“Dead Fantasy” is the ultimate in video game fan service.

Some of the greatest Geek Philosophy questions center around such crucial issues as whether the Millennium Falcon would win in a fight against the Starship Enterprise or if Spiderman has any chance of kicking Superman’s ass. Geeks have debated such weighty issues for years, yours truly being among them, and for most of those years we’ve had to be content with letting the scenarios play out in our imaginations. Wouldn’t it be cool, we’d often marvel, if we could actually set up a situation where such a scenario could play out? Yeah, dude, that’d be awesome!

Well at least one fellow has taken that challenge on himself. His great Geek Philosophy question is one that I’m sure many a video gamer has wondered about: Who would win in a fight between the women of the Final Fantasy series and the women of the Dead or Alive series. That fellow goes by the moniker of Monty Oum and he calls his work in progress Dead Fantasy I-V. He’s already finished the first two films in the series and I somehow missed seeing the first one when it was released last October and part two was released today. Together they add up to almost 15 minutes of anime-style butt kicking meaning there’s nothing at all realistic about the action taking place. It’s totally ridiculous, but works within the confines of the world of video games and is arguably one of the better fan tributes I’ve seen so far:

And part two:

As silly as these are I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I found myself giggling like an idiot while watching them. I’ve played many of the games in both series so I’m familiar with the characters and I have to say that it’s a fine Geek Philosophy question to ponder. There’s still three more episodes before we’ll find out who the final victors are and, if the pace of development stays the same, they’re some distance off in the future. That’s OK, though. Gives us geeks time to sit around and ponder the question deeply like some sort of basement dwelling monks.

5 thoughts on ““Dead Fantasy” is the ultimate in video game fan service.

  1. That is probably the coolest thing I think I have ever seen.

    Few questions…

    Is there last FF girl to come supposed to be Sora from Kingdom Hearts? Since when is that FF?

    Also who is the FF girl with the wings? I know she must be from FF8 because of the gunblade but I haven’t played that one so am not quite sure.

  2. But, but, why are they fighting?  Can’t they learn to love one another and live in peace?

  3. Walker, the girl with the key-blades is Kairi from the Kingdom Hearts games. Not sure if you’ve ever played KH, but there was lots of crossover with Final Fantasy characters in it so you could stretch it and say it fits. The girl with the wings is Rinoa from Final Fantasy VIII.

    What’s interesting is that you didn’t seem to notice that the woman with the huge hammer was Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series and not even remotely connected to either the FF or DoA series. Monty explained that he was trying to stick to characters that had weapons as part of their profile. There’s plenty of FF characters that use weapons and only a few DoA ones that do so he started including characters from other series.

    As to why they have to fight, Zilch, all I can say is that’s yet another Geek Philosophy question.

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