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MJN SEIFER
08-25-2010, 11:52 PM
In the earlier translations "The Cleft Of Dimensions" was changed to "The N-Zone", presumably to avoid childish jokes around the word "Cleft" like how "Butz" was changed to "Bartz" (they thought we'd think it looks to much like "Butts" all though apparently it isn't pronounced that way).

But I wonder, did the translators actually have a meaning for the "N"? I personally think it could mean "Negative", but I don't know for sure...

Crossblades
08-26-2010, 01:06 AM
But I wonder, did the translators actually have a meaning for the "N"? I personally think it could mean "Negative", but I don't know for sure...

I always thought it was "Negative" myself, seeing how the zone is filled with evil & darkness.

Bunny
08-26-2010, 02:08 AM
It's the Nice Zone because nothing bad ever happens there.

Jiro
08-26-2010, 04:38 PM
Sounds like End Zone.

nik0tine
08-28-2010, 05:37 PM
No.

aquatius
08-29-2010, 01:11 AM
Playing through the game in Japanese, Exdeath talks about witnessing the power of "無" which means nothing, so it makes sense that N would stand for nothing.

Dignified Pauper
09-05-2010, 11:37 PM
No Zone.



He's right.

The cleft of dimensions really was a space between dimensions, so it really didn't exist except for a small space, so it technically stood for no zone. This was later confirmed by Ted Woolsey in his compendium of Final Fantasy translations.

Old Manus
09-06-2010, 06:46 PM
It's a zone made specifically for Africans.