Indoctrination as Final Fantasy trope

Here’s one for you… That guy Kefka? He was Cid’s first experimental Magitek knight. But the process wasn’t perfect yet. Something snapped in Kefka that day…

Citizen of Vector City

As I’ve mentioned before, in Western art culture magic refers to control of human perception. So it’s a minor extension to say that magic infusion can be an effective metaphor for indoctrination, particularly with reference to training soldiers.

This sheds a new light on the following plot points:

1. Magic-infused technology in FF3
2. Magic-infused soldiers in FF3
3. Magic-infused PMO (SOLDIER) in FF7
4. Magic-infused black mages used as shock troops by Alexandria in FF9

Here’s another brief essay I did at the new RightOps site.

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2 Responses to Indoctrination as Final Fantasy trope

  1. Heaviside says:

    Physical used bookstores are good for the weird.

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