Hey there everyone, how's it going!? So then, there's something that's been in my mind recently, and it's something that I thought I'd share with you all!
When it comes to Final Fantasy X characters in the Kingdom Hearts series, when I played KHII for the first time back in 2006, I hadn't played Final Fantasy X yet, so the characters themselves and references to their games were lost on me, ya know? But, fast forward to just earlier this year, or I believe it was late last year, and I finally got around to playing X and X-2! With the knowledge these games provided me, there's a neat little theory I wanted to throw in here!
Okay, so at the end of Final Fantasy X, Tidus basically dies, and he's nowhere to be found in X-2. What I believe is that Tidus as we see him in Kingdom Hearts is actually a reincarnation, reborn after the battle against Sin in FFX, which explains why he's a tyke and Auron is his adult self!
As for Auron, I believe that he was in the Underworld because his soul maybe wandered off while being sent to the Farplane, and Hades ended up claiming this soul for his own! When we get Auron's statue in our second visit to Olympus Coliseum, we hear glimpses of Auron's past, and having played through FFX, this is a direct reference to the pilgrimage he went on with Jecht and Brasca! So that's another neat little thing to add on there! During the credits in KHII, we see Auron finally going in peace as he fades away, probably finally being able to make it into the Farplane!
As for Yuna, Rikku and Paine, they remained adventuring throughout Spira and apparently, all the way to Radiant Garden as the Gullwings, but for some reason they shrunk in size! And also, might Yuna have come to peace with the fact that Tidus is gone? That's a mystery!
So basically, this is sort of my take on the FFX characters we see in KHII! The reason we probably haven't seen Jecht is because he's already dead, as he was Sin, after all! The only thing that throws this all off is the fact that Wakka is presented as a young boy as well, and we all know he didn't die in X-2, as he's married to Lulu and they have a baby boy! So that's the only thing that throws this all off!
ALSO, I KNOW THAT FF CHARACTERS IN KINGDOM HEARTS DO NOT FOLLOW THE EXACT SAME STORY ELEMENTS AS IN THE FF GAMES THEY APPEAR IN! I know that their stories are essentially changed in order to fit the Kingdom Hearts Universe, but I thought it would be interesting to find some connections with me having played X/X-2 and all!
Like I said, I know the FF characters in KH aren't the exact same as their original counterparts, but I found this fun!