"Yeah, Final Fantasy IX called, they want their unexpected final boss back."
"Gwee hee hee... You're up the creek without a paddle! And I'm not gonna let you through! ... does that make me a bad octopus?"
— Ultros on his motivations for harassing the heroes, Final Fantasy VI Advance
"How come no one told me about this thing?"
"Because we didn't know about it! Now keep firing!"
— Two of your comrades, Razing Storm
"That was a pointless encounter with a pointless person."
— Marisa Kirisame, Perfect Cherry Blossom
Cloud: (as the room goes dark and begins to shake) Sephiroth?!
Sephiroth: Ha ha ha... it is not me.
— Final Fantasy VII, just before the party is attacked by a Red Dragon out of nowhere.
"N-Nine thousand?! Why does this thing even exist?!?!"
— Hero Prinny's reaction to the Chefbot-9000, Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?
"Its appearance in the game is somewhat of a mystery, as it arrives unexpectedly at the very end of the game and its character is never fully explained."