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04 June 2011 @ 10:38 pm
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Since I haven't posted on here in ten billion years blame the tumblrweeds, HAVE MY FFXIII-2 THEORIES. That I also put on tumblr. Derp.

First off, if you didn't know, there's a FFXIII-2 teaser trailer floating around, and there will be a nice big shiny one at E3 in a few days. a;lsdkjf;lijwef /BOUNCES

Paired with this and some screenshots I saw, I HAZ THOUGHTS. Feel free to add any input/tell me how horribly wrong I am. xD

* I believe that the dude from the first trailer and Noel are somehow related. My basis for this is that they’re both hot not only do they look vaguely alike, but they’re dressed alike - they’re dressed in Gran Pulse style. Fang and Vanille’s clothes in FFXIII were often commented on as being ‘weird’ or ‘odd’, and these two fit the bill - lots of layers and accessories. They could definitely be from Gran Pulse because obviously the family in FFXIII didn’t get to explore it all. Gran Pulse is huuuuge. They could’ve missed survivors there no matter how many explosions they caused.

* HOWEVER. Perhaps they missed Noel the first time around because he was in hiding…or crystalized. The teaser trailer shows him using Ruin, which in the first game, was strictly a l’cie ability. If he was crystalized and came out of that stasis, he could certainly still have his abilities, as Fang and Vanille proved in the first game.

* Lightning isn’t dead - no matter what the heck anybody says, there’s no way in hell she can be. She’s too awesome. 8D

* I think that she’s most likely in some kind of weird parallel universe…and that this weird parallel universe is where l’cie go when they’re crystalized. In -Episode i-, it’s revealed that Serah knew about Snow staying behind with her at Lake Bresha, probably because he had her crystal tear. This could mean that l’cie don’t necessarily ‘go to sleep’ when they crystalize; maybe they end up in this alternate world. Kind of like a living afterlife, maybe.

* Since Random First Trailer Hot Guy is there, I think that he’s a crystalized l’cie originally from Gran Pulse. Maybe he was made into one for the War of Transgression, who knows - but there were obviously once tons of l’cie on Gran Pulse, either for the War or otherwise. All of the Cie’th stones (which were once l’cie) prove that.

* Lightning can obviously get into this crystal universe without being a crystalized l’cie. At the end of -Episode i-, she finds herself in a ‘mysteriously empty dimension’ - while searching for a way to save Fang and Vanille. If this is a crystalized world, no doubt she was brought there as a way to find them. How she can get there is anyone’s guess, but the director of the game, Motomu Toriyama joked that ‘perhaps Lightning has become an even more incredible existence than a l’Cie’. And we all know if they joke about it it must be true

* The goddess Etro will apparently be a more important element in this game - in both trailers, Lightning’s seen kneeling in front of what’s possibly Etro’s temple/resting place. Though Versus isn’t related, in that game, Etro opens the door to the afterlife…which could very well mean a crystal world here.

* RFTHG is said to be on a mission similar to Lightning’s. If Lightning’s mission is to rescue Fang and Vanille and get out of there, perhaps RFTHG believes that Noel is still crystal and seeks to rescue him.

* From the wiki page: The sequel’s principal setting will be different from that of Final Fantasy XIII, although the world of the first game will return in some form. They could totally be talking about Gran Pulse and this crystal world Lightning’s in.

* A lot of people think Snow’s dead. I just think they didn’t want to show him in the teaser trailer for some reason. :| Besides, heroes never die. They use Steelguard. |D

* …I am stupidly excited for this game. Can you tell? |D I need a new one to sink my teeth into since Duodecim's new story was so short. >>

Clearly I need a life. :D

Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Emergency Room//Kieran Strange
zerratzerrat on June 5th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Besides, heroes never die. They use Steelguard. |D

I love this, it's totally my new motto for Snow. :D
RS - The Daymaker!: KH srs bsnssrainbowserenity on June 5th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Yesssssssss. 8D
It should be his catchphrase instead of "SERAHHHHHHHHHHH~"
bringing the party to you: 『meru』→ ❝ legend of dragoon ❞scintillulae on June 5th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
I have no idea still what FFXIII-2 could possibly be about, but I like this theory. A lot. ♥
RS - The Daymaker!: FFVII zack's got movesrainbowserenity on June 5th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Why thank you~ ♥ Watch me totally change my mind after the real trailer comes out. xD
bringing the party to you: 『shadow naoto』→ ❝ persona 4 ❞scintillulae on June 6th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Haha, that's what theories are for! Wild speculation and then either feeling smug when you're right or wishing it were real when you're wrong.
樱樱美代子fantasia0829 on June 5th, 2011 08:13 am (UTC)
I can't wait for FFXIII-2 if just to see a grown-up Hope. XDD

And nah, I don't believe Sqenix would kill Snow off. After all that he went through to get Serah back, it'd be terrible to have him die. And it's not like Sqenix doesn't know how few fans FFXIII has compared to other FFs, and they should know that killing off a main character would turn existing fans off. :P
RS - The Daymaker!: FFVII blushy clackrainbowserenity on June 5th, 2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
a;lksdjfliz YESPLZ. Especially if he joins Serah to look for Lightning...ahem. |D

It's funny you should say that, because I've heard they were going to make a sequel if there was a demand for it...which means there must be more fans than we think? I dunno. xD I just think that everyone will be alive and kicking, whether it's a parallel universe or wherever. \o/
樱樱美代子: singfantasia0829 on June 6th, 2011 01:39 am (UTC)
I'm sure there are fans. Otherwise, Sqenix wouldn't be making a direct sequel. But I just wonder, especially since so many people seem to hate FFXIII. Personally, having waited for the game for so many years, I might have built up too much expectations for it. The game was okay for me, but I'd expected it to be even better.

And yeah, everyone's probably alive. Somewhere on Gran Pulse. XDD I hope they get to revive Fang and Vanille too!
Sam: chi by tmg_iconsglittersavvy on June 5th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
I never played XIII, I couldn't get into it... should I give it another chance? My husband played it for a while and didn't enjoy it, but I really like all the fan art/some of the fic for it... and I love Lightning's hair. Want want.

On another note, we bought a Blu-Ray player yesterday and I am now waiting for Advent Children Complete in the mail. I CAN'T WAITTTTT :X

RS - The Daymaker!: FFVII flower cartrainbowserenity on June 5th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
YESSSS. It really grows on you, especially when you're prancing around Pulse doing the Cie'th missions and get strong enough to pwn things. Plus, you can totally put Lightning in your party and look at her hair all you want? 8D

Sam: reno by marveliciousglittersavvy on June 5th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
:D I might pick it up again from the game exchange place... Kris traded his in. XD He likes FF in general, I just think he was expecting something different. I'm trying to convince him to get a PSP so he can play Crisis Core... I KNOW he will love it. If he doesn't, he is just WRONG.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE PORES! XD I'm excited for all the Turk action... I watched those extra scenes already, but I haven't watched the full Cloud/Sephy battle, because I know it's epic and I don't want to ruin the epicness. ^^ I'm gonna cry over Zack so much, I'm such a baby :X
They Call Me Hell: Christa-SPAZZchristarp on June 6th, 2011 10:58 am (UTC)
Pssh. Lives are for normal people.

I really like the ideas that you've got. -clings to the theories- I was trying to come up with some on my own, but the only ones I've really been able to sit down with are the ones for Versus. T_T
RS - The Daymaker!rainbowserenity on June 7th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Normal? What's that? ;D

Thank you~ I'm even more enthusiastic about them now that I've seen the full trailer. |D BWHAHAHAHA.

Oh? What are they? :D
They Call Me Hellchristarp on June 7th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
I know, right? What's this 'normal' you speak of?


Well, I don't remember them all right off of the top of my head, but maybe the revenge that Noctis and Ignis are talking about is getting Prompto (is that his name? Please don't tell me it's "Prompio".) back for killing Noctis's father, or Gladiolus. -shrug- It seems really Farfetch'd (LOL) until you pick the trailer to pieces. And I'm really long-winded. Sorry. ^_^;;
Willow: Vanille's facemooglephish on June 28th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
I want to read this but I'm so close to finishing FFXIII and I don't want spoilers aaaaaah! But FFXIII-2 looks amaaaaazing~ I did read the first paragraph of this though, and I love Vanille and Fang's outfits. They seem tribal to me <3
RS - The Daymaker!: FFVII zack's got movesrainbowserenity on June 29th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Ahhhh finish it omg omg omg. ♥ The ending's so pretty, though the novels set it up better for a sequel than the game does. xD
Willow: eh?!mooglephish on June 29th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Woah, woah, woah. Hold the phone. There are novels? Where the heck have I been?!
RS - The Daymaker!: KH donald goofyrainbowserenity on June 29th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC)
Yup! They've never been released in English, but that's why there are awesome people that translate stuff. 8D

They're here for reading. Episode 0 is about stuff that happens pre-game and it actually explains a lot of stuff that happens over the course of the game. And Episode i is after the game, so you probably want to avoid that 'til you finish the game. ^^
Willow: evil little smilemooglephish on June 29th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
Wow! Thank you. So much reading material lately. :B
RS - The Daymaker!: FFVII play artsrainbowserenity on June 29th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
No problem! ^^ I love sharing my fangirly findings with people. ♥