The games all take place in the same galaxy
Every game is a sequel
Gilgamesh was the reason behind every "crossover"
The Espers (or Phantom Beasts) in Final Fantasy VI are the same entities as the summons from nearly every other Final Fantasy game, and FFVI is their origin story.Rather than dying at the end, they are reborn in the Esper World, able to live as magical creatures without messing up their original homeworld. Over centuries, they learn to extend their perceptions into other worlds and increase their powers until they become almost godlike; they devote themselves to aiding those who fight evil in those other worlds, offering their powers as Summoned Beasts to heroes. (Why do the summons work differently in different games? Different rules of magic in each world limit their ability to manifest.)
Bahamut is the Zenith Dragon/Divine Dragon and Shinryuu/Lord Dragon is the Grand Dragon.The Square-Enix fusion fused the Crossover Cosmology as well. Zenith Bahamut has tried setting up up a society from time to time in different worlds; dragons, Eidolons, Zenithians, etc. He's a tad xenophobic, but ultimately a good guy. Lord Grand Dragon mostly tests heroes in the Bonus Dungeon, but he did help Cid of the Lufaine in Dissidia: Final Fantasy.
All Final Fantasy games take place on the same world, at different times.Same races, similar magic This is easy enough to support, since any landmass-shifting can be explained by the various catastrophes that befall the world each and every game. To be honest, this can also explain why nobody remembers the events of other games, since they either descended into myth or the Götterdämmerung smashed humanity to bedrock (Meteor/Holy in FF 7 being the best example i can think of) Notably, in FFX-2, one character theorizes about using the planet's soul energy for power... which was the theme of the first half of FF 7. Different methods of using magic are cause either by evolving traditons and refinement, or from previous knowledge being lost the same way knowledge of the other games is.
Chaos is fighting in Dissidia to protect the twelfth incarnation of the world in Dissidia and Cosmos wants to destroy it so she can create the thirteenth incarnationCosmos is in fact the creator goddess in the fictional mythology of Final Fantasy XIII, while Chaos is very much the god of the first twelve worlds. The crystals are key because they are required to create the thirteenth world, but this can only happen by destroying the previous one, being Ivalice of Final Fantasy XII.
All Final Fantasy games take place in the same universe, but on different worlds.A statement by series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi confirms that the descendants of Shinra from Final Fantasy X-2 eventually developed space travel, left Spira, and colonized Gaia, the world of Final Fantasy VII, becoming the ancestors of the humans who supplanted the Cetra. Big Bad are reincarnated in different forms, and the heroes never discover the time gate, instead destroying the latest incarnation of the Temple of Chaos and unwittingly dooming their continuity. This, naturally, puts The Final Fantasy at the very end of the series. And turns the rest of the series into a Shoot the Shaggy Dog story.
Cid Highwind is a descendant of FFIV's Kain.Let us count the similarities: blonde hair, uses polearms, last name Highwind... at the end of FFIV, Cecil and Rosa live happily ever, while Kain and Rydia strike out on their own... or do they? Add in the fact that they have a space-travel-capable ship, and it's entirely possible that they got together and emigrated to a new world, hoping to start a new life (and a family) there.
Gilgamesh is the true master behind everything that's taken place in the entire series.That's why he isn't in Dissidia: he's busy pulling the strings of all the characters behind the scenes.
Final Fantasy - universe was originally created without any magic and the majority of people didn't have magical powers before Final Fantasy sevenFF world didn't have the magic to begin with, but its creator held all the magic within himself/herself. He/She created powerful, magic-wielding avatars called Espers that were able to teach magic to certain men or women who had the "magic gene" and needed it to save the world. Ability to wield magic was bestowed upon few, selected people. However, between Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy VII'', something went wrong. People who had the "magic gene" married each other, maybe even formed societies, and the gene spread like a cancer, becoming essential part of the people's DNA. This allowed anyone to train themselves as mages/summoners/etc if they wanted to do so.
Kupo is a swear word.All the moogles are really foul-mouthed and know they can get away with Cluster F-Bombing everyone they meet because it sounds cute to them. When all the Hum(ans)e, Bangaa, Veira, Mithra, annoying hobbits from FFXI, yeti, etc leave the room the moogles belittle them for their lack of pom-poms. Moogles are dicks. Kupo actually means "Shit" In polish.
Chocobos evolved from Yoshies.Hey, if chickens evolved from dinosaurs...
Balthier is ImmortalAs shown in the ending of Final Fantasy XII, he's the Leading Man, and he can never die. This is explains why he's in Final Fantasy Tactics, thousands of years into the future, because he never died. He even mentions that he misses Airships, since that era is without them. At the end of the game, Ramza and everybody might have died, but Balthier definitely lived. Fran's immortal too, but she's hiding someplace. A corollary of this is a proof that Vaan is actually imaginary since he shows up in Final Fantasy Tactics A2, which takes place in a dream storybook Ivalice.
Balthier is a Time Lord.What. Someone had to say it.
The True Origin of Tonberries......is that they were spawned by an unholy union between Kermit the Frog, and Satan. We can only assume that quite a bit of alcohol was involved.
All the games are dying dreams of the main characters.Why else would they be named Final Fantasy?
The Crystals are actually Huge Materia.Crystals are actually nothing more then highly condensed Mako, and thats also why they can teach abilitys via class changes.
The Blue Planet is PernIn FF1, it's pretty obviously post-apocalyptic in that there's a space station in orbit that can be reached by a teleporter from a space-age skyscraper. And one of the dragons tells you there was once a time when humans and dragons lived together. FF4 confirms that the Crystals are terraforming devices placed by a Precursor, and FF9 confirms that Black Mages are automatons designed as weapons. Here's what went down. Late in Pern's history, medical and military science achieved "soft" SF levels; phasers, medical tricorders, etc. The only caveat was that the correct device needed be used for the correct ailment; a detoxifier wouldn't close a wound, neither would an ocular surgical laser purge poison, or an energy-suture heal blindness. Military robots were constructed, though primarily used commercially as security forces, with only a select few being equipped with superpowered weapons. Power sources were all [[Stargate ZP Ms.]] The Pernian human race launched a massive military satellite, codenamed "Sky Fortress", to do away with this "thread" bullshit once and for all. They destroyed the Red Star, resulting in the unholy mother of all Threadfalls. Dragons and humans both were subsequently driven to near-extinction. In-development bioweapons, part of "Project Eidolon", broke free, some of them truly horrific in nature, such as "Lich", a project to extend human lifespan with nanotechnology that instead ended in Body Horror. The robots became self-aware, concealing their nature from other creatures with dark robes and ridiculous hats. Because of the highly destructive and mysterious nature of their equipment, and their dark robes, they became known as "Black Wizards". A cult also sprung up around the healing tech; the "priests" became known as "White Wizards". Later on, some humans learned how to operate equipment from defunct Black Wizards, furthering the confusion. In any case, this is the reason spells are bought the way they are. The reason some individuals, IE Terra or most of the FF4 cast, can cast spells naturally is due to descent from an Esper or Eidolon.
Every game takes place in an alternate universe version of the same world.
All of the games are actually a look at the thoughts of one man.Came up with this recently. All of the games aren't actual events happening in different universes; they are all the thoughts of the storymaker who made up these fantasies. His first work was a simple "save the world" plot, but as he progressed through his life he added more and more elements into his stories. The main series are his main tales, the spinoffs are his other works.
Every game is a retelling of the same storyLike The Legend of Zelda theory that every game in the franchise is the same story being retold by a different person, there is one legend of a group of heroes going on a quest to save the world from a great evil, probably involving crystals and chocobos and moogles etc., passed down through the ages, adapted and distilled and so on.
Every game takes place in the same universe, but…While some instances are on the same planet (thinking of II and IV with their many connections), the fact that it's told as a legend means that nothing is reliable. So for instance, the map we see in just like a map of our world in the Medieval times : strongly incorrect. All inconsistencies can be explained the same way : being legends, time has changed them beyond recognition.
There are actually two species of Moogle.One species, featured heavily in Final Fantasy XII, have a more detailed, animalistic face and clothing and are the base species of Moogle/moguri. The more cartoonish, teddy-bear-faced mogs/moogles/Moguri with no clothes (easily seen in Kingdom Hearts) are related or arose by parallel evolution, and should more properly be called naked mole-bats.
Final Fantasy is set within a Multiverse
David Bowie is Chaos.If you look at several of the villains of the Final Fantasy games, you may notice at least a passing resemblance to David Bowie (see Emporer Mateus, Kefka, and Kuja). Even Ultimecia looks a fair deal like Bowie in a good amount of makeup. Combined with the fact that Chaos could be every villain, logically David Bowie and Chaos are, in fact, the same being. As a side note, also consider that David Bowie is the shapeshifting sovereign of all villainy.
The FF-Verse is split into two distinct continuities which both begin from Final Fantasy I.Final Fantasy I sets everything up. It's a world where magic is predominant over technology, but it is clear that technology was dominant earlier in the world's history. From there:
The hotdog in FFVIII's last cutscene was actually Ultimecia.It chokes Zell and almost kills him. A clever last ditch attack, if not for Selphie being there Zell may be dead and Ultimecia in the form of the hot dog would possess his body and atttempt to kill everyone else again
Every game is a sequel, and also not a sequel.Every world in the Final Fantasy verse is equipoised between being a sequel of each world in the verse. While Final Fantasy VIII is a sequel to Final Fantasy III on one 'wavelength', on another they have nothing to do with each other, and it's instead X that takes place in VIII's world (Lulu is a sorceress, obviously). Same goes for VII and X, VII and IX etc. They're all sometimes-but-sometimes-not sequels. The Final Fantasy verse exists in a gigantic quantum Shrodinger soup, shifting the various worlds against each other in a phenomenon I shall dub 'plane tectonics'.
The thirtieth Final Fantasy game will be a porno.Seriously - will there be any OTHER option for a game called Final Fantasy XXX?
Cid is a Time Lord!I can't believe it hasn't been said yet. It's so obvious! Many different incarnations, all with the same name. Good with technology. Older and wiser than others in the cast. Owner of a cool space/air ship that is Bigger on the Inside. Appears all over time, space, and even other dimensions. It all makes sense now.
All the Emperors are one and the same!Final Fantasy 6's Emperor Gestahl's name is similar to Secret of Mana's Geshtar and both Emperor Vandole and The Emperor of Palamecia are refered to as the Emperor so logically the same being is possessing alot of people and in Final Fantasy 6 renamed his host to Gestahl after his former lieutenant Geshtar. Considering how the novelization of Final Fantasy 2 claims all The Emperors of Palamecia were possessed by Satan he is the being possessing every Emperor in the Final Fantasy series(the first world of Mana game was called Final Fantasy Adventure so the World of Mana series counts as part of the Final Fantasy series).
On a related note: The Four Fiends from FF 1 are behind the entire World of Mana/Final Fantasy Adventure Sub-Series.Lich appears in Secret of Mana, Sword of Mana/Final Fantasy Adventure and Seiken Densetsu 3 and Kraken appeared in Sword of Mana/Final Fantasy Adventure as one of the bosses. Also should be mentioned is that both Malyris/Kary from Sword of Mana/Final Fantasy Adventure and Fanha's true identity Hexas is called Marilith in Japan. Drakonis ruler of Mavolia(which Medusa/Anise from Dawn of Mana created and if she's the same Medusa as Sword of Mana then Drakonis is behind her creation of Mavolia which he now rules) in Legend of Mana and the Dragon Emperor of Seiken Densetsu 3 is called Tiamat in Japan(Tiamat is female so She is The Dragon Emperor???). Considering all this does this mean Garland/Chaos is the one who sealed the mysterious Echoes(Which the Thanatos are servants of) away by creating both Fa'Diel and the place which under Medusa's control of the Thanatos would become Mavolia?
Considering how World of Mana is basically a Final Fantasy subseries: Shinryu is Secret of Mana's Mana Beast.The have the exact same color scheme!