The Final Fantasy series features some of the most quotable lines in gaming history, but some are more iconic than others.
The Final Fantasy series features some of the most unique storylines to grace the video game medium. Each title follows a group of unlikely companions on a journey to defeat a great evil, so it makes sense for a selection of iconic lines to be exchanged from time to time.
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While each entry in the Final Fantasyseries offers a different story for players to experience, each installment has a similar way with its words. Some elect to feature more serious tones to convey their stories, while others embrace more comical themes. No matter the story's premise, fans of the series are sure to hear a few quotable lines during their playthroughs.
Noctis begins his journey in Final Fantasy 15 when he leaves Insomnia with his three best friends, Ignis, Prompto, and Gladio. Before setting off on his journey to Altissia, however, his father, Regis, offers him some words of encouragement. He wants to ensure that his son is prepared to leave home, as he knows war is coming. Sadly, Noctis has little interest in prolonging the conversation, but that doesn't stop Regis from uttering one of the most iconic lines in the series.
The "Walk tall, my son" line is empowering, but it's also quite sad considering what's to come. Regis meets an untimely demise shortly after Noctis leaves, forcing the young prince to stand on his own two feet for the first time in his life. Though it takes time for him to adjust to his new responsibilities, he eventually comes to embrace them, which leads him to better understand where his father was coming from. Before accepting his fate, as his father did before him, Noctis turns to his comrades and says "Walk tall, my friends," one of the most heart-wrenching, yet uplifting quotes in the entire Final Fantasy series.
Upon defeating Sephiroth in Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Cloud will be swept away to an otherworldly location, where Sephiroth will proceed to berate him. After a short battle, Cloud loses hold of the Buster Sword and is left vulnerable, but instead of striking him down, Sephiroth offers Cloud some cryptic words of advice.
The "Seven seconds till the end. Time enough for you. Perhaps. But what will you do with it?" line seems very abstract at first, as the seven seconds Sephiroth alludes to could be a reference to anything, but it's most likely a subtle nod to Aerith's death in the original game. The scene in which she dies takes approximately seven seconds to play out, so Sephiroth's words could suggest that this fate can be altered if Cloud cautiously approaches his journey.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7 Reunion documents the story of Zack Fair, a SOLDIER First Class on a journey to become a hero. On his many adventures, he is faced with countless problems, but he often struggles to distinguish between what's right and wrong.
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This is especially evident when his mentor, Angeal, abandons Shinra. Zack eventually learns that Angeal was the product of an experiment, and as a result, is unlike other SOLDIERs. Angeal has wings, and though Zack first associates wings with monsters, he eventually comes around and begins to see them as symbols of freedom.
Upon reaching Zanarkand, Tidus, Yuna, and the rest of their companions confront Yunalesca, an unsent summoner who aids Yevon in its quest to calm Sin. When asked if there is a way to permanently defeat Sin, she responds by saying there isn't, which prompts Yuna to refuse to continue her pilgrimage.
Yunalesca, believing the Final Summoning to be the only way for Spira to survive, launches an attack on the party, but not before Auron is given a chance to encourage his fellow guardians to forge their own destinies. What makes the speech he gives especially compelling is how quiet Auron tends to be. To see his emotions explode through these words highlights exactly how determined Auron is to right the wrongs of the past.
Though Vaan is introduced as the main protagonist of Final Fantasy 12 shortly into the narrative, it's hard not to regard Balthier as better suited to the role. First met inside the Royal Palace of Rabanastre, Balthier wastes no time in informing the young Vaan of his role in the story.
Balthier is a cocky sky pirate who, alongside Fran, travels across the world in his airship while hunting for elusive treasures. He is a rogue-like character who appears to have little interest in the world around him unless developing an interest would benefit him in some way. When asked his name, Balthier responds with "I play the leading man, who else?" This line not only surmises Balthier's unique personality but also sets the tone for the rest of his story.
Final Fantasy 10 documents the story of seven different individuals on a journey to defeat a gargantuan monster known as Sin. Each character plays an important role in shaping and elevating the overarching story, and though the story would be less compelling if one of them were absent, only Tidus can be considered the game's primary protagonist.
The idea of someone having a story is ever present in Final Fantasy 10 due to Auron's constant reminders. During the game's opening, he informs Tidus that the upcoming adventure will revolve around him and him alone. Though Yuna has an equal claim, Tidus believes he is most deserving of the title and states "This is my story" just before facing the game's final boss.
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