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    After a long time, i saw myself longing with the good plot of final fantasy VIII. i was watching some CG´s, and i decided to read one of those long plot analysis. More to understand things i never did, because i played the game when i was ten, and in that time, i didn´t had any knowledge in english language(i'm brazilian). Came to everybody that ultimecia´s destiny was very unclear by the game. My opinion, regardless of what she is, or from where she came, is that, when ultimecia´s is finally defeated, time is compressed, right? so she can go to any place of the timeline( thinking in time like an infinite line ), and passes her power´s to edea. Sure Squall had to let this happen, if he doesn't, every events past in FFVIII would never happened, the SeeDs, the gardens, Squall meeting Rinoa, their love story, would never took place in time. So it happened, Ultimecia passed her power´s to edea, who did that to protect the chidren. So if you think, you can see that Ultimecia´s power was trapped, sealed in time! Starting in when Edea recieve the powers, to when she is defeated! That means, in the future, will be no Ultimecia, because her powers only exist´s in the part of time that edea is possesed, to when she is defeated. So we can think that she really is defeated, because for the squall who defeated her, he will never meet her anymore. One of greatest games ever for me, hand to hand with Final Fantasy X, whose ending is really sadder. I've cried a lot in both endings.

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    It's a shame that Final Fantasy VIII had no actual explanation of many of the terms and anomalies it presents. The ending probably would've been clearer, and you, my poor man, would not have to be so confused.

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    Still my favourite FF ending. My analysis of it is simple - Squall isn't dead and Rinoa isn't Ultimecia. Zell chokes on hot dogs, everyone else is happy.
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    I really wish Zell had died from that.

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    You're such a ray of sunshine about this game!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart Downing View Post
    Still my favourite FF ending. My analysis of it is simple - Squall isn't dead and Rinoa isn't Ultimecia. Zell chokes on hot dogs, everyone else is happy.
    this is the way that i will remember the game

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    There were so many cool concepts that they threw in without sitting down to explain them. Time travel, or at least time distortion (or compression, whatever) is not something you can just do without giving it kind of an explanation or a resolution. It just leaves you feeling empty. Sure, okay, it's stuck in an infinity loop, but doesn't that just give you the same empty feeling? Nothing you did changed anything. You couldn't have failed because you already did it that way in the cycle before.

    This kind of nonsense is why I enjoyed this fanfic so much. It's a complete rewrite of the story, explaining a lot of things and giving Squall a lot more depth without changing his personality. It really is amazing.
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    Time Compression was one of the stupidest things ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krissy View Post
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    The background lore of the game could have been presented better.

    I think it's interesting that they really don't offer much an explanation to the origin of Ellone's power or her connection to the Sorceress power.

    The concept of Sorceresses is a little hazy, too, as many people were left confused as to whether Sorceresses live until they are defeated or if they live a normal lifespan. I, myself, am not that sure what the full aspect of the Sorceress power is -- it appears to be the ability to use magic without the use of a Guardian Force or junctioning.
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    Yeah, I've always been annoyed that the Sorceress/Witches are not explained very well. I mean we get an interesting history concerning the origins of the Sorceress through the god, Hyne; yet it never goes anywhere. I sometimes wonder if Ultimecia's real goal was to become the new Hyne by compressing time, but I guess we'll never really know unless VIII somehow got a resurgence of interest again.

    I feel that what most likely happens if a Sorceress dies is that they basically become a mindless zombie propelled by magic, to seek out a new host. Ultimecia didn't exactly seem all together when she gave Edea her powers.

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    Maybe translations from the Final Fantasy VIII Ultimania will have some of the answers to things anyone is curious about. I personally don't mind a few questions left unanswered, because it allows me to fill in the blanks with whatever I want and make the story more personal to my preferences.

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    The VIII ultimania really doesn't say much to be honest, outside of specs on some of the vehicles, revealing that Sorceress have normal life spans and the gender of Angelo, there is very little else the Ultimania reveals that isn't already in the game. Though the 20th Anniversary FF Ultimania does confirm a few things the the original Ultimania and game never outright confirmed, such as Squall and Laguna being related.

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