A Final Fantasy (et al) post to welcome you to the glory of Friday (if you don’t have weekends off then may this hopefully brighten the midst of your work week) with more located here!
Last week I asked for everyone’s favorite main character, but you all know where my heart truly lies. Nor did this start with Final Fantasy; I’ve always been a lover of the villainous and fluffy.
Remembering back to my Disney days (not that I don’t still like Disney, but back when I was a kid and Disney was a major influence), I always had this strange affinity for the villains. I always thought their songs were the best (a trait that has not left me in my current Final Fantasy state), and even though I didn’t have the abstract thinking skills at the time to rationalize or explain this (I didn’t learn villainous sympathy until much, much later), I still always though characters like Maleficent and Scar were cool (the latter also had the “British accent” going for him). Graduating to the Final Fantasy school of villainy was an easy step (especially considering Squeenix and Disney work so well together).
You all already know my favorite Final Fantasy villain or “villain” for reasons expanded on and explain here, here, and really everywhere on this blog (the quotes are also explained in the links. Spoiler alert: I don’t think Sephiroth is the real villain of FFVII)..
I’m not going to do an actual poll; one, it’s nearly 11:00 here, and since I took a longer nap than expected, I’m getting a much later start on all I need to accomplish tonight; two, I don’t know the names of the villains for some of the Final Fantasies I haven’t played (like the latter ones. I know about Exdeath in V); and three, many of the games have multiple villains.
Let’s have an awesome comment discussion about your favorite Final Fantasy villain!