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03-19-2017, 02:18 PM,
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Musical Themes for Characters 0E and 0F
At first I was opposed to adding extra characters to the party roster, however after seeing many of the hacks that have been created by this community, I've come around to the idea. With MMMMMagic 2.0, Guest Adder, Replaces Possess Command, and Equipable Umaro, all that's needed is a small hack to give everyone a desperation attack and some event editing to recruit them and properly place them in Kefka's tower and you are good to go.

Of course there's more to a character than that. They need to be plot relevant and they need a theme. We can even use there themes as to give them a special ending after the end credits roll. I'm sure there is a lot of great music already present on the Vanilla game that could serve as character themes for new party members and I've locked down one for my patch all ready. I just need some suggestions for a second one.

The one character for this that I've figured out for sure is Banon. His arc is left totally unresolved and unaddressed. His health/pray command can be easily inserted into a spell menu to expand his skillet later in the game. Finally, The Returners can easily be used as his personal musical theme.

The next best character in my opinion is not Leo. Bringing him back undermines not only his death, but Cid, Rachel, and Daryl's as well.

I honestly believe that the next best character is Biggs. Biggs makes slightly more sense than Wedge because like their namesakes Wedge dies and Biggs survives. He is also established characters with a full sprite sheet and Portrait. I honestly have no idea what to give him for a musical theme.

That said, with Catone's Expanded Battle Sprite patch there are a couple other people that make sense as well. Cid and Arvis come immediately to mind.

I'd really love to hear your suggestions for what characters make sense to you and what you think their musical themes should be. Please share them.
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03-19-2017, 09:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 03-19-2017, 09:06 PM by Madsiur.)
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RE: Musical Themes for Characters 0E and 0F
I agree, I'm a bit tired of people wanting to realize their childhood fantasy of reviving Leo. That been said, Biggs is a good idea. I don't see much other FF6 characters that could fit maybe except Arvis or creating a new one from scratch. I could see Biggs with the Red Wings theme from FF4 (available in the song data list). It may sound cheesy but would be a breath of fresh air compared to the imperial song of FF6.

I don't really have other idea. The most original thing would be to incorporate a new character never seen with his own music theme but this does require skills in spriting, music and require a bit of event coding (which you'll have to do anyway probably).

The Expanded Battle Sprite patch might be a bit overkill, the expansion can be easily done manually for a single spritesheet but both options work.


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03-20-2017, 03:00 AM,
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(03-19-2017, 09:05 PM)Madsiur Wrote: I agree, I'm a bit tired of people wanting to realize their childhood fantasy of reviving Leo. That been said, Biggs is a good idea. I don't see much other FF6 characters that could fit maybe except Arvis or creating a new one from scratch. I could see Biggs with the Red Wings theme from FF4 (available in the song data list). It may sound cheesy but would be a breath of fresh air compared to the imperial song of FF6.

I don't really have other idea. The most original thing would be to incorporate a new character never seen with his own music theme but this does require skills in spriting, music and require a bit of event coding (which you'll have to do anyway probably).

The Expanded Battle Sprite patch might be a bit overkill, the expansion can be easily done manually for a single spritesheet but both options work.

I love Final Fantasy IV, and including the Red Wings as an additional song is actually a fantastic idea. You took an idea that I was iffy about and made it feel strong by setting it to music. Thank you. My idea was to have a scene with Biggs and Wedge shunted off to a remote area of the world after their initial encounter with Tritoch. Wedge would be mortally wounded and with no armor, supplies, food, or shelter they would have to endure the elements and fight for survival. Biggs would be fused with his armor essentially giving him the Magitek command without needing the armor. The desperate situation would lead to some character developing arguments that reveal their true feelings regarding the espers, enslaving Terra, and how they themselves have been enslaved by the empire.
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03-21-2017, 06:53 AM,
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RE: Musical Themes for Characters 0E and 0F
(03-19-2017, 02:18 PM)Timbo Wrote: Biggs makes slightly more sense than Wedge because like their namesakes Wedge dies and Biggs survives.

Not to nitpick (ok, yeah, to nitpick) you've got it backwards. Wedge Antilles goes on to be a significant recurring character in the EU and major force with the Rogue Squadron while Biggs dies in the battle with the first Death Star.
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RE: Musical Themes for Characters 0E and 0F
(03-21-2017, 06:53 AM)B-Run Wrote:
(03-19-2017, 02:18 PM)Timbo Wrote: Biggs makes slightly more sense than Wedge because like their namesakes Wedge dies and Biggs survives.

Not to nitpick (ok, yeah, to nitpick) you've got it backwards. Wedge Antilles goes on to be a significant recurring character in the EU and major force with the Rogue Squadron while Biggs dies in the battle with the first Death Star.

Oh my Science. I mixed the two up. I should have known better. I'm kind of obsessed with Star Wars.
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