Occasionally, the most absurd Final Fantasy weapons are wielded by some of the best characters. This is to be expected with such a big franchise. As Final Fantasy grows, it gets more and more intricate to entertain the devoted fan base. This attention to detail lead to some pretty wild fan theories about what's really going on between the lines. And some of the more unconventional characters were even censored for American audiences.
At a certain point everything about the game franchise is a little fantastical, and that includes those trademark, ridiculous Final Fantasy weapons. Yeah sure, those odd swords are cool in video games, but in real life they'd be more likely to harm the person wielding them than anyone else.
And boy, are there sure a lot of these impractical weapons.
Wakka definitely cuts his hands to ribbons when he catches World Champion.
Pinwheel is a children's toy that pokes enemies in their eyes.
Cloud may be a super soldier, but even he falls over after swinging the Buster Sword.
Sephiroth's Masamune should break in half under its own weight.
Fire Whip is permanently on fire. What could go wrong there?
Nobody is safely shuffling Reaper's spiky tarot cards.
Lightning's Omega Weapon looks nothing like a blade.
There's no way Auron doesn't accidentally catch his hand on Masamune's pointy hilt.
There is no way the Gunblade's vibration doesn't give Squall carpal tunnel.
Swinging around the Rod of Thorns is only fun until Vanille hooks one of her party members.
The Sword of Kings' decorative dip and hand guard block the actual blade from hitting an enemy.
The Wave Shamshir Blade is so curved it hits the wielder.
Tournesol is thin, weirdly shaped, and pointy in all the wrong places.
The Treaty Blade is filled with actual holes.