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