I noticed that the FF franchise is fond of using stars and the night sky for its romances so here’s the examples.
The first mention I can think of is in FFVI in The Opera. A war breaks and Maria and Draco were separated from each other.The West was defeated, and Maria’s castlecame under Eastern control.Maria, forced into marriage bythe Eastern Prince Ralse,does not abandon her feelings for Draco,but thinks of her lover each nightas she watches the skies…
There are a few versions of the lyrics but the one translated literally from the Japanese is this one:
My beloved, are you going to a distant place?
And we just pledged eternal love…
Through sad times and hard times,
I’ll think of that shooting star as you.
Now we go to the ever controversial FFVII. When Cloud was young he facies Tifa and to be noticed by her he declared to him that he would join Soldier. Impressed by this, Tifa asked him to promise her to help him whenever she’s in a pinch. Cloud agrees and hold his promise. The scene is like this:
That night the stars were gorgeous. It was just Cloud and I. We talked at the well…
A shooting star appeared at the end of the scene.
Before the final battle, Cloud and Tifa spend the night together and revealed their feeling for each other. Though the scene doesn’t have actual stars visible, they’re mentioned again:
In the iconic ballroom dancing scene, before Rinoa asked for a dance, a shooting star appeared. Also at the end we can see Squall and Rinoa standing against the glass ceiling with the night sky.
At the ending this is mirrored with Rinoa signing “one” with her finger then the two of them sharing a kiss.
Yuna goes to the Macalania spring and after revealing to Tidus how this pilgrimage had taken its toll on her, she cries. Tidus comforts her with kisses in a dreamy underwater sequence. Now let’s see the time when it takes place.
Hello there moon and not very visible stars!
Well I think the intent was to mimic the stars using the lights in the spring and boy was it beautiful! Simply breathtaking. The music playing “Isn’t it Wonderful?” also incorporated stars and the moon.
The moon, a shaking heart in an unsteady mirror
The stars, gentle tears in an overflowing stream
The moon, a heart flowing in the clouded mirror
The stars, broken and swaying, like tears unable to be hidden.
Now we forward again to FFXIII, Serah and Snow spend the night together on their flying vehicle, they eventually kiss with the fireworks all around them.
The theme song of FFXIII “Eternal Love” has lyrics that also refer to the night sky:In order that my love with you would be foreverI swear to the night sky, that these hands, would not part againBecause I don’t want to part with my love with youI swear to the night sky, that these hands, would not part again
And fast forward in the the distant future we will get FFXIII Versus with the somewhat very obvious official couple Noctis and Stella.
Yes there are no stars in this cutscene, and I never found anything. However…
And this goes into a full circle with what FFVI’s song. Here’s another version that is my personal favorite:I’m the darkness, you’re the starlightShining brightly from afar.Through hours of despair, I offer this prayerTo you, my evening star.
Continuity, it’s a beautiful thing.
Ludwig van Beethoven when he was young (Wikipedia) aaaaaaaand…..
Matthew Macfadyen in Pride and Prejudice.
Mr. Darcy was REAL!