Episode I
"They were clearly out of ideas"

Golbez is obviously one tough cookie, but I don't think anyone expected him to have the power to survive solely through his severed hand. Not only does he continue to live through it, he also displays that he is able to talk with it, walk with it, dim the lights in the room with it, and worst yet: steal the crystal and dissapear with it!

Honestly, if this twist came as a surprise to you, you need to get out more.

This sounds like a really great idea, but it's really your only option since there is absolutely no where else you can go in the underworld on foot.

Before you take off, make some conversation.

Something tells me that this is not a very secure password.

And of course:

Kind words, really.

Once you're gotten your fill of dwarves head off toward the Tower of Bab-il.

*Screenshot not pictured to scale!

The Tower of Bab-il is exactly like the Tower of Zot making it highly uninteresting to go through, however, at the end you will get to face off against Dr. Frankenstein and his Monster so hang in there!

You said it!

What? Did you think I was kidding about this? I wouldn't get your hopes up for nothing. Don't be frightened by the appearance of this boss, after all, the battle is easier than it would be for Mary Shelley to sue Squaresoft.

To avoid a lawsuit, in Final Fantasy IV, Dr. Frankenstein magically turns into a mechanical skeleton that likes to poison you.


But just when you think you've bested the rip off, he's got another cliché up his sleeve!

Dwarves, Biblical towers, Frankenstein, Robot Skeletons, and Super Cannons all in a half hour of gameplay.


Silly girl, dwarves are always in danger. They're dwarves! You had better hurry and stop the cannon anyway, Giott was a nice guy after all.

I think it's safe to say Cecil just got moated.

The good thing is that whenever someone says there is absolutely no way to do something in an RPG it usually means it is entirely possible, and about to happen.

Even if it means someone had to sacrifice themselves. *gasp*

No need, living is something human beings do by default.

...Unless, of course, you happen to be Yang right now

(This is the first time I've used "moated" since Jr. High, I swear)