Random: Square Enix Almost Made Its Final Fantasy X Protagonist A Plumber

Final Fantasy X
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Nintendo’s Super Mario is used to some friendly competition when it comes to video games, but not so much in the plumbing business. However, this would have been different if Square Enix had gone ahead with its original plans for: Final Fantasy X.

Speak with famitsuThe game’s writer Kazushige Nojima shared how the original idea was to make protagonist Tidus a plumber so that the team had an excuse to get him in the water:

“To get the character into the water, there was a time before the original plan when Tidus would become an underwater plumber”

The character designer, Tetsuya Nomura, went on to draw illustrations for Tidus as a plumber until he was turned into a “Blitzball” player (a water sport in this particular entry). The only traces of his plumber heritage that eventually remained were his overalls.

The decision to make Tidus an athelte also made him quite unique among other Final Fantasy main characters.

If you want to see how different the final version of Tidus is, you can check out the Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster on the Nintendo Switch. We praised it as a remarkable collection.

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