Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Translations
*Translator*
Ryu Kaze/Ryu Sinclair; contact: omegaomnislash@gmail.com

*Time period of translations*
April, 2006

*Last updated*
June 4, 2006


*Current Version*
1.00


****Notes to make yourself aware of****
==MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR FINAL FANTASY X & X-2 ARE IN THIS FAQ==

Also, be aware that at any point the in the translations where you see
something in brackets, it is something that I have added to the translation,
either for the purpose of clarifying the wording (Japanese does not always
translate directly into English in such a way that it's entirely coherent), or
to offer an analysis of a certain section of the translation.

Also, for your convenience, be aware that you can use the numbers to the right
of each section in the table of contents to do a ctrl+f search and instantly
get to the section of your choice.


*****Table of contents*****
-1: Version history (001)

-2: Statement of purpose (002)

-3: Post-FFX/pre-FFX-2 timeline from the FFX-2: International+Last Mission
Ultimania (003)

-4: Translations from the Story of FFX-2 -- Four Puzzles section of the FFX-2
Ultimania Omega (004)

-5: Translations concerning the plot-related connection between FFVII and
FFX/X-2 (005)

-6: Recommended further reading (006)

-7: Acknowledgements about the game, the Ultimanias and this FAQ (007)





****Version history**** (001)
June 4:   Added new site to the list of sites authorized to host this FAQ
April 26: Clarifying "continuation" as meaning "sequel"
April 23: Translations completed and FAQ published

          Adding slight elaboration to one of the analyses in the translations
          from the Four Puzzles section

          Added another translation to the FFVII-FFX/X-2 section





****Statement of purpose**** (002)
This FAQ's purpose is to provide an English translation of some of the notable
storyline related sections of the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania guidebooks to
the fans of Final Fantasy X and X-2 who may be unable to acquire or translate
the books themselves. I've tried to maintain as accurate a translation here as
possible, and I believe I've managed to keep all the explanations true to the
original Japanese information offered in the books.

I do have faith that I've accurately conveyed the intent of everything present
in those sections I translated, and I've tried to maintain a
Japanese-to-English wording as consistent with the original as possible. Where
that wasn't always possible (and it's never going to be), I've inserted
brackets ([ ]) to indicate the words that I had to insert in order to maintain
the same flow we would use in English. Surprisingly, I've not had to do it all
that much.

Also, be aware that (also contained in brackets) at the end of many sections
you'll find an analysis section where I offer some kind of clarification or
comment on the section you've just read.

I do hope you'll enjoy this FAQ and that it will be of benefit to many fans of
Final Fantasy X and X; both those who weren't able to read the books for
themselves and those who just want to see another take on the wording. Enjoy.





****Post-FFX/pre-FFX-2 timeline from the FFX-2: International+Last Mission
Ultimania**** (003)
(Page 583)
[Immediately after FFX]
*Spira's Eternal Calm begins
*Many groups begin to dissolve
*Brother and Buddy discover the airship Celsius
*Trema closes down the training facility on the Calm Lands. The depowered
Yevon priests begin a motion to put forth the truth

Half a year later [after FFX]
*Sphere Hunters begin appearing at this time
*Wakka and Lulu marry
*Trema establishes the New Yevon party. He begins monopolizing the collection
of spheres

1 year later [after FFX]
*Nooj founds the Youth League
*Trema enters the mausoleum of Saint Bevelle (after this, he disappears), and
destroys the collected spheres
*Kimahri becomes the elder of the Ronso Tribe
*The Youth League begins rebuilding the port of Kilika
*The New Yevon party's second generation chief ascends [to power] and his son
is inaugurated as praetor
*Gippal forms the Machine Faction
*Brother becomes a Sphere Hunter. He founds the Gullwings

2 years later [after FFX]
[Eternal Calm]
*Rikku shows Yuna the "Journey's Start Sphere" that Kimahri found. Yuna leaves
Besaid
*Yuna joins the Gullwings
*A bloodless coup d'état occurs within the New Yevon party. The party chief
and praetor fall from power, and Baralai is inaugurated as the [new] praetor

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[Analysis: Plenty of interesting info here; tells us when Wakka and Lulu got
married, when the temples of Yevon lost their power and revealed the truth to
the people, and plenty of other interesting tidbits. Not a huge treasure trove
by any means, but interesting stuff to know nonetheless.]
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****Translations from the Story of FFX-2 -- Four Puzzles section of the FFX-2
Ultimania Omega**** (004)
***Lenne & Shuyin*** (Pages 86-87)
The dressphere of the ancient songstress Lenne resonates sympathy from Yuna.
She lost her beloved, Tidus -- just like [Lenne] with Shuyin -- and became
gripped by despair. The information surrounding the pair is detailed here.

**Tragedy of 1000 years ago**
In ancient times, in the summoner city of Zanarkand, there was a songstress
named "Lenne" who was expected to face certain defeat in an upcoming conflict
of the Machina War, and with the battle almost at hand, she was soon to be
sent forth. It was then that the whereabouts of her lover, Shuyin, became
unknown. In an effort to save his love, he had planned to take Vegnagun, the
secret weapon of Bevelle [, their enemies]. Before long, a spy from Zanarkand
brought news to Lenne that Shuyin had been seen, and she intuited that he
planned to enter Bevelle. Just before Shuyin could activate Vegnagun, Lenne
discovered him and restrained him, but immediately afterward, the lovers were
attacked by Bevelle soldiers and killed.

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[Analysis: This tells us how Lenne knew where to go to find Shuyin, which is
good to know.]
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**The thoughts that reside in the Dressphere**
Lenne's thoughts remained attached to the songstress dressphere [that
features] the same outfit she wore. 1000 years then passed with this remaining
the case, and then the time of the Eternal Calm arrived for the world, with
the dressphere being discovered and utilized; Lenne's thoughts would then be
imparted to Yuna as she wore it and would occasionally rise to the surface of
her consciousness.

When Yuna attaches the songstress dressphere to her body, little by little
Lenne's thoughts flow into Yuna via the clothing and her behavior begins to
reflect this. When she recovers it in Luca during Chapter 1, she begins to
dance uncontrollably; in Chapter 3, when she meets Shuyin in the abyss of the
Farplane, the thoughts leave her unable to move......Also, during the concert
in Chapter 4, due to the effect of the sphere wave from Shinra's sphere
screen, it produces on the screen a projection of Lenne's memories of the
past.

This kind of phenomenon is only seen in matters concerning Yuna, and the
summoner also shares [with Lenne] that their beloved sweethearts bear
appearances that are much the same, a link [that is] an odd turn of
chance......The truth behind the cause of this link is not certain.

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[Analysis: Doesn't really tell us anything we didn't know before.]
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**Yuna's dreams**
During Chapter 2, as a result of Lenne's memories -- which were having an
influence on Yuna -- of her and Shuyin being shot to death, Yuna has a dream
of her and Tidus running [from someone] together and then them being shot in
an area shown in the images on a sphere (-->P.105). In truth, Lenne and Shuyin
did not take one another's hands and attempt escaping together. Yuna's dreams
linger with her, but it had been someone else -- who looked much like Tidus --
who was killed underneath Bevelle while running away in these fragmented
thoughts, though her own feelings and memories of Tidus and two years ago had
melded with them to produce these dreams. As for what really happened with
Lenne and Shuyin, this can be seen during the concert in Chapter 4 and inside
the sealed cave in Chapter 5.

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[Analysis: Now here's some clarification. It was always quite confusing to me
before how it was that Tidus and Yuna -- who were obviously supposed to
be in the place of Shuyin and Lenne in Yuna's dreams -- had been escaping
together, but Lenne had "just gotten there in time" to stop Shuyin from using
Vegnagun. According to this, that scene with them running together while
holding hands never actually happened. It was just a result of Yuna's own
memories playing with what memories of Lenne she was getting from the
songstress dressphere.]
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**Outline of events of 1000 years ago (< > denotes the related representation
seen in-game)**
*Lenne is a famous songstress in Zanarkand. Young Maechen was a fan of hers
and shook her hand during an event <related by the "Splendor of Zanarkand"
sphere>
*The Machina War begins
*It is decided that Lenne will participate in the Machina War
*In an attempt to rescue Lenne with Vegnagun, Shuyin infiltrates Bevelle. He
is arrested by Bevelle soldiers and placed in the Bevelle Underground's prison
<related by the "Journey's Start" and "Prison of 1000 years ago" spheres>
*Lenne goes after Shuyin and infiltrates Bevelle
*Shuyin breaks out of the prison. He starts up Vegnagun, but while doing so,
Lenne enters and tells him to stop; their pursuers then shoot them <related by
Yuna's dreams, the images seen during the concert, and the images seen in the
sealed cave>

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[Analysis: Nothing new here.]
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**"Shadow"**
In regard to the young man named "Shuyin," the "Shuyin" that appears in the
story is not Shuyin himself. It is not exactly his corpse. The Shuyin in the
story is full of the despair, hatred and negative destructive thoughts of the
Shuyin of 1000 years ago, preserved by pyreflies -- which became the "shadow"
of Shuyin.

As seen in the Yevon Dome in X, in places where pyreflies are densely packed,
they will remember moments from the past and project them. In regard to the
Shuyin in the story, these kinds of phantom thoughts began acting on their
own, in a unique case of those who have died.

The difference between the corpse and the "shadow" is that its pyreflies do
not possess the means of ordinary physical interaction. While the "shadow" of
Shuyin lacks physical substance, it is possible for it to produce extensions
of itself and for it to directly influence the state of mind of those around
it (as seen inside the sealed cave). In order for it to begin physically
interacting with the living world outside, it needed to possess someone to act
as a vessel. In order to be a suitable vessel for it, someone must be of
similar disposition and have the physical and spiritual strength he needs.
Furthering this need to find what is considered a suitable vessel is that if
the current vessel should lose consciousness, transferring to a new one is not
possible.

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[Analysis: This is slightly confusing. Though the game itself does establish
that the Shuyin we're dealing with is a "shadow" and that it took form from
pyreflies that had begun to act on their own after absorbing Shuyin's powerful
emotions, there's little to no clarification on what exactly happened with the
pyreflies/spiritual energy that belonged to Shuyin himself, nor any
explanation for how his memories became attached to some pyreflies in the
first place. There's also no explanation as to why these pyreflies cannot
physically manifest. Even if these pyreflies didn't belong to the flesh and
blood body of Shuyin before his death, that shouldn't make a difference, as
all pyreflies have previously displayed the capacity to physically manifest,
either through unsent, fiends or when tapped into from the surrounding area to
be used in the formation of aeons. This also leaves us to wonder why Shuyin
WAS able to physically manifest himself for the final battle of the game.
Even the game itself leaves us with that question due to Nooj having said "He
acts through another's body. Stop the body and you stop him," so this isn't an
issue with the Ultimania Omega being inconsistent.

In regard to the "shadow" business, for my own part, I would speculate that
for the memories and despair of Shuyin to have been imparted to other
pyreflies, they would have needed to come in contact with them after his
death, and that they may have merged with them. Otherwise, I don't believe we
can reasonably account for how this came to happen, or why there aren't tons
of these Shuyin apparitions all around Spira. I would also say that -- for all
intents and purposes -- this Shuyin we deal with IS Shuyin himself, for it has
his memories and his emotions. That being the case, it might as well be him,
especially in lieu of us having any reason to believe that all traces of his
memories and despair were not in the Den of Woe in the first place.

In terms of being helpful, though, this section does slightly elaborate on
the concept behind Shuyin taking possession of other people's bodies and his
vulnerabilities in this state.]
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**Connection to Nooj and his friends**
2 years ago, during the Crimson Squad's final excercise, Shuyin entered the
death-seeking heart of Nooj. With [Nooj's] flesh as a vessel, [Shuyin]
intended to activate Vegnagun and destroy Spira. However, Nooj's will was
strong and the control by Shuyin's feelings could not influence his actions
very much. The only time Shuyin's will took over Nooj's own was on the Mi'hen
Highroad, immediately after the 4 [survivors of the Crimson Squad excercise]
parted ways. After the crisis passed and the other three had been shot, Nooj
became calm again as his consciousness rose back to the surface and Shuyin's
was sealed into his subconscious.

In order to try controlling Nooj's body completely, he kept sending him
unconscious thoughts about finding Vegnagun, which beckoned to him little by
little. As a result, Nooj eventually arrives at Vegnagun's location, but his
animosity for it caused it to flee. Having come here, Shuyin attempted to
fulfill his objective by taking another vessel.

When 3 individuals held a secret meeting in the Bevelle Underground during
Chapter 3, it presented the perfect opportunity for Shuyin. After Baralai
pointed at a gun at him, in but a moment, he had passed from Nooj's heart and
withdrawn from his body. Finding him to also be suitable, [Shuyin] possessed
Baralai and leaped into the nearby hole that led to the Farplane, making his
way toward Vegnagun.

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[Analysis: Not really anything we wouldn't know from playing the game.]
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**Connection with Tidus?**
The appearance and voice of Shuyin resemble Tidus, but the two are completely
different in actuality. Shuyin is a man of the past; he lived 1000 years ago
in Zanarkand, the metropolis city of summoners. Tidus, a pyreform, was a
resident of its summoned replica, Dream Zanarkand.

Be that as it may, Dream Zanarkand was in fact created with the idea in mind
that it be the ideal [representation] of Zanarkand's existance, a wish given
form. Since its existance was the model for everything in Dream Zanarkand,
this extends to its inhabitants also. When thinking about this with regard to
Tidus, one cannot deny the possibility that this [was the case] with his
personage and Shuyin. However, most inhabitants of Dream Zanarkand would marry
one another and have children, continuing the cycle of life. For this reason,
the genes of the dream's inhabitants began to blend in a complicated way, and
with these impurities, the duplication of [Shuyin's] personage cannot be
certain. Even if it is true that Shuyin was the model for Tidus, this would
not mean that their connection is close.

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[Analysis: This offers us little clarification on the matter, but it's
probably pretty much impossible that Shuyin was the model for Tidus, if only
because the Dream Zanarkand version of Shuyin should have been created 1000
years in the past. He should have long since died. It's possible, though, that
Tidus is a descendant of Dream Zanarkand's Shuyin. That would actually make a
lot of sense.]
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****Translations concerning the plot-related connection between FFVII and
FFX/X-2**** (005)
As some fans of Final Fantasy VII, X and X-2 may or may not know, the worlds
of the two games share a plot-related connection. The connection's existance
was established during an interview with Yoshinori Kitase (lead developer of
the Final Fantasy series) and Kazushige Nojima (the scenario writer of Final
Fantasy VII, Before Crisis, Advent Children, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy
X, Final Fantasy X-2 and the Kingdom Hearts series) in 2002, as featured in
the Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega guidebook, an official Square-Enix
publication.

This interview established that there would be a connection between the two
worlds, though it didn't detail it. However, based on what was later revealed
to be the connection, it's clear that it had already been conceived, as
Kitase hints at it with his final word on the subject. In 2003, the exact
nature of the concept was finally revealed in the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania,
having been hinted toward by a few elements of the game.

Nojima revealed that Shinra of the Gullwings, an Al Bhed child prodigy and
inventor of various machinery, would attempt using the remains of Vegnagun --
the behemoth machina Shuyin tried to destroy Spira with -- to extract life
energy from the Farplane and use it to power machines. Shinra would attempt
doing this as a result of his analysis of the Farplane late in the game.
During this diagnostic, Shinra concluded that there was a great deal of energy
floating around inside the Farplane, and that it was most likely the life
force of Spira, which could be extracted and used as a power source; however,
he concluded that it would take generations to properly implement the idea.

Further of note is that Nojima explained that the Al Bhed entrepeneur Rin also
was interested in extracting mako from the Farplane, and that he provided
Shinra with the funding to make the attempt. For his part, Rin's desire to do
this is revealed during the game should he be uncovered as the culprit behind
covering up the malfunctioning machina disaster on the Mi'hen Highroad.

Nojima went on to say that Shinra's attempts to use Vegnagun's remains failed
and that he was unable to complete the concept of mako-extraction, just as
Shinra had predicted. However, some 1000 years later, once space travel became
possible, Shinra's descendants would go on a voyage to the world of Final
Fantasy VII. There, at some point in the future, they would be successful in
utilizing the concept, and would provide electricity from the Planet for a
price; these descendants would found the Shin-Ra Company of Final Fantasy VII.

The connection would again be hinted toward in the Final Fantasy X-2:
International+Last Mission (released in 2004) game's Last Mission scenario, in
which Rikku revealed that Rin and Shinra had begun working together. Finally,
the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega guidebook (released in 2005) also brings
forth mention of the concept.

I will here present the dialogue from Final Fantasy X-2 that hints at the
connection, as well as the interviews and other translations that establish
its existance as part of official Final Fantasy continuity.

***Dialogue with Rin from Final Fantasy X-2***
Rin
"You are suggesting that my decision to upgrade the machina resulted in a
number of casualties... ... and that I tried to cover it up?"

Yuna
"You put the investigation in our hands because we were amateurs. You hoped we
would botch the case."

Yuna
"And then, I kept calling you even though I didn't have any leads."

Yuna
"You would have objected to the meaningless interruptions, if you really
wanted to solve the case."

Rin
"I see. It appears that I have underestimated you, Yuna."

Rikku
"Why, Rin?"

Rin
"If word got out that machina pose a danger, people would fear them and stop
using them."

Paine
"So Yevon's not alone in sweeping things under the rug."

Rin
"I firmly believe that machina are an indispensable part of Spira's
development."

Rin
"Even if there is another incident, I intend to conceal the evidence."

Yuna
"You really think people will follow you that way?"

Rin
"I am not alone in my thinking."

Rin
"We are researching ways to extract the vast energy that sleeps in Spira, and
use it to power machina."

Paine
"You're a jackass."

Rin
"I will take that as a compliment."



***Dialogue with Shinra from Final Fantasy X-2***
Shinra
"Aha..."

Yuna
"What are you looking at?"

Shinra
"Farplane data."

Shinra
"The more I study it, the more fascinating it gets. There's limitless energy
swirling around in there."

Yuna
"Limitless energy?"

Shinra
"The life force that flows through our planet...I think."

Shinra
"With a little work, we could probably extract the energy in a useable form."

Brother
"Sweet!"

Shinra
"Of course, that'd take generations."

Brother
"That's no fun!"

Buddy
"Well, still, it is something worth shooting for."

Yuna
"Think how much Spira would change if we ever got it to work!"

Yuna
"Maybe one day we could build a city full of light, one that never sleeps!"

Shinra
"No doubt about it."



***Dialogue with Rikku from Final Fantasy X-2: International+Last Mission***
Paine
"These days, people are always looking for sunken machina."

Rikku
"Yup-yup!"

Yuna
"Oh? Has Shinra been helping you with that?"

Rikku
"Ahh, now that you bring it up..."

Rikku
"Well, he left the ship and got together with Rin, and what do you think all
that research they've been doing is about?"



***Interview with Yoshinori Kitase and Kazushige Nojima in the Final Fantasy X
Ultimania Omega*** (Page 191)
**FFVII and FFX are connected?!**
--"Previously, with a conversation in the FFX Scenario Ultimania, you made
certain inferences, and since it's been about half a year since then, is there
anything new you'd like to clarify about FFX?"

Kitase
"That's true...... Now that FFX International is out and we're in the future,
I'm in a predicament; it really isn't that hard to think of another story
[set] in that world; room for expansion was left possible there without too
much difficulty, don't you think? Speaking conversely, FFX received a splendid
reception and made us think of adding to it."

Nojima
"After FFVII was finished, we were easily able to add Zack's open[-ended role]
into the International version. But, with X, there was an older story with a
partly-finished world and an opening that this new one could be added to and
[, in doing] so[,] complete it."

Kitase
"So, you could say [in terms of] time, Nojima-san decided to designate it to
act as a sequel to VII, if you follow me."


--"It's a sequel to VII!!"

Kitase
"Well, there was a joke right there. Simply put, in VII's ending, Holy came,
and the next thing you knew, it was over without closing things up, and then
it was the "500 years later" [scene] in the future. There's a large margin
buried there. A margin for the imagination. Nojima-san and Toriyama are going
to be filling something of that with VII, though, while they're at their best
and can do it."


--"So, will it become a sequel to VII's story?"

Nojima
"I have a strong feeling that they're going to be connected."


--"Huh, so VII and X ARE connected?"

Nojima
"Well, there's not many specifics to it. I know that what becomes of people
when they die is among them; you could say that it's basically the same. Both
[concepts came to] function along the same line of thought as I wrote the
stories. Sometimes my thoughts just flow out like that, even though pyreflies
distinctly aren't green."


--"When you speak of the dead becoming [something] green, do you perhaps
[mean]......?"

Nojima
"Yes. In my mind, pyreflies and VII's Lifestream are the same substance."

Kitase
"Nojima-san's even considering making use of an idea like this -- [with] an
addition to the idea of life origin -- in a sequel to FFX International.
That's just a little bit of the thought that's been going into what to do with
VII."

Nojima
"That's right. There's something like the Lifestream [in X's world
also]......."


--"'An addition to the idea of life origin'......does that mean you're going
to revise life origin concepts or something?"

Nojima
"I can't say......it's a secret (laughs)."

Kitase
"It's a surprise with how someone from the story conducts theirself with
regards to the Farplane."



***Interview with FFX-2 creators from the Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania***
(Page 723)
**"So, what of this child, Shinra......"**
--"Among these latest stories, 'connected' is one of the key words becoming
applicable, isn't it?"

[Daisuke] Watanabe
"I personally like the word 'connected,' but there's one aspect where that
applies well."

Nojima
"During the game's progression, various vague things will be tied together to
reveal it."


--"For example, the name 'Shinra' suggests a connection with VII? There's
[what's said] in the 'Graduation Mission' scenario [ -- 'graduation'
referring to Shinra being soon to leave the Gullwings -- ], and the 'I am not
alone in my thinking' line from the 'Rin's Detective Work' scenario seems to
have some particular significance."

Nojima
"Actually, it does. After quitting the Gullwings, Shinra received enormous
financial support from Rin, and began trying to use Vegnagun to siphon Mako
Energy from the Farplane. But, he is unable to complete the system for
utilizing this energy in his generation, and in the future, when traveling to
distant planets becomes possible, the Shin-Ra Company is founded on another
world, or something like that....... That would happen about 1000 years after
this story, I think."


--"So VII's story is after that?"

Nojima
"Well, you could say the feelings I have are like that. When I think about the
characters, those are the kinds of feelings I already have. Shinra is a good
child, but his descendants are going to end up becoming like the president [of
Shin-Ra] (laughs)."

Watanabe
"With you said about VII, after seeing your episodes with Shinra, one of the
people on the [development] staff said that the first shot of the Bevelle
Underground 'gives the impression of somewhere else.'"

[Motomu] Toriyama
"Certainly; it looks like the opening shot of Midgar in VII."



***Information on Shinra of the Gullwings in the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania
Omega*** (Page 563)
Shinra is a boy who supports the Gullwings, the group which the main
protagonist, Yuna, belongs to. He carries a name that gives him an association
to the Shin-Ra Company, and he is researching a method that could utilize the
energy of "the life force that flows through our planet." The results of this
cannot be seen in FFX-2, but maybe one day his descendants will establish a
"company that supplies the energy of the planet"?

(Accompanying screenshot caption)
The words of Shinra, which can be heard at the end of the story. This world
has something similar to the Lifestream that is worthy of attention.



***Interview with FFVII creators from the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania
Omega*** (Page 571)
--"At E3 (the world's largest game show, which was held in America), as a demo
for the PS3, the opening of FFVII was shown; was its purpose to serve as
something of a preliminary announcement?

Kitase
"Well, in regard to that, please think of it as a mere demonstration. Because
the production period for its imagery was [going to be] so short, we made the
opening of FFVII, as it was easy to represent. Beyond that, there is no
particular deeper meaning.


--"In that case, it's not a remake; when might you be making something to
serve as the direct continuation of FFX-2?"

Kitase
"Producing something like that holds the same problem as a remake [of FFVII],
as our schedule just isn't open for it [right now]."





****Recommended further reading**** (006)
-Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega Translations:

http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/psx/file/final_fantasy_vii_ultramania_omega.txt
http://faqs.ign.com/articles/698/698416p1.html
http://faqs.neoseeker.com/Games/Playstation/final_fantasy_vii_ultramania_omega
.txt

This is my translations from the Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega,
Square-Enix's official explanation of the story of Final Fantasy VII.


-Xcomp's "The Final Fantasy VII Collection" website:

http://xthost.info/ffwebnovel/

This is a really great site, featuring translations of Before Crisis episodes,
the Advent Children Prologue book, On the Way to a Smile (Case of Tifa and
Case of Denzel) and Maiden who Travels the Planet (from the Final Fantasy VII
Ultimania Omega).


-Squall_of_SeeD's "Final Fantasy VII & Advent Children Plot Analysis" FAQ:

http://db.gamefaqs.com/portable/psp/file/final_fantasy_vii_ac_plot.txt
http://faqs.ign.com/articles/657/657331p1.html

This comprehensive FAQ on the original Final Fantasy VII and its sequel Advent
Children contains a lot of verified theories and explanations about the game
and the movie. It also has a few translations, but it's more of an extensive
story analysis guide than a translation FAQ.





****Acknowledgements about the game, the Ultimanias and this FAQ (007)****
***Thanks in the making of this FAQ go to...***
...my wife and daughter, simply for the wonderful life you've given me. I love
you two so much.



***Publications cited in this FAQ***
-Final Fantasy X, X-2 and X-2: International+Last Mission themselves
-Final Fantasy VII
-Final Fantasy X Ultimania Omega
-Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania
-Final Fantasy X-2 Ultimania Omega
-Final Fantasy X-2: International+Last Mission Ultimania
-Final Fantasy VII Ultimania Omega



***Notes on the Final Fantasy VII Ultimanias***
-Edited by Studio BentStuff
-Published by Square-Enix
-Publishing rights held by Square-Enix



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Final Fantasy VII, X, X-2 and all of their derivatives are registered
trademarks of Square-Enix. They own the rights to them, their characters and
the designs of those characters.



Square-Enix owns the rights to the information in the Ultimanias, but I own
the rights to the interpretation of those words seen in this FAQ. Feel free to
quote this guide, but I'd appreciate it if you'd say where you got your info
when you do it, and I'd appreciate it twice as much if you'd throw in a link
to the FAQ as well. Please remember that quoting this FAQ verbatim without
acknowledging it as the source is a violation of copyright, as is publically
displaying it somewhere else without my permission.

If you don't see your name/affiliated site of employment/ownership on that
list of sites authorized to host this thing, it shouldn't be on your site
without you getting permission from me to host it. My e-mail's at the top of
the page, so please ask first. As I've said in the other FAQs I've written, I
probably won't say no if you ask me to let you host it somewhere else, but I'd
like the courtesy of having the opportunity to say no anyway; if you don't
give me that opportunity and I find out about it, the answer is an automatic
no from there on out.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it.