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*** And then, in ''Super Smash Bros. Ultimate'', the story mode for that game eventually goes from having the characters fighting an EldritchAbomination to being [[spoiler: an OrderVsChaos fight starring an AngelicAbomination representing Order, and a DarkIsEvil Lovecraftian monster representing chaos, similar to the conflict between Cosmos and Chaos in ''Dissidia''. The difference is that Cosmos is the BigGood, while Galeem and Dharkon, the aforementioned eldritch abominations, are both evil.]]


* InternetBackdraft: Almost everything about Aerith. When she was announced, there were complaints about a character being Assist-exclusive, and ''Final Fantasy VII'' getting a fourth representative while other games were still stuck at two. There's also some complaints about having to pay for ''Prologus'' and the chance to use her. Then her alt outfits were revealed, and more complaining began over them being more inspired and interesting than the outfits of some of the playable characters. And once the game was actually out and people began to use her, it was discovered she has limited uses as an Assist -- Cure restores a bit of your Bravery and Seal Evil stuns the opponent to set them up for another attack, both things that a normal Assist with Wall Rush can do, while Planet Protector's invincibility has limited uses, and Holy is a ChargedAttack that takes so long to charge it's AwesomeButImpractical.
** The exclusion of new characters for ''FFVI'' and ''FFIX'' in ''Duodecim'' actually convinced some people not to purchase the game. Which makes it sadly unsurprising Square-Enix made no official statement or explanation about their exclusion until the game was released in Japan.

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*** In Addition, in both ''Duodecim'' and the [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros4 more]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosUltimate recent]] Smash games, stages have "Omega Forms," and they have the exact opposite function in either game. In Smash, the Omega Form of a stage is a flat platform with no gimmicks that mimics the original stage in aesthetics, whereas in Dissidia, the Omega Form of a stage ''adds'' a prickly gimmick to deal with where there was none.


* EnsembleDarkHorse: In general, most characters are this, due to every game having its fans. ''Duodecim'' takes it even further, as due to the main heroes and villains being already in, most of the newcomers are fan-favourites. However, one character is notable for being primarily popular ''because'' of ''Dissidia''...
** Exdeath, thanks to [[NarmCharm particularly hilarious writing]], his [[LargeHam hammy speeches]] about '''[[MemeticMutation THE VOID!]]''', and (more or less) the fact that you're brutalizing the most famous faces of ''Final Fantasy'' history with a ''[[WhenTreesAttack tree]]'', Exdeath has amassed a fanbase rivaling Sephiroth and Kefka. For a formerly-unmemorable villain from a not-so famous title in the series, that is ''amazing''.
*** He now has his own [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZgMvqIhcY fan game:]] ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Pac-Void]]''.

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* EnsembleDarkHorse: In general, most characters are this, due to every game having its fans. ''Duodecim'' takes it even further, as due to the main heroes and villains being already in, most of the newcomers are fan-favourites. However, one character is notable EnsembleDarkHorse:
** Exdeath was considered a rather unremarkable BigBad
for being primarily popular ''because'' of ''Dissidia''...
** Exdeath,
his home game. But here, thanks to [[NarmCharm particularly hilarious writing]], his [[LargeHam hammy speeches]] about '''[[MemeticMutation THE VOID!]]''', and (more or less) the fact that you're brutalizing the most famous faces of ''Final Fantasy'' history with he's a ''[[WhenTreesAttack tree]]'', Exdeath has amassed a fanbase rivaling Sephiroth elevated him to BreakoutCharacter status, with fans embracing his cheese and Kefka. For a formerly-unmemorable villain from a not-so famous title in the series, that is ''amazing''.
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ham and snarfing it down. He now has his own [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuZgMvqIhcY fan game:]] ''[[VideoGame/PacMan Pac-Void]]''.Pac-Void]]''.
** Gabranth is a footnote in the story of both games, but is well-loved for his unique playstyle that gives players a LightningBruiser of a knight who can dish out lots of pain on enemies. And while he's not as quotable as Exdeath, Gabranth has his share of memes too.
** Among the ''012'' roster, Laguna got a lot of adoration even from people who didn't like ''VIII'', as ''Dissidia'' perfectly translated his personality, and with the addition of a great voice actor who nails the character perfectly, Laguna's goofy charisma is more prominent and makes him come across as the lovable klutz ''VIII'' may not have presented well.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: A given, considering it's ''AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy'' we're talking about here.
** "Cosmos". And the Chaos Battle Theme. And "The Messenger" (from the OST). And of course, the Villain Victory Fanfare, [[DarkReprise a darker version of]] the regular Victory Fanfare.
** Heck, most of the soundtrack is this, since most of them are remixes or original versions of already great music. YMMV on whether some remixes are better or worse than the originals.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cav2iet_V3s "Cantata Mortis & God in Fire"]] combines Square-Enix's two favorite musical stylings -- OminousLatinChanting and ThePowerOfRock, in a way sounding like a fusion of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII "One-Winged Angel"]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX "Otherworld"]] -- and plays during the battle with the BonusBoss. You don't get more awesome than that.
** The trailer music for Dissidia 012 MUST be mentioned!



* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: [[spoiler:The aftermath of both Tidus vs. Jecht battles.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z-9G9PXXMU Getting the Moogle with Terra]]. All together now: "Aaawwww..."
** The credits. [[spoiler:HOLY SHIT IT'S CORNELIA CASTLE. With exactly the same background still as the very, very first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' credits sequence]].
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: A given, considering it's ''AwesomeMusic/FinalFantasy'' we're talking about here.
** "Cosmos". And the Chaos Battle Theme. And "The Messenger" (from the OST). And of course, the Villain Victory Fanfare, [[DarkReprise a darker version of]] the regular Victory Fanfare.
** Heck, most of the soundtrack is this, since most of them are remixes or original versions of already great music. YMMV on whether some remixes are better or worse than the originals.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cav2iet_V3s "Cantata Mortis & God in Fire"]] combines Square-Enix's two favorite musical stylings -- OminousLatinChanting and ThePowerOfRock, in a way sounding like a fusion of [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII "One-Winged Angel"]] and [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX "Otherworld"]] -- and plays during the battle with the BonusBoss. You don't get more awesome than that.
** The trailer music for Dissidia 012 MUST be mentioned!


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** [[spoiler:The aftermath of both Tidus vs. Jecht battles.]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z-9G9PXXMU Getting the Moogle with Terra]]. All together now: "Aaawwww..."
** The credits. [[spoiler:HOLY SHIT IT'S CORNELIA CASTLE. With exactly the same background still as the very, very first ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' credits sequence]].


* CompleteMonster: The villainous entity [[BigBad Shinryu]] turned Chaos into a force of destruction despite knowing this could destroy the very world he was entrusted to watch over, purely out of spite. Taking advantage of Cid's grief over his wife's death, Shinryu tricks him into [[DealWithTheDevil giving him his soul]] in return for promising to make Chaos strong enough to destroy the nation responsible for the death of his beloved. Lying, Shinryu strips Cid of his physical body, turning him into an immortal spirit cursed to forever witness the great War, which Shinryu manipulates to go on for untold centuries while draining the constantly resurrected warriors of their memories to increase his own power. When the soldiers lose all strength for Shinryu to steal, he stops bringing them back to life, instead leaving their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity. When Cid breaks the eternal war and allows the heroes victory, Shinryu spitefully traps him in a world of nightmares. In [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 the sequel]], Shinryu returns to summon manifestations of himself in the hopes of [[OmnicidalManiac destroying all of World B]]. A [[GodIsEvil monstrous excuse for a deity]], Shinryu is a spiteful sociopath who torments the very world he was meant to oversee.

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* CompleteMonster: The villainous entity [[BigBad Shinryu]] turned Chaos into a force of destruction despite knowing this could destroy the very world he was entrusted to watch over, purely out of spite. Taking advantage of Cid's grief over his wife's death, Shinryu tricks him into [[DealWithTheDevil giving him his soul]] in return for promising to make Chaos strong enough to destroy the nation responsible for the death of his beloved. Lying, Shinryu strips Cid of his physical body, turning him into an immortal spirit cursed to forever witness the great War, which Shinryu manipulates to go on for untold centuries while draining the constantly resurrected warriors of their memories to increase his own power. When the soldiers lose all strength for Shinryu to steal, he stops bringing them back to life, instead leaving their spirits to [[AndIMustScream rot in the Void for eternity.eternity]]. When Cid breaks the eternal war and allows the heroes victory, Shinryu spitefully traps him in a world of nightmares. In [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 the sequel]], Shinryu returns to summon manifestations of himself in the hopes of [[OmnicidalManiac destroying all of World B]]. A [[GodIsEvil monstrous excuse for a deity]], Shinryu is a spiteful sociopath who torments the very world he was meant to oversee.


* MagnificentBastard: The Emperor is one of the veterans of Chaos' forces in the cycles of war, but schemes to overthrow the God of Discord. Recognizing potential in the personal relationships between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus, Yuna, and Jecht]], the Emperor manipulates the three into conflict so he can [[FaceMonsterTurn seize Jecht as his own]] and have him revived as a Warrior of Chaos in the next cycle of war. His intent in this is to seize the power the goddess Cosmos infused in Jecht, granting the Emperor a [[PowerCrystal Dark Crystal]] in parallel to the Crystals the Warriors of Cosmos acquire, that has let them survive the death of Cosmos when they would have vanished from the world otherwise. With the power of the Dark Crystal, he intends to allow the heroes to kill Chaos before they vanish from the world, then the Warriors of Chaos will also vanish, leaving the Emperor alive to rule the world alone and unopposed. Considering himself the only being fit to rule existence, the Emperor would betray the Gods of Harmony and Discord alike and let his own allies die to realize his ambitions of ultimate power.

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* MagnificentBastard: The Emperor TheEmperor is one of the veterans of Chaos' forces in the cycles of war, but schemes to overthrow the God of Discord. Recognizing potential in the personal relationships between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus, Yuna, and Jecht]], the Emperor manipulates the three into conflict so he can [[FaceMonsterTurn seize Jecht as his own]] and have him revived as a Warrior of Chaos in the next cycle of war. His intent in this is to seize the power the goddess Cosmos infused in Jecht, granting the Emperor a [[PowerCrystal Dark Crystal]] in parallel to the Crystals the Warriors of Cosmos acquire, that has let them survive the death of Cosmos when they would have vanished from the world otherwise. With the power of the Dark Crystal, he intends to allow the heroes to kill Chaos before they vanish from the world, then the Warriors of Chaos will also vanish, leaving the Emperor alive to rule the world alone and unopposed. Considering himself the only being fit to rule existence, the Emperor would betray the Gods of Harmony and Discord alike and let his own allies die to realize his ambitions of ultimate power.


* MagnificentBastard: The Emperor, before he becomes a SmugSnake in Shade Impulse. Garland is a likely qualifier too.

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* MagnificentBastard: The Emperor, Emperor is one of the veterans of Chaos' forces in the cycles of war, but schemes to overthrow the God of Discord. Recognizing potential in the personal relationships between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyX Tidus, Yuna, and Jecht]], the Emperor manipulates the three into conflict so he can [[FaceMonsterTurn seize Jecht as his own]] and have him revived as a Warrior of Chaos in the next cycle of war. His intent in this is to seize the power the goddess Cosmos infused in Jecht, granting the Emperor a [[PowerCrystal Dark Crystal]] in parallel to the Crystals the Warriors of Cosmos acquire, that has let them survive the death of Cosmos when they would have vanished from the world otherwise. With the power of the Dark Crystal, he intends to allow the heroes to kill Chaos before he becomes a SmugSnake in Shade Impulse. Garland is a likely qualifier too.they vanish from the world, then the Warriors of Chaos will also vanish, leaving the Emperor alive to rule the world alone and unopposed. Considering himself the only being fit to rule existence, the Emperor would betray the Gods of Harmony and Discord alike and let his own allies die to realize his ambitions of ultimate power.


* CompleteMonster: The villainous entity [[BigBad Shinryu]] turned Chaos into a force of destruction despite knowing this could [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the very world]] he was entrusted to watch over, purely out of spite. Taking advantage of Cid's grief over his wife's death, Shinryu tricks him into [[DealWithTheDevil giving him his soul]] in return for promising to make Chaos strong enough to destroy the nation responsible for the death of his beloved. Lying, Shinryu strips Cid of his physical body, turning him into an immortal spirit cursed to forever witness the great War, which Shinryu manipulates to go on for untold centuries while draining the constantly resurrected warriors of their memories to increase his own power. When the soldiers lose all strength for Shinryu to steal, he stops bringing them back to life, instead leaving their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity. When Cid breaks the eternal war and allows the heroes victory, Shinryu spitefully traps him in a world of nightmares. In [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 the sequel]], Shinryu returns to summon manifestations of himself in the hopes of destroying all of World B. A [[GodIsEvil monstrous excuse for a deity]], Shinryu is a spiteful sociopath who torments the very world he was meant to oversee.

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* CompleteMonster: The villainous entity [[BigBad Shinryu]] turned Chaos into a force of destruction despite knowing this could [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the very world]] world he was entrusted to watch over, purely out of spite. Taking advantage of Cid's grief over his wife's death, Shinryu tricks him into [[DealWithTheDevil giving him his soul]] in return for promising to make Chaos strong enough to destroy the nation responsible for the death of his beloved. Lying, Shinryu strips Cid of his physical body, turning him into an immortal spirit cursed to forever witness the great War, which Shinryu manipulates to go on for untold centuries while draining the constantly resurrected warriors of their memories to increase his own power. When the soldiers lose all strength for Shinryu to steal, he stops bringing them back to life, instead leaving their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity. When Cid breaks the eternal war and allows the heroes victory, Shinryu spitefully traps him in a world of nightmares. In [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 the sequel]], Shinryu returns to summon manifestations of himself in the hopes of [[OmnicidalManiac destroying all of World B.B]]. A [[GodIsEvil monstrous excuse for a deity]], Shinryu is a spiteful sociopath who torments the very world he was meant to oversee.


* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Shinryu]] is an entity that uses the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV void]] to traverse the multiverse. Shinryu willingly turns Chaos into a force of destruction, knowing full well that this will likely destroy the world he's supposed to be watching over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and tricks him into a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help make Chaos strong enough to defeat the nation of Onrac. Instead, however, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus forever witness the cycle of death and keeps the War going for untold centuries; all of this is so Shinryu can increase his own power by draining the warriors from both sides of their memories at the end of each cycle. Sometimes he doesn't revive one of the warriors and instead leaves their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer have any strength for him to steal]]. When Cid breaks the deal with him to allow the heroes' victory, Shinryu, in revenge for the loss of the warriors' power has him trapped in a nightmare world. He returns in the [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 sequel]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent The villainous entity [[BigBad Shinryu]] is an entity that uses the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV void]] to traverse the multiverse. Shinryu willingly turns turned Chaos into a force of destruction, destruction despite knowing full well that this will likely could [[OmnicidalManiac destroy the world he's supposed very world]] he was entrusted to be watching watch over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes Taking advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and death, Shinryu tricks him into a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help giving him his soul]] in return for promising to make Chaos strong enough to defeat destroy the nation responsible for the death of Onrac. Instead, however, his beloved. Lying, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus physical body, turning him into an immortal spirit cursed to forever witness the cycle of death and keeps the War going great War, which Shinryu manipulates to go on for untold centuries; all of this is so Shinryu can increase his own power by centuries while draining the constantly resurrected warriors from both sides of their memories at to increase his own power. When the end of each cycle. Sometimes soldiers lose all strength for Shinryu to steal, he doesn't revive one of the warriors and stops bringing them back to life, instead leaves leaving their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer have any strength for him to steal]]. eternity. When Cid breaks the deal with him to allow eternal war and allows the heroes' heroes victory, Shinryu, in revenge for the loss of the warriors' power has Shinryu spitefully traps him trapped in a nightmare world. He returns in the world of nightmares. In [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 sequel]].the sequel]], Shinryu returns to summon manifestations of himself in the hopes of destroying all of World B. A [[GodIsEvil monstrous excuse for a deity]], Shinryu is a spiteful sociopath who torments the very world he was meant to oversee.


* AntiClimaxBoss: The five final bosses of the ''012'' storyline in ''Dissidia 012'' are not that much different from any other opponent you've faced. The handful of Elite and Expert Battle Pieces in the gateways (including the Level 35 one just before the final gateway) throughout the 012 stories will probably provide more challenge than them.
** The first four are proportionally as strong compared to your party as they were the first time you fought each of them, possibly weaker depending on your level grinding; they just have larger movesets and more HP. Their custom boosters ''do'' give them dangerous stat boosts, but two of the opponents have Timer boosters, so they likely won't last long enough for them to activate, and the other two use boosters that trigger depending on their distance from your character, and the AI isn't smart enough to stay close/far enough to keep them active.
** The fifth opponent ''could'' be genuinely difficult, as he's Level 39 and you're probably no higher than 30, which would hypothetically give him much higher stats than you. However, he has no weapon, a shield that ''lowers'' his defense, and only Level 1 armor. Thus in comparison to the first four opponents, the only stat advantage he has on you is his higher Bravery, the other stat advantages he could potentially have are deliberately handicapped. And that higher Bravery still isn't too big an advantage, it just means his HP attacks hit harder and he's harder to break without a summon.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: The five final bosses of BossRush at the end of ''012'' storyline in ''Dissidia 012'' are not that much different from any other opponent you've faced. The handful sees you pitted against five bosses. Four of Elite and Expert Battle Pieces them you fought earlier in the gateways (including the Level 35 one just before the final gateway) story and have had Manikins of themselves throughout the 012 stories will probably provide more challenge than them.
** The first four are
storyline, so you're very familiar with how to fight them. They're only proportionally as strong compared to your party as they were the first time you fought each of them, possibly weaker depending on your level grinding; they just have larger movesets and more HP. Their custom boosters ''do'' give them dangerous stat boosts, but two of the opponents have Timer boosters, so they likely won't last long enough for them to activate, and the other two use boosters that trigger depending on their distance from your character, and the AI isn't smart enough to stay close/far enough to keep them active.
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grinding. The fifth opponent ''could'' be genuinely difficult, as he's Level 39 and you have only fought his Manikins a couple times, so you're probably no higher than 30, which would hypothetically give him much higher stats than you. facing a higher-level opponent with an unfamiliar fighting style. However, he has no weapon, a shield that ''lowers'' his defense, and only Level 1 armor. Thus in comparison to armor, crippling the first four opponents, the only stat advantage he has on you is his so he just ends up having higher HP and Bravery, which doesn't mean much. The handful of Elite and Expert Battle Pieces in the other stat advantages he could potentially have are deliberately handicapped. And that higher Bravery still isn't too big an advantage, it gateways (including the Level 35 one just means his HP attacks hit harder and he's harder to break without a summon.before the final gateway) will probably provide more challenge than the boss.


* MisBlamed: The vocal performances of many characters in the first game was the subject of criticism, Kuja, Ultimecia, Zidane and Terra being the common targets, ''especially'' Kuja. But, in a discussion on YouTube, voice of Kuja JD Cullum revealed that that the voice direction he got was subpar, being instructed to imitate the Japanese voice and sound "breathy and feminine". If this is how all the [=VAs=] were "directed", it's not surprising that some of them were hit or miss.

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* MisBlamed: The vocal performances of many characters in the first game was the subject of criticism, Kuja, Ultimecia, Zidane and Terra being the common targets, ''especially'' Kuja. But, in a discussion on YouTube, Website/YouTube, voice of Kuja JD Cullum revealed that that the voice direction he got was subpar, being instructed to imitate the Japanese voice and sound "breathy and feminine". If this is how all the [=VAs=] were "directed", it's not surprising that some of them were hit or miss.


* ContestedSequel: ''Dissidia 012''. On the one hand, the story arc is stronger, the gameplay more complex, and there's more characters, with many returning ones being buffed to be more formidable. On the other hand, the game is largely an [[ExpansionPack Expansion Pack Sequel]] with little originality compared to the first one in all areas, the Assist system makes many characters overpowered by virtue of being able to charge their Assist quicker than others, and most [[ChargedAttack Charged Attacks]] (and characters that would otherwise rely on them) are now an invitation to get an Assist in the face while you're defenseless, and the numerous gameplay nerfs perhaps go too far.

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* ContestedSequel: ''Dissidia 012''. On the one hand, the story arc is stronger, the gameplay more complex, and there's more characters, with many returning ones being buffed to be more formidable. On the other hand, the game is largely an [[ExpansionPack Expansion Pack Sequel]] with little originality compared to the first one in all areas, the Assist system makes many characters overpowered by virtue of being able to charge their Assist quicker than others, and most [[ChargedAttack Charged Attacks]] (and characters that would otherwise rely on them) are now an invitation to get an Assist in the face while you're defenseless, and the numerous gameplay nerfs perhaps go too far. And that's not to mention the DarknessInducedAudienceApathy that set in...


* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Shinryu]] is an entity that uses the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV void]] to traverse the multiverse. Shinryu willingly turns Chaos into a force of destruction, knowing full well that this will likely destroy the world he's supposed to be watching over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and tricks him into a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help make Chaos strong enough to defeat the nation of Onrac. Instead, however, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus forever witness the cycle of death and keeps the War going for untold centuries; all of this is so Shinryu can increase his own power by draining the warriors from both sides of their memories at the end of each cycle. Sometimes he doesn't revive one of the warriors and instead leaves their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer have any strength for him to steal]]. When Cid breaks the deal with him to allow the heroes' victory, Shinryu, in revenge for the loss of the warriors' power has him trapped in a nightmare world. He returns in the [[DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 sequel]].

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* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Shinryu]] is an entity that uses the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV void]] to traverse the multiverse. Shinryu willingly turns Chaos into a force of destruction, knowing full well that this will likely destroy the world he's supposed to be watching over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and tricks him into a [[DealWithTheDevil Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help make Chaos strong enough to defeat the nation of Onrac. Instead, however, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus forever witness the cycle of death and keeps the War going for untold centuries; all of this is so Shinryu can increase his own power by draining the warriors from both sides of their memories at the end of each cycle. Sometimes he doesn't revive one of the warriors and instead leaves their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer have any strength for him to steal]]. When Cid breaks the deal with him to allow the heroes' victory, Shinryu, in revenge for the loss of the warriors' power has him trapped in a nightmare world. He returns in the [[DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 [[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 sequel]].


* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Shinryu]] willingly turns Chaos into a NighInvulnerable, AxCrazy force of destruction, knowing full well that this will likely destroy the world he's supposed to be watching over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and tricks him into [[DealWithTheDevil a Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help make Chaos strong enough to defeat the nation of Onrac. Instead, however, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus forever witness the cycle of death, creates Cosmos as a direct mockery of Cid's wife and keeps the War going for untold centuries, all to increase his own power by draining the warriors from both sides of their memories at the end of each cycle. Sometimes he doesn't revive one of the warriors and instead leaves their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they no longer have any strength for him to steal.

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* CompleteMonster: [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Shinryu]] is an entity that uses the [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV void]] to traverse the multiverse. Shinryu willingly turns Chaos into a NighInvulnerable, AxCrazy force of destruction, knowing full well that this will likely destroy the world he's supposed to be watching over, purely out of spite. Scenario 000 reveals that [[GreaterScopeVillain pretty much everything in the Dissidia series is entirely his fault]]. To wit, he takes advantage of Cid's grief and rage over his wife's death and tricks him into a [[DealWithTheDevil a Faustian deal]] under the guise that he would help make Chaos strong enough to defeat the nation of Onrac. Instead, however, Shinryu [[FateWorseThanDeath strips Cid of his body so he can never die]] and thus forever witness the cycle of death, creates Cosmos as a direct mockery of Cid's wife death and keeps the War going for untold centuries, centuries; all to of this is so Shinryu can increase his own power by draining the warriors from both sides of their memories at the end of each cycle. Sometimes he doesn't revive one of the warriors and instead leaves their spirits to rot in the Void for eternity simply because they [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer have any strength for him to steal.steal]]. When Cid breaks the deal with him to allow the heroes' victory, Shinryu, in revenge for the loss of the warriors' power has him trapped in a nightmare world. He returns in the [[DissidiaFinalFantasy2015 sequel]].

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