Final Fantasy is one of the most iconic and beloved video game series in the world. Since its inception, its titles have adopted names, themes, and stories from across global mythology, including the beliefs of the Vikings. This book embarks on a detailed exploration of how Norse lore in particular influenced the writing and design of Final Fantasy VII - arguably the most critically acclaimed of the franchise - and its wider Compilation.
Why is Midgar the political center of the planet, and Nibelheim the home of Cloud Strife? How are the Odin Materia, the Rune Blade, and Vincent Valentine connected? What are the parallels between Ragnarök and the fall of the Shinra Corporation? These questions and many more will be examined and answered by award-winning community author M.J. Gallagher. Suitable for newcomers and enthusiasts alike.
Audiobook read by Liam Mulvey. This work is presented as a tribute to the metaseries Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. The author proposes that the speculative comparisons between Norse mythology and the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII are unique, and uses original thinking and analysis to interpret the inspirations, context, and content of the metaseries. The book has not been approved, licensed, or sponsored by any entity or person involved in creating or producing Final Fantasy video games, films, or publications.