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Shinra is a non-playable charachter in the Final Fantasy Series. though his face is not seen during the series he proves to be quite a genius.
- -Captain Obvious. --Crazyswordsman 02:02, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
Gosh I hope not. That would imply that FFVII is related to the most lackluster game in the main series. - Lost Hero
The implication is pretty illogical. I mean, if you're gonna connect Shinra's name to FFVII, might as well say Cid, Biggs and Wedge reincarnate or were named after each other just because. You'd also have to explain how the Farplane transforms into the Lifestream amongst other illogical circumstances. Kaihedgie 23:43, January 25, 2010 (UTC)
But it's not just the name; it's his interest in using the Farplane as an energy source, and the Farplane is more or less the life-core of Spira in a similar way to FFVII's Lifestream. Of course, you could always simply read the interview quote on the Shinra page for true confirmation... Case Closed.Key of Destiny 00:31, January 28, 2011 (UTC)
I like how Kazushige Nojima said "...when traveling to distant planets becomes possible, the Shin-Ra Company is founded on another world, or something like that....... That would happen about 1000 years after this story, I think." To me this looks like he didn't give a damn anyway and just "officialized" a more or less logical theory. But wait! does that mean all humans in FF7 aren't native to that planet? Or only a few? What about the Centra? in early misstranslations they said they were also 'wandering between planets' which was replaced by 'world' later on... Maybe Jenova also comes from the planet Gaia of FF10 and is a descendant of Yuna? What have you dann Nojima!? And who the hell are you anyway? --Haitani 16:23, October 11, 2011 (UTC)
If this Shinra is the ancestor of President and Rufus Shinra, would that imply that Shinra is the boy's surname? Or maybe it would be more likely that he was the namesake of the family? 188.8.131.52 02:18, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
- Surnames don't exist in Spira, no one seems to have one.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 02:27, October 23, 2012 (UTC)
Just letting you all know, there's some speculation that Shinra is actually female. See about halfway through this thread:
And I can personally confirm that the YAC-13, YAC-62, and Skink field tales do indeed contain what the poster describes, only I'll add that Shinra kissing Skink does in fact cure him, as can be seen here:
At this point I'm curious what these things say in Japanese, but sources are incredibly hard to find. Even the fiend tales in English are virtually undocumented. 184.108.40.206 15:46, August 9, 2018 (UTC)
- So he's called a 天才少年 tensai shōnen (lit. boy genius) in the game but that's by Yuna (and likely also in Shinra's Guide to Everything but I haven't seen the Japanese), but according to ffdic this is the only scene in the game. The Trading Card Game does make this the "job" for the character though.
- International probably inserted the gender thing as a joke because you can't tell with the full body suit. Maybe he's intersex? Probably not.
- This information should be at least mentioned in the article, and unless he's ever given a character profile where he's specifically listed as Male we should probs refer to him genderlessly. JBed (talk) 19:20, August 9, 2018 (UTC)
- You know what we don't seem to have at all? Shinra's Dossier. They have it on GameFAQs though. Shinra's just says: An Al Bhed wunderkind. Underneath that mask, is he pondering his next invention...or Spira's future?
- To me it sounds the International+Last Mission versions wanted to add a recurring joke about Shinra's true nature to the fiend tales, because he never takes off his bodysuit, but is it literally about gender though. Maybe he's a fiend, machina or unsent.Keltainentoukokuu (talk) 19:48, August 9, 2018 (UTC)
- In English dialogue Yuna says "he's a real whiz kid", but I suspect wunderkind is also being used for the same Japanese term. I started working on adding Shinra's dossier stuff but never got very far. JBed (talk) 20:25, August 9, 2018 (UTC)