The Farplane. The place that unites the living with their memory of the dead.

Yuna

The Farplane is a location in the world of Spira in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. An underworld, it is a gathering place for the dead. Spirits enter the Farplane either after they have been sent by one like a summoner or a sender, or after they have accepted their death. Those not sent to the Farplane may remain on the mortal plane as the unsent or fiends, both types able to send themselves by fulfilling a purpose failed to do in life.

The Farplane can be visited by the living through an entrance at Guadosalam. The exact nature of the Farplane is not completely understood, but it seems pyreflies react to the visitors' memories to conjure images of dead persons. Thus visitors often come to see their loved who have passed on while the Guado act as the Farplane's keepers and can sense the unsent. The temples of Yevon also have a route to the Farplane through the Chambers of the Fayth.

Story[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

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The Farplane proper in a FMV. The floating landmass seen near the middle is the only visible part of the Farplane.

Yuna, Tidus, Kimahri, Lulu and Wakka enter the Farplane while the party passes through Guadosalam. Rikku, being an Al Bhed, believes the dead in the Farplane are just an illusion created by pyreflies reacting to the visitors' memories (though she cannot explain how living people cannot appear), and waits outside. Auron refuses to enter, hinting of his status as an unsent.

While in the Farplane, Yuna and Wakka see their loved ones. When Tidus listens to Wakka speak with the image of Chappu, the Brotherhood sword is enhanced. Lulu also overhears Wakka talking to Chappu's image. Tidus gets confirmation that his father, Jecht, is indeed alive as he fails to appear while seeing his mother.

When the group exits they are followed by the spirit of Maester Jyscal Guado that creates a great stir, since only spirits who died unclean deaths can leave the Farplane. Though he suffers as a result of his close proximity to her, Auron has Yuna send Jyscal back to the Farplane.

If the party revisits the Farplane in Guadosalam after Tidus mentions Seymour's departure for Macalania Temple, they can find Wantz and Lulu. Wantz converses with an image of his sister and shows her a sphere of Yuna, saying that they look alike. He promises that Yuna will beat Sin for her. Lulu attempts to speak with a particular woman who appears on the Farplane to her, but she doesn't respond.

If the party returns to Guadosalam after the events in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth, Lulu will mourn Lady Ginnem, who remained unsent until the party defeated her.

After gaining the airship, Tromell mourns for both Maesters Jyscal and Seymour within the Farplane, but only Maester Jyscal appears, as Seymour remains an unsent until Yuna sends him inside Sin.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Farplane.

Two years after Yuna's party felled Sin, Shuyin digs tunnels into each of the Yevon temples under the fayth statues. The tunnels connect the Chambers of the Fayth to the Farplane, where Shuyin had taken Bevelle's ancient machina weapon, Vegnagun. Fiends pour into the temples from the Farplane and the aeons, once connected to the fayth statues, are caught up in the wake of Shuyin's hatred.

After Yuna, Rikku, and Paine defeat the possessed Ixion in Djose Temple, Yuna falls down the hole that formerly held a fayth, and emerges in the Farplane where she meets Shuyin. Since she's dressed in her Songstress dressphere, Shuyin mistakes her for Lenne, and Yuna feels Lenne's love for him. Using Baralai's body as a host, Shuyin escapes deep into the Farplane followed by Baralai's accomplices, Nooj and Gippal, who seek to save their friend. They give Yuna two Crimson Spheres for Paine before departing. Left alone, Yuna wanders and comes close to giving up until she hears Tidus's whistle. His spirit appears and leads her out of the Farplane back to the Bevelle Underground.

The final battle against Vegnagun and Shuyin takes place deep in the Farplane after Yuna, Rikku and Paine jump into the tunnels to follow Nooj, Baralai, and Gippal, joined by the Leblanc Syndicate. The closer one gets to Vegnagun, the Farplane takes on a less organic and more constructed appearance. After the party returns from the Farplane for the first time, Shinra hypothesizes there is a boundless energy that could be harnessed to build cities full of light, like the Zanarkand of the past, and Yuna laments on how this would never be accomplished within her lifetime. Reaching the heart of the Farplane, the sphere hunters destroy Vegnagun before Lenne and Shuyin's spirits are reunited and fade away together.

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Locations[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

"Farplane Gates" in Final Fantasy X

  • Road to Farplane
  • Farplane Gates
  • The Farplane

Farplane is featured in passing. The location, called "The Farplane", is a small rocky landmass. A full-motion video, played the first time this location is visited, shows that the landmass is surrounded by a rich vibrant environment though none of it is seen in-game.

The Venus Crest for Lulu's Celestial Weapon, Onion Knight, is found in a chest at the Farplane.

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

  • Road to the Farplane
  • Farplane Abyss
  • Heart of the Farplane
  • Vegnagun

Items[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Road to the Farplane
Heart of the Farplane

Enemies[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

In Chapter 5:

Musical themes[edit | edit source]

In Final Fantasy X, the theme "Wandering Flame" plays. The theme is tied to loss through the story of the game.

In Final Fantasy X-2, "Farplane Abyss" plays. "Farplane Abyss" appears as a playable FMS in Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call.

Other appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

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Other media[edit | edit source]

In Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy, "To The Farplane" is Yuna's EX Burst in which she summons forth her aeons to damage her foe while she performs the sending, before posing while the opponent bursts into pyreflies. The player must time button presses correctly to make the aeons land hits.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Artwork of the Farplane for Final Fantasy X-2.

The concept of the Farplane may draw inspiration from the Japanese mythology of (黄泉, yomi?), the Japanese word for the underworld in which horrible creatures guard the exits; according to Shinto mythology, this is where the dead go to dwell indefinitely. The realm of the dead seems to have geographical continuity with the world of the living and cannot be thought of as a paradise, nor can it appropriately be described as a hell; rather, all deceased carry on a shadowy existence in perpetuity regardless of their behavior in life.

As Kazushige Nojima mentioned in official Ultimania guide,[1]}} Shinra's theory that they can harness the Farplane's energy is similar to the actions of Shinra Electric Power Company to siphon the lifestream in the Final Fantasy VII series. Director of Final Fantasy VII, Yoshinori Kitase, has commented on this, saying Shinra in Final Fantasy X-2 was created by Kazushige Nojima who thought it might be good if people would imagine that Shinra would grow up and start the Shinra company.[2] In an interview with EDAMAME Arcade Channel, Kitase confirmed that the world of Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy X are connected.[3]

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