- Disclaimer: this has been written by a troper, but is about his own work. It was therefore originally conceived as a Troper Works article, if only said namespace's status didn't permanently change to "Not used anymore". If you don't want to read something from a troper about his own stuff, you might as well get the hell away. Here is the "Leave" button. Yeah, I'm aware this isn't a porn site. But this kind of stuff is just as despised.
This needs a bit of an introduction first, though. Given the length of the title, the only probable means you came here in the first place is the currently only link present on this wiki, that is, the one on my Contributor's Page. Most of this very page used to be a part of the former, which I moved here because it was one helluva Wall of Text. And That's Terrible. So I created a page entirely dedicated to... well, to my Original Quests created in Dissidia [duodecim] 012 Final Fantasy. With that said, and keeping in mind this is a Troper Work we're talking about (if you still wonder why, evidently you haven't read the freaking disclaimer you can still see above), we can move on.
Excerpt taken from my own page:
I'm currently planning to use the new "Quest editor" - or whatever it was called - in Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy to create some fan fics in playable form, with the first two ideas of mine being, namely, a "Missing Episode" of Code Lyokonote and not-comedically-abridged versions of the numbered Final Fantasy titles.note I've actually started creating one, just as a simple way to test out the "Quest editor" mode, called "Test Quest" which, during development, evolved into something more originalnote . If I somehow manage to overcome the limits of the Quest Editornote , the tentative title of the Abridged Final Fantasy series is scheduled to be "FF[insert number] Mini (Englishnote [part X of Y])", where "part x of y" means they'll be in episodic format.
Toying with said Quest Editor resulted in the first episode of an actual "abridged Final Fantasy" being completed before the "Lost Episode of Code Lyoko", resulting in "FF4mini 1/?", where the question mark temporarily stands for the number of episodes (meaning that I still don't know how many of them are required in order to tell Final Fantasy IV properly). I've considered that the limited length of the title that can be given to a quest would make writing a simple "FF7ACmini ?/?" impossible, so, given the Gainax Ending of Final Fantasy VII I've decided to simply include Advent Children in the abridged version of the former. I don't know if I can do the same with Final Fantasy IV, considering that while AC is a movie with a few iconic battles (easy to transform into one single quest as the last part of FF7mini), Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is a lot longer, despite sharing the presence of Alt costumes related to it with AC).
Four episodes of FF4mini are completed so far, respectively covering:
- Part 1 - covers the story from the opening/beginning (the return to Baron) until the destruction of Mist.
- Part 2 - covers the story from Cecil taking Rydia to Kaipo until the introduction of Yang.
- Part 3 - covers the story until the moment Cecil becomes a Paladin. (Story-wise, at least.)
- Part 4 - covers the story from the return to Mysidia as a Paladin until the moment Kain tells Cecil that he and Golbez will release Rosa only if they give the last remaining crystal in exchange.
Due to the editor forcing cutscenes to be punctuated by battles, this is going to be one hell of a Pragmatic Adaptation, with flashbacks and whatnot (including the destruction of Mist) ending up being playable battles (whatever the price), with Feral Chaos' general (and somewhat generic) monstrous apperance leading him to be used as a stand-in for any monstrous creaturenote , alongside Cloud Of Darkness and, in the case of Baigan, Neo Exdeath.
After completing what you've just read about, I've worked more on my quests: first, I've re-formatted all of the text from the four completed parts of FF4Mini, and as a result the whole script completed so far fits the message boxes nicely. However, before completing the fifth, I created three more quests because I wanted to create something more "original" than previous quests, and because I generally wanted to become more skilled at creating quests.
The resulting independent quests are as follows:
- "Ciccidia!" - a quest about - and starring - Faith as she falls asleep and dreams about fighting in the actual game as Yuna. It's a Revenge Fic of sorts for her personal life, in that the player-controller Faith/Yuna gets to beat the snot out of people who often hurt her, represented by other Dissidia characters. Due to the fact this quest is more about Faith than it is about Dissidia itselfnote , it's the first quest I've written in Italian; and due to the subject covered, it won't become available in Internet, and this description isn't going to go in any more detail.
- "KH: Cloud" - I wrote this one in order to celebrate the European release of Cloud's Kingdom Hearts DLC costume, and it's in fact my first quest to actually require all three DLC costumes as well as Aerith. That's mainly because I wanted to take full advantage of every DLC I own, but there's more to it than that. The quest is admittedly a deliberate Wild Mass Guessing moment (the opening summary reads, "A possible origin for the Kingdom Hearts version of Cloud"), and it "reveals" that Cloud used to live in Radiant Garden alongside Squall , Yuffie, Aerith, and Cid. The quest chronicles Cloud's story from his first "Dive into the heart" ( where he meets Sephiroth for the first time) until his departure from Radiant Garden when he starts chasing the escaped-from-his-body Sephiroth outside Radiant Garden although we all know they'll meet again and again throughout the KH series. Future quests I've planned, related to this one but still enjoyable on their own, are the predictably titled "KH: Squall" and "KH: [[lablenote:Sephiroth]] (actual title; the limit of the length will still force me into cutting it short)[[/labelnote]]". Both will simultaneously follow "KH: Cloud", taking place at the same time, and while Squall's will chronicle his story as he and the others deal with the Heartless' invasion (with Squall actually giving up his former name at some point), Sephiroth's will be about his first time at Olympus Coliseum, "explaining" both Zack's disappearance at the end of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep and Sephiroth's own Bonus Boss Battle in the first Kingdom Hearts.
- "KH Legends!" - yet another instance of me taking full advantage of the DLC costumes, this one also requires the three KH DLC outfits, too. The game has an Excuse Plot consisting of Phil, represented in the dialogue by a pig avatar picture (which is quickly given a Lampshade Hanging), hosting a tournament that gives the Warriors of Cosmos (and the Warriors of Chaos as well) an opportunity to face the Kingdom Hearts-verse counterparts of Cloud, Squall and Sephiroth. This is the first of my quests to feature free choice over the player characters, hence the aforementioned Excuse Plot in order to justify the chance for any character to fight Cloud, Squall and Sephiroth in their KH attire, as well as the chance to record the fight itself. The fact choosing to play as any of the three characters in his KH outfit would result in the opponent - if it's a Mirror Match - wearing the normal outfit is outright stated in the disclaimer included within the "Quest Summary" caption: as in "KH: Cloud", said caption reads "All 3 'KH Gear' DLC costumes are required", but while that quest adds "and Aerith", this one says "(opponents ONLY)".
There's also the Code Lyoko fanfic mentioned at the beginning of the article, and it's still planned, but I'm not going to write it at the moment; this case of Schedule Slip is kinda justified because it's meant to keep the fifth part of my abridged Final Fantasy IV from being a victim of Schedule Slip instead.