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User Info: BlackRiot

BlackRiot
1 month ago#1
Hi, GameFAQs!

I made an 80-page FAQ article for this game regarding its story and lore. I wrote it in a way so that nearly everything in the story makes sense. If you're willing to give this game's story a second chance, please give it a read! If you have any other questions that you think should be added, please let me know.

Google Docs: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Md_HHNDhH7AjNHpEZ0ZcM8Nd7CskAIOzXy9Io0dnuqg/edit?usp=sharing

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/hahete/ff132_addressing_faqs_plot_holes_and/

User Info: KarmaDingo

KarmaDingo
1 month ago#2
Didn't realise you were still writing it (just saw you add in the part about Hope in the summary).

Anyway, definitely gonna give it a read. I've recently gotten into an argument about the ending in particular, and I want to see if what I said was complete rubbish or not (I mean, I don't think it is, but I could have gotten some stuff wrong).
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(edited 1 month ago)

User Info: BlackRiot

BlackRiot
1 month ago#3
Some minor edits to improve clarity. The rest of the answers are pretty much set in stone unless someone produces a better interpretation.

User Info: KarmaDingo

KarmaDingo
1 month ago#4
Slight typolice (pointing those out because they make things confusing, except the last one):

in the Caius section, "what do Guardians do": They must protect Yeul. The only they time can’t is preventing her fate to die. Should probably be "the only time they can't"

still in the Caius section, under "Why does he disappear and then come back to fight Noel again in Dying World 700 AF?" I believe this does happen in canon because the sequence of events doesn’t make any sense. Should probably be "doesn't happen in canon".

In the Serah and Noel section, under "Why were they so much weaker than the FF13 heroes?" they’re aren’t l’Cie. Should be "they aren't".

I'm down to the middle of Hope's section, good stuff so far (and I did get a few things wrong).
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User Info: roxas9001

roxas9001
1 month ago#5
I wanna clear up something on the Snow section

Like the Lightning’s reasons for not giving Serah and Noel more info, he was probably scared that if he told her about her death that the timeline would make it so.

He was going to explain things but didn't as Serah was right there so he didn't. I always knew that this was the case waaaaay back with the fan translations.
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User Info: BlackRiot

BlackRiot
1 month ago#6
I see, so that's what those paragraphs meant. I was a bit confused reading through that part because it wasn't clear what he was referencing. Thank you for your earlier work with the Fragments After scans and for the correction.

User Info: roxas9001

roxas9001
4 weeks ago#7
BlackRiot posted...
I see, so that's what those paragraphs meant. I was a bit confused reading through that part because it wasn't clear what he was referencing. Thank you for your earlier work with the Fragments After scans and for the correction.

No prob. I'm surprised that people still remember.
Ah yes.. Laguna. A man so manly that God himself will reach out his hand in an open field to hold the rope so he can use Desperado.

User Info: KuroPuP

KuroPuP
4 weeks ago#8
KarmaDingo posted...
I've recently gotten into an argument about the ending in particular, and I want to see if what I said was complete rubbish or not (I mean, I don't think it is, but I could have gotten some stuff wrong).
If you don’t mind sharing, I’m really curious to know what the exchange was about. Is it the ending to XIII-2 or the Trilogy as a whole?
Fabula Nova Crystallis: https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/ea5kz2/
L'Cie Brand Progression: https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/8o1keb/

User Info: KarmaDingo

KarmaDingo
4 weeks ago#9
KuroPuP posted...
If you don’t mind sharing, I’m really curious to know what the exchange was about. Is it the ending to XIII-2 or the Trilogy as a whole?
Mostly the ending of 13-2, although it ended up touching on some other stuff in the story. And yeah, I did get some stuff wrong.

Discussion's there:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/292140/discussions/0/2439210120844187171/
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User Info: KuroPuP

KuroPuP
4 weeks ago#10
KarmaDingo posted...
Discussion's there:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/292140/discussions/0/2439210120844187171/
As expected, a lot of the complaints stemmed from misunderstanding the story. Gotta admit it does take a bit to piece together the details though. Plus some of the helpful info are locked in the novellas.
The main irksome part of the exchange is how they expected the ending to be wrapped up in a neat pretty little bowtie. Since it didn’t happen = ending awful.

This one made me laugh though:
“I think the goddess is an idiot.”
Spot on. She is called foolish for a reason lol
Fabula Nova Crystallis: https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/ea5kz2/
L'Cie Brand Progression: https://www.reddit.com/r/FinalFantasy/comments/8o1keb/
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