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Now, I could be mistaken, but I don't think the War of the Magi was all of the Espers versus all of the Hum
- I'm not sure... CSM might have to look into this article. A better question might be why is this marked with a spoiler tag? FFVI came out a dozen years ago. --TacticAngel
- The Statues corrupted humans and turned them into Espers. They began fighting the humans then. And why is it marked with a spoiler tag? Because story details are revealed in it. You don't see these kinds of disputes on Star Wars related articles elsewhere, no? Crazyswordsman 03:35, 1 September 2006 (UTC)
Not sure if there's any point bringing this up at this point, but this article, as well as the Warring triad and Esper articles(among others) are completely off-base with the history. The Warring Triad's war with each other had nothing to do with the War of the Magi. They are two completely separate events separated by a sizeable amount of time. The game never implies or suggests that the Warring Triad had any influence during the War of the Magi, and has more than a few places where it directly contradicts the idea that they had anything to do with the War of the Magi. The deep history of FFVI's world should go something like this:
At some indiscriminate, but distant point in the past the Warring Triad were banished to the mortal world by the other gods.
They began fighting with each other, and created Espers from the humans they found in the mortal world to fight for them. This is the War of the Warring Triad. Espers vs. Espers only. No human interaction beyond being used to create Espers is suggested by the game.
After some time they realize the error of their ways and give the Espers their free will, then turn themselves to stone, effectively ending the War of the Warring Triad. The Espers fashion their own magical realm and move these statues out of the reach of the mortal world. The statues are never seen again until Gestahl and Kefka find them.
The period between the Espers gaining their free will and the War of the Magi is the time of peace Ramuh spoke of. This could been anywhere from a few decades to centuries. Ramuh's speech implies that it was something that was generational in quality, so it is unlikely it only lasted a couple years.
Humans eventually learn how to extract magic from Espers and use it as a weapon, and this newfound power eventually leads to the War of the Magi. Who exactly fought who is unclear, but it is clear from the Odin flashback that both humans and Espers were on BOTH sides of the struggle, and that the Warring Triad had no place in this series of events. This is clear because the espers have free will at this point, and if the Warring Triad were still around, they would not.
The War ends ambiguously, but all the Espers flee to their own world and the humans with Esper-extracted powers are seen as the cause of the war. They are hunted down and the survivors flee and found Thamasa, hiding their powers from the outside world.
And then 1000 years later the events of FFVI take place.
Espritduo 02:22, February 20, 2011 (UTC)
- Just thought of this myself, but this is true. The two wars are clearly different events. I'll fix up the articles appropriately. Doreiku Kuroofangu 15:10, July 2, 2011 (UTC)
Note about pronunciation Edit
Should there be a little note of pronunciation perhaps, for those who are wracking their brains trying to figure out how Magi is pronounced?