Final Fantasy Friday: Sibling Rivalry

Final Fantasy Friday

Today is my little brother’s 31st birthday, and my older brother had his birthday (or rather the Month of Awesome as he rightfully calls it) in July!  Yup, I’m a middle child, and the only girl 😀  In honor of both, I thought this would be an appropriate question…

Who are your favorite siblings?


Definitely the Figaro twins from Final Fantasy VI.

I had a thing for Edgar when I first played it, unsurprisingly.  Tall, blond, regal, dolorous: my favorite combination, minus the blond part. I was always more into darker hair unless it’s silver.  Silver tops everything.  Edgar was also my favorite male character in that game (though Setzer is either tied or has surpassed), and I love the dichotomous twins.

Sabin is jocular against all odds in the face of his brother’s melancholia, and while Ed is a more watered down version of Edge from FFIV in terms of cockiness and (potential) womanizing, his twin brother is literally a monk, the same FF archetype as Yang (I’m going to do that “FF Archetype” post one of these days…).  Edgar’s didn’t bother me as much as Edge’s, and I’m not sure why.  Maybe because the king of Figaro had some genuine despair alongside it, but Edge’s background was similar, hm.  I think Edgar was more mature, because when he first comes into the story, he’s been ruling/running the kingdom including the town of South Figaro, and while the feminist in me recoils at saying his behavior is harmless, it came off as more playful than threatening.  Like if he ever made someone feel uncomfortable, he’d stop what he was doing.  Edge seems like he’d be more of a dudebro, pulling the “I was just kidding!” card.  I really don’t like Edge in case you couldn’t tell.

Anyway, I love the dynamic between Edgar and Sabin and how FFVI shows how each of them cope with their devastating loss in completely different ways.  Both of those ways also make psychological sense (I’m so big on that0.  It’s such a seemingly easy way to add depth to a narrative and show individual characterization.

What’s your favorite Final Fantasy sibling set?  If you’re not an FFer (yet…I will convert you mwahaha), who are your favorite video game siblings?

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10 thoughts on “Final Fantasy Friday: Sibling Rivalry

  1. Well gee, let me think about that tough question for a couple of nanoseconds… LIGHTNING AND SERAH!! 💗⚡ *babbles on for several hours about how awesome the FFXIII trilogy is*

    Sometimes I really wish I wasn’t an only child. Sigh.

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  2. What a coincidence, today is my sister’s birthday. Poor Ellen, trying to replace the sibling void with Nintendo collectible figurines 🙂 I can’t think of any FF brother/sisters at the moment so I will list some cool video game ones instead :-

    1. Bub and Bob (Bubble Bobble)
    2. Liquid and Solid (Metal Gear)
    3. The characters from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.

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