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Let's be honest. The Final Fantasy series always had a thing for making the protagonist's and antagonist's relationship feel... rather personal. Therefore, when you put together the ten main heroes and ten main antagonist of ten games... well, THIS happens! Awkwardness and creepiness ahoy!

And now, some of the more notorious examples are illustrated in this picture!


  • Ultimecia's "failed" Pre-Mortem One-Liner to Squall:
    Ultimecia: "Shall we dance?"
  • Ultimecia's response to Squall's breaking through her barrage in their pre-duel cutscene:
    Ultimecia: "So you would rather die hard."
    • The end-credits montage, which features the Heroes' cutscenes from Destiny Odyssey, has Squall and Ultimecia's scene set to a snippet of "Eyes On Me," their game's love theme.
  • Things get (if possible) even more unusual when Squall, the group's Team Mom, has to fight Warrior of Light, Team Dad in general. Look at it carefully and you might see a resemblance to a couple talking about how they should treat their children.
    • Even more apparent in 012, where Squall's intro to Bartz is "Would you stop fidgeting?" and sounds more like a mother preparing her kid for a flu shot than a combatant.
  • Lightning's intro quote is very, interesting. This is especially the case with her rather assertive attitude and rather commanding voice.
  • If you squint, Cloud of Darkness' Encounter quote for him. A challenge, or something more? Both, maybe?
    Cloud of Darkness: "Gun me down, if you can."

The Emperor

  • While not particularly obsessed with Firion, his lines to certain opponents can be... interesting.
    • Towards Zidane (it's mostly the tone, but the line itself isn't entirely innocent):
      The Emperor: "Do you intend to pick my pocket?"
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    • Towards Terra:
      The Emperor: [chuckles] "Why don't you let me control you?"
      • ... Why does that sound like Jareth?
      • It doesn't help that he seems to be eyeing Terra out in the Dissidia opening and in the CGI parts of the Duodecim trailers.
    • His line when facing Cecil lends itself to... interpretations, both tone and line alone:
      The Emperor: "Ought you not be on our side?"
  • And check Kuja's entry.
  • More so Minion Shipping/Unholy Matrimony than pure Foe Yay, but most fans see something going on between Mateus and Ultimecia given the sheer number of scenes in which they are seen plotting together. His Encounter line towards her in the original Dissidia suggests something of a Worthy Opponent-like relationship. As one fan best put it, "it's merely a matter of who tops."
    The Emperor: "Let us crown the true master."

Cloud of Darkness

  • Cloud of Darkness has quite a lot of Foe Yay with everyone thanks to her husky voice, but special mention must go to her BDSM-licious response to Sephiroth:
    Cloud of Darkness: "The truly mighty must be leashed."
  • After fighting Laguna, the former soldier gets, er... "distracted by her appearance, though not by any particular PART of her appearance," and then, after she discovers that a) Laguna doesn't see himself fit to be one of Cosmos' chosen, b) he protests that he's not taking orders from her, just helping her, and c) he desires to fight the manikins to help out his war buddies (an act that is foreseen to be—and ultimately becomes—a suicide mission), she takes a curious interest in Laguna's methodology and becomes his personal enemy for the rest of the 12th cycle, while assisting him in reaching his goal.
    • The in-game character files state that it was Laguna's "charm" which drew her to him, so make of that what you will.
    • If you consider Squall's own example with the same lady, Foe Yay with her must apparently run in the family.
  • Tidus's encounter quote when he fights her:


  • Kefka's obsession with Terra is also utterly creepy. Of course, given that he's a Monster Clown, that's the point, but still, check the lines:
    Kefka: "Time to come home to papa!"
    Kefka: "Hello, my pretty!"
  • And while this line may be an somewhat incorrect translation, or just easy to misinterpret, Kefka's pre-battle one liner to Firion speaks a lot:
    Kefka: "Ooh... aren't you hot!"
    • It's a bit of both. The line in Japanese roughly translates to "You must be sweltering," referring to the amount of gear Firion carries.
      • ... doesn't that imply that Kefka thinks he should take off his gear?
      • You would think so...
  • And don't even asks where it goes if you have Kefka fighting himself...
  • Dissidia 012 ramps up the Foe Yay between him and Terra to the point it rivals Cloud and Sephiroth. His comments about her sound like as an abusive parent at best and an abusive lover at worst. When she resists his control he tortures her into submission with the line "Sorry babe, I only hurt you because you make me!" When she escapes he remarks "she always comes running straight back into my arms," and he has pet names for her, including "sweetcakes" and "dame."
    • Then, less perverted but no less disturbing, is this gem.
    Kefka: "You better straighten up missy, or I'll hafta teach you a lesson!"


  • ALL of Sephiroth's dialogue directed at Cloud. ALL OF IT! And it only gets creepier as it progresses. Which is both ironic and annoying since that isn't his intent at all, he tries to come off as a philosophical Warrior Poet. But just about everything he says (especially to Cloud) is too cryptic.
    Sephiroth: "Such a good boy! You've come back to me where you belong."
  • Heck, he has Foe Yay with everyone, to judge by the quote he uses after executing one of his attacks: "You look good."
  • And everyone certainly seems to make a big deal out of Sephiroth stealing Firion's rose, especially when you're told he's run off to the enemy's stronghold by himself because "something precious of his was stolen." (It doesn't help one bit that the guy's Japanese Fan Nickname translates to "virgin.")
  • Some of his dialogue directed toward the Warrior of Light can come across as creepy as that towards Cloud.


  • And of course, the rather feminine-looking Kuja's obsession with Zidane also deserves mention. Not only does he have four encounter lines for him, but Ultimecia makes it all even creepier.
    Ultimecia: "By now, Kuja should be having his way with Zidane and Bartz."
  • And then — more Ho Yay than Foe Yay, but still in a battle — there's his encounter line for The Emperor:
    Kuja: "You think you can dominate me?"


  • Not that they're actually foes except in the sense that they can fight each other, but Terra will deliver this line to Chivalrous Pervert Zidane before a fight:
    Terra: "What do you intend to steal from me?"
  • While Zidane isn't interested in hitting on the one actual female on the Chaos side, Ultimecia doesn't hesitate to deliver an interesting encounter line to him.
    Ultimecia: "I wonder if you can dance with me."
  • There's even a bit of Foe Yay between Chaos and Cosmos. Well, apparently they were lovers.
    "Kneel before me if you seek comfort."
  • In Dissidia 012's official quests, Cecil remembers Kain since the 12th cycle was his first and thus he entered with no memories or home. It's later commented that he doesn't remember much else about home, not even Golbez (until the 13th cycle). So, Cecil awakens with no memories, and what's one of the first things he recalls? Not his wife, not his son, not his brother, but Kain. Hmmm...
    • To be fair, Cecil and Kain are adoptive brothers. The King of Baron rose and took both of them as his children when he a) found Cecil under a tree as an infant and b) took in Kain when his father died.
    • Although Cecil and Golbez have their familiar bond represented very nicely for the majority of their time together, things start to unravel in their last interactions together, with the script being such that you could take out their occasional instances of calling each other "brother" (Or not if that floats your boat.) and sell the script as the climactic confrontation between a pair of Star-Crossed Lovers who ultimately decide to part Because Destiny Says So.
  • If Gilgamesh didn't have a case of the hots for Bartz before, he definitely does now. Case in point: his first cutscene involves him bumping into Squall, Zidane and Vaan. He's met them all before, but doesn't seem to recognize them. But when he meets up with Bartz elsewhere? He basically says, "I thought I was reduced to wandering around the Rift forever, but then I remembered we still haven't had that mano-e-mano I talked about!" The idea of fighting Bartz again kept Gilgamesh going for an untold number of installments.


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