Foe Yay: Dissidia: Final Fantasy
Let's be honest. The Final Fantasy
series always had a thing for making the protagonist's and antagonist's relationship feel... rather personal.
Therefore, when you put together the ten main heroes and ten main antagonist of ten
games... well, THIS happens! Awkwardness and creepiness ahoy!
And now, some of the more notorious examples are illustrated in this picture!
Cloud of Darkness
- Ultimecia's "failed" Pre-Mortem One-Liner to Squall:
Ultimecia: "Shall we dance?"
- Let's not forget Ultimecia's response to Squall's breaking through her barrage in their pre-duel cutscene:
Ultimecia: "So you would rather die hard."
- Not to mention Ulty blatantly stroking his face. Sure, she had just went all ZA WARUDO! on him and was attempting to deliver a deathblow right afterward, but the fact that such an intimate gesture was the last thing she does before trying to off him...
- And speaking of these two, it's probably unintentional but worth noting that the end-credits montage, which features the Heroes' cutscenes from Destiny Odyssey, has Squall and Ultimecia's scene set to a snippet of "Eyes On Me," their game's love theme.
- Things get (if possible) even more unusual when Squall, the group's Team Mom, has to fight Warrior of Light, Team Dad in general. Look at it carefully and you might see a resemblance to a couple talking about how they should treat their children.
- Even more apparent in 012, where Squall's intro to Bartz is "Would you stop fidgeting?" and sounds more like a mother preparing her kid for a flu shot than a combatant.
- If you squint, Cloud of Darkness' Encounter quote for him. A challenge, or something more? Both, maybe?
Cloud of Darkness: "Gun me down, if you can."
- Lightning's intro quote is very, interesting. This is especially the case with her rather assertive attitude and rather commanding voice.
- Kefka's obsession with Terra is also utterly creepy. Of course, given that he's a Monster Clown, that's the point, but still, check the lines:
Kefka: "Time to come home to papa!"
Kefka: "Hello, my pretty!"
- And while this line may be an somewhat incorrect translation, or just easy to misinterpret, Kefka's pre-battle one liner to Firion speaks a lot:
Kefka: "Ooh... aren't you hot!"
- It's a bit of both. The line in Japanese roughly translates to "You must be sweltering," referring to the amount of gear Firion carries.
- ... doesn't that imply that Kefka thinks he should take off his gear?
- You would think so...
- And don't even asks where it goes if you have Kefka fighting himself...
- Dissidia 012 ramps up the Foe Yay between him and Terra to the point it rivals Cloud and Sephiroth. His comments about her sound like as an abusive parent at best and an abusive lover at worst. When she resists his control he tortures her into submission with the line "Sorry babe, I only hurt you because you make me!" When she escapes he remarks "she always comes running straight back into my arms," and he has pet names for her, including "sweetcakes" and "dame."
- Then, less perverted but no less disturbing, is this gem.
Kefka: "You better straighten up missy, or I'll hafta teach you a lesson!"
- And of course, the rather feminine-looking Kuja's obsession with Zidane also deserves mention. Not only does he have four encounter lines for him, but Ultimecia makes it all even creepier.
Ultimecia: "By now, Kuja should be having his way with Zidane and Bartz."
- And then — more Ho Yay than Foe Yay, but still in a battle — there's his encounter line for The Emperor:
Kuja: "You think you can dominate me?"
- Not that they're actually foes except in the sense that they can fight each other, but Terra will deliver this line to Chivalrous Pervert Zidane before a fight:
Terra: "What do you intend to steal from me?"
- While Zidane isn't interested in hitting on the one actual female on the Chaos side, Ultimecia doesn't hesitate to deliver an interesting encounter line to him.
Ultimecia: "I wonder if you can dance with me."
- There's even a bit of Foe Yay between Chaos and Cosmos. Well, apparently they were lovers.
"Kneel before me if you seek comfort."
- In Dissidia 012's official quests, Cecil remembers Kain since the 12th cycle was his first and thus he entered with no memories or home. It's later commented that he doesn't remember much else about home, not even Golbez (until the 13th cycle). So, Cecil awakens with no memories, and what's one of the first things he recalls? Not his wife, not his son, not his brother, but Kain. Hmmm...