Rydia is the only Summoner to focus on Black Magic other than her Eidolons, as the Summoners after her (Garnet andEiko of Final Fantasy IX and Yuna of Final Fantasy X) used White Magic.
Aerith states that she could hear her mother’s voice as a child and that, though she expected this to eventually go away, it “never stopped.” However, Ifalna plays no further role in the game, and is one of the few deceased characters connected to Aerith who does not appear inMaiden Who Travels the Planet.
Final Fantasy XIII.
In the Japanese version, Xehanort is voiced by Akio Ōtsuka, the son ofChikao Ōtsuka, the Japanese voice actor of Master Xehanort. Tetsuya Nomura cast Chikao for this particular reason.
In the altered Destiny Odysseys in Dissidia, one of the chests each character finds contains an amount of gil equal to the first release year of their game of origin. For example, Terra finds 1,994 gil, and Cloud finds 1,997 gil
In 2003, a Thai trio boy band “D2B” released a music video called “Jealousy”, featuring one of the singers dressed as Squall Leonhart from Final Fantasy VIII. The MV also has other Final Fantasy elements such as airships and the famous Macalania pond romance scene from Final Fantasy X. The MV received a lot of hate from Final Fantasy fans in Southeast Asia. However, 4 months later, Apichet Kittikorncharoen who dressed as Squall was killed in a car accident in which he fell into a canal in Bangkok.
Amarant of Final Fantasy IX is referenced inDissidia Final Fantasy, by the Moogle Benjamin, through a Mognet letter. If the player selects the answer “bounty hunter in blue” to one of his questions the player will receive a letter titled “Mr.Coral” the next day. In Benjamin’s letter, he states that he heard a bounty hunter in blue was in Treno, and he decided to go take a look.
In Before Crisis, Reno is considered third in ranking in the Turks, Tseng being second, and Veld first. His actual status is unknown, for Rufus’s standing within the Turks may not be official. After Veld’s leaving, Tseng took up Veld’s position as the Turks’ leader, bumping Reno up to second-in-command.
An interview with Tetsuya Nomura after Kingdom Hearts II explained that Nomura first tasted sea-salt ice cream at a trip toTokyo DisneySea, a smaller resort of Disney’s parks in Japan. He liked the ice cream very much and decided to work with Disney to have it put into Kingdom Hearts II. He also said that the idea to put the dessert into the game came to him when he was thinking about what the kids in Twilight Town do and eat over summer vacation.
During the party’s first visit to Cosmo Canyon, Bugenhagen will show Cloud and two other party members (excluding Red XIII, who has already seen it) his Planetarium. During the Planetarium show, one of the non-Cloud members of the party will comment on it just before having a shooting star encircle him or her. This character depends on which members are in the party and who has priority over whom, and it can be Barret,Tifa, Aeris, or Yuffie, with only Cait Sith guaranteed not to be the one.
- The shooting star will fly around Aeris regardless of who else is in the party with her.
- The shooting star will fly around Tifa only if Aeris is not in the party with her.
- The shooting star will fly around Yuffie only if neither Aeris nor Tifa is in the party with her.
- The shooting star will fly around Barret only if none of the female characters are in the party with him, meaning only Cait Sith can be there with him.