Don't worry Jeff, it blew my mind too.

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#1 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -
Phoenix Down.
 
Holy shit why did I never think of that before the Bombcast?
#2 Posted by natetodamax (19170 posts) -

What.

Online
#3 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

What.

#4 Posted by Yukoei (1878 posts) -

What.

#5 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

Signed, I guess? 
 
I didn't really catch it either. Mostly because "down" is a really specific way of saying "feather", and is a way not typically used unless you're talking about a type of pillow.

#6 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -

46:35 in this week's Bombcast, they're talking about Phoenix Down in FFXIII and how it's referred to as a "pile of feathers".
 
Phoenix Down. I never made the connection myself either.

#7 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6986 posts) -

My mind is not totally blown.

#8 Posted by Drebin_893 (2902 posts) -

I had the exact same reaction as Jeff at the exact same time as he did. My mind was just completely broken.

#9 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

I still don't get it. What else would a phoenix down be than a feather?

#10 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

As far as I recall, the revive animation of Final Fantasies VIII, IX and X even involves feathers.

#11 Posted by onimonkii (2429 posts) -

I don't know! I thought it was just some weird mistranslated term for like a reraise/resurrect or something before, never really put a whole lot of thought into it.

#12 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" I still don't get it. What else would a phoenix down be than a feather? "
'Down' is another word for feathers. Although it usually relates to those in pillows.
#13 Posted by L33tfella_H (901 posts) -

Wait, people never realized that the image used for Phoenix Down's was a Feather?
 
I never made the connection with the name though, touché, Square.

#14 Posted by raggedglory (217 posts) -

I shat bricks

#15 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Er, it's not that hard to comprehend

#16 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
@Meowayne said:
" 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.
#17 Posted by Joeyoe31 (820 posts) -

I'm more confused then blown.

#18 Posted by Delta_Ass (3255 posts) -

Black Hawk Down.
 
Oh my god.
 
MY MIND HAS NOW BEEN BLOWN TWICE

#19 Posted by NoDeath (798 posts) -
@Drebin_893 said:
" I had the exact same reaction as Jeff at the exact same time as he did. My mind was just completely broken. "
This. Exactly this.
#20 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1946 posts) -
@Whisperkill said:
"Er, it's not that hard to comprehend "

Truthfully, I'm a little dissapointed in Jeff and Ryan.
#21 Posted by c1337us (5751 posts) -

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.

#22 Posted by Rallier (1739 posts) -
@Ineedaname said:
" @Meowayne said:
" 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, my that was quite a revelation.
#23 Posted by Lowbrow (840 posts) -
@onimonkii said:
" Phoenix Down.
 
Holy shit why did I never think of that before the Bombcast? "
Same here. I though it was just a language barrier thing, when in reality, the Japanese obviously have a superior grasp of the English language.
#24 Posted by kitsune_conundrum (1202 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" Black Hawk Down.  Oh my god.  MY MIND HAS NOW BEEN BLOWN TWICE "
#25 Posted by torus (1096 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" Black Hawk Down.  Oh my god.  MY MIND HAS NOW BEEN BLOWN TWICE "
MY BRAIN IS FULL OF FUCK.
#26 Edited by GaspoweR (2805 posts) -

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.

#27 Posted by Rmack (1075 posts) -

I always thought it was a statement! As in, We have a Phoenix DOWN. It is DOWN!
 
Holy shit.

#28 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@onimonkii said:
" 46:35 in this week's Bombcast, they're talking about Phoenix Down in FFXIII and how it's referred to as a "pile of feathers".
 
Phoenix Down. I never made the connection myself either. "

#29 Posted by raiz265 (2233 posts) -
@Drebin_893 said:
" I had the exact same reaction as Jeff at the exact same time as he did. "
this 

i never played FF tho, so i dont really give a crap
#30 Posted by Mooshu (486 posts) -

Totally blew my mind away too. I always thought of it being a potion, and the name Phoenix Down being kind of an engrish way to elude to the rising/rebirth of a phoenix.

#31 Posted by gike987 (1750 posts) -

The animation for using Phoenix Down in some of the games is the characters throwing feathers. I thought it was pretty obvious.

#32 Posted by Mowgers (378 posts) -

Yeah. Feathers. Though, I like to think of it as a command, if you take phoenix as a euphemism for 'get off your ass'. 
"Phoenix, down?"

#33 Posted by Milkman (16526 posts) -

I always thought this was really obvious. I was way surprised that Jeff and Ryan hadn't realized this.

#34 Posted by ajamafalous (11848 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" I always thought this was really obvious. I was way surprised that Jeff and Ryan hadn't realized this. "
#35 Posted by Andorski (5191 posts) -

I just thought it was a play on words (e.g. Rising Phoenix).  Never knew that 'down' was another word for feathers... even after Jeff brought it up on the podcast.

#36 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -
@Delta_Ass said:
" Black Hawk Down.  Oh my god.  MY MIND HAS NOW BEEN BLOWN TWICE "
I think that might actually just refer to a Black Hawk Helicopter being out of commission, but I'm not sure.
#37 Posted by MrGetBonus (782 posts) -

My eyes have been opened! Makes me wonder what other things I haven't picked up on.

#38 Posted by ahoodedfigure (4238 posts) -

In the beginning I thought it was just another translation oddity.  I forget how I figured that out, exactly, but I guess since I'm a fan of the mythological phoenix, it sorta clicked.

#39 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

What is going on?

#40 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -

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.

#41 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

 
They mean down as in a down pillow, with feathers in it.
 
Phoenix Down, like Goose Down would be feathers of that animal, meaning a phoenix's feathers.

#42 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

You know what's truly shocking? Vinny was actually Rich Gallup all along!

#43 Posted by Falconer (1681 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" You know what's truly shocking? Vinny was actually Rich Gallup all along! "
So the man not only can literally be in two places at once, but also has two wives?
#44 Posted by Dalai (6997 posts) -
@LordAndrew said:
" You know what's truly shocking? Vinny was actually Rich Gallup all along! "
Wha? Fugetaboutit!
#45 Posted by Jeffsekai (7026 posts) -
@NoDeath said:
" @Drebin_893 said:
" I had the exact same reaction as Jeff at the exact same time as he did. My mind was just completely broken. "
This. Exactly this. "
me too oh my god lmao
#46 Posted by Brunchies (2484 posts) -

I'm stupid and I haven't played FFXIII  so I don't get what that means. 

#47 Posted by JackSukeru (5903 posts) -

Ha! I can simply blame my own failure to realize this on not being a native english speaker, thus failing to make the connection between "feathers" and "down" before thinking it through.

#48 Posted by Kraznor (1578 posts) -

I never thought of it either, and I've been playing Final Fantasy games for the better part of a decade. I do feel like an idiot now, but nice to see I'm not alone.

#49 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -
@raggedglory said:
" I shat bricks "
#50 Posted by TheLastNeo (437 posts) -

My mind was equally as blown.... crazy...

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