Final Fantasy IV Translation Comparison: Mysidia 3

Wishing High

There’s not much new happening in Mysidia just yet, but the elder does have something new to say:

Japanese Version (basic translation)English Translation
Palom and Porom have….!Palom and Porom…!
I see…. So those two were able to surpass me in the end….I see… They fulfilled their destiny…

The English translation changes his line entirely. I honestly can’t think of a good explanation for this change, it’s pretty strange.

Also, for reference, there’s a nuance in the Japanese line that surpassing him was a good thing. I’m not really sure how turning themselves into stone equates to surpassing him, though. Maybe in terms of resolve?

Finally, the original Japanese line displays all this text here over the course of two text windows for dramatic effect. In comparison, the English translation plops all the text onto one text window, similar to other instances that we’ve seen in the translation.

The English version means he knew they would turn themselves into stone? Meaning he willingly let some kids end their lives?The English version means he knew they would turn themselves into stone? Meaning he willingly let some kids end their lives?

The fan translation translates this line as:

Palom and Porom!

I see…but did Fate intend for them to sacrifice themselves…?

So we see that this isn’t really a translation, but an attempt to prettify the text that was in the official English release.