The Final Fantasy series has sometimes had its own title, Final Fantasy, alluded to, or used as a term by characters, within its fictional universes. An "ultimate illusion" is a phrase used to allude to the title, as well. At times, the series initials, FF, are referenced as well.
- 1 Appearances
- 1.1 Final Fantasy IV: The After Years
- 1.2 Final Fantasy V
- 1.3 Final Fantasy VIII
- 1.4 Final Fantasy X-2
- 1.5 Final Fantasy XII
- 1.6 Final Fantasy XIII
- 1.7 Final Fantasy XIV
- 1.8 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 1.9 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 1.10 Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
- 1.11 Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
- 1.12 Bravely Default
- 2 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 3 References
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy takes 75 MP to perform and is offense/defense mix combining the powers of all five fighters. It exceeds damage limit and heals allies. Despite its power, the casting time is long, and it is possible a player character could die before the party finishes casting the spell.
An item called Final Fantasy appears within the game's data, but cannot be found within a normal playthrough. It doesn't have any purpose or usefulness, just like the Dragon Seal and Omega Badge.
I shall dance for eternity as the witch who brings you dread! You and I. Together, we shall create the final fantasy. Within are life and death and sweet dreams.
As a reference to series's initials, there's a resistance group known as "Forest Fox".
When Yuna tells Nooj about her plan of using love as plan B in stopping Shuyin, he calls it "an ultimate illusion", a synonym for "final fantasy". Another reference to the term Final Fantasy, are the two Alchemist mixes, Final Phoenix and Fantasy Phoenix.
Gilgamesh's special attack is called Ultimate Illusion.
In the International Zodiac Job System version, a number of new weapons were added, each with a letter at the end of their name, such as Blood Sword A and Masamune I. If the player is to collect all the new weapons, in order from the weakest to the strongest weapon, the letters spell out "FINAL FANTASY". This is not the case in the English localization of the The Zodiac Age, as the weapons were renamed after the signs of Hindi solar calendar.
- Scorpion Tail F (Vrscika - Scorpio)
- Masamune I (Kumbha - Aquarius)
- Whale Whisker N (Kanya - Virgo)
- Sagittarius A (Dhanusha - Sagittarius)
- Dragon Whisker L (Vrsabha - Taurus)
- Shikari's Nagasa F (Mina - Pisces)
- Durandal A (Simha - Leo)
- Orochi N (Mesa - Aries)
- Volcano T (Makara - Capricorn)
- Blood Sword A (Karkata - Cancer)
- Gastrophetes S (Tula - Libra)
- Aldebaran Y (Mithuna - Gemini)
As a reference to series's initials, the theme that plays during encounters with Barthandelus is called "Fighting Fate" and the track that plays when fal'Cie Anima captures Serah Farron on the twelfth day is called "Forever Fugitives".
Mewt creates an illusory version of Ivalice using a Gran Grimoire and a game referred to as Final Fantasy. It is unknown which Final Fantasy installment they are referring to, although it is most likely the original Final Fantasy Tactics.
When Deuce and Eight talk with Quon Yobatz after Tempus Finis arrives, he claims that the Agito, a savior said to appear during the end times, is a "final fantasy", and that Orience cannot be saved. He believes the Agito and its intervention don't really exist, them being a myth to pacify those that live through the end of days and the invasion of the Rursus, giving false hope that their world can be spared.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]
The final part of Inward Chaos is titled The Ultimate Fantasy. Additionally, the final blow of Chaos's Utter Chaos attack is called Brink of Delusion. Both are synonyms for "final fantasy". The words final fantasy are also repeated during the game's narration.
Beyond harmony and discord, ten warriors gather. The final fantasy is written here.
The ultimate chaos has almost been achieved. Everyone's role is set. The final fantasy begins...
Shade Impulse 4-2
So let us set out. Now that you have been chosen to reign over the living world, we shall journey on the road that continues to the final fantasy...
Cid of the Lufaine in the secret ending
In the Japanese version, when defeated, Exdeath refers to the Final Fantasy series by saying, "Is this my final fantasy?" In the English versions, this line is translated as, "Will I end like a mirage?"
The development team settled on the name Bravely Default: Flying Fairy so that the subtitle would abbreviate to "FF", as a reminder of the game's origins.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Due to not having an official name for the Final Fantasy world during the Nintendo era of the original's game release, the creator/writers of the show referred to it as the World of Final Fantasy, named after the game. It is described as being a medieval world.
The Last Story is a 2011 fantasy role playing game for the Wii developed by Mistwalker, a company founded by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and published by Nintendo in Japan and by Xseed Games in North America. The game's title can be read as a synonym for "final fantasy," and the game's story and thematic elements as a fundamental reinvention of the original Final Fantasy concept. Additionally, the music for The Last Story was composed by long-time Final Fantasy series composer Nobuo Uematsu. But unlike Final Fantasy itself, the development and publication of The Last Story did not directly involve Square-Enix, and the game is copyrighted directly to Nintendo.