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The following is list of allusions in the original Final Fantasy. Despite being the first game of the series, upon being re-released on many platforms, the newer versions have some references to the other game in the series.

Final Fantasy seriesEdit

Final Fantasy IVEdit

Final Fantasy VEdit

Final Fantasy VIEdit

Final Fantasy IXEdit

Random namesEdit

In the Dawn of Souls and the Anniversary Edition, the four Warriors of Light may have random names from the game's database. Many of the names are referred to characters and locations from other Final Fantasy games.

White Mage
Black Mage
  • Delila - A character from Final Fantasy III.
  • Gilles - A minor character from the town of Amur in Final Fantasy III.
  • Gungho - A friend of Strago Magus from Final Fantasy VI.
  • Homac - One of the elders of Ur from Final Fantasy III.
  • Kokkol - The legendary blacksmith from Final Fantasy IV.
  • Koko - A female chocobo from Final Fantasy V.
  • Nina - The adoptive mother of the Onion Knights from Final Fantasy III, adoptive mother of Luneth and Arc in the remake version.
  • Stella - Bartz Klauser's mother from Final Fantasy V.
  • Topapa - One of the elders of Ur from Final Fantasy III.
  • Zok - A friend of King Tycoon from Final Fantasy V.
Red Mage

Other gamesEdit

The Legend of Zelda seriesEdit

  • In Elfheim the player can find a gravestone with text "Here lies Link". Link is the hero of the Zelda series of games, who resembles an elf.

Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior) seriesEdit

  • In the NES version, the gravestone in Elfheim/Elfland town reads, "Here lies Erdrick". Erdrick was the Western name of the hero Loto in the first trilogy of the series. Square and Enix were competitors in the NES era.

Dungeons & DragonsEdit

  • Many enemies are modeled directly after their counterparts in Dungeons & Dragons.
    • In Dungeons & Dragons and other fantasy role-playing games, a Death Knight is a mighty warrior animated as an undead creature by the gods of death, evil deities, demon lords, or other malevolent forces.
    • Notably the Evil Eye had to be censored to avoid a lawsuit.

Real worldEdit

Anime and mangaEdit

  • It is possible that Bikke is named after the main character of Chiisana Viking Bikke (the Japanese title of Vicky the Viking).
  • The Flying Fortress is likely inspired by the Studio Ghibli movie Castle in the Sky, where a mythical flying castle of an ancient civilization and a crystal used to uncover its location are the central elements of the story.