Don't worry Jeff, it blew my mind too.
Being that Final Fantasy VII was the only FF I played before XIII and even then, not all that much of it I can't say I made the connection because I hadn't thought about it that much. But as soon as I heard it I was like of course it is whats the big deal. My mind was hardly blown.
" @Meowayne said:I'm on the same boat, my that was quite a revelation." I still don't get it. What else would a phoenix down be than a feather? "Most people (Including me) made an assumption it was referring to the characters state of being downed. "
I'm on the same boat. Now it totally makes sense that in the FF "multi"-verse (insert "The One" reference here ) that they use the feathers from the "down" of a phoenix to revive a person. It's a better sounding name than "Phoenix Feather", at least.
Haha I just thought it was a fancy name for 'Life potion' when I played VII, but I kinda figured when I got to that bit at Mt Corel where you look in that nest and there's loads of phoenix feathers (baby phoenixes? Can't remember...), and you get a load of phoenix downs. I put two and two together then.
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