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** This troper thinks they look more like waders or similar. The kind of legwear that's meant to be water-resistant and roomy enough to allow movement


** Sorry, I know this is natter, but THANK YOU SO MUCH! I'd been going crazy trying to figure out why Terra's theme sounded familiar for the past 4 years! You have no idea how many times, and how ridiculously intently I've listened to the various themes for Kuja and Zidane, trying to find an overlooked leitmotif or something! I can't believe it never occurred to me to check the title theme.



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** Also, note Atomos' unaugmented damage - 30% of enemy's HP. How much of Lindblum does it destroy? One of the three districts - close enough to the 30% it's supposed to deal


* Let's just hope that Gaia's Crystal is still going strong and healthy and not suffer permanent damage after the abuse it endured thanks to Galarand and the Lifa Tree as they prevent souls from returning to the crystal which is supposed to sustained and make it grow or Gaia will suffer a very short life span.

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* Let's just hope that Gaia's Crystal is still going strong and healthy and not suffer permanent damage after the abuse it endured thanks to Galarand and the Lifa Iifa Tree as they prevent souls from returning to the crystal which is supposed to sustained and make it grow or Gaia will suffer a very short life span.


** If you look closely, you'll notice each character in their Trance state represent the race they belong to! Both Eiko and Garnet/Dagger/Sarah are summoners, so they both follow the blue/indigo-yellow/gold palette, Freya, Steiner, Vivi and Quina are all gold/violet, perhaps to represent the 'standard' trance... the only odd one is Amarant, who might suggest he is a completely other race. Furthermore, if you look at Zidane and Kuja's... [[spoiler: they both are VERY similar, but with different colors, hinting at their parental bond.]] -- Rukomura
* I was one of those people who were very confused by the sudden GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere final boss of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Sometime later I realized that that guy represents some sort of [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil inherent evil nature of mankind]] and that the Crystal World was supposed to signify that the final battles take place on some sort of plane above reality (the crystal signifying the origin of the universe or something). That realization put my whole image of the plot in a different perspective and I saw that it was actually a quite brilliantly made story about a war between different people who are, in the end, only humans as well. --{{Fawriel}}
** When I played it, I saw it as an {{Homage}} to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'''s last boss, who turned out to be the physical incarnation of the main villain's hatred; the power of the crystal turned Kuja's despair into what was essentially an AnthropomorphicPersonification of despair that sought to unmake the universe. There's lots of EpilepticTrees about what Necron really is; as the game leaves it vague, the player can decide for himself what its significance is. - Ronfar
*** What's funny is that it took me until much later in life to decide that I thought the last battle was an homage to the Cloud of Darkness from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII FF III]] - The embodiement of blind destruction of EVERYTHING theme, and even their boss themes seem similar to me. Now I wonder if maybe it was meant to be a combination of the two bosses. - Jedi3459
** This troper has always wondered why people are so confused by Necron. Perhaps the biggest theme in the game's story is the value and meaning of life. The characters are frequently faced with questions involving the meaning of their lives. Necron's ultimate goal is the destruction of life, claiming it is nothingness which all life desires. Necron is ultimately the antithesis of the game's central message. - LizardBite
** Heh... and after I thought about Necron's significance (not to mention all the underworld "wailing and gnashing of teeth" going on just before the fight), I kept coming back to the overarching theme of the entire game - that ''all beings strive to live.'' Even Kuja wanted more than anything else to have a soul, some true semblance of life. Once Kuja was defeated and dealt his final blow to the party, there was only one thing that Zidane and Co. could do, and that was ''fight death itself.'' -{{Delcan}}

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** If you look closely, you'll notice each character in their Trance state represent the race they belong to! Both Eiko and Garnet/Dagger/Sarah are summoners, so they both follow the blue/indigo-yellow/gold palette, Freya, Steiner, Vivi and Quina are all gold/violet, perhaps to represent the 'standard' trance... the only odd one is Amarant, who might suggest he is a completely other race. Furthermore, if you look at Zidane and Kuja's... [[spoiler: they both are VERY similar, but with different colors, hinting at their parental bond.]] -- Rukomura
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* I was one of those people who were very confused by the sudden GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere final boss of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''. Sometime later I realized that that guy represents some sort of [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil inherent evil nature of mankind]] and that the Crystal World was supposed to signify that the final battles take place on some sort of plane above reality (the crystal signifying the origin of the universe or something). That realization put my whole image of the plot in a different perspective and I saw that it was actually a quite brilliantly made story about a war between different people who are, in the end, only humans as well. --{{Fawriel}}
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** When I played it, I saw it as an {{Homage}} to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'''s last boss, who turned out to be the physical incarnation of the main villain's hatred; the power of the crystal turned Kuja's despair into what was essentially an AnthropomorphicPersonification of despair that sought to unmake the universe. There's lots of EpilepticTrees about what Necron really is; as the game leaves it vague, the player can decide for himself what its significance is. - Ronfar\n
*** What's funny is that it took me until much later in life to decide that I thought the last battle was an homage to the Cloud of Darkness from [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII FF III]] - The embodiement of blind destruction of EVERYTHING theme, and even their boss themes seem similar to me. Now I wonder if maybe it was meant to be a combination of the two bosses. - Jedi3459\n
** This troper has always wondered why people are so confused by Necron. Perhaps the biggest theme in the game's story is the value and meaning of life. The characters are frequently faced with questions involving the meaning of their lives. Necron's ultimate goal is the destruction of life, claiming it is nothingness which all life desires. Necron is ultimately the antithesis of the game's central message. - LizardBite\n
** Heh... and after I thought about Necron's significance (not to mention all the underworld "wailing and gnashing of teeth" going on just before the fight), I kept coming back to the overarching theme of the entire game - that ''all beings strive to live.'' Even Kuja wanted more than anything else to have a soul, some true semblance of life. Once Kuja was defeated and dealt his final blow to the party, there was only one thing that Zidane and Co. could do, and that was ''fight death itself.'' -{{Delcan}}''



** I have always thought Necron was someone Kuja was trying to summon, but since Kuja was not alive anymore when the summon was complete, Necron simply did what was natural to him. - dbz77

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** I have always thought Necron was someone Kuja was trying to summon, but since Kuja was not alive anymore when the summon was complete, Necron simply did what was natural to him. - dbz77



* On an unrelated note, same game, I just realized, what's the first thing you do in the original ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]''? Rescue Princess Sarah. And what's the first thing you do in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''? Kidnap Princess Garnet [[spoiler:whose real name is 'Sarah'.]] - MrDeath

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* On an unrelated note, same game, I just realized, what's the first thing you do in the original ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyI Final Fantasy]]''? Rescue Princess Sarah. And what's the first thing you do in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''? Kidnap Princess Garnet [[spoiler:whose real name is 'Sarah'.]] - MrDeath



* The Burmecian doors--you know, the ones with the keys-that-are-bells. I always thought that they were silly, pointless, and utterly nonsensical (aesthetically-pleasingly silly, yes, but still). Then it occurred to me: When seeking entrance at certain doors, what do we do in RealLife? Why--we ring the doorbell. - {{Teg}}
*** Another level of brilliance evident when you think about it: Cleyra was formed by pacifist Burmecians. To both of them, music is an important part of their society. What better key, then, then something musical? - themagicdance
* 'Trance' may seem like an odd name for what's basically a SuperMode, but what's one way to call it when it happens? Trance form. Trance-form. ''Transform.'' Geddit? - {{AaronHong}}

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* The Burmecian doors--you know, the ones with the keys-that-are-bells. I always thought that they were silly, pointless, and utterly nonsensical (aesthetically-pleasingly silly, yes, but still). Then it occurred to me: When seeking entrance at certain doors, what do we do in RealLife? Why--we ring the doorbell. - {{Teg}}\n
*** Another level of brilliance evident when you think about it: Cleyra was formed by pacifist Burmecians. To both of them, music is an important part of their society. What better key, then, then something musical? - themagicdance
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* 'Trance' may seem like an odd name for what's basically a SuperMode, but what's one way to call it when it happens? Trance form. Trance-form. ''Transform.'' Geddit? - {{AaronHong}}



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* When the party is leaving Cleyra via the teleporters, Vivi is the only character whose Black Mage hesitates before teleporting. And he doesn't go until Vivi nods. With Zidane and Freya, the Black Mages probably assumed that with their humanoid appearances, they were just Alexandrian soldiers. But Vivi is one of them, so the Black Mage is clearly confused why they're using the same teleporter. But when Vivi nods, he takes it as an okay.
* Why is Beatrix the only character who can heal Garnet after the Eidolon extraction? When you can play as her shortly after that, she has the Full-Life spell in her repertoire.
* The choice of using Odin on Cleyra and Atomos on Lindblum. Odin wipes out Cleyra with a throw of his sword, while Atomos only destroys part of Lindblum. Odin's in-game attack is a OneHitKill and Brahne had the Desert Star - so she had no reason to leave Cleyra intact. Atomos meanwhile deals gravity-based damage that can't kill, and Brahne only wanted Lindblum weakened so she could search for the Falcon's Claw.

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* Let's just hope that Gaia's Crystal is still going strong and healthy and not suffer permanent damage after the abuse it endured thanks to Galarand and the Lifa Tree as they prevent souls from returning to the crystal which is supposed to sustained and make it grow or Gaia will suffer a very short life span.

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** The Burmecians seen in Lindblum are the refugees from Burmecia who went straight to Lindblum and didn't go to Cleyra.

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** Scoop Art and Grand Lethal both resemble [[spoiler: Kuja's Ultima]]. Stellar Circle 5 resembles [[spoiler: a Terran teleport, most prominently seen at the Shimmering Isle.]]


* Having Marcus, the resident TattooedCrook and pirate-themed individual as the ''romantic male lead'' in 'I Want to Be Your Canary' seems like a case of WTHCastingAgency at first - until you factor in Zidane's constant mentions of "improvising" at the time. Which would be a far more relevant skill in their ''mercenary'' jobs, under its better known name of XanatosSpeedChess. Speaking of which, once you figure out the Tantalus member roles you get [[WHoseLineIsItAnyway Baku=Drew Carey]] (bespectacled Big Guys), Blank=Wayne Brady (EnsembleDarkhorse), Zidane=Chip Esten (MrFanservice), Marcus=Ryan Stiles (LargeHam), Cinna=Colin Mochrie (ButtMonkey), even Benero and Zenero=Brad Sherwood (heavy-lifters and TheBigGuy) and Ruby=Greg Proops (resident perfectionist).

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* Having Marcus, the resident TattooedCrook and pirate-themed individual as the ''romantic male lead'' in 'I Want to Be Your Canary' seems like a case of WTHCastingAgency at first - until you factor in Zidane's constant mentions of "improvising" at the time. Which would be a far more relevant skill in their ''mercenary'' jobs, under its better known name of XanatosSpeedChess. Speaking of which, once you figure out the Tantalus member roles you get [[WHoseLineIsItAnyway [[Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway Baku=Drew Carey]] (bespectacled Big Guys), Blank=Wayne Brady (EnsembleDarkhorse), Zidane=Chip Esten (MrFanservice), Marcus=Ryan Stiles (LargeHam), Cinna=Colin Mochrie (ButtMonkey), even Benero and Zenero=Brad Sherwood (heavy-lifters and TheBigGuy) and Ruby=Greg Proops (resident perfectionist).

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** Brahne's attack on Lindblum seems to happen practically the day after Cleyra's destruction. It seems unlikely that they got there that quickly.

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*** But that presents the very real possibility that some of those Cleyrans that escaped from Odin took refuge in Lindblum's industrial district... [[InferredHolocaust hope they weren't still there when Atomos showed up.]]

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** If you look closely, you'll notice each character in their Trance state represent the race they belong to! Both Eiko and Garnet/Dagger/Sarah are summoners, so they both follow the blue/indigo-yellow/gold palette, Freya, Steiner, Vivi and Quina are all gold/violet, perhaps to represent the 'standard' trance... the only odd one is Amarant, who might suggest he is a completely other race. Furthermore, if you look at Zidane and Kuja's... [[spoiler: they both are VERY similar, but with different colors, hinting at their parental bond.]] -- Rukomura


* Vivi's name, his whole story is about living your life to the fullest, knowing who and what you are and livng around it, his personal story is about living life to your full potential, it's only fitting that Vivi is actually latin for "Living".

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* Vivi's name, his whole story is about living your life to the fullest, knowing who and what you are and livng around it, his personal story is about living life to your full potential, it's only fitting that Vivi is actually latin for "Living"."Living" or "To Live".

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* Vivi's name, his whole story is about living your life to the fullest, knowing who and what you are and livng around it, his personal story is about living life to your full potential, it's only fitting that Vivi is actually latin for "Living".

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