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Fire, Water, Wind and Earth. Oh, um, are we doing the elemental crystal thing again? No, no, it's fine, it's just, this is like, the fourth time now, isn't it? Okay, anyhoo. *clears throat* The peace and prosperity of this world is thanks to the power of these crystals. However, that power is nearing its limit... Um, no, sorry, just another quick question. Did you maybe hand me the script for Final Fantasy I by mistake? No? We're literally doing "The bad guy wants the elemental crystals"? Again? Fine. Final Fantasy V. Whatever.
Opening Narration for the Final Fantasy V parody
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Final Fantasy In a Nutshell is an Abridged Series by Rabtoons parodying the spine-shatteringly popular Final Fantasy series of video games. Initially starting out as simple shorts dating as far back as 2013, RABtoons decided to go all out in 2018 and cover every main numbered game in the series to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the franchise. It's currently planned for the series to cover each game all the way up to Final Fantasy XV, with some sequels and spinoffs teased but nothing confirmed.

Each episode is comprised of many short sketches that poke fun at everything each game has to offer, from the plot, the characters, and the game mechanics. Expect a ton of Black Comedy, adult humor, a lot of Comedic Sociopathy, and the complete absence of a fourth wall. Starting with the V Nutshell, a separate plot was introduced featuring Edge, Gordon and Yuffie, who form a team called "The Outcasts" after they were all missing from their own parodies, and find themselves getting involved in a much larger struggle that threatens the existence of their worlds.

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Aside from the main Nutshell parodies, other episodes can be found on RABtoon's YouTube Channel.

Considering that this series covers each game's plot and doesn't hesitate to poke fun at the biggest spoilers within each one, all spoilers are unmarked. Proceed at your own risk.


Final Fantasy In a Nutshell contains the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Personality Change: Everyone for the sake of Rule of Funny. Mostly in the Jerkass department, and most of the guys take a massive boost in their perversion stat.
  • Adapted Out: Played with. Some of the major players are completely absent from their game's parodies. Edge arrives a full game late of his with Gordon alongside him, which starts "The Outcasts" subplot.
  • Adobe Flash: The program used to animate the shorts.
  • Affectionate Parody: It's clear that RABtoons has a lot of love for the series, and doesn't mind tearing it apart for laughs.
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  • All Men Are Perverts: Virtually every guy gets a massive upgrade in perversion and make no attempt to hide that and their love for boobs. Heck, if there's a monster with boobs, no matter how inhuman it looks, chances are the heroes are going to point out that they'd still hit it.
    Hilda: Firion! Come to me! I must have you!
    Firion: Sweet! I knew you'd give in eventually.
    (Hilda suddenly transforms into a Lamia Queen)
    Lamia Queen: Ha ha ha ha ha! Now you are mine!
    Firion: Oh...kay, it's a bit kinky, but I can dig it. (unzips pants)
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: The art style can cause this to happen. It's mostly apparent with Don Corneo, whose "love" tattoo reads backwards if he's facing right. This is actually averted with Red XIII's head, but played straight with his body.
  • Ambiguous Syntax: Edge pulls this after the X parody.
    Edge: Yuffie, revive the Thief.
    Yuffie: Roger!
    Edge: No, not Roger. Thief!
    Gordon: Don't... don't make stupid jokes like that, man.
  • Amnesiac Hero: The cast of the first game don't have any memories of who they are and freak out when they realize this. It's because they don't have any backstories to go back on that explains why they have the crystals to begin with.
  • And Now For Something Completely Different: Squall says this word-for-word when the focus switches to Laguna for the first time.
  • April Fools' Day: The date the Onion Knight Edition of the FFIII Nutshell aired, which turned out to be a rehash of the III parody except with Onion Knights replacing Luneth and his party and very minor dialogue changes to reflect this. The soundtrack for the DS version was used and a new scene was added featuring Goldor. The video was later removed after RABtoons was threatened with demonitization.
  • Art Shift: Periodically. Some characters get more detailed for certain jokes, and the series also pokes fun at the instances found in the game themselves.
    (CGI scene in FFIX where Vivi shoots down an airship)
    Zidane: Wow, Vivi, why don't you do that more often?
    Vivi: Because it blew half our CGI budget. Now we have to fly to Lindblum using in-game graphics.
    (Airship shown flying to Lindblum on the world map using in-game polygon graphics)
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Apparently, walking on the world map in the first game is perfectly to scale.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: After Sephiroth kills President Shinra, Cloud realizes he left the Masamune behind for anyone to take, but he gets distracted by a helicopter and runs after it.
  • Awesome, but Impractical: The Emperor's Cyclone.
    Guard: Uh, sir, are you sure surrounding your fortress with a hurricane is such a good idea?
    Emperor: It's a freaking AWESOME idea!
    Guard: Um, no, not really. Bits of the castle keep breaking off, our men keep getting swept away and are falling to their deaths and Firion and his gang managed to find a way through anyway.
    (Beat)
    Emperor: Well, shit.
  • Awesome Music: In-Universe with Laguna’s theme, “The Man With the Machinegun”.
    Laguna: Time for the only thing people like from this game!
    (Laguna, Kiros, And Ward dance to “The Man With the Machinegun”)
    • It happens again later.
      Laguna: Stop cutting to me just when the story gets interesting! Now, if you’ll excuse me, JAILBREAK RAVE!
      (Laguna, Kiros, And Ward dance to “The Man With the Machinegun”)
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • Kefka provides a demonstration to show the other villains in the franchise how to win. As long as it doesn't involve time travel, anyway. During the final battle, he knocks out an entire party at once, and since the other heroes can't jump in, they surrender.
      Edgar: Well, clearly there's no way we can step in. Give up? All hail Kefka? Yeah? Okay. We're all agreed.
    • Sephiroth pulls an accidental one in VII. He blows up everything with Super Nova except the heroes. Since he overdid it and blew up their planet, they're stuck with each other for all eternity. More of a Pyrrhic Victory, really.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Taking care of a bunch of orphaned children after Kefka destroys the world turns Terra into this. She's barely gotten any sleep and and her hygiene is so bad she has a five o'clock shadow.
    Edgar: Wow. Stuck looking after a bunch of kids. You really got the short end of the stick with this whole end of the world thing, huh?
    Terra: Kiiiilll meeeeeee....
  • Baleful Polymorph: When the Warriors of Light cross a river.
    Warrior: We cross the river!
    (everyone jumps into the river and come up as a canoe)
    Black Mage: What the hell!?
    Thief: We turned into a canoe!?
    White Mage: I can’t feel my legs!
    Warrior: THIS IS NO WAY TO LIVE!
  • Be a Whore to Get Your Man: During Aerith's Death Montage, it's shown that Tifa flashed her boobs at Cloud to try to get his attention off Aerith. It didn't work.
  • Becoming the Mask: Cloud dresses up as a girl to disguise himself as a new recruit for Don Corneo's brothel, but the two hit it off, Corneo proposes and Cloud accepts. When Aerith tries crashing the wedding, Cloud insists that Corneo's not like other men and he can change him.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Xande. Luneth and the others don’t even give him a chance to fight them and send him away to join others like him.
    Xande: Mwahahahahaha! Your end is near, Warriors of Light!
    Luneth: Next!
    Xande: (shocked) But... but...
    Luneth: You’re not even the semi-final boss.
    Xande: I worked really hard-
    Luneth: OUT. SIDE.
    (Xande leaves dejected and sits with other big bad wannabes)
  • Big Eater: Gau can apparently eat enemies that are more than twice his size. In one bite.
  • Bittersweet Ending: With Kefka defeated, Celes is optimistic about the future ahead. Edgar reminds her that the world is still destroyed and countless monstrocities roam the world. Celes tells him they can rebuild, but Edgar tells her that it's the end of the game and needs to let it go. Roll the credits!
  • Black Comedy: All over the place. Before starting the series, they made a parody of Aerith's death scene and turned it into a Valentine's Day video.
    Sephiroth: Baby, you pierced my heart, just like I pierced yours.
    Aerith: (Blood from the Mouth) Aww. (Dies)
  • Black Comedy Rape: Implied when the underwater kiss between Tidus and Yuna ends up with her drowning, and Tidus decides to use the opportunity to take her lifeless body back underwater for some more.
  • Blank White Eyes: Used to indicate widened eyes, such as when a character is pissed off or shocked.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: Parodied with a certain line from VII.
    Aerith: This guy are sick.
    Cloud: Yes he are, Aerith. Yes he are.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Exdeath points this out after revealing himself as the splinter.
    Exdeath: I will now waste this opportunity to wipe you out and flee. Again. Excelsior!
  • Buffy Speak: When Cloud gets a laser to the stomach, he complains that he feels "bleedy".
  • But Now I Must Go: Shadow pulls this in VI, "for gameplay balancing purposes".
  • But Thou Must!:
    • The Mysidian Elder is adamant about Cecil needing to become a paladin.
      Cecil: I need to get to Baron.
      Elder: You are tainted by the darkness. You must go to Mount Ordeals and become a Paladin!
      Cecil: No, I'm good. Just let me through.
      Elder: No. Become a Paladin. You're really sucky as a dark knight.
      Cecil: I'm sure I'll be fine, just let me through!
      Elder: Nope!
      Cecil: My friends are in serious danger! Just let me through!
      Elder: Become. A Paladin.
      Cecil: Okay, how about you let me through and I promise to become a Paladin later?
      Elder: No.
      Cecil: You suck!
      Elder: You a douchebag!
    • In IX, when Vivi runs into Puck.
      Puck: Hey kid, I'll let you see the show if you become my slave.
      Vivi: Hell no. What kind of f——d up deal is that? I'll find my own way to see the show. (leaves, comes back a moment later) Okay, it seems I can't actually go anywhere else until I agree to your bulls—-.
  • Butt-Monkey: Pretty much everyone, but special mention to Thief, Gordon, Edge, Edward, Bartz, Setzer, and Tidus.
  • Callback:
    • When Sephiroth declares his plan to use Meteor, Tellah's spirit appears to warn him that using it won't work and that it kills you halfway through the game. Sephiroth simply dismisses him as the "Spoony Bard guy" who only freed Kain from his brainwashing for five minutes.
    • In the IX Outcasts segment and the Dissidia episode, the Thief and the Warrior refer to themselves as the names given to them in the first episode, Vagflaps and Gayface respectively.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Angelo Cannon!"
  • The Cameo:
    • Expect to see plenty of characters from different games appear in earlier parodies and even later episodes.
    • Hilda's rebellion is comprised of several non-Final Fantasy characters (see Shout-Out below).
    • During the cable grinding scene to stop Yuna and Seymour's wedding, Tidus spots Sonic the Hedgehog grinding on the other cable before knocking him off.
  • Cannot Tell Fiction from Reality: The Warrior in the first parody.
    Warrior: Oh my god, it's a vampire!
    Warrior: Man, that is so lame.
    Black Mage: Dude, this game came out in The '80s.
    Warrior: Game? THIS IS REAL LIFE!
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Most of the villains don't even try to hide it. Particular mention goes to the Evil Bookshelf in V and Seymour.
  • Car Fu: When the Liquid Flame confronts Bartz and his company, it gets taken out by Edge's car.
  • Celebrity Resemblance: RABtoons seemed to notice Cid Kramer's resemblance to Robin Williams like many others and went full throttle with it. Selphie even calls him Robin Williams at the end.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Edgar. He thinks Relm is hot. Strago tells him that she's ten. Edgar wonders if that's "Japanese Ten" thinking she's actually thirty instead.
    Strago: I want you out of my house.
  • Comedic Sociopathy: Another huge source of the series' humor is that terrible things can happen and it gets shrugged off by the main heroes. It makes it even funnier when the curtains come crashing back down on them.
  • Comically Missing the Point:
    • When Namingway changes Cecil's name to "Dickweed Assfart", Cecil complains that the name's longer than the six character name limit.
      Namingway: My name is Namingway! I can change you or anyone else in your party's names!
      Cecil: And what gives you, a rabbit from the moon, the authority to do that?
      Namingway: Gee, I don't know. What does give me the authority, Cecil? Or should I say, Dickweed Assfart!
      Cecil: What the!? (takes out his birth certificate and sees the change)
      Namingway: You just carry your birth certificate with you everywhere?
      Cecil: Hey! That's longer than the six character name limit!
      Namingway: THAT'S your problem with this!?
    • In V, no boats can sail across the ocean because there's no wind, but a wind drake was seen near a mountain. Hearing this, Bartz tries putting two and two together. He's shown swimming across the ocean in the next shot.
      Faris: Ugh. Moron.
    • When Ultros appears, Edgar complains that a salt water creature can't live in a river with fresh water. Ultros reminds him that he's a talking octopus with teeth that's weak to fire and pervs on women on all ages, but Edgar insists that an octopus doesn't belong in a river.
  • Continue Your Mission, Dammit!:
    • Tifa points out that Meteor is about to hit in a few days and Cloud is busy raising chocobos.
    • Squall decides to put saving Rinoa on hold because he's too busy playing cards.
    • Zidane complains that people in Burmecia are dying while Quina is catching frogs.
    • Later in the same episode, after Kuja takes off with Eiko, instead of immediately going after them, Zidane is too busy sorting out weapons and equipment to figure out how to upgrade his team's abilities. Freya and Vivi aren't having it.
    • Just as Tidus' party goes to fight the final battle, he's nowhere to be seen as he's playing Blitzball.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Squall actually gives Rinoa this name when she introduces herself as the member of the resistance.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle:
    • Garland gets his ass handed to him twice, whining how easily defeated he is each time. They don't even let him change into his final form.
    • The Emperor as well. He even surrenders when the heroes confront his dark form on Pandemonium because of how leveled up they are.
      Firion: Did you notice how it took us days to get to you?
      Emperor: Why yes! I can only assume you were paralyzed with fear!
      Firion: Noooo... we've been grinding like crazy, and now we've maxed out ALL our stats!
      Firion: (Firion and Maria smirk as Guy holds a jar of anal lube) Bend over.
      Emperor: (bends over submissively) Okay...
    • Luneth grows back to normal size and simply jumps on the Giant Rat.
    • Subverted in the IV parody. Fusoya and Golbez have already taken care of Zemus when Cecil arrives, and Golbez points out he was "super easy". After Cecil complains that going through the 12 floors of the final dungeon was now completely unnecessary, Rosa tells him to stop complaining. Then Zeromus appears.
    • Galuf makes very short work of Gilgamesh.
    • The Diamond Weapon is too occupied playing a mobile game and simply stomps on Cloud.
    • Kimahri gets utterly annihilated in his fight against Biran and Yenke, thanks to Tidus neglecting his sphere grid. All everyone can do is watch in horror while he gets pummeled off-screen.
  • Curse Cut Short: Some of the gags have one of the characters about to drop a Precision F-Strike only to get cut off somehow, mostly by cutting to the next sketch.
  • Dastardly Whiplash: President Shinra adopts this look when Reno questions his methods.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms:
    • Cloud recalls that he did this inside Tifa's house... in front of Tifa.
    • Zidane complains to his team that he wants at least one moment by himself for once so he can yank it.
  • Death by Falling Over: Aerith kicks the bucket this way, by slipping on Septiroth's blood after he got impaled with his own sword.
  • Death by Gluttony: To help him feel better, Celes feeds Cid Marquez as many fish as she can. Based on his fish-ridden corpse, she completely overdid it and accidentally killed him instead.
    Celes: Why won't you get better?!
  • Death from Above:
    • Kain attempts to pull one, but Cecil kills the enemy before he can land it, leaving Kain stuck offscreen. He starts freaking out.
      Kain: Am I gonna die!?
    • Sephiroth attempts this on Aerith, but has a change of heart and ends up getting impaled by his own sword instead. It still doesn't save her.
  • Death of the Hypotenuse: A seperate video made before the Nutshell series aired has Tifa gloating after Aerith is laid to rest. The scene was recycled for the nutshell version but this part was cut.
  • Did I Just Say That Out Loud?: When Tidus first sees Yuna, he immediately says how much he wants to tap it. When he realizes he said it out loud and everyone heard him, he proudly stands by what he said.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • The Emperor and his cyclone, which not only kills his own men, but Firion and his gang still manage to get through.
    • Vivi says this when he tries to free himself from a Prison Cage and sets himself on fire instead.
  • Disney Villain Death:
    • Terra, Celes and Edgar's freefall fight with the Air Force ends with the heroes going splat.
    • When Yuna jumps off the palace tower where she's about to be wed to Seymour.
      Yuna: Don't worry, I can fly! (jumps)
      Tidus: (to Rikku) Relax, she's probably gonna summon Valefor mid-fall and- (Yuna go splat)...Or she was just nuts!
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Quistis believes this is the reason why the boys choke on the test in the Fire Cavern. Stipping down to nothing but your underwear will probably do that.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Vivi's fate is given a last-second mention and comes out of nowhere.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Kuja, to the point where Zidane finds him hotter than Dagger. At first.
    Zidane: Damn, that is a fine piece of ass! Screw Dagger, give me some of that pie! Hot damn.
    Freya: Wait, what? No, that's not a-
    Zidane: Ah, look at those hips, that tight thong, and I love the way her Adam's apple just sticks out and- wait a minute.
  • Dungeon Bypass:
    • Bahamut tells the Warriors of Light to fetch him a rat's tail (from the Citadel of Trials) to present as proof of their courage. Warrior just goes offscreen and slices the tail off a hapless rat to give to him.
    • Princess Hilda and her rebels managed to retake her castle back from the Palmecian Empire. She goes into how it wasn’t an easy task, but then Firion pointed out he literally just ran in a straight line and killed the guy sitting on the throne without needing to fight anyone else.
    • Galuf warns the others that the big bridge has a lot of enemies and tells them to prepare themselves. To his surprise, Bartz, Lenna, and Faris just walk down the sides, avoiding any battles. Galuf mutters how that kind of kills the mood.
    • In some episodes, guards who refuse to let the heroes by are bypassed simply by jumping over them.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: A lot of characters appear in episodes long before their respective parodies are aired.
    • Inverted with Edge. He crashes his way into V, a full game late of his, due to traffic. Gordon's with him.
  • Easily Forgiven:
    • Gestahl can't bring himself to stay mad at Kefka for poisoning Doma Castle's water supply to kill everyone in it.
    • Tidus uses the "Sin's toxin" excuse when he steals from a shop and gropes a woman's breasts. They give him passes for it.
  • Ending Aversion: In-Universe. Luneth thinks so.
    Luneth: So that's it!? We save the world, and we get A BRIGHT SKY!?
    Topapa: Yep! The end!
    Luneth: F—- YOU!
  • Entitled Bastard: How Luneth views the Kingdom of Saronia.
    Castle Guard: (the castle shoots at the airship) FIRE! FIRE!
    (five minutes later)
    Alus: Please, Warriors! You must help us save our kingdom!
    Luneth: ... You assholes shot down our f—-ing airship!
  • Even Evil Has Standards: One of the Emperor's guards calls him out for ordering them to Rape, Pillage, and Burn a village. He's fine when the first two options are off the table.
    Emperor: Burn down their town! Pillage their goods! Rape their women!
    Guard: Whoa! What the hell, my lord?
    Emperor: Okay, okay, just burn down their town.
    Guard: Now that I can do!
  • Even the Girls Want Her:
    • When the heroes encounter Marilith in the first parody, even the White Mage admits she'd hit it.
    • When Bartz and Galuf check up on Faris, who's sleeping, both come out blushing and giggling with an erection. Lenna, too.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: Each video covers the plot of each game, and doesn't hesitate to poke fun at the massive spoilers throughout. Hope you played through most of them!
  • Eye Twitch:
    • Cecil does this when Kain appears and takes off with a crystal. He just can't catch a break.
    • Rinoa does this after Squall saves her and tells her it was her own fault for agreeing to be sealed away. She convinces herself that it's a strange way of him saying that he loves her.
  • Failed Attempt at Drama:
    • When Bartz tells Galuf and Lenna what his father's dying wish was. He's horrified at their response.
      Bartz: It was my father's dying wish for me to explore the world. Plus this time, it feels like the wind is calling me.
      Lenna: That is like, super gay.
      Galuf: Yeah, that's hella gay.
      Boko: *squawking* (SO gay)
    • When Zidane attempts to rescue Dagger during the battle of Alexandria, he slips and falls to his doom instead.
    • When Zidane later visits Dagger with the garnet gem in hand, he tosses it to her, but it hits the ground and breaks.
      Dagger: What the f—-?! You f—-ing moron! Why didn't you just hand it to me like a normal person?
      Zidane: I'm sorry, I-I-I was just trying to a-add dramatic flair!
      Dagger: You broke a f—-ing precious family heirloom, you dopey f—-!
    • Right after Dagger performs her Important Haircut to dramatic music, saying it's symbolic, Zidane tells her that all she did was give herself a bad haircut.
  • Fan Disservice:
    • Relm paints a still life of Ultros and makes him look much sexier than he ever deserved to be.
    • Scattered throughout various episodes are portraits of Tifa, Lulu, Rosalina, Peach, and Jill, who are extremely obese.
  • Fartillery:
    • Galuf's spirit pulls a "ghost fart" on the heroes at the end of V
    • When Zidane touches Garnet's butt in IX as they're climbing a ladder, she retaliates by farting on him.
  • Foreshadowing: In the III parody.
    Luneth: Now we're taking orders from trees as well as crystals? What's next, are we going to fight a cloud?
    Refia: Um...
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Edward. His weapon is practically useless and Cecil doesn't hide his disdain for him.
    • Tidus. Everyone makes it clear that they don't like him, the sound of his voice, and don't even know his name.
  • Fun with Acronyms: Cloud thinks AVALANCHE is simply a protest group, and the name stands for "Angry Very Annoyed Liberals Against Nasty Corporations Hurting Earth." Barret has no words for it.
  • Fun with Subtitles: If the Chocobos spoke English, they'd be the most foul-mouthed characters in the series.
    (two Chocobos watch Cloud running back and forth on the Chocobo tracks)
    Chocobo 1: *squawking* (... What the hell is he doing?)
    Chocobo 2: *squawking* (Is he mocking us!?)
    Chocobo 1: *squawking* (I’m gonna go kick his ass!)
  • Funny Background Event:
    • The Thief is seen dead in the background during some of the skits. In one, a wolf drags his corpse away and in another his corpse is floating away in a swamp. He lays dead again on the airship while the Black Mage goes and jumps off the side.
    • In II, Guy is often put in random places in the background. At one point he's laying down, and upside down in another.
  • Gag Boobs / Gainaxing: Tifa and Lulu. Cloud reflexively calls the former “Boobs” when she bounced, and Yuna calls the latter out on her victory pose.
  • Gag Series: Each episode is comprised of several short sketches poking fun at the stories, characters and game mechanics.
  • Giant Space Flea Out Of Nowhere: Lampshaded when Necron suddenly appears as the final boss of IX, just when Zidane thought the game was finally over.
  • Groin Attack:
    • After Faris comes out as a woman, Bartz asks why it was necessary to pretend to be a man. She points out that she's the only woman on a ship filled with "rapey" pirates. His imagination starts to go places and she kicks him in the jewels for it. Or is it crystals? Whatever.
      Faris: Yes. I'm actually a woman.
      Bartz: Oh good! Then my boners for you weren't gay! But why pretend to be a guy?
      Faris: You try being the only woman amongst a bunch of rapey pirates!
      Bartz: He he heh... rapey... (gets kicked in the nuts by Faris)
    • In the same episode, Gilgamesh gets the hell punched out of him by Galuf, who also lands a low blow.
      Gilgamesh: Ow, my nuts!
    • Tidus gets punched in the balls by Cid for getting excited about Yuna's wedding to Seymour.
      Cid: Yep! There she is. Looks like she's getting married.
      Tidus: Oooooooh! A wedding! I hope there's a band and lots of beautiful flowers, oh! Oh! I'm going to have to get a new dress!
      Cid: Goddammit son! I'm gonna punch you in your little bitch testicles if you don't shut up! In fact, I'm gonna do it anyway! (punches Tidus in the crotch)
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: The guards in most episodes are hilariously incompetent.
    Biggs: Keep a close eye on her (Celes).
    Wedge: Can do! I can sleep for days!
    Biggs: Don't you mean "go for days without sleeping?"
    Wedge: *snoring*
    Biggs: Whatever, I'm gonna leave without locking this door.
    (Locke breaks in and rescues Celes, then bumps into Biggs).
    Locke: Oh, um, hey.
    Biggs: Eh, go ahead. What do I care?
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: When Ingus is confused, Luneth attacks him to cure him, but slices him vertically in half instead. Arc and Refia are understandably horrified. Luneth later does the same thing to Doga before chopping off Unei's head to form the Sycrus Key. Again, Arc and Refia are horrified.
  • Handshake Substitute:
    • When Bartz finds out that Boko's knocked up another chocobo, they do a fist bump.
    • Cloud and Squall also do a fist bump in the Dissidia episode when Cloud points out he doesn't wear as much as the others.
      Squall: You and me both, buddy. Urban fantasy, represent! (fist bump)
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Kain Highwind, who also points out whenever he's become good or evil again.
  • Homoerotic Subtext: Played for Laughs between Cloud and Barret. Barret ends up being Cloud's date on the Gold Saucer and gets lucky. They later appear in the IX parody riding on a ferris wheel together.
  • HP to 1: Beatrix annihilates Zidane's party but leaves them all with 1 HP to prove that she's "not a total bitch", just morally conflicted. When they fight her again, they don't even bother since they know she'll leave them all with 1 HP again. When Zidane later calls her out for not realizing the Queen was Obviously Evil sooner, Beatrix uses the trope as a threat.
    Beatrix: The princess? I suddenly realize the queen is evil and will switch sides.
    Zidane: And the fact the queen is a genocidal backstabbing warmonger didn't do that sooner... because...?
    Beatrix: Biiiiitch, do I have to cut your HP down to one again? Again?
    Zidane: ...I'll behave.
  • Human Shield:
    • In III, Luneth is hesitant about recruiting Arc as he doesn't think he'd be a useful ally, but decides to anyway because Arc could make a decent human shield at least. Arc doesn't seem to mind.
    • Sorceress Adel uses Rinoa as one and taunts the heroes thinking they won't attack her. They unload everything on her anyway and Rinoa is caught completely in the crossfire.
      Rinoa: Thanks a lot, guys...
  • Hypocritical Humor: Bartz pulls this line after a Chocobo coughs two crystal shards.
    Bartz: You're telling me this Chocobo swallowed shards that ended up here from the crystal that exploded ALL the way on the other side of the world? Ridiculous. (upbeat) Now come on, let's all four of us fly across the ocean on this SINGLE Chocobo!
  • I Lied: When Garnet finds out that Queen Brahne destroyed Burmecia, the queen claims it was done in self-defense. A prompt pops up and the player chooses the "Believe her" option.
    Garnet: Well, if the player forced me to select the "Believe you" option, then you must be telling the truth.
    Brahne: Ha! I lied!
    Kuja: 'Sup, babe? (knocks Garnet out with a finger snap and picks her up) Mmm. I'll be in my bunk.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: The "Steamed Hams" parody has Seymour treating Grand Maester Mika to a meal, but when his roast is ruined, he chases Vaan, kills him and treats Grand Maester Mika to "Vaan Burgers", or "Steamed Vaans".
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice:
    • Firion, Maria, and Guy accidentally run straight into a Palmecian guard’s lance, shishkabobbing themselves.
    • The Wind Crystal in III accidentally does this to Luneth when it summons him by opening a hole from underneath his feet. He falls onto a sharp rock.
    • When Sephiroth pulls his infamous Death from Above attack on Aerith, he misses the shot and gets impaled with the Masamune instead.
    • When Zidane only impresses 99 out of 100 nobles, with the one unimpressed noble being a total Jerkass, Zidane responds by throwing his sword straight into his head. The remaining 99 are impressed.
    • Tidus accidentally does this to himself when performing his victory pose, impaling his head with his own sword.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: The Emperor makes one as part of his stand-up comedy gig.
    Emperor: So I was feeling under the weather the other day, and I went to make a doctor's appointment. And the lady said, "The doctor will see you Esunas he can. *Rim Shot* Get it? Like, Esuna, the healing spell? Es-sun-as he can? Esuna?
    Audience member: You suck!
    (nervous forced laughter from the audience)
  • Inflating Body Gag: When Cloud performs CPR on Priscilla, he overdoes it and inflates her entire body like a balloon, causing her to float away. Whoops.
  • Inner Monologue: Tidus has a large one, confusing Lulu and Wakka. Reason why it was long was because Tidus was describing practically every second, including the random battles.
  • Insult Backfire: Subverted in V. Faris laughs when Bartz calls her a "piratey-pirate''. She's shown crying about it later. She has feelings, too, you know!
  • Interface Spoiler: Cecil realizes not all is right when Baigan joins the party since they already have five people in it and he doesn't have a profile picture.
    Cecil: Hang on! We already have five people in the party, and you don't have a profile picture when you talk.
    Baigan: Aww, you got me!
    Cecil: Nice try, though!
    Baigan: I almost had you!
    Cecil: Yep. Almost. (stabs Baigan dead)
  • Interspecies Romance: Hojo tries to breed a new generation of ancients by having Aerith and Red XIII go on a date.
  • Ironic Name:
    • Thief. By his own admission, he can't actually steal anything, but he can run away.
    • The Calm Lands in FFX. Tidus assumes it's nice and peaceful, but Wakka tells him it's the exact opposite, as it has more random monsters than anywhere in Spira. Tidus isn't surprised.
  • It's All About Me: Tidus tells his party that the game is his story. They're not amused, believing they all contributed to the game's narrative, not just him.
  • Karma Houdini: Lampshaded with Cecil, as a few characters are clearly upset that becoming a paladin somehow clears him of all of the terrible things he did. Ultimately subverted.
    Mysterious Light: I now knight you as a Paladin, a holy warrior of light, with sexy flowing hair. And suddenly all of your inner conflict over killing innocent people is gone.
    Cecil: Awesome!
    Mysterious Light: You will also have to start over from level one and all of your armor and weapons suck, bye! (vanishes)
    Cecil: Son of a bitch!
  • Lame Rhyme Dodge: When Wakka dodges Lightning.
    Tidus: That was close. If you're not careful, she'll ruin your franchise.
    Wakka: My what?
    Tidus: Your french fries! See?
    (Lightning glares at Wakka and swats down a box of fries he was holding)
    Wakka: ... Right... I don't get it.
  • Laugh Track: Happens in IV when Cecil mentions the crap he has to put up with.
  • Lawful Stupid: Kain refuses to attack his enemy until his ATB bar fills because it's the rules. Cecil ignores him and immediately kills it.
    Kain: Hey, stop! You're breaking the rules! How dare you insult and undermine my authority! I challenge you to a duel! ...As soon as my ATB bar fills.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: The infamous sound clip is used when the Warriors of Darkness kamikaze themselves into the Cloud of Darkness to little effect.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Subverted in the Dissidia episode. Cosmos summons the protagonists of each game together to have them determine which is the the best Final Fantasy game of all. Instead of having them duke it out, they get into an argument about whose game sucks the most.
    Cloud: Is this for real? You gathered ten of the greatest heroes of the multiverse to settle a debate?
  • Level Grinding: Warrior goes overboard with this. IN SPADES with Firion and friends.
    White Mage: Um, Warrior? Don't you think we may be level grinding a bit too much?
    Warrior: (all bulked out) I don't have a problem! I can quit whenever I want!
    White Mage: I never said you had a problem.
    Warrior: Good! 'Cause I don't! (twitches) Hey, does anyone else wanna beat up more monsters? No? Just me?
  • Literal-Minded: Squall tries to "Draw Magic" by doing a sketch on a piece of paper of him setting someone on fire. Quistis facepalms and tells him that's not how it works.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: With his character arc complete, Laguna pulls this on Squall and hauls ass the moment he does.
  • Man Bites Man: Luneth gets his finger bitten by a dwarf when he points out how tiny they are.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Apparently, Setzer's party thought that his love Darill was a man the entire time, and are surprised to learn she was a woman. He even asks if the party actually thought he was gay.
    Setzer: Of course she’s a woman! What, you thought I was gay!?
    Celes: Well... a bit.
    Edgar: Yeah, I mean, you have that long, white hair.
    Celes: And that fabulous outfit.
    Sabin: And you wear lipstick.
    Setzer: I'M TRYING TO HAVE A POIGNANT MOMENT HERE!
  • Mistaken for Racist: If someone comments on a Black Mage, expect this to happen.
    • When the Black Mage questions the battle system of the first game, the Warrior retorts by asking him why he's literally black.
      White Mage: Oh my god, Warrior, you can't just ask people why they're black!
    • After Zidane and Vivi visit the Black Mage Village.
      Zidane: Aww, look! It's a town full of Giant Vivis!
      Vivi: Oh, so all black mages look the same, do they?
      Zidane: Yes, you literally all do.
    • Vivi gets payback later.
      Vivi: Aww, it's a town full of Zidanes. See? That's how it feels, jerk.
  • Mood Whiplash: Similar to the example above with Setzer, expect to have the more dramatic, saddest or sexiest scenes played out normally only to be ripped apart with a gag. For instance, the scene where Yuna dances after Operation Mi'ihen ends in a bloodbath.
    Tidus: People die and Yuna dances. When will she stop dancing?
    Wakka: It does seem a bit insensitive.
    (Yuna dances wildly while loud rave music is playing, with dead bodies in the background)
  • Most Annoying Sound: In-Universe.
    • The Warrior tells Thief to stop saying "Ow" every second. The Thief calls him an asshole and tells him he's poisoned.
    • The infamous laugh between Tidus and Yuna makes everyone else around them feel uncomfortable. Except Kefka, who joins in.
  • Mutual Kill: Barret and Dyne fight each other by firing their machine guns at each other, riddling their bodies with bullets.
  • My Friends... and Zoidberg: Before attacking the empire, Cecil declares that they finally have a (somewhat) decent team. And Edward. Then again when everyone pulls their Big Damn Heroes moment against the Giant of Babil.
    Yang: Don't worry guys! The cavalry's here!
    Cecil: Yang!
    Cid: We've got your back, Cecil!
    Cecil: Cid!
    Porom: Don't forget about us!
    Cecil: Palom! Porom! You're alive!
    Edward: And I'm here, too!
    Cecil: Yeah whatever.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Sephiroth has this dilemma after he jumps from high above to kill Aerith.
    Sephiroth: (in the air) Oh god, I can't do this. She's just a sweet and innocent girl that got tied up in this mess. I can't kill her. But I already jumped. No. There's still time! Hyah! (tosses the Masamune into the air, hits the ground and gets impaled with it)
    Aerith: Oh, that was close. That could've killed me! (walks past Sephiroth, slips on his blood, breaks her neck and dies anyway)
  • Mystery Box: After Firion and his crew kill the Behemoth, the Emperor awards them with a prize, between Princess Hilda, the Masamune, a trip to Mysidia, or trading all three for the mystery box. Firion goes straight for the mystery box, earning him Hilda's exasperation, an eternal stay in the dungeon and tickets to the Emperor's comedy show.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Skull Eater. When Bartz seems to realize the trope at hand, everyone else in his party has been gruesomely decapitated, and he's next.
  • No Continuity: Seymour points this out in the X parody.
    Tidus: Didn't I behead you so you wouldn't come back to life and do exactly this?
    Seymour: This is a parody. It doesn't have to make sense or have continuity. (deadpan) Now I must go. My planet needs me. (is lifted upward out of frame)
    Yuna: So are we just ripping off The Simpsons now?
    (Cut to the next sketch)
    Seymour: See? No continuity.
  • No Fourth Wall: The characters know that they're in a game and a video parody, and question virtually everything that goes on in each episode, whether it's the story, gameplay mechanics, and even the gags themselves.
    Brother: I have found Yuna!
    Cid: Where? Use that gizmo to somehow let us see where she is in high definition!
    Brother: I use it to watch her shower!
    Cid: Yeah, yeah, I get it, you're inbred. We'll have plenty of jokes about that in the X-2 Nutshell. Just show us Yuna! And not naked!
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gilgamesh is on the receiving end of this by Galuf.
  • Obviously Evil:
    • Zidane points this out to Beatrix about Queen Brahne.
    • Lulu describes Seymour as the "obvious-from-the-moment-you-see-him villain".
  • Off with His Head!:
    • When Luneth fights against Doga and Unei, the latter meets this fate.
    • When Bartz discovers the Skull Eater and wonders why it's called that, the rest of his team have been decapitated.
    • As Tidus visits the hospital after his victory pose causes him to impale himself with his own sword, Cloud visits with Tifa and Barret, who are holding their own severed heads.
      Doctor: Now Cloud, what have I told you about swinging your sword around when you win battles?
    • After Seymour dies from his first boss battle, Tidus proceeds to decapitate him and kill the two Guado who would have carried him out to make sure he doesn't come back.
      Yuna: What the hell, he was already dead! And they were innocent!
      Tidus: Trust me, I just saved us from three very annoying boss battles.
  • Oh, Crap!
    • The Giant Rat's reaction when Luneth grows back to normal size.
    • When Rydia summons Titan.
      Cecil: Relax, it’s just gonna be a scripted battle where we ca- OH HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST!!! (Titan appears and pwns Cecil and Kain)
    • When Zidane and Garnet get “married” to pass the dwarves, Zidane slyly suggests they should consummate the “marriage”. Garnet reminds him that the “marriage” was just in name only to get past said dwarves and that they didn’t have to consummate it. Vivi reacts in horror.
      Vivi: (with Quina smoking behind him) What do you mean we didn’t have to consummate it!?
    • Later, Zidane tosses the garnet gem to Dagger, but it hits the ground and she absolutely loses her shit at him for breaking a precious family heirloom. He pulls an Active Time Event in desperation to escape from her wrath.
      Vivi: Huh? We're on me now? Oh, right. Zidane must've pissed someone off again.
  • One-Hit Kill: Cloud uses an elixir on Gi Nattak to Red XIII's disappointment.
  • Only Sane Man: Red XIII, Squall and Vivi are clearly the more sane ones. Cecil to a degree, as he points out all the crap he has to go through.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Luneth doesn’t think much of the ghosts of Kazus.
  • Palette Swap: Edgar mentions that his disguise as Gerad was this, and changes his colors with a snap. Terra tries adopting her default green hair color the same way, and Edgar changes it back. She pulls the same palatte swap trick on him.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aeris, and Red XIII manage to get by security unnoticed while poorly disguised as Shinra soldiers.
    Shinra guard 1: (Disguised Cloud, Barret, Tifa, Aeris, and Red XIII walk by him) Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. Yep. And that's everyone.
    Shinra guard 2: (walks up) We've been informed to look for a guy with spiky hair, a giant black guy, a chick with huge boobs, a chick with no so huge boobs, a red lion-tiger-like thing, and a ninja girl... maybe.
    Shinra guard 1: Uh, I think I would have noticed people like that, thank you.
  • Plot Armor: Lampshaded by Bartz when Faris questioned why they didn't get sucked into the void.
    Bartz: Because, we're the main characters! Duh!
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: When Cosmos brings the heroes together in the Dissidia parody, most of them are completely rude and antagonistic toward each other, while the villains Chaos summoned are all drinking wine together, having nothing but nice things to say to each other, united in their love for evil.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Yuna decides to defeat Yu Yevon by bringing up all of his homophobic and racist tweets from 2007. It's enough to make it announce the cancellation of the destruction of the world.
  • Poor Communication Kills: When Barret tells Cloud about attacking the Guard Scorpion when its tail is up, Cloud immediately attacks and gets a hole in his torso. Barret complains that he was going to tell him about its counterattack if Cloud had let him finish.
  • Potty Failure: Steiner sneaks Dagger past a security guard, who thinks he's carrying a stinking bag of Gysahl pickles. It's actually Garnet, who's been in the bag for days and couldn't hold it in. Steiner is understandably grossed out.
  • Power Copying: Strago boasts that he learns the bad breath attack by witnessing it. Edgar tells him he doesn't need to make excuses and should brush his teeth once in a while.
  • Power Up Letdown:
    • As the Warrior flies the airship, the White Mage points out the many restrictions placed upon them.
    • Firion is excited to have access to Ultima, the strongest spell in the game, then is informed it's only strong if he's leveled up all his other magic spells, making him curse in frustration.
    • Bartz is excited to fly on a wind drake until they bump into a mountain, and our hero is disappointed that it can't fly vertically over it. In response, the wind drake sends him flying over it (and to his doom).
  • President Evil: Edea kills the president and takes the spot for herself, becoming this. Then she swears to build a wall and Make Galbadia Great Again.
  • Product Placement: The end of the VIII parody features a plug by Squall's voice actor, Matt Raftis, who narrates audio books on time management.
  • Properly Paranoid: Steiner accuses Zidane of touching Garnet, even though she tells him nothing happened. Zidane removes himself from the picture the moment Garnet realizes she's not wearing underwear.
  • The Protagonist: Argued at the beginning of VI between Terra, Locke, Celes, Edgar and Setzer. Mog wins for being on the game's cover. For the US version of "Final Fantasy III" anyway.
    Locke: I thought this was Final Fantasy VI.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!:
    • Luneth calls out Sarah for waiting before jumping in to help.
    Luneth: We're! Freakin'! KIDS!!!
    • Vivi towards Steiner when the Bomb was looming behind him.
    Vivi: Look! The f—-! Behind you! Dickhead!
  • Reality Ensues:
    • When Edgar, Celes and Terra are fighting against the Air Force in a free fall battle, their weapons are ineffective and the fight ends with them going splat.
    • In the II parody, the Emperor over-estimates his own abilities, brushing off the Dark Knight's warnings about the feats Firion and his friends have done. It ended they way you think.
      Dark Knight: So what kind of powers you got? Any world ending stuff? Joint summons? What you got in mind?
      Emperor: Well none of that! I'm an emperor!
      Dark Knight: Uh... what?
      Emperor: Well I'm a pretty bad man! I've killed a lot of people!
      Dark Knight: Firion has killed giants, dragons, chimeras, ghouls, half of our soldiers, and elites! What the hell are you thinking, man? You can't take this guy!
      Emperor: Naw, man, I got this!
      (Scene change to Firion stabbing the Emperor repeatedly while the Dark Knight watches from a distance)
      Emperor: AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! OH GOD THIS SUCKS!!! WHY DID YOU LET ME DIRECTLY TAKE THEM ON!? (dies)
      Firion: Well that was easy! Party at Hilda's! WHOO!!
    • When Rinoa performs the Angelo Cannon, poor Angelo dies on impact.
      Rinoa: Angelo Cannon! (shoots Angelo into the monster group where he messily splatters on impact) ... uh... oops...
      Squall: What the @#$& is wrong with you!?
  • Recycled Premise:
    • Lampshaded in the V parody, where the narrator thinks he's been given the script for the first game instead.
    • After Zidane realizes that he's from another world, Kuja is his brother and might be redeemed, Cecil complains that they're stealing his thunder and he did it first. Garland's standing next to him.
  • Reluctant Hero: Bartz, initially. Boko has to chew him out for it.
    Boko: *squawking* (Aren't you going to go back and help them?)
    Bartz: I know, she was hot, Boko. But there were like, two goblins out there, I could've died!
    Boko: *squawking* (Don't be a little bitch, HELP THEM!)
    Bartz: Fine, I'll take advice from a Chocobo and risk my life for two random strangers.
  • Rubber Hose Limbs: The art style draws character's arms as curved lines.
  • Running Gag:
    • "Sleep it off, you'll be fine."
    • If something seems sexy, no matter how gross or monstrous it is, the heroes point out that they'd still hit it.
    • In the parody for III, Luneth takes things without paying and ups his tab, only to tell his party "We can never (visit this place) again".
    • In the IV parody, Cecil, Kain and Golbez give someone a card apologizing for their villainous wrongdoings in surprisingly accurate detail.
      Rydia: Where the hell are you guys getting these cards?
    • Also in IV some party members sacrificing themselves to save everyone else, which gets on Cecil's nerves.
      Cecil: Would everyone please stop sacrificing themselves for a few minutes!? We are literally getting nowhere in this narrative because everyone decides to kill themselves over the slightest thing going wrong!
    • The heroes of V pointing and laughing at someone.
    • "Excelsior!"
    • Cid's Mickey Mouse "ha ha!" laugh in the VIII parody.
    • A character having a baffled and silent "I don't know!" expression as with RABtoons other works.
    • Characters introducing themselves or others, ending with "by the way".
    • In X no one knows Tidus's name since it was never spoken aloud the whole episode.
    • "No need to be a dick about it."
    • Some characters bypass guards by jumping on them or over them, accompanied by the Mario jump sound effect.
    • If there's any writing, expect to see the phrase "Pee is stored in the balls".
  • Samus Is a Girl:
    • When Faris reveals that she's a woman, Bartz is glad that his boners for her weren't gay.
    • When Setzer reveals that Darill was a woman, the party is shocked, thinking she was a guy instead due to her name.
  • Save Scumming: Zidane reveals that he's been doing this for Tetra Master.
    Zidane: Don't hate the player. Hate the mandatory card game.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!:
    • The Black Mage jumps off the airship in the first parody.
    • Cecil simply walks away when Rubicante shows up, to the latter's disappointment.
    • Cecil gets fed up after being told Golbez is actually his brother when he sarcastically joked about it and quits. His part then gets played by Barret Wallace.
    • Three episodes later, Barret ditches his team after fighting an icicle, and his part gets played by Cecil.
    • Cyan pretty much declares this when Sabin tries to stop the Ghost Train with his bare hands. Cyan and Shadow jump out of the way while Sabin gets run over by it.
    • Edgar and Sabin pull this when they find a Zone Eater, leaving Gogo waiting inside for someone to discover him.
    • Cloud decides to forfeit the submarine mini-game and let Shinra get the Materia.
    • Zidane does this in the Festival of the Hunt when the guard kept explaining things while the timer was going down, then invites him to go out for a drink since he'd get better stuff if his teammates win anyway.
  • Self-Deprecation:
    • The description of the second game's parody mentions that it's one of Fullmetalraz's favorites, but since he likes XIII and all of its sequels, he states that his opinion is invalid.
    • The fifth episode mistakenly refers to Krile as Galuf's daughter when she's actually his granddaughter. In the sixth episode, Strago introduces his granddaughter, Relm, and Edgar thinks it's his daughter instead. Strago asks what idiot would make the same mistake twice.
    • When Mog tries to have Umaro recruited, Edgar points out that the party's gotten so big he can't remember their names, and refers to them all by insults. This even includes him, "a pompous egotistical king". The other thirteen aren't pleased.
      Edgar: Let's see... there's that pansy ass thief (Locke), the half-esper emo freak (Terra), my dumbass brother (Sabin), an asshole ninja (Shadow), uncle Macbeth (Cyan), soppy tits (Celes), the gay gambler (Setzer), that stupid animal kid (Gau), the old fogey (Strago), old fogey's annoying ass kid (Relm), that stupid cat thing (Mog), some robed moron who copies everyone (Gogo), a pompous egotistical king (Edgar), and now you want me to add a stupid yeti (Umaro) into the mix? (everyone glares at him) Why're you all staring at me?
  • Senseless Sacrifice: Pretty much everywhere there's a sacrifice involved. The IV parody has an absolute field day with this.
  • Shout-Out:
    • Hilda's rebellion has Sonic the Hedgehog, Link, Marcus Fenix, Heather Mason, James Sunderland, Chris Redfield, Crash Bandicoot, Mario, Nico Bellic, Booker DeWitt, and Altair, who all appeared in previous RABToons parodies.
    • When Guy reveals he speaks beaver, The Angry Beavers appear in the background.
    • When a wind drake is introduced, it has the face of, well, Drake.
    • When the wind drake throws Bartz over the mountain, he let's off a Goofy scream.
    • The Air Force boss laughs like Muttley after Terra, Edgar and Celes suffer a Disney Villain Death.
    • The sequence of Cloud running for the Shinra troopers is like that of Paper Mario.
    • Sephiroth actually seems pretty mellow when he's introduced. Until he reads A Game of Thrones and burns down Nibelheim when his favorite characters die.
    • "The Outcasts" subplot starting from the VII parody ends with "The Outcasts Will Return", parodying the Marvel Cinematic Universe. X even ends with "Gilgamesh Will Return".
    • When Quistis fires the machine gun, she yells, in a male voice, "Hasta la vista, baby!"
    • The Final Fantasy VIII episode features a full-blown Back to the Future gag.. The Warrior of Light (resembling Doc Brown without his helmet) uses a DeLorean to go to Squall's time, telling him they have to do something about the future of the series because Final Fantasy XIII gets two sequels.
      Squall: Great Scott!
    • Dagger tries pulling the infamous "Say what again" line from Pulp Fiction on Steiner, daring him to call her princess while she's armed with a gun. He doesn't get it and she has to explain the reference to him.
    • Regent Cid's frog transformation gives him the appearance and voice of Kermit the Frog.
    • Before the X parody aired, a parody of the "Steamed Hams" short from The Simpsons aired, featuring Seymour, Grand Maester Mika and Vaan. Later in the actual episode, he pulls the "My planet needs me" stunt. Yuna points out what they're ripping off. Later, the "Steamed Hams" parody returns, but Yuna quickly puts a stop to it.
    • When Wakka introduces himself, Tidus asks him if he's Jake the Dog from Adventure Time. Wakka retorts by asking him if he's Ratchet from Ratchet & Clank.
    • The infamous hair gag from There's Something About Mary is used to explain Wakka's hairstyle. As well as Seymour's.
    • When Thief tells Edge about the world they're in and they have to save the doctor, Edge responds with "Doctor Who"?
  • Slapstick Knows No Gender: The ladies aren't spared from being punched, stabbed, decapitated, killed, or blown up any less than the guys.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Lampshaded in the Dissidia episode with Terra, who is the only female protagonist in the group, appearing as the VI representative instead of Edgar.
    Terra: Edgar wanted to be here, but he said, and I quote: "It's a total sausage fest, (irritated) send the esper emo freak instead"...
  • Sociopathic Hero: All over the place. Most of the cast, really.
  • So Long, and Thanks for All the Gear:
    • Firion cries when Josef dies, but only because all the decent armor he gave him is now crushed. When Minwu dies, Firion tries to take his useful gear back, but Minwu fades out of existence before he can.
    • When Aerith dies, Tifa asks Cloud if he removed all her items, money and gear. Based on how fast she sinks into the water, he clearly didn't.
  • Sore Loser: Trance Kuja pulls a Taking You with Me on the party.
    Trance Kuja: If I can't win... F—- YOU! ULTIMA, BEEEEIIIIIIIITCH! (cue stock explosion)
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: Guy speak beaver. Somewhat with Bartz. He can only understand half of what what his Chocobo says.
    Boko: *squawking* (Bartz! A meteorite fell over there!)
    Bartz: What is it, boy? Little Jimmy fell down the well?
    Boko: *squawking* (No retard, a meteorite fell OVER THERE!)
    Bartz: There's a hot girl over there? I'm on my way!
  • Spoiled Sweet: Rinoa mentions that she broke out of jail because her dad's rich and white.
  • The Stinger: Most episodes after VII feature a post-credits scene following The Outcasts. The first Outcasts episode even ends with Edge saying the whole episode was an after credits scene.
  • Stock Footage: Often in the form of a huge explosion.
  • Stripperiffic: Yunalesca, full stop. Tidus even mistakes her for a stripper and treats her as such.
    Tidus: THAT'S Lady Yunalesca? Hot damn! Yuna, I hate to break it to you, but you were clearly named after daddy's favorite stripper.
    Yunalesca: Just for that, I'm gonna kill you first.
    Tidus: Kill as in XP grind on my junk til I level up in my pants?
  • Stupid Evil: The Emperor, in spades. His mooks point out virtually every flaw in his plans for him, but he's too much of a Smug Snake to realize it.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That:
    • In the II parody, the dying Wyvern tasks Firion with taking the last wyvern egg to the Spring of Life, which Firion assumes will help let it hatch. The Wyvern's response? "Uh, sure, why not?"
    • In VI, when Edgar decides to go to Narshe, he tells Locke to be useless somewhere else and sneak into enemy territory. Locke assumes it'll help the rebellion, and Edgar also replies with, "Sure, why not?"
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
    • When the heroes encounter Exdeath for the first time, it's actually Golbez. Then when the real Exdeath kicks him out, he refers to himself as "Evil Tree Golbez".
      Golbez: (appears) Yes! It is I! The evil warlock, Exdeath! Mwahahahaha! (Exdeath walks in and kicks Golbez out of frame) Ow!
      Exdeath: No you’re not! Get out of here, you!
    • When Galuf kicks the bucket in the same episode.
      Bartz: Galuf! You can't die! We need you!
      Galuf: D-Don't *cough* worry. I will pass my... exact abilities, level and stats onto my... daughternote ... and all my equipment will fit her perfectly... some...how. (dies)
      Bartz: Oh, okay, then. I guess that works out pretty well. (drops Galuf and leaves)
  • Take That, Audience!: The opening for the IX parody takes a small jab at the fandom.
    Narrator: Final Fantasy IX, the one everyone hated but now loves. Oh but wait, that's all of them. You stay confusing, Final Fantasy fans.
  • Take That!:
    • The opening of the III parody opens with the announcer saying the game was the last to be localized for the west because of how bad it was.
    • Towards Gogo and Umaro about how useless they are as party members.
      Edgar: Right. We have our three teams of four. Let’s go get Kefka!
      Gogo: What about us?
      Edgar: Uh, stay up here and be useless?
      • Before that, during the skit in Mobliz, there was a graffiti on the ground reading "Umaro Sux!"
    • In VIII Squall calls out the absurdity of the party's forgotten origins, being no more than an Ass Pull.
      Squall: Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa! Hold up! You're telling me we all just happened to be raised in the same orphanage, even those of us that came from completely different regions who just happened to join a team... by chance... INCLUDING the teacher and my nemesis? And we were raised by the same Sorceress we're all trying to defeat? And we all just happen to CONVENIENTLY forget this because we sometimes use summoned monsters... I mean... that's ridiculous in its own right... but it made us specifically forget what should be a HUGE part of our lives in particular! Huh... I mean... how does using a summoned monster even make you forget things anyway?
      Quistis: Okay, I get it. It's not as good as VI or VII. Just... just roll with it, okay?
    • In IX after Garnet does her Important Haircut, Zidane downplays it by saying that was a pointless thing to do and that it looks stupid to boot.
      • Also towards the sudden appearance of Necron.
        Necron: Hey.
        Zidane: Uh... hi...?
        Necron: So... we gonna like fight, or...
        Zidane: Uh... I’m sorry... uh... who are you?
        Necron: A poorly implemented final boss.
        Zidane: Aw man!
    • The VIII and X parodies take a jab at the XIII trilogy, joking that Lightning ruined the franchise.
    • The Dissidia parody takes several jabs at each game in the series, but II, III and VIII get the worst of it.
  • Talking to Himself: Invoked and lampshaded in the Dissidia parody, where Bartz tells Tidus that he has a charasmatic and smooth voice, and Tidus returns the compliment. They're both voiced by the same actor, Reggie Gacad (Regacman).
  • They Killed Kenny Again: A lot of characters get killed in one sketch and appear fine in the next.
  • This Is Gonna Suck:
    • When the Emperor realizes that Firion's party is maxed out, he knows he's done for.
    • When Gilgamesh is tasked with killing old man Galuf, Exdeath asks how bad could an old guy be. Gilgamesh knows exactly how the fight is going to end. And it does.
  • This Is the Final Battle: Sephiroth says this to Cloud's party, but he's nice enough to let them prepare for it.
    Sephiroth: Now it's time for the final battle, where the very fate of the world will be decided once and for all. But first, why don't you organize your team? You know, sort out your equipment, weapons, and stuff? Go on, I'll wait. (reads "The Daily Meteor" newspaper while everyone else stares in confusion)
  • Throwing the Fight: After tricking nearly everyone else to admit their game is the worst, Terra's able to make Zidane do this when it's just the two of them remaining in the Dissidia competition.
    Terra: *sigh* So, it's down to just us.
    Zidane: I think we can both agree that we are both equally amazing.
    Terra: I'll let you touch my boob if you stand down.
    Zidane: Sold for one boob! (grabs Terra's boob) Hoooonnnk!
  • Timed Mission: In VII and IX, the characters complain that the countdown continues to go down even during loading screens, victory animations and explanations.
  • Time Travel: Hoo boy.
    • Ripped apart in the first game's parody.
      Garland: When you defeated me in my time, the four fiends sent me back in time, then I sent them forward in time so they could send me back in time so I could send them forward in time so they could send me back in time so then I could send them forward in time so they could send-
      Warrior: Wait wait, wait wait wait. So you died, but got sent back in time by the fiends who you then sent forward so they could send you back? So if you're the one who sent them forward in the first place and they were the ones who sent you back first, so you could send them forward, then how the hell did this timeloop start?
      Garland: I, uh, well, it's like, um. Uh...
      Warrior: I don't think we should do time travel again in this series.
      Garland: Can I turn into my final form now?
      Warrior: No.
      Garland: AH! AH! So easily defeated again!
    • When Kefka destroys the world and wins, he demonstrates it to the other Final Fantasy villains to show them how it's done. He asks if anyone has any questions, and Garland, Ultimecia and Caius raise their hands. When Kefka asks if anyone has any question that doesn't involve time travel, they lower them.
    • When Squall and his team head to the future to fight Ultimecia, the Warrior arrives in a DeLorean and urges Squall to help him save the future of the series.
      Warrior: Squall! You gotta come with me! Back to the future!
      Squall: Yeah. That's what I said. To go stop Ultimecia.
      Warrior: No no! The whole Ultimecia thing turns out fine! Time compression, lot of weird s—- happens, but it all works out somehow. It's the future of the series, Squall! Something's got to be done about the future of the series!
      Squall: Why? What happens?
      Warrior: Final Fantasy XIII gets two sequels!
      Squall: ... GREAT SCOTT!
    • The Outcasts also use this to travel between games, either from the DeLorean or Edge's car.
  • Toilet Humor:
    • Rikku is introduced by removing her suit and once the shot focuses on her butt, she lets out a massive fart.
      Rikku: Oh god, I've been holding that in for days. I'm Rikku, by the way.
      Tidus: S—-. I'd still hit it.
    • The first Outcasts episode ends with Edge trying to poop on a toilet.
  • Too Dumb to Live: A LOT of these. What stands out most is when after Firion and crew reach the Emperor's lair within the Cyclone, Firion and Maria jump off the wyvern into the castle, but Guy jumps off in the opposite direction, right outside the palace several miles up.
  • Training from Hell: Firion “helps” Guy raise his max HP by stabbing him repeatedly. He offers to “help” Maria raise her Max HP the same way and winds up accidentally killing her. Then Firion stabs himself to raise his max HP but winds up killing himself.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Aside from everyone dying regularly, Biggs and Wedge get blown up in the opening of VI and appear later as the guards watching over Celes. This gets lampshaded in the X parody, as Seymour explains that this series is a parody and therefore has No Continuity.
  • Unfortunate Names:
    • The names of the heroes for the first game: Gayface, Vagflaps, Poop and Assfart. They all address each other by their proper classes instead, and are credited as such.
    • Ingus. Luneth calls him "Ingus the dingus", but when Ingus tells him he's heard it all before, Luneth has a list of other names for him and, disappointed, tosses it out.
    • When Bartz laughs at Galuf's name, Galuf retorts by pointing out how dumb Bartz sounds, and brings up his Japanese name, "Butz".
    • When Garnet tries to think of a name for her new identity, she's given, of all things, "Dickpoop".
    • Apparently, someone entered "Asshole" for Tidus' name.
    • The narrator can't hold in his laughter after saying "Onion Knights".
  • Unfortunate Character Design: Invoked and lampshaded with Master NORG.
    NORG: My chin looks like a gigantic nutsack.
  • Unreliable Narrator:
    • Zidane uses a save book to tell his version of the game's events. He gets called out for it, but he insists he's telling the truth. His truth, anyway.
    • Tidus reveals his story as a beloved blitzball player with many fans. Auron tells him it's not how it happened; Tidus didn't have any fans at all.
  • Valley Girl: Aerith is given this kind of voice. Rachel to a lesser extent.
  • Verbal Tic: Cid Kramer has a Mickey Mouse-like "ha ha!" after almost everything he says. Even when his wife tells him he's not getting laid.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Lulu stores a ton of crap between her boobs. Intrigued, Tidus jumps inside her cleavage to get to the bottom of it. He lands in a warehouse.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind:
    • The Emperor actually prepared himself to take on Firion's party by getting himself a "kickass, monstrous final form". When Firion reveals they've been grinding for days and maxed out their stats, he knows he's boned and submits.
    • Inverted in VIII. The reason Squall is having a hard time fighting enemies in his game is because the enemies got savvy and started working out at the gym, deciding that the heroes aren't the only ones who should be leveling up.
  • Villain Has a Point: When Exdeath explains his evil plan of merging their two worlds together, Bartz actually supports it because it would be beneficial for both worlds' economies and resources, catching Exdeath off guard.
  • Villainous Friendship: In the Dissidia parody, while the protagonists are at each others' throats to prove that their game is better than the others, the villains have nothing but compliments to shower each other with.
  • Visual Pun:
    • In III, Luneth says in fear that the Cloud of Darkness has come. It then reveals VII Cloud.
    • A woman in the X parody tells Tidus to "Have our babies!" A baby then gets thrown at him.
    • In the same episode, a boy tells Tidus he wants to be a blitzball when he grows up. Years later, he becomes an actual ball in the game.
    • When Tidus tells Wakka he's dodging lightning to get a special item, he tells Wakka to get out of the way just before XIII Lightning lands on him.
  • Vocal Dissonance:
    • The Emperor and Kuja are both given extremely feminine voices. Wonder why?
    • When Iron Claw appears in V, he's given Edward's high-pitched nasally voice.
      Iron Claw: Don't laugh at me, I'm a feared assassin!
    • When Celes shows the world her singing ability, her singing voice from the SNES version is played. The audience isn't impressed.
  • Vulgar Humor: When the heroes of the first game are named Gayface, Vagflaps, Poop and Assfart, you can guess what kind of humor the series also has to offer. There's plenty of offensive jokes to go around.
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?:
    • The moment Firion mentions they need to find a way to get to Deist, Leila suddenly appears and offers her ship. Maria notices how oddly convenient it all is.
      Firion: Look, Maria. I'm sure the random pirate girl who just so happens to be going to Deist and is offering to take us free of charge is completely trustworthy. Okay?
      (Scene changes to Firion's party getting ambushed by Leila's crew)
      Maria: Told you.
    • Happens again in the VI parody when Gestahl tries to offer a truce to end the war.
      Edgar: So you want to end the war all of a sudden, and you want us to trust you just like that and work together?
      Gestahl: (chuckling nervously while sweating)
      Edgar: I foresee no way this could possibly go wrong.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Far too many examples to list, since all of our heroes Took a Level in Jerkass and get called out for it every time. Every time.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Aside from dressing up as a girl to impress Don Corneo, Cloud assumes that Cosmos called all of the protagonists together to compete in a drag race and quickly changes into his girl clothes.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: The villains are often asked why they don't simply take out the heroes given how powerful they already are or are said to be. Apparently it's just not the villain way. Even when Kefka does it, he gets called out on it for not doing it sooner by a mook, who gets obliterated for it.
  • Will They or Won't They?: When Zidane asks Garnet what's the catch for letting him kidnap her so easily, she tells him it's four discs of this trope. He agrees to it, punches her out and takes her away.
  • Wooden Stake: After mistaking Vincent for a vampire, Cloud pulls one out of nowhere and kills him with it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Most of the cast. Played with Terra, who Edgar notices doesn't have green hair. When she switches to it, he doesn't like it and changes it back.
  • Your Cheating Heart: In the Dissidia episode, Zidane immediately hits on Terra before asking if he gets a hall pass on cheating since he's in a different dimension. He doesn't care either way. And Terra lets him touch her boob if he forfeits the competition, which he happily accepts and does.
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