Despair - To be forgotten is worse than death.
- —Freya's quote
Freya Crescent is a playable character from Final Fantasy IX. She is Burmecian, a race of anthropomorphic rats who live in two cities, Burmecia and Cleyra. She hails from Burmecia, but left several years ago in search of her lost love, Sir Fratley. Zidane meets her in Lindblum just before the Festival of the Hunt. In the Japanese version Freya speaks archaically. She speaks in "roujingo/老人語" (sociolect of elderly people), which was used in Edo-era Tokyo and is similar to modern-day Hiroshima dialect. Freya is Zidane's old friend whom she has met on several occasions on her quest to find her lost love. While in Lindblum, Zidane meets her in a pub, teasing her by pretending to not remember her name.
Freya's job class is a Dragon Knight, and she uses abilities typical to that job class. She has high physical stats and low magic stats. When she first joins the party, she is in the back row by default. Freya specializes in killing dragon-type enemies. She can equip spears and heavy armor. Her ultimate weapon is found in a hidden chocobo treasure on the Forgotten Continent.
Not counting characters who can change job classes, Freya is the first playable female Dragoon in the series, with only two others taking this role after her: Oerba Yun Fang from Final Fantasy XIII and Barbara from Final Fantasy Dimensions. (More...)
Screenshot of Captain Madison releasing his Kraken from Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Captain Madison is the leader of the Crimson Reapers, the band of pirates occupying Sastasha Seagrot in Western La Noscea before being defeated by the adventurers early in the story. Before the Seagrot falls, the pirates are allied with the Sahagin tribe, and the Sahagin primal Leviathan punishes Madison's men for their defeat by resurrecting them as horrid sea monsters. The adventurers are again called in to defeat the fiends, but before they are able to retake Sastasha, Madison summons his pet Kraken — an allusion to the Internet meme derived from Zeus's famous line in the film Clash of the Titans — in a last-ditch effort to overcome the party. However, the party slays the Kraken and captures the Seagrot.
Comical references to popular culture are a staple of the A Realm Reborn localization. Sastasha's hard mode also includes several allusions to Pirates of the Caribbean; for example, Kraken utilizes attacks called Stranger Tides and World's End.