It's been a long time since my last journal entry. And for this entry, I want to talk about the upcoming game, Final Fantasy XV and it's prequel movie Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV. There are also spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk.
If you don't know already, Final Fantasy is a video game series made by the company we now know as Square Enix. Each game is generally stand-alone, but there are true sequels and prequels that share the same number title as the game they connect to. It's why Kingsglaive is not just called Kingsglaive Final Fantasy. There are quite a few milestone games throughout the series, but for now, I want to talk about Final Fantasy XV and VII.
One of the unique traits about the series is that they often reuse monsters (Moogles, Chocobos, ect.), enemies (Ahriman, Malboro, ect.), names (Cid/Sid, Highwind, Biggs, Wedge, ect.), and other things such as crystals and certain summons (Bahamut, Odin, ect.). My theory is a simple one stating that Final Fantasy XV is bringing back a summon that was previously exclusive only to Final Fantasy VII; Knights of the Round.
From the name alone, you're probably thinking of King Arthur and his knights, and you wouldn't be too far off. In Final Fantasy VII, Knights of the Round is the most powerful summon in the game, and also one of the hardest to get. It also has a really long cinematic (especially with Quadra Magic paired to it). Essentially 13 different knights take a massive hit each on the enemy. From seeing them all at once on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call, you'll noticed that apart from "Arthur," each knight has a pair, making 13 knights total. Here is a video of the summon itself
Now here is where I talk about Final Fantasy XV. If you look on the cover for the game, you will see 3 figure in the background. Some speculate that these are the WEAPONS from Final Fantasy VII (more on that later), but from watching Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV, it turns out that these are the Lucii, or ancestrial kings of Lucis. Their power is the magical power of all Lucians who are capable of wielding it.
Now here's my theory; I believe the Lucii are the Knights of the Round. or at least Final Fantasy XV's equivalent of the summon. In Kingsglaive, it turns out the "Old Wall" is the animated statues of the Lucii throughout Insomnia. Watching closely, I've noticed that the statues, and the Lucii themselves closely resemble the knights in the summon, including one that looks like the "Arthur" figure of the Knights. Just look at the cover, and rewatch the Knights of the Round summon, and you will see what I mean.
It's also worth noting that the large "demon" used the movie is almost an exact graphical revamp of the Diamond Weapon in Final Fantasy VII (though the shoulder cannons function differently, and there appears to be multiple "demons"). I can't say that Final Fantasy XV and VII are connected, because that's just opening a whole new can of worms, and there are Easter eggs to the other games all over the place. Not to mention the fact that Final Fantasy VII's Remake is on the way, and this may, in some ways, promote the game and bring back some nostalgia.
Either way, I stand by my theory that the Lucii are Final Fantasy XV's equivalent to VII's Knights of the Round.
- Reading: Warriors: Firestar's Quest
- Watching: Arrow Season 5
- Playing: Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeons
- Eating: Cinnamon Rolls
- Drinking: Mountain Dew Code Red