Dissecting Dissidia: the FF-FFX character roster (and then some!)
Righto. If any of you've been loafing around the frontpage, you probably would have remembered this mega-article I posted on the blog.
Dissecting Dissidia: Final Fantasy; characters, crystals, gods, and the manly Valkyrie
Yeah that was one of the most enjoyable posts I've ever done on the site (not to mention the other one celebrating 20 years of Cid!) - yeah, because I'm an FF geek like that, so there.
Now I know I promised to post a follow up Dissecting Dissidia article, but due to some... worldly constraints, I haven't gotten around to doing that. And at the rate that Square Enix was revealing the roster, any further speculation of characters in Dissidia was rendered useless because SE would have eventually announced a new pair the week after anyways.
Now, before anything else, just so we're all on the same page, the official Dissidia roster of main characters is as follows:
FF: Warrior of Light - Garland
FFII: Firion - Emperor Palamecia
FFIII: Onion Knight - Cloud of Darkness
FFIV: Cecil Harvey - Golbez
FFV: Bartz Klauser - Exdeath
FFVI: Terra Branford - Kefka
FFVII: Cloud Strife - Sephiroth
FFVIII: Squall Leonheart - Ultimecia
FFIX: Zidane Tribal - Kuja
FFX: Tidus - Jecht
But that's not the end of the Dissidia roster, is it?
If you guys remember last weekend, the first-ever non-main character was confirmed for the game. Enter FFXI's Shantotto. Yeah that was definitely a breath of fresh air! Square Enix sure got me off guard! And FF geek as much as I am, I do have to admit that the MMORPG is still foreign territory for me.
Here's what we'll do now though. Just for fun. (Unless you want to take it seriously too - your call :p)
The announcement of Shantotto poses an interesting question: will other characters outside of the FF-FFX spectrum ever find their place as playables in Dissidia? FFXII's Balthier - may be... Heck, I'd even say Pigtailed Girl (from what I hear, her official name is Sera) from FFXIII has an equal chance too.
But if you want to play the "let's stretch it a bit further" card, will Square Enix include Easter egg characters from other Square Enix RPGs. I for one know that within the FF series, there are a lot of Easter eggs (Cid being one of the more prominent "recurring" ones) littered through out. And even in other tri-Ace titles (Star Ocean, Radiata, etc.), there are cross-overs too.
So will they throw in non-FF characters in Dissidia? Who will it be? That's my question. Now answer it.
I know I've got my list. I already had it back when I wrote the Dissecting Dissidia post. Check it out:
Gino D.'s 100% bunk wishlist:
FFVII: Don Corneo
Secret of Mana: Flammie
Chrono Trigger: Slash, Flea, and Oz
Parasite Eve: Aya Brea, Eve
Kingdom Hearts: Minnie Mouse
(Enix) ActRaiser: The Master, Tanzra
(Enix) Star Ocean 2: Opera Vectra
(Enix) Bust-a-Groove: Shorty
and yes, (Enix) Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
So throw me your suggestions. I just really wanna go all out here. And I want you guys to take part in it! I can't take the Dissecting Dissidia post to the frontpage right now, so what I'll do instead is take it to the people. Which includes you!:Punk: