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"The End", also known as "Fin", is a common phrase used at the end of numerous works of fiction, including many Final Fantasy games after defeating the final boss. The ending screen is usually a black background with bold text "The End".
There is no input generated while in this screen and so one of the options can be to punch in a special code for a minigame like in Final Fantasy IX, or to turn off the system. After a few minutes, the "Prelude" plays, and in some cases in the early games a star field will scroll out of the screen.
- See also: Game Over (Term)
Appears in a colorful background with lakes and forests pitted against a partly cloudy blue sky. In both the Dawn of Souls and Origins versions, it instead appears in the classic starry field screen.
Appears on a black background together with a blue orb. In the Origins version, appears in a space type setting, and in the Dawn of Souls version, an even more vibrant space setting.
Appears in the classic star field. In the 3D remake for Nintendo DS, PSP and smartphones, it usually appears only on a black screen, written as "fin".
Also appears in the classic star field. In the DS version, appears on a black screen on the bottom while Kluya, Cecilia Harvey, and Theodore are staring at the moon on the top screen. The iOS/Android version is usually the same, but on a single screen, with a different typeface.
Appears on a black screen surrounded by theater curtains. In the smartphone remake it only appears on the black screen. The typeface is the same as from Final Fantasy IV for iOS/Android.
Appears in front of a star field. In the Anthology rerelease, it is followed by an FMV.
Appears on a black screen only. In the Anthology rerelease, it too is followed by a FMV.
The End does not appear at all in the ending. The End screen is simply a repeating pattern of flying stars.
Appears surrounded by a pair of wings. Final Fantasy VIII appears beneath and 1998 Square below that. After a few seconds, the screen is cleared to black. Also, one of Selphie's Limit Breaks is called "The End", which can defeat any foe (even bosses and those immune to instant death, but not the undead).
The minigame Blackjack is playable while the The End screen is shown by entering the following sequence:
"The End" appears between a white symmetrical type symbol featuring the Yevon and Jecht symbols on a black screen. "To Zanarkand" plays in the background. The symbols in Yevon script are A and Z of the alphabet, but they have additional meaning in the world of Final Fantasy X as the symbols representing Yu Yevon and Sin, respectively, and are the sort of "alpha and omega" used by Yevon faith.
Appears on a black background with a symbol which looks like a wave shaped into half a heart and seagulls flying in place of the missing half, akin to the theme of water of Final Fantasy X. It is followed by the player's statistics as well as a New Game+ option. If the player receives the Perfect Ending or "Monkey ending" then "The End" appears against the background of the Zanarkand sunset before fading to the black background with the water symbol. If receiving the Perfect Ending, the player is also presented with the message "Thank you for playing". "The End" is also the name of a Garment Grid in the game.
Appears on a simple black background, after all the credits roll.
Appears on a starry field on the bottom with the Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings logo at the top.
It appears on white screen featuring the crystallized Cocoon. "The End" subtitle is written in italics.
The classic "The End" is replaced by a "To Be Continued" in this game as opposed to other entries in the Final Fantasy series. The reason for this, besides the storyline to be concluded in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, is to force the player to replay some areas with Paradox Scope fragment skill switched on and discover paradox endings.
Appears on a black screen after the end of the credits and before the "Epilogue" FMV. "The End" is written in plain Times New Roman format with a crystalline texture.
Simply appears as The End at the bottom right of a black background.
It was called Fin, an abbreviation of "Finis", which is Latin for "End", instead. The letters are white while the background is black. After the appearance, it will go straight to the main menu and the player may continue to the alternate plot. It appears after the song "Fulfilled Dream Segment" is finished.
Following Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, "Fin" was also used, in front of the artwork of the Grimoire of the Rift.
Following the ending credits and the epilogue text, the kanji (完, Kan?) appears, which is used in its singular appearance to represent "The End".
Appears on a screen with a seedling of the Mana Tree growing in sunlight.
There is no "The End" at the end of the game, instead, the phrase "See you again!" is displayed.
The word "The End" appears in between two Pillar of Sky on the starry night sky.
At the end of the credits, all the words will appear in capital letters spelling "The End" on the white screen along with the copyright information right below it.
"Fin" is presented in the game's ending FMV, by the fairy who appeared at the beginning of the game as she bids farewell to the player.
Appears as a bold The End text floating among stars, as a nod toward the traditional Final Fantasy The End screen.
Dissidia 012's ending cinematic is the same as the original Dissidia.