Final Fantasy Worlds That Link To Eorzea

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The Director/Producer of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn has gone on record saying that Lightning’s appearance in FFXIV will have a storyline attached to it for both titles. This means that Lightning’s trip to Eorzea fits into the lore of both Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy XIV.

Today, there was an update to the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII website which shows off the content available in FFXIV with Lightning, as well as showing the Miqo’te outfit that she wears in her own upcoming title. Additionally on this page is a “coming soon” section for Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD. At E3, a Yuna costume was displayed for Lightning, however, with the upcoming re-release of X and X-2, might it be possible that the developers have included her in one or both of those titles as well?

If so, what could this mean for Final Fantasy XIV?

If Lightning does have a link to the world of Spira, then that would also mean she has a connection to the world of Final Fantasy VII (they’re in the same universe, look it up!) which Yoshida has previously talked about adding characters from. Specifically, Cloud and his motorbike, and Sephiroth. Additionally, Cloud’s SOLDIER 1st Class outfit will be available to those that pre-order Lightning Returns, hinting that if they’re going to incorporate these things into the lore for all of this content, Lightning has already opened a road to Cloud and Sephiroth which would therefore allow them to travel to Eorzea.

The idea of time traveling or dimension hopping certainly isn’t new to the Final Fantasy series, and in the end, Square Enix could just come out and use those methods to bring in whatever character they want from whatever Final Fantasy game they want. However, Naoki Yoshida has also commented that “We will never introduce characters that would destroy their meaning or story” and “We will not use characters that are already dead or whose role has ended in their title.” This would make it sound like the canon of characters appearing in Final Fantasy XIV would go both ways- it has to fit for both Eorzea’s world and for the world of the other character’s world.

All that’s left is to determine the devices the development teams will be using to bring these characters into other titles. We already know that time travel exists in Final Fantasy XIII. Time Compression exists in the world of Final Fantasy VIII. And then of course we have Gilgamesh, who will be appearing in A Realm Reborn, who can essentially just go wherever the hell he wants via portals in the Rift which lies inside of the Void- devices that have already been used in Final Fantasy XIV.

It would certainly be interesting to see a map of how all the titles are connected with Final Fantasy XIV potentially being at the center of the universe… or one of them at least.

What character(s) from the Final Fantasy series do you want to see make an appearance in Eorzea? More importantly, how would they get there? Let us know in the comments below!

 

6 thoughts on “Final Fantasy Worlds That Link To Eorzea

  1. Characters from FFVI would be cool.

    I am not sure of a good way… Maybe an accident with magitech armor that creates a rift and sends magitech armor and Terra to Eorzea. That would give the Empire the technology and Terra could not remember the trip due to side effects of the Slave Crown.

    Maybe Figaro Castle hits a rift while going under the sand while the characters are having a reunion and pops out in the desert in Eorzea…

  2. I’m not sure how she would get there, maybe a warp spell gone wrong lol, but I would love to see LuLu from X make an appearance and get her dress for my BLM as a vanity outfit. Should be pretty easy to do since all they would really need to do is rework the Vanya robe a little…

    1. I’d like to somehow see Basch (I’m Captain Basch von Ronsenberg~!) appear and make some comments about the Garlean Big-Bads.
      Otherwise, hint at characters from Dissidia, like Cosmos and Chaos or Manikens. (“What are these copies? These shadowed Ark Angels…” for some XI double-reference)

  3. I’d like to somehow see Basch (I’m Captain Basch von Ronsenberg~!) appear and make some comments about the Garlean Big-Bads.

    Otherwise, hint at characters from Dissidia, like Cosmos and Chaos or Manikens. (“What are these copies? These shadowed Ark Angels…” for some XI double-reference)
    *accidentally made as a reply to another post.

  4. Any or all these character incrementally in any order, Feris(FFV), Terra and Kefka(FFVI), Onion Knight!(FFIII), Cait Sith or Cid(FFVII), Aaron(FFX), Balthier(FFXII)

  5. Boo. Don’t like. Not necessarily the crossover idea, but Lightning is so overused as it is. Wouldn’t ExDeath or the lady from FF8 make more sense? Or even Lillith from XI?

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