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OKAY, NOW WE'RE AT THE END.
THIS IS IT FOR REAL.
THIS IS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN.

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS

PREVIOUS EPISODES YEAH





"Prologue" starts up during this sequence. I specifically remember watching my sister play this part.

Keep an eye on everyone's HP.



'Sort of flicker into sight.









Tellah! :> I've missed you, you crazy old coot!




There's a joke here and I can't think of it right now.












...y'know, I'm not sure -- I mean, I went with the classic party formation when I played because I'm boring -- but I wonder if this sequence is the same in the GBA version? If you choose to have other people go with you, I mean? :O I mean, I assume whoever you left behind gives you THE ENERGYYY and so on. Wonder what their dialogue is like... /talking to myself









Alright! Everyone's ready, then.



Zeromus wont attack you in this state, and you can't do damage to him. He'll just sit there making creepy rumby noises and tremble and stuff.

There's only one thing you can do...







AIHGIADNHK Zeromus looks terrifying in this shot oh god









AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA




The battle officially begins. I got really nervous during this for some reason, heh.
The Final Battle, which is rockin' and one of my favorite themes in the game. Then again, final battle music usually is :B The Black Mages also did a completely freaking awesome rendition of this song, but I can't find it. ARRRGGH

Anyway, Zeromus actually got a complete makeover for FFIV US. Here's a screenshot of what he used to look like:

FREAKY, ISN'T IT? I'm not really sure why they changed it, aside from the fact that it's nightmare-inducing and has an evil, half-naked lady infused with it. I'm pretty sure they put it back in the GBA version, though.

Oh yeah, and Zeromus has 65,498 HP, which doesn't SEEM like that much, but he gets a complete refresh at some point in the battle. Nobody knows what triggers it and there's no visual indication of it. I'm guessing it's when it starts to get really low, but who knows. Either way, you're probably going to have to do about 100-130k before he dies. See why you need to save all your throwable items?

So anyway, Cecil should attack, Kain should Jump, Edge should throw every throwable item in your inventory, Rydia should summon Bahamut, and Rosa should Cure the crap out of everyone. Don't bother with buffs or anything, just cure like crazy. Also, do NOT have Rydia cast Meteo or Nuke, and do NOT have Rosa use Holy. This will cause Zeromus to counter with the same spell, and although his spells aren't near as strong as yours, he will still use them up to three times, which is enough to slaughter your party. He may also use Weak in place of one of those counter spells, which ALSO sucks, especially if he's already casted Virus or something and it's draining your HP. So don't do it, okay.





THERE GOES THE SPOON which doesn't look like a spoon at all. That's a bummer :(






One of Zeromus' attacks, which can be pretty nasty.








You can't tell, but the background starts moving in the opposite direction when he does this. It also makes this creepy noise, but it's a lot freakier in the GBA version. If you ask me, anyway :V
Also, I'm pretty sure this can also sap your HP like Virus does.




THERE GOES EXCALBUR I think.




Argh stupid HP draining adfkgjhd



There goes Rydia. SCREW YOU, VIRUS







This just means that he has removed buffs like Wall and Fast and stuff, not that you can't use magic. This confused me for a while, too :B




And Meteor means that he's nearing his death.



Suddenly...













His name disappears from the enemy list. As any FF fan should know, this means it's over.





PUFF THE MAGIC DRAAAGGOONNN LIIIIVED BYYYY THE SEEEEEAAAA



TRR...YRR...




The screen starts rumbling violently.








Everything is still.



Hahahahahaha I don't know why this cracks me up.






Edge for god's sake throwing spoons at people does not make you the pinnacle of evolution







This is actually very true. I ENDORSE THIS THEORY







I SWEAR, EDGE














This would be a little more moving if it had punctuation, but I'll take it!















FuSoYa: come on man shouldn't we go or something
Golbez: WAIT WAIT I THINK HE'S GONNA SAY IT



Golbez: okay fine i'll prompt him a little




Golbez: I'M REALLY GOING TO LEAVE NOW. WE MAY NEVER SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN.
FuSoYa: dude look give it up he's just ignoring you




FuSoYa: seriously man let's go
Golbez: wait wait hold on i think he's really going to do it this time







Golbez: hahahaha see i told you
FuSoYa: whatever man, just get it over with







Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy :>



And then we cut to the solar system, where everything zips around at a bajillion miles per hour. The intro to Epilogue comes in, here, and the rest of the song plays for the remainder of the final cutscene :D It's mainly just reprises of songs we've already heard. I dunno why, but I really love it when video games do that for the final song. It just... brings back a lot of memories, y'know?




OH, GREAT




The scrolling effect here is really weird. It's almost like you're looking in through the side of a box or something, if that makes sense. Dunno how else to describe it.












And the whale goes back into the seeeeeaaaaaaaa. GOODBYE, WHALE




Pretty sure the next part of the Epilogue starts up, here. This plays the entire time you visit all the characters and stuff.







Hahaha, oh Palom.






I MISSED THIS WHEN THEY WERE GONE







Yeah, that's about my reaction when I'm faced with homework












So wait, Chamberlain will worry if he stops dating girls?








Hehehehehe :D




CHASING GIRLS AGAIN WHY THE VERY NERVE
I really like Chamberlain a lot for some reason, I don't know why. Okay, self.









Except for the fangs.




Leviatan looks around after he says this. What.




Cecil: i'm not here, lol





YangWife runs all over the place at high speeds. I assume she is nervous.




WHERE IS HER THRONE?



WAY TO LISTEN TO YOUR WIFE, YANG





Oh, Yang. You haven't changed a bit :3





What.



Haha. Fabulous.









HMM, WHO COULD THAT BE ABOUT :D




Kids: OH YEAH, DEFINITELY. YEAH.









YAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY








Suddenly a fleet of airships fly over and drop a multitude of bombs on them





they're dead, lol



WHO SAW THIS COMING? ANYONE?












HEY IT'S KAI-- hahahahahaha oh my god that hair. YOU'RE AS BAD AS CECIL, KAIN.






I don't know why, but this is really depressing to me. It's even more sad in the GBA version... let's see...

"Cecil... Rosa...
I cannot bring myself to face you both. Not yet.
I must test myself as you did, Cecil, at Mt. Ordeals.
I will train until I have surpassed my father as a dragoon...
When that time comes... ...Then I shall return to Baron."

And... I don't know. I mean, you know he has to feel bad about being possessed, and you know he has to still feel torn up over Rosa. And with Cecil becoming king and making Rosa his queen... I dunno, I mean, he probably just feels really inadequate to say the least, y'know? Why else would he decide to run away to the mountains right before Cecil and Rosa's wedding?

I PROBABLY WOULDN'T CARE AS MUCH IF I HAVEN'T LOVED KAIN DEARLY FOR OVER A DECADE AND I'M PROBABLY THINKING ABOUT THIS TOO MUCH BUT IT'S JUST DEPRESSING TO ME OKAY SHUT UP




Next part of Epilogue starts uuuupppp




Heh, I like how he just randomly has a name.












...well, that was wrong on so many levels.

Moon: SCREW YOU GUYS I'M OUTTA HERE
xXlunarprincezzXx has left the room.
















I imagine this being said in a sort of clipped tone for some reason









DON'T TAKE ANY WOODEN NICKELS MAC OR YOU'LL BE OUTTA THE RITZ ON THE LAM BEFORE YA KNOWS IT



GOODBYE
I'M REALLY GONNA LEAVE, NOW






Edge: hey baby why dontcha ditch this loser and come with me





yaaaaaayyyyyyy :D





hehehehehe









Rosa bowed as well, she didn't snub him or anything :B




Palom comes zooming in like a jet. FSHOOOOM







Hahahahaha






I think he also talks to Rosa, but I can't remember.










He looks around the room and bows, but I zoned out and didn't get a shot. duhhh



Heheh, Edge.





She talks to Rosa for a really long time. GABBITY GABBITY





Hahahahahaaaaa



Well, I guess everyone's here. EXCEPT KAIN sob sob











okay wtf kind of bizarre wedding ceremony was that



I'LL MISS YOU GUYS D:



Anyway yaaaaayyyy last part of the Epilogue starts up.



FIRST NAMES AREN'T IMPORTANT



Yaaaaaay good ol' Nobuo Uematsu :> Didn't he stop doing music for the FF series semi-recently? I think I heard something about that.



You can tell the staff really enjoyed their text effects, here








THANKS YOU GUYS. Ted Woolsey did not have anything to do with this translation, despite what some people may claim.



I LOVE YOU MIYAMOTO AAAAA







I like how the "special thanks" list is longer than the staff list, wow XD



Awwwww. I miss Squaresoft so much it hurts. Now we have SquareEnix, pfffft.



GETTING CLOSER



WHAT THE OH GOD WHAT IS HAPPENING



NO NO GET AWAY



DON'T COME ANY CLOSER



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO




I LOVE YOU FINAL FANTASY I WISH I COULD STAY WITH YOU FOREVER

Aaaaand that's a wrap!

I really enjoyed doing this, and I hope everyone else had fun as well :D Thank you to everyone who left comments on these -- you guys are hilarious and great and your comments never fail to make my day. Also, thanks to all the lurkers who decided to pop out and say hi and everything. IT'S COOL TO KNOW THERE'S MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ENJOY READING THESE AND EVERYTHING.

Haha, this is coming out really stupidly. JUST... THANK YOU ALL, IS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY. I'm already wanting to do another game, but I should probably wait until 2008 (AKA a couple of months lol) because I have work I need to do :B I may do a voting post thing before then, though. We'll seeeeee

Oh yeah, and a couple of videos:
FFIV Ending (Part 1) - This starts when Cecil walks in the room to find Golbez and FuSoYa fighting Zemus and everything, soooo you get to see pretty much everything that happened in the past two updates :D
FFIV Ending (GBA Version) (Part 1) - So you can compare dialogue and stuff.
There's other videos on YouTube, obviously, but I'll let you guys poke through there yourselves :B

And now for some tea.

Edit: Oh yeah, we're going to Texas tomorrow and aren't coming back until Sunday, and I hate the computers there with a passion, so if I'm really late replying or anything then you know why :O
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