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The following is a list of allusions in Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia.

Final Fantasy series[]

  • The party members are called "warriors with the light."
  • Most of the characters originally from a 3D-based title have the same battle stance as their original counterparts.
  • Torsion is similar to the recurring concept of The Void.
  • Characters retain memories of their homeworlds and allies and react accordingly to such.
  • Mog explains the world of Opera Omnia is created in the image of the party's homeworlds, which is why the locations may seem familiar to them.
  • Trailers introducing new characters show customized battle scenes with bosses and party members that reference their original games.

Final Fantasy II[]

  • Firion uses a wild rose as a signal.
  • Firion is allied with the Returners in Opera Omnia, which he joined because it was similar to the resistance organization he joined in his homeworld.
  • Firion's "unpleasant memories" of competing in front of a crowd may reference the Coliseum competition where Princess Hilda was to be rescued.
  • Firion's respect for Ashe, a "princess fighting against imperial tyranny", and Garnet's strong will, both allude to Princess Hilda, leader of the Wild Rose Rebellion.
  • Firion tells Faris he has a "rougher impression of pirates", alluding to when he was attacked by Leila's gang at sea.
  • The opening scene of Maria's event alludes to the opening of Final Fantasy II where Firion's party was forced to escape from Fynn.

Final Fantasy IV[]

  • The first available summon is a chocobo. Rydia joins Cecil's party in Final Fantasy IV with this as her base summon, though she is most identified with the Mist Dragon she acquires later.
  • Various characters have different memories due to joining the party at different times in the original game:
    • Cecil, as a Dark Knight, has not befriended Edge prior to being summoned in Opera Omnia. Edge only joined the party in Final Fantasy IV when Cecil was a Paladin.
    • Kain thinks Cecil has lost the light, suggesting he knows Cecil became a Paladin in their homeworld. Cecil only remembers Kain betrayed him before in Fabul.
    • Rydia is not recognized by Cecil, Edge, and Yang due to them not having met Rydia as an adult at the time they were summoned to the world of Opera Omnia. Yang specifically recalls his last memory of Rydia was their shipwreck by Leviathan.
  • Yang attacking the party during his first encounter is a reference to his attacking Cecil's party in Baron while brainwashed.
  • The location of Chapter 5 reminds Cecil and Yang of the place where they first met, Mt. Hobs.
  • Arc 2 Chapter 2 sees Cecil become a Paladin in the same vein as he did in Final Fantasy IV.
  • After Cecil became a Paladin, Palom mentions his twin sister Porom, who arrives in this world much later.
  • The location of Rydia's event may reference the Underworld where she rejoins as an adult in Final Fantasy IV. Her rescuing the party from Bombs references the destruction of her hometown and her return as an adult during the battle with Golbez (2D and 3D).
  • Rydia informs her allies about her growth in the Feymarch and the Eidolon Queen's words that the wheels of a greater fate are turning, which is directly lifted from her return to the party in Final Fantasy IV.

Final Fantasy V[]

  • The World of Illusions is based on the Interdimensional Rift.
  • All the characters from Final Fantasy V sometimes have three stars showing up over their head, alluding to the master job symbol in the job system. Mastery in Opera Omnia adds a bonus to the skills used after a given number of turns, whereas in Final Fantasy V a character will receive stat modifiers granted by a job.
  • When Bartz meets a wild chocobo, he says that he wants to meet Boko in this world.
  • Faris's story in Opera Omnia draws from her story arc in Final Fantasy V:
    • She is found by the party having washed ashore; a dying Syldra carried Bartz's party to safety after the Walse Tower sank.
    • She mentions that a whirlpool caught her ship, alluding to the battle with Karlabos at the Torna Canal.
    • Men in the party marvel at her looks before she is revealed.
    • Although Galuf joins the party earlier, it is not he who uncovers her charade as in the original story, but Zidane, owing to this his affinity for women.
    • The party eventually resolves to press on in spite of what they know, letting Faris be Faris. A similar conversation happened in the Ship Graveyard.
  • When the party meets Galuf for the first time, he pretends to be dead while he's actually just sleeping. This is the same joke he's done in Final Fantasy V.
  • Galuf deploys amnesia as a defense when he becomes the butt of a joke by Bartz. He used the same defense in early parts of the original story.
  • Galuf's role in battles as a tank with abilities to withstand attacks and prevent himself from getting K.O. are alluded to his battle against Exdeath in the Great Forest of Moore.
  • In Imber Manor, Bartz says "Where there's a hidden passage, there's treasure", an allusion to the hidden passage gameplay feature made famous by Final Fantasy V.
  • During her Lost Chapter, Faris is reluctant to remove her clothes to go swimming, which was the incident in Final Fantasy V that revealed her gender to the party.
  • The storyline of Lenna's event and its exclusive boss is a reference to Lenna's selflessness in consuming dragon grass to heal wind drakes twice in Final Fantasy V.
  • Act 2 Chapter 8 takes place on the Ronka Ruins, and features the dark manikins of the main cast. Bartz's manikin has captured the memories of his original counterpart, leaving him on a catatonic state

Final Fantasy VI[]

  • Terra was controlled by Kefka's Slave Crown and was riding a Magitek Armor before joining the party. Her first appearance in the Snowy Peaks of Crudelis alludes to the snowfields of Narshe where Final Fantasy VI began.
  • Terra alludes to several of her allies, including one yet to appear in Opera Omnia: Edgar ("a king who fights"), Sabin ("his younger brother who uses his fists"), and Strago (an old man).
  • The sticker of Kefka's line, "Son of a sub~!" refers to his line from the SNES translation, "Son of a submariner!"
  • Galuf asks Shadow about having nightmares due to mumbling about his partner (Baram) and daughter (Relm), alluding to how scenes of Shadow's past could be viewed by sleeping at an inn with Shadow in the party.
  • Setzer's lack of motivation without an airship is a reference to his state after losing the Blackjack in the World of Ruin. In both cases, he is inspired to fight again by the arrival of the party.
  • The Returners in Opera Omnia are led by Edgar, with Firion, Shadow, and Layle as members. Terra immediately recognizes the connection.
  • Ultima Weapon says its battle introduction prior to attacking the party in Chapter 7.
  • Cyan speaks in the same ancient formal Japanese used in his original appearance, which again takes the form of Early Modern English in the global release.
    • The party takes in Cyan after battling a Magitek Armor variant he piloted; he tried to use it battling monsters, but lost control because he and machinery do not mix, a fact that both Terra and Shadow make a point of restating.
  • Edgar asking Eiko her age in Chapter 10 references the exchange he had with Relm in Thamasa.
  • Celes vocalizes and sings the first two stanzas of the "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" in her Lost Chapter, responding to how Zidane and Eiko were practicing "I Want to Be Your Canary", as seen below. She prepares to sing in the same fashion she did in the source ("Ahhh, mi mi mi mi~ Ahem, Ma~ri~a~")
    • This background is referenced during With Trabia in Mind as well as during Gentle Strength.
    • The lyrics used are based on the mid-2000s renditions of the aria, which are the most recent.
  • The location of Sabin's event references the Phantom Forest.
  • Mog calling Sabin a bear is a reference to Terra's first impression of Sabin as "one of Vargas's bears."
  • Sabin declares the party will get "suplexed" when he attacks them, referencing the popularity of his Meteor Strike (or Suplex) Blitz being able to hit the Phantom Train.
  • Terra's confusion when Thancred flirts with her is similar to her first meeting with Edgar at Figaro Castle.
  • Locke's victory pose is based on his Yoshitaka Amano artwork (192px-6-locke-a.jpg).
  • One of Terra's Sample Voices is "泥棒...なんでしょ?" ("Dorobou, nandesho?", "You're a thief, right?"). Calling Locke "a thief" is what usually upsets him in their original game. Locke also has a Sticker and a Sample Voice saying that he prefers to be called a treasure hunter.
  • Another Sample Voice for Locke is "まままままま まほう!?" ("Mamamamamama mahou!?", "M-m-m-m-m-m-magic!?"), his quote from when he saw Terra using magic for the first time.

Final Fantasy VII[]

  • Yuffie stole a materia from Tifa's glove. Tifa mentioned that the materias aren't functioning in this world.
  • When Yuffie joins the party, everyone walks away and leaves her behind similar to when she joins Cloud's party in Final Fantasy VII.
  • When the party finds the unconscious Faris, Tifa suggests Cloud to do the CPR since he has done it before to save Priscilla in Final Fantasy VII.
  • When the party learns the truth about Faris being a woman, Tifa mocks on Cloud for being another crossdresser.
  • Yuffie says that her dream is to steal enough treasures to restore her village.
  • Cloud assumes that Sephiroth is responsible for killing a giant bird monster. This scene alluded to Sephiroth's killing a Midgar Zolom.
  • Vincent's recruitment in Imber Manor references his original recruitment in Shinra Manor in Final Fantasy VII.
    • "The Nightmare Begins" is also used as the location's background theme.
  • Aerith's ability to speak with the Planet is referenced, but after being drawn to the new world, she can't use it.
  • Aerith is shown to be quite stubborn and self-sufficient, as her adoptive mother first described in the source title.
  • An encounter with Sephiroth mirrors the events of Aerith's death, though this time, his appearance serves merely as a warning.

Final Fantasy VIII[]

  • Seifer calls the party "wusses" during their first battle, alluding to him calling Zell a "chicken-wuss" in Final Fantasy VIII. Seifer uses the insult again when Zell debuts in Opera Omnia.
  • Laguna remarks that faeries have been visiting his head, which was his original explanation for the thoughts of Squall's party as they experienced Laguna's memories. Similarly, Zell mentions "the dream world" when he meets Laguna, which was the SeeDs' own explanation for being sent into Laguna's memories.
  • Squall is reminded of Quistis when Y'shtola finishes his sentences. Y'shtola brings this up again during Quistis' event.
  • Seifer's desire to protect Yuna ("a girl who bears the weight of destiny on her shoulders") stems from his dream to be a sorceress' knight.
  • The Disciplinary Committee expresses their admiration for Laguna due to the movie he starred in. Laguna is at a younger age than the present events of Final Fantasy VIII, so he does not recognize the characters who recognize him.
  • Squall is alluded to by both Seifer and Zell when they talk to Cloud.
  • Selphie fawns over Laguna when the two meet for the first time. Here, she calls him “Sir Laguna”, as she did after being returned from the past. In the source game, she created a blog from his adventures as recorded in Timber Maniacs
  • Selphie tries to have her expression "Booyaka!" spread among the party members. It finds hold in the younger delegation, but Lightning doesn’t get it.
  • Selphie tries also to organize a “school festival” based on the Garden Festival she chaired. Making reference to the concert in Fishermans Horizon, she successfully recruits Class Zero as acts. Celes, however, is taken aback at being roped in.
  • Laguna's story of the "Cuchi-cuchi treatment" during Ashe's event is quoted directly from his response to Ward Zabac's last spoken words.
  • Laguna once made the mistake of rambling about his life when he finally met his idol, Julia Heartilly, which tired him out, but helped him become a journalist. His storytelling is again on display for the rest of the Opera Omnia cast, but Ashe wants no part in it.
  • Rinoa's event takes place in a flower field, referencing the location made famous in the opening and ending of Final Fantasy VIII.
  • Rinoa's pose of pointing her finger upward, seen in her artwork and victory pose, references her gesture to Squall when they first met.
  • The location of Quistis' event may reference the Fire Cavern, where she accompanied Squall to at the start of Final Fantasy VIII.
  • During Cid's event, Irvine mentions the visit to the Lunar Base.
  • In Chapter 10, Raijin mentions being kicked by Fujin, which was shown during the Disciplinary Committee's ending scene in Final Fantasy VIII.

Final Fantasy IX[]

  • Vivi seems to be offended when Edge said that the manikins are lifeless creepy puppets.
  • The location of Eiko's event may reference the Outer Continent where she is first recruited in Final Fantasy IX.
  • Eiko cooking rock-fisted potato stew during her Lost Chapter is a reference to her cooking event in Madain Sari.
  • In Chapter 9, Black Waltz 3 is fought by the party aboard their airship, just like its first boss battle aboard the Cargo Ship.
  • In Chapter 11, Eiko remarks, "He's really ticking me off! Can I kill him?" against Exdeath, lifted directly from her line about Soulcage.
  • Zidane and Eiko recite lines from "I Want to Be Your Canary" in Celes's Lost Chapter. Her response is also an allusion, seen above.
  • Prishe can sniff out the gysahl pickles carried by Steiner, which were part of his method to smuggle Garnet through South Gate undetected.
  • Steiner alludes to Quina during a discussion of delicacies in Prishe's Lost Chapter.
  • When Freya meets the party, Zidane jokingly calls her "Christine" and "Ratchel" in reference to their reunion in Lindblum.
  • Arc 2 Chapter 3 focuses on Final Fantasy IX, with appearances of the Ice Cavern, Iifa Tree, and Soulcage.
  • Eiko mentions herself being a flautist during Gentle Strength. Like Deuce, she uses flutes as her primary weapons in Final Fantasy IX. However, Eiko's rackets are her weapons of choice in Opera Omnia.

Final Fantasy X[]

  • Yuna alludes to Mt. Gagazet and Zanarkand when reflecting on the mountainous area of Chapter 5.
  • Seymour's desire to kill the party in order to free them from suffering references his objective in Final Fantasy X.
  • Yuna tried to send Seymour after he's defeated.
  • Shadow asking the party if they will "defeat [Seymour] and persevere or give up and die here" may be a reference to Auron's declaration to the party before fighting Yunalesca.
  • Wakka's lament of dying in the middle of the desert may be a reference to when he was alone in Bikanel.
  • Wakka hopes that Yuna will not have to go through with the Final Summoning if they are not in a world with Sin.
  • When Wakka is told he is in a different world, he relates to Tidus and the feeling of being "sucked into another dimension."
  • Wakka's first impression of Mog—a toy who can talk, and that Wakka isn't used to seeing real moogles—references moogles in his homeworld, where they are dolls used by Lulu and are not real creatures.
  • Steiner's request to shake Wakka's hand may be a reference to Barthello's request upon meeting Auron.
  • When Tidus arrives in Opera Omnia, he tries to reach Yuna by whistling.
  • Seymour's recognition of Shadow being "possessed by the reaper" may allude to his ability to detect "the scent of the living" in Final Fantasy X, such as Auron being unsent.
  • Both of Seymour's unique weapons (excluding his signature staff) are designed after monsters or entities related to him:
  • Wakka teases Yuna's bedhead in Maria's event, which hearkens to a similar scene at Djose Temple.
  • During Rydia's event, Seymour wants to see the summoner's hatred and grief for the death of her mother, as the sacrifice of his own mother fueled his resolve to destroy Spira and release them from their suffering.
  • Jecht's initial remarks to Tidus in Chapter 11 ("You are all bones" and "You eating right, boy?") are taken directly from their encounter at Dream's End.
  • During Lulu's event, she defeats a Flan after Wakka says his attacks aren't effective, which was Lulu's segment during the tutorial battles on Besaid.

Final Fantasy X-2[]

  • A discussion of Deuce's skill with the flute leads multiple party members to ask if Yuna can sing. Being pulled from the pre-Eternal Calm Spira, she is not yet aware of this talent, which was bestowed on her when she discovered the Songstress dressphere.
  • After recovering her post-pilgrimage memories in Act 2 Chapter 4, Yuna mentions Rikku and hopes to journey together with Paine just like in their Sphere Hunting days

Final Fantasy XI[]

  • In the cutscene "A Taste of Twisted Death," after Eald'narche discards Kam'lanaut through a Torsion, the latter says "Why... What did I do to deserve... this", the same dialogue he spoke when his brother discarded him after his defeat in the mission "Return to Delkfutt's Tower" back in Final Fantasy XI.
  • In the cutscene "Ace's Struggle," Shantotto mentions Stink Bats, an enemy in Final Fantasy XI, saying "You know what I think of doing someone else's work? I could count on one hand how many stink bats I give."

Ivalice Alliance[]

Final Fantasy XII[]

  • In the Lost Chapter "Thieves of the Sky", Fran is alluded to as the partner Balthier was separated from. An elaborate dialogue re: the viera ensues, comparing their kind to the miqo'te, of which Y'shtola is a member.
    • The above leads to Vaan asking Y'shtola's age, to which the party takes offense, and is a reference to his faux pas in Eruyt Village that garnered the same reaction.
  • Balthier relates to Cecil as a fellow airship pilot who feels burdened about freedom, referencing his story in Final Fantasy XII of escaping his ties to Archadia and his father.
  • The desert setting of Ashe's event references the geographic location of her kingdom of Dalmasca.
  • Penelo dances to Deuce’s flute. She is not yet aware of her future as a dancer, though.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

  • Ramza recognizes Cloud, The Warrior of Light, and Vivi as a swordsman, a knight, and a black mage, possibly remind him of the job system in Final Fantasy Tactics.

Fabula Nova Crystallis: Final Fantasy[]

  • Hope and Rem discuss on how l'Cie, Focus, and Crystal/fal'Cie work differently in their respective worlds.
  • Characters from Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0 are teamed up to confront Caius in the ending of Arc 2 Chapter 1.
  • Seven's resemblance to Lightning is referenced when Caius mistakes Seven for the warrior goddess.

Final Fantasy XIII[]

  • When Sazh meets Cloud, he said that the other worlds seem to have "strongheaded soldiers who want to do things alone", a reference to Lightning.
  • Hope asks Vivi if he ever attempts to defy his fate.
  • Sazh believes that Vanille's rainbows-and-sunshine attitude can actually wipe out the dark aura.
  • Vanille's impulse to further explore the forest she is found in may be a reference to how she "followed the smell" of the Sunleth Waterscape.
  • Sazh pilots the airship to take the party to new locations, just as he did in Final Fantasy XIII.
  • Sazh tells Eiko he is a summoner by bringing out his chocobo chick, though he was actually the summoner of Brynhildr when he was a l'Cie.
  • The location of Utopia Niveus reminds Lightning of Eden.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[]

  • Serah comes from a future time than the Final Fantasy XIII party members, which is why Lightning does not believe at first her sister can fight. She mentions her weapon is a transformed moogle, who is unable to appear in Opera Omnia.
  • The location of Arc 2 Chapter 1 is reminiscent of Valhalla.

Final Fantasy Type-0[]

  • The Japanese event names for Final Fantasy Type-0 characters are taken directly from the Nameless Tome, which describes each member of Class Zero by a key personality trait.
  • Rem asks King to hide her illness from the party, which is the same favor she asked from Dr. Arecia Al-Rashia.
  • Rem and King reference that people in Orience lose their memories of the deceased, which would not happen to them outside of their homeworld.
  • Machina is alluded to when King remarks he would know how to help Rem, and when Rem observes the relationship between Vaan and Penelo, childhood friends.
  • King refers to Mog as a "Military Operation Guide", which is the official designation of Moglin and the other moogles of Akademeia.
  • The death of a chocobo in Ace's event references the deaths of Izana and his chocobo Chichiri in the opening of Final Fantasy Type-0. In both cases, Ace expresses his guilt at being unable to save them.
  • Cinque's pose when activating her EX Ability resembles her pose in the official Formal Attire render (Type 0 Cinque's sprite ceremonial outfit.png).
  • Act 2 Chapter 9 takes place in Akademeia, summoned by Ace after the Cloud of Darkness mentions Dr. Arecia and gives him his brilliance. All other Class Zero cadets (with the exception of Machina) do not have their memories of their deaths after the battle with the Rursan Arbiter, which causes Ace to summon Akademeia where they could live in a world where they would not be forgotten

Final Fantasy XIV[]

  • Characters from Final Fantasy XIV uses weapons and armors from their original game, which are supposed to be exclusive for the Warrior of Light.
  • Y'shtola can sense the stability of the aether in this world.
  • Alisaie's gameplay style incorporates the Job Gauge used by Red Mages in Final Fantasy XIV.
  • Yda's EX Ability activation pose (DFFOO Yda EX.png) is based on her martial art pose (FFXIV Lyse 3.png) from Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood's opening FMV.

Final Fantasy XV[]

  • The Global release date of Noctis's event marks two years after Final Fantasy XV was released.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles[]

  • All of Layle's 5* weapons reference locations from this game:
    • His 15CP weapon is called Tida's Phantom, a reference to the town called Tida Village and its actual state, deteriorated because of the miasma and invaded by hordes of undead monsters.
    • His 35CP weapon is called Passio Kilanda, a reference to the Kilanda Islands and most of the features of it, since the weapon is fire-like and the Islands are volcanic.
    • His EX-70CP weapon is called Rampage Jegon, a reference to the Jegon River and what happens when the river gets out of a dry season if the Veo Lu Sluice gets uncongested.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[]

  • Chelinka's non-playable status is carried over from her original game, where she appears alongside Yuri but only Yuri is controllable in battle.

Dissidia Final Fantasy series[]

World of Final Fantasy[]

  • The characters in Lann and Reynn's event cutscenes are all in World of Final Fantasy. The twins recognize them but the connection is not mutual due to the characters hailing from their original worlds rather than those in Grymoire.
  • Lann and Reynn, although naturally Jiant, are stuck in Lilikin form in Opera Omnia. This could be an inverse reference to their original game, and to the natural Lilikin population of Grymoire.
  • Tama and Serafie are featured in the image for Lann and Reynn's 35CP armor.

Other video games[]

Final Fight[]

  • The word "Fight" in the banner of "Itchin' for Greater Fights" event (Global version) is similar to the logos of Final Fight series.

Other media[]

Star Trek[]

  • Aphmau’s basic attack animation is a two-fisted punch, a move infamously used by Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series.

Scooby Doo[]

  • At one point during Battle 7-17 Shrouded in Darkness Pt. 2 (on Chapter 7), Kefka says "Ruh-roh", a phrase made popular by the Scooby Doo series.


  • The Heretic Quest series "A Song of Ice and Iron" may be named as such to spoof the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R.R. Martin. This particular book series includes A Game of Thrones, made famous by its 2010s television adaptation.