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    Ok so the other day, EOFF posted a thing on their Facebook about FF3. In their post they mentioned that VIII was controversial and while I asked what was controversial about it, I was responded essenatially alot. Its been nearly a decade since Ive done a full play through of 8 and Ive never really followed it as close as I have my 3 favorites but for some reason its bugging me and I gotta know because I dont remember anything that sticks out or recall anyone talking about anything controversial or conspiracy theories so can someone please bring me up to a little speed and Im now probably going to start another playthrough soon.


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    there's the rinoa=ultimecia theory, and also the squall is dead theory
    everything is wrapped in gray
    i'm focusing on your image
    can you hear me in the void?

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    We used to have these two members here who would tear apart like every second of an FMV bit by bit and come up with the wildest theories. Fun times.

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    The game was controversial for it's shift in tone and gameplay mechanics at the time of it's release. It's still a contested entry with fans still debating whether it was good or garbage. The conspiracy angle comes from fans trying to make sense of the game's Gainax ending and it's created whole swaths of the fanbase who believe the theories more than what the game states is there.

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    I was a big fan of the Squall is Dead theory. If Square had written it that way then it would have been a work of genius. I think it's pretty clear they didn't though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I was a big fan of the Squall is Dead theory. If Square had written it that way then it would have been a work of genius. I think it's pretty clear they didn't though.
    You know, according to postmodern theory, what the artist intended is really incosequential in the long run

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    Yea never heard any of these lol


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    I love hearing about the conspiracies of this game, and I thought Squall is Dead and Rinoa = Ultimecia were really creative, but since having played FFX, the Squall is Dead/Dream thing reminds me too much of Tidus' story, so I would kindof hate it if that was the actual plot of the game. But I always love speculations like these.

    Here's some info on the R=U theory.

    This theory is attractive because it provides Ultimecia with the depth, background, and motivation that many felt she lacked, but the evidence supporting it is purely circumstantial. Some point out that if Ultimecia wanted to regain Squall, she probably wouldn't have tried to kill him (though use of Guardian Forces erases memory so it's likely she wouldn't recognize him at this point).
    Here's an entire site devoted to Squall is Dead.

    And here's some info on why the Squall is Dead theory does not work

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    Oh summer child. Search for user Future Esthar on these forums and enjoy the reads.

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    Whatever happened to Future Esthar anyway? And wasn't there also someone called Serapy who made smiler posts?

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    I know, I really enjoyed Future Esthar's posts. I keep meaning to search them again, they were fun to read, in my opinion.

    I haven't really looked at Serapy's theories, but anyone else remember when he/she first appeared, and some of us thought that Future had two accounts, because their avatars and signatures were the same?

    But yeah, I'd recomend Future Esthar's theories (and maybe Serapy's), because even if you don't buy them, they are (in my opinion) entertaining, and they might encourage you to play the game again to see where in Samhill he got his ideas from.

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    I always been a fan of the Squall is dead theory since disc 2 is where things start to go battrout insane and the focus shifts to Squall's importance in leading the whole school.


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